August Teen Book Club

Waukesha Public Library’s Teen Book Club will be discussing Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 PM. We will be discussing the book via Zoom. Please fill out THIS FORM if your teen would like to attend. Once you fill out this form, Teen Librarian Carley will email you the Zoom information needed to participate in this book discussion a few days prior to the program.

Free copies of Beasts Made of Night will be available at the Reference Desk, while supplies last.

If you RSVP YES and then are unable to attend, please email Carley at crymkus@waukesha-wi.gov to let her know your teen can no longer make the Zoom discussion.

We look forward to discussing Beasts Made of Night!

Dragon Egg Craft

Welcome to the Teen Dragon Egg Craft Program! Teen Librarian Carley will walk you through how to put together this craft through THIS VIDEO. Follow along with the video, create your own dragon egg, and get the code word needed to unlock this badge on Beanstack at the end of the video! If you participated in this craft, please take a picture of your finished dragon egg and tag us in it on Instagram at @wplteenzone. We can’t wait to see your eggs!

Fantastic Beasts Virtual Escape Room

Hello, aspiring magizoologist! Welcome to the Fantastic Beasts Virtual Escape Room! This Escape Room was created for you by Teen Librarian Carley from Waukesha Public Library. Please run through this Escape Room on your own or with a parent, sibling or friend. Having a piece of paper and pencil nearby will help you work through some of the questions.

If you are running through this Escape Room, be sure you are signed up for our Teen Summer Library Program through Beanstack! To register for the program, visit waukeshapubliclibrary.beanstack.org. On Beanstack, you can register, sign up for the Teen Summer Library Program, and start earning badges! At the end of this Escape Room, there is a code word. This code word is needed to unlock the badge for this Escape Room on Beanstack.

Today, you will be meeting with magizoologist Newt Scamander and taking a tour of the magical creatures inside of his suitcase. Newt sets down his suitcase to shake your hand, when — BAM!! The suitcase flies open and out of it comes a dozen magical creatures! Newt yells in alarm, and quickly checks his suitcase. With grief on his face, Newt tells you that all of his creatures are missing. It’s up to you and Newt to find all of his missing creatures and return them to their habitats inside Newt’s suitcase, before they cause a disturbance!

Best wishes to you as you track down these creatures!

DISCLAIMER: Waukesha Public Library condemns the recent transphobic comments Tweeted by author J.K. Rowling. If you are looking for LGBTQ+ resources, please visit the Trevor Project Support Center. If you need immediate help or counseling, please call The Trevor Project at (866) 488-7386 or visit Trevor Project Get Help.

Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room

Hello, Hogwarts Student! Welcome to the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Virtual Escape Room! I hope you are ready to make your way through the first book in this beloved series! If you’d like, run through this Escape Room with a parent, sibling or friend so you can help each other out! Also, having a piece of paper and a pencil nearby will help you with some of the questions. Teen Librarian Carley from Waukesha Public Library created this Escape Room especially for you! Can you make it through your first year of Hogwarts?

If you are running through this Escape Room, be sure you are signed up for our Teen Summer Library Program through Beanstack! To register for the program, visit waukeshapubliclibrary.beanstack.org. On Beanstack, you can register, sign up for the Teen Summer Library Program, and start earning badges! At the end of this Escape Room, there is a code word. This code word is needed to unlock the badge for this Escape Room on Beanstack.

Best wishes as you make your way through your first year at Hogwarts!

DISCLAIMER: Waukesha Public Library condemns the recent transphobic comments Tweeted by author J.K. Rowling. If you are looking for LGBTQ+ resources, please visit the Trevor Project Support Center. If you need immediate help or counseling, please call The Trevor Project at (866) 488-7386 or visit Trevor Project Get Help.

Fantasy Map Craft

Welcome to the teen Fantasy Map Program! To view the video instructions for this craft, please click here or visit our Instagram page @wplteenzone. Teen Librarian Carley will walk you through this craft. Follow along with the video, create your own map, and get the code word needed to unlock this badge on Beanstack at the end of the video! If you participated in this craft, please take a picture of your finished map and tag us in it on Instagram. We can’t wait to see your maps! 😊

Teen Summer Library Program!

 

Welcome to the 2020 Teen Summer Library Program! This program is for teens going into grades 7-12. Our program has a new format this year! Through Beanstack, you can earn badges by participating in our program. Each badge you unlock will earn you an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing at the end of Summer! Our Grand Prizes are $100 Visa Gift cards, $50 Visa gift cards and $25 Visa gift cards!

To finish the program, you have to earn 25 badges out of the 50 available badges. Once you earn 25 badges, you will get a prize pack! To get your prize pack, call or email the library and we will get your prize ready for pick up!

Each badge you unlock will earn you an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing. For example, if you complete all 50 badges, you will have 50 entries into the Grand Prize Drawing, increasing your chances to win a gift card!

There are three types of badges you can earn through our Teen Summer Library Program. The three badge categories are broken down like this:

Challenge Badges: There are 2 challenge badges you can earn. The first can be earned by signing up for the Teen Summer Reading Program. The second badge can be unlocked by earning 25 badges. The badge you earn for signing up for the program does not count toward the 25 badges you need to complete the program.

Logging Badges: These are badges you can earn by reading pages! The more pages you read this summer, the more badges you can unlock. There are 5 logging badges total. You can earn logging badges at 100, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 pages.

Activity Badges: These are badges you can earn by participating in an activity. These can be earned by attending a virtual program, doing an activity and more! There are 43 activity badges that you can earn.

You can pick up a Teen Registration Packet at the Library, or you can view it here. If you have any questions about our Teen Summer Library Program, please call our Reference Desk at (262) 524-3682 or email Teen Librarian Carley at crymkus@waukesha-wi.gov.

Happy Summer Reading, teens!