Summer Reading - Teens

Teens in grades 6-12 will blast-off to other worlds this summer by reading, attending astronomy-themed programs and meeting stellar Young Adult authors. 

The Reading Challenge


Now's the opportunity to put away your school work and dig into books you'll love!  This year's program runs from June 1 until August 31 (or until all prizes are given out).

Step 1 
Pick up a paper reading log at any of our four locations, or try out the new online reading log BeanStack.

Step 2
Log every hour you read.

Step 3

After five hours of reading, stop by any library location and show us your log to pick up a prize! If you're using Beanstack, we'll look you up. Then you'll get a prize!

Prizes
Choose from a free book, a coupon for free food at Chipotle or McDonalds, or a swim pass. Supplies are limited. 

Limitations

Read as much as you want, but we can only accept one completed log per week.

Bonus!
Every badge earned or log turned it doubles as an entry into a drawing to win an iPad Mini tablet. Logs must be turned in by July 31 to be eligible for the drawing.  Earned prizes subject to availability.

Teen Summer Programs

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Keep your brain active and make new friends this summer with space-themed crafts, movie screenings, a scavenger hunt and an out-of-this-world author visit at the library. Check out the list of special teen events below, or the complete line up on the Teen Calendar of Events page.

Out of this World Young Adult Author Panel
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - South Irving Library
Discover the secrets to new literary universes with a conversation featuring authors Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns), Roshani Chokshi (A Crown of Wishes), Stephanie Garber (Caraval), Tricia Levenseller (Daughter of the Pirate King), Alex London (Proxy) and Kayla Olson (The Sandcastle Empire). Audience Q&A, book sales, and author signing will follow the discussion.

East Branch Library Teen Programs

Program Date & Time
Teen Crafts: T-shirt Designing July 5, 4 p.m.
Teen Crafts: Space Art July 19, 4 p.m.
End of Summer Reading Challenge Block Party July 31, 2 p.m.

South Irving Library Teen Programs

Program Date & Time
Lit's Alive presents Little Prince Tea June 24, 2 p.m.
Crafty Cabs: Glow-in-the-Dark Edition June 27, 2 p.m.
Irving Chautauqua presents Birds of the World July 8, 2 p.m.
Book It! presents Camp Half-Blood vs. Camp Jupiter July 9, 2 p.m.
Galaxy Slime Lab July 10, 2 p.m.
DIY Geek Chic: Constellation Paper Circuits July 19, 2 p.m.
Crafty Cabs: Galaxy String Art July 25, 2 p.m.
Friday Night Library: Nite Brite July 28, 7 p.m.

Valley Ranch Library Teen Programs

Program Date & Time
Build a Better World: Environment June 24, 4 p.m.
Valley Ranch Labs: Dance Party edition June 30, 4 p.m.
Classic Fantasy Movies: Labyrinth (1986) July 8, 4 p.m.
Build a Better World: Volunteering July 14, 4 p.m.
Valley Ranch Labs: Balloon Car Races July 22, 4 p.m.
Classic Fantasy Movies: The NeverEnding Story (1984) July 28, 4 p.m.

West Irving Library Teen Programs

Program Date & Time
DIY Black Light Painting June 23, 2 p.m.
DIY Marshmallow Launcher July 6, 2 p.m.
Laser Beam Obstacle Course July 27, 2 p.m.
The Human Library July 29, 10 a.m.
Camp NaNoWriMo "Just Write"
Want to get started on that novel you've been putting off? If you're looking for a quiet place to work on writing, drop by the West Irving Library in July as they provide space and support for teen and adult writers.  For details, please call (972) 721-2691.

Summer Snack Program

 
Starting June 6, the East Branch Library and South Irving Library will provide a healthy snack to anyone 18 years and younger. This program is offered through Irving ISD and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

East Branch Library
2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday

South Irving Library
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Monday through Thursday
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