Who: Any teen reader, going into grades 6-12
What: A free program that gives you prizes just for reading
When: May 31-August 2, 2014
Where: All Enoch Pratt Free Library locations
Why: Read good books, win prizes, and Read Down Your Fines
How to participate:
Step 1: Register. Go to your local library and ask to sign up for the Summer Reading program. When you register, you'll have the option to pick one of three FREE books: Bone, Quest for the Spark Book 1 (graphic novel), Bang! (for tweens), or Life As We Knew It (for teens) while supplies last. At sign-up, you can also enter a raffle to win tickets to an Orioles game. You'll leave with your new book, a free drawstring bag, a bookmark with reading suggestions, and a reading log to record what you read.
Step 2: Read. Read your favorite books, write down the titles of the books you read on your "Spark a Reaction" reading log. Go back to the library after reading 4 books or 4 hours to get a prize. Once you have read 8 books or 8 hours, you get a T-shirt and an entry to win a $50 gift card to Target!
Many schools and camps participate in the library summer reading program as part of their activities. Check to see if your group is already participating.
Step 3: Collect prizes. Possible prizes for reading include Summer Reading T-shirts, keychain lights, ear buds, keychain USB drives, bracelets, and pens. Everyone who finishes 8 books or hours has a chance to win a $50 gift card to Target.
What to read?
Pick one of the 3 books above, use the Spark a Reaction reading lists online or on your bookmark, or ask the librarian for suggestions. Read what like to read, in whatever form you like. (Printed book, eBook, graphic novel, audio book, etc.)
Free Summer Programs
Watch for fun free events at the library all summer long. Participation in two events will count as one book read for Summer Reading.
If you have any questions, ask your librarian!
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