Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Has your teen signed up for our teen summer reading program? This year's theme is "Own the Night," and we have some great events, activities and workshops planned. Oh, and there's READING. Here's a brief rundown...

Three big events:
  • A readers' theater version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Burbank teens, with a face-painting session beforehand (fairy faces for teens only, but everyone is welcome to the show!)
  • A performance by hip hop group Culture Shock L.A.
  • An Open Mic Night and Poetry Slam
PLUS: two Friday afternoons of Supernatural Series--we'll show Episodes 1-3 of The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf

There are random prize drawings at each of these events.

A Workshop:

Write poetry with author April Halprin Wayland (If they want to perform at the Poetry Slam, they can come to this to polish their poems!)

Three activities:
  • READ and WIN! For every book, manga or graphic novel read, the teens receive a ticket that goes into a jar at the reference desk. Once a week for six weeks, we draw nine names (three at each branch) to win gift cards, movie tickets, See's candy, and more!
  • Keep a Dream Journal. Teens can write down their dreams from June 18 to July 19, and be invited to a Dream Interpretation Workshop to have a dream interpreted.
  • Trivia Challenge: Dark Fairies, Dark Futures, Night Skies. The trivia challenge is based on three booklists from the teens' "goodie bag," and there will be prizes for the five top performers.
And for high school students only...they can write book reviews for our teen blog, YAthink?, and be entered into a drawing for a great prize! (The Book Review Guidelines and the suggestions for keeping a Dream Journal are both on the blog. The Trivia Challenge will be posted on June 18.)

Teens may sign up NOW online, or at any library reference desk after June 12. (Teens are in grades 6-12. Those in grades 6-8 may sign up for either the children's or teen programs--or both!)

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