Middle School Summer Reading

spark-teen-english-poster-rgbIntroducing a summer reading program just for you! If you’re entering grades 6 through 8 this fall, keep track of what you read over the summer on our reading log and you’ll earn raffle tickets for fantastic prizes! You’ll receive one raffle ticket for each book you finish this summer. The more you read, the more chances to win!

Register online, in person, or by phone. Then come in to the library after June 23 and pick up your prize just for signing up! You’ll also get entered into the raffle, and prizes include: an iPad mini, two tickets to a Giants Game, iTunes gift cards, gift certificates and more!

Thursday Night @ the Library | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
All programs are for kids entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Advance sign-up required for most programs. All programs meet in the Creekside Room.

June 26: Maker Air Force
The Maker Air Force needs YOU! Get hands on and learn how to build powered aerial vehicles: planes, helis, airships and more! Then take to the skies and pilot your aircraft all around the library airspace. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

July 10: Life-Size Clue
It’s an exciting night of murder mystery when we bring the classic game of Clue to life. But there’s no stuffy old Col. Mustard here. You’ll be a great book character like Katniss, Percy or Harry as you move yourself around the giant board and solve the mystery. Advance sign-up required. This program is now full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

July 17: Pizza & Pages Middle School Book Club
Come together to dine and discuss Scott Westerfeld’s steampunk thriller Leviathan. In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts. Advance sign-up required. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list.

July 24: Jewelry Making
Join artist Chelsee Robinson for a 90-minute class of jewelry-making instruction and construction. All materials are provided, including tools, beads, stones, crystals and gift bags. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up.

July 31: Create a Video Game with Scratch
Learn coding by creating a simple game in Scratch! Learn basic computer science concepts and create a game that you can play and share. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required. Click here to sign up. This program is currently full. Click here to be added to the wait list. 

August 7: Movie Night and Raffle
Celebrate your summer of reading at our Middle School Movie Party. We’ll watch Catching Fire (PG-13) and chomp on some freshly popped popcorn before we announce our raffle winners! Creekside Room. No advance sign-up required.

Get a free PeRL!
Want help deciding which books are perfect for you? Sign up for a 30-minute appointment with a librarian and get personalized book recommendations. Participants must be entering grades 5 through 8 in the fall.

Volunteer!
Need community service hours? We need help with program prep (cutting, sorting, counting, etc.) and assistance with afternoon programs. Shifts are either 10:00 a.m. to noon or 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Must be good with kids, responsible, and be willing to do tasks assigned. If you’re interested, click here to join our volunteer list, or email or call us at children@cityofmillvalley.org or 415-389-4292 x4741.

-Lauren