Teen Winter Reading Program

Welcome to Flower Library’s Winter Reading Program for Teens! This winter, we’re changing up how you submit your reading information. We’re hoping that by providing the option to submit through Google Forms, you’ll be able to participate more easily from home.

This program is designed for ages 13 to 18. Your job? Read and then submit reading hours to earn tickets. You’ll earn 1 ticket for every 2 hours you read.

There are two ways to send your reading hours to Ms. Ashley. You can:

  1. fill out a Google Form quickly from wherever you are. OR …
  2. stop by the Circulation Desk at the library and grab a paper postcard. Fill out the postcard and hand it back over to a staff member.

It doesn’t matter which method you choose – your info will still get to Ms. Ashley and she’ll take it from there.

This year, we have one grand prize – a $20 Amazon gift card! We’re also planning to give out a giant chocolate bar and other small goodies.

The grand prize will be drawn live on Facebook during the first week of April.

You may submit reading hours from January 2 through March 31.

Every 2 hours read = 1 prize ticket. Read for fun, read for school – it really doesn’t matter to us! We’re just happy that you’re reading. 🙂 We do ask that you don’t count time spent on social media as reading. Everything else, including listening to an audiobook or reading a graphic novel, is fair game.

Nope, there isn’t any registration for this year’s Winter Reading Program! Instead you simply submit a new Form or postcard each time you’d like to submit new reading hours. You’ll be asked a few questions about yourself during that process. Don’t worry, they’re quick and painless!

Services for Teens at Flower Library

We have so much to offer you!

  • Study space – you’re welcome to grab a table in the Teen Space. If you’re working on a group project or need a much quieter zone, consider calling the Reference Desk at 315-785-7714 to reserve a room.
  • Computer access – you’ll need your library card for this one. Don’t have one? You can use a guest pass for a day or ask staff to create a new library card for you. Either way you’ll need photo ID if you have one, or your school ID. You can also grab a legal guardian and bring them along with you for this process.
  • Printing and scanning – remember that you’ll need to prepay for printing. It’s $0.20/page for black and white, and $0.75/page for color.
  • Search the catalog for materials.
  • Download the Libby app, which allows you to borrow ebooks and eaudio books. You can get it in your app store.
  • Access academic databases for school projects. These are open to all New York State residents! Contact a librarian at 315-785-7714 for help.

Read, Read, Read!

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Meet Ms. Ashley

Hi! I’m your Teen Librarian. I’ve been a Librarian since 2010. I’m a local girl who grew up to love SNOW! My favorite library jobs are buying books and sharing them with you – it’s like a holiday every. single. time. When I’m not busy saving the world one story at a time, you can find me chasing my kids around with my husband.

Got questions? Call Ms. Ashley at 315-785-7714 to talk about all things Teen at Flower Library. You can also send an email through our Contact Us page.