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The Teen Reading Challenge is almost over!!

October 18, 2013


Don’t forget, Saturday October 19th (TOMORROW!) is the last day of the Teen Reading Challenge!  Be sure to turn in your log books at any of our three locations.  You’ll get a prize and an invite to the Teen Reading Challenge Party, which will be next Friday night at the Rock Island Public Library.  Keep your fingers crossed that Team Davenport will emerge victorious this year!!

It’s Teen Read Week!

October 14, 2013



It’s that time of year again!  ALA’s Teen Read Week is going on NOW!  What are you reading this week?

And don’t forget, you can vote for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten now through Saturday October 19th.  Which of the nominees was your favorite YA book of the year?  (Code Name Verity gets my vote)

Last but not least, if you haven’t picked up a reading log for the Teen Reading Challenge, there’s still time!  Stop by any of our three locations to find one.  Keeping track of your minutes will get you cool prizes, an invite to the big party, and possible bragging rights for Team Davenport!

 *Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

2013 Teen Reading Challenge

September 30, 2013


It’s that time of year again! The QC libraries are taking part in the annual Teen Reading Challenge. We want to see which library’s teens can read the most minutes! As always, it’s super easy to participate: all you have to do is keep track of how many minutes you read from today through October 19th. Reading 250 minutes will not only get you a super cool prize, it will also get you an invite to the Teen Reading Challenge Party! This year it will be at the Rock Island Public Library on October 25th, and we’ll be enjoying food, games, crafts, and a costume contest.

Feel like you could read 250 minutes like it’s nothing? Great!! Reading more minutes will get you entries into drawings for more prizes at the party! Plus, reading more gives Team Davenport a better chance of winning the challenge. To get started, visit any of our three libraries and pick up a reading log. Go Team Davenport!

*Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association


Turn in your logs, PEOPLE!

January 28, 2011

Time to put that speed reading into high gear.  The Teen Reading Challenge ends tomorrow!  So finish your books, record your minutes, and get those reading logs turned in at the library by Tuesday, Feb. 1st. 

Oh, and remember this:  If you read 250+ minutes you’ll receive an invitation to the Teen Reading Challenge PaRtY!  This year we get to host the fun…wahoo!  The party will be Friday, Feb. 4th, at the Eastern Ave. Branch from 6-7:30. Prizes, video games, crafts, ice cream, sprinkles…need we say more?!

Please let this video be your Happy Friday reading inspiration…

2011 Teen Reading Challenge

January 7, 2011







The 16th Annual Teen Reading Challenge begins this Sunday!  Pick up your reading log today at any Davenport Public Library location.  The Teen Reading Challenge is an event sponsored by the Quad City Area Public Libraries.  This unique winter reading program asks teens to join their home library team and “compete” against other area public libraries to see who can read the most.  Come on DPL teens, show us what you’ve got this year! 

The 2011 program runs from Sunday, January 9th through Saturday, January 29th.  The logs must be turned in by Tuesday, Feb. 1st.  To participate visit your local library and pick up a log.  Just keep track of the number of minutes you read (books, magazines, newspapers, and even books for school!) on the provided log and turn it in when you’re done.  It’s really that easy! 

Oh, and there will also be a party for the teens who read 250 minutes or more.  Yep, if you read 250+ minutes you’ll receive an invitation to the Teen Reading Challenge Party at Davenport’s Eastern Ave. Library on Friday, Feb. 4th from 6-7:30pm.  And you get to bring a friend, as well!  There will be video games to play, scrapbooking activities, duct tape crafts, free food, drinks, and lots of prizes to give away.  Read, read, read, read!

Way To Go, DPL Teens!

February 6, 2010

You did it!!!  At last night’s Quad City Teen Reading Challenge Party, hosted by the Bettendorf Public Library, it was announced that Team Davenport won for the team with the ‘highest average of minutes read’…say what?!?  Way to go, DPL Teens! 

You know…that means we’re going to have to throw that party we’ve been promising if you were to ever win the Challenge…cuz you won!  Awesomesauce.  Party details coming soon…

We’re very proud of all the teen participants and the time they spent reading for this year’s Challenge.  The teens from Moline won the big title for ‘highest total minutes read.’  And Rock Island Public Library won the ‘special accomplishment award’ for their extra efforts in promoting the 2010 Teen Reading Challenge.  Go Teams!

If you missed last night’s Teen Reading Challenge Party you missed a sugary good time, complete with sprinkles and video games on top.  Oh, and I forgot to mention the cool origami earrings you could make.  Oh, and the glow-in-the-dark ice creams spoons, too.  Oh, and the nachos with extra cheese.  Oh, and the Beatles Rock Band.  Oh, and the free goodies.  Yeah, free.  Oh, and the gift cards we handed out as prizes.  Oh, and the warm soda–that everyone drank anyways.  Oh, and the duct tape crafts.  Oh, and the face paints.  Oh, and the mini-megaphones.  Oh, and if you missed out on participating in the 15th Annual Teen Reading Challenge, well, there’s always next year…until then…keep reading.


Don’t Forget To Turn In Your Reading Log…It’s Time To PaRtY!

January 31, 2010

The 15th Annual Teen Reading Challenge has come to an end.  Turn in your logs by Feb. 2nd in order to receive your invitation to the Teen Reading Challenge Party!  The party will be Friday night at the Bettendorf Public Library from 6:30-8.  It should be a fun time and a great way to meet new teens from around the area.  Plus, you can win prizes for the time you spent reading during the Challenge.

An extra special thanks to all the teens who participated in this year’s Teen Reading Challenge.  We can’t wait to see how “Team Davenport” did.  One last thing–all participants who read more than 250 minutes will receive a prize…glow-in-the-dark ice cream spoons!

You know what that means, right?!  Someone needs to throw an eating-ice-cream-in-the-dark party!!