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Teen Summer Reading Program 

Sign up with a librarian for the Teen Summer Reading Program at the reference desk, or email us with your name, age, and phone number and we'll sign you up.


Tuesday, July 15th, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Room. Do you enjoy the TV show Doctor Who?  Maybe you've never seen the show but you like crafting, games and snacks.  In either case, this is a program for you!  Be sure to sign up at the upstairs Information Desk beforehand.


Raffle tickets you earned during Prizes for Pages give you a chance to win movies, music, books, comic books, canvas bags, & more.  You’ll get these raffle tickets when you hit the 600, and 1400 page reading goals.  More tickets means more chances at prizes, as your name can be drawn multiple times!  The raffle will be held Friday, August 31st.

600 - one raffle ticket

1400 - three raffle tickets


Are fines preventing you from checking out books?  Sign up for summer reading and we’ll let you check out one book.   You read 200 pages and we’ll subtract $5 off your fines.  Read 400 pages and we’ll subtract an additional $5 off your fines (that’s up to $10 total).  If you still have fines after that we’ll get you on a payment plan and you can start checking out books again. 



Thursday, August 21th, 1-7p.m. Teens will spend the day reading in the Carnegie Room alongside other teens. Snacks and dinner (pizza) will be provided. Every hour, we’ll take a five minute break to get more books. Be sure to sign up at the Information Desk by Tuesday, August 19th.


Write a review of a book you've read this summer in the tradional 5-7-5 format of a Japanese Haiku. you can turn in multiple haikus, but only one per book. The winning Haiku Review will receive $50 in Downtown Bucks to spend in businesses along 3rd Street. There will also be prizes for second and third place.  See an upstairs librarian for an entry form. Submissions are due by Wednesday, August 14th.


Here’s what you get:

· Read 200 & 400 pages — $2 gift card to the Friends of the Library Book Sale or a $5-off library fines coupon

· Read 600 pages — One End of Summer Raffle ticket

· Read 800 pages — a pool pass to the McMinnville Aquatic Center good for one 

· Read 1000 pages — Pizza Buck and movie pass from Third Street Pizza & The Moonlight      Theater

· Read 1200 pages — A free Serendipity ice cream sundae.

· Read 1400 pages — Three End of Summer  Raffle tickets

· Read 1600 pages —A tasty pastry from Red Fox Bakery

· Read 1800 pages — A gift certificate to Cornerstone Coffee

· Read 2000 pages — A free book.  One of several choices! 


Great brain exercisers to test your smarts. A new one will be available every other week. Get a Serendipity Ice Cream Coupon for getting it right. Look for the forms around the Teen Escape area or ask a librarian.


The person who records the most total pages read for Prizes for Pages wins $50 in Downtown Bucks. All comics, graphic novels and manga, regardless of length, will be considered 25 pages.


The person who comes to the library and records at least 100 pages read for Prizes for Pages the most number of days wins $50 in Downtown Bucks. All comics, graphic novels and manga, regardless of length, will be considered 25 pages.


Click here for a list of great reads for teens about various types "sparkling" literature.

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Friends of the McMinnville Public Library

Cornerstone Coffee

3rd Street Pizza 

Moonlight Theater

Ranch Records  

Serendipity Ice Cream

Red Fox Bakery

McMinnville Aquatic Center


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