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Summer Reading Challenge for Teens

Orcas Library announces a new summer reading program for middle grade students – starting on June 16, students entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grade can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. When you sign up, you’ll receive your score card and a starting list of challenges. Each challenge will be assigned a point value from 1 to 5, and there’s no limit to the number of points you earn over the summer.

Teens and tweens will work together as a team to earn points. If they earn 1000 points, YA librarian Holly King will throw a pizza and movie party in the library. If they earn 1500 points, they will get to vote on what color Holly will dye her hair at the end of the summer.

The last day to earn points is Saturday, August 13th. We will keep a rolling count of points accumulated on the library’s home page at www.orcaslibrary.org.

Some examples of challenges include:

  • Read a book published before you were born - 2 pts
  • Start a YouTube channel – 3 pts
  • Upload a video to your channel – 5 pts
  • Connect with the Library’s Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr accounts – 1 pt
  • Finish a book that you started a long time ago - 2 pts
  • Volunteer at the library for 3 hours – 4 pts

New challenges will be posted every week, so keep checking back with us!