Archive for the ‘Summer Reading Program’ Category

Teen Craft Monday: Altered Page Poetry

June 10, 2013

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Today’s Teen Craft is Altered Page Poetry!  We’ll provide the pages and the markers, and you’ll be the poets!  Come try it out at the Fairmount Street Branch at 1:00 pm today.  Registration is required, so call the library first at (563) 326-7832 to make sure there’s space!

Teen Craft Monday: Pop-Up Cards

June 3, 2013

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For our first Teen Craft of the year we’re making pop-up cards!  These can be as simple or complex as you want them to be.

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Try your hand at making one at the Fairmount Street Branch today at 1:00 pm.

Registration is required for this program, so call (563) 326-7832 to sign up!

Summer Reading kicks off TOMORROW!

May 31, 2013

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Saturday, June 1st is the official start date of our Summer Reading Program!  The big kickoff carnival will be at the Eastern Avenue Branch that day from 12-4.  Come play games, try your hand at the dunk tank, and get signed up for the program!

This year’s Summer Reading Program will look familiar to teens who have participated before.  When you sign up, you’ll get a log book where you can keep track of how much you read this summer.  You get 1 point for every page you read, plus points for other activities like listening to an audio book, writing a book review, volunteering, visiting a museum, and more.  Not only do you get a prize just for getting to 500 points, you will get to come back when you reach 1000 points to get a free book as well as a chance to win some awesome other prizes!

We hope to see you at the library lots this summer!  Keep an eye on our Calendar of Events to see what’s going on at the library this summer, and watch out for posts on this blog for more info about our teen programs like Teen Craft, Get Your Game On, Teen Anime Club, and Teen Volunteer Council.

 

Own the Night – Teen Summer Reading Program

June 8, 2012

DPL’s Teen Summer Reading Program is underway.  If you haven’t registered yet stop by one of our 3 locations and sign up today!  All you need to do to register is provide us with some basic info–name, email, yada yada–and then we’ll give you a Summer Reading Log.  Use the log to keep track of what you read from June 2nd through August 2nd–you get 1 point per page.  Teens can also get points for attending library programs, listening to audio books, writing reviews, volunteering, and more.  Add them all up and when you reach 500 points you can redeem your halfway prize.  After you hit 1,000 points, turn in your log to receive a FREE BOOK and we’ll also enter you into a grand prize drawing.  Wahoo!  Plus, we have tons of cool programs for teens going on all summer long.  Oh, and remember–you get points for attending programs, too.  Win!  Win!

Stay tuned to the blog as we’ll soon preview many of the great programs we have lined up for you this summer.  Hunger Games Party–what?!!  Battle of the Bands–yes please!  Breaking Dawn Party AND How to Slay a Vampire–head explodes.  This summer could be quite a scorcher so don’t forget you can always stay cool at DPL…the air conditioning is free, so are the library cards, not to mention all the various items you can check out and take home.  Uh, just remember to bring them back.  Otherwise, that’ll cost ya.

 

Teen Craft Tuesday: Tie Dye Party!

July 25, 2011

Let’s wrap up the Teen Summer Craft programs with an All American Tie Dye party.  WOOT!  Each participant will be given one t-shirt to tie dye and take home.  Whether or not you put it on your dog is up to you…and your dog.

We did this program last year and it was so much fun we just have to give it another go.  You won’t want to miss the final teen program of the summer.  It’s tomorrow!  Be there.

Please note:  Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes in case of splatters.  They are also welcome to bring in more items to dye if they so choose.  Please leave your dogs at home…woof.

The Teen Craft Tuesday programs are part of DPL’s Teen Summer Reading Program events and meet at the Fairmount St. Library on Tuesdays at 3:00.  The programs are free, all supplies are provided, and participants do not need to register.  For more information on this or any of our programs please call 563-326-7832.

Teen Craft Tuesday: Guatemalan Worry Dolls & Charms

July 18, 2011

At tomorrow’s Teen Craft Tuesday we’ll be making Guatemalan Worry Dolls & Charms.  They are great to have around your room or tucked quietly in your pocket.  They even make great gifts for your closest friends and loved ones.

Join us and craft your fears and worries away with our unique Guatemalan Worry Dolls workshop.  This fun and easy craft will allow you to put original, creative touches on an ancient craft based upon a popular South American legend.  Carefree fun crafting at its best!

The Teen Craft Tuesday programs are part of DPL’s Teen Summer Reading Program events and meet at the Fairmount St. Library on Tuesdays at 3:00.  The programs are free, all supplies are provided, and participants do not need to register.  For more information on this or any of our programs please call 563-326-7832.

Teen Craft Tuesday: Ice Marble Magnets

July 11, 2011

Vanilla…Ice, Ice, Baby…oh wait.  Nevermind.  This Tuesday, which is tomorrow, we’ll be chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool…oh wait.  Nevermind. 

What I’m TRYING to say is that at tomorrow’s Teen Craft Tuesday we are making Ice Marble Magnets.  With July temps in full force we’ll be keeping it cool Antarctica-style inside the nice air conditioned Fairmount St. Library. 

Take a break from the heat and join us for this super simple, fantastically fun, and crazy cool craft.  Everyone will leave with a handful of custom designed marble magnets you can use to keep even the most boring refrigerator looking hot, hot, hot.

The Teen Craft Tuesday programs are part of DPL’s Teen Summer Reading Program events and meet at the Fairmount St. Library on Tuesdays at 3:00.  The programs are free, all supplies are provided, and participants do not need to register.  For more information on this or any of our programs please call 563-326-7832.