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Summer Reading Program 2024: Read, Renew, Repeat – Teens

July 5th – August 23rd, 2024

July

This summer, we are all about conservation! Join Rogers Free Library’s Summer Reading Program: Read, Renew, Repeat. We’ll focus on protecting species and the environment, how to improve our habits, and reading books to help us learn and grow!

Beginning July 5th,  log your children’s reading, participate in library programs, and win fantastic prizes!

Our Teen Summer Reading Program is on paper logs. Teens can grab their reading logs at our Main Circulation.

Reading recommendations from the Bristol Warren Regional School District can be found on our Reading and Resources Page.

We also have programs for children & for adults! To learn more visit our Children’s SRP & Adult SRP webpages.

How it Works:

  1. Choose your tracking method!
    • Track by book (5 book minimum)
    • Track the minutes (60 minute minimum)
  2. Pick up your log at the Main Circulation desk.
  3. Read books, attend programs, and mark your progress.
  4. When you meet your goal, visit the Main Circ desk to grab your prize!
    • 1st goal = win a book!
    • 2nd goal = win a gift card!
    • You will also enter the raffle for our Teen Summer Reading Grand Prizes!

Prizes*
Teens can win giveaway books, and gift cards (local Bristol businesses & gaming) by completing their goals! They will also enter to win one of our Awesome Summer Reading Grand Prizes (3 total!)

Click the heading below to see all the programs for Teen during SRP.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Saturday, July 6th, 11 am-2 pm, Courtyard Garden*

Come celebrate the start of the 2024 Summer Reading Program with us! There will be:

  • Face Painting
  • Music
  • Free Del’s Lemonade (while supplies last)
  • Crafts & Free Books & more…!

Designed for all ages, this year’s Summer Reading program theme is Read, Renew Repeat and features the idea of conservation. 

*If inclement weather, the event will be held inside (we will still have Del’s!)

Video Game Hour logo with gameboy, controller, peace symbol, ying and yang symbol

Video Game Hour

Every Monday the library is open, 3:30-4:30 pm, Teen Space

Come hang out in the Teen Space for Video Game Hour! We will have gaming PCs, Switch’s, and a PS5 set up available so you can game with your friends. Feel free to bring your own device too! Games include Mario Kart, Minecraft, Roblox, Super Smash Bros, and more!

Best for ages 10-18.

Drop-in program. No registration is needed.

Teen Craft’s

Every Wednesday the library is open, 3-4 pm, Teen Space

Unleash your creativity at the Teen Crafts program! Join Miss Sarah in the Teen Space from 3 to 4 pm every Wednesday for a variety of different crafts, including:

  • Keychains
  • Sand Art
  • Magnets
  • Buttons
  • & more!

Best for ages 12-18. No registration is needed.

Teen Writing Workshop

Every Wednesday of SRP, starting July 10th, 6-7:55 pm, Teen Space

Calling all aspiring writers! Join our Teen Writing Group and dive into a world of creativity, imagination, and self-expression. There will be weekly meetings with prompts, time to share your work and have it reviewed, and more!

Best for 12-18. Space is limited, registration is recommended. Please register here.

Teen Anime Club

Tuesday, July 16th & Tuesday, August 20th, 5-6 pm

Calling all anime enthusiasts! Join our Teen Anime Club to dive into the vibrant world of anime. Whether you’re a seasoned otaku or new to anime, this club is the perfect place to meet fellow fans, discuss your favorite series, and discover new ones.

What to Expect:

  • Anime Screenings: Watch episodes from popular and classic anime series*.
  • Manga Discussions: Talk about the latest manga releases and your all-time favorites.
  • Cosplay Events: Dress up as your favorite characters and participate in cosplay contests.
  • Art & Drawing: Share your fan art and participate in drawing workshops.
  • Anime Trivia: Test your knowledge with fun trivia games and quizzes.
  • Cultural Insights: Learn about Japanese culture and traditions through anime.

Best for ages 13-18. This is a drop-in program, no registration is needed.

*Screened for appropriateness for a teen audience.

Teen Lock-In

Friday, July 26th, 5-7:30 pm, Teen Space

Teens, are you ready for the ultimate night of fun, games, and adventure? Join us for a Teen Lock-In at Rogers Free Library! Spend the evening locked in the library with your friends, enjoying a variety of activities designed just for you.

Activities include:

  • Scavenger Hunt: Team up and race against the clock to find hidden treasures around the library.
  • Gaming Station: Compete in video game tournaments or play your favorite board games.
  • Karaoke: Show off your singing skills with our karaoke setup.
  • Craft Corner: Get creative with DIY crafts and projects.
  • Movie Marathon: Relax with popcorn and watch popular teen movies.
  • Pizza Party: Enjoy delicious pizza and snacks throughout the night.

Details:

  • Registration Required: Register here. Please sign up online by Wednesday. July 24th.
  • Permission Slip: A signed permission slip from a parent or guardian is required for participation. 

Build It, Break It, Create It! – Cardboard Build

Tuesday, July 30th & Wednesday, August 14th , 12-3 pm, Herreshoff Room

Unleash your creativity and engineering skills at our Build It, Break It, Create It! Cardboard Build! This hands-on program invites you to use recycled cardboard and your imagination to create whatever your heart desires. Participants will have access to Makedo Cardboard Tools to create their masterpieces. From intricate sculptures to functional models, the possibilities are endless. Join us for a fun and eco-friendly crafting session where innovation meets sustainability.

Best for ages 8-18. Drop-in program. No registration is needed.

Teen Movie Night

Tuesday, August 13th, 5-7 pm, Teen Space

Grab your popcorn and join us for an exciting Teen Movie Night at the library! This is your chance to kick back, relax, and enjoy a great film with friends.

**Movie TBD**

TAB Laser Tag After Hours

Friday, August 16th, 5-7:30 pm, Teen Space

Join the Teen Advisory Board with Laser Tag After Hours! Teens are invited to play laser tag in the stacks. Laser Tag equipment will be provided.

Registration and a signed permission slip by parents is required. Please give your permission slips to Miss Sarah, before the event or at the start of the event. Any teen who does not have a signed slip will not be allowed to enter the library after closing.

If you are not part of the Teen Advisory Board and are interested in joining, please email Miss Sarah at [email protected] to join.

Best for ages 12-18. Registration and a signed permission slip are required. Please register here.

End of Summer Reading Bash

Friday, August 23rd 10 am-12 pm, Courtyard Garden*

Celebrate the end of summer and our Children’s Summer Reading program! There will be a small parade around the block, a costume contest, crafts, snacks, a photo booth, and more! Everyone who participates in the parade and/or costume contest will get a prize. We will also be announcing the winners of the Summer Reading Gift Basket raffle. 

Please check our website for the most up-to-date information. 

Best for ages 2-14 years old

*If inclement weather, the event will be held inside the library.