Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade)

Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Battle of the Books: Realistic Fiction/Comedy

Teen Think Tank

Welcome to week five of Summer Reading. Be sure to track your reading to earn prizes! Are You Ready??? It's time for Jacksonville Public Library's second annual Battle of the Books! Battle of the Books is an exciting competition in which you read books across four categories as they compete to be the best. During each program in June and July, two books will compete from one category – nonfiction, realistic fiction/comedy, sci-fi/fantasy, and graphic novels. Teens will compete in Kahoot trivia challenges on the books and debate which book is the winner. In early August, a finale program will crown the winner and celebrate all of the summer’s books.

Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Collaboration

Tails & Tales Teen Think Tank

Welcome to week four of Summer Reading. Be sure to track your reading to earn prizes! Let me ask you a question- do you remember the show Wonder Pets® on Nick Jr.? It's about three classroom pets with very different personalities—Linny the guinea pig, Tuck the turtle, and Ming-Ming the duckling, who use teamwork to help animals in need. I bring this up because someday you'll find yourself in a situation working with people with very different personalities—and just like Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming, you'll figure out how to solve your problem with teamwork and collaboration. Need some inspiration? Check out this little diddy- "What's Gonna Work, Teamwork!"


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