The Teen Summer Challenge is a way to help you discover new books, activities, content, and events over the summer! The goal is to have fun and keep your summer interesting. If you aren't having fun then try a different challenge, take a break from the challenges, or stop. The theme of this year's challenge is A Universe of Stories!
How do I participate?
Anyone entering grades 6 through grades 12 who will be using the Tewksbury Public Library as their primary library during the summer can participate in the Summer Challange. You sign up at the library by filling out a registration form and collecting your challenge logs. The registration form gives us the information we need to contact you if you win any of the grand prizes. You will check off any of the challenges you complete from the Challenge Wheels. You can choose to do challenges from one or both wheels, or just earn tickets for reading and volunteering.
Click here to download a copy of the 2 Challenge Wheels as well as the Reading and Volunter Log. You will receive a raffle ticket for each challenge completed. Collect all 12 Astrology Buttons by completing one challenge for each astrological symbol. You will also earn a raffle ticket for every book you read and 2 hours you volunteer. Try to collect as many buttons and raffles tickets as you can between Monday, June 17 and Friday, August 9. Click here for an example of what the first Challenge Wheel should look like once you have filled it out. Click here for an example of the Book and volunteer Log. All logs need to be brought to the Tewksbury Public Library by 4:30 PM on Friday, August 9.
What are the challenges?
There are many options for challenges. Some challenges require you to attend events, others involve reading different types of books, listening to a podcast, volunteering, sharing a quote, meditating, or watching a documentary. Challenges can only be completed once.
What are the Prizes?
This year's prizes are a JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, DropMix Game System, Sushi Go! card game, BlissLights Sky Lite Projector with LED Nebula Clouds, super cute Cat Backpack and Cat Pencil Case, a $50 Wamesit Lanes gift card and a $50 gift card to Showcase Cinema! You choose whether to put all your raffle tickets into one prize or distribute them into each prize box. Prize winners will be drawn the week of August 11 so make sure you have all of your raffle tickets in by Friday, August 9 at 4:30 PM. Don't miss out on your chance to win one the great prizes.
Can I use my school required summer reading for the Summer Challenge?
YES! As long as you did the reading during the time of the Summer Challenge, then it counts.
Can I count books I read before the start of the Summer Challenge?
Only if you are less than halfway through.
Do I have to live in Tewksbury to participate?
No, but Tewksbury Public Library needs to be the main library you will be using throughout the summer.
What if I'm going away for most of the summer?
Talk to Aimee or Maria and we will figure out you can best participate. Many of the challenges do not depend on you being around the entire summer.
Can I volunteer at other organizations to receive raffle tickets or complete a challenge?
Yes! We can't accomodate everyone volunteering at the library, but we encourage you to volunteer throughout the community. Just keep a record of your hours so we know how many tickets you earned.
What if I cheat?
Any participant caught cheating will be disqualified from winning any prizes. The goal of the program is to have fun and challenge yourself, participation is not required. If you don't want to do it then don't. Our goal is to help you have a fun summer.