Teen Featured Programs

“Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships”

Virtual Gaming Club


Virtual Gaming Club
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Virtual Escape: Zoo Breakout


Virtual Escape: Zoo Breakout
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MiLibraryQuest logo with koalas, an open book, #MiLibraryQuest2021


Michigan Library Quest Summer 2021
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Tween/Teen Summer Reading Challenge


Tween/Teen Summer Reading Challenge
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Virtual DnD One Shot Adventure


Virtual DnD One Shot Adventure
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Six-Word Short Story Contest


Six-Word Short Story Contest
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Virtual Gaming Club

Tuesdays, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10 & 8/24, 5-6pm, For Grades 6-12, Online: Pontiac teens are welcome to sign up to play a virtual game with their friends and the Teen Services Librarian. All games will be free access on mobile or PC like Among Us, Jackbox, Roblox, and more. This is a club that meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and will make use of a new Pontiac Public Library Discord Page for teens to utilize. Register in advance and we will send you the Discord information.

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Virtual Escape: Zoo Breakout

June 1st through June 30th: All ages are welcome to play the Library’s newest virtual escape room: Zoo Breakout. Puzzles are geared towards middle school aged students, so younger participants may need to work with others to solve puzzles. In this scenario you are an animal held in the zoo. After all the people and workers leave for the night you put your plan into motion to break yourself and all the other animals out. Will you manage your daring escape or will you get caught? Register in advance to receive a direct link to the escape room.

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Michigan Library Quest Summer 2021

MiLibraryQuest logo with koalas, an open book, #MiLibraryQuest2021Quest: You find an animal with a black coat and yellow stripes.

06/01-07/31: Middle and high school students who enter and complete this digital library quest by submitting their completed entry into the contest will be entered into a drawing for a fantastic prize. Click on the picture to go to the Michigan Library Quest web site for more information. You can also find out more by contacting the Teen Services Librarian, Josh, by email at jcampeau@tln.lib.mi.us or phone at 248-630-3142.

 

Tween/Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Grades 6-12: Tweens and teens, sign up for our summer reading program to win prizes just for reading. The program is entirely accessible online, just register on Beanstack or download the Beanstack Tracker app for your phone. You can start recording your reading on Saturday, June 19th until the end of the day on Saturday, August 14th. The drawing for our grand prize will occur in the following week. Ask our Teen Librarian, Josh, about prizes you can win.

Middle and high school students, we challenge you to read for at least six hours this summer. You will earn prizes for every hour you read and if you read for at least six hours you will be entered into the raffle drawing for one of our grand prizes.

If you participate in optional challenges like writing a review of what you've read, or signing up to participate in one of our summer programs then you can earn extra tickets for the raffle drawings. You can earn up to three extra tickets from writing reviews and up to two extra tickets for participating in different programs. That's five extra chances to win!

Make sure you log all of your reading between June 19th and August 14th to qualify. After 11:59pm on August 14th you won't be able to log anything new. The raffle prize drawings will take place the following week and winners will be contacted to come get their prizes.

Participation is limited to Pontiac, MI residents. Prizes won by participants outside the city of Pontiac, MI will be given to local participants.

Participation is limited to Pontiac, MI residents. Prizes won by participants outside the city of Pontiac, MI will be given to local participants.

Please, register on Beanstack on or after June 19th.

Beanstack

 

 

Virtual DnD One Shot Adventure

Saturdays, 06/19, 07/31, 08/28, 2-4pm, Grades 6-12: Middle and high school students can escape to a fantasy adventure in one of our one-shot sessions for Dungeons and Dragons. These one-shot adventures will be a taste of DnD in a one-session campaign with a lot of pre-generated elements to speed up game play. Spaces are limited. Register in advance in order to guarantee a spot.

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6-word Story Contest

July 1st through July 31st: Middle and high school students are invited to participate in the Pontiac Public Library’s 6-word story contest. What kind of creative tale can you create using just 6 words? Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entrants. Email your name, grade, school, and the 6-word entry to jcampeau@tln.lib.mi.us by 5pm on July 31 to qualify. This contest draws from the legendary tale of Ernest Hemingway, who allegedly won a bet in the 1920s by writing a six-word novel: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”