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Teen Summer Reading Program


As with book genres, there are so many music genres that everyone is bound to find something they’ll like.  Whether it’s rock ‘n’roll, folk, pop, polka, country,, or any other genre, we’ve got what you want at this year’s Teen Summer Reading Program.  Ya like jazz?  We’ve got it!  Classical?  No doubt!  Classic Screamo?  Not likely, but anything’s possible!

Jam our with us this summer as we explore our musical side through Libraries Rock!

Event Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 30th @5:30 pm – Kick-off Event
  • Monday, June 4th @ 5:30 pm – Broadway
  • Monday, June 11th @ 5:30 pm – Icons
  • Monday, June 18th @ 5:30 pm – Classical
  • Monday, June 25th @ 5:30 pm – Gemini Jams
  • Monday, July 2nd @ 5:30 pm – Elements of Music
  • Monday, July 9th @ 5:30 pm – Cultural Music
  • Monday, July 16th @ 5:30 pm – Rock & Roll

Summer Reading Essay Contest

Our annual Essay Contest is optional.  It does not have to be completed to earn your free book, chance at Big Prizes, or count toward teen raffle slips.  It is however, an opportunity for an extra prize.

Topic:  Why is music important to you?


  • A list of sources must be included with your essay this year.  Sources are any books, articles, or songs that inspired or informed your essay.
  • Essays can be typed or handwritten.  Either way, make sure the cover sheet with your Name, Age, Grade in the Fall, and Phone Number is attached.
  • To be considered all essays must be handed in by the time the library closes at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th.  In paper format.  Emailed submissions will not be accepted.


Kindergarten – Third Grade:

  • Must write at least 1 paragraph (5 sentences)
  • 1 Source: Record the title and author
  • Prizes:  First Place:  Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, Second Place: 2 Hour Passes to Altitude Trampoline Park

Fourth – Sixth Grade

  • Must write at least 3 paragraphs (3 – 5 sentences per paragraph)
  • 3 sources: record the title, author, copyright date, and place of publication.
  • Prizes:  First Place:  Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, Second Place:  2 Great Lakes Science Center Tickets.

Seventh Grade – Twelth Grade

  • 5 paragraphs (5 – 7 sentences per paragraph)
  • 5 sources recorded using the MLA citation format.  More information of MLA citations can be found at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
  • Prizes:  First Place:  Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, Second Place:  2 Kings Island Tickets
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