2010 NH Teen Summer Reading Program

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Let's Brainstorm!

Program Ideas

Drop in Ideas:
Word games (Bananagrams, Madlibs)
Bag collage
Hands on science display

Older Teens
Program Title / Library Contact (Where program was found)

Read-a-thon-start 30 minutes before library closes and continue for a hours after close. (Marilyn Swan, Effingham PL)

Sleep in (overnight at the library)

Mini surfboard decorating contest using foam board / Penny Johnson, Teen specialist, Baraboo WI Public Library email: pjlibrarylady(at)gmail(dot)com (YA-YAAC listserv)

Six words memoirs and message in a bottle activity for teens / Penny Johnson, Teen specialist, Baraboo WI Public Library email: pjlibrarylady(at)gmail(dot)com (YA-YAAC listserv/ CSRP Manual)

Watermelon carving contest / Penny Johnson, Teen specialist, Baraboo WI Public Library email: pjlibrarylady(at)gmail(dot)com (YA-YAAC listserv)

A presentation by the high school physics teacher (light waves, etc.) Penny Johnson, Teen specialist, Baraboo WI Public Library email: pjlibrarylady(at)gmail(dot)com ((YA-YAAC listserv)

Swimming pool cake (CSRP Manual)

Pirate movies (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Water party (outside, of course!), featuring bubbles, water balloons, water guns, wet sponge toss, etc. (YA-YAAC listserv/CSRP Manual)

Spray paint art / Ray Lusk, Events Coordinator, Madison Library District email: Ray.lusk(at)madisonlib(dot)org (YA-YAAC listserv)
Description: You take a garbage can and fill it with water. You then spray different spray paint onto the water's surface in random splotches. The water will cause it to swirl around and make cool patterns and then you dip mat board into the water quickly and pull it out causing the spray paint to create cool patterns on the board. We had a local artist come and help the kids find their initials in the patterns and help make them stand out but you can do some really cool things with it.

Tie Dye

Sea Glass Jewelry (Jennifer Rummel's wiki, email: mrdarcy3(at)yahoo(dot)com, CSRP Manual)

Decorate Flip-flops or Make Duct Tape Flip Flops (Jennifer Rummel's wiki, email: mrdarcy3(at)yahoo(dot)com)/ CSRP Manual)

Beach Bags / Recycled Handbags
(The hip handbag book : 25 easy-to-make totes, purses, and bags by Sherri Haab has directions for creating handbags from plastic grocery bags)

Art Cards: Secret Book Recommendations, popular with Postsecret readers (CSRP Manual)

Sea Creatures made from crochet or felt (CSRP Manual)

Make a summer reading commercial put on YouTube, library website, Facebook (CSRP Manual)

Water theme book club (CSRP Manual)

Frozen t-shirt contest / Lucia Von Letkemann, Wiggin Memorial Library, email: lucia(at)wigginml(dot)org

Incentive ideas:

Literacy Friendly Businesses for Donations
Target

Alternative/Low Cost Ideas
Library fine coupons
Printing coupons if your library charges for printing
Extra computer time
Books collected through donations
Name recognition on a bulletin board

Good sites to know about
CSLP: www.cslpreads.org
YALS: www.nashualibrary.org/YALS/
http://ecya.wordpress.com/make-waves-your-library (Jennifer Rummel, YA Librarian, Otis Library email: mrdarcy3(at)yahoo(dot)com)