Monthly Archives: May 2012

Our Teen Summer Reading Program comes with the chance to win a Kindle Fire!

[Edited 7/27/2012] Comments on this post are now closed. A big thank you to everyone who participated!

Hey teens! We know you’re busy, so we’ll keep this short and sweet:

1.  We’re having a Teen Reading Program! It’s during June and July, and if you’re a teen (going into 6th grade – 12th grade) all you have to do is sign up at the library.

2. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win one of two Kindle Fires. But wait! The more teens sign up, the more prizes there will be. So tell your friends to sign up too.

3. There are so many ways to earn more chances to win. One way is to keep keep track of the books you read – for every three books, you get one chance. (We’ve got a form for that – pick one up at the front desk.) You get another chance (limit one per day) each time you tell us something about what you’re reading by:

  • Commenting on our Facebook wall
  • Commenting on this post
  • Tweeting @TJHPPL
  • Calling us
  • Attending a teen program

4. Yes, teen programs! We’ll be sharing more info later, but we’re going to have a Hunger Games party on July 5th, a monster costume party on July 12th, dream interpretations on July 19th, and a music night on July 31st.

5. Here’s the tl;dr recap: SIGN UP, READ, PARTICIPATE and possibly WIN A KINDLE FIRE!



Filed under Uncategorized

School’s almost out … it’s time to start making plans to attend our Summer Reading Program!


Kids, it’s time to start turtle hunting! The 2012 Summer Reading Program kicks off May 29th with our annual turtle races. Never participated in a turtle race before? All you have to do is show up at the library at either 9:30 am or 12:30 pm with a turtle (no snapping turtles, please!) and we’ll take care of the rest.

Then come back to the library every Tuesday from June 5th through July 31st for a host of amazing programs.


Here’s what you need to know about the Summer Reading Program:

* The theme this year is Dream Big, READ!

* Each Tuesday the same program will be offered twice, once in the morning (9:00 – 10:30), and once in the afternoon (12:30 – 2:00).

* Ages are Pre-K through 5th grade.

* Entertainment includes magicians, storytellers, singers, and puppeteers. You’ll even get a chance to make your own dreamcatcher, learn about nocturnal animals, and help create a quilt!

So come on down, pick up your welcome packet, find some books, and get reading … and dreaming.

1 Comment

Filed under children's programs, what's happening @ your library