Category Archives: Teen Summer Reading Challenge

End of the August Blog Book Draw

Remember everyone, tomorrow is the last day for the August Blog Book Draw, so be sure to speak up for a chance to win a copy of The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen. Write a review, comment on the TSRC, your local library or anything else library related. We look forward to hearing from you and good luck with the draw!


TSRC is Over :'(

Hopefully everybody had an AWESOME SUMMER this year and enjoyed some good books at the cottage, beach, park, or anywhere else you like to read in the summer. We had an amazing turn out for the program and the numbers are in. The teens of Wellington County (that’s you) read over 633,000 pages! Thats six hundred and thirty-three THOUSAND pages! AMAZING!

With such great reading going on, we’d like to know what kind of prizes you’d like to win next year. So be sure to take our poll below and if you have any other ideas on how to make the TSRC better next year let us know with a comment.

Remember your comments and participation are still counting towards the August Blog prize!

Let the August Blog Draw Begin!

Great job to everyone who contributed to the blog throughout July! We at WCL are extremely impressed by the writing skill and critical thinking exhibited by the teens of Wellington County.  Keep up the great work!

The draw for the July book prize will take place today and the winner will be contacted this evening.

Blog posts will now be counted towards the August draw so keep on reading; and keep an eye out at your local branches in the coming weeks to find out the title of the next book prize.

Ready for a Challenge? The Teen Summer Reading Challenge Has Begun!

The 2013 Teen Summer Reading Challenge (TSRC) is running from June 15th to August 10th, so hurry to your nearest Wellington County Library Branch to signup!

Don’t know what the TSRC is all about? Check out the Teen SRC FAQs page for more info.

Back by popular demand, branch prizes this year will again be Chapter’s Gift Cards, and the Grand Prize draw winner will receive a Kobo E-reader!

But that’s not all, for the months of July and August, every time you post a comment, answer a question, or write a review for the Teen Blog (You Blog it We Read it) you’re name will be entered into a draw for a free mystery prize (to be revealed later in the summer)! Be sure to include your name in your post so that we know who to enter in the draw.

August Summer Blog Giveaway Winner

The final blog giveaway for the summer is over! Congratulations to Jessica F.!

Jessica is looking forward to seeing The Hobbit in theatres this fall. This is definitely a long-awaited movie, and if you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer!


And if you haven’t read the book yet, make sure to check it out at your local library branch!

***Change of Date*** August Summer Blog Giveaway

Because the end of August is a busy time, we’ve had to change the draw date of the August Summer Blog Giveaway to be a little early this month.

The draw for the final $15.00 Chapters Gift Card of the summer will take place this coming Monday, August 27th.

That means you only have the weekend to get in your final entries! So let us know what you’re looking forward to this fall, and enter the giveaway here!

Teen Book Reviews

 Less than two weeks left to enter the August Summer Blog Giveaway, for your chance to win a $15.00 Chapters Gift Card!

And now, here’s another batch of great book reviews from WCL teens. Check them out!

The Woman in Black – Susan Hill

Review By: Anonymous

The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill – I read this book because i loved the movie! It was overall pretty good, but the book didn’t include as much as the movie which made it less thrilling. Overall I don’t think it would be something i’d read again.


Second Fiddle – Rosanne Parry

Review By: Robin A.

Today I finished reading Second Fiddle by Rosanne Parry. It was pretty good overall, but there were some parts that I didn’t understand. It was a fairly good sized book with 224 pages. Out of 5, I would give this book a 3 or 3.5. In my opinion, it started to be more interesting about 20-30 pages in which is good.


Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover – Ally Carter

Review By: Jessica

The book “Don’t judge a girl by her cover” is a book I would reccomend to people who like reading about young spies. It is full of adventure, disguises and a bit of mystery. I hope you like it!


The Ruby in the Smoke – Phillip Pullman

Review By: Anonymous

I read this book because I had read the Golden Compass trilogy by him and enjoyed them. This book was excellent as well! It took place in 1872, Victorian London and was a mystery. There are still 3 more in the series and I can’t wait to read them.


The Calling – Kelley Armstrong

Review By: Miranda H.

i just read an amazing book called the calling by kelly is an amazing installment to the darkness rising trilogy. in the last book it left off with them flying away and after a chilling helicopter crash they have to survive in the wilderness and figure out what was really going on in their small medical research town