Teens age 12 to 18 in Tecumseh, Shawnee and McLoud will find programs at their hometown libraries designed just for them by the Pioneer Library System.

This year’s teen summer reading program is called “Express Yourself” and those who sign up for the summer reading challenge will receive a free string backpack and chances to win prizes, including a grand prize drawing for an iPod Touch.


Teens age 12 to 18 in Tecumseh, Shawnee and McLoud will find programs at their hometown libraries designed just for them by the Pioneer Library System.
This year’s teen summer reading program is called “Express Yourself” and those who sign up for the summer reading challenge will receive a free string backpack and chances to win prizes, including a grand prize drawing for an iPod Touch.
Teen programs begin 2 p.m. June 2 at the Tecumseh Public Library, 114 N. Broadway, with “Eck and Gaffney ­ ­—Bring Your Character Alive.” Teens will become a character from the movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” They will learn to apply makeup and perform one of the character’s famous lines. Space for this program is limited to the first 20 teens who register at their library. This program is sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council.
On June 9, at 2 p.m. teens can create a work of urban art during the Saxon Rhea’s Urban Art program. Rhea is a junior at Norman High School, and last year he was chosen by Dreamer Concepts Studio and Foundation as the featured artist at the Downtown Arts Market in Norman.
Teens will join Rhea in creating a unique piece of art with spray paint. The program will be outdoors, and participants will be required to wear masks. Supplies are included. Space is limited to the first 25 teens who register.
The first two weeks of teen summer activities at the McLoud Public Library, offer Geoffrey Smith’s “Express Yourself” video workshop on 10 a.m. June 3, at the American Legion Hall.
This workshop includes setting up and composing camera shots, capturing video on a computer, editing and adding music. Space is limited to the first 12 teens who register at their library. This program also is sponsored by the OAC.
On June 10, at 2 p.m. the “Eck and Gaffney — Bring Your Character Alive” is in McLoud at the American Legion Hall. Register at the library.
Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, has “Eck and Gaffney — Bring Your Character Alive” June 3, at 2 p.m. The “Geoffrey Smith — Express Yourself” video workshop comes to Shawnee teens June 10, at 2 p.m. Registration is required and limited for these programs.
A “Tween Game On” for ages 10 to 12 is June 12, at 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Friends of the Shawnee Library.
All the events are free, and programs, rewards and prizes are made possible through the support of Pioneer Library System and local sponsors, as well as Friends of the Library groups in each community.
For more information about all that your hometown library offers this summer, visit your library or log on to www.justsoyouknow.us for calendars, driving directions and phone numbers.