Sarasota County Libraries
Summer Reading Program
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, March 28, 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
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Do you want to share your anime/manga obsession with other Otaku? Come to the club! We will enjoy talking about Japanese culture, eating Japanese snacks, and of course, watching anime! Come to the youth desk to sign up and fill out a permission slip. For ages 11-18.

The club meets 4-6 p.m. on the last Monday of the month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fruitville Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, from 6:00 to 7:30. The class will begin on January 5, 2015 and run for 15 weeks until April 27, 2015. Senor Dan Duffy will be teaching from the book "English for the Spanish Speaker" book 4, by Kathleen Fisher; Fisher Hill Publishers 5th ed., (2009).
Location
Conference Room
Library
Elsie Quirk Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come together with friends to read and discuss your favorite books on the 4th Monday evening of the month. Snacks are provided. This book club is for tweens aged 10 to 13. Call for more information about this month's book.
Location
Public Area
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 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
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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
Public Area 2
Library
Gulf Gate Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
Meet local published authors and hear them speak about their books. Books will be for sale after the event.
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 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
Friday, April 03, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Leading up to National Library Week (April 13-17) join other tweens and teens in designing new covers for your favorite book(s). Use colored pencils, crayons, or even a computer for your design. Entries will compete for iTunes gift cards in the categories of "Most Artistic" and "Most Creative".
Location
Youth Activity Room
Library
Jacaranda Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 03, 2015
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 A
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
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