Summer 2023: Find Your Voice
Sat. June 17 - Sat. August 19, 2023
For ages 12-18
(Middle & High School Students)
Questions? Email Casey at
or call 978-897-1010 x102
Congratulations on reading for 442 hours in 2021!
About the Teen Summer Library Club
How it works:
Earn points for reading¹ and completing activities²
- 1 hour of Reading = 1 pt; 1 Activity = 1 pt.
- Every 10 points you earn awards you a prize.
- Attend a library event, participate in Nature Bingo, or read a 2022 Teen Choice Book Award Nominee for more points!
¹ Reading includes anything related to Summer Homework; print books & eBooks; audio & digital audio books; magazines & newspapers; comics, graphic novels, mangas, & webcomics; Wikipedia articles; fanfiction... ANY READING COUNTS. Even wordless picture books & graphic novels!
² Details about Activities coming soon.
How to Join:
This year's online Summer Library Club is hosted by Beanstack. To join, go to the Maynard Summer Library Club Portal and fill out the registration form. Be sure to include an e-mail address and phone number so you can be contacted about prizes.
Did you participate last year in either the Childrens' or Teen programs? Great! You can log in with the same username and password as last year.
Track Your Reading:
Log your reading by clicking on the "Log Reading" button in the upper left corner of the Summer Library Club. You can add a review (worth 1 point) as you log your reading or by clicking on the "Add a Review" button.
All Activities are listed under the Activity Badges tab. Some need a title and author to finish, some may require uploading a photo, some are simple confirmations, and some are short answer.
Did You Know?
Beanstack has an app that lets you track your reading right on your phone!
It's available in the App Store and in Google Play.
Beanstack Help Guides
Check out the Prize Catalog!
Prizes will be available starting Monday, June 26. Select them online or stop by the 3rd Floor.
Note: The prize catalog may not be up to date!
Begins Monday, June 26
Download a Nature BINGO card for added summer fun!
You can get Bingo by completing a row, a column, or a diagonal. You can get prizes for up to 3 Bingos per card.
Bingo Cards will be available beginning Monday, June 26 and can be turned in for prizes until August 19.
Roll a Scavenger Hunt
Begins Monday, June 26
Roll a pair of dice to determine what you need to find! It's a new scavenger hunt every time you visit!
Be sure to check www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/calendar
for more library events you may be interested in!
Try delicious and easy recipes that need very little to come out great - a mug and a microwave! Stop by and try the recipe! Registration requested (click on that month's items to register) so there will be enough ingredients for everyone.
This program will meets one Friday a month year-round on the 3rd Floor at 3:00pm.
Summer dates are listed below.
Friday, June 16: Angel Food Cake
Friday, July 7: Popcorn Snack Mix
Friday, August 4: Layered Salsa Dip
For information on ingredients, please email Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Book Club
Teen Book Club will be reading 2023 Teen Choice Book Award Nominees this summer!
Second Tuesdays at 7pm. There will be snacks! Registration requested to ensure enough snacks.
Tuesday, July 11
Tuesday, August 8
Angora Wool Spinning
Monday, July 10
11:00am in the Roosevelt Room
Make a drop-spindle and learn to spin fiber into yarn! Where is the fiber you will be spinning coming from? From the Angora rabbits that you'll get to brush! Limited to 35 participants.
2nd Annual Tiny Art Show
Kits available beginning Wednesday, July 12
Or attend an In-person Creating Event:
Wednesday, July 12, 2:00-4:00pm
Monday, July 17, 1:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, July 25, 6:00-8:00pm
No registration needed.
Create artwork no larger than 4" at home or attend one of the three In-person creating events. Return the artwork by Wednesday, July 26 for it to be included in a gallery show in the Roosevelt Room.
T-Shirt Tote Bags
Thursday, July 20
No registration needed.
Turn a t-shirt into a tote bag or backpack! No sewing skills needed. The library has a limited supply of shirts, so bring your own if possible!
Chalk Art & Rock Painting
Monday, July 31
On the Library's Patio
(Rain Date August 1)
Paint rocks to hide around the library, or around town, and decorate the path along the StoryWalk with colorful chalk art!
K-Pop & Cake Pops
Tuesday, August 15
Registration link coming soon
Decorate and eat cake pops while listening to your favorite K-Pop songs!
Take & Make Craft Kits
All kits are available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk beginning on Wednesdays while supplies last. Kits contain most, if not all, of the supplies needed. Scissors, glue, or other items may be needed.
Check the library calendar for more information.
June 14: String Art
June 21: Paracord Bottle Handle
June 28: Make a Mini Travel Art Set
July 5: Pom-pom Poppers
July 12: Tiny Art Show Kit
July 26: Color a Squishy
August 9: Beaded Safety Pins
August 23: Magnetic Bookmarks
Maynard Library Booklists
Diverse Books & #OwnVoices: A list of recent books that feature a diverse cast of characters.
Book to Movies: A list of books that have been turned into movies, mini-series, and tv shows.
Short Stories: A list of short story and essay collections on many different topics and genres
2023 Teen Choice Book Award Nominees
Read the books now, vote for your favorite in September!
Download a new audio book each week! Available to teens ages 13+
YALSA stands for Young Adult Library Services Association, and it mostly provides resources for librarians. However, every year they compile lists of the best books in various categories, including the Teens Top 10 - chosen by teens around the country.
Read Beyond the Beaten Path, the Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program, is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. It is also sponsored by the Friends of the Maynard Public Library, the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
The theme of "Find Your Voice" and related artwork is provided iRead and the Illinois Library Association. Artwork created by Hannah Templer.