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Teen Programs


Teen Scene - 2nd floor

Want to join the Teen Scene? Just bring in something from your school (class schedule, report card, etc.), that

shows you're in 7th through 12th grades. Sign up for Teen Scene passes, or pick up your pass, at the

Information Desk on the west side of the 2nd floor.

Teen Scene hours: From Mon., June 9 through Sat., Aug. 9, Teen Scene is open all day during library hours.


Teen Programs (grades 7-12 only)

Teen Summer Reading

Teen Summer Reading runs from Mon., June 2 through Sat., Aug. 30.

Teens in 7th-12th grades may join the Teen Summer Reading Program. If you’re going into 7th, you can choose either the Intermediate or Teen program. You may read any book (which includes audio books and graphic novels) at your reading level. You MUST have a valid library card and the books have to be checked out from the Hammond Public Library. The first 12 teens who sign up receive a free book. Bring your reading log with you every time you return a book to the Information Services Desk on the 2nd floor. When you finish a reading log, you will be asked to write a few sentences about one of the books you read, you will get a small prize, and you will be entered into the drawing for a $125 Best Buy gift card. You can complete up to 12 reading logs. Don’t forget to come to Teen programs—each time you attend a program, you get an extra entry into the drawing!

TEEN SUMMER READING: Spark a Reaction

June 2 through Aug. 30

Join us for Teen Programs throughout Summer Reading! For each program you attend, your name is entered into the drawing for a Best Buy gift card! You must be signed up for the program in order to be entered into the drawing. All supplies provided. Programs are for teens in 7th-12th grades.

Teen Book Club

Wed., July 9 at 1:30 p.m.

What book are you reading right now? Come discuss what you’re reading with other teens! Prizes for those who attend.

Teen Ice Cream Shakes

Wed., July 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Cool off with a delicious shake. We’ll be making them ourselves!

Teen Movie: Ender's Game

Wed., July 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Popcorn and snacks while they last.

Teen DIY Duct Tape Program

Wed., July 30 at 1:30 p.m.

Make fun projects using duct tape! You can make a duct tape rose, wallet, or a phone case!

Teen Magnet Craft

Wed., Aug. 20 at 4 p.m.

Decorate your locker with magnets you make yourself.

Teen Notebook Decorating

Wed., Aug. 27 at 4 p.m.

Design your own notebook for class.


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Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320, (219) 931-5100