West Caldwell Public Library is launching its 2014 Teen Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, June 23 with a special after-hours kick-off event for teens in grades 6-12. The event will run from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, two hours passed the Library’s official closing time at 8:00 PM. The library will be exclusively open to teens so they can get loud and get active with a library scavenger hunt, Minute to Win It-type physical challenges, and a cookie-decorating contest.

This year’s teen Summer Reading Program theme is “Spark a Reaction,” and teens are invited to come to the Library and read for a chance at prizes, as well as to take part in special events throughout the summer. The Summer Reading Program runs from June 23 - August 8.

Special events will include the after-hours kick-off party on June 23, a Beat the Heat game night in July, and an invite-only secret party in August where prizes for the reading contests will be awarded. In addition to winning prizes by meeting their reading goals, teens also have the chance to win prizes with a Guess the Book in a Jar contest, Facebook trivia challenges, a Find Beaker! Hunt, and an opportunity to submit book reviews.

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To register for the Summer Reading Program, students in grades 6-12 can sign-up at the West Caldwell Public Library reference desk, call 973-226-5441, or email wcalref@bccls.org. They can also sign-up at the Kick-Off event on June 23 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Registration is required for all Summer Reading Program events. The program will be held at the West Caldwell Public Library located at 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell NJ 07006. 

About the West Caldwell Public Library:

The West Caldwell Public Library is a 12,000 square-foot computerized facility offering an online catalog, periodical index and member-access to the Internet. Located on the first floor of the West Caldwell Municipal Building, the library is a member of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, BCCLS, which offers patrons the opportunity to borrow books and other materials from over seventy-four participating libraries.