Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Young Adult Summer Reading Program

The 2011 Young Adult Summer Reading Program theme is You Are Here, exploring the many worlds, ideas, and destinations that books introduce to readers. It is open to any student entering grades 6-12 with registration ongoing from June 1 through August 22 at the Circulation Desk. Weekly meetings will be held in the lower level meeting room on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The first meeting is on Thursday, June 30 from 5:00 to 7:15 p.m., when the library will be screening Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Snacks and drinks are served at each meeting, and all attendees will receive a raffle ticket for one of various door prizes.

Participants who sign up and read will receive a raffle slip for every book of more than 80 pages read or every group of 3 magazines read. These slips must be turned in by no later than 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22. Raffle slips will be drawn at the wrap-up pizza party on Thursday, August 25 for raffle prizes that include gift certificates to Cinema 12, American Eagle, Barnes and Noble, and Newbury Comics. Attendance at the pizza party is not required to win the raffle prizes.

Participants are also asked to keep a reading log of all books read from June 1 through Saturday, September 3. Every Londonderry Middle School student entering grades 6-8 who turns in a reading log with 12 titles or more listed will receive a certificate that entitles them to an extra credit or homework pass in English. Also, every participant grades 6-12 who turns in a reading log by September 3 will be eligible to win the Janice Anagnos Memorial Certificate and a very special prize. This prize is awarded, in memory of a former library trustee, Janice Anagnos, to the student who reads the most books during the Young Adult Summer Reading Program.

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