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.

Click here to register from home or while at Mead. 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 26, will get a bag of goodies and a $10 gift certificate! Last day to join is Aug. 10.

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. 17.

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 Tuesday, June 16, 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.

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 15- Aug. 12, 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.



Movie Schedule!

Tuesday Movie Madness!
June 23:    “Into the Storm” PG-13 89 min.
June 30:     “Unbroken” PG-13 137 min.
July 7:    11 am, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” PG-13 169 min.; 2 pm, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” PG-13 161 min.
July 14:    “The Maze Runner” PG-13 113 min.
July 21:    11 am, “The Woman in Black” PG-13 95 min.; 2 pm “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” PG-13 98 min.
July 28:    “Into the Woods” PG 125 min.
Aug. 4:     “Interstellar” PG-13 169 min.
Aug. 11:     11 am “Divergent” PG-13 139 min.; 2 pm “Insurgent” PG-13 119 min.

Super Flicks on Wednesday!
June 10:    “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” PG-13 103 min.
June 17:    “X-Men: Days of Future Past” PG-13 131 min.
June 24:    “Guardians of the Galaxy” PG-13 121 min.
July 1:    “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, PG-13 136 min.
July 8:    “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” PG-13 144 min.
July 15:    “The Amazing Spider-man 2” PG-13 142 min.
July 29:    “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” PG-13 112 min.
Aug. 12:    “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1” PG-13 123 min.

Friday Retro  Film Fest!
June 12:    “Poltergeist” PG 114 min.
June 19:    “Back to the Future Part II” PG 108 min.
June 26:    “The Goonies” PG 114 min.
July 10:    “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” PG-13 178 min.
July 17:    “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” PG-13 179 min.
July 24:    1:30 pm, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” PG-13 201 min.
July 31:    “Gremlins” PG 106 min.
Aug. 7:    “The Birds” NR 119 min.
Aug. 14:    “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” PG 91min.

Unless otherwise indicated, movies start at 2 pm in the Maas Teen Learning Center. For grades 6-12. Free snacks and soda. Bring comfy seating, if you’d like.

Gaming on Thursdays

June 11 –     Mario Kart Wii Tourney
June 25 –     Wii Bowling Tourney
July 2 –     Open Wii Gaming
July 9 –     Super Smash Bros. Tourney
July 23 –     Gaming with The GameBoard
July 30 –     Mario Party Wii
Aug. 13 –     “You Don’t Know Jack” Trivia Tourney

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


Arduino and Hour of Code

Thursday, June 18;
Thursday, July 16;
Thursday, Aug. 6;
2 pm start time.
Learn to code or use an Arduino, an open-source electronics platform, to make interactive projects.


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 10th year. We also thank:
Cousins Subs
Culver’s Restaurant
Friends of Mead Public Library
The GameBoard LLC
Mead Public Library Foundation
Pizza Hut
Wolf’s Cycling and Fitness