It's that time again...summer is quickly approaching that means it's time for summer reading program. My library participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and the theme this year is Travel and World Cultures. Here's what's on the agenda for our Teen Summer Reading Program.
Trip Around the World Kick-off Party - Teens will participate in a carnival-style event where they can visit different booths and experience food, crafts, books, and other activities from different countries and parts of the world. The highlight will be our henna tattoo artist!
In BeT(w)een Book Club Presents Books & Burritos - Chipotle is sponsoring this program where teens enjoy free burritos while I booktalk about hot new summer reads. I'm also hoping to have a ton of ARCs to pass out since this will be the day after I return from ALA Annual! I will also be distributing the books for our July book discussion.
Armchair Travelers with the Crafty C.A.T.S. - Armchair Travelers is a postcard pen pal exchange program coordinated by the California Library Association. My community service group will be enlightening their pen pals about all the Escondido has to offer!
Design a Luggage Tag Craft - Self explanatory! We're getting ours from Oriental Trading.
In BeT(w)een Book Club Discussion - I think we're going to read Four Things My Geeky Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do in Europe by Jane Harrington. It's a little girly, but a cute, quick read. If you have other travel-related tween/teen books that might have more universal appeal, please comment!
Japanese Culture Club Finale Party - A celebration of everything Japanese including chopstick races, candy sushi, origami, anime, manga, and so much more!
What are you librarians out there doing to encourage your teens to celebrate summer and read FOR FUN?!?