Library Events - For Adults

Flat View
By Year
Monthly View
By Month
Weekly View
By Week
Daily View
Today

Summer Reading Challenge (Children, Teens and Adults!)
From Saturday 24 June 2017
To Sunday 10 September 2017

Location : The American Library in Paris

Category : Adults

Add to your calendar :  Download as iCal file

Description

This summer, wherever you are, take part in The American Library in Paris’ Summer Reading Challenge for children, teens and adults.

Keep track of all of the reading you do over the summer and collect prizes while you're at it!

 

This year the Library has summer reading challenges for children, teens and adults!

 

get in the game read

 

How the Summer Reading Challenge works:

 

For Children aged 1-12: Get in the Game!


Stop by the Children’s and Teens’ Services desk to collect a Get in the Game game card and a die to participate. For each day that you read 30 minutes, roll a die to get your number. Color in one square with the matching number. If you have already colored all the squares with that number you roll again! Progress through your game card over the summer to win prizes! The more you read the more prizes you will win! If you complete your game card you will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing! 
Reading that counts: reading to yourself, reading to someone else, someone reading to you, reading in any language and reading between 24 June and 10 September!

All reading must be completed between 24 June and 10 September, and all game cards submitted by 16 September to claim your prize. All completed Summer Reading Game Card entries must be submitted by 16 September at 15h00 to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.

 

The Children's Grand Prize Drawing:

The draw will take place at the Summer Reading Finale party on 16 September, at the Library, at 15h00. If your name is drawn, you do not need to be present to claim your prize and winners who are not present will be notified.

 

Grand Drawing Prizes include: books, a Library tote bag, a 20€ gift certificate to buy books and a free workshop with The American Children's Theatre in the fall.

 

For Teens aged 12-18: The Game Is On! #10BookChallenge

 

Read a book that corresponds to one of the 10 themed challenges from the list below. Once you have read your chosen book, fill in a Teen review card either in the Library or online. Submit your Teen review card at the Children's and Teens' Service's desk to collect a prize and earn a clue to the Summer Reading Challenge game. If you complete the online form your clue will be emailed to you and you can collect your prize the next time you are in the Library.

 

You don't need all the clues to solve the game but the more challenges you complete the more clues you will accumulate, and the better your chances to solve the game. You can complete as many challenges as you like but cannot repeat the same challenge twice. Solve the game to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing!

 

All reading challenges must be completed between 24 June and 10 September, and all Teen Review cards submitted by 16 September to claim your prize. All solved Summer Reading Game entries must be submitted by 16 September at 15h00 to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.

 

Teen Challenges

A book that:

  1. has been banned or is controversial.

  2. has been recommended by a friends or librarian.

  3.  you have heard a lot about but never read. 

  4.  in a genre that is new to you. 

  5.  is set in a place you'd like to visit.

  6. by an author who has visited the Library.

  7. was translated from another language.

  8. was the author's debut work.

  9. scares you in size, subject or reputation.

  10. has won an award.

 

The Teen Grand Prize Drawing

The draw will take place at the Summer Reading Finale party on 16 September, at the Library, at 15h00. If your name is drawn, you do not need to be present to claim your prize and winners who are not present will be notified.

Grand Drawing Prizes include: Signed books, a Library tote bag, a 20€ gift certificate and 2 x YA Lit Prize Bags.

 

Share your summer reading on your social media by tagging the Library on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and using #10BookChallenge for extra prizes.

 

For Adults: Summer Reading Challenge #ALPSummerReading

 

Read a book that corresponds to one of the 15 themed challenges from the list below. Once you have read your chosen book, fill in an Adult review card either in the Library or online. Submit your Adult review card at the Children's and Teens' Service's desk or Member Services' Desk to collect a clue to the Summer Reading Challenge game. If you complete the online form your clue will be emailed to you.

 

You don't need all the clues to solve the game but the more challenges you complete the more clues you will accumulate, and the better your chances to solve the game. You can complete as many challenges as you like but cannot repeat the same challenge twice. Solve the game to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing!

 

All reading challenges must be completed between 24 June and 10 September, and all Adult Review cards submitted by 16 September to claim your prize. All solved Summer Reading Game entries must be submitted by 16 September at 15h00 to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.

 

Prizes for participation include books and bookmarks, so even if you don’t manage to solve the game, you won’t end the summer empty-handed!

 

Adult Challenges

A book that:

  1. a friend or librarian has recommended.

  2. has been banned or is controversial.

  3. in a genre that is new to you.

  4. has won an award.

  5. was translated into English from another language.

  6. intimidates you by its size, subject or reputation.

  7. was written by a women under 30.

  8. is non-western history or historical fiction.

  9. takes place within 100 miles of where you were born.

  10. is from the Young Adult collection.

  11. features a character who has a disability or is socially isolated.

  12. is known as a classic.

  13. is about immigration, exile, or displacement.

  14. contains short stories.

  15. concerns current events.

The Adult Grand Prize Drawing:

The draw will take place at the Summer Reading Finale party on 16 September, at the Library, at 15h00. If your name is drawn, you do not need to be present to claim your prize and winners who are not present will be notified.

Grand Drawing Prizes include: Library tote bags, a 20€ gift certificate, 2 tickets to one of The Big Funk Company’s "American Sundays" (live theater with brunch) and 2 tickets to one of The Big Funk Company’s "American Fridays" (a live play reading with wine).

Share your summer reading on your social media by tagging the Library on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and using #ALPSummerReading

Any questions regarding the Summer Reading Challenge please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Supporters of the Summer Reading Challenge:

 

 

The American Children's Theater (ACT)

ACT is a theater company for children, offering drama and musical theater classes in English for ages 3-16, as well as camps during school vacations! Don't just sit there when you can SHINE!  A highlight of their Fall and Spring sessions is performing in a professional theater here in Paris.The children get to experience the thrill of a real stage performance with lights, sound, effects, and a full audience. They also bring programs to schools, birthday parties, and more!  Using material that has positive values and messages, their goal is that every child have a positive and fun experience, gain confidence and other skills that will help them for the rest of their lives. 
Check out their website: www.actparis.com

 

 

The Big Funk Company (BFC)

Under the direction of Julie DELAURENTI, Tiffany HOFSTETTER, and Clarence TOKLEY, The Big Funk Company’s intent is to bring American theater to France and to present multilingual productions (theater and film) to the French- and English-speaking communities using works from great American authors. The BFC presents plays in English and French while working with actors from a variety of cultural backgrounds. 

Check out their website: thebigfunkcompany.com

 

 

This program does not require advance registration. However, each person participating in the Summer Reading Challenge must have their own Library card, or be covered by a family membership.