About the Summer Reading Program

Welcome to R.S.U. 1 Reads!  This is the official blog of the teen summer reading program at Patten Free Library.  The 2014 reading season begins on Wednesday, June 18.  The program is open to all students in our service area entering seventh through twelfth grades.  Here’s how the program works:

1.  Read books. Lots of them. We don’t care if you like graphic novels, romance, science fiction, manga, or “great literature”.  If you don’t know what you want to read, you can check out our “Teacher Recommendations” page, or talk to one of our teen librarians.

2. Get credit for reading.  Let us know when you’ve finished a book. (It must be at least 100 pages.) You can stop by the library and show us your reading log; OR, Tweet #rsu1reads the title, author, and your rating on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = don’t bother, 5 = fantastic); OR you can even record the books you’ve finished on the “Post the Books You’ve Read” page by commenting or by becoming a regular contributor to the blog. See a teen librarian if you want to post a full review. You can start recording books any time after June 18 right up until the library closes on August 5.

3.  Claim your prize.  Area businesses know how important summer reading is. They’ve donated coupons for food and merchandise that we will give to you each time you finish a book, document it (see step 2), and then drop by the library’s reference desk. You will also earn a raffle ticket for our grand prize drawing on August 6.

4.  Come to one of our “Teen Summer Nights” movies on Wednesday evenings starting June 18 with Catching Fire.  See the “Teen Summer Nights” page for more information, or follow us on Twitter(@pflteens).