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A Universe of Stories: Teen Summer Reading

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A Universe of Stories  is our Summer Reading Program for teens here at Minot Public  Library.  Kickoff is May 30th and our wrap party is August 8th.  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 as well.  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 May 30th and all challenge logs must be received by August 9th 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!

A Universe of Stories Writing Contest: We want to read short stories that  take us around the galaxy!  We are  excited to read short stories about aliens, planets, stars, relationships or journeys  to name but a few possibilities:  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 storysparks@yahoo.com or turn it in the front desk by August 1st . There is a $25 gift card for 1st place, $20 gift card for 2nd place and $15 gift card for 3rd place. 

 

 

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