Summer Reading Information for Teens (6th-12th grade)

How the Teen Summer Reading Program Works:

Start logging and earning Book Bucks on Saturday, June 1.

You must be signed up for summer reading to start earning Book Bucks. You may spend your Book Bucks on prizes in the teen prize case anytime during summer reading, or save them for the teen prize auction (or do both!).

The Summer Reading Teen Prize Auction is Friday, July 26 at 3:30pm. Bid on prizes with Book Bucks you have earned. Prizes include gift cards, electronics, books, bath and body products, Squishmallows, and much more!

You do not have to be present at the auction to bid. If you are not able to attend the auction, see the front desk for a bidding sheet so a designated staff member can bid in your absence.

How to Earn Book Bucks:

Earn $1 in Book Bucks for each VISIT TO THE LIBRARY. Starting Tuesday June 6, visit the Front Desk and get $1 in Book Bucks just for coming into the library. Maximum $1 per teen per day.

Earn $5 in Book Bucks for an OUTSIDE ACTIVITY (fishing, playing a sport, visiting a museum, camping, etc). Maximum one activity per day.

Earn $5 in Book Bucks for every 60 MINUTES YOU READ & LOG ONLINE OR IN YOUR LOG BOOK. Books must be Middle Grade Level (5-8) and up. What counts: fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, manga, eBooks, comics, and audiobooks. You may also log time spent reading to a younger child or someone who needs assistance.

Earn $5 in Book Bucks when you participate in or assist with a SUMMER PROGRAM EVENT OR CRAFT.

Earn $20 in Book Bucks when you MEET THE TEEN SUMMER PROGRAM GOAL by reading for 600 minutes/10 hours. You may continue earning Book Bucks after you’ve completed the goal.

**Unused Book Bucks can be carried over from year to year, but are only good at the Nortonville Public Library.

**Book bucks are not real money and can only be used for summer reading at the Nortonville Public Library.

Questions? Email Greta, Library Director: or visit the front desk.

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