Posts Tagged ‘Summer Reading Program’

SRP Wrap Up

August 13, 2009

Now that the Teen Summer Reading Program has come to a close it’s time to highlight the variety of teen events we offered this season.  First up is a clip of the performance by Bella Rocks which happened at the Summer Reading Kickoff Party in June.  It was a real treat for many devoted Twilight fans…


X-treme Balloon Sculpting

July 28, 2009

balloon man

Join us today at 3:00 at the Fairmount Library for some lessons on balloon sculpting.  We’ll start out easy with instructions on how to craft the basics–dog, giraffe, and sword.  Then we’ll finish things up with a giant collaborative balloon sculpture.  Wowzers.  Sounds like fun to me.  Hope to see ya then!



Gocks & Pocks

June 22, 2009

rock gockTuesday evening from 3-5 at Fairmount we’ll be making gocks and pocks.  Gocks and bwhaaa?  Gocks and pocks…gothic and punk rock sock monsters.  Duh.  It’s gonna be crazy zany cool, not to mention air conditioned.  Stop by, see what’s happening, and chill for a bit.

pocks get hungry too

pock rawkin'This little “gocks and pocks” program is part of the Teen Summer Reading Craft Program series called Express This.  Every Tuesday through August we’ll be offering up some free fun for you and your friends.  We provide the initial ideas and supplies, then we pretty much can’t wait to see what you come up with.  One more thing…if you like, you can bring in your own socks to use.  Just make sure they don’t stink.


Summer Reading Program Starts This Saturday!

June 11, 2009

To help kick things off, Bella Rocks! will be performing at the Fairmount St. Library on Saturday at 4pm!  And it’s FREE!!  

Say what?!? 

Oh yeah – listen up Twilight fans:

Wizard rock band, Bella Rocks has been booked to help us celebrate the kickoff of the 2009 Summer Reading Program.  Her vampy songs are inspired by the one-and-only Twilight Saga (Stephenie Meyer), and are comparable to the sounds of Paramore and Avril Lavigne.  Mark your calendars now for the party – Saturday, June 13th.  The party starts at 1 p.m. and Bella Rocks hits the stage at 4:00.

Bella Rocks!

Want to know more?  Visit  You can also download her album, “Diary of a Forks Girl,” from iTunes and Amazon.

Bella Rocks! Headlines Summer Reading Program Kick-off

June 2, 2009

What better way to kick-off the 2009 Teen Summer Reading Program than with a performance by the midwest’s biggest Twilight inspired band, Bella Rocks!  Don’t miss your chance to see a rockin’ live performance by a group who’s actually playing the Twilight Symposium in Forks, Washington!

Bella Rocks 

Get a high adrenaline dose of Twilight-themed music from one of the premiere tribute bands, Bella Rocks! The band will hit the outdoor stage on June 13, at 4:00 p.m., at the Fairmount Street Library. Hear great tunes, meet the band, get autographs, register for the Summer Reading Program, and party like a vampire! For a sneak peek, listen to Bella Rocks! on MySpace.

Bella Rocks

Need A Little Inspiration?

July 2, 2008

The Teen Summer Reading Program ends on July 24th.  Have you reached your 1,000 points yet??  If not keep reading and be sure to go ahead and try out some of the other fun options for accruing points.  Let these teens be your inspiration:

Both of these boys chose to makeover ordinary objects and give them new life, which earned them extra points to record on their Summer Reading logs.  The teen in the top picture collected a bunch of plastic grocery bags, ironed them together and connected the seams with green duct tape.  He then added handles made from clear tape.  Very creative AND cool!  The teen in the bottom picture attended the duct tape wallet program at the Fairmount St. location and created a one of a kind skater-style wallet out of black duct tape with red accents.  Stylin’!  He then got extra creative and designed his own basket-like container out of yellow tape.  Once you start making things out of duct tape, it becomes a bit addictive.  Excellent work guys! 

The Teen Summer Reading Program ends on July 24th.  Once you finish the program take your completed log to either library and turn it in to claim your finishing prize.  Don’t forget to enter into the drawing for one of two Grand Prizes–an iPod Shuffle or tickets to Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam @ the i wireless Center on July 30th.

Guitar Hero III & DDR Winners

June 28, 2008

To kick-off the 2008 Teen Summer Reading Program we thought we’d try and have some extra fun by hosting our first video game tournament.  Turns out, everyone had soooo much fun that plans for additional tournaments are already in the works.  In the meantime, check out these pics of the champs from the May 31st kick-off event that took place at the Fairmount St. location:

Plus, if you need something to do on a rainy summer day you can always hone your gaming skills by checking out a copy of Guitar Hero III or Dance Dance Revolution from the library.  Maybe you could be DPL’s next Guitar Hero…