Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to participate in the Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading Challenge where teens can earn prizes by reading and completing a variety of activities.

What is the Teen Summer Reading Challenge?

The Teen Summer Reading Challenge is an eight-week program that encourages teens to read and/or complete activities. To register for the Teen Summer Reading Program:

  • Teens must be 12-18 years old

How to sign up and report my reading and activities for the Teen Summer Reading Program

How do I earn prizes?

  • Log 12 hours of a reading to earn a free book
  • Log and complete five activities for a chance to win a gaming keyboard and mouse set

Do I have to read just books or can I read other things?

  • Books, eBooks, comic books, manga, SAT Guides, newspapers, magazines, etc. 

Can I check out items from the library?

Where do I pick up my prizes?

  • Participants can pick up their prizes by calling the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path Teen Summer Reading Program

June/July Programs

D&D at the Library

June 18 & 25 at 2 p.m. in the Friends Room

Novices and veterans are invited to join the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library’s new Dungeon Master for a thrilling afternoon of Dungeons and Dragons! Whether you are a spell casting wizard, a smiting paladin, or thieving rogue, teens will learn the basics of the greatest role-playing game ever made. Refreshments will be provided.

DIY Back to School Book  Bags

July 15 at 3 p.m. in the Friends Room 

t’s almost time for back to school! Teens are invited to make a personalized book bag! Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Junior Friends Meetings

July 14 & 28 at 4 p.m. in the Young Adult Area

The Junior Friends is a teen volunteer club with leadership opportunities in conjunction with the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. To join, visit the the following website.

The 2022 Read Beyond the Beaten Path Teen Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored the Friends of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. To learn more about the Friends of the Library, or to join, click here.