Summer Reading!

17 05 2010

I know everyone has eagerly been anticipating the annual Summer Reading Program. Well, your wait is finally over! The theme this year is Make Waves at Your Library (yeah, we’re goin’ beachy), and here’s how it works:

Track the time you spend reading

Count the time you attend library programs

Write book reviews

Every time you reach 4 hours -or- write a book review, you’ll be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Simple, right? Wanna know what the prizes are? We have things like gift cards, an iPod Touch, water bottles, an Xbox 360, backpacks, Nintendo DSi and other stuff. So the more you read, attend or write book reviews, the more times you get entered into the drawings and the better your chances of winning!

Everything is being logged online this year. Sign up by clicking here.

Find out what’s happening at the library by clicking here.

Sign up now!


If I Stay by Gayle Forman

14 07 2009

formanSeventeen-year-old Mia had everything to live for — a loving family, a beloved boyfriend, and her brilliant cello playing (and, very possibly, an acceptance to Juilliard). But everything changes during a tragic car accident. Now Mia hovers near the hospital bed where her physical body lies in a coma, weighing her options. Should she stay?

See the full review on

Find it in the Library catalog!

Looking for something fun to do this summer?

11 06 2009

hennaCheck out the free events happening at all the libraries in Prince George’s County this summer as part of the Summer Reading Program…

You’ll find:

  • Gaming
  • Mehndi and Body Art
  • Manga and Comic Drawing
  • Jewelry Making
  • and more!!

CupcakeDecoratingSo don’t forget — if you’re registered for the Teen Summer Reading Program, every time you attend a library event, you get entered into a drawing for a prize! It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Summer Reading 2009

2 06 2009

Sneed Spot 8Summer Reading 2009 is here! I know you are all excited – please try and contain yourselves…

In the past, when you signed up for Summer Reading, you got a reading log (had to read 4 books) and when you turned it in received a small prize — usually a pencil, bookmark or something like that. Well, you all told us that didn’t really get you excited to participate and this year we listened to you.

Here are your options for participating this summer:

  1. Read 2 books
  2. Read 1 book and write a review
  3. Attend a library program

Easy enought, right? Every time you do one of these things, you get entered into a drawing for a prize. And the prizes are… $25 Visa gift cards and 2 Nintendo Wiis. Quite an improvement over pencils and bookmarks.

So, get to registering, people. Here’s the link. Happy Summer Reading!

Congratulations to Teen Summer Reading Winners!

16 09 2008

I know… Summer Reading already seems like a distant memory. School has started and you have homework, gossip, sports, relationships and fashion to think about (and not necessarily in that order).

But, take a moment to recognize the winners in our Teen Summer Reading Program Prize Drawing. Each winner received a $25.00 Visa Gift Card. Congratulations!

Chandra C. and Kelvin M. — Accokeek Library

Mariana V. — Beltsville Library

Amara D. and Kiara R. — Bowie Library

Helen L. — Hyattsville Library

Paige M. — Oxon Hill Library

Irvin M. and Jabari J. — Spauldings Library

Naomi H. — Upper Marlboro Library