2014 Summer Program Preview

2014 TSRP WidgetOur annual teen Summer Reading program  will launch Monday, June 2. Area young adults ages 12-18 will be challenged to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and do seven of our suggested activities. Get your reward card punched as you go, and when you finish, you’ll receive a surprise and be entered in a drawing for a free Kindle eReader.

In addition to our popular teen summer reading challenge, the library is planning a wide range of free programs to help you “Spark a Reaction.” We’ll invite teens to enjoy crafting over lunch, participate in our annual photography contest and showcase their knowledge through a fun trivia contest. To receive email reminders of these and other teen programs, sign up for our blog updates

“Spark a Reaction” Teen Photography Contest

Spark your creativity through photography. Submit your photos in one of three categories by July 25 for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. This contest is open to all teens in Boone and Callaway Counties. Find contest rules and submission guidelines at teens.dbrl.org after June 2. Ages 12-18.

Project Teen: Pamper Yourself

Make your own bath bombs, shower soothers and lip balms. We’ll provide pizza and supplies. Ages 11-16.

Callaway County Public Library
Fri., June 20 at 12 p.m.
No registration required.
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tues., June 24 at 12 p.m.
No registration required.

Project Teen: Steampunk Accessories
Monday, June 23, 1-2:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Fashion your own steampunk jewelry and accessories. We’ll provide a pizza lunch. Ages 12-18. Registration begins Tuesday, June 10. Call (573) 443-3161 to sign up.

Project Teen: Catapults

Create your own catapult. We’ll take them outside to see how far they will throw marshmallows. We’ll provide pizza afterwards (for eating, not throwing.) Ages 11-16.

Callaway County Public Library
Fri., July 18 at 12 p.m.
No registration required.
Southern Boone County Public Library
Tues., July 22 at 12 p.m.
No registration required.

Project Teen: Trivia at the End of the World
Wednesday, July 23, 1-2:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Answer trivia questions related to your favorite dystopian young adult novels such as “Divergent,” “Hunger Games” and “Legend.” It may not be a battle to the death, but there will be some fun prizes. We will provide a pizza lunch. Registration begins Tuesday, July 8. Call (573) 443-3161 to sign up.

Doctor Who Celebration
Thursday, July 31, 6:30-8 p.m.
Callaway County Public Library

Are you a Doctor Who fan? Join us for games and activities based on the British science fiction TV series. Create a replica of a sonic screwdriver. Answer trivia questions. Come in costume or not. All ages.

Color Explosion
Friday, August 1, 3-5:30 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library

Come create your own inspired tie-dye t-shirt. Learn about the science of dyes and color mixing and matching. We’ll supply the t-shirts. All ages.

The Giver Celebration
Thursday, August 7, 6-7 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Discuss Lois Lowry’s “The Giver”, the upcoming movie, and participate in themed activities. Ages 10 and up. Registration begins Tuesday, July 29. Call (573) 443-3161 to sign up.

Teen Game Night
Friday, August 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library

Challenge your friends to a game on our Wii U console or to a board game tournament. We’ll have various games available as well as supplies for art projects. Refreshments provided. Please enter through back door.

About Brandy

Gadget addict, amateur photographer, schnauzer lover, connoisseur of fine children's and young adult literature, and DBRLTeen blog coordinator.
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