“T.S.I.: Realm of the Unknown” is the theme for this summer’s Young Adult Reading Club for Teens, which begins Tuesday, May 29, 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!
Teens 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 “Teen SRC Sign-Up” image. Once the online registration form has been completed, the teens will then have their own online page on which to record their hours and activities. Registration ends July 28.
For the first five activities completed, each teen will receive a bookmark. The rewards continue with a key light for 10 activities, a draw-string backpack for 15 activities, and a reading trophy for the first 20 books read. Reading rewards can be redeemed beginning Monday, June 4. The last day to pick up awards is August 25.
Weekly drawings for gift cards from area stores – donated by the library Friends organizations — will also take place at each branch library. In addition, 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 the Texas State Library, Fort Bend County Libraries, and the Friends organizations that support the county library system.
For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 or the library branch nearest you.