Summer High School Community Service
**Training Sessions have ended**
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Read! The more you read the more prizes you earn. Reading and attending teen events give you more chances to win our Grand Prize. Logs must be turned in by August 31st to be eligible.
When you are finished with our reading log write reviews about Events, Books, Movies or Video Games you experienced this summer! For additional entries for our End of the Summer Grand Prize!
Want to create your own music or learn how? Take a look at our Music & Stuff page!
Do you Like music? Listen to our Summer Playlist! Teens chose songs that reminded them of the books they have read so far this summer. Please Click here to listen! Did you want to add a song that reminds you of a book? Click here to submit your Song!
Calling all adventurers Have you ever watched Dungeons and Dragons on Twitch and thought “I want to try that!” Well now you can! Join Bearded Dragon Games and set off on an adventure of heroism and daring! Registration Required. Limited Space. Please Click Here to Register!
Movies for all ages!
Thursday Aug 29th at 10:30 am
Over the Garden Wall October 28th 3:30-4:45pm
Ever wanted to go to Comic-Con or a convention to celebrate your love for books, movies or video games? Join others who love the same things you do for a mini convention at the library. Cosplay, bring your own memorabilia to show off or just hang out with others who love the same things you do. Have snacks, and enjoy.
Summer Event Reviews!
Intro to Dungeons & Dragons
Anonymous GR.9:The Dungeons and Dragons event was something I had wanted to do for a while. I took two friends with me and we all learned how to play. It was a really fun event, battling foes, getting dragons eggs and all other scenarios. The instructor was really great and helped us along the way. I would definitely do this again, and I’m glad I went! It was super duper fun!
Fandom Friday: Harry Potter
This was a pretty cool event! We watched Harry Potter and ate snacks and also did some really amazing crafts! I got a wand permit (which was pretty nice!) and we played a vintage Harry Potter game that was really fun! I had a great time!
Fandom Friday: Nintendo
This event was extremely enjoyable! Between the crafts and the various games offered, I’d say this was a wonderful experience that I would definitely attend again.
Harry Potter Themed Murder Mystery Party!
Murder Mystery was really fun! I went with a friend and we both had an amazing time! We were assigned characters and interacted with other people who were all part of the mystery. The snacks were really good and we also did a little bit of wizard trivia at one point. I would definitely recommend this event to anyone who likes Harry Potter and wants to interact with people with similar interests.
This Murder Mystery Event allowed others to meet new people that shared a mutual love for Harry Potter. It was a phenomenal way to talk about something we were passionate about while simultaneously participating in an engaging activity that challenged our ability to problem-solve.
Summer Book Reviews!
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (Fascinating, Ingenious,Touching)
Daniel Keyes manages to illustrate the effects of a severely inhumane experiment through the development of Charlie throughout the novel. Additionally, Keyes’ flawless writing technique makes the story even more of a masterpiece. (A.P. GR. 9)
One of Us Is Lying By Karen M. McManus (Captivating, Intriguing, Brilliant)
This novel is addictive. The moment you begin to read it, it becomes extremely difficult to put it down since it is such a beautifully written story. Additionally, it harbors such a thrilling plot that manages to keep you hooked throughout the entirety of the book.(A.P. GR. 9)
A Curse So Dark and Lonely By Brigid Kemmerer (Eye-opening, Enchanting, Electric)
Though it started slowly, the rich fantasy world of Emberfall had stunning imagery and told a gorgeous story of love and hope in the context of war and illness and death.(Lauren D. GR. 11)
Divergent By Veronica Roth (Predictable, Cliché, Rudimentary)
At first, this novel appeared to be a rather captivating read. However, upon finishing the first chapter, I realized it was anything but that. The characters are bland and the plot is extremely predictable, as it follows the basic storyline that all dystopian novels tend to utilize. Overall, it was not a very good book. (A.P. GR. 9)
The Omnivore’s Dilemma By Michael Pollan (Haunting, Interesting, Disgusting)
Though Pollan sometimes got bogged down in the details, he presented an eye-opening look into the food industry which was vivid and engaging. (Lauren D. GR. 11)
The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold (Stunning, Compelling, Complex)
Novels like this aren’t meant to make you happy about the world we inhabit. They’re meant to open your eyes to the harsh reality of this planet. That’s exactly what this book did. Through the death of a child, the author managed to convey such emotional grief to the reader, forcing each reader to think about the book in depth. (A.P. GR. 9)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time By Mark Haddon
(Brilliant, Poignant, Clever)
This novel hooks you the moment you begin to read it. It’s extremely emotionally powerful, largely through the form of the main character, Christopher, as he experiences difficulty articulating his pain into full sentences. The author, Mark Haddon, illuminates bits of wisdom in a rather unique manner. Overall, it’s quite a clever book. (A.P. GR. 9)