Sign up June 1 to August 15.
Who is eligible to participate?
Teens age 12 (by August 31) to age 19 or
Teens going into 7th grade through 12th gradeHow does it work?
Read anything you want, then record your thoughts in your journal
. You must sign up for Summer Reading at the library before you log reading time.
When you complete 10 hours of reading, bring your journal to a library staff member who will chat with you about what you read.
What do I get?
Each of your first four completed journals earns you either a $5 book gift card OR an entry into the Grand Prize drawing!
After your first four journals, you can keep reading for additional entries into the Grand Prize drawing.
Journals must be turned in and book gift cards must be claimed by August 31.
Graffiti moon - Cath Crowley
Deciding after graduation to track down a mysterious graffiti artist whose work has been appearing throughout the city, Lucy harbors romantic fantasies about the artist while struggling to avoid a boy with whom she once shared an awkward date and who claims he knows how to find the artist.
The night she disappeared - April Henry
Horrified to discover that she was the actual target in a co-worker's abduction, pizza delivery girl Gabie teams up with another co-worker, Drew, to find the kidnapped girl. By the author of Girl, Stolen.
The watch that ends the night : voices from the Titanic - Allan Wolf
A centennial tribute by the award-winning author of New Found Land recreates events from the fateful tragedy through 24 voices, including an enamored Lebanese refugee, Margaret ("the unsinkable Molly") Brown, the captain who went down with his ship and an ancient iceberg that anticipates the perilous encounter.
Night school - Marianne Mancusi
After learning that their ex-hippie parents are actually fairies, vampire Rayne and her twin sister Sunny are forced to hide out in a secluded Swiss boarding school for vampire slayers that, the twins discover, is hiding some secrets of its own.
Twelfth night : Twelfth Night - Richard Appignanesi, Nana Li and William Shakespeare
Retells, in comic book format, Shakespeare's comedy about Viola who, upon finding herself shipwrecked, pretends to be a servant but finds herself falling in love with Duke Orsino.
A monster calls : a novel - Patrick Ness, Jim Kay and Siobhan Dowd
Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill, but an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.
Fear : 13 stories of suspense and horror - R. L. Stine and R. L. Stine
A collection of terrifying original stories from the hottest names in thriller writing today, including R.L. Stine (widely considered the king of children's horror writing, who edited and contributed to the collection), Meg Cabot, Heather Brewer, Tim Maleeny, Heather Graham, Alane Ferguson, Jennifer Allison, Walter Sorrells, Peg Kehret, Suzanne Weyn, Jim Rollins, F. Paul Wilson and Ryan Brown. Simultaneous.
Saturday night dirt - Will Weaver
In a small town in northern Minnesota, the much-anticipated Saturday night dirt-track race at the old-fashioned, barely viable, Headwaters Speedway becomes, in many ways, an important life-changing event for all the participants on and off the track. 50,000 first printing.
The night tourist - Katherine Marsh
When he suffers a near fatal accident, Jack Perdu, a shy, ninth-grade Classics prodigy, is sent to New York City where he meets a young girl who, showing him the secrets of Grand Central Station, leads him to a ghostly underworld where he gets a chance to see his late mother one last time.
Prizes and Programs
One winner per branch.*
Grand Prize winners will be notified in September.
Winner gets to choose 1 prize on their entry form from the following 4 choices:
* North Bonneville and bookmobile entries will be included in the nearest branch drawings.
Programs and Events:
There are plenty of fun activities for all ages throughout the library district this summer. You can find them by visiting the online teen events calendar
or clicking on a link below to view a printable Summer Fun Calendar for each library:
North Clark & Cowlitz Counties
Greater Vancouver Metro Area
Skamania & Klickitat Counties
Summer Reading Programs are made possible through the generous contributions of our sponsors. Thanks to the following:
- Kids Summer Reading Not quite old enough for Teen Summer Reading? Check out the Summer Reading program for younger kids, with grand prizes galore.
- Teen eNewsletter Sign up for a fun, monthly message from the library full of YOUR stuff. Just look for it on the list.
- Book Envy Looking for some good ideas for summer reading? Check out what HydroJen has been reading.
- Catalog Looking for a book not on our suggested reads list? Check the library catalog!
- Ask a Librarian Want a librarian to help you find a book or answer a question? Just ask!
- Library Locations Need to know where to go to catch a performance or turn in your journal?
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