Teen/Tween Summer Reading Program 2022

Sign up for the 2022 Teen/Tween Summer Reading Program (June – July) with take-home kits, movie nights, anime club gatherings, graphic novel club meetings, and a yoga session!

This program is part of our Summer Reading Program with events and challenges designed for all age groups including children (grades 1-5) and adults.

Sign Up

Register for the Teen/Tween Summer Reading Program on Beanstack. Log your books, earn prizes, and join us throughout each month for specially designed programs.

Log Your Books on Beanstack

Beanstack is a website and app that serves as an interactive home for reading all challenges and events. It’s your one-stop-shop to not only register for this summer reading challenge, but to also track your reading habits and unlock badges! With our Beanstack instructions sheet, set up your account today.

Attend a Summer Reading Program Event

If you haven’t picked one up at a library branch, be sure to download our event calendar.

June 1st: Registration and reading begins
June 7th: Official start to the Teen Summer Reading Program
July 27th: End of Teen Summer Reading Program

Win Prizes

All participants that log at least 3 books on Beanstack will receive this year’s Summer Reading Program system-wide prize: a waterproof dry bag (see image below)! Visit any branch location to pick up your dry bag anytime after Tuesday, July 5th.

For every 3 books logged, you will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes, including but not limited to 1 Lucky Charms blanket, 1 mermaid blanket, and 3 flip-mood sea creatures plushies!

Date & Time: Pick up kits starting June 7th
Location: All Locations
Registration: Not required.
We have put together an edible science experiment making homemade slurpee. You can pick one grab n’ go kit at any branch location as supplies last.

Be sure to check out recommended resources as it relates to your homemade edible experiment!

Date & Time: June 11th from 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Aull Center for Local History & Genealogy
Registration: Not required.
Join Nathan at the Aull Center for Local History & Genealogy to learn more about the creatures of the Devonian Sea. Millions of years ago, during the Devonian Era, what is now West Virginia was covered by an inland sea that was home to ancient marine species both terrifying and adorable. Learn more about these creatures with activities like coloring book pages, DIY pins, and homemade fossils!

Be sure to check out some recommended reads from our collections as it relates to the Devonian Sea.

Date & Time: June 15th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Branch (Meeting Room B | 2nd Floor)
Registration: Not required.
Drop by anytime between 5:00pm and 6:30pm to create your own seashell adorned picture frame.

Be sure to check out some recommended reads from our collections as it relates to our gathering.

Date & Time: June 16th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Branch (Meeting Room B | 2nd Floor)
Registration: Not required.
We invite our tween (ages 9-12) to stop by to create an under-the-sea coral reef painting!

Be sure to check out some recommended reads from our collections as it relates our coral reef crafts.

Date & Time: June 18th between 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Cheat Branch
Registration: Not required.
Drop by anytime between 11:00am and 2:00pm to create your own seashell-adorned picture frame.

Be sure to check out some recommended reads from our collections as it relates to our gathering.

Date & Time: June 21st from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Branch (Meeting Room B | 2nd Floor)
Registration: A one-time registration on our online form is required for participation.
Join the anime club for this month’s in-person meeting to try a variety of ocean-themed Japanese snacks, read manga, and make origami lucky stars!

Date & Time: June 22nd from 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Branch (Meeting Room B | 2nd Floor)
Registration: Not required.
Teens (Ages 12-18) are invited join us for this month’s movie night! We will be kicking this series off with the 2018 blockbuster hit Aquaman (PG-13) starring Jason Momoa playing Arthur Curry. Arthur, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Pizza will be served to all participants!

Be sure to check out some recommended comic book reads from our collections as it relates to our feature film.

Date & Time: Pick up kits starting July 7th
Location: All Branch Locations
Registration: Not required.
This month, we have put together a DIY lava lamp that you can pick up at any branch location. These grab n’ go kits will be available as supplies last.

We have compiled some recommended resources for you as it relates to our STEM activity.

Date & Time: July 13th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Branch (Meeting Room A | Lower Level)
Registration: Not required.
Bring your yoga mat and dress comfortably for a beginners yoga class for teens (ages 12-18). Listen to the ocean waves, smell sea salt in the air, and practice mindfulness. Participants will receive small mindfulness kits, including: a journal, candle, resources packet, and other goodies! Kits are available on a first come first serve basis.

Date & Time: July 19th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Virtual Meeting
Registration: A one-time registration on our online form is required for participation.
Before the meeting be sure to pick up an Oceans of Possibilities-themed anime craft at the library branch of your choice. On July 19th join the anime club virtually over Zoom to talk all things anime and manga.

Date & Time: July 21st from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Downtown branch (Meeting Room B | 2nd Floor)
Registration: Not required.
In our Summer Reading Program book club meeting, we’ll be discussing, “A Snake Falls to Earth” by Darcie Little Badger. Pick up a FREE copy to keep from any library branch location as supplies last.

Registration is not required. Just show up! You can pick up your book starting on July 1st.

Date & Time: July 26th at 11:00am
Location: Cheat Branch
Registration: Not required.
Bring your yoga mat and dress comfortably for a beginners yoga class for teens (ages 12-18). Listen to the ocean waves, smell sea salt in the air, and practice mindfulness. Participants will receive small mindfulness kits, including: a journal, candle, resources packet, and other goodies! Kits are available on a first come first serve basis.

Date & Time: July 27th at 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Branch (Meeting Room B | 2nd Floor)
Registration: No required.
Teens (ages 12-18) are invited to join us for this month’s movie night! We have picked the 1975 classic “Jaws” (rated PG) directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the 1974 novel by Peter Benchley. When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community in Long Island, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down. Sweet and salty movie snacks will be provided.

Be sure to check out some recommended reads from our collections as it relates to our feature film.

Date & Time: July 30th at 10:00am
Location: Cheat Branch
Registration: Not required.
In our Summer Reading Program book club meeting, we’ll be discussing, “A Snake Falls to Earth” by Darcie Little Badger. Pick up a FREE copy to keep from any library branch location as supplies last.

Registration is not required. Just show up! You can pick up your book starting on July 1st.

Date & Time: July 30th at 11:30am
Location: Cheat Branch
Registration: Complete our registration form to participate.
Calling all tweens (ages 9-12) that are graphic novel lovers or reluctant readers – join our Graphic Novel Club! Members of this new club will receive a graphic novel to keep and an invitation to join a discussion and activity inspired by that month’s graphic novel. This month we are reading “Sea Sirens” by Amy Chu!

This club will meet every other month. You can sign up at any time–however membership must be renewed after July’s meeting for the second half of the year.