Teen Summer Programs: Tell Your Story 2020
Ten Terrific Teen Tasks

Print a PDF registration form HERE

After you register, we will email you a link to all of the awesome online shows available to you over the summer like, mind control, live escape rooms, and more! You must be registered before completing these ten terrific teen task entries. 

For each at-home task you finish, when you complete the entry form your name will be added to nominal prize drawings. Teenagers that complete all 10 of the tasks will have their names entered 10 additional times into the drawing for a more significant prize. Any questions, call or text Casey at 724-322-6679 or email summerprogram@uniontownlib.org 

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Task #1 – Write your story!

What is your life like as a teenager in Fayette County 2020? We want you to write about it online at https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ (it’s FREE) use the code PVDGJEKN. The writing task begins from June 22- July 22. The person that writes the most each week will be entered into a prize drawing. Only serious writing, on any topic, will be considered as an entry for the drawing. Any genre of writing is acceptable: poems, verse, short or long paragraphs, journal entries, etc. 

All submissions are due July 22, 2020! 

To learn more, sign up for a live zoom interview workshop on June 25th at 2 PM! 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92863453238?pwd=ZGlVVHV6Ylg1bjdyeE5icjdhNm5odz09

Meeting ID: 928 6345 3238
Password: 4GY8yc

Want additional, optional FREE help? Sign up online, Creative Writing, week long course with Varsity Tutors at https://bit.ly/VTCW1 

Bonus Entry: Read a book about writing, libraries, or just a library book and make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address

 

Task #2 – Tell your superhero story!

Invent your own superhero costume! What sort of powers will you have? What will your name be? Use cardboard, paper, and fabric to create your superhero fantasy! You can draw it, build it, talk about it, just make sure we understand how it is a part of your superhero story. The more creative the better! For your entry, please email us your photos, video, scanned drawings, word documents, and more, whatever you used to create your superhero story! 

Submit your entry HERE  by August 15, 2020, at 5 PM! – OR, submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address

Bonus Entry: Read a book about a superhero, make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address

 

Task #3- Invent to help others with their lives or stories! 

All of us use items, machines, gadgets and gizmos to make our lives easier and they are apart of life stories. Your task is to create a new or improved invention using legos, wood, cardboard, recycled materials, etc. You can draw it, build it, talk about it, just make sure we understand what it is and how it can help others’ in their lives with their daily activities or ‘stories.’ For your entry, please email us your photos, video, scanned drawings, word documents, and more, whatever you used to create your invention! 

Bonus Entry: Read a book about machines, gadgets, and gizmos, make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address

Submit your entry HERE  by August 15, 2020, at 5 PM! – OR, submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address

 

Task #4 – Share your visual stories!

Calling all photographers! For your entry, email photos each week, month, or over the summer from 1-100 images of what it is like living through this pandemic. Do you see inspiring stories of hope that you want to share? Empty schools? Vacant parking lots? The Uniontown Public Library reserves the right to share these posts on their social media and website. For every 5 photos submitted, you will be entered into a prize drawing. 

Want additional, optional FREE help? Sign up online, Create Your Own Digital Scrapbook using Adobe InDesign, week long course with Varsity Tutors at https://bit.ly/VTDPJ20 

Bonus Entry: Read a book of photography, make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address.

Submit your entry HERE  by August 15, 2020, at 5 PM! – OR, submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address 

Task #5 – Share your video stories!

Interview a parent, sibling, friend, or someone special in your life to document their experience living during this pandemic. Some ideas for questions are: “what did you miss most now that you are confined to your home?” and “what everyday activities or tasks became either highlights or challenges, and why?” Afterward, try switching roles and become the subject yourself!

Want additional, optional FREE help? Sign up online, Video Editing 101: Learning the Basics of iMovie, week long course with Varsity Tutors at https://bit.ly/VTUPLV20 

Bonus Entry: Read a book based on a movie or video, make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address

Submit your entry HERE  by August 15, 2020, at 5 PM! – OR, submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address 

Task #6 – Help tell Uniontown Public Library’s story!

Help the library tell our story to entice more teens to come and join us by designing a bookmark! What are your favorite things about the Library, and how will you communicate that in a bookmark? Once you’ve created your masterpiece, email it to us to be entered into a prize drawing. We will share the library staff favorites on our social media page and website and have a public vote for their favorite. The winning bookmark will be printed to give them away at the Library! Thanks for helping us share our story! 

Bonus Entry: Read a book about reading, libraries, or just a library book and make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address

Submit your entry HERE  by August 15, 2020, at 5 PM – OR, submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address 

To learn more, sign up for a live brief zoom interview workshop on July 6 at 1 PM! 

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 958 0190 7857
Password: 9HwFEB

Task #7 –  Write your opinion about others’ stories!

Over the summer, write and email your book reviews to us. For each review using the guidelines below, your name will be entered into a prize drawing. 

Want additional, optional FREE help? Sign up online, Creative Writing, week long course with Varsity Tutors at https://bit.ly/VTCW1 

Guidelines for the review include: 

Summary: 1st and 2nd paragraphs- Write about the setting, (where the story takes place, usually time and place.) Introduce the main character or characters in the story. ex. What are the character’s qualities, names, etc? Discuss the conflict, events, etc. that take place.

Opinion: Write about why you liked or disliked the book. Give details, was the book confusing? Was it too easy? Was it predictable/believable? Did you like the ending? What was your favorite part? What connections did you make with your life or other books? Talk about the author’s style of writing and give examples from the book.

Recommendation: Explain whether you would recommend this book to another student or not? Rate the book from 1 to 10 and give examples of why you picked this rating. Examples should include quotes from the book

Bonus Entry: Read a book about reading, libraries, or just a library book and make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address

Submit your entry HERE  by August 15, 2020, at 5 PM! – OR, submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address 

To learn more, sign up for a live brief zoom book review workshop on July 2 at 2 PM! 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98929394937?pwd=Z0lZcmh3Tk9nWnNIT2gvSkFPTGQvUT09
Meeting ID: 989 2939 4937
Password: 3hStyf

Task #8 – Share with us your opinion of the escape stories!

Explore these virtual digital escape room stories! What are your favorite things about each of the escape rooms you tried? Did you have trouble escaping some of them? For every brief summary and review of each escape room emailed to us, your name will be entered into a prize drawing. Good luck escaping! 

Bonus Entry: Read a book about an escape and make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address 

Submit your entry HERE  by August 15, 2020, at 5 PM! – OR, submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address 

For more escape rooms to enjoy, visit… https://www.vandergriftpubliclibrary.org/online-resources/virtual-escape-rooms/

Interested in more FREE online summer camps for teens, visit this website – https://bit.ly/VTUPLS 

Task # 9 – Share how reading feeds your soul!

Eat a meal inspired by a book – Snap a picture of yourself for our social media and upload it HERE  by August 15, 2020, at 5 PM! – OR, submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address 

Bonus Entry: Read or explore your favorite cookbook and make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address=

Task #10 – Share how reading is for everyone!

Read a book to someone or something else because reading is for everyone. Snap a picture of you reading to a pet, toy or plant for our social media and upload it through HERE  by August 15, 2020, at 5 PM! – OR, submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address 

Bonus Entry: Read a book about reading, libraries, or just a library book and make sure to log it online! OR, download a reading log and submit your entry through the library book drop in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address.