June 1, 2015—September 5, 2015
How do I sign up?
This year, there is no sign up for readers in grades 6-12. Just start reading June 1 and keep track of the books you read.
When you finish a book, stop by the library or download our review card. You’ll write the title and author of the book you read, two or three sentences about the book and a little information about yourself. Turn in your completed review card at the desk on the main floor, and you will get a ticket. Review cards can be downloaded here starting June 1. All reviews should be turned in at the desk on the main floor.
1 book review = 1 ticket
3 graphic novel reviews = 1 ticket (because graphic novels take less time to read)
1 audiobook review = 1 ticket
Challenge of the Week
You can earn bonus tickets for finishing a Challenge of the Week. More information about the Challenge of the Week will be available starting June 1.
Now you can choose your prize. Turn in one ticket for a book for you to keep or save up 10 tickets to exchange for a gift card. Gift cards are offered on a first-come first served basis for the first 80 teens to read ten books and turn in ten review cards.
1. You must be entering grade 6-12 in the Fall of 2015.
2. You must only submit book reviews for books you have read between June 1, 2015—September 5, 2015. You may NOT count books you read prior to the program, unless you read the entire book again this summer.
3. You can read any book. It can be a library book or a book you own. You can read a book you borrow from a friend; you can listen to an audiobook. The books you choose should be at your reading level.
4. You must write the review yourself. Plagiarism will not be allowed.
5. You will receive one ticket for each completed review card you turn in. You may be asked to discuss the book with the librarian.
The Teen Summer Reading Program is generously sponsored by The Friends of Cary Memorial Library, The Cary Memorial Library Foundation, The Massachusetts Library System, The Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.