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Fairfield Teens Invited To Take Part In Summer Challenge

The Fairfield Library is kicking off summer with their Teen Summer Challenge.
The Fairfield Library is kicking off summer with their Teen Summer Challenge. Photo Credit: File photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Teen Services Department is celebrating 10 years of summer reading for young people entering sixth grade and up with the Teen Summer Challenge at the Fairfield Public Library.

The challenge is not just about reading, but also about discovering, creating, doing and volunteering. Click here for details and to set up a personal profile. Then start to earn points towards prizes on any activity, as long as it’s written about on the challenge profile page.

For each activity completed, write a short post to earn points. Points can be logged by reading, watching movies, taking a hike, volunteering, creating art and much more. The points earned get raffle tickets toward prizes. The more points earned, the more tickets earned and the more chances to win.

The Summer Challenge Kick-off pizza party will be held on Thursday from 12:45-3:15 p.m. at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road. Bring a beach towel, enjoy a picnic party, learn more about the Summer Challenge and watch the movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Prizes will be raffled off at the annual invitation-only finale party on Monday, Aug. 8 and will include cameras, 3D pens, a vinyl/Mp3 record player, virtual reality devices, gift cards and more. There will also be a weekly raffle for gift cards to local and online stores.

Other scheduled summer events include the Book into Movie Club on Tuesday evenings with screenings of films that have been adapted from books – pizza and snacks included. Wednesdays are service days for volunteer hours. Thursdays are special event days in the afternoons, where librarian will flash back to favorite programs including an egg drop, craft day, lip sync showdown, a cooking day, Rube Goldberg machine making day and more. Friday afternoons will feature Fandom Foundation Films, an extension of the popular Fandoms group. Attendees will watch and discuss classic films that shaped the themes and tropes of movies and shows today.

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