Teen Services

Teen Reading Challenge

Check out the Teen Reading Challenge Log for information on this annual program.

2015 TRC Log



  • Students in grades 6 – 12 can participate.
  • Keep track of how many minutes you’ve read on this form.
    Total your minutes in the box at the bottom.
  • Turn in this challenge log to your library by October 29th.
  • Prize levels for the Teen Reading Challenge:

250 minutes: Prize and Party Invitation

500 minutes: 50 people will win a $5 gift card

750 minutes: 15 people will win a $10 gift card

1000 minutes: 10 people will win a $15 gift card

Teen Reading Challenge Party

Friday, October 30th


Moline Public Library

3210 41st Street, Moline IL, 61265

You must turn in your log by October 29th for an invitation to the Teen Read Challenge Party.

We’ll have lots of cool things to do, like board games and video games, crafts, plus a chance to win more prizes, so don’t miss it!


Teen Summer Reading Program 2016

Stop by your local branch to sign up today!

Read for 10 hours from May 31st through July 31st.

Earn a prize at the halfway point of 5 hours and when all 10 are completed.

Select readers will win a Visa gift card.

Visit our calendar of events to see events happening at the libraries this summer!

Libraries are for making...Movies! Short film contest

Who can enter?

Quad-City Teens agers 13-19

What do you have to do?

Create a 3-5 minute video. You have three options for the content of your video:

  • Make a celebratory infomercial about our summer reading program. The theme for this year’s program is superheroes.
  • Libraries are for more than just reading so show us how to do or make something in an instructional video.
  • Lastly you can do your own thing as long as the content is appropriate for all ages and the library.

Remember to be creative. Just use your cell phone, your camera, or video camera to capture your imagination! Use your family, friends, pets, or yourself to star in the video. Work alone or with a team of up to 5 people. Be spontaneous or be scripted. Just keep it fun and appropriate for library viewers.


If you need a camera or help editing try calling your local library or school to see if they loan out cameras or if they have the Windows Movie Maker editing program.  You can always use your cell phone or digital camera video modes. Your librarian may even have training available on how to edit your videos.


After the video is edited, please create an account at YouTube so you can upload it. All videos are subject to the YouTube terms of use found at  www.youtube.com/t/terms. After uploading, please return the attached entry form with a hardcopy of your video to your library.


Entries will be judged by area library staff.  We will choose one video as the Librarian’s Choice while  attendees will choose one as the Viewer’s Choice. Both will win $100 cash. Non-monetary awards will be given to other videos.


Please have the videos uploaded to YouTube and a hardcopy supplied to your librarian by Wednesday, March 3rd. Winners will be announced at the screening. Participants give their permission for the videos to be used for promotional purposes.


Participants and their friends can attend the free Premiere Party where we will show all the videos and eat pizza. The premiere will be held at the Putnam Museum on Thursday, March 12th at 6pm.  Like Hollywood movie premieres, be prepared to wear your red carpet clothing and answer questions from the press.

Click below to download the entry form:

Film entry form


Teen Reading Challenge 2014

TRC logo

The 2014 Teen Reading Challenge, sponsored by Quad-Cities Libraries, kicks off on Sunday, September 29th and wraps up on October 18th.  Teens are challenged to read for at least 250 minutes to earn a prize and invite to the TRC party on Friday, October 24th from 6-7:30 p.m.  The party, taking place at Davenport Public Library’s Fairmount branch, will include gaming, snacks, and crafts.  We will also draw names for additional prizes based on how much each teen has read.  (You do NOT need to be present to win.)

50 teens will win a $5 gift card, 15 will win a $10 gift card, and 10 will win a $15 gift card, just for reading!  The more you read, the better your chance of winning.

Stop by your library to pick up a reading log.  Logs are also available at NSJH’s media center.


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