Monday, July 7, 2014

Mathematical Puzzler Imagination Station

This Imagination Station is currently at Lebanon Junction Library until 9:00 AM on Thursday, July 24th. Earn 3 SPARKS by attempting to solve any of the puzzles at this station and completing the participation form at the bottom of this post.

How many puzzles can you solve? Choose from Crisscross Puzzle, Jigsaw Sudoku, Kenken Puzzle, Geometric Puzzle, and the enormous Samurai Sudoku. Some are trickier than others.



The solution to the Geometric Puzzle will be revealed at the Summer Reading Finale on July 26th at Ridgway Memorial Library and here on the Tween/Teen Summer Reading Blog. :)

When you have finished working on the puzzles—whether you solved them or not—let the library know what you did by filling in the participation form below.

If the form below does not display properly, click here or call 543-7675 ext. 2554.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Origami Engineering Imagination Station

This Imagination Station is currently at Mt. Washington Library until 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 24th. Earn 3 SPARKS for participating in this station and completing the participation form at the bottom of this post.



Here's what to do: First, ask at the Circulation Desk for a supply of origami paper. Then, learn to fold the multi-color sinobe cube by watching the two videos below. The multi-color sinobe cube requires six square sheets of paper but does not involve any tricky folds. The first video below explains how to fold each sheet of paper into the sinobe unit. The second video explains how to assemble the six sinobe units into a cube.





Next, learn to fold the seamless cube by watching the video below. The seamless cube requires only one square sheet of paper, but it does involve some tricky folds.



Finally, add your completed cubes to the other building blocks at the station and rearrange them to build your own unique structure. After you have finished practicing the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and building a new structure at the station, please complete the participation form below.

If the form below does not display properly, click here or call 543-7675 ext. 2554.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The July Reading Challenge

Read three books during the month of July for the Fizz Boom Read Reading Challenge. To help get you started, pick up a free Fizz Boom Read book bag at the Circulation Desk of any BCPL location during regular library hours until July 7th. (If you participated in the Amazing Library Science Race, you were already given a book bag.) Inside you will find a free book, a printed Fizz Boom Read book log, a Fizz Boom Read pencil, a Fizz Boom Read bookmark, and free passes to area attractions.

When you finish each book, let us know by filling in the Book Log below. You will earn 3 SPARKS per book for up to 3 books. All titles must be logged online by 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 24th. Earn extra SPARKS when logging each book by including a book review and/or e-mailing the library a photo self-portrait with your book (a book selfie?). See the Book Log for specific instructions.



If the form below does not display properly, click here or call 543-7675 ext. 2554.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER READING 2014


Free Summer Reading programs for tweens and teens (middle and high school ages) are coming in June and July. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win big prizes! Here are the basics:

In June, come to the KICKOFF PARTY (Kickoff Party Registration Page) at Ridgway Library. Then, at the BCPL location of your choosing, attend three hands-on Spark A Reaction SCIENCE PROGRAMS (Spark A Reaction Registration Page) exploring topics in astronomy, geology, and library science. And for extra chances to win big, complete ONLINE INVESTIGATIONS here on the Teen Summer Reading Blog.

In July, read three books in the Fizz Boom Read READING CHALLENGE logging each book here on the Teen Summer Reading Blog. Meanwhile back at the library, explore rotating IMAGINATION STATIONS each week in the Teens section. Finally, come to our SUMMER READING FINALE (Finale Registration Page) at Ridgway Library for the big prize drawings!

For dates, times, and locations visit each of the registration pages linked above or start with the official Summer Reading 2014 home page at www.bcplib.org/SummerReading.

Questions? Call the Outreach Department at 543-7675 ext. 5.