Teen Summer Reading Program Kicks Off!
May 04, 2011
Ever get to that point where you are just desperate for something to do? Maybe you're waiting for your mom to pick you up from school, or you're in the longest line ever! Maybe you are bored to tears and refreshing Facebook just isn't cutting it, or you've been studying for your ACT for 5 straight hours. Maybe you're stuck at home on a Friday night with a busted up leg, or you're down with a wicked cold. We've got you covered; with a book, you can be wherever you want!
Now that it’s summer time (or close enough), reading those books can also get you FREE STUFF! That's right; we are giving away books and prizes just for spending time reading. It may seem wacky - crazy even - but we are seriously excited about reading. We want you to be excited too, and that's why this year we have a special treat to get you ready for MCPL’s Teen Summer Reading Program.
Some of your favorite teen programmers got together and put together this amazing TSRP video. They worked pretty hard on it, and everyone sacrificed. They gave up on dignity and settled for the cheap laugh. They dressed up in costumes and got covered in glitter. They risked 7 years of bad luck by opening an umbrella indoors. And here is the end result. I laughed for at least two minutes straight when watching this, and I am so excited to show it to you!
Sign up for our Teen Summer Reading Program starting this week. Register online or in one of our branches. Start reading any book you check out from any MCPL location, and hit your first goal at 360 minutes (that's 6 hours, or 2 weeks of 15 minutes a day). Official kickoff starts May 23rd, and that's when we can start handing out prizes!
We give you the opportunity to complete 3 goals. For reaching your first two, you get to take home a fantastic book; then, when you get to your third completion, you get the option of choosing from a Rubix cube keychain, an Etch-a-Sketch keychain, a Successful Reader book bag, or another awesome book. And at Parkville only, you will be automatically entered in a drawing for some additional cool stuff (including Anime DVD’s, iTunes gift cards, Travel Journals, and more) each time you pick up one of your three prizes.
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