Missions
Our librarians have put together several activities, for a variety of challenges and levels. Complete an activity and you might unlock a more advanced one, and bragging rights, cool badges and maybe even a prize!

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100 Pts

1. Folk Tales Week

Complete 4 Activities of your choice to complete this mission.
Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplsummerteens.
Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 
Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!


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25 Pts

10. Bonus

Have fun with some bonus coloring pages to celebrate more Tails of the summer.
Completing this mission will earn you 1 additional entry into this week's end of summer raffle drawings!


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100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten

List of fun things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.



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100 Pts

2. Space Tales Week

Complete 2 Activities of your choice to complete this mission. 
Also, June 27th is National Bingo Day, so make sure to check out Summer Reading Bingo!!
Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplsummerteens.
Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to boost your summer reading log.
Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!


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100 Pts

3. Historical Tales Week

Complete 2 Activities of your choice to complete this mission. 
Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplsummerteens.
Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to boost your summer reading log.
Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!


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100 Pts

4. Graphic Tales Week Part 1

Complete 4 Activities of your choice to complete this mission. 
And don't forget to check out Graphic Tales Week Part 2 for a fun Emoji Challenge!
Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplsummerteens.
Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to boost your summer reading log.
Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!


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100 Pts

4. Graphic Tales Week Part 2: Emoji Challenge

Use the Emojis to guess the name of the YA Book.  How well do you know your Emojis?
Complete at least 25/30 of the challenges to earn 2 additional entries into our end of summer raffle!!


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100 Pts

5. Adventure Tales Week Part 1

Complete 2 Activities of your choice to complete this mission.
Don't forget to check out Adventure Tales Week Part 2 for a fun YA Scavenger Hunt!
Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplsummerteens.
Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to boost your summer reading log.
Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!


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100 Pts

5. Adventure Tales Week Part 2: YA Scavenger Hunt Challenge

This mission requires you to come to the library and browse the YA shelves!
Complete at least 10/15 of the challenges to earn 4 additional entries into our end of summer raffle!!

Upload a picture for each challenge solved.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplteensummerhunt.


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100 Pts

6. Fairy Tales Week

Complete 3 Activities of your choice to complete this mission. 
Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplsummerteens.
Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to boost your summer reading log.
Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!


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100 Pts

7. Cultural Myths/Legends Week

Complete 2 Activities of your choice to complete this mission. 
Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplsummerteens.
Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to boost your summer reading log.
Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!


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100 Pts

8. Animal Fables Week Part 1

Complete 3 Activities of your choice to complete this mission. 
Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplsummerteens.
Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to boost your summer reading log.
Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!


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100 Pts

8. Animal Fables Week Part 2: Cat Shelters for Strays Activity

Have you seen our library cats roaming around the garden? Get creative and build a DIY cat shelter to help keep them warm once summer ends and earn 4 additional entries into our end of summer raffle!!


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100 Pts

9. Realistic Tales Week

Complete 2 Activities of your choice to complete this mission.
Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroeteenslibrary #mtplsummerteens.
Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to boost your summer reading log.
Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!


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Animal Yoga

Learn about animals by acting them out through simple yoga poses for kids. Follow the animal yoga sequence below or make up your own yoga journey!

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25 Pts

Animals Around Town Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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25 Pts

Animals Around Town Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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25 Pts

Bear Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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25 Pts

Bear Week

Complete two missions each week to earn program points. 

Do not forget to post your pictures to our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/monroechildrenslibrary or to our Instagram Page @monroechildrenslibrary or @monroeTPL. 

The library does have a limited amount of supplies, so if you do need anything specific, please call at 856-629-1212 ext. 201 and we will see what we can do.

 



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25 Pts

Book Bento

Have you heard of Book Bento Boxes? It is a creative way to share your favorite book. Pick some items that are representative of your story, arrange them artistically around your book and take a picture. For examples or inspiration check out @bookbento on Instagram.

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25 Pts

Book Bento



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Book Bingo

Choose a Bingo board and complete five activities in a row, a column or diagonally across the page to finish this Mission and earn a Badge and 25 points.

Multiple cards are provided so pick your favorite or play with siblings, family members or friends. 



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25 Pts

Book Bingo

Choose a Bingo board and complete five activities in a row, a column or diagonally across the page to finish this Mission and earn a Badge and 25 points.

Multiple cards are provided so pick your favorite or play with siblings, family members or friends. 



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100 Pts

Bug Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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25 Pts

Bug Week

Complete any two missions for the week and earn Program Points.

Make sure to post pictures at our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/MonroeTPL or our Instagram Page @monroeTPL.

If you need specific supplies, reach out to the library at 856-629-1212 ext. 201 as we have a limited amount.



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100 Pts

Captain's Log

Captain’s logs and ship’s logs have a rich history, and provide insight into how life on seafaring vessels went (and still go today). Continue this tradition by keeping track of what, where, and how you read this summer. 

Challenge yourself to complete at least five tasks from the list below. How many can you complete?


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25 Pts

Coloring Pages

Color in 1 adult coloring page to complete this mission.  You can find pages in your Summer Challenge Welcome Bag as well as in the Teen Section at the library.  Happy coloring =)


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50 Pts

Community Kraken

Read a book and add it to our library community Kraken!!  At the end of the summer we'll see how many books we've read as a whole community!


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100 Pts

Covid-19 Time Capsule

Print and complete this packet to earn point toward program completion. https://whatmomslove.com/kids/quarantine-time-capsule-printable/


Share photos to our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeTPL/ or https://www.facebook.com/monroechildrenslibrary/


Or Instagram (@monroetpl)  




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Covid-19 Time Capsule

Print and complete this packet to earn point toward program completion. https://whatmomslove.com/kids/quarantine-time-capsule-printable/


Share photos to our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeTPL/ or https://www.facebook.com/monroechildrenslibrary/


Or Instagram (@monroetpl)  




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Create Your Own Adventure

Make your own adventures by checking things off your bucket list! Does your bucket list include visiting a museum, restaurant, or park? Or maybe visiting someplace new? Share the top five things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this summer below. Go forward and adventure!



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25 Pts

Farm Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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Farm Week



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50 Pts

Follow Us!

Did you know that we have TEEN Social Media Accounts geared specifically towards you, the teens??

Follow us for updates while you scroll on library events, volunteer opportunities, book recommendations, and more!


Do you already follow us??  Then click right on through to collect your points!! =)



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25 Pts

Kids Story-time

Read the short story below and answer the questions.

Jack, Betty, and Matt love the fall season. They like jumping into the pile of leaves. Jack likes the pretty colors. Betty likes to make a big pile with the leaves. Matt likes to hide in the leaves.



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Match the Tail

Do you love animals? Guess what animal each tail belongs to! 

*Need a hint? Try one of these! Alligator, beaver, chameleon, elephant, giraffe, lemur, pig, tiger, whale, zebra.


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Ocean Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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Ocean Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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25 Pts

Pre-K Share Your Story

Little ones have active imaginations! Have your child tell you a story and fill in the questions below based on the story they told you.

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Rainy Day Fun

Rainy days can be long days. Pass the time with these fun activities. Complete at least three 3 to earn your badge and points.

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Rainy Day Fun

Rainy days can be long days. Pass the time with these fun activities. Complete at least three 3 to earn your badge and points.

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25 Pts

Reptiles/Amphibians Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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Reptiles/Amphibians Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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25 Pts

Safari Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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25 Pts

Safari Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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25 Pts

Scavenger Hunt

Check out the Scavenger Hunts we found. Complete one or all of them. You'll earn 25 points towards your program completion and have fun too!

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Scavenger Hunt

Check out the Scavenger Hunts we found. Complete one or all of them. You'll earn 25 points towards your program completion and have fun too!

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Shark Week

Complete 2 Activities of your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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Shark Week

Complete 2 Activities of your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing on social media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don't have a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grab select available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, print out coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don't forget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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500 Pts

Summer Bingo Reading Challenge

Read 4-5 books from the designated categories to complete one full row for Bingo and to earn 5 additional entries into our end of summer raffle!!

When you've completed the mission, upload a picture of all the books you read along with the categories they achieved. If you're comfortable, post the picture to social media and tag @monroeteenslibrary #mtplteensummerbingochallenge!

Don't forget to log all your books to earn points for each individual book read!!
Happy reading 😎📚



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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Teen Activities

Take some time to enrich your summer in other ways too! Activities like visiting museums, learning or practicing skills, or watching Youtube tutorials can count toward your summer reading total.



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100 Pts

Volunteering

The library can help teens achieve their volunteer community service hour goals.  We have different volunteer opportunities to meet your schedule and interest! 


Click here to visit our website and scroll all the way down to the "Volunteer Form" to apply with your availability!

Questions?  Contact kcasser@monroetpl.org


Volunteer Activities at the Library Include:

- Relabeling project -- changing the call numbers by creating new labels and adhering them to the books.

- Applying barcode, call number, and/or location stickers to books.

- Gently peeling off old labels or "new" stickers.

- Placing book carts in order alphabetically or by call number.

- Setting up meeting rooms for various library programs.

- Shifting the collection to make the books fit better on the shelves.

- Shelf reading books

- Teen Advisory Board

- Assisting with Children’s Programs or Seniors

-Cutting out or organizing materials for story times or other programs.

- Decorating the library


Virtual Opportunities You Can Do from Home:

-Book Reviewer

-Re-sharing Social Media Posts from the Library’s Teen Pages

-Promoting the Library (hanging up flyers, creating social media posts for the teen accounts...)


You Must Be:

- Able to listen to and follow directions.

- Self-starters who are able to work under little supervision (at times) due to the fact the librarian may have to be in and out of the office.

- Able to push a book cart and carry/shift piles of books.

- Good communicators -- See something, say something!  Not clear on the instructions -- say something!

- Detail oriented -- Place labels on straight, be on the lookout for mistakes.

- Clear about when they can and cannot make it to the library.


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YA Reading Bingo

What are your reading goals for 2022?  Here's some inspiration to help you take charge of your own reading journey this year!  Keep track of your books to get BINGO! 

Finish during the summer to win points toward your Summer Challenge program completion... and more points means more prizes!!

Don't reach bingo by August?  No problem!  You still have the whole rest of 2022 to win...


All those who complete a bingo (at any point throughout the year) will earn a gift card of their choice!



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25 Pts

Zoo Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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Zoo Week

Complete 2 Activitiesof your choice to complete this mission.

Upload a picture to earn points.  If you're comfortable sharing onsocial media, make sure to tag the library @monroetpl@monroechildrenslibrary.

Don'thave a printer or certain art supplies?  Stop by the library to grabselect available supplies in our monthly summer reading grab-and-go bags, printout coloring pages, and get some books to kickstart your summer reading. 

Don'tforget to track your progress to earn points and win prizes!!



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