Wow is October going to be a busy time at the Library Teen Zone. (By the way...that’s the winning name that you all voted for!) Starting tomorrow we have the literary passport challenge. It runs from October 1 through October 24. The teen that earns the most points wins a DD gift card. All teens who participate will be entered to win a gift card to the store of the winner’s choosing. More information can be found on the library website on the Teen page.
We will be starting two teen book clubs in October. The Random Reads club meets once a month. There’s no need to read a specific book for this group, though, so just come to talk about books you’ve loved (or hated) and hear from your friends about books you might like. We’ll have snacks at this one too! The first meeting is Wednesday, October 14 at 6:45 pm. Sign up and let me know your favorite snack. http://goo.gl/forms/pJ2VmQUkkh
The other book club is called the Fiction Fight Club. Form a team of friends who love to read and who love to compete. Teams must have at least three members and no more than six. On October 20, I will release the official book list with book titles and authors that must be read. Teams can decide which members read which books. Then on May 21 teams will compete in an All Day Book Battle featuring different mental and physical challenges related to the required books. The once a month meetings are optional and provide team members a chance to prepare for the Battle. Sign your team up online: http://goo.gl/forms/knjtfXG2KQ
October 18 is Sundae Sunday- free ice cream sundaes for everyone. But also, we will have a showcase and sampling of food from around the literary world. I need your help. Please consider making a dessert that ties into your favorite young adult book. For example rainbow cupcakes for the Wizard of Oz or Honey-cakes from the Hobbit. It doesn’t have to be a food actually mentioned in the book but something that you think a character would like. I really need volunteers to help with this- don’t forget you’ll get volunteer service hours. And...we will have the Patriot game on so you won’t miss a minute of Tom Brady and Gronk!!! Sign up today: http://goo.gl/forms/WtLJzivsfW
October 18-24 is Teen Read Week. We have a Get Away @ Your Library Challenge that runs from October 1 through October 24. The Passport Challenge will be available starting October 1. Come into the library and pick up your passport and start earning points. The challenge will last until October 24 and a prize will be awarded to the teen who collects the most points. Click here for more information about this fun activity. You may also print out your own passport here.
October 19 learn about about alternative medicines- acupuncture and Reiki. The night will feature a presentation and demonstration- you won’t want to miss it. October 21 is Movie & Munchie afternoon. You can go to the library website and vote for the movie you most want to see. Right now Ghostbusters is in the lead. Vote today and plan on coming for a fun afternoon.
PLEASE consider signing up for Remind. Especially those of you who don’t read your emails. It allows me to send reminders of upcoming events and teen news to your email or your phone. Sign up today: remind.com/join/c02f0 Also be sure to check out the Teen Zone Instagram account: wpl_youngadults