Teen Summer Reading Club


For teens ages 12 - 18
Tuesday, May 30 - Sunday, August 13



Sign Up!

It's Allen Public Library's 50th birthday!  Celebrate with us this summer! Come to the library, get a reading log, and read your way toward some cool prizes. You can pick up a reading log starting May 30. You can turn in your finished log starting June 19.
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This year you get the chance to choose your challenge! Choose to read 25 books or for 25 hours. Once you have chosen your challenge, you can begin. You can listen or read any books you want! The last day to turn in your reading log is August 13. Need help choosing a book to read?  Check out our Teen Reads book list page.

Important Dates


May 30: Summer Reading Club starts and log is available for download or pick up
June 19: First day prizes will be available
June 30: Teen Anime Con! (registration required)
August 13: Last day to turn in your log and pick up prizes

Don't forget about our free programs all summer long!

Can't pick up a log?


You can download a copy and print it at home. Remember, you can only turn in one reading log for the summer! All reading logs are due by August 13.

APL 50th Birthday Bookmark Contest!


Celebrate Allen Public Library’s 50th Anniversary by creating a bookmark that shows why you love your library! One winner will be selected from each of the following categories: ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-18, and adult. Winning entries will be professionally printed and promoted within the Library. Winners will be announced in October 2017.

For more details and contest rules, see the contest submission form online or at the Library. Bookmark Contest starts June 1 and ends July 31.



Prizes! Or what do I get when I finish my Summer Reading Log?

Prizes will be given out starting June 19 (while supplies last). Turn in your reading logs anytime before August 13 to receive a free book, small prize, and entry into a Prize Pack drawing of your choice.

How do the Prize Packs work?

When you finish and turn in your reading log you get to enter yourself into a Prize Pack drawing of your choice. To do this, circle the Prize Pack of your choice on the back of your log. If you don't select one, you will not be entered into a drawing!

What are the Prize Packs I can enter to win?


You can try to win a Prize Pack with one of the following themes:
  • Anime Addict
  • Beach Reads
  • Fantastic Fantasy
  • Gaming Nerd
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Snack Attack
  • Space Heroes
  • Thrill Ride
Check out our Prize Pack pictures below, download Prize Pack details, or visit the Library gallery to see the Prize Packs on display in May, June and July! Winners will be contacted by August 25.
Did you know that all ages can participate in Summer Reading Clubs?