Registration is required for many teen programs. Please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693, come in, or use our online events calendar to register. All programs are held in the library's Community Room unless otherwise noted.
Programs are for 6th - 12th graders unless otherwise noted.
All programs are sponsored in part by the Friends of the Waterford Library.
Get notifications or emails about upcoming programs through Remind 101.
Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story June 1st - August 1st For tweens and teens going into the 6th - 12th grades
Register for our Summer Reading Program starting June 1st using Wandoo Reader. Log the number of minutes you read over a 9-week period. Ideally, your goal should be to read at least 20 minutes a day. It’s important to keep reading over the summer in order to stay sharp for when school starts up again. You can read books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, and comic books. e-Content and audiobooks are acceptable as well. Check out our Digital Downloads web page for information about how to download content. For book suggestions, take a look at our booklists for Teens.
If you wish, you can write a short book review for each book you read or listen to. We will feature one participant’s positive review each week on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
*Book reviews are optional.*
Please note: Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the library’s re-opening to the public, we encourage you to use Wandoo Reader to log your summer reading. If you prefer not to use Wandoo Reader, you can still participate. Simply call the reference desk at 248-618-7693 to register. You can then keep track of your minutes on a piece of paper. In order to be in the grand prize drawing, be sure to call us when you’ve reached 500 or more minutes no later than 5:00 pm on August 1st. It is only necessary to call us once at the end to let us know how many minutes you’ve read this summer.
In early August, three prizes will be awarded to randomly drawn participants who have logged at least 500 minutes.
1st prize - Kindle Fire 7
2nd prize - $35.00 Meijer gift card
3rd prize - Pair of over-the-ear sport ear buds
Deadline to log your minutes is August 1st at 5:00 pm
Books and Brags We’re starting a new program at the library to highlight real-life ways that library books (and online resources) have helped you. Did you use a cookbook to bake a cake for a special occasion? Did you pass your SATs with flying colors using one of our resources? Did you create your own manga characters using one of our drawing books?
Submit a picture showing the result of how a book, magazine, or online resource helped you achieve something. Examples: A good grade on a report, a selfie with you and an art project, a photo of a college admission letter, etc. Let us know which book(s), magazine, or online resource(s) you used. Photos may be submitted in person at the Adult Reference desk, sent to email@example.com, or tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We will share the photos on social media and in the library.