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Teen Programs

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

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


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 Back to School Crafts

Tuesday, August 25 at 4 p.m.

Head back to school in style with a decorated notebook or cool magnets.
Last day of Summer Reading

Monday, August 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

Monday, August 31 at 4 p.m.

Celebrate with other teen readers! Must be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Program to attend
Teen Book Discussion

Thursday, September 3 at 4 p.m.

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

Thursday, September 17 at 4 p.m.

Learn how to recycle a chip bag into a cool pouch.
Friendship Bracelets

Tuesday, September 29 at 4 p.m.

Make one for yourself or a friend! All supplies provided.

Homework Hotline

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