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Teen Reading Challenge BONUS Party Tonight

May 14, 2010


So, the BONUS party for the Teen Reading Challenge participants is tonight at Fairmount from 6-9.  Pizza, pop, ice cream, video games, and crafts all while the library is closed…need I say more?!  Show up!  You earned it…wahoo!

Way To Go, DPL Teens!

February 6, 2010

You did it!!!  At last night’s Quad City Teen Reading Challenge Party, hosted by the Bettendorf Public Library, it was announced that Team Davenport won for the team with the ‘highest average of minutes read’…say what?!?  Way to go, DPL Teens! 

You know…that means we’re going to have to throw that party we’ve been promising if you were to ever win the Challenge…cuz you won!  Awesomesauce.  Party details coming soon…

We’re very proud of all the teen participants and the time they spent reading for this year’s Challenge.  The teens from Moline won the big title for ‘highest total minutes read.’  And Rock Island Public Library won the ‘special accomplishment award’ for their extra efforts in promoting the 2010 Teen Reading Challenge.  Go Teams!

If you missed last night’s Teen Reading Challenge Party you missed a sugary good time, complete with sprinkles and video games on top.  Oh, and I forgot to mention the cool origami earrings you could make.  Oh, and the glow-in-the-dark ice creams spoons, too.  Oh, and the nachos with extra cheese.  Oh, and the Beatles Rock Band.  Oh, and the free goodies.  Yeah, free.  Oh, and the gift cards we handed out as prizes.  Oh, and the warm soda–that everyone drank anyways.  Oh, and the duct tape crafts.  Oh, and the face paints.  Oh, and the mini-megaphones.  Oh, and if you missed out on participating in the 15th Annual Teen Reading Challenge, well, there’s always next year…until then…keep reading.


15th Annual Teen Reading Challenge

January 11, 2010

Chill Out & ReadThe 15th Annual Teen Reading Challenge has begun!  Pick up your reading log today at either 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…let’s do this!

penguins readingThis year’s program runs from Jan 10, 2010-Jan. 30, 2010.  The logs must be turned in by Feb. 2, 2010.  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 did I mention a party?  Party.  Teens who read 250 minutes or more will be invited to the Teen Reading Challenge Party at the Bettendorf Public Library on Friday, the 5th.  And they 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.

winter party

One more thing…if the DPL teens win this Challenge, they get to have an overnight lock-in at the library.  Time to get your read on!