Know teens who need to keep busy this summer? Or maybe you know some parents of teens pulling their hair out already?
Share this post about the awesome, interactive summer reading challenge the Pierce County Library system has just for teens.
Yep-the library has summer reading for all ages!
The teen program is super cool. Participating readers create profiles and then earn virtual badges that have them reading books and completing a variety of fun tasks. In keeping with this year’s theme, Spark A Reaction, activities and badges focus on learning in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
For example, teen readers can earn the Hunger Games badge by keeping a journal from the point of view of a Hunger Games character, watching a parody video and answering questions, and making their own bow and arrow. Badges include Dr.Who, Code An App, Stop Motion Animation, and more. Of course, there are also badges for hours spent reading and story writing.
I was really impressed by the look of the site, which I think teen gaming fans will love, and the creative and current challenges. I know a lot of you who love Young Adult fiction will be wishing you could join this program, too! You can have your favorite teens check it out here. I also hope you’ll take a minute to share the scoop on this program. I know many of you have younger children, but I also know you have lots of friends and connections whether on your kid’s soccer team or your Facebook page, and you know they’ll be grateful to learn about this program.
Oh and teen challenge participants can also look for meet-ups where they can work on challenges together or just hang out.
Anyone ages 13 and up can register. Participants with a Pierce County Library card qualify for prizes. Each completed activity equals another entry into a grand prize drawing for an iPad mini. Top point earners win an Amazon gift card. Prizes are courtesy of Pierce County Library Foundation.
Disclosure: We are thrilled that the Pierce County Library System, one of the finest in the country, sponsored this post! I hope I can count on you to help spread the word about the Teen Summer Challenge.