Teen Summer Reading Program
Things to do this summer:
- Read Stuff and Write Reviews
- Earn Teen Bucks
and Collect Books
- Download Free Music
- Learn Something New
at the Library
- Celebrate the Summer!
You'll have a chance to earn bucks to redeem for great books each time you complete a review.
Guidelines for Teens 6th through 12th grade
Write a short book review (25 words or more) online to earn Teen Bucks that can be redeemed for Library services* and books. Pay off Library fines, make copies, get a replacement card, or choose from a variety of books! Each review will enter you into a grand prize drawing for a pair of Beats Headphones!
Bucks can be redeemed for books until August 2 and for services until the end of 2015.
*Library fines for lost items, damaged items, or collection fees cannot be paid using Teen Bucks.
You can start logging on May 18th.Sign Up / Log Your Books
Frequently Asked Questions
How many teen bucks can I earn this summer?
You may earn up to 25 teen bucks per summer.
Must I read Library books?
No. One of the goals of the program is to encourage exploration of the wide variety of books.
I just completed the 5th grade. Can I be in both the regular and teen programs?
You are welcome to choose one or the other, but not both.
Can I participate at more than one branch?
With our new registration system you can keep your reading log online and pick up your books at any branch [except Midwest Genealogy Center].
Do I need to turn in a paper list?
No. Our new registration system keeps your log online. It is paper-free which is good for the environment, and you don't have to worry about losing your list!
When can I pick up my earned book? What do I get?
You are eligible to pick up a reading incentive beginning May 18th. Teen readers receive a teen buck that they can use for books or Library services.
How many teen bucks do I have to spend to get a book?
Each prize book costs 3 teen bucks.
Where can I find out more about the summer programs at the Library?
Check the Library's Events page or visit your local Mid-Continent Public Library branch.
When does the program end?
The program ends July 31st, 2015.