Build a Better World: Teen Summer Reading Program 2017

Register and log your hours on Wandoo!

The Teen Summer Reading Program includes weekly events and the opportunity to earn prizes for reading. Students attending grades 6-12 in the fall are eligible to participate. This year's theme is Build a Better World. Please note that many of the programs will include physical activity, so read the complete notification on the library website or as a part of the reading challenges. Doing so will get you an extra entry in the grand prize drawing!

NOTE: To participate in reading for prizes, you must be a Payne County resident or go to school in Payne County or live within 30 miles of Stillwater or be visiting Payne County in person for the majority of the summer.

Reading Tracking 

Track time read online using your wandoo username and password. You can access the site at home, at the library catalog computers, or on your mobile device. Librarians are happy to show you how to track your time on wandoo!

5 Hours of Reading

Once 5 hours are read, and your time has been entered on wandoo, you will receive one entry into the grand prize drawing plus one of the following prizes (while supplies last):

  • Food or activity coupons 
  • Library fine coupon
  • Extra entry in the grand prize drawing

20 hours of reading

After logging 20 hours, readers get to choose a free book!

Teen Summer T-Shirts

Bring your own t-shirt (with your first and last name written in permanent ink/marker on the tag or inside of the collar) to the library before 10 AM on May 30 and Stillwater Screenprinting will print our Teen SRP design on them for free! Or, if you complete your first five hours of reading by May 29, you'll be eligible for a FREE t-shirt by completing the survey linked from your Prizes page (survey will close 9AM May 30). Shirts will be available for pickup the day of our first program on June 7.


Summer Program Schedule (Wed. 2:30-4:30PM @ the Library)

JUNE 7: FABRICATE Teens will learn about the machines used in Tulsa’s Hardesty Center FabLab and have the opportunity to see them in action, as well as to use the laser cutter to make a small object of their own design using the Mobile FabLab’s laser cutters.

JUNE 14: INSPIRE OKC Improv returns again this summer to lead teens in improv warm-ups and practice. During the second half of the program, teens will break into small groups to perform improv sketches for each other.

JUNE 21: INNOVATE In the auditorium, the OK Science Museum will present “Adventures in Simple Machinery;” in this session, teens will have the opportunity to learn about simple machines and then apply that knowledge to build a catapult with specific design challenges. In room 119, The OSU Robotic Cognition Lab will present about their lab’s research and robots, allowing teens a chance to examine and control some of the robots to accomplish different tasks. 

June 28th: GROW Teens will learn about various plants and plant pathogens, create seed bombs, and more with the OSU Botany Extension. Outside, teens will learn about the plants in the library and Multi-Arts garden beds and about gardening and plant identification in Oklahoma.

JULY 5: CRAFT Teens will have access to a wide variety of art and craft materials and tools in order to create a prop or accessory to go with any costume or fandom project they own or may have planned. Teens will have the opportunity to show off their work at Stillwater Public Library’s 3rd Annual LexiCon or at the fall semester’s line-up of Fandom Fridays as part of the Teen Fribrary programming.

JULY 12: CREATE Teens will work with local artists to create used book art and tie dye items.

July 19: CONSTRUCT Teens will tackle design challenges using Lego, K'Nex, and other building materials.

JULY 26: TEEN FINALE @ Roller Dome Teens will be able to skate, play laser tag, and enjoy great food and door prizes to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program. The Grand Prize Winner will also be announced at the finale!


Grand Prize and Weekly Drawings

At each weekly program names will be drawn for small prizes. At the summer finale, all submitted reading logs and "extra" entries will be compiled and winners for the grand prize will be drawn. One grand prize winner will get to choose one of the prizes below. The prizes are valued at approximately $400 each.

  • Xbox One
  • Playstation 4
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Laptop
  • Academy Sports Gift Certificate
  • Daddy O's Gift Certificate

Top 30 Readers

The 30 teens who read the most this summer will be invited to attend an after hours Nerf War at the library on July 29 at 6:30PM.