Summer reading isn’t just for kids!
Our friends at the Pierce County Library System have programming for all ages from babies to adults, and they have an especially cool program for your teens this year.
Any teen 13-18 can register and participate. To win prizes, they’ll need a Pierce County Library Card (they’re super easy to get).
Challenges include a series of activities. There is a whole range-from visiting a library to completing a photo scavenger hunt. Kids earn points as they complete the activities. Ten points can be converted into a ticket, and tickets can be entered for a chance to win some seriously awesome, teen-approved prizes. Starbucks, anyone?
If this is sounding a little complicated, just turn it over to your teen. I promise he’ll be all over it in a matter of minutes.
There are also tons of free events just for teens and opportunities to get together.
I know that it can be really challenging to keep teenagers busy in the summer, especially if you’re also hoping to keep the screen time to a reasonable limit. I love that our library offers programming that keeps kids’ brains sharp, encourages them to get out in the community, and offers fun and safe opportunities for them to interact with their peers.
I also love the librarians who work in the teen/young adult section of our favorite libraries. If you encounter eye rolling trying to explain this program to your child, just let your nearest teen librarian take over and walk yourself over to some summer reading of your own. I promise your kids are going to love this summer challenge-even if they don’t admit to it! Have them sign up today!