Selfie, anyone?

Have you submitted your Selfie Scavenger Hunt yet? There’s still time to get those photos in for four extra Teen Summer Prize Raffle entries! Don’t know what I’m talking about or need more details? Check out all the information here.

In the meantime, enjoy some selfies from other teens!

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Get bookish, not beastly, with our Summer Library Program

Our Summer Library Program is here! What’s the Summer Library Program, you may ask? It’s a free program in which you read and complete easy activities to earn a prize.

The Basics

  1. Sign Up, June 1 – August 14
  2. Read and complete activities
  3. Earn a free book (and entries into the Teen Prize Raffle)

First, SIGN UP to begin tracking your reading and activities. You have three tracking options to choose from: You can use the app Beanstack Tracker; you can use a paper reading record; you can use a pdf copy of a reading record. CHOICES. Beanstack has a reading goal set for you, but you can set your own goal for paper/pdf reading records. And, I want to emphasize this, ADAPT these goals as you need to. Challenge yourself, but don’t make it an impossible challenge.

Second, READ and complete ACTIVITIES. No matter what method you choose to track participation, the most important thing is to keep reading. Read happy books, sad books, fantasy books, comic books, historical books, biographical books, etc. etc. etc. Just remember to get your reading in this summer and keep track of how much you do.

Teens (entering grades 6-12) need to also complete 5 easy activities (e.g. try a new food), and have the option to complete BONUS activities. These bonus activities earn you extra entries into the Teen Prize Raffle. If you’re not interested in the prize raffle, feel free to skip ’em!

Third, earn PRIZES. When you’re halfway through your reading challenge, you receive entries into the Teen Prize Raffle. When you complete your reading challenge, you receive a free book. I mean, FREE BOOK for reading whatever you want. Pretty sweet, right? Plus, you could win an awesome raffle prize (GIANT gummy bear, anyone?).

Want to know more? Go check out the Teen Summer Library Program page to see all the details. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email or give us a call 715-839-5007. We’re always happy to help!

P.S. Psst! Also be sure to check out our VIRTUAL teen-only events.

Snag a teen subscription box!

Sign up June 1 for our NEW Teen BookBox service! Teen BookBox is a new subscription box just for teens (grades 6-12, 2021-22 school year). Each teen will receive a library book, snacks, and goodies all on a fun theme. Monthly registration required. Teens must have a valid library card to participate. Quantities are limited, so act fast.

Not sure if you have a valid library card? Give Circulation a call at 715-839-5003!

How to Get Started…

  1. Fill out the sign-up form. Our Youth Services librarians will select a book for you based on your interests and this month’s theme. (Psst, it’s SURVIVAL)
  2. Watch your email. We’ll send you a message when your Teen BookBox is ready for pickup at the Youth Services desk. Requests are typically filled within 5 business days. You will have 1 week to stop by the library and pick up your box.
  3. Read/return your library book as usual; keep the rest of the goodies.
  4. Tell your friends!

Ready to get started? Uh, yeah you are. Do that clickity-click thing!

Book Recs from our Young Adult Advisory Board

Did you know that Youth Services has a special advisory board for teen services, run by the teens themselves? The Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) meets each month to discuss ideas for programs, teen materials, and much more! Teen members recently created a booklist of some of their favorite teen reads to share with you all.

Check out these book recommendations for you or the teens in your life. Teen reads recommended by teens for other teens. What’s better than that?

Young Adult Advisory Board Teens Recommend…

To find out more about our current Young Adult Advisory Board, head over to the Teen Lounge @ Home Blog for member profiles.The Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) is open to teens in grades 6 through 12. YAAB currently meets virtually on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss ideas for programs, materials, activities in the Teen Lounge and ways to make the library a better place for teens. Always accepting new members: apply today!

Meet YAAB’s Secretary

Young Adult Advisory Board Member Profile

Name: Rowen

Pronouns: they/them

About: I am an author and illustrator. I love everything to do with fantasy novels, and when I find a good book I will usually spend all of my time reading it. I decided to join the Young Adult Advisory Board because I’ve always loved hanging out at the library, so being a part of something that involves helping pick out books, and coming up with activities was a really cool opportunity I wanted to help out with! It is a very fun experience!

Rowen is the Young Adult Advisory Board Secretary. They have been a member of YAAB since 2020. 

The Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) is open to teens in grades 6 through 12. YAAB currently meets virtually on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss ideas for programs, materials, activities in the Teen Lounge and ways to make the library a better place for teens.