Library launches teen reading program

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May 24—HIGH POINT — The High Point Public Library will host several virtual events this summer for the Teen Summer Reading Program.

Events include:

—Teen Summer Reading: Begins June 7 at 9 a.m. Teens are encouraged to read all summer long, and those who read enough will receive free books of their choice at the end of summer. Top reader and a random reader will receive grand prizes.

—Live Cam Tuesdays: Every Tuesday from June 15 to Aug. 10 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Facebook page will share live cams of animals from around the world, provided by Explore.org.

—Screen to Screen Film Class: Every Thursday from June 17 to July 29 at noon. In this virtual class, teens will learn how to write, film and edit a short film all from their phones. Each week will feature a different topic in the film process, from developing your idea to editing. Registration is required and already open on the

library's website and the Facebook page.

—Crafty Teens: Fridays, June 18, July 16 and July 30. Teens will be making crafts at home, such as homemade soap, yarn curtains, and Harry Potter-themed crafts. Supplies will be available for pickup at the library the Monday before at the third-floor desk. Supplies are limited, so pick up early.

—Random Object Art Contest: Launches July 2. Teens will make an animal sculpture using various items from around their house, whether those animals are real or created. Photographic submissions are due by Aug. 1, with voting beginning Aug. 2. Winners will be announced Aug. 11.

—Greensboro Science Center "Meet the Animals": July 12 at 2 p.m. Representatives of the Greensboro Science Center will show off their animals during this Zoom program.

—Harry Potter Escape Room: July 26 at noon. Take part in a virtual Harry Potter Escape Room.

—Screen to Screen Film Festival: Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m., at the High Point Museum. After the final class, all teens who made a short film can view the finished films with their friends and family.

All events are free and open to teens ages 13-18. Registration is

required where indicated. Teens (ages 13-18) may register beginning June 7.

The links to every event, as well as the summer reading book program, will be on the website and on the High Point Public Library Teen Garage Facebook page.

More information can be found on the library's website and on the Teen Garage Facebook page.