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Tails and Tales
TEENS ages 12- 18

This summer you have from June 7- July 31 to complete your safari adventure!

Reading Goals:

  •  Advance on your safari adventure by reading AND/OR completing the activities located on the Challenge tab. Each activity is worth 25 pages.
  • Your final destination is 1500 pages with watering hole prizes at every 500 pages.
  • Digital books and audios are also allowed. Overdrive/Libby is available for free at https://madisonlib.org
  • Make sure you log 25 book pages under the "BOOKS" tab for each additional activity completed! For the "book title" just put in the name of the challenge completed. 
  • Then... come to the Madison Library District Community Room when you have made it to a watering hole  checkpoint (every 500 pages) to receive a prize. You can collect a new prize every two weeks!

Prizes will be awarded according to this schedule:

  • June 7 -- Summer Reading 2020 BEGINS!
  • June 21 --  Reading Goal Prize 1 available
  • July 6 -- Reading Goal Prize 2 available 
  • July 19 -- Reading Goal Prize 3 available
  • July 24 -- Last day to sign up for Summer Reading 2020
  • August 1 -- Summer Reading Ends

You can read ahead of schedule, but prizes won’t be available until their release date. If you miss a week, you can collect it the next time.

For example, if you come in July 6, and haven’t received any prizes yet, you can pick up prize number 1 and 2.  If you’ve read past that point, and are ready for prize 3, you’ll have to wait until July 20 to get that next prize.

Don't worry if you miss a prize! Come to the library when you are available and collect your prize for the previous weeks.
Program may not be repeated! 
Only 1 set of prizes per person per summer while supplies last.
NO PRIZES will be given after Saturday, July 31, 2021.


Activities (for more information and registration, go to Madison Library District Teen Zone:

  • SUMMER READING KICK-OFF Party -- June 11 @ 7:00 Interactive movie experience with The Lion King
  • "Tail"ish Tales Teen Writing Contest -- Prizes available! Submissions due June 26
  • Pokémon Game Day all ages -- June 26 @ 12:00- 4:00 we will show you how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, how to make a winning team for the video game, and even have a few Pokémon Go! battles! 
  • Online Teen Crafts -- Available Thursdays at the Circulation Desk while supplies last
  • Young League of Writers-  June 14 @ 4:00 Walk & Write picnic in Nature Park; July 12 @ 4:30 Character Arcs
  • Teen Anime Club -- June 19th @ 4:30 Pokémon the First Movie ; July 19 @ 4:30 My Roommate is a Cat
  • Madison BiblioManiacs Teen Book Club -- June 28 @ 4:00 The Eleventh Hour; July 26 @ 4:30 Madison Choice Awards Kahoot for Candy
  • Teen Dungeons & Dragons -- June 23 & July 28 @ 4:00 p.m. Sign-up online