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

Policies, Points, & Prizes

1. General registration for the 2016 YA Summer Reading Program begins Monday, May 16, 2016 at all Burke County Public Library locations. We will be using “classic” paper-pencil forms this year!


2. This program is exclusively for rising middle, middle, and high school students. Students must have a valid library card.


3. Upon SRP Registration, in order to keep the teams balanced, the participant will randomly DRAW for their team (from a Sorting Hat, of course) at the circulation desk of their library. Once they have been assigned a team, changes will not be permitted. (Just because you may not be on your best friend’s team, does not mean you cannot participate in programs together!) You will earn points for your team during the summer through reading and reviewing books, program participation, and contributing to the service project.


4. Points and Prizes: (You must be present at the Prize Night at Catawba Meadows Park on Thursday, July 28 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* on a critique sheet, you receive points for your team. *A minimum of two complete sentences must be written for each book read . For every 6 books read and critiqued, you are put into a drawing for one of two iPad® Minis given away at the Prize Night on Thursday, July 28th at 6pm.

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).


5. Sign-up Programs: articipants may register for ONE sign-up program at Opening Night on June 11.



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 11. (Rain date, Monday, June 13, 5:30pm.)

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 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.



Friday Crafts

Craft programs will be limited to 30 participants unless specified otherwise.

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.

Team Names

Red (Gryffindor)

Green (Slytherin)

Gold (Hufflepuff)

Blue (Ravenclaw)




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
July 4-8.



Service Project

Treat Us Well. SPEW: Society for the Promotion of Elfish Wellfare. Hermione Granger, President.

In support of Hermione’s great cause to free the house elves in the Harry Potter series (SPEW), this year the Young Adult SRP will be collecting NEW Socks and NEW Knit Hats for all ages to donate to local hospitals.

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. Please NO USED ITEMS.

FREE DOBBY!

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

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YA Events

Saturday, June 11 at MPL
5:30pm-7:30pm

Opening Night

Let the Magic Begin at your library! Join us for our opening night full of fun, thrills, the unknown, and the familiar! JUMP! of Boone will be here with their amazing teen-sized inflatables; take pics at the “Have You Seen This Wizard?” photo booth; watch juggling and catch a magic trick! Music provided by our favorite DJ Joey Belanger.

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 13, 5:30pm at MPL.)

Tuesday, June 14 at Soccer Complex (behind Ingle’s Grocery),
10:00am-1:00pm

Muggle Quidditch

Yes, there is a way to play to the magical game of Quidditch on land! The Appalachian Apparators (a competitive Muggle Quidditch team in NC) are coming to the soccer complex in Morganton (located behind Ingles and beside Judge’s Restaurant) to demonstrate how to play Muggle Quidditch. Participants will then get the opportunity to play several matches themselves. You will ride “brooms”, score with a quaffle, seek the snitch, and block the bludgers! You can choose to participate or simply watch! This is a great way to earn points for your team! If playing, be sure to wear shoes you can run in! (Rain date is Wednesday, June 15, 10am-1pm, same location.)

Monday, June 20 at Pavilion Skating Rink
6:00pm-8:00pm

Family SRP Skate Night

Meet at the skating rink in Morganton for a private night of skating and rollerblading for the whole family! If participants choose to rollerblade, there will be an additional $2 fee at the door. Participants are responsible for their own concessions and video games; COSTUMES are optional, but earn extra team points!

Tonight, TEEN participants can sign up to attend the movie “Finding Dory” for a showing on Wednesday, June 29th at the Marquee Cinemas, time TBA. Free tickets are limited. Numbers will be given at the door for movie sign-ups.

Tuesday, June 21 at MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Outdoor Movie
Jurassic World

2015 - Rated PG-13

Hagrid would really like this one! 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!

“A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.”

Free movie, popcorn and drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.

Monday, June 27 at MPL
6:00pm-7:30pm

Harry Potter Fandom Trivia Nightt

Calling all Harry Potter geeks! Challenge your Harry Potter maniacal friends to a night of HP knowledge and skill. Teams will go head to head testing their HP IQ. Earn team points and prizes! Even if you’re not familiar with a “Howler”, what a “Nimbus 2000” is, or what Polyjuice Potion can do, join the audience to cheer on your team!

Wednesday, June 29 at Marquee Cinemas in Morganton
Time TBA

YA Movie at the Marquee
Finding Dory

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

“The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.”
Teens are responsible for their concessions. Tickets will be distributed when the teens sign in at the movie theater. Any book or movie character costume is optional for additional team points.

Thursday, July 14 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 19 at MPL
8:30pm (sunset)

Outdoor Movie
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015 - Rated PG-13

What’s more magical than watching a movie outside under the stars? Bring your whole family for this blockbuster Sci-Fi Fantasy and don’t forget the lawn chair and blanket! “Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.”

Free movie, popcorn, drinks; open to all ages. Parental Guidance is advised.

Saturday, July 23 at MPL
2pm-4pm

Wizard Chess

Ron Weasley was the best! Join us for an afternoon of playing classic chess and/or other board games with your friends. Team points given to game winners. Snacks and drinks provided.

Monday, July 28 at Catawba Meadows Park, Shelter #1
6:00pm

Prize Night and Pizza Party

This is it! You have worked all summer having fun! Meet us at Catawba Meadows Park for pizza and prizes! Find out who will take home the cash prizes, gift cards and two iPad® Minis! Which team will take home the “House Cup” for 2016? The Young Adult SRP participant 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 11 - MPL at 5pm).
Details on how registration for these programs will work is at the bottom of the page.

Centaurs’ Archery Program

Thursday, June 16
from 6:00pm-7:30pm @ Catawba Meadows Park

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
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Limited to 12 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Madame Hooch’s Trip to Sky Zone

Thursday, June 23
from 9:30am-4:00pm

Experience the newest craze in fun at Sky Zone Charlotte, an indoor trampoline park! Enjoy 90 minutes of “open jump”, the “foam pit”, “dodgeball,” and “sky slammer”. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring money for concessions at the park. (No outside food allowed; you are welcome to pack a snack and drink for the van ride. Sky Zone socks will be provided and must be worn while you jump. A library Parent Waiver and Sky Zone’s online waiver must be signed prior to the trip .


Fee: $ 15.00; must be paid at registration
meet in MPL parking lot
Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
Limited to 13 participants
2 Parent Waivers must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

Honeydukes’ Candy Making Workshop

Tuesday, June 28
from 1:00pm-3:00pm @ MPL

My Local Bakery’s Pastry Chef is coming to the Morganton Public Library to show us how to make several different types of candy! Taste and take home everything you make!


FREE PROGRAM
Location: Morganton Public Library
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Limited to 12 participants

Thestals’ Bike Trip Down Virginia Creeper Trail

Thursday, June 30
from 8:00am-5:00pm

Spend the day in the cool mountains of Damascus, Virginia biking DOWN a gorgeous, scenic trail loaded with streams, bridges, trees, historic buildings and beautiful landscape. Anyone can ride the 17 mile downhill trail! Bikes and helmets provided. Pack a lunch and drink in a bag you can carry on your back. Extra spending money optional to use at the bike depot. Dress appropriately for weather and bike riding; no flip flops. A library Parent Waiver and Bike Trail waiver must be signed prior to the trip.


Fee: $25.00; must be paid at registration
Location: Meet at MPL Parking Lot
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Limited to 12 participants
2 Parent Waivers must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

Flourish & Blott’s Creative Writing Classes

Mondays, July 11 & 18
from 10:00am-1:00pm @ MPL

Hosted by Local Author,
PS Broaddus

Class One: Where do stories come from? Once you capture a story idea, what next? This class, you will brainstorm ideas, how to articulate those ideas, and condense them into loglines, and then develop that logline into a full-fledged, real, breathing story!
Class Two: What are the basic components of a story? This class, you will peel back the layers on the subtle art of story writing and find out more about structure and outlining. Knowing more about the skeleton that builds a story will help you understand stories you encounter, help you write your own stories, and give you the tools and take down the enemy: “writer’s block”!

Writing supplies provided; bring a snack, optional.


FREE PROGRAM
Location: Morganton Public Library
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Limited to 12 participants
You must commit to BOTH classes!.

Hedwig’s Grandfather Mountain Experience & Owl Ecology Class

Tuesday, July 12
from 8:30am-4:00pm @ MPL

Spend the day at majestic Grandfather Mountain crossing the Mile High Swinging Bridge, walking the trails, visiting the wildlife exhibits and attending an Owl Ecology presentation! Pack your lunch and drink, dress in layers, and bring your camera!


Fee: $10; must be paid at registration
Meet in MPL parking lot
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Limited to 13 participants.
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

Grindylows’ Lake James Swim, Picnic & Paddle

Thursday, July 21
from 10:00am-4:00pm

How about a day at the lake of swimming, hanging out at the beach, picnicking, and paddling? Bring a swim suit, towel, sunscreen, change of clothes, and pack your lunch and drink. Concessions are available to purchase. Optional: $5.00 per hour canoe or kayak rental; bring cash.


FREE PROGRAM/$5.00 Canoe or Kayak Rental optional
Meet in MPL parking lot
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Limited to 13 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

The Fat Lady’s Portrait Canvas Painting Party

Monday, July 25
from 5:30pm-7:30pm at CBH

Join us for a Painting Party! Literally brush up on your creative skills by painting an original piece on a 12x12 canvas! Instruction and guidance provided along the way from start to finish! Go home with a masterpiece


Fee: $10.00; must be paid at registration
Location: CB Hildebrand Library
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Limited to 10 participants.

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 11. (Rain date, Monday, June 13, 5:30pm.)

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 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 will be limited to 30 participants unless specified otherwise. See the bottom of this page for details

June 17
2:00pm-3:30pm at MPL
Professor Snape’s Potions & Defense Against the Dark Arts Class:

Potions & Wands

Mix up your own or follow one of the Half-Blood Prince’s infamous potion recipes using food coloring, oil, rubbing alcohol and a little magic. Wands are made specifically for the wizard who is using it. Use your imagination and create a wand with sticks, hot glue, paint and polymer clay..

June 24
2:00pm-3:00pm at VPL (Front Lawn)
Professor Burbage’s Muggle Studies Class:

Juggling Workshop & Book Signing

Wendal Wandell, author of “Juggling Gestures” will conduct a hands-on Juggling workshop for teens to learn the basic skills of juggling. He will have copies of his book, “Juggling Gestures” for sale and to sign. Please bring cash if you plan to purchase a book.

July 1
2:00pm-3:30pm at CBH
Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures Class:

Dragon Eggs

Hagrid raised “Norbert” from egg to full size dragon. Make a replica of a dragon egg, one you don’t have to keep warm! Teens will use egg-shaped molds and shiny painted scales.
Due to limited physical space at CBH, this program is limited to 20 teens.

July 15
2:00-3:30pm at VPL
Professor Sprout’s Herbology Class:

Terrariums

Create your own magical greenhouse terrarium, one Professor Sprout would be proud of! Teens will be given clear containers, soil, rocks, live plants, polymer clay and other embellishments. Green thumbs not mandatory!

July 22
2:00-3:30pm at VPL
Professor Binn’s History of Magic Class:

Parchment & Quills

Teens will make their own roll of “old-fashioned” parchment paper using staining techniques and will make a “writable” feather quill pen.




Craft programs are limited to 30 participants unless stated otherwise. 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

Upcoming Events

August Outdoor Movie

Movie Poster

Batman vs. Superman:
Dawn of Justice

Monday, August 15
Morganton Public Library Front Lawn
Begins at Sunset (8:30pm)

Free popcorn and drinks provided. Please bring your own chair or blanket. No registration necessary. Open to all Ages, Parental discretion is advised (movie rated PG-13)


YA Matinee

Movie Poster for Allegiant

Allegiant

Saturday, August 27
MPL 2pm

Free popcorn and drinks provided. No registration necessary.(movie rated PG-13)


Need Homework Help? Looking for something fun to do online?

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!


OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!

Summer Author's Cafe featuring

Beth Revis

Beth Revis Headshot

Monday, August 22
MPL 5:30-7:00pm

World With out You Book Cover

Join us for conversations with award-winning author, Beth Revis about her newest novel, A World Without You (or anything else you want to ask her!)
Books will be available for sale and signing!
Light Refreshments provided. Enter to win a free copy of her book.

Open to Adults and Young Adults; no registration necessary.


YAAB

August Meetings:
MPL: Mon. August 29 at 6pm
VPL: Tues. August 30 at 6pm

Current YAAB members, join us for Ice Cream Sundaes this month!


NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2016-2017

Click to download the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2015-2016

Note: All books are available through the library (catalog link coming soon), and many are available as eBooks through Overdrive!


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Upcoming YA Events

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Need Homework Help? Looking for something fun to do online?

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!


OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!

NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2016-2017

Battle of the Books - Midle School!
Click on the image above to view the books in our catalog.

Click to download the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2015-2016

Note: All books are available through the Burke County Public Library in print, and many are available as eBooks through Overdrive!