Teens and Tweens
Go Beneath the Surface During the 2013 Summer Reading Program!
Beyond the summer heat, deep down where thoughts run cool and imaginations wild – discover what lies beneath the surface during Broward County Library’s 2013 Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Program kicks off June 8, 2013 at 33 Broward County Library locations. Teens and tweens are invited to come discover hidden wonders right in your library!
The 2013 Summer Reading Program is a fun-filled way to have a good time, make new friends, try new things and keep up with required summer reading – all while earning rewards and winning prizes. You can pick up a free copy of the 2013 Summer Reading Program guide, which lists all the summer’s events, at any Broward County Library, download the booklet for free or check the live eCalendar for daily updates.
The Summer Reading Program, which is sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation and the Miami Dolphins, motivates children to read for the fun of it by offering rewards and prizes. The more you read the more chances you’ll have to win fabulous prizes including:
- Dolphins Home Game Club Level Experience for a Family
- VIP Day at the Miami Dolphins Training Camp/lunch provided by Papa John’s Pizza
- Two-ticket package to Miami Seaquarium
- Dolphin Odyssey at Miami Seaquarium
- Parent-and-child Ticket Package for Young At Art Museum
- Family Four-Pack of Tickets to Miami Children’s Museum
- Family Four-Pack of Tickets to Jungle Island
- Team-signed Jersey from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers
- iPad 3
- Kindle Fire
- $250 Toy Store Gift Certificate
- $250 Publix Gift Certificate
Which Libraries Are Participating This Year?
What’s Happening & Where!
The 2013 Summer Reading Program has hundreds of fun events, contests, shows, performances and activities, it would be impossible to list them all! Here are a few fun highlights you won’t want to miss!
- African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
June 27 – Beneath the Surface featuring Engineering Innovators, hands-on activities for ages 12-18, 1 to 2 p.m.
- Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library
July 6 – C.A.R.E. Book Club for Tweens, noon to 2 p.m.
- Davie/Cooper City Library
June 15 – Book-n-Cooking: Chocolate Underground! Teens, 11 a.m. to noon. Please call 954-357-6399 to register.
- Hallandale Beach Library
June 12, 19, 26 – Gamer’s Lounge, teens, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
- Hollywood Library
June 11 – Kids and Tweens Literary Adventures: Reading aloud and crafts, ages 6-11, 2 to 3 p.m.
- Imperial Point Library
June 19 – Dig into a Great Tweens Activity, ages 8-12, please call 954-357-6530 to register.
- Lauderdale Lakes Library
June 26, July 10 and 24 – Get Fit with Ms. Kandyss, Rhythm Nation Dance Academy, ages 13 and up, 2 p.m.
- Lauderhill Mall Library
June 26, July 24 – Teen Movie, 6 to 7:45 p.m.
- Main Library
June 14 – Paper Mosaics Craft, ages 6-12 (no large groups, please), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please call 954-357-7504 to register
- Margate Catharine Young Library
June 20, July 18 – Teen Event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- North Lauderdale Saraniero Library
July 22 – Teen Murder Mystery Dinner, ages 12 and up, 5 to 7 p.m.
- North Regional/Broward College Library
June 10, 17 and July 1, 8, 15, 22 – Techie Tweens: Interactive computer games, contests and more, ages 8-12, 2 to 3 p.m. Limited space; first come/first served.
- Northwest Branch Library
June 26, July 31 – Teen Literature Club, 6 to 7 p.m.
- Northwest Regional Library
June 8, 15, 22, 29 – Chess Club for Tweens, ages 6-12, 3 to 4 p.m.
- Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
June 11 – Totally Tweens: Make an edible terrarium, ages 9-12, 2 to 3 p.m.
- Pompano Beach Library
July 10 – Teen Video Game Tournament, 4 to 5 p.m.
- South Regional/Broward College Library
June 15 – Beneath the Surface: Skincare for Teens, ages 12-18, 2 to 3 p.m.
- Southwest Regional Library
June 17 – Self-Defense Training for Mom’s and Teen Daughters, ages 12-18, 5:45 to 8 p.m. Please call 954-357-6580 to register.
- Stirling Road Library
June 18 – Altered Book Craft for Teens, 6 to 7 p.m.
- Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
July 17 – Teen Bead Jewelry Workshop, ages 12 and up, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Tamarac Library
June 22 – Fossil Sleuths with Science Eye, a hands-on paleontology experiment, ages 12-18, 2 to 3 p.m.
- Tyrone Bryant Library
August 3 – My Future, My Choice: College Planning 101, teens, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- West Regional Library
June 10 – Father’s Day Tween Craft, refreshments provided, ages 8-12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Weston Library
July 11 – Babysitting Class with registered nurse, ages 11-15, 2 to 4 p.m. Please call 954-357-5420 to register.
- Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library
July 19 – Tweens Dig Paper-Mache, ages 9-12, 3 p.m.
New York Times Bestsellers for Tweens…
Wonder, by R. J. Palacio
A Hidden Enemy, by Erin Hunter
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
The Care and Keeping of You 1, by Valorie Schaefer
The Care and Keeping of You 2, by Valorie Schaefer
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
Divergent, by Veronica Roth
Insurgent, by Veronica Roth
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky