Sarasota County Libraries
Summer Reading Program
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Description
This free ACT practice test is administered by The Princeton Review. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. and bring #2 pencils, a scientific/graphing calculator, and snacks/drinks. The test begins peomptly at noon so please be sure to arrive by 11:30 a.m. Get your scores on Saturday, May 16th at the free test strategies workshop, here at Selby Public Library, also sponsored by The Princeton Review. takes place in the Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium from 3 – 4:30 pm. Parents are encouraged to attend the workshop with their teens to get score improvement suggestions.
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Have fun building LEGO sculptures with other enthusiastis. Open to children 5 to 11 years old. Call the Youth Department for more details: 941-861-1241.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join the North Port Poetry group as they read their poems, new & old. New poets & audience always welcome. All adults & young adults are invited! Sign-ups begin at 12:45.
Location
Library Parking Lot
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come help us celebrate National Library Week with our local children's book author Joan Hiatt Harlow. Joan will talk about her newest tween age book - THE WATCHER, sequel to SHADOWS ON THE SEA. Known for her adventurous and well researched historical fiction for children, Joan will present a power point about THE WATCHER and tell about how she became a writer, followed by a book signing. Copies of her books will be available for purchase.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students ages 8+ can sign up to attend these popular classes which have included: video game creation, photography manipulation, website design, logo creation and more!
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
What is BYOC?(Bring Your Own Craft) Feeling crafty and want some company? Bring Your Own Craft (BYOC) to Fruitville Library on the third Tuesday of the month, and create with others who share your creative spirit in a casual, stress-free environment.
Please bring in dry media projects only. Reservations are not required and this activity is open to ages 13 and older.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for Tinker Tuesdays! Different project every Tuesday. Call the Youth Desk to see what we are doing this week! Ages 8 and up.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Make a bouquet of flowers from paper.
Location
Teen Center
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 12 - 20 come from 6:30-7:30 pm. This is not a therapy session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Earth Day by making some pixel characters and decorations using fusion beads. If the earth theme is not for you, make your favorite video game characters, or just get creative.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description

The Gulf Gate Teen Advisory Board is committed to creating a teen friendly library by suggesting materials to purchase for the library collection, planning and implementing teen programs, and serving as a voice for all teens in the Gulf Gate area. The board is open to teens 13-18 years old and attending teens earn community service hours.

Location
Learning Lab
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come join us in our Digital Learning Lab as we create, explore, and imagine through technology.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Frag your friends. Pwn your enemies.

Congregate for two hours of unabated XBOX play.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

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Important Messages
Welcome to the Spark a Reaction, 2014:
Teen Summer Reading Program for ages 12-18.

By reading and logging time EACH WEEK, you could win a Kindle Fire at summer's end.

READ...
anything you want--books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels and more.

LOG...
time you spend reading each week.

GET...
chances each week to win a book.
chances in a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD.
more chances by writing reviews on what you read.
Reviews
Title
Mask of Destiny
Review
Great ending to the Archer Legacy. Really ties it together nicely. I love Ruby but I wish there was more Alisha in this book
Rating
Title
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author
Scott O'Dell
Review
A really great book! The plot is awesome!
Rating
Title
Huge
Author
Sasha Paley
Review
This book was an amazing book that I have read three times. The plot is of two roommates of different walks of life forced to live together for one summer at "fat camp".
Rating
Title
lucky ones
Author
stephanie greene
Review
The girls spent a day at the beach. They had a long drive back they had a blast. They had their bathing suits filled with sand enjoyed riding the waves. They liked to do fun stuff together. my mom, my siblings and I like to do that type of stuff too.
Rating
Title
Goblet of fire
Author
Jk Rowling
Review
I've read this book at least twenty times and I'm still not bored of it. It's really well written and I love how Rowling hides her humour.
Rating