Welcome to the 2019 Teen Summer Library Club!
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Registration begins

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Program, Events, and Activities run

Monday, June 24 - Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Claim prizes beginning

Monday, July 8, 2019

How it works:

  • For every 5 hours/300 minutes of reading* and/or for every 5 Challenges you completed between Tues. June 18 and Fri. Aug. 16, 2019, you earn a prize!

  • Read for at least 15 hours/900 minutes and/or finish 10 challenges to be entered into the Summer Raffle.

  • You can track your reading and challenges online or on paper.

  • There will be events and activities in the library throughout the summer.

* Reading includes Summer Homework; eBooks; audio & digital audio books; magazines & newspapers; comics, graphic novels, mangas, & webcomics; Wikipedia articles; fanfiction... ANY READING COUNTS.

How to Join:

Online Summer Library Club

Create an account by going to the Teen Summer Library Club Portal and filling out the registration form. Be sure to include an e-mail address or phone number so you can be contacted about prizes.


Track Your Reading:

On the main page or the Books tab, enter the title of the book (or magazine, etc.) and how many minutes you read for. You can list multiple entries for each book. Online tracking means you do not have to visit the library to report, and you can report as often as you would like!



All challenges are listed under the Challenges tab. Some need a title and author to finish, some need a picture, and some are simple confirmations.

Paper logs for your personal use are available on the 3rd floor.


In Person Summer Library Club

If you are unable or would prefer to track your reading and challenges off-line, visit the library on Mondays or Thursdays to see Ms. Casey!

Track Your Reading:

Use a paper log to track your reading. This is for you to keep, so list books (or magazines, etc) and time spent reading in a way that works for you. See Ms. Casey on Mondays or Thursdays to report and earn prizes.


Challenges are listed on the inside of your log. You can e-mail any photos to Ms. Casey at cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net or drop off a paper copy.


Fun fact: There are no limits to how many prizes you can earn, and no weekly requirements!

  • Earn a prize for every 5 hours/300 minutes of reading or for every 5 Challenges completed. You choose these prizes from the prize cart and they include books, snacks, small toys, and stationary.

  • Complete 15 hours/900 minutes of reading or 10 Challenges to be entered into the Summer Raffle (in addition to the regular prizes) for gift cards and other prizes.

  • There is are special prizes for completing the Summer Scavenger Hunt and Interstellar Rubber Ducks Hunt.

  • Reading logs and Challenges submitted through the Online Summer Portal will be automatically tallied and you will receive a notification saying you've earned a prize. ​If you report in person, prize eligibility will be calculated when you report.


How do I collect my prizes?

To collect your prizes, visit the library and ask for Casey.

All prizes must be picked up by Thursday, August 29, 2019!


Summer Scavenger Hunt

Find and photograph all 10 items. Submit your photos through the Online Summer Portal and you will earn an extra prize! Scavenger hunt items can be found in any order, anywhere, not just at the library, and creativity in your interpretation of each item is encouraged!


· Alien

· Optical Illusion

· Shelfie

· Rocket Ship

· Planet

· Door (or portal!)

· Reflection

· #MaynardRocks

· Book with a blue cover

· Ice cream

Interstellar Rubber Ducks Hunt

Find the Interstellar Rubber Ducks hidden around the library's 3rd floor and unscramble the letters to get a (small) prize. There will be a different word and prize each week!




Read a book (or anything) in any or all of the following categories and submit the title and author to complete this challenge:​

  • Based on a Book: Watch a movie, mini series, or at least 3 episodes TV series based on a book.*

  • Now a Major Motion Picture: Read a book that has been turned into a movie, mini series, or TV series.*

  • New Book: A book off of any New Books shelf at any library or bookstore.

  • Graphic Novel: This includes fiction and nonfiction graphic novels, comic books, manga, & webcomics.

  • Nonfiction

  • New-to-You Author: Read something by an author you've never read before.

  • Read Along: Listen to an audio book.

  • Alternate Universe: Read any retelling of a famous story or a book that imagines our world if historical events had ended differently and submit the title and author below! *

  • Science Fiction: Read a science fiction novel (steampunk counts).


Each category counts as a separate challenge, and double dipping is allowed (Ex: Audio book version of Divergent - Submit it for Read Along and Now a Major Motion Picture!)


*Looking for ideas? Here are some lists to get you started!


Retellings & Alternate Histories

Visit the Library

Visit the library, whether to hang out, check out books, movies, or museum passes, or to work on a project, and you will complete this Challenge.

Each visit counts as a separate Challenge, so visit often!

Attend a Library Event!

Do you plant to attend the summer concert? Harry Potter Escape Room? Rock Painting? All of these events? Then you've completed this challenge (and more than once, if you go to more than one event!)

Fandom Fun

Share a piece of original fan art or fan fiction by taking a picture and uploading it to the Online Summer Portal! (or bring it in and show Ms. Casey - either way works!)

Reading Buddies

Read or listen to a book with a friend or family member! Share the title and author to complete the Challenge.

Pay It Forward

Perform a random act of kindness, big or small!

Social Media Friend/Follower

Visit the library's social media pages on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, or the Teen page on the website, to complete this challenge. First digital visit of the summer counts as a Challenge. Please, friend or follow us if you don't already!

You're already at the website - if you haven't already, confirm your visit on the Online Summer Portal!

Did You Know?

Share an interesting fact with other library visitors! Use the board in the Young Adult Room or submit a piece of trivia online and it will be hung in the Young Adult Room and posted on the Teen Page of the website!

Each fact submitted counts as a Challenge!

Starred Reviews

Share a review with other library visitors! Use the review forms in the Young Adult Room, or submit one online, and it will be hung in the Young Adult Room and posted on the Teen Page of the website!

Every review you submit counts as a Challenge!

Would You Rather: Fictional Universe Edition

There will be a different choice each week beginning June 24. Visit the YA Room or check the Online Summer Portal for that week's options. Voicing your choice counts as a Challenge, for a maximum of 8 choices.


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Summer Events


Explosion Books

Monday, July 1, 2019; 1:00 pm

Create unique pop-up books that seem to explode when you open them!

Monday, July 1, 2019;  1:00 pm

No sign-ups needed

In the Storytime Room

Fandom Rock Painting

Thursday, July 18, 2019; Drop-in 6:00-8:00 pm

Paint rocks to represent your favorite fictional universes!

Thursday, July 18, 2019; Drop-in 6:00-8:00 pm

No sign-ups needed

In the Storytime Room

Galaxy Art

Monday, July 22, 2019; Drop-in 2:00-3:30 pm

Create galaxy bottles and more!

Monday, July 30, 2019; Drop-in 2:00-3:30 pm

No sign-ups needed

In the Storytime Room


Thursday, August 1, 2019; 6:30 pm

Play with these small domed robots and see who can create the best obstacle course!

Thursday, August 9, 2019; 6:30 pm

No sign-ups needed

 In the Storytime Room


Harry Potter Escape Room

Monday, August 12, 2019; 1:00-3:30 pm

Find the clues and sneak out of Hogwarts for a fun day in Hogsmead. Be quick, though, or you'll find yourself serving detention in the Forbidden Forest if Professor McGonagall catches you leaving!

Groups of 3-6 people.

Monday, August 12, 2019; 1:00-3:00 pm

Registration required - register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 978-897-1010 x103

In the Storytime Room

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Young Adult Room Activities


Would You Rather: Fiction Universe Edition

Each week, a different scenario will be posted in the YA Room.

Fandom Bookmarks

Craft Station

Pom-pom Aliens
June 24 - July 12

Moon Landing Bookmarks
July 15 - July 26
Space-themed Scratch Art
July 29 - August 2

Balancing Robots
August 5 - August 23

Mini Books

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Thank You!

A Universe of Stories is sponsored by the Maynard Public Library, the Friends of the Maynard Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Coupons and tickets for prizes provided courtesy of the Western Massachusetts Library Advocates, The Big E, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, U.S.S. Constitution Museum, and Yankee Candle Village. 


Maynard Public Library 77 Nason Street Maynard, MA 01754 Phone 978-897-1010