Thayer Public Library Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Sign Up Form & Book Review Sheet

Our Teen Summer Reading is open to teens (rising) grades 6-12. Teens who participate will be challenged to read and review books, as well as attend YA programs, to earn raffle entries for the Big Raffle.

Attend the Summer Kick-Off on Monday June 24th for details and a free book to get started! You may also visit the library or our website for more info.

When is this? Monday June 10th-Tuesday August 27th. Sign up anytime during those weeks and reads your way to victory! Other events will be happening all summer long. Check out the Events calendar for more.

Who can do this? Our Teen Summer Reading is open to (rising) grades 6-12. Kids and Adults have their own programs as well.

Sign Up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge

NEW THIS YEAR: This year, teens can select a team when they sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. You will join dozens of other teens reading and recording pages read over the summer. Page totals will be announced weekly online and on a Teen Room bulletin board!

It’s simple: 1 book logged + 1 short book review = 1 prize from the purple cart & 1 raffle entry. You can log up to 10 books. (Hint: Your summer reading books for school can count!) Once you have earned all of your prizes, you can keep turning in review sheets to earn pages for your team.

Attend YA programs at Thayer Public Library for additional raffle entries!

To win multiple gift cards from the Big Raffle, you have to attend the End of Summer Party. (If you are not there, you can still win one and we will contact you).

Each book read will add points to your team! Points are given per page (1 page = 1 point)

What's This About Teams? (And Other FAQs)

Things to do this summer:

  • Mow the lawn
  • Buy new flip flops
  • Visit the beach
  • Compete in a Battle of the Books!
    • Team Apollo for adventurous and daring heroes.
    • Team Nova for hard working and loyal friends.
    • Team Hubble for clever and creative thinkers.
    • Team Polaris for ambitious and resourceful leaders.​

Read all summer to earn points for your team, free books, fun prizes, and tons of opportunities for your imagination. Join one of our four teams when you sign up and record the books you read to earn points for your team.

What’s this about teams? Teen readers can select a team to join when they sign up for summer reading. You will join dozens of other teens reading and recording pages read over the summer. Page totals will be announced weekly online and in the library.

What do I get for signing up? A free book and book review sheets for your team.

What does the winning team get? The winning team gets to pick an extra prize from the purple prize cart AND bragging rights! Everyone wins a free book at the end of the summer.

How much does it cost? This program is absolutely FREE!

How do I participate? Just drop in to the Thayer Public Library or email the teen librarian (email is on the back). Even if you’re planning on reading for school or fun, the library gives you a place to track your accomplishments or just chat about your latest read.

What can I read? Anything! This includes graphic novels, comics, fanfiction, magazines, books (nonfiction and fiction)_, eBooks, audiobooks, and more!! Not sure what to read? Visit or email the teen librarian for personal recommendations for you.

Activities & Programs

Check Out the Summer Teen Calendar Here!

Monday June 24th—2:00-5:00pm— On the Lawn of the Library

Sign up for Summer Reading, play some fun lawn games, draw some stars with chalk on the sidewalk, and eat some yummy food from our food truck!

Program is for all ages. The food truck will be ticketed. Event tickets are given 1/2 hour before the start of the event.

Drop by the Teen Room or the Reference Desk for more info about the Teen Summer Reading Challenge


All participants may attend the End of Summer Party, Tuesday August 27th, where raffle prizes will be given, Teen Photo Contest winners will be revealed, and summer Team winners will be announced.

Team Apollo Book Review Sheets

Team Nova Book Review Sheets

Team Hubble Book Review Sheets

Team Polaris Book Review Sheets