Teens Win Prizes by Tracking Summer Reading

Young adults, ages 12 to 18, have their own Summer Reading program at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and can earn prizes by keeping track of their reading time.
Just pick up a Reading Log Bookmark at the library beginning June 1 and record your reading time. Almost any kind of reading counts - books, magazines, graphic novels, comic books, newspapers, electronic books, or even listen to e-audiobooks or books on CDs.
Any teen with overdue fines on their library card who participates in Summer Reading with a reading log will have those fines forgiven.
There are three levels of 30 hours each. As participants complete a level they can turn in their reading log to collect a prize. If they complete all three levels teen readers can select a book to keep. For every 10 hours of bonus reading beyond the third level readers are entered to receive one of three grand prizes.
“If the teens of Coeur d’Alene reach 30,000 reading hours by Aug. 31, I will throw them a big party,” said Young Adult Coordinator Talley Gaskins.
A teen Summer Reading Kickoff will be held in the library Community Room on Friday, June 9, 5-8 p.m., with food, games and free film, “Before I Fall.”
YA Summer Reading will also include Stop Motion Camp, on Mondays, June 12, 19, and 26, 3-6 p.m. Open to ages 12-18 the camp will be offered in the library's Storycatcher room on the main level. The goal is to learn about stop-motion and create a short film. The final products will be screened at the Teen Stop Motion Film Fest on Saturday, July 29.
The Library Makerspace will open in June. Teens will have a chance to test drive some of the new devices on Thursday, June 22, 4-6pm.
Other teen programs in June are:
► Creative Writing Club:  Tuesday, June 6, at 4 p.m.
► Teen Book Club: Tuesday, June 13, 4 p.m.
► Manga & Anime Club (for middle schoolers): June 20, 4 p.m.
► Manga & Anime Club (for high schoolers): June 27, 4 p.m.
► League of Legends: Each Friday at 4 p.m.
► LBGTQ Week Free Film: (For teens and adults) Friday, June 30, 5:30 p.m. “Rent” (PG-13) Snacks included.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.

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