My co-worker and I picked the best 20 books of 2013 and made these books as the focus for the Summer Reading Challenge and Kick off Party.
47 teens; $125
We had 7 themed tables
We had a “Selection” photo booth
We showed trailers of all 20 books
Speed Dating with Books
In honor of The Maze Runner, we turned the library into a maze.
We used the stacks for the maze and teams had four challenges within the maze. The team who completed the maze with the fastest time, won.
1. Kill the Grievers-I drew a horrible picture of a stick figure dog on the windows and they had to kill them with a Nerf suction dart gun.
2. Human Pyramid
3. Trivia based on the Maze Runner movie trailer. We showed it after the book trailers. I had a phrase spelled out as they laid parchment paper on top of each other. They had to answer the trivia correctly in order to get the phrase correctly. I got it the idea from the book and if you really want to know how I did it, leave a comment.
In honor of TFIOS. we had a donation jar for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. We raised $50!
Teens accumulated points by inviting friends to the party, posting pics on social media, winning the maze run, best photobooth pic, donating money to the Make a Wish Foundation, and joining our Summer Reading Challenge Goodreads page. They used points to win prizes. Prizes consisted of books from the best of 2013 list.