Summer Reading Events for Teens

Posted on Jun 7, 2017


Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Directions: Log the time you spend reading this summer. Any time you read for two hours, fill out a timed reading ticket. Complete any of the additional bonus challenges to earn extra tickets. Bring completed tickets back to the library and enter them in the prize drawing  container(s) of your choosing. Want to keep reading? Grab another set of tickets and keep reading. We will contact you by phone if you win a drawing. You can read anything you like– comic books, manga, and audiobooks all count! For teens ages 13-17.  

Program starts June 17, 2017 and ends August 17, 2017

Printable Calendar & Reading Log

Teen Summer Reading Challenge Teen  Summer Reading Calendar

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After-Hours Lock-in For Teens

Friday, August 18 from 6-10 p.m.

This event has been canceled due to lack of registration. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Shrinky Dink Awesomeness

Thursday, June 22

6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room

Have a love for all things tiny? Stop in to craft your very own shrinky dinks! Geared towards ages 13-17. Free and open to the public.

Guitar Pick Jewelry Workshop

Saturday, August 12

2:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room

Have a love for music AND jewelry? Combine the two art forms into one by creating a necklace made from a guitar pick. Geared toward teens ages 13-17. Free and open to the public.


Henna Club

Saturdays- June 3 and July 1

2:00 p.m. in the Elsie Munro room

The ADL Henna Club meets during the summer and early fall at 2:00 p.m. in the Elsie Munro Room (upstairs). Join us for fun, refreshments, and to learn the basics of henna designs (mehndi) from around the world. Not artistically inclined?  That’s okay! We need both “artists” and “canvases.” Open to teens and adults of all experience levels.

yarn in a basketYarn Craft Club

Mondays- June 19, July 17, August 21

5:30 p.m. in the Elsie Munro room

Bring your own project or start one with us. We have yarn, patterns, hooks, needles, and looms! Open to teens (ages 13-19) and adults.

YA Ever After Book Group

Can’t get enough young adult fiction? Looking for a book club that doesn’t take itself too seriously?  Join YA Ever After, ADL’s brand new book club for those who are young or young at heart.  Open to teens and adults ages 15 and up. We  Now meeting at Biggby Coffee at 217 E. Michigan Avenue in Albion! Come to each meeting where you will receive a FREE copy of the next title, while supplies last!

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The Disenchantments

By Nina LaCour

Monday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room

Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev’s band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she’s abandoning their plans – and Colby – to start college in the fall.  But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to deal with Bev’s already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what’s next?

Morris Award–finalist Nina LaCour draws together the beauty and influences of music and art to brilliantly capture a group of friends on the brink of the rest of their lives.

Princess of Thorns

By Stacey Jay

Monday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room

Game of Thrones meets Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

It’s been ten years since Princess Aurora’s mother, the Sleeping Beauty, sacrificed her life to give her daughter her magical powers. Aurora knows that magic is never free. The price for hers is that she will never know romantic love. Prince Niklaas is living on borrowed time. Unless he is able to convince a princess to marry him before his eighteenth birthday, he will meet the same terrible fate as his ten brothers.  When Niklaas and Aurora meet under unusual circumstances, they must race to prevent the fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy. But will they be able to break their curses?

When I Was the Greatest

By Jason Reynolds

Monday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Naomi Lane Room

Life is tough in Allen “Ali” Brooks’ Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn. His mother works two jobs just to make ends meet. His father, who’s served time in prison, hustles on the streets and lives in his car, but ultimately wants to take care of his children. And Ali can’t always rely on his best friend, Noodles, a secret comic book geek with an anger management problem.  Nicknamed for the former champion heavyweight boxer, 15-year-old Ali fights the tempting violence and risky opportunities around him by throwing practice punches in the shower and in the neighborhood ring. He tries to stay out of trouble, but how can he and Noodles resist an invitation to one of Brooklyn’s most exclusive parties? When a misunderstanding involving Noodles’ older brother, who has Tourette syndrome, leads to an altercation, Ali jumps in, swinging real punches. In Ali’s biggest battle yet, many lives are at risk, and he begins to question everything.


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