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Policies, Points, and Prizes | Team Names
Sign Up Programs and Friday Crafts| Service Project

Policies, Points, and Prizes

1. General registration for the 2015 YA Summer Reading Program begins Monday, May 11, 2015 at all Burke County Public Library locations. Please see Registration Tab for details of this year's online registration.


2. This program is exclusively for rising middle, middle, and high school students.


3. Upon SRP registration, you will choose one of four teams. You will earn points for your team during the summer through program participation, reading books, and contributing to the service project.


4. Points and Prizes: (You must be present at the Prize Night and Cookout at Catawba Meadows Park on Monday, July 27 in order to receive prizes, no exceptions.)

a) Participants from the team with the most points at the end of the Summer Reading Program will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 cash prize.

b) For every book read and reviewed accurately(see note) on a critique sheet, you receive points for your team. Note: A minimum of two complete sentences must be written for each book read and the total number of “minutes read” per book must be noted. For every 6 books read and critiqued, you are put into a drawing for one of two FIRE HDX’s given away at the Prize Night and Cookout on Monday, July 27.

c) Points will be given to your team for every program you attend during the summer. You must sign-in at all programs in order to get credit for participation. If you attend at least 7 of the programs, you will be entered to win a $100 cash prize.

d) Points will be awarded to your team each time you donate to our Community Service Project throughout the SRP; details at each library.

e) Failure to notify Young Adult Staff 24 hours before an absence to a sign-up program will result in a loss of 100 points for your team.

f) Various opportunities throughout the SRP will enable you to earn extra team points (See description of each program for details).


5. Sign-up Programs: Participants may register for ONE signup program at Opening Night on June 13. (Please see back of flyer for very important details.)



Opening Night and Sign-Up Programs

YA SRP participants may register for ONE sign-up program only.

Participants (not a family member or friend) will draw a random lottery number beginning at 5:00pm Opening Night, Saturday, June 13. (Rain date, Monday, June 15, 6:00pm.)

Once the number drawing closes, registration for Sign-Up Programs will begin.
Small groups will be called in numerical order to the registration tent/tables.

Participants must present his/her number prior to registering.
If he/she loses their number, he/she must wait until open registration.

If a participant does not show at the time his/her number is called,
he/she misses their opportunity to register until all other numbers have been called.

If a desired program is full, the participant may choose another program or be put on a waiting list.
PARTICIPANTS MAY ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE PROGRAM, EVEN IF IT IS A WAITING LIST.

Once all numbers have been called and extra spaces are available, there will be an OPEN registration.

If a fee is required, it must be paid at registration and is NON-REFUNDABLE. Checks and Cash accepted, no credit/debit cards.



Friday Crafts

Craft programs will be limited to 30 participants.

Participants may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the craft program to receive an “Admission Ticket”.

Once 30 tickets have been disbursed, the program will be “CLOSED”.

Participants will give the YA SRP Staff their ticket upon signing in at the start of the program.

Parents should be sure teens get a space in the program prior to leaving them at the library unless they have permission to stay.

Register for the YA Summer REading Program - Once Upon a Time at your library

Click on the image above to register for the Young Adult Summer Reading Program. For rising middle, middle, and high school students.

Registration Instructions

Team Names

Team 1:

Fantasy
(purple)

Team 2:

Science Fiction
(green)

Team 3:

Action/Adventure
(red)

Team 4:

Mystery/Suspense
(black)




Failure to notify Young Adult Staff 24 hours before an absence
to a sign-up program will result in a loss of 100 points for your team.

For more information concerning the Young Adult Summer Reading Program or any other Young Adult events at the library contact Margaret Ruark at 764-9260 or email to mruark@bcpls.org.

There will be no programs
June 29-July 4.



Service Project

This year the Young Adult SRP will be collecting items for Safe Harbor Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization providing shelter, counseling, and support for women in our community who may suffer from homelessness, abuse, and/or substance addiction. We will collect basic household items for their residential home such as: cleaning products, laundry items, toiletries, copy paper, pens, kitchen items, baggies, trash bags, etc. Each time you donate an item, you will receive extra points for your team. Donation bins will be available at each program and library site.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

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YA Events

Saturday, June 13th at MPL
5:30pm-7:30pm

Opening Night

Every story needs a beginning that grabs your attention and keeps you coming back! Join us for our opening night full of fantasy, thrills, suspense, and action! Climb the Tiki Rock Wall, hone in on your Gladiator Jousting skills, survive the High Ball, escape the Wrecking Ball and challenge your friends to the bitter end on the Ultimate Obstacle Course! Take photos with costumed characters, enjoy Domino’s Pizza (cost $2.00 for drink and slice of pizza), and dance to music from DJ Joey!
Registration for sign-up programs will be tonight! Lottery numbers will be given out beginning at 5:00pm, attractions will open at 5:30pm. (Rain date is Monday, June 15, 6pm at MPL.)

Monday, June 22nd at MPL
6:00pm

Bill Grimsley: Game Show Mania

Tonight the story continues with a “Live” Game Show complete with digital score boards, flashing lights, sound effects and you as the contestants. It’s a comedic combination of Jeopardy, Name that Tune, Minute to Win It, and Family Feud!

Tuesday, June 23rd at MPL
7:30pm (sunset)

Outdoor Movie
Jurassic Park

1993 - Rated PG-13

Join us for an Adventure, Sci-Fi thriller on the big screen in the great outdoors! Bring your lawn chair and blanket, perhaps to hide under! Based on Michael Crichton’s book, this is the original “Jurassic Park” when, during a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok! Free movie, popcorn and drinks; open to all ages.

Wednesday, July 8th at MPL
6pm-8pm

Martial Arts Demonstration

Whether it’s the hero, villain, sidekick, prince or princess, every story has someone defending themselves or others, all trying to get to their “happy ending”. Tonight a team from Walker Martial Arts of Morganton will demonstrate a variety of throws, holds, blows and Jiu-Jitsu self-defense techniques. The use of weaponry will be exhibited, as well as some “mat” time. >

Monday, July 13th at Pavillion Skating Rink
6:00pm-8:00pm

Skate Night

Meet at the skating rink in Morganton for a private night of skating and rollerblading. Teens may earn an extra 50 points for their team for coming dressed in storybook or movie character costumes. If teens choose to rollerblade, there will be an additional $2 fee at the door. Teens are responsible for their own concessions; costumes are optional.

Tonight, participants can sign up to attend the movie “Minions” for a showing on Wednesday, July 15 at the Marquee Cinemas, time TBA. Free tickets are limited. Numbers will be given at the door for movie sign-ups.

Wednesday, July 15th at Marquee Cinemas in Morganton
Time TBA

YA Movie Night
Minions

Participants must have signed up at Skate Night in order to attend.

Based on the little yellow creatures in Despicable Me, this animation explores the origins of the Minions and their quest to seek out and serve evil masters. One Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…
Teens are responsible for their concessions. Tickets will be distributed when the teens sign in at the movie theater. Storybook or movie character costumes are optional for extra team points.

Thursday, July 16th at Valdese Rec Department
7pm-9pm

YA Swim and Bowling Night

Join us at the Valdese Rec. Dept. for a night of swimming and bowling! If choosing to do both, be sure to have shoes, towel, bathing suit, and change of dry clothes. The pool will be open for free swim (supervised by certified lifeguards) and the bowling alley offers eight lanes to play. Earn extra points for your team for every strike you bowl! Teens are responsible for their own concessions.

Tuesday, July 21st at MPL
7:30pm (sunset)

Outdoor Movie
The Goonies

1985 - Rated PG

Bring your lawn chair and blanket for one of those action movies you can never see enough, “The Goonies!” When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure. Free movie, popcorn, drinks; open to all ages.

Monday, July 27th at Catawba Meadows Park, Shelter #1
6:00pm-8:00pm

Prize Night and Cookout at the Park!

Come to Catawba Meadows Park for a cookout and prizes! Find out who will take home the cash prizes, gift cards, and two FireHDX’s. Which team reached its “HAPPILY EVER AFTER” with the most points? The YA must be present to win; will be held rain or shine!

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

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Sign-Up Programs

All sign up programs require Parent Permission and fees to be paid at registration.

Registration for these programs will be on Opening Night (Saturday, June 13th - MPL at 6pm).
Details on how registration for these programs will work is at the bottom of the page.

Zipline, Picnic, & Climbing Tower

Tuesday, June 16th
@ Catawba Meadows Park/Beanstalk Journey

In so many action-adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi stories, the characters must navigate across all sorts of terrain whether on the ground or in the sky in order to conquer the villain, win the battle, or save the damsel in distress. Join us as we glide through the trees on the zipline, picnic in the park, and climb the tower at Beanstalk Journeys. Staff will ensure safety and know-how to successfully move through these feats. Teens must wear closed-toe shoes and NO jewelry; long hair must be pulled back. Helmets are mandatory. Bring a bag lunch, water, and sunscreen.


Fee: $25 must be paid at registration
Location:atawba Meadows Park/Beanstalk Journey
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Limited to 12 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Archery Program

Thursday, June 18th
@ Catawba Meadows Park

So many story characters whether it be the hero, heroine, or villain, are sharp shooters with a bow and arrow! Join us at Catawba Meadows Park for an archery class hosted by the NC Wildlife Federation. Participants will learn bow safety and receive instruction on how to properly hold, aim and shoot at targets. Teens will have ample opportunities for practice. Team points will be awarded for every bulls-eye! Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen.


Free Program
Location: Catawba Meadows Park (ball field side)
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Limited to 12 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

“Once Upon A Time...Then What?” Writer’s Workshop

Wednesday, June 24th
@ MPL

Jaye Robin Brown, author of “NO PLACE TO FALL” (Harper Teen-2014) returns to the Morganton Public Library to offer a Writer’s Workshop on “PLOT”, the main story line of any literary work. JRo will go over storyboarding techniques, beat sheets using well-known novels, and will brainstorm a plot with you! You will have her undivided attention for two hours to get feedback and guidance for your own writing endeavors whether just for fun or to pursue writing in the future. Optional: Bring a snack and drink for a break.


Free Program
Location: Morganton Public Library
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Limited to 12 participants

Horseback Trail Ride and Picnic

Tuesday, June 26th
@ Cedar Creek Stables in Lake Lure, NC

The setting or locale of the story takes your imagination to the place where everything is happening. Cedar Creek Stables in Lake Lure is the perfect setting for horseback riding, picnicking and gem mining. We will take our own guided tour through beautiful woods, creeks, and mountains on horseback. No experience is necessary. Be sure to wear long pants and long socks, closed-toe shoes, and bring sunscreen. Pack a lunch and plenty of water. If you want to go GEM MINING afterwards, bring an extra $8.00 or just enjoy hanging out on the gorgeous property. Riding helmets will be provided and must be worn by ALL participants.


Fee: $30 must be paid at registration
Location: Meet at MPL Parking Lot
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Limited to 11 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

Ice Skating

Thursday, July 9th
@ Extreme Ice Center, Indian Trail, NC

You know you’ve seen it, that “Frozen” thing, probably several times...so, just “Let It Go”! Release your inner Elsa and Olaf and come ice skating at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, NC. Ice skates and admission ticket provided. Bring $10 for lunch at the rink as outside food is not allowed. You may pack a snack and drink for the van ride. Dress appropriately for indoor ice skating; long pants and long socks recommended.


Fee: $10 must be paid at registration
Location: Meet at MPL Parking Lot
Time: 9:30pm-4:00pm
Limited to 13 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

Recycled Paper Beads Jewelry

Monday, July 13th
@ MPL

It’s so hard to throw away old books so what better way to reuse the pages than to make a recycled paper beads bracelet?! Susan McRae from O’Suzannah’s Yarn on Union in Morganton will be here to teach us how to craft the beads from recycled paper, set them, and use them to make a beautiful bracelet. All supplies will be provided. Optional: Bring a snack and drink for a break.


Free Program
Location: Morganton Public Library
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Limited to 123 participants

Once Upon A Time in Smart Phone Movie Making

Monday, July 13th
@ MPL

Interested in learning how to make a movie using your smartphone? Melissa West, local independent film maker and videographer, will be here to show you how to use a smartphone for making your own movie. She will introduce you to editing software basics, how to film and frame shots, as well as visual storytelling, sound and lighting. All on your smartphone! Teens simply need to bring a smartphone that possesses video recording capabilities and has access to download a FREE app for editing.


Free Program
Location: Morganton Public Library
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Limited to 12 participants

Tubing, Kayaking, and Canoeing on the New River

Thursday, July 23rd
on the New River

Every story needs a climax before the end to catch your breath and even take you in a different direction. This trip is it! Wahoo’s Adventures in Boone, NC, will provide teens with unlimited access to river tubes, kayaks and canoes to use on a stretch of the New River. Teens should wear comfortable clothing, a bathing suit and shoes (no flip flops). Bring sunscreen, bag lunch, plenty of water, hat, sunglasses and change of dry clothes. Snacks and drinks at the outpost are available and are the teen’s responsibility. Parent waiver must be signed for participation.


Fee: $25 must be paid at registration
Location: Meet at MPL Parking Lot
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Limited to 13 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

YA SRP 2015.5 The Novella: Hike

Wednesday, July 29th
@ South Mountain State Park

We just couldn’t end the story yet, so we’ve added a “bonus” sign-up program...a hike at South Mountain State Park. This is a strenuous (in parts) 2.7 mile loop but worth it when you see the gorgeous waterfalls at the top! Pack a bag lunch (you must carry) and plenty of water. Wear appropriate shoes (no flip flops), bring a change of clothes if getting in the creeks to cool off, and sunscreen. This program does NOT count for team points or toward the prizes...just for added fun!


Free Program
Location: Meet at MPL Parking Lot
Time: 10:00am-4:30pm
Limited to 12 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department




Opening Night and Sign Up Programs

YA SRP participants may register for ONE sign-up program only.

Participants (not a family member or friend) will draw a random number beginning at 5:30pm on Opening Night, Saturday, June 14.

Once the number drawing closes, registration for Sign-Up Programs will begin.
Small groups will be called in numerical order to the registration tent/tables.

Participants must present his/her number prior to registering.
If he/she loses their number, he/she must wait until open registration.

If a participant does not show at the time his/her number is called,
he/she misses the opportunity to register until all other numbers have been called.

If a desired program is full, the participant may choose another program or be put on a waiting list.
Participants may only sign up for one program, even if it is a waiting list spot.

Once all numbers have been called and extra spaces are available, there will be an OPEN registration.

If a fee is required, it must be paid at registration and is Non-Refundable. Checks and Cash accepted, no credit/debit cards.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Be Extreme at your library!

Friday Crafts!

Craft programs are limited to 30 participants. See the bottom of this page for details

June 19
2:00pm-3:30pm at MPL

Enchanted Mirrors and Harry Potter Wands

“Mirror, mirror on the wall”…Using recycled cd’s to create a mosaic-look, teens will make an “enchanted” mirror or picture frame. In addition, proving that not all wands look the same, teens will use chopsticks, glue guns, paint and some wizard imagination to produce a wand even Harry Potter and friends would use in a dual of magic.

June 26
2:00pm-3:00pm at CBH (Hildebran Library)

Dum Dum Topiaries

Hansel and Gretel would love these! Teens will make an edible and very colorful centerpiece with 100’s of Dum Dum lollipops, paint, ribbon and terra cotta pots. Can be made to match any room in the house!

July 10
2:00pm-3:30pm at MPL

Personalized Pennant Banners & Decorative Journals”

In any story, one’s castle, home or estate is very important and many flew banners or flags to identify themselves to outsiders. Teens will make their own personalized pennant banner to hang across their doorway or in their “castle” using lettering, scrapbook paper and embellishments. Using similar supplies, teens can also customize and decorate the cover of a blank journal to spark their own creative writing and storytelling.

July 17
2:00-3:30pm at MPL

Recycled Book Cover Wall Clocks & Spin Art

Cinderella is a big fan! Recycle your favorite book by turning it into a wall clock! Each teen will need to bring a hardback cover of a favorite book they are willing to take the pages out of and drill a hole in. Clock hardware will be provided. Also, try making old-fashioned Spin Art with a salad spinner!

July 24
2:00-3:30pm at VPL

Glass Blowing Demonstration

Matthew Sturgess, a young adult in our community, is an amazing craftsman in the art of Glass Blowing...a skill rich in history, creativity, precision, science and beauty. He will be with us to demonstrate his techniques and use of glass blowing tools and implements to create wonderfully unique glass ornaments and pieces. Please note this is an outside program

Optional: Their will be handcrafted items made by Matthew for purchase at the end of the demonstration; please bring cash or check only.
(There is no participant limit to this program...open to all ages.)




Craft programs are limited to 30 participants. You may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to receive an “admission ticket”. Once 30 tickets have been disbursed, the program is closed. Teen must show ticket upon signing in for program. Parents are advised not to leave teen until there is certainty of an opening or teen has permission to stay.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

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