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Unleash the Beasts at Your Library Young Adult Summer Reading Program 2018

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

Policies, Points, & Prizes

1. General registration for the 2018 YA Summer Reading Program begins Monday, May 14, 2018 at all Burke County Public Library locations.


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 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!)


4. You will earn points for your team during the summer through reading and reviewing books, program participation, and contributing to the service project.


5. Points and Prizes: You must be present at the Prize Night at Catawba Meadows Park on Friday, 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* 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 a Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth ® speaker, Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet ®, and Apple Airpods ® given away at the Prize Night on Thursday, July 27th 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).

6. Sign-up Programs: Participants 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 5:30pm Opening Night, Monday, June 11 at the Pavilion Skate Rink.

Once the number drawing closes, registration for Sign-Up Programs will begin.

Small groups will be called in numerical order to the registration tables.

Participants must present their number prior to registering.
If they lose their number, they must wait until "open" registration.

If a participant does not show up at the time their number is called, they miss 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.

Registration for a FREE movie ticket to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on Thursday, July 12 at the Marquee will also be held at Opening Night. Time of movie TBD. This is a separate lottery than the Sign-Up Program registration.



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

T-Rex

Velociraptors




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 31 - July 7.



Service Project

Pregnancy Care Center of Burke County

Collecting NEW baby shower items!!

Diapers, wipes, pacifiers, baby blankets, baby bath essentials, bottles, utensils, clothes, socks, etc.

10 points for your team for every item you donate during SRP.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Unleash the Beasts at Your Library Young Adult Summer Reading Program 2018

YA Events

Opening Night

Opening Night

Monday, June 11 @ Pavilion Skating Rink
6:00pm-8:00pm

Concessions will be available to purchase. Registration for sign-up programs will be tonight! Lottery numbers will be given out beginning at 5:30pm. Tonight, teen participants can also sign up to attend the movie "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" for a showing on Thursday, July 12th at the Marquee Cinemas, time TBD. Free tickets are limited.

Go Big

Go Big Family Game Night

Monday, June 18 @ CBH
5:00-8:00pm

Featuring life-size Chess, Kerplunk, Connect Four, Yahtzee, and Jenga! Other classic games including Horseshoes, Bingo and Corn Hole. Take your photo in the Jurassic Park Jeep! Open to All ages. Popcorn and Bottled water provided.

RJumanji Movie Poster

Outdoor Movie
Jumanji

2017 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, June 19 on MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

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

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Archery and Pellet Gun Range

Thursday, June 21
from 6:00pm-8:00pm
@ Catawba Meadows

Hosted by NC Wildlife

No registration required.
Consent/Waiver Required to participate.

Dinosaur Egg Soccer

Dinosaur Egg Soccer

Monday, June 25 on MPL front lawn
10:30am-12:00pm

Put on a Knockerball suit and "kick around" with your friends! Offered by Knockerball Charlotte.

Consent/Waiver Required.

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YA Swim and Bowling Night

Wednesday, July 11
@ Valdese Recreation Department
7:00pm-9:00pm

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.

Concessions will be available to purchase.

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Animals and Skins
with Catawba Science Center

Monday, July 16 @ MPL
6:00pm-8:00pm

Have you ever held a tarantula? Naturalists from CSC will be bringing live animals and skins for a teen-centered informational and hands-on experience!

Last Jedi Movie

Outdoor Movie
The Last Jedi

2017 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, July 17 on MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

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

Jurassic Park Movie Posters

Jurassic Park Movie Marathon

Tuesday, July 24 @ VPL
12:00pm-8:00pm

Celebrating 25 Years of Jurassic Park!
See your favorite, or spend the day! Light refreshments and drinks provided. These movies are offered INSIDE the library. No registration necessary.

Jurassic Park (1993) 10:00am (127 mins)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 12:30pm (129 mins)
Jurassic Park III (2001) 3:00pm (93 mins)
Jurassic World (2015) 5:00pm (124mins)


All rated PG-13.

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Prize Night and Pizza Party

Friday, July 27 @ Catawba Meadows Park
6:00pm-8:00pm

Pizza and Drinks provided. The Young Adult SRP participant must be present to win; will be held rain or shine!

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

Unleash the Beasts at Your Library Young Adult Summer Reading Program 2018

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 (Monday, June 11 - 5:30pm at the Pavilion Skate Rink in Morganton).
Details on how registration for these programs will work is at the bottom of the page.

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Prehistoric Hunting and Gathering at Catawba Meadows

Thursday, June 14
from 9:00am-12:00pm
@ Catawba Meadows

Hosted by JOARA

Atlatl Spear Throwing, Blow Darts, Flint Knapping, Hide Tanning and Cooking Skills. Meet at the Living History Center at Catawba Meadows; water provided, bring sunscreen and wear comfortable, cool clothing.

FREE PROGRAM
Location: Catawba Meadows
Limited to 12 participants
Consent/Waiver Required to participate.

Dino Treats Box

Prehistoric Edibles Treat-Making Workshop

Saturday, June 23
from 10:00am-12:00pm @ MPL

Johanna Stanfield, Owner and Pastry Chef of Sweet Tooth Bakery provides teaching and hands-on creation of several Dino-inspired treats!

Fee: $5.00; must be paid at registration
Location: MPL
Limited to 15 participants

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Unleash Your Creative Beast Art Party

Tuesday, June 26
from 5:30pm-7:30pm
@ Sketch Art Design

Create your own masterpieces through various mediums: acrylic rock painting, mini sculpture, soap carving and texture drawing!

Fee: $5.00; must be paid at registration
Location: Sketch Art Design in Morganton
Limited to 12 participants

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Hickory Nut Gap Farm Tour and Experience

Thursday, June 28
from 9:00am-4:00pm

Guided tour and activities at working sustainable agriculture farm—dairy and meat animals, fruits, vegetables, and honeybees. Café and gift shop available. Afternoon opportunity for volunteer work in areas where needed. Pack lunch and water; bring sunscreen, and wear cool comfortable clothing.

Fee: $10.00; must be paid at registration
meet in MPL parking lot
Limited to 12 participants
Consent/Waiver Required to participate.
Additional Requirements/Information to be given at Registration.

Concessions Available for Purchase

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

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SkyWild Ropes Course and Greensboro Science Center Museum and Zoo Trip

Tuesday, July 10
from 8:00am-6:00pm

All-inclusive trip to Greensboro Science Center—Ropes Course, Zoo and Museum tour with exclusive Dinosaur Exhibit. Pack lunch; concessions and gift shop available; wear closed-toe shoes for ropes course and appropriate clothing for activities.

Fee: $15.00; must be paid at registration
meet in MPL parking lot
Limited to 12 participants
Consent/Waiver Required to participate.
Additional Requirements/Information to be given at Registration.

Concessions Available for Purchase

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Movie Poster-

Movie at the Marquee
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Thursday, July 12
Time TBA | PG-13

FREE PROGRAM
Location: Marquee Cinemas in Morganton
Ticket lottery will be held for this event on Opening Night, June 11 at the Pavilion Skate Rink, 6pm.
Concessions Available for Purchase.

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Trip to Biltmore Estate

Thursday, July 19
from 8:00am-5:00pm

Guided Estate Tour, Antler Hill Village and Winery; pack lunch; concessions and gift shops available. Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for walking and touring house and grounds.

Fee: $20.00; must be paid at registration
meet in MPL parking lot
Limited to 13 participants
Consent/Waiver Required to participate.
Additional Requirements/Information to be given at Registration.

Concessions Available for Purchase

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

Parker Broaddus

Screen Writers Workshop with Parker Broaddus

Monday, July 23
from 9:30am-12:30pm @ MPL

P.S. Broaddus discusses and teaches you how to invent vivid characters, write realistic dialogue, and turn your experiences into stories people will love and enjoy. He will discuss story structure, creating compelling characters, archetypes, the hero's journey, correct script form, and more. All supplies provided.

FREE PROGRAM
Location: MPL
Limited to 12 participants

Canoes at Lake James

Lake James Swim and Paddle

Thursday, July 26
from 10:00am-4:00pm

FREE PROGRAM
meet in MPL parking lot
Limited to 12 participants
Consent/Waiver Required to participate.
Additional Requirements/Information to be given at Registration.

Concessions Available for Purchase

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 lottery number beginning at 5:30pm Opening Night, Monday, June 11 at the Pavilion Skate Rink.

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

Participants must present their number prior to registering.
If they lose their number, they must wait until "open" registration.

If a participant does not show at the time their number is called, they miss 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

Unleash the Beasts at Your Library Young Adult Summer Reading Program 2018

Friday Crafts!

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

Craft Blank

Fossilized Soap Making

June 15
10:30am-12:00pm at MPL

Make your own dinosaur fossil soap! Each soap will contain a dinosaur fossil toy "frozen" inside a piece of "amber".

Craft Blank

Terrariums

June 22
10:30am-12:00pm at VPL

Use pebbles, soil, plants, and decorations to make your own personal terrarium!

Craft Blank

Jurassic Makerspace

June 29
10:30am-12:00pm at CBH

Join us for a chance to break open geodes and dig for gems and dinosaurs. Be a paleontologist today!

Craft Blank

Dinosaur Eyes and Feet

July 13
10:30am-12:00pm at VPL

Create your own Dinosaur feet out of paper mache, and then make a glassy dinosaur eye.

Craft Blank

Oil Lamps and Beeswax Candles

July 20
10:30am-12:00pm at MPL

Need some light? We'll make oil lamps out of mason jars and wrapped beeswax candles!




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.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

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