'Unmask!' is theme of Teen Summer Reading Program
About 20 young adults launched the Prescott Valley Public Library 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program, Unmask!, this past Monday with games, pizza, a teen band, and superhero logo painting.
With the trio, Fault Line, rocking in the background, teens continued to arrive, checking in with Teen Librarian Ginney Bilbray or Assistant Librarian Lynn McNeill to fill out a raffle ticket for a new Kindle e-reader. They also received a deck of playing cards, and a bag with a comic book, food certificate for Chipotle, and a punching ball.
Teens ages 12-18 can participate in a variety of free events and activities, or read on their own, with raffle tickets earned for attendance, books read, hours read, book reviews written and/or movies (based on a book) viewed. Tickets go into a drawing on July 27 for the Kindle.
The season's first event starts at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, in the third floor Crystal Room, for parents and teens, when Yavapai County Search and Rescue members present Hug a Tree Survival.
On Monday, June 15, from 2-4 p.m., two presenters will give a Henna Workshop in the second floor Children's Program Room. Pre-registration for this event is required.
On Tuesday, June 16, from 2-4 p.m. is How to Take the Perfect Selfie in the Teen Room. Three selfie sticks will be given away.
Tuesday, July 14, from 2-4 p.m. is a Karaoke Party in the third floor Crystal Room. Bring a favorite CD or song.
Wednesday, July 15, from 2-4 p.m. in the Teen Room is collage making with pictures of favorite heroes. Teens can email pictures of their heroes between July 1-15 to Librarian Ginney Bilbray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bubble Gum Day is celebrated from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, in the Teen Room with prizes for the biggest bubble.
From 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, teens can participate in a Library Scavenger Hunt with the winner earning a prize.
Bilbray said she and Teen Library Assistant Lynn McNeill have fun creative activities planned for Craft Days. All take place from 2-4 p.m. in the Teen Room, on Thursdays, June 11, 25 July 9, and Tuesday, June 30.
Wii Olympics take place on Fridays between 2-4 p.m. in the Teen Room on June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17 and 24. The Summer Reading Program ends July 25.
Bilbray said the library offers an electronic reminder program for forgetful teens. Called Mr. TeenRoom, it will text teens with the date, time and location for upcoming summer reading events. For more information, call 928-759-3038 or 928-759-6191.