Teens

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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
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Summer Reading

 

How the Teen Summer Reading Program Works

"Beneath the Surface" Teen Summer Reading Program Logo

The Basics

  • "Beneath the Surface," the 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program (game and events), is for those entering grades 6-12. Sixth graders may opt for either the Teen or the Children's Department program. Individual programs may have different grade-level requirements.
  • Participants record books read after the school year ended.
  • Audio books and as many as five graphic novels may be counted.
  • Books recorded for this program should be appropriate to each participant's age and reading ability.

 

Registration and participation

  • Registration and participation is all online. Click here to begin.
  • Each time you finish a book, record it online. The program will tell you when you have reached a prize level.
  • Prize levels:

    Level 1 1 book Entry in gift card drawing
    Level 2 3 books T-shirt
    Level 3 6 books McDonald's coupon/candy
    Level 4* 9 books Choices: animal huggers, DIY Survival bracelet, glow-in-the-dark nail polish or LED/laser flashlight
    Level 5* 12 books Select a new or gently-used book to bring home to keep; entry in drawing to receive one of 12 iPod Shuffles

    * Beginning July 29, readers working toward these levels may choose to substitute participation in one program for one book read (see Miriam, Teen Librarian).


  • Prizes can be picked up in the Teen Room (if Miriam is there) or at the Reference Desk.
  • Bonus prize: Five names will be drawn each week to win a $10 gift card. Choices: Barnes & Noble, Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin' Donuts or Sweet Frogs, iTunes, Munson's and Panera; awarded on a first-come, first-chosen basis.
  • August 15 is the last day to record books and pick up prizes, with the exception of the iPod Shuffles.
  • iPod Shuffle winners will be notified by August 16.

 

Other Things to Know

  • 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 Lists

Glastonbury Public Schools Summer Reading 2013

GHS Summer Reading Web Site

SMS Summer Reading List by Author

GW Summer Reading List