Teens!! Starting June 24, you can join Richmond Public Library’s online Teen Summer Reading Club! Write and post book reviews on any Teen book on our blog for a chance to win some great book prizes.

We will also be running the Teen SRC 2021 Design Contest (next year’s theme is Around the World). Submissions must be received by August 21, 2020 and for more details, go here.

We’re so excited to be have some great prizes for participants in this year’s Teen SRC. Here are a list of prizes that you could win:
Weekly Review Prize: 1 teen will win 1 book prize each week this summer starting July 7th.
Weekly BookClub Prize: 1 teen will win 1 Book Prize each week for a thoughtful comment in the monthly Teen BookClub post on the blog.
Teen SRC 2021 Design Contest: the winner will be awarded 5 Book Prizes.
Most Reviews Written Grand Prize: The teen who writes the most books reviews on the blog this summer will win 5 Book Prizes!
Most Thoughtful Comment Grand Prize: The teen who writes the most well-written and thoughtful comment on this blog this summer will win 3 Book Prizes!

Throughout the summer, RPL will be hosting a variety of online programs and events this summer, including Virtual Escape Rooms, Writing Programs, an Author program with YA Author Eileen Cook, and Kahoot trivia challenges. For more details, visit the library’s website or check out our online events calendar.

As an author of this blog, you will be able to post reviews of all the TEEN books you are reading this summer. Here are some instructions for you:

Posting a review:

  1. Email us your name and age to teenblog@yourlibrary.ca to register. We will assist you in creating an account, and an initial password. We will also provide you with any additional information you may need.
  2. Choose any TEEN book that you have currently read (as this is a reading club for teens, any reviews for junior books will not be published on the blog) and write at least 2-3 sentences about the book. Let readers of your review know what the book is about (no spoilers please) and whether or not you would recommend this book to others. A rating system of some sort works great!
  3. Click on “Posts” (on the left hand menu), and then click on the “Add New” button
  4. Use the following to title your review: Teen SRC 2020: Book Title by Author’s name
  5. Find the image of your book cover on our library catalog here and copy and past the image of your book cover into your review.
  6. Before posting your review make sure you proofread it and preview it
  7. Once you are happy with your review click POST
  8. Moderators will check your reviews and will publish your review as soon as possible
  9. Read a good review? Let the author know by sending them a comment!

Note: All reviews MUST be original work. Our moderators will be checking each review for plagiarism. If it is determined that the work is not original your review will not be published. Should you choose to use quotes from other sources be sure to cite your work appropriately. Click on this link for more information about how to cite your work.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do I join the blog?
    • Simply email us your name and age to teenblog@yourlibrary.ca to register. We will assist you in creating an account, and an initial password. We will also provide you with any additional information you may need.
  • I have tried to login, but it is not working.
  • I posted my review awhile ago, but it still has not shown up on the blog!
    • Our moderators are working hard to format and verify all reviews. They may be in the process of approving your review. However, if your review was not original content (borrowed from Goodreads for example OR your choose a junior book, your review will not be published. You can always edit your review and repost with original content).
  • How do I win prizes?
    • Each week two winners will be selected. One winner will be selected on merit (for an exceptionally written review) and the other winner will be selected at random through a draw.
  • Can I win more than once?
    • Yes! Although you may not win a second weekly prize at least one grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of summer. So, keep those reviews and comments coming! More details about the grand prize will be announced soon.