Summer 2017: Build a Better World

Hi everyone! Welcome to our blog! I can’t wait to tell you all about our awesome Summer Reading Program, now bigger and better than EVER! This year  we’ve expanded our logging to be online, so you can log your time and enter the prize drawings you want all from the convenience of your technological device.

Getting Started | Prizes | Prize Packs | Events

Getting Started

Not sure how to get started? Just follow these steps:

    • Step 1 – Register online at http://cityofcarrollton.com/readsquared
    • Step 2 – Log your minutes read starting June 1 online.
      Not close to the internet? Use our reading log to keep up with your minutes.
    • Step 3 – Use your points to purchase tickets for a chance to win one of our 10 grand prizes.
    • Step 4 – Want even more points? Complete missions, reading lists and come to our weekly events!
    • Step 5 – Earn prizes!

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Prizes

  • Every 30 Minutes Read – 1 Entry into prize pack of your choice
  • 10 Hours – Free book!
  • 20 Hours – End of Summer Party Invitation*
  • 25 Hours – Master Prize Drawing Entry
  • 50 Hours – Master Prize Drawing Entry
  • 75 Hours – Master Prize Drawing Entry
  • 100 Hours – Free book!, Master Prize Drawing Entry

*End of Summer Party is exclusive to those who finish at least 20 hours in our Summer Reading Program. This invitation is only for you and does not extend to other friends or family members. 

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Prize Packs

You can visit our post here for pictures and a complete list of everything in each pack. But here are the highlights:

  • Adventure – The Fever Code signed by James Dashner, Scythe signed by Neal Shusterman
  • Amour –  This Lullaby/ signed by Sarah Dessen. Purse, wallet, and candy
  • Art –  Canon Image Scanner, Sakura pens, art markers
  • Fantasy – Signed copies of Matched (Allie Condie), Empire of Storms (Sarah J Maas), &  Heartless (Marissa Meyer); Elf ear headphones
  • Fujifilm – Fujifilm Instax 9 Mini + Film
  • Otaku – Blu rays of Assassination Classroom S01, Fairy Tail S01, One Piece Film Z, Attack on Titan backpack
  • School –  Courage to Soar signed by Simone Biles, Backpack, Starbucks gift card, school supplies
  • Shopping–  $50 Amazon gift card
  • Sugar High – Redbox gift card, candy
  • Theater – Mini home cinema projector, portable blue-tooth speaker

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Events

Study Café for Finals

The Hunger Games (Summer Reading Program Kick-Off)

Tween Tuesdays

Teen Thursdays

Teens Take Over

End of Summer Party

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Study Café for Finals

Wednesdays, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24
4:00-8:00pm
Josey Ranch Lake Library

Finals are almost here! Need a space to study with your friends? Study rooms all booked up? Join us in the meeting room at Josey Ranch Lake Library for four hours of study time a week. You can split up into groups or find a quiet spot in the room. Snacks and coffee will be served to keep up your studying strength.

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The Carrollton Hunger Games

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
6:30-8:30p.m.
Hebron & Josey Library

This program is for those between the ages of 12-18

Welcome to our 1st Annual Carrollton Hunger Games! Scavenge for supplies, fight your friends, and become this year’s champion!

This event requires a signed permission form in order to participate. You can pick up your permission slip at either Library location, on you can print it here.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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Tween Tuesdays

Tuesdays
3:30-5:30p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake Library

These programs are for those between the ages of 10-14.

Every week we’ll meet at the Josey Ranch Lake Library and do something new!

6/6 Video Game Mania
6/13 Art Games
6/20 Anime Day: Summer Wars
6/27 Camp Halfblood Day Camp
7/11 STEM Activity
7/18 Tween Movie Day: Big Hero 6
7/25 Tween Escape Room
8/1 Video Game Mania
8/8 Back to School DIY

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Teen Thursdays

Thursdays
3:30-5:30p.m.
Hebron & Josey Library

These programs are for those between the ages of 13-18.

Various and sundry activities for teens every Thursday at the Hebron & Josey library!

6/8 Random Fandom: Sherlock
6/15 8-Bit Art
6/22 Anime Club: Yuri on Ice!!!
6/29 Teen Volunteers
7/6 Board Game Extravaganza
7/13 Random Fandom: K-Dramas
7/20 Survive the Apocalypse
7/27 Anime Club: Handa-Kun
8/3 Board Game Extravaganza
8/10 Random Fandom: Doctor Who

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Teens Take Over

2nd Tuesdays of the month; 6/13, 7/11, 8/8
6:30-8:30p.m.
Hebron & Josey Library

This program is for those between the ages of 13-18

Hang out with friends, play video games, watch movies, and goof around at the Library at this after-hours program!

This event requires a signed permission form in order to participate. You can pick up your permission slip at either Library location, on you can print it here.

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End of Summer Party

Saturday, August 12th
8:30-10:30p.m.
Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex
1334 E Rosemeade Pkwy
Carrollton, Texas 75007

This program is for ages 12-18, who have completed 20 hours in our SRP.

Read for at least 20 hours over the summer to be invited to our free, exclusive end-of-summer party! This will be an invitation-only, private party at the Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex. here will be fun activities, door prizes, food, and a DJ! This will also be when the winners of the prize packs are announced!

Note: You do not have to be present to win a prize pack.

This is a TEEN ONLY event, and only those who participate in our Summer Reading Program and read at least 20 hours are allowed!

Please bring your invitation or a photo ID (school ID is valid) to the party to verify that you are on our VIP list.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in being a volunteer at the Carrollton Public Library? We are still accepting applications for volunteers. Visit our website here and apply online! (Must be 14+)

Have any questions, comments, concerns? Contact us on Instagram (cplteenleague), Facebook (CPLteenleague), at READsquared, or come into our libraries! We’re always happy to help.

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