Teen Summer Challenge Wrap Up

Hello Challengers! Thank you for participating in this year’s Teen Summer Challenge. We were happy to see returning challengers and many new ones as well. We hope you enjoyed the badges and videos we created for you this year. It was a lot of fun to see what y’all created for us! Today is the […]

Stop Motion Video Challenge

Hello Challengers! This week’s challenge is to make a stop motion animation! What is stop motion, you say? Stop motion animation is when you animate an object by moving it very subtly between photographs and play it back like a flip book. We use LEGOs in our video (although you can use anything). Watch our […]

Bottle Flipping Challenge

Watch the video, complete the challenge, and earn mega points and a chance to win an exclusive book give-away. This week, we challenge you to show off your bottle flipping skills. Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge. Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of I Am […]

Reading in Strange Places Challenge

Watch the video, complete the challenge, and earn mega points and a chance to win an exclusive book give-away. This week, we challenge you to read in strange places. Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge. Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott, […]

Build a Better World Starter Kit

Hello Challengers, Another item you may be interested in on the Rewards page is the Build a Better World Starter Kit. Here is a peak inside this very cool prize pack. This kit includes: 1 hardcover copy of You Got This!: Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World by Maya Penn 1 paperback copy […]

YA Book Box

Hello Challengers! If you’ve checked out the Rewards page, you may be curious about what exactly is in our YA Book Box. This prize pack was curated specially by us for you. Here is a peak inside. It includes: 1 signed hardcover copy of Heartless by Marissa Meyer 1 paperback copy of Everything, Everything by […]

Kindness Zines Challenge

Watch the video, complete the challenge, and earn mega points and a chance to win an exclusive book give-away. This week, we’re making kindness zines! Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge. Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen, out December 2017. Get […]

Book Cover Scavenger Hunt Challenge

This week we challenge you to a book cover scavenger hunt! Watch the video below as Amanda and Elise show off some of the books they found and explain the challenge. Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge. Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of The City of Sand by Tianxia Bachang, […]

Week 3: Winner Annouced

Hello Challengers! We loved reading your Bring Your Own Book prompt submissions. You are all so creative. <3 In this post, we will tell you last week’s winner and give you a roundup of some of our favorite submissions. Winner Announced Returning as this week’s champ is…. @mrigt2 !!! Check out her winning video below. CONGRATS! We will […]

Library Love Challenge

This week we challenge you to show your library some love. Watch the video below as Amanda and Elise show their gratitude for library staffer, Cat, at the Administrative Center & Library. Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge. Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s Copy of The List by Patricia Forde, […]

Week 2: Winner Announced

Hello Challengers! We hope you enjoyed the Thumb Wars Challenge and that you are inspired to look at more of the DoSomething.org campaigns. In this post, we will tell you last week’s winner and give you a roundup of some of our favorite submissions from the activity stream. Winner Announced One, two, three, four, I declare […]

Bring Your Own Book Challenge

This week we challenge you to play a round of Bring Your Own Book with us! Watch the video below as Amanda and Elise play a round of Bring Your Own Book and explain the challenge. Click on the badge image below to complete this week’s video challenge. Our favorite entry will win an Advanced Reader’s […]

Week 1: Winner Announced

Hello Challengers! We had a great first week of Teen Summer Challenge. In this post, we will tell you last week’s winner and give you a roundup of some of our favorite submissions to the Welcome Video Challenge. Winner Announced We loved watching your welcome videos, and it was hard to choose a winner! You are all […]

Thumb Wars Challenge

To build a better world, you need to put your ideas into action! Campaigns like the ones on DoSomething.org are a great way to get started. Thumb Wars is a Do Something campaign to stop texting and driving. Make two thumb socks: one to keep and one to give to your friend. If you wear the thumb socks while […]

Destaque Un Mundo Mejor

Calling all aspiring film-makers! We’re very excited to announce a free opportunity to make movies at the Tacoma Public Library and Lakewood Pierce County Library this summer! Bring a Better World Into Focus / Destaque Un Mundo Mejor is a free four-week intensive film camp for Pierce County youth ages 12-18 who show an interest in film-making and […]

Book Review Challenge

Read anything good recently? Or anything… not so good? We want to hear all about it! That’s why we just released six book review badges that can be completed all summer long. Watch the our Book Review Video Challenge and subscribe to the Teen Summer Challenge YouTube channel: Click on the badge images below to complete book review […]

YouTube Tutorial

Part of this year’s Teen Summer Challenge revolves around making YouTube videos. Don’t know where to start? We’ve made this handy dandy tutorial. Get an account YouTube sign-in is tied to a Google account. Do you have a gmail.com email? Great! You already have a Google account. All you need to do is click on […]

Welcome!

Welcome to Teen Summer Challenge 2017! Teen Summer Challenge is the Pierce County Library’s online summer reading website for teens 13 – 18 years old. Build a Better World This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Our challenges are designed to build a better… library, community, and world! Gain knowledge, practice empathy, and take […]