You Are Here: Teen Summer Reading Program


Thanks to Noodles & Company, we’re offering a Summer Reading Program just for TEENS! The first day to pick up your reading log is Wednesday, June 1. You can complete your log by reading 1,500 pages and visiting a library four times. This year, you will get a free pass to a teens-only pool party Saturday, July 9 from 6:30-8:00, just for signing up.
You will also receive these rewards:

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Here's a list of the special events for teens we have planned this year!

Here's a printable list of events listed branch by branch.

You Are HereThursday, June 2, 2011
1:00 - 3:00 PM at Walt Branch Library
5:00 - 7:00 PM at Eiseley Branch Library
Noodles Sampling Events! Help us kick off the Teen Summer Reading Program on Thursday, June 2. Representatives from Noodles & Company will be at here to serve samples of their awesome macaroni and cheese. There will be fun giveaways (while supplies last) and, of course, a chance to sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

You Are HereWednesday, June 8, 2011
3:30-5:00 PM
Walt Branch Library
Sticky Situations: We are inviting teens to make just about anything out of duct tape. We’ll provide the original gray duct tape as well as a variety of cool colors and patterns. Bring your own favorite duct tape to add to your creation.

You Are HereThursday, June 9, 2011
1:00-2:00 PM
Gere Branch Library
Planet Walk: Find out about the Juno mission to Jupiter and take a walk from the library grounds – if miles were meters, and the library was the Sun, how far will we walk to get to Earth? Jupiter? Alpha Centauri? Come explore the neighborhood! Please sign up at the Gere Information Desk to reserve your seat and get an email reminder!

You Are HereTuesday, June 21, 2011
2:30-4:00 PM
Anderson Branch Library
Balloon Animals 101: Ever wondered how balloon sculptors make all those fun shapes within just a few minutes? This is your chance to learn.

You Are HereTuesday, June 21, 2011
3:00-4:00 PM
South Branch Library
Taste the World: You know you love Mac and Cheese and Penne Rosa, but have you ever tried Pad Thai or Japanese Pan Noodles? Come to the library to taste the wonderful creations that Noodles & Company has to offer!

You Are HereWednesday, June 22, 2011
2:30-3:30 PM
Bennett Martin Public Library
Healthy Teen Eats: Alice Henneman, Lancaster County Extension Educator, will be presenting healthy eating ideas with a multicultural flair. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste-test Alice’s ideas! Pre-registration is required by calling 402-441-8566 by Thursday, June 16.

You Are HereWednesday, June 22, 2011
6:00-7:30 PM
Walt Branch Library
Dance and Brawl @ Walt Library! Play “Just Dance” and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl”, both on Nintendo Wii. We’ll have snacks, two large screens to play on, plus air-conditioning!

You Are HereTuesday, June 28, 2011
2:00-3:30 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Make Your Own Souvenir T-Shirt: Have you ever been the recipient of a corny souvenir t-shirt? Have you ever thought I could do better than that? Using bleach, markers and our imagination, we will be designing t-shirts that will commemorate the summer of 2011!

You Are HereWednesday, June 29, 2011
6:30-7:30 PM
Walt Branch Library
Kokyo Taiko Drummers: Join your friends as Wadaiko, Japanese style drummers, perform their dynamic, thunderous and powerful music. Kokyo Taiko, based in Lincoln, brings the exciting art of choreographic drumming to Walt Branch Library!

You Are HereTuesday, July 5, 2011
2:30-3:30 PM
Anderson Branch Library
So You Think You Can Dance? Stop by the library and try out Just Dance 2 on the Wii. Show us what you’ve got, and you could win prizes!

You Are HereThursday, July 7, 2011
2:00-3:30 PM
Walt Branch Library
All Twisted Up! It’s a Teen Twister Tournament at Walt Branch Library! Be the Twister Champion & win a prize! Grab some friends and be prepared to be in hysterics! This event is hosted by students on the Teen Advisory Board at Walt Branch Library. Snacks provided.

You Are HereThursday, July 7, 2011
8:00-9:30 PM
Gere Branch Library
Night Sky Viewing: Come explore the night sky! Volunteers from Hyde Observatory will bring their telescopes to Gere! Between the Moon, Saturn and the Summer Constellations, we should have a great show! In case of inclement weather, we’ll move indoors and use the internet for a “live” viewing and listen to the Hyde experts tell us all about the sky outside. Please sign up at the Gere Information Desk to reserve your seat and get an email reminder!

You Are HereWednesday, July 13, 2011
3:00-5:00 PM
Bennett Martin Public Library
Learning Balloon Sculpting: Teresa Forst, an experienced balloon sculptor, will teach teens how to make wonderful balloon creations.. Please call 402-441-8566 to pre-register for this how-to session. Limit 20.

You Are HereTuesday, July 19, 2011
2:00-3:30 PM
South Branch Library
Get Soaked @ the Library: Come and get soaked in the library parking lot. Bring your soakers and prepare to get wet!

You Are HereTuesday, July 19, 2011
2:30-3:30 PM
Anderson Branch Library
I’m Board: Board Games that is! Challenge your friends or your favorite librarians to several classic games! Checkers, Chess, Spoons, Cards, Jenga, Sequence, Catch Phrase, Guesstures, and many more games will be available.

You Are HereWednesday, July 20, 2011
2:00-3:30 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Dear Diary: Whether you are keeping track of your dreams, writing poetry, or organizing your thoughts, you need a journal. We will be creating homemade journals. Supplies will be available but if you have a favorite postcard or photos you want to build around, bring them.

You Are HereWednesday, July 20, 2011
6:00-7:30 PM
Walt Branch Library
Academy of Rock: Two great, local rock bands, Doppelganger and Counterfeit will be play at Walt Branch Library! You may even know some of these Academy of Rock students from your own school. It’ll be fun, it’ll be loud and it’ll be free! You won’t want to miss this! 

You Are HereFriday, August 5, 2011
11:00-1:00 PM
Gere Branch Library
Blast Off Party: Come and celebrate the launch of NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter! We’ll have music and explosive snacks and watch the blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Please sign up at the Gere Information Desk to reserve your seat and get an email reminder!


TeensRead!
Book Groups for Middle School Students


Anderson Branch Library
June 14-July 26, 2011

TeensRead!You choose from an eclectic group of choices the books YOU want to read and talk about this summer! We have mystery, adventure, sci-fi, graphics, love stories and monsters. To sign up, stop in at Anderson (3635 Touzalin Ave.) or Gere (2400 S. 56th St.) or call Anderson’s Information Desk (402-441-8540) or Gere’s Information Desk (402-441-8560.)
Wednesday, June 1 – Last day to vote online for book choice
Tuesday, June 14 – Book Group Meet & Greet 2:30-3:30 PM
Tuesday, June 21- Balloon Animals 101 2:30-4:00 PM
Tuesday, June 28 – First Book Group 2:30-3:30 PM
Tuesday, July 5 – So You Think You Can Dance 2:30-3:30 PM
Tuesday, July 12 – Second Book Group 2:30-3:30 PM
Tuesday, July19 – I’m Board 2:30-3:30 PM
Tuesday, July 26 – Third Book Group 2:30-3:30 PM

Eiseley Branch Library
June 6 – July 18, 2011

TeensRead!Mondays 1-2 PM Middle School Book Group
2-3 PM High School Book Group
Middle School
June 6 – Meet & Greet
June 13 – Ruins of Gorlan – John Flanagan
June 20 – The Thief – Megan Whalen Turner
June 27 – Epic – Conor Kostick
July 11 – The Book of Three – Lloyd Alexander
July 18 – vote for next year’s books

High School
June 6 – Meet & Greet
June 13 – Epic – Conor Kostick
June 20 – Ruins of Gorlan – John Flanagan
June 27 – Graceling – Kristin Cashore
July 11 – Leviathan – Scott Westerfeld
July 18 – vote for next year’s books

Gere Branch Library
June 7 – July 12, 2011

TeensRead!You choose from an eclectic group of choices the books YOU want to read and talk about this summer! We have mystery, adventure, sci-fi, graphics, love stories and monsters. To sign up, stop in at Gere (2400 S. 56th St.) or call Gere’s Information Desk. 441-8560.
Wednesday, June 1 – Last day to vote online for book choice
Tuesday, June 7 – Book Group Meet & Greet 2:30-3:30 PM
Tuesday, June 14 – Teen Tuesday 3:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 21 – First Book Group Meeting 2:30-3:30 PM
Tuesday, June 28 – Teen Tuesday 3:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, July 5 – Second Book Group Meeting 2:30-3:30 PM
Tuesday, July12 – Teen Tuesday 3:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, July 19 – Third Book Group Meeting 2:30-3:30 PM
Tuesday, July 26 – Teen Tuesday 3:00-5:00 PM


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This program is supported by:

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries Noodles and Company
McDonalds
Nebraska Independent College Foundation   Lincoln Parks and Recreation Runza 
Sam's Club 
 Lincoln Saltdogs
TCBY 
 Connect a Million Minds: an Initiative of Time Warner Cable   Mueller Planetarium