Teens

Location & Contact

Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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860-652-7719
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Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)

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Summer Reading

 

How the Teen Summer Reading Program Works

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  • You may record books you read after your school year ended.
  • You may count audiobooks and up to five graphic novels.
  • Books recorded should be appropriate to your age and reading ability.

Register online by clicking on this “Teens: Spark a Reaction” link beginning June 18.

 

  • Each time you finish a book, log it online. The program will tell you when you have earned a prize.
  • Prize levels:

1 book

Your name included in the weekly gift card drawing

3 books

T-shirt

6 books

McDonald’s coupon

10 books

Pick a new or gently-used book to bring home to keep

12 books

Entry in the drawing to receive one of three Kindle Fires

 

  • Prize pickup: see Miriam in the Teen Room or go to the Reference Desk.
  • Bonus prize: Five names will be drawn each week to win a $10 gift card. Choices may include: Barnes & Noble, Cinemark Movie Theater, Five Guys, iTunes, Munson’s, Panera, or Sweet Frogs; awarded on a first-come, first-chosen basis.
  • Beginning July 30, participants who have recorded at least five books may use any combination of the following to count for a maximum of three (3) books:
    - Participation in a Teen program (1=1 book; maximum of 3)
    - Volunteering in the Children’s Department (1=1 book; maximum of 2)
    - Book reviews (3=1 book; maximum of 3, must be thoughtful review consisting of at least three meaningful sentences.)
    - Spark a Reaction (2=1 book; maximum of 2)
    You must see Miriam to make these substitutions.
  • August 10 is the last day to record books.
  • Prizes must be picked up by August 13 (Kindle Fire: August 15).
    You may authorize a family member or friend to pick up a prize for you.
  • Kindle Fire winners will be notified by August 15.

 

Other Things to Know

  • To view the teen summer reading flyer, PDF click here.
  • Questions? Requests? The Teen Librarian can be reached by email, by phone at 860-652-7720 or on Facebook at Miriam Neiman Wtml TeenLibrarian.
  • For information on what's happening for teens at the library, click here.
  • To see what Miriam is reading, click here. Comments are welcome.

 

Summer Reading Links

Glastonbury Public Schools Summer Reading 2014

GHS Summer Reading Web Site

SMS Summer Reading List by Author

GW Summer Reading List