Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, August 20
Teens: Grades 6-12
Teens who register for Summer Reading earn a spin on our virtual prize wheel for a FREE GIFT! You have to come into the library to redeem this prize.
Log reading, write book reviews, attend programs, and complete missions for a chance to win one of our grand prizes!
Registration opens on Saturday, June 24. Check back later for the link to register and log your summer reading.
Who can participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program?
Cherry Hill teens in grades 6-12 with a Cherry Hill Public Library card can register for our Summer Reading Program. Starting Saturday, June 24 you can register for the program at chplnj.readsquared.com.
What if I don’t have a library card?
If you don’t have your own Cherry Hill Library Card, you can use a family member’s card to register for Summer Reading. If you live in Cherry Hill and/or attend a school located in Cherry Hill, you are eligible to sign up for a free library card. Teens under 14 years old must have a parent co-sign their application. Visit our “Get a Library Card” Page to find out more.
How does the program work?
From Saturday, June 24 through Sunday, August 20, participants can complete various activities to earn points which can be spent on raffle tickets for one of our grand prizes. Below are all the ways points can be earned:
- Log minutes spent reading
- Write book reviews (reviews are moderated weekly and only thoughtful reviews will be accepted. Basic rules of grammar and syntax apply).
- Log event codes from teen programs
- Complete fun missions through ReadSquared!
What kind of books can I read?
You can read whatever you’d like! Since you’re logging minutes, any time spent reading counts. So all the time you spend reading books, listening to audiobooks, and even reading magazines and webtoons count!
I participated in summer reading at CHPL last year. Can I use the same Readsquared account?
You sure can! If you remember your login, you can sign into Readsquared and enroll in the Teen Summer Reading Program. If you forgot your password, you can recover it here. If you’re still having trouble, email us at email@example.com.
But I have more questions!
Ok, ok! Just email our Teen Department at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our teen staff members will get back to you.
Registration Prize – Teens will win one of the following prizes for signing up:
- Free Book
- Pop-It Fidget Toy
- $5 Gift Card to Wawa, Dunkin Donuts, or Starbucks
- Mystery Prize
You must come into the library to spin a virtual wheel and redeem your free gift.
Grand Prizes – 1 winner each; winners will be selected on Monday, August 21:
- $100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
- $100 Target Gift Card
- JBL Flip Speaker
- Airpods (3rd Generation)
- FitBit Activity Tracker
Prizes for our Teen Summer Reading Program are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library!
If you attend any of our teen programs this summer, you’ll get a secret code that you can log for bonus points! Visit our Library Events Calendar for all of our library programming.
Teen Jeopardy: Pride Month
Tuesday, June 27
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
In honor of Pride Month, we will be testing participants’ knowledge of LGBTQ+ culture, celebrities, history, and more. Individual registration is required and teams will be formed during the event. For Grades 6-12.
CHPL Teens on Twitch
Thursdays July 6 – July 27
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Follow us at https://www.twitch.tv/chplteens
CHPL Teens on Twitch is back for July! Tune into our cozy (and sometimes chaotic) livestream hosted by teen librarian Melissa. Join us between 6-9pm EST every Thursday using this link: https://www.twitch.tv/chplteens.
Teen Crafternoon: Pressed Flower Lanterns
Friday, July 7
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Transform a simple glass jar into a beautiful pressed flower lantern. Supplies are limited and individual registration is required. For Grades 6-12.
Friday, July 14
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Meet us outside in Friendship Grove to play kickball! For Grades 6-12. Weather permitting.
Make sure you wear your sunscreen and bug spray! Teams will be formed at the event.
Monday, July 17
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Come shout about K-Pop with us! Watch your favorite MVs, trade or show off your merch, and check out the library’s K-Pop collection. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required. For Grades 6-12.
Wednesday, July 19
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meet us under the tent in the library’s backyard to paint kindness rocks! Painted rocks will decorate Friendship Grove. Dress for some mess. Individual registration is required. For Grades 6-12. Weather permitting. For Grades 6-12.
Crafter Hours: Teen Blacklight Posters
Wednesday, July 26
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Use neon paint pens to color in fuzzy retro mini posters to a soundtrack of late 60’s music. We will have a blacklight on hand to test out your color choices! For Grades 6-12. Craft Room, Upper Level.
Beginner Ukulele for Teens
Tuesday, August 1
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Come learn how to play the ukulele with Melanie Mijares, a certified music teacher! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the library, courtesy of Ohana Ukuleles. For Grades 6-12.
Teen Murder Mystery: I Know What You Did Last Summer
Friday, August 1
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
There’s been a murder at the library and it’s up to you to solve the mystery. This program is during the library’s closure. All attendees must be registered and arrive before 5 p.m. to participate. For Grades 6-12.
Drop-In Craft: Friendship Bracelets
Saturday, August 12
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Stop by the Craft Room and make Friendship Bracelets with us! Embroidery floss will be provided and volunteers will help you get started if you are new to making friendship bracelets. For Grades 6-12.
CHPL has LIMITED copies of the assigned summer reading books for Cherry Hill Public School students entering grades 6-12. Students may borrow their assigned summer reading book from CHPL with the following policies:
- Summer Reading books have a lending period of 3 weeks (21) days.
- These books can only be renewed IF there are no waiting lists.
- Overdue Summer Reading books accrue late fees of $0.15 per day.
- CHPL is not responsible for your assignment. We only offer copies of your books to borrow.
Follow the links below to place your summer reading books on hold with your library card:
- 6th Grade Summer Reading
- 7th Grade Summer Reading
- 8th Grade Summer Reading
- High School Summer Reading (include Honors/AP English titles)
Available copies of the Summer Reading books can be found on a cart in the Teen Space on the Upper Level of the Library.