“Beneath the Surface” is the theme for this summer’s Young Adult Reading Club for Teens, which begins Monday, June 3, at all Fort Bend County Libraries locations. Exciting free activities – from game days and movie nights to cookie decorating and scrapbooking classes – are being planned, while area teens discover the wonders of the world that can be found between the pages of a book! Registration for the Summer Reading Club begins on June 3 and continues through August 3.
Teens in grades 6 and up are encouraged to read as many books as they can, and they will earn rewards based on the total number of hours they spend reading or the number of reading-related activities they complete. The reading activities may include watching a movie based on a book, attending a teen library program, or making a bookmark or poster based on a book. Listening to audio books and reading magazines and newspapers may also be counted.
Participants may register at any Fort Bend County library, or they may register online by going to the FBCL website (http://www.fortbend.lib.tx.us) and clicking on the “Young Adult SRC Sign-Up” image. When the online registration form has been completed, the teens will then have their own online page on which to record their hours and activities.
For the first ten activities completed, each teen will receive a mystery prize. The rewards continue with a reading trophy for the first 20 books read. Reading rewards can be redeemed beginning Monday, June 10. The last day to pick up awards is August 31.
The names of participants will be entered into a drawing for a $25-gift card that will be awarded to several lucky readers completing 20 activities or more, in a drawing scheduled in August at each library location.
There is no charge to join the Summer Reading Club, and it is open to all teens, regardless of the county of residence. The program is sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries, the Friends organizations that support the county library system, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality children’s summer-reading program materials for public libraries.
For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 or the library branch nearest you.