Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
A reading game for grades 6 to 12 | May 20 to August 19

   Kids' Summer Reading Game 2018       Teen Summer Reading 2018       Adult Summer Reading Game 2018   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!
Location
Teenspace
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Hang out at the Douglass Branch and try out activities and projects just for teens.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Description
Business Specialist Stephanie Pitts-Noggle and Youth Entrepreneurship Expert Bob Nelson will show teens what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Part of the Power Up at the Library Summer Series. Registration required.

Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
• June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
• June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
• July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
• July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
• Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

• Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room C
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!
Location
Teenspace
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come in to the library and make 3D creations with UIUC's Mechanical Engineering Department. Registration required.

Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
• June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
• June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
• July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
• July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
• Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

• Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!
Location
Teenspace
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!
Location
Teenspace
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us to create your own stop motion animation videos. In this interactive event, you will use fun and unique apps and tools to make your own videos that you can share with your family and friends! Registration required.

Summer Events for Middle & High School Students
• June 11, Pizza & Painting, 1-3 pm
• June 14, Cracked Glass Mosaics, 10-12 pm
• July 2, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 3, Fab Lab, 1-3 pm
• July 24, Entrepreneurship 101, 10–2:30 pm
• July 25, 3D Printing, 10–12 pm
• Aug 9, Stop-Motion Animation, 10-12 pm

• Teen Tuesday Drop-in Open Lab, 2-4 pm
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Want to learn something new or enjoy something fun while you're at the library? Consider Tuesday afternoon drop-ins! From 2 to 4 pm staff will bring a variety of interesting devices, projects, and crafts for these hands-on activities for middle and high-school students. There's no registration needed so just stop by TeenSpace and check out all the cool events!
Location
Teenspace
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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How It Works
Power Up at the Library!
TEEN SUMMER READING CLUB | For grades 6 to 12
May 20 – August 19

Earn a prize every time you read for 2 hours! Read for...

2 HOURS = Culver's ice cream + FriendShop Bookstore free book
4 HOURS = Jet's Pizza slice + Panera sweet treat
6 HOURS = Meatheads treat + Papa Murphy's cookie dough
8 HOURS = Book of your choice + Skateland pass
10 HOURS = Monical's individual pizza + Champaign Park District pass for Sholem Aquatic Center, Virginia Theatre, or Leonhard Recreation Center

Earn a raffle entry for each 2 additional hours you read. Visit the library to claim your prizes.

Read 20 hours or more? You'll get fame, fortune, and your own free backpack!

Grand prize? You can win a Fire HD 8 tablet!

Special thanks: Funding provided by the Library Friends. Thanks also to prize donors Jet's Pizza, Culver’s, Meatheads, Papa Murphy’s, Panera, Skateland, Monical's, and the Champaign Park District.

P.S. 5th grade graduates are welcome to participate!


Book Reviews
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Title
The Hate U Give
Review
In The Hate U Give, Starr is living in Garden Heights which is a terrible place to grow up. Her father used to be the biggest drug lord until her momma got pregnant and he gave that up. She goes to a rich school 45 minutes away from her neighborhood where everyone is white beside her and some other kids. And then something terrible happens.  Find this book in the library catalog.
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Title
A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1: The Bad Beginning
Review
It is a very good series, but is also very sad.  Find this book in the library catalog.
Rating
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Title
White Rabbit
Review
In one awful night, Rufus Holt and his ex-boyfriend Sebastian "Bash" Williams are sucked into a mission to clear Rufus's younger half-sister, April, of a brutal murder.   Find this book in the library catalog.
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