The 2022 summer reading program is jointly offered by the Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library and the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library! For information about the adult and kids’ summer reading programs, click here.
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The teen reading program:
Set your own reading goal and we’ll give you raffle entries for making progress toward it!
- Register below. All students entering grades 6-12 in Scotch Plains/Fanwood are eligible to join.
- When you register below, you will be asked to set a reading goal (up to 200 hours) for the summer. All the reading you do between 6/1/22 and 8/12/22 counts toward that goal, including graphic novels, audiobooks, news articles, and summer reading assignments. Keep track of all the time you spend reading and log that time in Readsquared or on a paper reading log.
- All reading time must be recorded in Readsquared and all paper reading logs must be sent to [email protected] by midnight on Friday, 8/12, to be eligible for earning raffle tickets. No late submissions will be counted.
- For each 25% of your goal that you reach, you will earn a virtual raffle ticket. After the reading program is over we will email you with your total number of raffle tickets and instructions to enter the raffle(s) for the prize(s) of your choice. The raffles will close at midnight on 8/18 and prize winners will be notified on 8/19.
Here are the 8 prizes that you can enter the raffles for this summer – click on each to zoom in!
#1: Miles Morales – Into the Spider-Verse: The art of the movie; Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds; Miles Morales Funko Pop (Bodega Cat Suit version)
#2: Murder Mysteries – Truly Devious boxed set (books 1-3); There’s Been a Murder collaborative game
#3: Graphic Novels – American Born Chinese and Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang; set of 8 Posca paint markers
#4: Cook Anime – Cook Anime cookbook by Diane Ault; Demon Slayer chopstick and serving dish set
#5: Fairy Tale Retellings – Thorn and The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani; 1000-piece jewelry making kit
#6: Sci-fi – Want by Cindy Pon; The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline; Coup dystopian card game
#7: K-Pop: I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee; K-Pop Confidential by Stephan Lee; K-pop photocard album; 18 sheets of stickers
#8: Heroes and Magic: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson; The Novice by Taran Matharu; The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima; sword bookmark
Summer events for teens:
We have lots of outdoor and virtual events planned for the summer – see the Scotch Plains schedule below! To register for any SPPL events, visit our events page. (Please note: not all events are open for registration yet.)
Click here to see Fanwood Memorial Library’s calendar of events.
You can also connect with the library and Mrs. Rachael (the teen librarian) through our social media accounts. Don’t forget to sign up for the semi-weekly teen newsletter, too.
Register for the reading program:
Create an account on Readsquared to register for our summer reading program, even if you will be using a paper log to track your reading time. When you are setting up your account, make sure to choose the teen program!
Please note: if you participated in our summer reading programs in 2020 and/or 2021, you already have a Readsquared account! Please do not create a new one; just log into your existing account and join the teen summer reading program from there. If you have difficulty updating your existing account, email us and we’ll be happy to help.
Printable reading logs:
If you prefer not to use Readsquared, print one of these reading logs out and use it to keep track of your reading time! (You will still need to join the teen program through Readsquared; see the section above.) Printed copies of these logs are also available for pickup at the library. There are full-page and bookmark-sized options.
When you’ve reached 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% of your goal, just email us a picture of your log(s). Make sure you send us a photo of your final reading log(s) by midnight on Friday, 8/12. Late submissions will not be counted.