Category Archives: Teen Stuff (YA)

Fulton’s Amazing Race: A Scavenger Hunt for Families

an old black and white photo of a bunch of men running barefoot who appear to be carrying a couple of other men
When: Tuesday, July 18th, 5:30 – 7:15pm
Where: All teams meet in the children’s room at the library to receive instructions and begin the race.
What: Family Teams may register at the library any time between now and 5:30 pm on July 18th. Each team must have at least one adult on it. Teams will complete a scavenger hunt through downtown Fulton. Bring your camera or camera phone and complete the photo challenges for extra points. Refreshments will be served following the race.

YA Summer Reading Lego Contest

During the entirety of this year’s Summer Reading Program, 6th – 12th grade participants will have the opportunity to compete in a  Lego Building Contest!
    • Use your creativity to design something related to the library: a model of the building, a book cover, a character or scene from your favorite book, or anything else from your imagination!


    • To be fair to all contestants, all building needs to be done at the library — using our library Legos.  Each Thursday afternoon beginning at 2 pm, you will have time to work on your project.   We will then store your designs in a safe place for you.


    • All entries must be completed by the end of the day on Monday, July 10th.  Library patrons will then vote on their favorite.  The winner will be announced on Monday, July 17th.  The prize will be a $25 gift certificate.


Summer Reading Program 2017

This year’s theme is Reading By Design: we’re hoping to tap into your creative side!  The Summer Reading Program is all about reading for fun, and is open to readers of all ages.

Registration will be held Monday, June 5th through Saturday, June 10th at the library. For preschoolers through 5th grade students, a parent or legal guardian must be present to register the child.

The reading program will kick off on June 12 and run through July 15. We’re giving you five weeks to get those books read this year instead of our usual four! Throughout the course of the program, there will be special activities for all ages. Mosey on over to the library for a complete schedule of events, but here are a few of the regular weekly activities we’re offering this year, please click on the respective links for more information or see our calendar of events for more details.

    • Mondays: Wii Games 3-4:40 pm for Preschool-5th grade, 5-6:40 pm for 6th-12th grade


    • Tuesdays: Open-House Craft Time for Preschool-5th grade from 2:30-3:30 pm and Adult Coloring Club from 2-3pm


    • Wednesdays: LEGO Club for K-5th grade from 3-4 pm


    • ThursdaysPreschool Story Time from 10-10:30 am and Young Adult Activities (6th-12th grade) at 2pm


    • FridaysWii Games Preschool-12th grade from 1-4 pm


Some of the special activities include:

  • Tuesday, June 20: Timken-DRIVES Engineering Team will lead our kids’ craft activity
  • Saturday, June 24Knit & Crochet @ Schmaling from 10am – noon for adults and young adults
  • Thursday, July 13Fulton Summer Nights down by the Windmill
  • Tuesday, July 18: Schmaling’s Amazing Race of Fulton family scavenger hunt
  • Thursday, July 27:  Informational Presentation on Foster Parenting by William Hart of DCFS

Celebrate the joy of reading with us this year with our summer reading program designed to make you happy! Remember, here at Schmaling we value your efforts to read your way through summer so much that we give out prizes galore! A grand prize of $50 will be awarded to one of our lucky preschool through fifth grade participants who turns in 5 or more reading slips. One lucky young adult program participant (6th-12th grade) who reads 6 or more books will also win $50. One super lucky adult program participant who reads 6 or more books will win an overnight stay at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort and a $25 voucher at Coaches Corner Sports Bar & Grill.

Summary of Reading Levels

Read to Me: Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade = 50 minutes of reading per slip

Rookie Readers: 2nd and 3rd grade = 100 minutes of reading per slip 

Independent Readers: 4th and 5th grade = 150 minutes per slip

YA Readers: 6th grade through high school = one entry slip per book read for weekly drawings; 6 or more books qualifies for the grand prize drawing

Adult Readers = one entry slip per book read for weekly drawings; 6 or more books qualifies for the grand prize drawing