Thursday, June 11, 2015

2015 CCL Teen Summer Reading

Chester County Library's Teen Summer Reading program has begun! This year's theme is "Unmask." Here's how it works: Come to the Youth Services Department to get your calendar. From June 8th to August 16th, mark your calendar each day you read or listen to books for 60 minutes. You'll get a prize when you reach 20 days of reading, 40 days of reading, and 60 days of reading. Each time your calendar is checked, your name will be entered in the Teen Summer Reading Raffle. The raffle will be held on September 4th, and winners will be notified by phone.

Below is a list of all summer teen events. You need to register online for these events. You can register by going to > Events > Teen Programs > On the calendar, find the event date and click on the event name > Fill in your information.

The Amazing Magic of Ran'd Shine
Friday, June 26
6:30-7:45 pm
Chester County Library - Struble Room
Ran'd Shine wowed audiences with his magic at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC, and has performed in the United States and overseas for more than a decade. Now you can experience his amazing magic and learn a few tricks yourself.

Teen Scavenger Hunt
Friday, July 17
3:00-4:30 pm
Chester County Library - Youth Services Department
Are you good at following clues to find hidden stuff? Come to the Teen Scavenger Hunt and get some loot!

The LibraryLympics
Friday, July 31
6:30-8:00 pm
Chester County Library - Struble Room
Got game? Join the LibraryLympics and test your skills in events like the paperback stack, used book toss, and much more. Let the games begin!

Friday, August 14
6:30-8:30 pm
Chester County Library - Struble Room
McFarland USA is based on the true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. It follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team in their predominantly Latino high school in California, and how their coach transforms them into championship contenders. Starring Kevin Costner. Rated PG.

Reading Raves
Friday, July 10, 2:00-3:00 pm - Nonfiction/Biographies
Friday, July 24, 2:00-3:00 pm - Graphic Novels
Friday, August 7, 2:00-3:00 pm - Historical Fiction
Chester County Library - Struble Room
Each week, we focus on a different book genre (see above). First, you'll talk about what you're reading with the group. Then you'll do some Book Speed-Dating -- You'll "get to know" a book for 4 minutes, and then...DING! When the bell rings, you'll rate how much you liked or didn't like that book. Then you'll move on to the next book, "get to know it" for 4 minutes and rate it...and so on. It's a fun way to acquaint yourself with a lot of books in a short amount of time.

Knit 'n Lit
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11
Chester County Library - Youth Services Department
Learn how to knit or work on your own knitting project while the group chats about books.

Hope to see you at the library this summer!

Lisa U.
CC Library