Posts Tagged ‘Summer Reading Program’

Summer Reading kicks off TOMORROW!

May 31, 2013



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.


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!



June 24, 2010

The 5th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands is TONIGHT at the Fairmount Library starting at 5 pm!

LETS GET BRUTAL! (I have been watching a lot of Metalocalypse lately…)

Weekly Summer Programs for Teens

June 10, 2010

Check out the details on all the weekly summer programs we’ve got going on at the library this summer for teens:

Teen Craft Tuesdays–3-5 @ Fairmount Library–Join us for cool teen crafting.   Each week will be a different project; stay tuned to the blog for details.  Supplies provided.  Wheee!

Get Your Game On–Wednesdays 3-5 @ Fairmount Library–A videogame free for all!  *Guitar Hero*Rock Band*Super Smash Bros. Brawl*DJ Hero*Dance Dance Revolution*  Show up.  Geek out.

Ultimate Card Gaming–Saturdays 3-5 @ Fairmount Library–By request we now have a weekly card gaming program!  *Magic*YuGiOh*  Tournaments with prizes.  No need to register.  You asked.  We served.

For further info call DPL at 563-326-7832.

Summer Reading Program: Make Waves @ Your Library

June 9, 2010

IMake Waves at Your Libraryf you haven’t already signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Program now’s the time to do so!  The program is really easy to do and runs for the months of June and July.  This year’s theme is Make Waves @ Your Library.  In keeping with the theme we’ve come up with a bunch of great summer programs and events, all of which we will highlight over the next two days. 

First, we want to tell you all about the Teen Summer Reading Program:

So what is it?  Every summer we encourage teens to keep track of what they read in a summer reading log and then we give out prizes when they’re done.  Simple enough right?!

How do you sign up?  In order to sign up visit the Young Adult section at either DPL location, sign your name/email/school in the sign-up book, grab a log, and you’re set.

What do you have to do?  Once you’ve signed up and you have your log, you just keep track of the number of pages that you read–you get one point per every page read.  We also like to give the teens options so you can earn points in other ways, too–like attending library programs and/or volunteering.  All the details are laid out in the log and you can always ask if you have questions.

What do you get out of it?  When you reach 1,000 points you’re finished!  Don’t forget to turn your log in to claim your finishing prize.  This year we’re handing out free books.  Brand new copies of some of the hottest titles out there.  Serious.  Don’t miss your chance to get one.

Anything else?  Yeah, then you can enter into the drawings for the Grand Prizes!!  We’ve got lots of ‘em to choose from so it might be a tough call.

Make some waves at your library…  Sign up today! 

Flippin’ Out

August 20, 2009

Another popular teen program we held this summer was Flip Flop Makeovers.  Check out the results…

flip flops

In the above pic, the teen tied tiny water balloons to the sandals in order to spruce them up a bit.  Very cool and perfect for time spent poolside.

flip flops furry

Here a patron used water balloons, ribbon, and fur to add style to ordinary orange flip flops.  Nice.

flip flops jeweled

Lastly, several teens embellished their summer footwear with glittery jewels.  Looks especially good with the sparkly blue nail polish. 

We’re probably going to have to host this program again next summer.  It was a sure hit.  There were even a few boys who attended the program and made cool sandals by coloring on them with metallic markers and gluing pop tabs on the straps.  They ended up being really neat, but the guys had really dirty feet so we opted out of exposing you to those pics :)  You can thank us later.


Gock It to Ya

August 14, 2009

Harry Potter-style Check out these pics from the Gocks & Pocks program we held in June. pretty pretty princesspocky gocky 

gocky pocky

Goooooood times.