Hope everyone’s enjoying their summer so far! Here at Winnipeg Public Library we’re so excited to say that we’ve already received tons of entries for our TeenSRC summer-long contests and weekly quizzes!
So you may be asking what exactly is TeenSRC? It’s the 2012 Online Teen Summer Reading Club! It runs July 3 – August 26th, and is open exclusively to teens ages 13-17. TeenSRC is *THE* place to be for quizzes, contests, book suggestions, and fun things to do in Winnipeg all summer long! When teens sign up with an email address on our ‘JOIN THE CLUB’ page, they’ll be joining a group of other teens from across Winnipeg who also love to read, talk about books and share that love with other people!
What do you get for signing up?
Every Monday you will receive an e-newsletter in your inbox. Each newsletter includes:
- Weekly trivia contest (you have until the following Sunday at midnight to answer the question and 1 winner will receive a prize each week)
- The latest entries for the 4 summer-long contests
- Suggestions for what to read next
- A listing of upcoming teen programs and events
This summer, we’ve put together a huge array of booklists of all sorts of genres and styles. We’ve included tons of new books but also many classics, series lists, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, manga and more! Check ‘em out! You’re bound to find something of interest!
There’s always cool stuff for teens to do in and around Winnipeg, both in our library branches and around the city. Check out our nifty calendar of summer activities for great ideas for keeping busy and making the most of the summer!
There are also 4 summer-long contests that you can enter this summer. Enter any of the contests as many times as you like! Get creative and show of your love of books or show off your creative talents. And if you see a book review, top ten list or mash up on Booked that you like, don’t be shy to post your thoughts and comments either!
Best Book Review Contest (entries are posted to Reviews): We want you to tell us about a great book that you’ve read! Give us the good, the bad, and the ugly — whether you loved it, or hated it — and voice your opinion! It can be a book you just read, or a book you read a while ago. Just write a review, and share it with the world.
Best Top Ten “Read-Alike” list (entries are posted to Top Tens): This summer, we want you to give us a top ten list of awesome read-alikes. Pick one of your favourite books, and then tell us about 9 other books that are similar in some way. The list is up to you! The formula is simple: If you like (this book) then you’ll probably like (these books). Just don’t forget to tell us why!
Best Photography/Artwork Contest (entries are posted to The Mashup): Grab your camera, or pick up a paintbrush, and share with us what makes Manitoba “home” to you. Get in touch with your artistic side, and send us your best photo or original piece of artwork – and don’t forget, we want you to tell us WHY the photo/artwork is significant to you. Don’t leave us guessing!
Best Short Story/Poem Contest (entries are posted to The Mashup): This summer, we want you to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard), and tap into your creative side. Whether you end up writing a short story or a poem, we want to read your stuff! So go ahead, write about anything you want, and send it to us! We’re certain that Manitoba’s next great author is out there somewhere!
All contest submissions must be posted on our teen website, Booked. The best entries will be selected after August 26th, and the winner of the contest will receive an awesome prize pack!
Summer-long Contests – Rules and Regulations: Beginning July 3rd you can start submitting entries for the 4 Summer-Long Contests. All entries are submitted online to the Booked website. Submissions will be judged based on quality and creativity. The best entry will be selected after August 26th, and the winner of the contest will be notified by e-mail. The winner will receive a prize to be picked up at one of our 20 library branches. Participants may enter as often as they like. There is no limit to the number of entries each person may submit. The contest is open to teens ages 13-17. Children aged 12 and under are welcome to enroll in our Children’s Summer Reading Program. Staff of Winnipeg Public Library and their immediate family are not eligible to win prizes.
BEST OF ALL… *All* contest entries (both from weekly quizzes and summer-long contest entries) will be entered in a final Grand Prize draw at the end of the summer. Check out our PRIZES page for details on what you can win!
And don’t forget to visit the TeenSRC website throughout the summer to see what’s new on our SRC Mascot Adventures page! We’ve got an adorable penguin who’s volunteered to pose for TeenSRC and keep us up to date on all the fun stuff he gets up to over the summer… who knows where he’ll turn up next?
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Register today! And if you’re not a teen aged 13-17, pass the info along to someone who is!
Questions or comments? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!