Wells Public Library - Wells, Maine
Wells Public Library

Summer Reading Begins July 1st!

This year's teen summer reading theme is UNMASK! You may sign up online or at the library at any time. Registration packets will be available for pick up starting July 1.  This year, raffle tickets will be given for every 2 hours of reading that you do, or every time you attend a library program.

Each Friday from July 3 - August 14 we will be giving away a basket full of amazing prizes! Raffle tickets will roll over from week to week, so keep reading to increase your chances of winning! This year our grand prizes will be a glow bike, two $25 Amazon gift cards, and several smaller gift cards. We will have an ice cream party on Friday, August 14 for all teens who registered for summer reading. Come celebrate your reading accomplishments!


Summer Reading Events

Here is a quick description of some of the events for teens happening this summer! For more detailed information, please visit the Caldenar of Events

Teen Movie Nights
July 2, July 30, and August 13 at 5:30 p.m.  

Join us for pizza and a movie at the library! This summer we will be watching superhero and action movies. Check out the calendar to see which movies are playing when! 

Make it Monday
Mondays, July 6 - August 10 at 3 p.m.

Explore different activies, both crafty and tech-based, every Monday during summer reading. Learn how to build a basic circuit, make your own hula hoop, and play with a Makey Makey! Registration is required for these programs! Please contact the library at 646-8181 or email Cidney at cmayes@wellstown.org to register! For a complete list of events, please see the Calendar of Events. 

Engineering Challenge
Thursday, July 9 at 3 p.m.

Can you build a boat out of tinfoil, cups, and straws?  How about a pom-pom launcher from an index card?  If you think you have what it takes, then join us to participate in crazy challenges that test your building abilities! Registration is required, please contact the library at 646-8181 or email Cidney at cmayes@wellstown.org to register.

Cupcake Challenge
Thursday, August 6 at 3 p.m. 

Back by popular demand, our Cupcake Challenge will satisfy your craving for sweet competition! Participants will be challenged in decorating a cupcake based on a mystery theme to be revealed at the event. Registration is required, please contact the library at 646-8181 or email Cidney at cmayes@wellstown.org to register.

Check out our Exclusive Teen Site!
 This tumblr page is just for teens. Find book recommendations, trailers, upcoming library events, and more! Find our website at: http://wellslibrary.tumblr.com/.  

Resources for Teens

What to Read Next

Spinebreakers is Penguin's pioneering online book community for teenagers, run by teenagers themselves.

Reading Rants!  Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! is a website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens.

Teen Reads brings teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters.

No Flying No Tights is a website featuring reviews of graphic novels for teens.

Writing Resources

For those interested in reading, writing, and connecting with others just like you.  Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you're into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here.

Teen Ink
If you are between the ages of 13 and 19 and love to write, check out Teen Ink, a magazine, website and books written by teens!

Cyber Awareness

A Thin Line
In today's super-connected world it's sometimes easy to forget that things we share with friends may be broadcast to the entire world.  With this in mind, MTV has designed a website with tips, games and stories to help you "identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers."  Be sure to take the quiz and find out how web saavy you are.