Summer Reading 2015
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Welcome to the Marin County Free Library Summer Reading Program!

   Teen Summer Reading 2015   
Read, Explore, Win Prizes!

Sign up for this year's online teen summer reading program, and post about the books you're reading or the adventures you're having this summer. Did you read a great book (or a terrible one)? Attend a library program? Did you go to the fair, a concert, camp? Learn something new at a museum or see something amazing in one of our state or national parks?

Each post is entered into a weekly branch raffle, as well as the raffles for the branch and county-wide grand prizes.

Just for signing up, choose one free book at your branch (while supplies last).

Click the "Sign Me Up!" button above to register. Once you're logged in, click the "Submit Post" button at the bottom of the page to get started.

2015 branch grand prizes: $50 Visa gift cards!

2015 county-wide grand prize: an iPad mini!



To comment on a post or to rate it, click the "View All Posts" button below. You'll find a text search on that page to help locate specific posts.



Posts
Title of Book or Name of Activity
Creative Writing
3 Sentences
Today in school, I wrote a story. It was inspired by Greek myths that I had previously studied. My story was about a brave hero defeating a horrible monster.
Best/Worst Thing
Worst thing: I'm not very good at writing, so I had trouble coming up with a plot.
Best thing: I received an A+ from my teacher.
Rating
Title of Book or Name of Activity
Seeing Inside Out in Theaters
3 Sentences
I went to see Inside Out yesterday. Though it wasn't as great as the glowing reviews Rotten Tomatoes gave it, it was still a cute movie. The animation was pretty good, but nothing really special. I liked the overall vision of the workings in people's heads- I think Pixar made so that a the world of a kid's head was what kids would imagine to be going on in their heads. Though parts of it were a little goofy, I liked the metaphor of the mind being a machine that tiny little people are controlling. I think it's very interesting to see the mind as a machine. There were some funny jokes, such as when we see the workings of the minds of the protagonist's parents and there's some jokes about stereotypes of men and women (the people in the father's head are watching football, etc.) Overall, I thought this was a cute movie- but I think there could have been more focus on the protagonist herself and not having the people in her head be the main plot.
Best/Worst Thing
Best: I liked some of the cute jokes, especially at the end of the film.
Worst: Of course the film was goofy overall, but some of it just felt goofy to the point where it was cheesy.
Rating
Title of Book or Name of Activity
The World Festtival
3 Sentences
The World Festival is a really fun and family friendly concert. Most of the music is pretty good, it's very diverse. They have really good food.
Best/Worst Thing
I got a henna tattoo but the wait was a few hours.
Rating