ACUITY Cool Picks for Teens






If you are a student entering grades 6-12 next fall, you are invited to join the ACUITY Cool Picks Summer Reading Program @ Mead Public Library. It’s 100 percent free! All you need to do is read. The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win one of our great prizes.

Register here. You must have a library card to join. Sign up or renew your card at any service desk @ the library. The first 75 teens to sign up after school @ the library on Tuesday, May 27, will get a bag of goodies and a $10 gift certificate! Last day to join is Aug. 4.

Once you have read a book, log on to your Cool Picks page and fill out a report form with a few sentences about the book. It’s that simple. Every report you turn in gets your name put into the prize drawing of your choice. Prizes include gift cards, books, DVDs, cameras, and much more! Last day to turn in reports is Aug. 15.

Want a chance to win one of our Grand Prizes? For every five reports you turn in, your name is entered to win the Grand Prize you selected at registration. Turn in 50 books over the course of the summer to have your named entered 10 times! Grand Prizes include an Xbox One, a PS4, a brand new bike, a Kindle Fire HD, an LCD HDTV, and an iPod Touch.

Kick-off Carnival!

Join us at ACUITY headquarters for a kick-off carnival on Wednesday, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your library card and join ACUITY Cool Picks, play giant versions of some of your favorite games or try the Wii on the big screen, and learn some awesome new board games with The GameBoard.
Enjoy free soda, walking tacos, and ice cream. Enter a drawing to take home one of 20 gift cards, or our grand prize, an iPod nano!
Carnival volunteers are needed! Talk to Matt in the Maas Teen Learning Center for more info.

Need a ride to Mead?

Do you ever take the bus to get to Mead Library? ACUITY Cool Picks participants are eligible for 12 bus passes to ride the Shoreline Metro bus for free (6 round trips), courtesy of the Friends of Mead Public Library. Parental permission forms are required before you can collect bus passes, valid May 27 to Aug. 22.

Teen Library Survey

Teens registered for ACUITY Cool Picks will receive a coupon for a free frozen custard at Culver’s and be given a quick survey asking for your input on future programs and services for teens at Mead. Please fill out the survey and leave your contact information for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Don’t forget to stop in and pick up your Culver’s coupon and survey if you’ve registered online!

Volunteers Needed!

Looking for volunteer hours for a service organization at school or for a scholarship? Look no further than Mead Public Library. We need your help all summer to keep our shelves in order. Volunteer up to three times a week, June 16- Aug. 22, for one hour each time and for every hour you work we’ll give you a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Volunteers must be 14 and have a parental waiver on file at Mead Library. Forms are available in the 3rd floor Maas Teen Learning Center. Apply by June 13.  

Monday Movie Madness!

We can't publish the titles of our movies because of licensing restrictions, but we can give you the dates. Movies begin at 2 p.m. unless it's listed as a Double feature. On Double feature day, the first movie starts at 11 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m. Call 459-3400, ext. 3440, for movie titles or pick up a flyer at the library.

Movies dates are:
Mondays: June 16 Double feature, June 23, June 30 Double feature, July 7, July 14 Double feature, July 21, July 28 Double feature, Aug. 4, Aug. 11 Double feature.
Wednesdays:  June 11, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 30, Aug. 6.
Fridays (scifi retro flicks): June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15.

Gaming on Thursdays

June 12:    Mario Kart Wii Tourney
June 19:    Open Wii Gaming
June 26:    Wii Bowling Tourney
July 10:     Wii Super Smash Bros. Tourney
July 17:     Board games with The GameBoard
July 24:     You Don’t Know Jack Wii Trivia Contest
July 31:     Open Wii Gaming
Aug. 7:      Arduino Robot Races

Gaming starts at 2 pm in the Maas Teen Learning Center. For grades 6-12. Prizes to the top three tourney winners.


Thanks to our Sponsors

All Cool Picks activities are free. Thanks to the ACUITY Charitable Foundation
for its generous support as the major sponsor of Cool Picks for the ninth year. We also thank:
Cousins Subs
Culver’s Restaurant
Friends of Mead Public Library
The GameBoard LLC
Mead Public Library Foundation
Piggly Wiggly
Pizza Hut
Shoreline Metro
Wolf’s Cycling and Fitness