Beneath the Surface

June 15 – August 24

Teen Summer Reading goes online! To get started with this year’s program, register for an account with the Summer Reader website.

fish Once you set up your account, track the time you spend reading. When you’ve logged your third hour, the website will let you know you’ve earned your first prize—your choice of a free book and some great treat coupons from your library.

fishWhen you pick up these items, you can also grab a Bingo card that encourages you to try new things and have some fun experiences over the summer, as well as continue to read and track your hours online.

For every three hours of reading you record, your name is automatically entered into the grand prize drawing (no paper coupons this year).

Each branch of DPL is giving away a Google Nexus Tablet (valued at $200) to a lucky teen winner.

Full Event Guide (PDF)


Teen Lock-In
Join your friends for a night of games, food and fun—all held in the library after-hours. Ages 12 years and up; parent/guardian permission slips required at entrance of event.
June 14 • 7–11 pm
Downtown Bend Library

Time Capsule
What message would you give your future self? Make a time capsule to keep. What will your adult self think of the things that were important to you as a teen?
June 19 • 2:30 pm
Redmond Library

July 17 • 2:30 pm
East Bend Library

July 25 • 2:30 pm
Downtown Bend Library

Express Yourself
Writing and Video Journal Making
Create and record with pop-ups, glitter pens, collage and more. Decorate paper journals and write about your summer adventures. Record a thrilling summer moment and share with your friends.
June 26 • 2:30 pm
Downtown Bend Library

July 9 • 1:00 pm
Sunriver Library

July 17 • 1:00 pm
La Pine Library

July 24 • 2:30 pm
Sisters Library

August 14 • 2:30 pm
Redmond Library

Not Sorry for Party Rockin’
Celebrate all things rock: Rock Band, pet rocks, super-secret rock crystals and rock candy.
June 25 • 2:30 pm
Sisters Library

July 17 • 2:30
Redmond Library

August 6 • 1:00 pm
Sunriver Library

August 7 • 1:00 pm
La Pine Library

August 15 • 2:30 pm
Downtown Bend Library

Teen Game Day
Get in from the heat! Play Wii games, Guitar Hero, card and board games.

Homer Reading Bend Elks Library Night
It’s “Library Night” hosted by the Elks baseball team. It’s also the Summer Reading Program at the library—win prizes and watch while the Elks challenge the Corvallis Knights. $3 tickets only at:

Thanks to Premier West Bank, kids up to 12 years old are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
June 26 • 6:30 pm
Vince Genna Stadium
401 SE Roosevelt, Bend

Belay On!
Get some adventure in your summer! We’ll meet at Bend Rock Gym for an afternoon of climbing. All gear provided by Bend Rock Gym, no experience required.

This program is limited to 25 participants; registration opens on June 15 via the link below.
July 12 • 2:00 pm
Climbing at Bend Rock Gym
1182 SE Centennial Ct, Bend
Registration required.

Thank you to all of the following who have donated time, products or funds to support Dig Into Reading: Bend Environmental Center; Bend Masonic Lodge; The Bulletin; The Center; Deschutes Public Library Foundation; Eberhard’s Dairy Products; E.H. and M.E. Bowerman Advised Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation; Beth Fain; Friends of the Library Organizations; Goody’s; Jamba Juice; Knife River; Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant; OnPoint Community Credit Union; Papa Murphy’s and Smith Rock Ranch.

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Last modified on Monday, August 26, 2013