Archive for the ‘Summer Reading Program’ Category

Teen Craft Tuesday: Build Your Own Boomerang

July 4, 2011

Be sure to join us tomorrow for our next Teen Craft Tuesday program as we take our crafting skills down under for a little Australian boomerang action. 

Who doesn’t want a boomerang?!  The ever enjoyable object that you throw and it comes right back…everytime. 

Well, now you can make your very own boomerang out of simple materials in this easy, do-it-yourself boomerang workshop.  Yes, of course we will test them out! 

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: Thai String Creature Key Chains

June 27, 2011

You don’t want to miss the coolest crafting program of the summer do you?!  This week we’re making the always awesome Thai String creature key chains.  The creatures will be made almost entirely of string, but with a few various accessories for added personality.  Be sure to check it out and get wrapped up in our Thai String creatures!

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: Bangles & Jangles Pop Tab Jewelry

June 20, 2011

Prepare for some bangled bliss as we recycle pop tabs into stylish new bracelets, belts, and more.  This program is great for girls and guys alike and will inspire all to make new fabulous jewelry out of old ordinary junk.  Be there tomorrow!

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: X-treme Mask Making

June 13, 2011

Get in the spirit!  Join our teen crafting tribe tomorrow at 3:00 as we design and create original masks using a variety of recycled materials.  We plan to invent our own new characters based off the varied tales of traditional African folklore.  We’ll probably even circle up at the end and show off our newfound masked identities.

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: DIY Travel Journals

June 6, 2011

Join us tomorrow at the Fairmount St. Library when we kick off our Summer Teen Craft programs! 

We’ll start a great season of crafting by recycling old books and turning them into brand new journals.  You can use your creations to preserve the memories of your past vacations or upcoming journeys.  Everyone will leave the event with a free one-of-a-kind journal.  Hope to see you there!

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.

SRP 2011-You Are Here

May 29, 2011

The Teen Summer Reading Program is just around the corner!  This year’s theme is ‘You Are Here’ and the program takes place at all three Davenport Libraries from June 4th-August 4th, 2011.  YES!  IT STARTS THIS SATURDAY! 

 

It’s super easy and all you have to do is write your name in our sign up book, grab a reading log, and track your points.  You can earn points for reading, listening to audio books, writing reviews for the teen blog, volunteering, attending library programs, even by starting a journal. 

When you reach 500 points you can bring your log in and claim your half-way prize which is a FREE BOOK.  When you reach 1,000 points you’ve completed the program and by submitting your log you can grab your finishing prize which is a FREE T-SHIRT.  (All prizes will be distributed as supplies last.)  Oh, and another thing, once you’ve completed the teen reading program you can enter into one of 3 grand prize drawings for the following prizes:  a large stuffed animal tiger, or a color NOOK, or an iPod Touch!!!!!! 

Remember, sign up starts this Saturday.  Be sure to stop by and register for this year’s prize winning program!

Summer programs for teens!

May 21, 2011

Are you making your summer plans already?  Be sure to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program (which runs June 4th – August 4th) and check out some of the great teen programs we have lined up this season. 

We figure the best way to beat boredom this summer and exercise your creative muscles is to attend our awesome Teen Craft Tuesdays.

In keeping with the Summer Reading Program theme of ‘You Are Here’ each week will highlight a different craft inspired by various countries around the world.  The finale of the summer will be a good old fashioned American tie dye party!   All of the teen craft programs will be on Tuesdays from 3-4 at the Fairmount St.  Library.  Check out the entire line up:

6/7 – DIY Travel Journals
6/14 – X-treme Mask Making
6/21 – Bangles & Jangles Pop Tab Jewelry
6/28 – Thai String Creature Key Chains
7/5 – Build Your Own Boomerang
7/12 – Ice Marble Magnets
7/19 – Guatemalan Worry Dolls
7/26 – Tie Dye Party

 

Also, continuing all summer long is our ever popular Get Your Game On program.  This free play gaming program gives teens a chance to hang with their friends, play their favorite board games, and test their video gaming skills on one of 6 screens.  It meets every Wednesday from 3-5 at the Fairmount St. location.  We can’t think of a cooler way to stay cool this summer…join us!

 

Lastly, our special event of the summer is the 6th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands.  This year’s Battle will take place during the afternoon on Saturday, July 9th, at the Eastern Ave. Library.  Do you have what it takes to be the winning teen band for the Quad Cities this year? Our very own Library Idol?  Pick up your registration at any Davenport Library location starting June 1 and turn in before June 30.  Registration fee is $25.  All area teens welcome – groups or soloists; rock, blues, jazz, classical or country! 

Stay tuned to the blog for all the latest teen program details.  Have a great summer and keep reading!