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 — tellĀ  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!

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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.

Next Program: Dance2Live Hip Hop Workshop, 7/8

Teen summer reading is in its second month, and we have two more great programs for you. Come check out our Dance2Live hip-hop dance workshop this Friday in the Community Room on the second floor of the Civic Center building (right above the library)! Here are the details — no sign-up required! All levels are welcome!

Friday, July 8, from 2-3:00 p.m.
Dance2Live Street Dancing Workshop! Learn the art of street dance, including break-dancing techniques, from members of the experienced dance crew from Dance2Live. This hour-long workshop will get you moving! For all levels, beginner to advanced. Community Room, 2nd Floor.

Magnetize Me Program Photos

The photos from our Magnetize Me workshop with My Art Workshop are in!

Check out the link here to see what we did, or look under Programs on the right sidebar menu for the page. The photos are in thumbnail form, so click on each one to embiggen!

Thanks to everyone for attending and to My Art Workshop for furnishing the supplies and leading the program!

First Summer Reading Program This Friday!

Summer Reading has officially started this week, and sign-ups are already going strong. Register at the reference desk to win prizes each six hours of reading this summer (up to 18 hours); when you finish the program, you receive a free book or pack of comic books and get a raffle ticket for our end of summer drawing for a number of cool gift cards and other prizes. All the prize information is at the reference desk where you sign up.

The first special program is a fun art workshop to make your own memo board. There are still a few spaces available but sign up isĀ  limited to 15 people, so if you’re interested visit the reference desk or call 303-762-2555 to sign up. Here are the deets:

Friday, June 10, 2-3:30 p.m.
Magnetize Me with My Art Workshop! Design, paint, and decorate a magnet/chalk/memo board to hang at home or at school. All supplies are provided. Registration required. This program will be held in the library’s Storytime room. Limited to 15 participants.

2011 Summer Reading Program Schedule Up!

It’s almost time for the teen summer reading program, starting June 6 at Englewood Public Library. Find more information on the Programs tab to see the schedule for our special programs. This summer, we have four excellent workshops coming your way — sign up to design your own magnet/chalk/memo board, make your own airbrushed T-shirt, learn how to dance hip-hop style, and get glitter henna tattoos. All programs are free and all supplies are provided!

Registration for the special programs starts today (May 9), so give us a call at 303-762-2555 or stop by the reference desk to sign-up!