Game On! Winter Reading Program

AAPLD’s Winter Reading Program for all ages is here! Cardholders can “get in the game” through February 28 by reading books and filling out our BINGO cards.

Get out of the cold, sign up for Game On today! Just visit the reference desk to sign up.

Teens receive $50 in Book Bucks and a book of your choice when you sign up. Complete BINGO challenges to earn up to $700 in Book Bucks. Attending Teen Programs earns you even more Book Bucks. Use ’em to enter drawings for great prizes: you could win a Kindle Fire, Munchies Basket (this is some big-sized candy and gift cards to restaurants), $50 Amazon Gift Card, $50 Steam Gift Card, or a Book Lover Basket (this is a gift card to Half Price Books and a some book-related trinkets).

Summer Reading Isn’t Just for Little Kids

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Read what you want and get credit for it! Summer is here, which means it's time to go to the Library! (We're not kidding.) Get a free book for registering for "Reading by Design," AAPLD's summer reading program (June 1 through July 31). Complete reading challenges and attend events to earn Book Bucks, which you use enter drawings for cool prizes like:

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • $50 Steam Gift Card
  • Art Basket
  • Cosplay Basket
  • Crunchyroll Subscription (1-Year)
  • Gamer Fuel Basket
  • LEGO Basket
  • Loot Crate Subscription (3-Month)
  • Movie Night Basket
  • Stationery Basket

After you complete four challenges on the book log, you’ll receive a summer reading T-shirt!


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Teen Read Week: Read for the Fun of It! October 9-15

teen-read-weekStudents in Grades 9-12 can win a $10 gift card of their choice* in our Teen Read Week competition!

We’ve used Google to translate the titles from the 2017 Abraham Lincoln list into foreign languages. Guess which is which and turn your completed form with contact information in at the Adult Services Desk at the Harnish Main Library or at the Customer Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch Library by closing time on Saturday, October 15. The three entries with the most correct answers will win a $10 gift card—you choose what kind!

Entry forms can be picked up at either Library location or print one now!

*The Fine Print: If winning ties occur, three winners will be drawn randomly from those entries.
Gift cards may be selected from the following: Chipotle, Five Below, GameStop, iTunes, Pie Five, Starbucks, Target. Other requests may be approved at the Library’s discretion.


Summer Reading 2016 – It’s not too late!

Can you believe we’re halfway through Summer Reading already?? It’s not too late to sign up – and you can cross off a square in your passport tomorrow night, Wednesday July 6 by attending our High School Hangout from 6-8:30pm. We’ll have a Super Smash Bros competition if 10 or more people are interested; we’ll make pop tab bracelets and we’ll have laptops set up for some Minecraft free play on the Library’s server. pt bracelets
Plus the usual markers for drawing on the walls (now with more than 4 colors!!) will be out and snacks and soda, too! Come hang out and join the fun!

Wild About Reading: Coloring Pages


Check out some of the awesome fan art and coloring pages that have been submitted by your fellow teens this summer!

Want to add some art of your own? Submit a picture of your fan art or coloring sheet. (Coloring sheets can be found at the Adult Services Desk or in the Young Adult section at the Harnish Main Library and at the Service Desk at the Eastgate Branch Library.) This also counts as a task you can get stamped in your passport for the High School Summer Reading program. There are other blog related activities you can complete for your passport as well, such as commenting on a blog post, writing a book, movie or music review, and more. Check out the High School Summer Reading Page for more information.

Coloring page submitted by Elizabeth Morris
by Susan Lim
Coloring page submitted by Susan Lim
Coloring page submitted by Jerelyn
Coloring page submitted by Jerelyn Jones
by Victoria Blakey
Coloring page submitted by Victoria Blakey
Coloring page by Alanna Kuchar
Coloring page submitted by Alanna Kuchar
Coloring page submitted by Isabelle Friend
Coloring page submitted by Isabelle Friend
Coloring page submitted by Perry Li
Coloring page submitted by Perry Li


Coloring page submitted by Hriteesh Haridas
Coloring page submitted by Hriteesh Haridas

Review: Divergent Series by Elizabeth Morris



My book review is over the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. All the books in the series are jam-packed with intense action scenes. Also there are four books in the series: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegient, and Four. In all books there is a faction system where there are five groups: Amity, Candor, Dauntless, Abnegation, and Erudite. If people end up not fitting into any of these categories, they are Factionless and live in poverty. In the books the main focus is on a teenage girl named Tris Prior. She goes through a lot in all the books. All of these books make up my favorite series and I would suggest them to everyone.

Winter Reading

WRP16_WeLoveReading2Students in Grades 9-12: Sign up for Winter Reading with your AAPLD Library Card and get a paperback book. Turn in a slip for each book you read (up to 5) and get entered to win one of three 7″ Kindle Fires! Bonus prize: Come talk books with Ms. Jen at Office Hours (Wednesdays 3-6pm) and you could win the weekly drawing for a $10 AMC gift card.