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2023 Summer Reading Program for Teens

Welcome to our Summer Reading Celebration!

June 24th-August 19th, 2023

How to Participate

Teen Bingo Sheet PDF

Teen Program Brochure PDF

  1. Pick up a Teen Bingo sheet from the Teen Area, Children’s Desk or print one online here (starting June 24): Teen Bingo Sheet 
  2. Complete squares by reading, attending programs, and/or participating in activities. 
  3. Turn your Bingo sheet in at the Children’s Desk. You can complete as many or as few squares as you want. (You can also record your Bingo sheet info in READsquared instead of using the paper version.)

Each completed square is one entry into the Teen Grand Prize drawings!

Special Programs & Events

Community Block Party & Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 24: 11:00-2:00

Join us to celebrate the start of Summer Reading at our annual Block Party! Enjoy food, games, crafting, music, prizes, and more.

Teen Crafting

Tuesdays: 5:00-7:00

Join us every Tuesday for Teen Crafting. Try a new project each week. This summer we will make a CD Coaster Mosaic, experiment with watercolors, paint bookends, make origami, and more.

Teen Game Nights

Wednesday, June 28 & July 26: 4:30-6:30

Join us for Teen Game Night! Play tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons and more traditional board games like Spyfall and Munchkin. Everything you need will be provided for you, plus some snacks!

Drumming Workshops with Infinity

Thursdays, July 6 – August 17: 11:00-12:00 pm

Join us on the library’s front lawn for a drum circle. Drums and other percussion instruments will be provided. You are welcome to bring your drum. No experience is necessary.

Tie-Dye Pizza Party

Saturday, July 8 – 1:00-3:00

Tie Dye a drawstring bag or min tote, eat pizza and jump into Summer Reading. Register at the library’s info desk or call 716-484-7135 x 226.

Teen Escape Room

Friday & Saturday, July 21 & 22: Multiple Times

Test your skills when you and up to 5 other players try to solve a mystery and escape.

Sign up for a time slot at the info desk or call 716-484-7135 x 226

Make a Mini Tin of Curiosities

Friday, July 28: 2:30-4:30

Join us to make a miniature bookshelf or curiosity cabinet in a metal tin.

Register at the library’s info desk or call 716-484-7135 x 226.

Teen Open Mic Night

Friday, August 4: 4:30-6;30

Unleash your creativity and share your work with others at this supportive open mic for teens. To sign up for a slot, call 716-484-7135 x 226 or stop by the library.

Coffee and tea available during the event.

Make a “Neon” Sign

Wednesday, August 16: 2:30-4:30

Make a personalized light-up sign to take home!

Registration required; register by calling 716-484-7135 x 226

Summer Reading Finale – Waffle Party

Saturday, August 26: 11:00-1:00

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a waffle party! We will have a waffle bar with delicious toppings, prizes, and games.

Questions? Call us at (716) 484-7135 Ext. 226