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Young Adult Summer Reading Program Log

Welcome to the Malden Public Library’s 2019 Young Adult Sumer Reading Program. Our theme this year is “A UNIVERSE OF STORIES”, and we hope you engage by reading, coming to our programs, and logging in everything you read in order to win prizes and complete challenges!

How To Log Reading Hours:

  • Visit maldenpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-2019/
  • Click “Teen Sign Up” and fill out the form with your Name, E-mail and how many hours you read.
  • Log in Starting on Monday, July 1st to start logging in your hours!

How To Earn Prizes:

-Each week that you read 5 hours or more you are eligible for a prize from the Prize Box at the Information Desk at the Library. You also earn an additional Raffle ticket for the prizes at End of the Summer Party (August 15th).

-The TOP READER (Whoever reads and logs in the most hours) each and every week will earn a $25 Gift Card to places like iTunes, Target, and Amazon.com.

-The three Young Adults who read the most over the 6 weeks of the program will earn Certificates and gift cards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places TOP READERS.

YA Karaoke Party – July 23rd

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to sing their hearts out at our next Karaoke competition! Whether you like to belt out pop classics, classic rap or rock ballads you can enjoy yourself at our Karaoke party.

On Tuesday, July 23rd join us as we take the stage in the Maccario room to enjoy snacks, beverages and our new Karaoke machine. We will be singing from 3:00 – 4:30 PM.

One random singer will be selected to win a prize, and the top singer as determined by the judges will earn a Gift Card reward.

YA Movie Afternoon – August 8th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on August 8th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to watch one of the most super block busters of this year.

Based on the Marvel comic books “Captain Marvel” and the character of Brie Larson is an ex-test pilot drafted to join an alien space force and returns to her native Earth to fight enemies and discover her past.

Come enjoy the film as well as snacks and drinks.

YA Anime Afternoon – July 25th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to Go Beyond…PLUS ULTRA! We will be having our annual Anime Afternoon on Thursday, July 25th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Come for the snacks and drinks, and get a gift bag based on the popular anime show “My Hero Academia” on your way out.

The film is set in the sensei-super hero world based on the manga “Boku No Academia” and has all your favorite students from classroom 1A. Come and enjoy this action packed adventure the way it should be enjoyed, with your friends at the Library!

YA Movie Afternoon – July 18th

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us in the Maccario Room on July 18th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to watch one of the most super block busters of this year.

Based on the comic books “SHAZAM!” and the character of Captain Marvel, Billy Batson is a regular teen who after being given super-powers by a wizard tries his best to become a hero.

Come enjoy the film as well as snacks and drinks.

Young Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off

Young Adults going into the 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join the Summer Reading program at the Malden Public Library, and enjoy our Kick-Off party on FRIDAY June 28th from 3:00-4:30 in the Maccario Room.

We will have games, pizza, snack and drinks to enjoy while you hang out and get ready for a Summer of fun at the MPL. Sign-up gift bags for the Summer Reading program will be available, though our supply is limited so sign up soon.

Young Adult Perler Bead Craft

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to get crafty with the library’s Perler Bead collection. Craft anything you can imagine during the program and make a magnet for your ‘fridge or a cool keychain to carry around. This is an advanced craft, but if it is your first time it is easy to make something small and quick to try it out.

We will meet in the program room of the library on Thursday, July 11th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM, bring your friends and have a crafty good time.

Featured Artist – Lisa DeCobert

Lisa DeCobert is our May & June Rotating Art Artist. Lisa is a successful multi-medium artist known for her work in oil, acrylic, hand cut paper, collage, ink on paper, sculpture and jewelry. Coming from a family of trained artists, Lisa is predominantly self-taught. Her exhibit at the Library is titled “Through My Eyes” and can be described as an abstract depiction of cities in her memory or dreams.
Lisa’s art will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of June.

Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Month!

Happy Pride!  The City of Boston is celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  Check out our Pride display of recommended books and movies at the Malden Public Library. With your Malden Public Library card you can also watch free LGBTQIA+ themed streaming movies, read e-Books, and listen to e-Audiobooks.  Follow the links:

Hoopla Movies

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/5846

Kanopy Movies

https://boston.kanopy.com/category/tags/celebrate-pride-month

IndieFlix/InstantFlix Movies

https://watch.indieflix.com/lgbtq

Hoopla Audiobooks

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/1530

Overdrive Audiobooks & E-Books

https://bpl.overdrive.com/collection/1009999