Own the Night Teen Summer Reading

This year’s teen summer reading program has kicked off to a good start. The program runs from June 4 through August 5, and teens in grades 6-12 can sign up at the reference desk (there’s also an adult summer reading program this year — tell  your parents!). Click here to see our upcoming programs, including a great new way to find new summer reads at our Date or Hate book speeding dating event, an educational and terrifying journey into local Colorado hauntings at our Things That Go Bump in the Night evening, a visit from paranormal YA novelist Brenna Yovanoff, and a mother-daughter spa day.

After you read 12 hours, you’re eligible for a free book AND an entry into our big giveaway — a Kindle Fire! Don’t miss out!

Next Program: Hunger Games Release Party

The Hunger Games Release Party
March 18, 2 p.m., Altenbach Room

The Hunger Games will have its first showing on March 23, 2012. Will you be there? Do you want a chance to win movie tickets, posters, and other HG items? Come to our release party on March 18 and celebrate what will hopefully be the biggest and best YA book-turned-movie in a long while! Stay tuned for more details of the party challenges we’ll be throwing down.

For teens ages 12-18.

Next Program: “Date or Hate” Book Speed Dating

Date or Hate – Book Speed Dating Sunday
February 12, 2-3 p.m., Altenbach Room

When was the last time you fell in love with a book? It can be tough to find your perfect match, but life’s too short to read books you don’t like. Come fall in love with a new book at our book speed dating event, “Date or Hate”, where you’ll spend a few minutes each with several books new and old to see if you can find your perfect match. Take home the ones you want to date; leave the ones you hate. Food and drinks will be provided; you bring the attitude. For teens ages 12-18.

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Breaking Dawn release party winners!

The first and second place prizes for our Breaking Dawn trivia contest have been chosen, and the winners have already picked up their prizes: a $25 Regal Cinema gift card for first place, and a goodie bag of vampire-inspired treats for second place. Congrats to Rosa and Aliah for doing so well on the (pretty hard, if I do say so myself) quiz, and thanks to everyone for making our Eclipse showing a blast.

Next Program: Breaking Dawn release party

Join us October 30 from 1-5 p.m. for a vampire and werewolf-themed Twilight party to celebrate Halloween and the release of Breaking Dawn Part One on November 18! We will have a trivia contest (with prizes!), giveaways, and a showing of Eclipse on our library’s new flat-screen television, as well as plenty of snacks, drinks, and decorations.

Check back for more details, to be posted soon. In the meantime, sign-up at the reference desk or call 303-762-2555, or just comment on this post and I will add you to the list.

Update: First prize for the contest will be a $25 gift card to Regal Cinema to spend on movie tickets and snacks for one winner. (Don’t have your tickets to Breaking Dawn yet? Here’s your chance!)

Teen Summer Reading 2011 Photos

You waited patiently for me to get the photos together, and I appreciate it. Here are links to the photos from three of our summer reading workshops. You can also find these links on the right side of the blog, under the menu heading Programs.

Magnetize Me (magnetic bulletin board) with My Art Workshop

Glitter Tattoos with Hummingbird Henna

Airbrushed T-shirts with Igor’s T-shirts

You Are Here Summer Reading Raffle

The teen summer reading program is officially over, and the names were drawn for the raffle prizes yesterday. This year, we awarded Pirate’s Cove passes, Chipotle “free burritos for four” meals, Elitch Gardens tickets, and gift cards for GameStop, ITunes, and Wal-Mart to 19 lucky winners. All winners have been called. The winner of the Tattered Cover gift card for most reviews written will be determined this week, as well (as soon as I count the zillions of reviews you guys wrote!).

Even if you didn’t complete the program in time for the raffle, you can still pick up the 6-hour reading prizes and get a free book for completing the program through August 15.

On this blog, be on the lookout for the awesome photos for two of our summer reading events: the glitter henna tattoo program and the air-brushed T-shirt workshop. I apologize for not posting them sooner — time goes quickly during summer reading and it got away from me.

Thanks to all of you for participating and making summer reading a success this year! Thanks also to our sponsors who generously donated prizes: Chipotle, Tokyo Joe’s, Izze soda, Chick-fil-A, Elitch Gardens, Pirate’s Cove, and Tattered Cover.