Teen Tween Summer Reading Challenge 

Read for fun this summer and help others!

The Goal:

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  • Every book read by incoming 6th-12th graders between June 1st – August 31st will contribute 25 cents to the Oregon Food Bank to help families in need.
  • Our goal is to donate a maximum of $1000 by the end of the summer. If you all read 4000 books, we reach the goal!

How to Participate:

  • Track your reading online through the Beanstack tracker app or through this website: https://librarycedarmill.beanstack.org  (if you created an account last year, please use that one.  Contact markr at wccls.org if you have trouble).
  • Beanstack logoOR – Track your reading on our paper form or in a shorter editable form. Take a picture of either form and email them to markr at wccls.org when you are done.
  • This year, there will be no prize books to hand out because of safety concerns around COVID 19.

What to Read:

  • Books, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels and more count.
  • While we don’t know exactly what our service options will look like when we reopen, there are loads of great ebooks and audiobooks available to download from our Overdrive and Libby services right now. Go to https://wccls.overdrive.com/ to learn more or download the Libby app from your favorite app store.

Events

Teens and Tweens can also look forward to some virtual or online events this summer.

My Hero Academia Virtual Escape Room (Online)
June 12, 2020
Do you have what it takes to be a hero? Prove yourself in our My Hero Academia themed virtual escape room! Take the UA High entrance exam and see if you can be a leader and utilize the quirks of other students to save people and survive. Play at your own pace, either by yourself or with family. Plus ultra! Go to https://bit.ly/MyHeroEscape to start your adventure.

COVID-19 Impacts On Your Journey To College by Carol Loescher
June 24, 2020 7 PM (Registration Required)
COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of your life, including your journey to college! Learn how it’s changed college finances, recruiting, admissions, academic outlooks, and learning environments and what you can do to get the education you want, where you want it. Join college counselor, Carol Loescher, for this informative presentation. Meant for teens and parents approaching the college application process(generally 16 and up). Program will be done through Zoom. Register here and we will send out meeting details and slides the day before the event.

Writing the College Application Essay by Eric Delehoy (Registration Required)
July 8, 2020 7 PM
Learn tips about how to approach the college application essay from independent college counselor, Eric Delehoy. Meant for teens and parents approaching the college application process(generally 16 and up). Program will be done through Zoom. Register here and we will send out meeting details the day before the event. Presentation will be recorded.

Demigods and Wizards Trivia – Ages 10-18 (Registration Required)
July 31st, 2020 3 PM-4 PM
Join us for some book themed trivia and fun around some of the more popular book series like Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. Be prepared with a mobile device or second laptop to answer trivia questions as we meet virtually in Zoom on the 31st. Dress in costume, decorate your room or find a themed background to see who can create the best demigod or wizard room. Those who register will be emailed the Zoom meeting details the day before the event. For ages 10-18.