Build a Better World 2017
Ledyard Public Libraries Teen Summer Reading
June 26 – August 12
This program is open to students entering grades 7-12 in fall 2017.
There will be 4 weekly prize winners and entries may be earned by reading a book or volunteering. You can volunteer in shifts at either library helping at the summer reading table, or with storytimes, cooking, or craft events for younger children.
All volunteers can receive a certificate documenting number of hours worked if needed.
Final prizes will be awarded for the most books read and the most volunteer hours accumulated during the summer.
Come to the library to register so we can set up your online account where you can log books you read and volunteer hours you served from any internet connection all summer. You will also receive your Teen Brochure with all the program details!
Once you’ve registered in the library,
click on the link below to record your progress.
If you would like to volunteer at the library this summer, you MUST attend one of the orientation sessions at Bill Library. It would be helpful to us if you registered for one of these sessions, but if you forget to register, please come anyway! Please bring a laptop or iPad/tablet if you have one.
Please register by clicking on the time of the program you want to attend.
(Or call either Bill Library (860-464-9912) or Gales Ferry Library (860-464-6943) to register. Thank you!)
June 14 5:00 – 6:15
June 19 4:00 – 5:15
June 20 4:00 – 5:15
June 26 5:00 – 6:15
June 14 7:00 – 8:00
June 15 5:00 – 6:00
June 19 5:30 – 6:30
June 26 6:30 – 7:30
Special Event Activities
The programs you need to register for are in blue. You can register for the program by clicking on the title of the event. Not all programs need registration.
Giveaways at all programs!
(links will be live by 6/26)
Friday June 30th 5:00 – 9:00 pm Bill Library (entering grades 7 and up) We will be showing “October Sky” and “Hidden Figures” both rated PG. Overcoming obstacles and people’s opinions, these people became leaders in their chosen fields. There will be pizza, soda and lots of snacks for you to munch on! Please register.
Wednesday July 5th 6:00 – 8:00 pm Bill Library (entering grades 7 and up) Our annual duct tape maker evening. Learn to craft all sorts of fun projects with many different colors of duct tape.
Friday July 21st 5:00 – 9:00 pm Bill Library (entering gr. 7 and up) We will be showing some amazing teens overcoming their circumstances in “Divergent” and “Maximum Ride” both rated PG-13 (for fighting scenes). There will be pizza, soda and snacks to munch on! Please register.
Saturday July 22nd 11:00 – 3:00 pm Bill Library (all ages) Join us for a great day of learning all kinds of new crafts and projects. Have you ever watched a 3-D printer? Or learned how to make a robot?
Friday August 11th 10:00 – 12:00 Ledyard Congregational Church (entering gr. 7 and up) Can you make a whole meal with just a few ingredients? What can you make out of these foods? You won’t get Chopped, but you will learn some new cooking techniques! Please bring your aprons. Please register.
Tuesday Aug. 15 6:00 – 7:00pm at Bill Library. Prizes awarded to those who read and volunteered the most this summer, as well as some giveaways. Pick up your volunteer certificate and enjoy a yummy sundae with all the toppings. We will also brainstorm ideas for next summer.
Please register for all of these programs by clicking on the name of the program.
Looking forward to a great summer!
-Mrs. Brewer, Youth Services Librarian
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-464-9912