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 Teen Tween Summer Reading Challenge 

Teens and tweens in grades 6-12 will read, earn a free book, help others and have a chance to win a Baby Yoda poster!

Sign Up Online!

The Goals:

  • Read for 5 hours – earn a free prize book. Pick your book online (please pick only once) then get it at our libraries between July 15-August 31.
  • Every hour read between June 1st – August 31st will contribute 25 cents to the HomePlate Youth Services to help teens in need.
  • Our goal is to donate a maximum of $1000 by the end of the summer. If you all read 4000 hours, we reach the goal!

How to Participate (you have options) :

  • Beanstack logoBeanstack App -Track your reading virtually through the Beanstack tracker app (download to your phone) 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).
  • On Paper – Track your reading on our paper form [PDF file]. Read five hours, circle the book you want for a prize and bring your paper form to either Cedar Mill or Bethany Library between July 15-August 31 to get your book.

What to Read:

  • Books, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels and more count.
  • 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.

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The Grand Prize:

  • Baby Yoda READS poster – one person from each library will win a poster.
  • The more you read and the more activities you do in Beanstack, the better your chances are to win.

Entrants need to pick prizes up in person to be eligible.


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

Solve the Conundrum: Online Teen RPG Mystery Game
July 25 | 3:30 PM | Zoom | Register Online
Do you have master detective skills? Do you figure out whodunit by the third chapter of a book? Or do you just like fun and role play? Sign up for our teen mystery event. Register and you will be assigned a role. Dress up based on your character and search for clues to discover who the culprit is. We’ll have a prize for those with the best costume too. Email markr@wccls.org for registration details. Online event for ages 11-18 only.

Teen Take and Make Crafts

Teens and tweens can pick up craft kits at either library the first week of each month starting on the first Monday of the month.  We’ll start on May 31st in June.

July 5-7  Painted Rock
August 2-4  Suncatcher CDs

Teen Crafternoon (Online)
Teen Crafternoon continues this summer on the first Wednesday of each month. Teens can join us and see an art tutorial of the take and make crafts we give away that week and make their own art, listen to music and share what they create. Registration Required for ages 11-18 only. Zoom link will be sent out an hour before the program.

July 7 | 4 PM | Zoom | Register Here
August 4 | 4 PM | Zoom | Register Here

FAN-tastic Family Trivia
July 14 | 5:30 PM | Zoom | Register Online
Join our online family trivia game and test your knowledge together or compete with each other. As long as you have a second device like a smartphone or tablet, you can join in the fun through Kahoot, an online trivia site. We will have three rounds of trivia focused on popular fandoms like Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney, books and maybe a few surprises!