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Teen Summer Reading Club

Open to 6th - 12th graders Theme: Reading Takes You...Everywhere!

SUMMER READING CLUB TEEN LEADERS & ACTIVITIES

(For complete information, please visit the "official" Teen SRC site.)

 

Hello there, Christi & Brandi here! We are your fearless Teen Activity Leaders. 

 
We are so excited to spend the summer with you, and we have some super fun stuff planned for us to do! You will be seeing us at all Wednesday Events and at the Prize Party! 
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WELCOME Pre-teens, Teens and everything in beTWEEN. 😉 We are so excited that you decided to join us for our 2018 Summer Activities Club! We have lots of fun things planned for the next 2 months, so check out our calendar of events listed below and join us for a summer of adventure. 


GAMING CLUB MONDAYS:
12:30 - 2:30 PM

 June 18

Since this week's theme is "Around the World," we will be playing Mario Kart! on our Nintendo Switch!

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

June 25

Since this week's theme is "Somewhere in Time," we will be playing Bomberman on our Nintendo Switch!

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

July 2

Since this week's theme is "Across the USA," we will be playing Kirby on our Nintendo Switch!

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

July 9 -- Virtual Reality

  1. Google Earth VR  Walk through Tokyo, around the Eiffel Tower or through the Grand Canyon
  2. Ocean Rift  An underwater VR Safari. Swim with Manatees, Sharks, or Whales…even Dinosaurs
  3. The Body VR  Journey Inside the Body to Learn about Cells and Anatomy
  4. TiltBrush  Draw, Paint and Animate in a 3-Dimensional Workspace
  5. VR Museum of Fine Art  Experience the World’s finest Art and Masterpieces                          

We will be drawing names for taking turns - but we will be able to view everything the player does and sees! You will also be able to schedule private VR time throughout the week starting on Tuesday the 10th.

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

July 16

Since this week's theme is "To the Stars," we will be playing Rocket League on our Nintendo Switch!

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

July 23

Since this week's theme is "Under the Sea," we will be playing Splatoon 2 on our Nintendo Switch!

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

July 30

Our theme is "Beyond Your Imagination," and we will be playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropic Freeze on our Nintendo Switch!

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

ACTIVITIES/EVENTS WEDNESDAYS:

Drone Class & Demo, June 20 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

 Drone Services expert Shawn Ferguson of "Absolute Altitude" will be here to teach us the history on how drones started, tell us how drones are being used in the workforce today, how to get your drone pilot license, recommendations for personal and professional drones, and a hands-on demonstration with his drone to take an aerial shot of the Library. This class is open to both Teens and Adults, so parents are welcome to come!

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

Special Event -- Baby Zoo Party

Tuesday, June 26 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

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This party allows you to visit and pet a wide variety of animals.  These animals can vary seasonally, but generally include:  mini baby goats, mini baby sheep, mini baby pigs, bunnies, guinea pigs, chicks, and ducklings!

Jurassic World 2 Movie Event , June 27 from 1:30 - 6:45 p.m.

You can't go Back In Time without visiting a couple of dinosaurs. And since this week's theme is "Somewhere In Time", we're traveling to Isla Nublar for round 2 of the Jurassic World saga. Come to the Library at 1:30 p.m. to watch the first Jurassic World movie and enjoy pizza, snacks, and drinks. Then at 4:00 p.m. we will be walking a few blocks over to Stadium Theater to watch the new Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom that starts at 4:30 p.m. The Library will cover the price of your ticket - but if you would like to purchase your own snacks at the Theater you can. The movie lasts 2 hours, so we will be back at the Library by 6:45. ***A Permission Slip from a Parent/Guardian is REQUIRED to attend this event! Stop by and pick one up at the Library.***

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.


Virtual Reality, July 11 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Experience Virtual Reality again! This week is very special because we will have a professional Virtual Reality System here for the whole week! With this system you are able to: 

  • Google Earth VR – Walk through Tokyo, around the Eiffel Tower or through the Grand Canyon
  • Ocean Rift – An underwater VR Safari. Swim with Manatees, Sharks, or Whales…even Dinosaurs
  • The Body VR – Journey Inside the Body to Learn about Cells and Anatomy
  • TiltBrush – Draw, Paint and Animate in a 3-Dimensional Workspace
  • VR Museum of Fine Art – Experience the World’s finest Art and Masterpieces 

We will be drawing names for taking turns - but we will be able to view everything the player does and sees! You will also be able to schedule private VR time throughout the week starting on Tuesday the 10th.

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

To the Stars, July 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

In keeping with this week's Space Theme, we will be doing 2 projects having to do with galaxies & space. Activities include: 

Making Bottle Rockets - We will be designing and making these rockets out of 2-Liter bottles. Water is used inside the bottle to make it have liftoff, so make sure you wear clothes you don't mind getting wet! Check out the video we will be going by here!

Galaxy Paintings - We will be doing the technique of sponge galaxy painting with acrylic paint. You can bring your own item, such as a t-shirt, canvas shoes, canvas tote bag, a blank painting canvas, OR we will have wooden plaques available to paint. If you bring your own item, a white or black background will work best. Check out an example video here!

We will also have various space-themed snacks and drinks, and we just might be listening to the Star Wars & Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtracks 😉🙌🚀

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

Beach Party, July 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

This week's theme is "Under The Sea". Since we couldn't manage to plan a "swimming with the manatees" beach event, we're bringing the beach to the Library instead! We will have beach-themed snacks and drinks, and our activities will include:

Water Gun Painting - make sure you wear clothes you don't mind getting wet/possibly getting paint on!

Painting Sea Shells

Penny Boat Challenge - Design and Construct your boat and see who's boat can hold the most pennies!

Hula Hoop & Limbo Challenge

Beach Outfit Minute-To-Win-It

Earn 10 points on Beanstack for attending & entering in the Secret Code of the Day.

Foam Board World Challenge Night, August 1 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to create a mini-world diorama on a piece of foam board (that we will provide for you) that goes with our 6 Summer Reading Club Themes.

MORE INFORMATION HERE:http://jplstart.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge.html

PRIZE PARTY @ Alton Escape Room

Saturday, August 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This is the end folks, so it's time for prizes, pizza, and solving clues to escape a room! We will be visiting the fun and popular Escape Room in Alton! If you're not sure what an escape room is, you can learn more here. We have both of their 2 Rooms reserved, so depending on number of participants, we will be split between the 2 rooms. 
After the hour we have to escape, we will be using their meeting room to give out our Prizes! (You do NOT have to be at the Prize Party to earn your prizes. If you cannot attend we will hold your prizes for you at the Library through the end of August.) We will also be eating a pizza lunch, as well as snacks and drinks. 
Where: Meet at the Library at 10:00 a.m. - we will be leaving at 10:15 to head to Alton!
When: -Escape Room will last from 11:00-12:00 p.m.
            -Prizes & Pizza Lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
            -Arriving back at the Library at 2:00 
Price to go to the party is $15. The Library is covering half the price of the escape room, as well as providing the pizza lunch. Your $15 covers admission & transportation. (If you would like to attend and have trouble paying the $15, please talk to Christie or Brandi.) Parents- if you would prefer to drop off or pick up your teen at the Alton Escape Room, please talk to Christie or Brandi.
A Permission Slip signed by a parent is REQUIRED and counts as your registration to the party. You can pick up your permission slip at the front desk at the Library.  Signed Permission slip and $15 must be turned in by Saturday, July 21st! 

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