Book Bucks

It’s the second last day of our Book Bucks Spending Week #1. We still have LOTS of great things in the window to purchase. But don’t worry…if your teen has been reading all summer and can’t make it this week, there will be another spending week starting September 10th.

Just what are the teens purchasing this summer? Candy is always a popular choice, but they’re going techie, picking up LOTS of Archie comics, and enjoying new school supplies. It’s always fun to see them come in and really think about what they want to buy! And all they had to do was read!

It’s Book Buck Spending Week!

BOOK(3)This is it…our final Book Buck Spending week of the year!  We’ve given away over $60 in prizes so far,  but we expect to triple or quadruple that this week. Our teen readers have been busy all summer working on the squares in the Book Buck Bingo card, and we’ve been delighted by their progress.

  • We had teens bring in baked goods they’d made out of new cookbooks
  • We LOVED hearing teens introduce themselves to us to earn a Book Buck. Great job, everyone!
  • We enjoyed the seeing teens wandering around the library, noses deep into their cards as they looked for books that matched the squares.
  • We especially had fun giving away treats, prizes, books, crafts, and more to everyone who spent their book bucks early.

Don’t forget….there is ONE special $16 Book Buck Secret Prize available this week. While you won’t know what’s inside, it’ll be worth it if you take a chance…we promise!

Spend Your Book Bucks!

Next week is one of the most popular and fun weeks at the library….it’s the first Book Bucks Spending Week! All of our teen readers have been madly reading and collecting in hopes of scoring something fun to purchase with their Book Bucks. We’re getting all of the items ready and cloaking them in secret behind a window cover, just to keep prying eyes from seeing too much too soon.

20160728_171432If you have teen readers who have some book bucks to spend, they can drop in any day next week that we’re open and spend, spend, spend! But don’t worry…if they can’t be here next week, they can drop in during the week of September 5 – 10 to make their purchases.  We think this is going to be a very popular event this year!

Last Nerd Herding of the Season

boneToday is the last Nerd Herd Teen Book Club of the season. We’re taking a little break for summer, but have BIG plans for September, so don’t fret if you were hoping to join.

If you’re in the library today between 4-6pm, you’ll likely hear lots of laughter, a bit of conversation, and tons of chewing noises. Yes, we’re having a bit of a party, and plan on viewing Harry Potter during the meeting as well. More importantly, we’re going to celebrate this great year of YA books and meetings that saw us have heated discussions, play games, do lots of crafts, interview a YA author in real time, and yes, eat lots of snacks. (Who knew salt and vinegar popcorn would turn out to be the most requested snack ever!)

If you have a teenager 12 and up,  we’d love for them to join us in September when we meet again. Normally, our meetings are the last Wednesday of each month, from 4-5:30pm. We have a new book to read each month, and the discussion can range from the absurd, to the intellectual, so expect lots of chatter.

In the meantime, we’re gearing up for summer reading, which includes our favourite summer event… Book Buck Bingo for teens! Drop by the library anytime beginning June 30th to pick up a card, and get reading. It’s going to be a WILD summer!

Book Bucks Galore!

20150804_190209It’s here! The last week to spend Book Bucks! If you have teen readers who were collecting their Book Bucks this summer, make sure to remind them to drop in anytime Monday to Saturday in order to spend them. Once this week is over, that’s it for this year!

We had a LOT of teen readers this summer, and it was fun seeing what they picked to cover the Book Buck Bingo squares. From books in a series, to books with a cyborg, our teen readers had to challenge themselves and read a bit outside the box in order to earn their Book Bucks.

For the first spending week, we took $87 book bucks in total. I’m pretty sure everyone enjoyed what they purchased, too. We expect that number to probably triple this week. Hmmm….what exactly is in that “Secret Prize” worth $16??!!

Don’t worry…if your young reader didn’t get a chance to participate in this fantastic summer reading program, we’ll be doing it again next year! Only 11 more months to wait….

 

Book Bingo

Many of our patrons tell us that they hear about books on the radio, on TV, or in the newspaper, and then they come in to request them. If you’re one of those people, CBC Books just put out a fun Bingo Card to help you feel like you’re accomplishing something with your reading. With the Canada Reads coming up in the early spring, this will also help.

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This is a lot like the Book Buck Bingo cards we do each summer for our teens.  Make your own rewards, if you like.  One line could be a lunch out with a reading friend. Get all four corners, and maybe you can buy yourself something you’ve been looking at in that special store. Or be really creative and purchase a book for a friend or co-worker when you complete the card.  Whatever you decide to do, have some fun!

Spend, Spend, Spend!

It’s finally here…the first week in our crazy, fabulous Book Bucks Spend-a-thon!  It only lasts one week, but don’t worry, if you can’t make it or don’t have enough Book Bucks yet, there’s still another week coming up in September!

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How does it work? Our teens have been reading all summer, trying to accomplish all of the spaces on our Book Buck Bingo card.  It’s a challenge, but they’re doing well! We’ve seen readers avidly looking for a book with a one-word title, readers who have charged through a series this summer, and readers who have crafted a little something for us. It’s been lots of fun, and hopefully, everyone has a pocket full of book bucks.

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What can they buy?  There are books, candy, movies, toys, jewelry, games, and much more, including several SURPRISE buys! The best thing is, the window will change almost everyday as people spend their bucks. So, our readers will have to keep coming back if they want to make sure to get something special.

20140811_102431Happy Spending!