WATERTOWN, NY —  Read your way to a fantastic prize this summer with Flower Library! Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to join Flower Library’s Summer Reading Program. Track your reading, attend in-person library events (or take the fun home with you), and win prizes!

Your job is to read, read, read. As you read, claim the hours to earn tickets and enter the tickets into a prize drawing of your choice. You can claim your reading by visiting the library and completing a paper postcard, or submitting information online via a Google Form that is linked on the library’s website. Registration is not required for this program. Instead you are required to submit a new postcard or Form each time you claim new hours spent reading. Bundled prize options include books, gift cards, and XL chocolate bars. **NEW** this year – all reading tickets will be automatically entered into a grand prize drawing and three winners will be chosen. Each winner will receive a Samsung tablet, courtesy of Stewart’s Shops! Reading hours may be claimed from June 1 to the close of business on August 25.

In addition to the opportunity to win prizes, all teens are welcome to join the library for three in-person events:

  • Thursday, 6/24 @ 2pm – Lawn Games: relax and play lawn games at the library in the sun! Snacks included.

  • Thursday, 7/29 @ 2pm – Graffiti String Art: use spray paint and string at the library to make a unique piece of canvas artwork. Snacks included.

  • Thursday, 8/26 @ 2pm – Pizza and Prize Drawings:  join us to draw the summer’s grand prizes for reading and eat a pizza lunch on the lawn!

If take-home fun is more your style, we’ve got you covered! Pick up the kits below on Wednesdays at 9am while supplies last:

  • 6/2 – Photo Scavenger Hunt Kits: have some silly fund while taking pictures of a list of neighborhood items.

  • 6/9 – Craft Stick Crossbow Kits: test your aim with this q-tip launcher!

  • 6/16 – DIY Slap Bracelet Kits: use a measuring tape and duct tape to jazz up your style.

  • 6/23 – Funny Planter Kits: decorate a funny planter with vinyl. Sayings include ‘I be-leaf in you!’ or ‘Stayin’ alive!’

  • 6/30 – Star Banner Kits: create some patriotic décor using craft sticks, paint, and twine.

  • 7/7 – Paper Cactus Pot Kist: use paper, glue, and rocks to make a summer decoration for your space.

  • 7/14 – Paper Airplane (with Launchers) Kits: test your aim with these high-flying airplanes!

  • 7/21 – Craft Stick Bracelet Kits: you’ll need your stove to boil and bend craft sticks into wearable bracelets.

  • 7/28 – Friendship Bracelet Kits: weave your way to cute summer jewelry.

  • 8/4 – Pizza Box Solar Oven Kits: use a regular pizza box to make a delicious s’more!

  • 8/11 – Lip Scrub Kits: make a simple lip scrub at home.

  • 818 – Baby Yoda Jar Kits: these adorable decorations will make the perfect addition to your space!

  • 8/25 – DIY Hanging Photo Frame Kits: get creative with this clothespin photo frame craft.

All events are free and open to all abilities. All timely and applicable social distancing protocols will be followed.

Be aware that there are many more events offered than just those listed here! For full descriptions of library events, visit www.flowerlibrary.org and go to the Calendar of Events. Or you may access our Facebook page by searching for Flower Memorial Library.

Have other questions? Call 785-77014 or stop by the library today!