Welcome to the 2019 Teen Summer Library Club!
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 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!
· Optical Illusion
· Rocket Ship
· Door (or portal!)
· 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!
Young Adult Room Activities
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.