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Teen Summer Reading

Posted by MPLadult on July 11, 2017

We have a new Teen Reading Challenge, writing contest and fun and free teen events!

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Build a Better World is our Summer Reading Program for teens here at Minot Public Library.  Kickoff is June 3rd  and our wrap party is August 10th.  We’re holding our teen Reading Challenge, Writing Contest and many fun and educational programs throughout the summer.   See the Teen Events list for details.

Reading Challenge   Teens and Tweens from 11-18 may participate in our reading    challenge.  This year, teens will receive a bingo card with 25 challenges. The teen picks 10 of their choice and completes each challenge.  Any book, magazine, newspaper or other reading       materials appropriate to reading levels will be accepted.  Listening to audiobooks will be  counted for as many pages as the print book.  At registration, teens sign a contract and receive their reading log. Upon completion of their challenge, a parent or guardian must sign the log. Registration starts June 3rd and all challenge logs must be received by August 11th at 6:00pm.  All teens who return completed logs on time will receive a $10 gift card to a local bookstore for their hard work!

Build a Better World Writing Contest: We want to read short stories that  BUILD!  Some ideas include but not limited to: taking action on a cause, relationships, improvements or changes.  The short stories must be between 1,000-1,500 words. Make it look polished: Use Microsoft Word, double space your story, use Times New Roman font or Courier in 12 point font size and use 1 inch margins. In the upper left corner, please use a header with your last name, title and page number. Use a title page with your name, telephone number and address.   Your story must have a beginning, middle and end. Teen writers are invited to submit their short story entries to or turn it in the front desk by August 4th. There is a $25 gift card for 1st place, $20 gift card for 2nd place and $15 gift card for 3rd place. events.png


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