Sarasota County Libraries
Summer Reading Program
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description

Calling all Minecraft fans!


Join other teens and tweens as they create marvels of engineering. The only limitation is your imagination and survival skills. This event is for ages 12 through 18 years old.


Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Bring a couple t-shirts or other clothing on which you would like to silk screen a pre-made design. Choose from designs created at our June 18th t-shirt design workshop.
Location
Youth Program Room
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description

Calling all Minecraft fans!


Join other elementary school children as they create marvels of engineering. The only limitation is your imagination and survival skills. This event is for ages 7 through 12 years old.


Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The tribute of folding origami cranes for peace and sending them to the statue of Sadako Sasaki at the Hiroshima Peace Park continues more than half a century after the end of World War II. Come fold some cranes for peace and learn about Sadako and some of the other stories connected with her legacy.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
5:00 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 5-11 come from 5pm to 6pm. Ages 12-20 come from 6:30-7:30pm. This is not a therapy session.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come together to discuss current books chosen by the club tweens. Snacks and drinks provided. Tweens ages 9 - 12 are welcome. Meets from 5:30 - 7:45. Call to find the title of the book to be discussed and get a copy to read. The movie will be shown and the tweens will compare it to the book.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Help us celebrate the accomplishments of teens & tweens who participated in the 6 week Suncoast Science Center Robotics Mini-Camp with Ms. Jennifer Holt. Our programmers will be putting their robots through their paces for your enjoyment.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Create a unique pendant, pin, or keychain using this special shrinking material. Ages 12-18. Register by August 5th.

Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
North Port Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The TAB meets twice a month, talks about what types of events the Library should try, inhales snacks, suggests ways to improve the Young Adult space, discusses the finer points of gaming, movies, and pop culture—for credit.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description

Make new friends while playing trading card games, video games, board games or just hanging out. FREE refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. A parental permission slip must be on file with the library to attend this event. You only need to register once to attend all year. This event is for teens 13-17 years old.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
2:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Description
All teen summer reading challenge participants are invited for games, crafts and pizza! Xbox, Wii, PS3 and various board games, will be available for tournament and free play. Duct tape and other crafts will be available for the crafty!
Location
Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Library
Selby Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come discuss books that you choose! Snacks and drinks provided! Ages 13-17.
Location
Public Area
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Want to learn or play CHESS? Accomplished adult volunteers enjoy teaching CHESS and other players are ready to play against you! All levels from rank beginners to ranked competitors. Come on down. On the 2nd meeting each month, tournament style competition will be available for those who wish to vie for prizes.
Location
Meeting Room II
Library
North Sarasota Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description

Join other teens on the second Friday of the month for a movie and conversation. Movie titles are selected the month prior by teens. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. This event requires a parental permission slip. Please see the library for more details.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gulf Gate 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
The Billionaire's Curse
Author
Richard Newsome
Review
I wish more people knew about the Archer Legacy series, they're so good! This is the first one in the series. The book is about a 13 year old kid who inherits a fortune from his great aunt. People start to hunt him and his friends down. It's a great book and I highly recommend it.
Rating
Title
Prodigy
Author
Marie Lu
Review
A great sequel to Legend by Marie Lu. It really kept me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to read Champion!
Rating
Title
Legend
Author
Marie Lu
Review
A great book for those into Dystopian Fiction books. I've read this book about 4 times and still love it!
Rating
Title
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author
Stephen Chbosky
Review
I love this book. It taught me many things about life and it is one of my favorite books of all time. If I could give it a higher rating, I would.
Rating
Title
City of Fallen Angels
Author
Cassandra Clare
Review
I stayed up all night to finish this book. It was so great and I can't wait to read the next book in the series
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