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The Teen Reading Challenge is almost over!!

October 18, 2013


Don’t forget, Saturday October 19th (TOMORROW!) is the last day of the Teen Reading Challenge!  Be sure to turn in your log books at any of our three locations.  You’ll get a prize and an invite to the Teen Reading Challenge Party, which will be next Friday night at the Rock Island Public Library.  Keep your fingers crossed that Team Davenport will emerge victorious this year!!

It’s Teen Read Week!

October 14, 2013



It’s that time of year again!  ALA’s Teen Read Week is going on NOW!  What are you reading this week?

And don’t forget, you can vote for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten now through Saturday October 19th.  Which of the nominees was your favorite YA book of the year?  (Code Name Verity gets my vote)

Last but not least, if you haven’t picked up a reading log for the Teen Reading Challenge, there’s still time!  Stop by any of our three locations to find one.  Keeping track of your minutes will get you cool prizes, an invite to the big party, and possible bragging rights for Team Davenport!

 *Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

2013 Teen Reading Challenge

September 30, 2013


It’s that time of year again! The QC libraries are taking part in the annual Teen Reading Challenge. We want to see which library’s teens can read the most minutes! As always, it’s super easy to participate: all you have to do is keep track of how many minutes you read from today through October 19th. Reading 250 minutes will not only get you a super cool prize, it will also get you an invite to the Teen Reading Challenge Party! This year it will be at the Rock Island Public Library on October 25th, and we’ll be enjoying food, games, crafts, and a costume contest.

Feel like you could read 250 minutes like it’s nothing? Great!! Reading more minutes will get you entries into drawings for more prizes at the party! Plus, reading more gives Team Davenport a better chance of winning the challenge. To get started, visit any of our three libraries and pick up a reading log. Go Team Davenport!

*Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association


Teen Reading Challenge Results

February 8, 2011

The Teen Reading Challenge results are in:

Highest total minutes read:  Team Rock Island

Highest average minutes read:  Team LeClaire

Special Accomplishment Award:  Team Scott County (They had 80 participants!  80!)

Congrats to all the teens across the QC-Area who participated in this year’s Teen Reading Challenge.  It’s always awesome to see so many teens supporting their libraries and read, read, reading.  DPL tried really, really hard this year to go for the big win but we just didn’t quite make it.  Perhaps next year will be our year! 

The good news for us is that we get to eat all the leftovers from the final party at tonight’s Teen Volunteer Council meeting.  Teen volunteers are powered by ice cream and sprinkles right?!

TVC meets tonight from 5:30-7:30 at the Fairmount Branch.

Teen Reading Challenge Party is now!

February 4, 2011

Okay, well, almost.  It’s tonight at the Eastern Avenue Branch from 6-7:30.  If you read 250+ minutes show up with a friend and get ready for some fun.  We’ll have four giant screens for videogaming, tons of crafts, free food and drinks, and lots of teens from around the area to hang with.  Plus, you can win prizes. 

See you soon?  Yes, please.

Turn in your logs, PEOPLE!

January 28, 2011

Time to put that speed reading into high gear.  The Teen Reading Challenge ends tomorrow!  So finish your books, record your minutes, and get those reading logs turned in at the library by Tuesday, Feb. 1st. 

Oh, and remember this:  If you read 250+ minutes you’ll receive an invitation to the Teen Reading Challenge PaRtY!  This year we get to host the fun…wahoo!  The party will be Friday, Feb. 4th, at the Eastern Ave. Branch from 6-7:30. Prizes, video games, crafts, ice cream, sprinkles…need we say more?!

Please let this video be your Happy Friday reading inspiration…

2011 Teen Reading Challenge

January 7, 2011







The 16th Annual Teen Reading Challenge begins this Sunday!  Pick up your reading log today at any Davenport Public Library location.  The Teen Reading Challenge is an event sponsored by the Quad City Area Public Libraries.  This unique winter reading program asks teens to join their home library team and “compete” against other area public libraries to see who can read the most.  Come on DPL teens, show us what you’ve got this year! 

The 2011 program runs from Sunday, January 9th through Saturday, January 29th.  The logs must be turned in by Tuesday, Feb. 1st.  To participate visit your local library and pick up a log.  Just keep track of the number of minutes you read (books, magazines, newspapers, and even books for school!) on the provided log and turn it in when you’re done.  It’s really that easy! 

Oh, and there will also be a party for the teens who read 250 minutes or more.  Yep, if you read 250+ minutes you’ll receive an invitation to the Teen Reading Challenge Party at Davenport’s Eastern Ave. Library on Friday, Feb. 4th from 6-7:30pm.  And you get to bring a friend, as well!  There will be video games to play, scrapbooking activities, duct tape crafts, free food, drinks, and lots of prizes to give away.  Read, read, read, read!