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For many teen readers, their local public library is the only space offering free access to age-appropriate programs, resources, and expertise in their community. The need for these offerings is present all year; it is vital libraries to include teenage content in summer reading programs.

Benefits of a teen summer reading program include:

- Having high levels of literacy are needed for higher education and future employment

- Most standardized tests that teenagers will take include a reading comprehension portion.

- Many teenagers find enjoyment in reading

Select any of the documents below to access the SFPL Teen summer reading printable activity sheets or pick up your copies at Spanish Fort Public Library*

*please check online for library open hours

How to Participate in SFPL Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading 2022:

1) Print out or come by the library and pick up your materials.

2) Use your Summer Inspiration List as a boredom buster. Follow the directions on the back to earn your Summer Reading Reward tickets.

3) Participate in other activities, programs, and events at SFPL to earn more tickets!

4) Have fun by tracking your reading time in JUNE & JULY with the Turtle Time tracker. Shade in a section for every 15 minutes you get to spend reading something you enjoy!

6) Turn in your Turtle Time Tracker by July 30, 2022 to earn a bonus ticket.

Spanish Fort Public Library will accept Summer Reading submission materials until 12:30pm, Saturday, July 30, 2022.



Sign up for a Thursday S.T.E.A.M. craft program

Registration is required to attend Thursday S.T.E.A.M. programs. Check the Events & Registration page for the registration links for each individual activity.

Thursday S.T.E.A.M. Program JUNE 2022 schedule
Thursday S.T.E.A.M. Program JULY 2022 schedule
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Complete any of the online activities on this page to earn a BONUS Summer Reading Reward Ticket!

Once you have completed the activity, just ask a staff person for your ticket next time you're at SFPL.

What IS a game?

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Two separate studies released in 2009 found proven psychological benefits to playing the game Tetris.

- January 2009 study reported that playing Tetris could reduce the impact of viewing traumatic scenes, perhaps because the game disrupts retention of painful memories. That makes it a promising treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is such an effective distraction that it can help reduce cravings in dieters and addicts seeking to kick the habit.

- September 2009 results found that that one's brain activity becomes more efficient the longer one plays Tetris. The more proficient a player becomes, the less glucose the brain consumes for energy to fuel cognition.

Imagine what you could be...

Once you’ve thought about the subjects and activities you like best, the next step is to look for careers that put those interests to use.

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Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to search by a variety of filters. You can even select the current lists of "Highest Paying", or "Fastest Growing" jobs.

Get the app for Android or IOS

Alabama Works Interactive Career Guide app link

Summer jobs, internships, and volunteering experiences give teens a leg up on their peers.

Your search is about more than earning some extra credits or extra cash – it could give you the competitive edge you need to get more and better jobs in the future. Prospective employers and college admissions like applications that show concrete evidence of a will to work, self-discipline, and community service.

3 ways to make your internship or summer job CHANGE YOUR LIFE!