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Teen Programs

Teen Scene - 2nd floor (for those in grades 7-12)

Teen Scene summer hours run through August 8: Teen Scene open during library hours.

Summer Reading is under way! Sign up and you could win great prizes!


Sign up early and don’t forget to 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 to be entered into the drawing. All supplies provided.

Programs are for teens in 7th-12th grades. There will be 4 mini drawings for $10 Target gift cards on: June 19, July 10, July 31 and August 14 at 4 p.m. So keep reading!

The Fine Print

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 can read any book (which includes audio books, graphic novels, or e-books) at your reading level. If you are reading an e-book, please see a librarian at Information Services before the book is returned on your device. You MUST have a valid library card and the books must be checked out from the Hammond Public Library. 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 Candy Sushi Tues., July 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Learn how to make "sushi" using candy!

Teen DIY Duct Tape Craft Tues., July 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Make fun projects using duct tape! You can make a duct tape rose, wallet, or a phone case!

Teen Book Club Tues., Aug. 4 at 1:30 p.m.

What book are you reading right now? Show your love of books and discuss what you’re reading with other teens! Prizes for those who attend.

Teen Back to School Crafts Tues., Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.
Head back to school in style with a decorated notebook or cool magnets.

Last day of Summer Reading Mon., Aug. 31 no later than 4 p.m.
All reading logs must be turned in by 4 p.m. to be entered for prizes.

"End of Summer Reading" Party Mon., Aug. 31 at 4 p.m.
Celebrate with other teen readers! Must be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Program to attend.

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