3D Game Design Lab
Tuesday, August 9 — 1:00 PM
Library Meeting Room
Want to design your own PC or Xbox game? Using Kodu Game Lab, youth aged 10-18 will learn concepts of programming and game design to help them create a 3D game of their own. Paint a 3D landscape, program “bots” to move, and more during this hands-on workshop with Thi Sarkis from the Rhode Island Computer Museum. No coding experience necessary.
Registration is required. Call the Library or drop in to sign up.
Track your reading time online, earn reading awards, and participate in one or more teen "challenges" for a chance to win fantastic giveaways!
Prizes include a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One & Two, Bruins giveaways, and gift cards to Amazon, Honey Dew Donuts, iTunes, GameStop, and Walmart.
Youth in grades 6-12 can register ANYTIME online or at the library between June 18—August 18.
Click on the Teen Summer Reading Login link to create your account in Wandoo Reader, our new online summer reading program.
Read whatever you like. Log your reading time in Wandoo. Use the hour-to-minutes chart in Wandoo (under Messages section) to help you convert your reading hours to minutes.
You'll receive messages when you've won an award!
Youth in grade 6 have the option to participate in either the children's or teen summer reading program.
Teen Summer Reading Program Flyer (Printer-friendly PDF)
When you complete one of the reading goals below, you will be eligible for a prize. Prizes can be picked up at the Main Floor desk.
- 6 hours
Choice of coupon to a local business
- 12 hours
Free book from selected titles and a form for a free ticket to a PawSox game
- 18 hours
Honey Dew Donuts coupon and Harry Potter Trivia Challenge (Prize Drawing Chance)
- 24 hours
Golden Ticket for $1 off late fines
- 30 hours
Personalized bookplate in a book from the library collection
Thank you to Chipotle, Dairy Queen, Honey Dew Donuts, and The Pawtucket Red Sox for their generous donations!
Pawtucket Red Sox Ticket
Earn a free ticket to a summer PawSox game. When you complete
12 hours of reading in the Teen program, you'll receive a PawSox letter that counts as a free ticket to an evening game of the Pawtucket Red Sox on Thursday, August 25. Take the form home and decide if you will be purchasing additional tickets for your family. Send your completed form back to the PawSox and they will either mail your tickets back to you or notify you that they will be waiting at the ball park. All summer reading participants who attend the game will be honored on the field in a pre-game ceremony and receive a special reading certificate.
Attention Harry Potter fans! When you reach
18 hours of reading time, you'll receive a Harry Potter Trivia Challenge sheet as part of your prize. Follow the instructions on the sheet to complete the challenge. Once you've completed the challenge, you'll be entered into the prize drawing for a chance to win a copy of the new book, a special rehearsal script of the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II.
You could win one of five Prize Packs! When you first register for the program, put a check next to each of the Prize Packs you are interested in winning. You'll be entered in raffle drawings for only those packs that you checked. If you change your mind later on, log into your account, click on the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the page, and select Edit Profile. You can edit any of your registration information, including which Prize Packs you would like to win.
The raffle is weighted by the amount of time you read. Each hour that you log counts as one "chance" in the raffle. The more hours that you log, the greater your chances are of being a Prize Pack winner.
Each Prize Pack contains:
- $10 Honey Dew Donuts gift card
- Read ear buds and case
- Get in the Game: READ sports bag
- Get in the Game: READ stylus pen
- Get in the Game: READ sticky note pad
Each pack also contains one of these items:
- $50 Amazon gift card
- $40 iTunes gift card
- $40 Walmart gift card
- $40 GameStop gift card
- $30 Regal Cinemas gift card
Thank you to the Friends of the Library, Honey Dew Donuts, and the Raynham Walmart Superstore for their generous donations!
Looking to go the extra mile? Try tackling one or more of the teen challenges we've created to reflect this year's theme of getting active and being involved. For every challenge you complete, you'll earn a raffle chance towards a $50 Amazon gift card.
Read, create, compete. You'll find a complete list of available challenges and their instructions under the Challenges tab on your Wandoo Reader Dashboard. You'll receive a message when you've completed a challenge.
The winners of the "Get Your Game On!" Amazon Raffle will announced soon after August 18. One raffle prize per participant.
Boston Bruins Raffle
When you read, you score! When you register for the Summer Reading program, say "Yes" to participating in the Bruins Program and you could be eligible to win some fantastic prizes from the Boston Bruins, our state sponsors of the Massachusetts Summer Reading program. Winners are announced in the Fall. Check out the Boston Bruins flier for prize details.
The Big E Prize Drawing
How would you like to try deep-fried oreos, key-lime-pie-on-a-stick, or the famous Big E Cream Puff? By participating in the summer reading program, you could win two tickets to The Big E (Eastern States Exposition) held in West Springfield, MA from September 16—October 2. The Big E is an annual fair representing the six New England states. You can see replicas of the six New England state houses, livestock displays, a petting zoo, a circus, amusement rides, and concerts--and a wide range of delicious food!
To enter the drawing, say "Yes" to the Big E prize drawing when you register for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge.
The Western Massachusetts Library Advocates Board of Directors arranged with the Eastern States Exposition to provide each Massachusetts public library summer reading program with two general admission tickets to be used as incentives.
Get in the Game: READ is sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting May 5th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week — pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.
See the next few week's free titles here!