This year, I’m planning my first-ever Summer Reading Program. Since taking over teen programming at my library, I’ve been able to host several successful programs. Our Circulation Manager reports that patrons have shown a lot of interest in the program, so I have high hopes. The program will run June 15-August 10 and the theme is Beneath the Surface. Teens will be given BINGO cards to complete – each completed BINGO card equals entry into our weekly and grand prize drawings. Weekly prizes range from pool passes to iTunes gift cards. The grand prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tab!
We kick-off next weekend with a zombie-themed party. There will be food, of course! We’ll play what I’m calling “Corpse Cornhole” – a cornhole game painted to look like a zombie. There’s also going to be a make-up station and photo area where teens can zombify themselves. We have a lot of great programs in the works: a visit from the state paranormal society, a crime scene presentation from a detective, a MuVChat screening, and lots of crafts. Our teens go crazy for crafts.
A local home for teen boys is going to participate and I’m very excited. When I drove the bookmobile, it was one of my favorite stops. The guys were so eager and excited to have access to library materials. I’m really looking forward to working with them again. I tailored a special BINGO card for them because they have limited internet access and would not be able to complete certain tasks on the regular BINGO cards.
I’ve attached the BINGO card below.