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teens (Beneath the Surface), [Public] Library will have 6 individual programs for teens beginning June 22nd, culminating in a Grand Prize party on August 10th. The kick-off event will be held on a Saturday to maximize the amount of staff resources available. All the other events, include the Grand Prize party will be held on Fridays. / : Teens will be able to enjoy reading independently of school assignments and be encouraged to do so by participating in weekly reading “challenges” and logging their books during the summer (see provided book log). Teens will also be welcomed to participate in the six programs planned for the appropriate grade levels (8-12). Registration will be required for the events and for the Grand Prize Party at the end of SRP. The main goal is for teens to have fun and to want to come back to the library throughout the year. The secondary goal is promote a love of recreational reading and lifelong learning. : sample promotional materials are located at the end of this document all programs begin at 2pm, except for the Kick-off event at 12pm and the Campfire event at 8pm June 1st to June 16th - Registration for all SRP ages – childrens (grades K-4), tweens (grades 5-7), teens (grade 8-12). Registered teens will be given the book log and a flyer with the dates of each program event. June 22nd – Kick-Off Geocaching Scavenger Hunt at City Park This is the first big event of the summer. Prior to the event, librarians have contacted GITA (Geospatial Information and Technology Association) and the Parks Department to work out the logistics. GITA will donate GPS units for a month long period (via the Location in Education program https://www.gita.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=197) and the Parks officials will be on hand to help with the scavenger hunt to stay in the designated boundaries. Teens will be put in groups in no more than 10 and given a GPS unit & scavenger sheet. Using the clues, teens will be given one hour to complete the event. At each location, a clue will direct them to the next spot. (The directions can be rearranged for each group, so that the groups do not end up following each other. Each location will have a numbered clue and group 4 will look for clue 4, for instance.) The winning group will be given the opportunity to have an additional entry in the weekly drawing or an additional entry in the grand prize drawing. At the end of the hour, teens will be treated to a pizza party (pizza, drinks, cookies). Marketing/Publicity Strategies: Flyer in hot spots around town, on the library website and the parks department website.
Materials needed: 10 GPS units, paper to create scavenger sheets, pizza, drinks, cookies (donations from local eateries), cups, napkins, utensils Other Considerations: Need to have roster of registered participants and to have a master list of the scavenger clues/groups. Confirm with Parks department one day before event that Parks employees will be there for the event. June 28th – Undercover Canvas Painting Teens will create canvas masterpieces using old Goodwill paintings, acrylic paint, and vinyl sticker letters. See pinterest idea: http://pinterest.com/pin/158400111864430581/ and the instructions via this blog post: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/song-lyric-wall-art-diy-project.html. Teens will be able to create a personalized quote canvas, highlighting one of their favorite quotes from any book that had a meaningful impact on their life (or phrase or music lyric). While the projects are drying, the weekly drawing will be held and the teens can talk about why they chose their particular quote/phrase/lyric. Marketing/Publicity strategies: Event details on library website Materials needed: Small canvas prints from Goodwill or yard sales, bottles of acrylic paint (white or light colors), paintbrushes, paper bowls to hold paint, vinyl letters (from Michael’s or hardware store) Other considerations: Will need to start collecting the canvas prints at least 6 months before this event and have a place to store them. Frames can be recycled or donated. Could also ask interior designers if they have old prints from renovations, etc. Will need to have at least two other volunteers to help clean up. Have weekly drawing prize on hand. July 5th – National Treasure Movie Night Falling immediately after the 4th of July, teens will be treated to a cult Nicholas Cage classic movie – National Treasure. National Treasure is a movie about what’s beneath the surface of history and our nation’s landmarks, while also being the perfect “summer action movie”. Drinks and popcorn will be available. Before starting the movie, weekly drawing will be held. Marketing/Publicity strategies: Library website, call-in to local radio station. Create a movie poster to hang up near the Teen Services desk Materials needed: Popcorn and 2 liter drinks. Other considerations: Need permission to show movie – look into rights management. Have weekly drawing prize on hand.
July 12th – Look Beneath the Surface Crafting Teens will be able to create pendants (for necklaces or keychains) that dazzle – literally. Teens can use glitter nail polish or decoupage to build worlds of interest beneath the glass surface of each pendant. It can be as simple or intricate as the teen wants. The idea was found on pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/pin/270919733805465333/. At the end of the event, the weekly drawing will be held. Marketing/Publicity strategies: Library website, flyer at local craft stores Materials needed: glass tile kits from Sun and Moon http://www.sunandmooncraftkits.com/square-glass-tile-pendant-kit.html, keychain rings from a craft store, scrapbook paper, fine point sharpies for hand drawing artwork Other considerations: Read instructions and make two sample crafts before the event so teens can be helped when they have questions. Also have the finished crafts and more sample pictures for the visual learners in the crowd. Have weekly drawing prize on hand. July 19th – Blackout Poetry Creation Teens will be encouraged to create their own poetry (or short stories) by blacking out sections of newpapers and donated books to the library (that do not meet collection standards). Examples can be found in the book Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon (http://www.austinkleon.com/newspaperblackout/). Teens will be able to showcase their poetry on the bulletin board in the Teen area of the library. At the end of the event, hold the weekly prize drawing. Marketing/Publicity strategies: library website Materials needed: Newspapers, Donated books, Markers/Crayons Other considerations: Instead of toxic sharpies, use non-toxic markers OR hold the event outside so that the area is well ventilated. Could also use black crayons to be super safe. Have the weekly drawing prize on hand. July 26th – Under the Stars Dessert Campfire A smorgasbord of dessert treats will greet teens as they come to the campfire area (held at a local camping area). Teens will be able to make “campfire cones” (http://www.chefjessicabright.com/campfire-cones.html) or (http://pinterest.com/pin/213358101066863318/) and sit and talk with each other about their summer. Librarians and volunteers can lead a discussion of the books they read and music will be on via a portable stereo. Before event gets under way, have final weekly drawing. Marketing/Publicity strategies: Flyers in the library, on the library website and the parks website. Radio call-in to local stations.
Materials needed: fruit, candy, ice cream cones, chocolate, marshmallows, tin foil, oven mitts, paper plates, napkins, serving containers, spoons, battery operated portable stereo for iPod, campsites, trash cans, trash bags, cups, drinks Other considerations: Teens will not be allowed to place the dessert into the fire for liability reasons – will need adult volunteers to help with this step. Might need two adjacent campsites to make it easier to place food on the edge of the fire (more space). Create teen friendly playlist before event. Check that speakers work before event. Have extra batteries. Have the weekly drawing prize on hand. Start working with the park and book campsites during the spring. Confirm reservation before event. August 3rd – SRP ends – book logs are due! August 10th – Beneath the Surface Grand Prize Party Teens will be treated to an exclusive party to celebrate the successful end to summer reading. Invitations will be sent to anyone that requests via the library website and to all teens that turn in book logs. At the party, teens will be treated to pizza, drinks, and assorted desserts. Callie Ann Starkey’s band (Gary & the Mitchell Kids) will be there to play before/after the drawing. After mingling and eating for 30 minutes, the grand prize drawing will be held. Marketing/Publicity strategies: flyer, website, email reminders Materials needed: Roster, pizza, drinks, desserts, napkins, plates, cups, utensils, grand prizes (5 total) Grand prizes can be gift certificates (exceeding no more than $25), or donated prizes from local businesses – limo ride on first day of school for example. Other considerations: Keep a roster of registered/book log participants in case the invitation is lost. Will need a person to man the door and check off names of attendees. Solicit grand prize donations throughout school year and confirm with each business before party. : 2 paperbacks for each week, and one set of movie ticket vouchers for each week. Coupons for the weekly drawing and grand prize drawings. : Keep track of registration via online google document – also allows teens to sign up before each event. Registration should include a valid email address to send reminders for particular events. : Each event for SRP has a $150 budget for supplies, plus a food budget of $50 per event. The total budget for the weekly events is $900, plus $300 for food.
The Grand Prize Party budget has a budget of $300, including food and prizes ($25 x 5= $125). It is highly encouraged to solicit donations for food and prizes from local businesses! Total budget: $1500 / : Look at the number of registered participants versus the actual number of attendees. Provide paper surveys at each event and the Grand Prize party. Also provide an online survey link via the website. Ask questions such as: Was this the first program you attended this summer? Why (schedule, vacation, other)? How could this program be improved? What kinds of events could the library do next summer? : Teens will be encouraged to read any book of their choosing, but the following books will be recommended as fitting the theme of Beneath the Surface. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne A classic science fiction novel about the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by one of his passengers, Professor Pierre Aronnax. It's interesting to note that the title refers to the distance travelled under the sea, not to the depth, as 20,000 leagues is over 12 times the radius of the earth! (annotation source: http://www.amazon.com/Leagues-UnabridgedComplete-Translated-ebook/dp/B004DNWRPQ/ref=pd_sim_b_1) Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks - James Delgado Leading archaeologist and consummate storyteller James Delgado takes readers on a rollicking deep-sea dive into his highly unusual life's work: locating and exploring the world's most famous shipwrecks. Colorful characters, near misses, and the thrill of standing — or floating — in history's footprints make for a highly entertaining look at the fascinating history and glittering bounty beneath the waves. Included are accounts of Pearl Harbor, the Titanic, and Bikini Atoll, site of the world's first nuclear tests. The Arm of the Starfish – Madeleine L’Engle When Adam Eddington, a gifted marine biology student, makes the acquaintance of blond and beautiful Kali Cutter at Kennedy International Airport on his way to Portugal to spend the summer working for the renowned scientist Dr. O’Keefe, he has no idea that this seemingly chance meeting will set into motion a chain of events he will be unable to stop. Caught between Kali’s seductive wiles and the trusting adoration of Dr. O’Keefe’s daughter, Poly, Adam finds himself enmeshed in a deadly power struggle between two groups of people, only one of which can have right on its side. As the danger escalates, Adam must make a
decision that could affect the entire world—which side is he on? (annotation source: http://www.amazon.com/Arm-StarfishMadeleine-LEngle/dp/0312674880) The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau The electricity is turned off from 9:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. each day in this strange dark City of Ember. During the "day" when it is on, it fails often. Doon and Lina have just received their permanent job assignments. Neither is satisfied with the assignment given. Lina is thrilled however when Doon offers her the chance to trade her underground pipeworks job for his messenger assignment, the very one she'd been hoping for. Doon has had his heart set on a job in the electrical works so he could help solve Ember's problems with failing electricity and disappearing supplies. But there is a connection between the pipeworks and the electricity, and Doon believes he can learn more about it. Lina's dream of a city of light is a shining contrast to the often dark City of Ember. Lina and Doon come to combine their dreams and talents on a quest to save the people of Ember. (annotation source: http://www.multcolib.org/talk/guides-ember.html) The Divergent Series – Veronica Roth In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her. (annotation source: http://www.amazon.com/Divergent-Book-1-VeronicaRoth/dp/0062024035/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352955992&sr=1-1&keywords=divergent) Guide to the Oceans - Dr. John Pernetta A richly illustrated guide to the world's oceans and seas. Guide to the Oceans is a handy reference that provides comprehensive information about every aspect of the world's oceans and seas. The book features vibrant color photographs, maps, artwork and well organized data. (annotation source: http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Oceans-Firefly-Pocket-Pernetta/dp/1552979423) The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between
the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. (annotation source: http://www.amazon.com/Hunger-Games-Movie-Tie/dp/0545425115/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352956347&sr=1-1&keywords=the+hunger+games) Newspaper Blackout – Austin Kleon Poet and cartoonist Austin Kleon has discovered a new way to read between the lines. Armed with a daily newspaper and a permanent marker, he constructs through deconstruction—eliminating the words he doesn't need to create a new art form: Newspaper Blackout poetry.Highly original, Kleon's verse ranges from provocative to lighthearted, and from moving to hysterically funny, and undoubtedly entertaining. The latest creations in a long history of "found art,"Newspaper Blackout will challenge you to find new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the mundane.Newspaper Blackout contains original poems by Austin Kleon, as well as submissions from readers of Kleon's popular online blog and a handy appendix on how to create your own blackout poetry.(annotation source: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0061732974/wwwaustinkleo-20/ref=nosim/) There are over one billion organisms in a pinch of soil, and many of them perform functions essential to all life on the planet. Yet we know much more about deep space than about the universe below. In Tales from the Underground, Cornell ecologist David W. Wolfe lifts the veil on this hidden world, revealing for the first time what makes subterranean life so unique and so precious. Home to miniscule water bears and microscopic bacteria, mole rats and burrowing owls, the underground reigns supreme as it produces important pharmaceuticals, recycles life's essential elements, and helps plants gather nutrients. An original, aweinspiring journey through a strange realm, Tales from the Underground will forever alter our appreciation of the natural world around-and beneath-us. (annotation source: http://www.amazon.com/Tales-From-The-UndergroundSubterranean/dp/0738206792)