Posts Tagged ‘Summer Reading Program’

Stick It To Ya

June 14, 2008

 At this Tuesday’s Teen Night Transformation, from 3-5 at the Fairmount St. location, we’ll be exploring the creative uses of duct tape.  Be sure to join us, as we’ll have plenty of brightly colored duct tape on hand for you to go wild with.  You can make just about anything you can think of out of duct tape.  We’ll start by creating one of a kind, super cool wallets and purses.  And if enough of you finish the Summer Reading Program this year, maybe we can duct tape a staff member to the wall.  Get reading. 






Metamorphic Matinees

June 14, 2008

Join us for free pizza and a metamorphic movie on select Saturdays this summer at the Fairmount St. Library.  Fun AND yum!   

6/14 Karate Kid

6/28 Transformers

7/12 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

 Shows begin at 2:00.  Call 563-326-7893 for more info.

Anime Matinees

June 5, 2008

Tomorrow is our first Anime Matinee of the summer.  Showtime is at 2:00 at the Fairmount St. Library.  We will have free popcorn for everyone to munch on.  Also, the Teen Volunteer Council will have drinks for sale, so be sure to scrounge around under those couch cushions for some spare change.  See ya!

Metamorphosis Teen Summer Reading Program

June 4, 2008

The 2008 Teen Summer Reading Program has begun.  Come in to either library location to sign up and grab your log.  The theme for this year is Metamorphosis.  In spirit of the theme, we’ve lined up several cool teen programs designed to help transform the inner and outer you.   We’ll also be hosting a few Metamorphic Matinees with free pizza, several Anime Matinees with free popcorn, and don’t forget about the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands!  Stay tuned for more details about each program.

Plus, signing up for the Teen Summer Reading Program is easy.  Just head to the Young Adult area in either library and look for the sign-up sheet.  Once you write down your name and email address (optional), be sure to pick up a log.  Inside the log you’ll find a list of various activities and their point values.  Yes, you can accrue points for more than just reading books.  Of course, reading is highly encouraged and you get one point per page.  In order to finish the program participants must accrue 1,000 points.  Pretty easy to do if you think about it, especially if you read a larger book like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, or a couple of the ever popular books that make up the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.   Some of the other activities that will earn you points are listening to an audio book, reading to a child, starting a journal, writing a review, attending a concert, or visiting a museum or art gallery.  

Once you accrue the 1,000 points, turn in your log at either Davenport Public Library to redeem your finishing prize.  This year the finishing prize is a free book.  We have a great selection of free books to choose from, even some graphic novels!  Plus, for completing the program, you’ll also get to enter into one of the Grand Prize drawings for either an iPod Shuffle, or tickets to Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam at the i wireless Center on July 30th.  Pretty sweet prizes!!  For further information, contact us at 563-326-7893.  We’ll be happy to answer any questions.  Have a great summer!

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

May 29, 2008

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 opens in theaters August 8, 2008 (PG-13). The movie is based on Ann Brashares’ novel, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood. There are currently four books in the Traveling Pants series: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, and Forever in Blue. Ann Brashares’ characters, Carmen, Bridget, Tibby, and Lena, deal with issues that almost every teen faces (losing a loved one, mother-daughter relationships, romantic relationships, school, friendship and more). These four young women are complex, dynamic characters that will occupy a space in your heart as they move through their trials and triumphs wearing The Pants.  –aubreydawn 

Plus, you can view the original movie, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, on Saturday, July 12th, at the Fairmount St. Library.  Showtime is at 2:00…free pizza, too!  This popular coming of age film will be shown as part of our Teen Summer Reading Program’s Metamorphic Matinees.  Hope to see you there!



Guitar Hero & DDR Challenge

May 27, 2008

DPL’s Teen Summer Reading Program is just around the corner.  What better way to kick things off than with a day full of video gaming fun!?!  Saturday, May 31st, at the Fairmount St. location, DPL will be hosting its first Guitar Hero and DDR Challenge.  The fun starts at 10 am with the Dance Dance Revolution Tournament.  At noon we’ll break for FREE pizza from Papa John’s.  Yum.  The Guitar Hero III Tournament will begin at 1 pm.  Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Guitar Hero Champion
  • Dance Dance Revolution Champion
  • Best Sportsmanship Award
  • Rock Star Award (dress up as your favorite celebrity or in your best rock star gear)

If you’re not interested in competing, we will have Rock Band, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and other games set up for free play.  Plus, you can sign up for the 2008 Teen Summer Reading Program:  Metamorphosis.  Complete the summer reading challenge and you’ll get to choose a free book as your prize.  Plus, as a finisher, you can submit your entry into one of our cool Grand Prize Drawings.  Grand prizes are either an iPod Shuffle, or free tickets to Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam (taking place July 30th at the i wireless Center in Moline.)  �