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Imagine Your Story: Teen Summer Reading 2020

at the Mystic & Noank Library June 22 - August 8th

2020 Summer Reading Program: Register Here! 

  • Create your account, select age-appropriate reading challenge and start logging today.
  • Keep track of your reading online and earn prizes.
  • Prizes may be redeemed between August 17 - 31st.
  • Runs from June 22  to August 8th.

We have virtual programs and activities for ALL ages all summer long! Please check our website or Facebook page for updates regarding our virtual programs, challenges, and more! For more summer library fun, check out our activities and events below!


Summer Reading Book BINGO Challenge for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable BINGO Card

  • Cross off square for each completed task.
  • Turn in BINGO card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on your card.
  • Each horizontal, vertical and diagonal BINGO is worth one prize drawing entry (10 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

     


Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge #1 for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Scavenger Hunt #1

Search the Library grounds for the images on the scavenger hunt card.

  • Cross off square for each image you find.
  • Turn in scavenger hunt card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on each scavenger hunt card.
  • Each completed horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of the scavenger hunt is worth one prize drawing entry (8 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge #2 for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Scavenger Hunt #2

Search the Library grounds for the images on the scavenger hunt card.

  • Cross off square for each image you find.
  • Turn in scavenger hunt card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on each scavenger hunt card.
  • Each completed horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of the scavenger hunt is worth one prize drawing entry (8 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt #3 for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Scavenger Hunt #3

Search the Library grounds for the images on the scavenger hunt card.

  • Cross off square for each image you find.
  • Turn in scavenger hunt card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on each scavenger hunt card.
  • Each completed horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of the scavenger hunt is worth one prize drawing entry (8 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge #4 for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Scavenger Hunt #4

Search the Library grounds for the images on the scavenger hunt card.

  • Cross off square for each image you find.
  • Turn in scavenger hunt card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on each scavenger hunt card.
  • Each completed horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of the scavenger hunt is worth one prize drawing entry (8 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Shelfie Reading Log Challenge for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Shelfie Reading Log Card

  • Enter the title of each book you read on the book spines of your shelfie reading log.
  • Turn in your shelfie reading log to the Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on your card.
  • Each title on shelfie reading log card is worth one prize drawing entry (18 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Digital Program: Writing the College Application Essay

Thursdays, August 6 & 13 at 6:30 PM

Join us for a two-part class on how to write the college essay used on the common application. We will meet using Zoom. This class is intended for high schoolers planning to apply to colleges for the first time in the fall, but it is open to anyone. Parents are welcome to join as well. It's time to conquer your fear of the word essay!

Class 1: Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30PM: Register HERE!
Learn the basics of what makes a strong college application essay. Read essay examples together of the good, the bad, and the just plain bizarre. Participants will then be able to brainstorm about potential topics for their own essays. In the week between classes, students will practice writing a draft based on one, or a couple, of their potential topics. 

Class 2: Thursday, August 13 @ 6:30PM: Register HERE!
Get feedback from a writing tutor and others in the meeting on draft essays. Participants will discuss and reflect on what challenges they had while writing, what they'd like to change, and whether or not they want to try a new topic. Close with some stress reduction tips about the college application process.

This is an online event. You must register to attend this program. To protect the security of the meeting, the join link will be provided the day of the meeting via email. You can find more resources about how to use Zoom, a video conferencing program, on their website.

 


Digital Program: Percy Jackson Trivia Night!

Tuesday, August 18 at 6 PM via ZOOM

This night is a battle of knowledge during our Percy Jackson Trivia Night! Test your skills against your fellow Half-Blood campers during this fun digital event. Team up with your cabin mates or campers from other cabins! No monsters allowed.

This is an online event. You must register to attend this program. To protect the security of the meeting, the join link will be provided the day of the meeting via email. You can find more resources about how to use Zoom, a video conferencing program, on their website.

Please sign-up HERE!


Connecticut Nutmeg Book Awards

Nutmeg Children's Book Award logo.The Nutmeg Book Awards encourage children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. 

Middle School Nutmeg Book Award Nominees (Grades 7 - 8)

High School Nutmeg Book Award Nominees (Grades 9 - 12)


College Readiness

Throughout the year the Teen Department hosts several programs related to preparing for college for both students and parents. Program topics include how to pay for college and writing the college essay. Please check our events calendar to stay informed about these programs.

Helpful Websites
Undergraduate Writing Guide

Test Prep

The College Board
The Princeton Review

Applying to College

The Common Application
College Confidential
College Prowler
Campus Virtual Tours
College Search Site
Test Optional Schools

Scholarships and Financial Aid

“Weird” Scholarships
Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid
Student Loan Guide
 


Practice Tests

Connecticut DMV Permit Practice Tests