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Teen Summer Reading

Teen Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Teen Summer Reading Game

Teen Summer Reading: Grades 6-12

We get it. Probably the last thing on teens’ minds is reading, but with input from actual teens, we’ve managed to design a Summer Reading program with incentives that will make even the most reluctant reader engaged!

How it works:

  1. Grab a reading log by visiting Lincoln Library, or sign up and record your reading using our Beanstack app.
  2. Earn instant prizes based on the number of books you read:
    • 5 books = Sticker
    • 10 books = Booklight
    • 25 books = USB hub
  3. Earn a ticket towards a weekly book raffle each time you visit Lincoln Library or complete an entire book that week.
  4. Lastly, there’s our End of Summer Raffle! Earn tickets for the number of pages read, writing book reviews, and attending Library programs:
    • Book 0-300 pages = 1 ticket
    • Book 301+ pages = 2 tickets
    • Book review = 1 ticket
    • Program attendance = 1 ticket
  5. Raffle boxes will be set up in our Teen Area starting in June. Enter your collected raffle tickets toward the items you want (and we have some great ones!)
  6. Or wait until our End of Summer Prize Party to select where you’d like your tickets to go. Be warned! If you wait until the end and you lose a raffle ticket before putting it in a box, the ticket will not be replaced.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Art Beyond the Beaten Path

All Day 7/5 - 7/30
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
See wondrous works by local artists displayed at Lincoln Library!  Art exhibits change every two weeks throughout Summer, and can be found on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor of Lincoln Library.    ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Movie Night: Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Movie

Movie

Enjoy a movie with digital surround sound at the Lincoln Library.

Event Details:
Come in from the summer heat and watch a movie in our air-conditioned theater. We’ll bring the popcorn! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Paint in the park with local Springfield artist, Jeff C. Williams, from Dim Art House. This is a chance to experience a paintbrush in your hand while surrounded in the beautiful nature that is Lincoln Park. Whether you are a novice or experienced pai...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

The Capitol Avenue Amble

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Join City Historian Curtis Mann for a guided tour of Capitol Avenue from Lincoln Library to the Illinois State Capitol and back.  Mann will discuss the history of the avenue, its many buildings, past and present and the story of the State Capito...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Glittering Galaxy Jars

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Multipurpose Room
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Crafts, Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Be mesmerized by your customized galaxy sensory jar! Supplies are limited and registration is required. Younger children may need caregiver assistance to complete the activity.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Multipurpose Room
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Rube Goldberg machines use a chain reaction of different actions to carry out a simple task–like popping a balloon–in the most complicated way possible. In this program, we’ll challenge you to think outside the box and create your own Rube Goldberg m...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Friendship Bracelet/Lanyard Making!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Make and Take, Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Make these classic summer camp crafts, friendship bracelets and lanyards. We have colorful strings to make them for your friends (or yourself)! ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Summer Reading Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
Join City Historian Curtis Mann for a guided walk through the southeast section of the cemetery.  Mann will discuss the history of the cemetery, interesting monuments and many of the families buried in this portion of the cemetery. Note: This is...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Summer Reading Raffle Party!

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytime Room
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details:
It’s the end of summer reading! We’ll be drawing all the raffle prizes. Come celebrate and maybe win something! ...