Spark a Reaction

Summer Reading for Teens  •  May 22 — July 19

When it's hot outside, the Library is the coolest place to be. The theme for this year's teen Summer Reading Program is Spark a Reaction. It's open to teens ages 12-18 or in Grades 6-12.

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How to Ignite Your Summer

1.Pick up your Spark a Reaction flowchart at your library between May 22 and July 18 and start reading.    Find your nearest library.

2.Come to summer events.

3.Summer Reading is online too. You can participate online to track your reading.

4. Check out our recommended reads and the free-to-keep audiobook downloads from SYNC.

SummerMania IV

Special deliveries of awesome all summer long! Pick up a schedule at an event or print one here.
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Saturday, June 14 • 6-8 pm
Quincie Douglas Library   Find it


Saturday, June 28 • 6-8 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library   Find it

And the biggest Mania!! of all!


Saturday, July 12 • 2-6 pm
Pima Community College Downtown Campus
1255 North Stone Ave.   Find it

Summer Reading Suggestions

The Circle Cast: the Lost Years of Morgan le Fay Dangerous Angels Daughter of smoke & bone The Last Dragonslayer The Raven Boys Homeboyz After Winger Code Name Verity
How to Save a Life The Miseducation of Cameron Post Ask the Passengers Attack on Titan. 1 Manga Man Paper Towns Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer Across a Star-swept Sea These Broken Stars
Never Fall Down The Naked Roommate : and 107 other issues you might run into in college Son How They Croaked: the awful ends of the awfully famous Who is AC? Cinder The Testing The Nazi Hunters: how a team of spies and survivors captured the worlds most notorious Nazi Ashen Winter

Do you listen to your books?

If that's the case then you'll want to hear about SYNC. SYNC is giving away 2 free audiobook downloads to teens each week.

Sounds great! How does it work?

SYNC works with the Overdrive Media Console so if you haven't already used Overdrive audiobooks through the library you can download the software here or, for mobile devices, check your app store for the Overdrive Media Console app.

Then, each week, May 15 through August 13, go to the SYNC website to download your free audiobooks. If you're wondering about what books they'll be giving away, you can see the list here.

Thanks to our generous sponsors.

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