How to Participate

Welcome to R.S.U. 1 Reads!  This is the official blog of the teen summer reading program at Patten Free Library.  The 2015 reading season begins on Friday, June 19.  The program is open to all students in our service area entering sixth 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 “Useful Links” 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 19 right up until the library closes on August 5.

3.  Collect “Bath Bucks” and Raffle Tickets.  Area businesses know how important summer reading is. This year they are donating “Bath Bucks” to the library that you will receive for every book you read.  You can collect as many as you can for the stores that you love to shop in. For each book you read, you will also earn a raffle ticket for our grand prize drawing on August 5. The grand prize raffle includes bigger and better “bundles” of gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses.

4.  Come to one of our “Teen Summer Nights” movies.  The kick-off is on Friday, June 19; the rest are on Wednesday evenings (June 24 through August 5).  See the Teen Summer Nights page for more information, or print off our full movie schedule here.