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Upcoming Events

Young Adult DIY Craft Club

Clean Out The Craft Closet
Mon., May 22 - MPL 6pm
Must pre-register at your library as spaces are limited. All supplies and instruction are provided. This program is for Adults and Young Adults.


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THe Force is Strong at your library. YA SRP 2017 REgistration Begins May 15

Attend a Registration Event for YA SRP

Mon., May 15 - MPL 5-7pm
Tues., May 16 - VPL 5-7pm
Thurs., May 18 - CBH 4-5pm

Download the SRP Flyer, get a sneak peak at all the action!


YAAB

June Meetings:
MPL: Mon. June 5 at 6pm
VPL: Tues. June 6 at 6pm


NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2017-2018

Click to download the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2017-2018

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


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The Force is Strong at Your Library Young Adult Summer Reading Program 2017

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

Policies, Points, & Prizes

1. General registration for the 2017 YA Summer Reading Program begins Monday, May 15, 2017 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!) 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 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 PS4 gaming system and an Amazon Fire HD 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).


5. Sign-up Programs: articipants may register for ONE sign-up program at Opening Night on June 12.



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 12 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 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.

Registration for a FREE movie ticket to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on Tuesday, June 13 at the Marquee will also be held at Opening Night. Time of movie TBD.



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

Jedi

Rebels

Sith

Empire




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 3-8.



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

The Force is Strong at Your Library Young Adult Summer Reading Program 2017

YA Events

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Opening Night

Monday, June 12 @ 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 "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" for a showing on Tuesday, June 13th at the Marquee Cinemas, time TBD. Free tickets are limited.

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster

Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Tuesday, June 13 @ Marquee Cinemas in Morganton
Time TBD

Must have pre-registered on Opening Night. Free Ticket Only. Concessions will be available to purchase.

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Laser Tag at the Library

Monday, June 19 @ MPL front lawn
6:00pm-8:00pm

Consent Form/Waiver must be signed by parent or guardian to participate.

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Outdoor Movie
Rogue One

2016 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, June 20 at MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

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

Rebel Rising Book Cover

Behind the Scenes with Star Wars Author
Beth Revis

Monday, June 26 @ MPL
6:00pm-7:30pm

Book discussion and signing, plus Star Wars Trivia

A New Hope Movie Poster

Mos Eisley Cantina, Movie, and Game Night at MPL

Monday, July 10 @ MPL
5:30pm-8:00pm

Board Games, Snacks, and Movie (Star Wars: A New Hope)

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YA Swim and Bowling Night

Wednesday, July 12 @ Valdese Rec 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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Jedi & Self-Defense Training

Monday, July 17 @ MPL front lawn
10:00am-12:00pm

Featuring Mike Logan and Quest for Life. Consent Form/Waiver must be signed by parent or guardian to participate.

Pirates of the Caribbean Movie

Outdoor Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

2003 - Rated PG-13

Tuesday, July 18 @ MPL front lawn
8:30pm (sunset)

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

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

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Prize Night and Pizza Party

Thursday, July 27 @ Catawba Meadows Park, Shelter #1
6:00pm

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

The Force is Strong at Your Library Young Adult Summer Reading Program 2017

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 12 - 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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Trip to High Gravity Adventures Ropes Course in Blowing Rock, NC

Thursday, June 15
from 9:00am-3:30pm

Fee: $ 25.00; must be paid at registration
meet in MPL parking lot
Limited to 12 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

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Archery and Pellet Gun Truck @ Catawba Meadows

Thursday, June 22
from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Free Program
Location: Catawba Meadows
Limited to 20 participants
2 Parent Waivers must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

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Arty Party @ Resource Warehouse in Hickory, NC

Tuesday, June 27
from 9:00am-2:00pm

Fee: $ 5.00; must be paid at registration
meet in MPL parking lot
Limited to 12 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

Sky Zone logo

Trip to Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Asheville, NC

Thursday, June 29
from 9:30am-3:30pm

Fee: $ 15.00; must be paid at registration
meet in MPL parking lot
Limited to 12 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

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(Star)Shipwreck Archaeology

Tuesday, July 11
from 6:00pm-8:00pm @ VPL

by JOARA

FREE PROGRAM
Location: Valdese Public Library
Limited to 12 participants

Catawba Science Center Logo

Trip to Catawba Science Center Planetarium and Museum in Hickory, NC

Thursday, July 13
from 9:30am-3:00pm

Fee: $5.00; must be paid at registration
meet in MPL parking lot
Limited to 12 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

Canoes at Lake James

Lake James Swim & Paddle

Thursday, July 20
from 10:00am-4:00pm

FREE PROGRAM
Meet in MPL parking lot
Limited to 12 participants
Parent Waiver must be signed to participate.
Concessions will be available to purchase by teens.

Transportation provided by the Morganton Recreation Department

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Wookie Cookie & Ewok Edibles Candy Making Workshop

Monday, July 24
from 10:00am-12:00pm at MPL

Hosted by My Local Bakery

FREE PROGRAM
Location: Morganton Public Library
Limited to 12 participants

Photo of Canvas Painting

Cosmic Canvas Painting Party

Saturday, July 22
from 12:00pm-2:00pm at CBH

Hosted by A Mother's Treasure

Fee: $10.00; must be paid at registration
Location: C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
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 5:30pm Opening Night, Monday, June 12 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 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.

Registration for a FREE movie ticket to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on Tuesday, June 13 at the Marquee will also be held at Opening Night. Time of movie TBD.

Download the Summer Reading Program Flyer

The Force is Strong at Your Library Young Adult Summer Reading Program 2017

Friday Crafts!

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

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R2D2 Cookie Jars

June 16
10:30am-12:00pm at MPL

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Celestial Tiles

Hosted by Me, You, & Some Glue

June 23
10:30am-12:00pm at VPL

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Master Yoda Zen Wind Chimes

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

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Light Saber String Lights

July 14
10:30am-12:00pm at CBH

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Galactic T-shirts

July 21
10:30am-12:00pm at VPL

Participants need to bring their own T-shirt (or item) to paint.




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

Upcoming YA Events

overdrive!
eBooks, eAudio-books, and more!


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

Check out the
Teens Online Resources Page!

NCSLMA Battle of the Books
Booklist 2017-2018

Click to download the NCSLMA Battle of the Books Booklist 2017-2018

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


OneClick Audio Books from NC Live and Recorded Books!