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Age: Teen
Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade
Registration for this event will open on July 11, 2022 @ 8:30 AM.

Teens in grades 6-12 will get all a free copy of the YA activity book The Pocket Scavenger by Keri Smith (author of Wreck This Journal). This book will lead you on an unusual scavenger hunt leading to fun & creativity! Full book description below.

This is not a program that will be held at the library -- you'll sign up for the book, pick it up after we email you pickup details, and it's yours to keep! That's all there is to it!

Pickup details will be emailed to you within 48 hours of registration. Limited to 30 teens, one per person. Teens must be patrons of the Homer Township Public Library.

Registration opens Monday, July 11 at 8:30am.

Book description: Within the pages of The Pocket Scavenger, you’ll be instructed to go on an unusual scavenger hunt, collecting a spectrum of random items: something that is miniature, a stain that is green, something from the year you were born, a used envelope, and more. Once your quarry is in hand, you’ll apply an alteration dictated solely by chance: create a funny character, make it into a building, conceal it, add polka dots, remove a section, add stripes, scribble on top, fold, turn into an article of clothing, make it “pretty,” and so on. The results: you’ll be forced out of habitual ways of thinking or acting, discover new connections, and try things you might not have done on your own, creating a version of The Pocket Scavenger that is utterly unique, dependent on time, place, experience, and you.