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    June 7 - August 3, 2014

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    Join the Teen Summer Reading Challenge!  Earn prizes, have fun, get involved, challenge yourself.  Get books, win raffles!  One lucky winner will win an iPad mini!   

    Teens entering grades 7 – 12 (roughly ages 12-18) are eligible.  Register online at http://pasadenasr.evanced.info/homepage.asp?ProgramID=2 

    How to Play

    1. Register for the Summer Reading Challenge online: http://pasadenasr.evanced.info/ 
    2. Keep track of which activities you’ve completed. You do not need to go in the game board order.
    3. Earn raffle tickets for each activity you complete for the weekly raffle drawings.
    4. For every 5 activities you complete this summer, get a book to take home (maximum of 5 per participant).
    5. For every 5 activities, you also get an entry into the grand prize drawing (maximum of 5 entries per participant). From this pool of entries, one lucky winner will win an iPad mini.
    6. You must enter in your activities on your online account to qualify for raffles.


    1. No double counting! (one activity or book per box)
    2. Only reading the whole book counts
    3. You may submit your activities to claim your raffle entries at any time in your online account from June 7-August 3. Remember that we have drawings weekly.
    4. Only activities completed between June 7-August 3, 2014 count

    Useful Links

    • Instructions on how to use your online Summer Reading account (Sign up, log acitivities and books)
    • Instructions on how to submit a book review 
    • Instructions on how to enter in the One Direction Letter Contest 
      • Here’s your chance to see One Direction live in Pasadena! Write an original letter (300 words max) to convince the band or a band member to read your favorite book. To enter, submit your letter electronically under Reviews in your Teen Summer Reading online account. Click here for instructions.  Questions? Call (626) 744-4246. The winner will receive two free tickets to the One Direction: Where We Are Tour concert on September 12, 2014 at the Rose Bowl. Selected entries may be sent to One Direction and/or posted on the Pasadena Public Library’s websites and social media. All letters will be given due credit when posted. Deadline:  August 3, 2014. Contest open to teens entering grades 7-12 only. Tickets donated by the Rose Bowl Operating Company 

    • Instructions on how to enter the Book Festival renaming contest 
      • “Pasadena Teen Book Festival” is a really long title. Help us rename it! We need something that reflects Pasadena and expresses how much we love books and authors. First place wins a $50 Vroman’s Bookstore gift card. Send your entries to Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net. Questions? Call (626) 744-4246.  Deadline:  August 3, 2014. Contest is open to all ages. 
    • Download the Summer Reading Challenge brochure 
    • Teen Survey
    • Click here for the Teen Booklist suggestions 
    • Check out our Summer Teen Events 
    • Not a teen?  Check out the Children's program or the Adult program 
    • Download the game board here or you can pick one up at any Pasadena Public Library.  Below is an example:


    Teen SRC 2014 Game Board