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Art Circle Public Library: Teen / Young Adult

Cumberland County, Tennessee



Regular Hours


Monday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED    


(931) 484-6790  Library

(931) 456-2006  Archives

(931)  484-2350 Public Fax

(931)  707-8956 Business Fax


Art Circle Public Library

3 East Street

Crossville, TN  38555

Summer Reading 2020 Wrap-up

Hi, guys! As you may have noticed if you have younger siblings or parents who participated in the Adult program, the other Summer Reading programs have all wrapped up but the teen program is still officially live.  I was hoping to get the Lynne Looney event up before wrap-up, but she and I have had issue after issue getting the video footage to behave and it’s been two weeks since July 31. We are still working on the video and it will go up sometime this month (kits are still available!), but I am wrapping up the program officially today, August 14, at 3:30 p.m. The prizes will be drawn and the winners contacted next week, and there will be goodie bags for everyone who participated starting Aug. 24. Let me know if you’d like me to mail it for you! Thanks for sticking with us through this really weird summer, Kristen

Summer Reading 2020

Hello all you lovely people!

Like most events during the Covid-19 crisis, the Teen Summer Reading program is moving online. We’re using a platform called ReadSquared to log reading and track the activities. The website is linked here, and there’s also an app! It looks like this:

read squared logo

You can register now if you like, but please do not start any of the challenges or missions until June 1, our official launch date. The entire summer is going to be a work in progress, since I have never used this platform and we had very little time for training. Please take pity on me!

The bright side is that this IS a work in progress, and that means that if there’s an activity or something you’d really like to see, tell me and I’ll see what I can do to make it happen!

Prizes and Points

This platform measures reading by minutes, rather than hours. There are milestone goals with digital badges for time spent reading, and program points per minute that will add up. Points can also be earned by activities and missions within the app. The person with the most points at the end of the summer will win a prize basket!

Our usual prize drawings will ALSO still occur. Every hour (or minute) spent reading is still a ticket for one of three prize baskets that I will draw names for at the end of the summer. (if you win the total points prize, you are not eligible for the drawings)

Crafts and Projects

Crafts and projects will be made up as kits that can be picked up from the library (a new one every week. Kits from previous weeks may still be available, but please try to do the project during its intended week), and I will post videos every Wednesday with instructions. Written instructions and materials lists can be found in the ReadSquared app. (You do not need to pick up kits in order to participate, you are quite welcome to use your own supplies. In extenuating circumstances, I will mail kits to you.)

Craft kits are on a first-come, first-served basis, limit 3 per household (You may ask for extras two weeks after the project’s original date. Until then, please be considerate of others and refrain from taking a dozen kits for your friends and neighbors).


We will be using Instagram during the program! We can be found @acplteens2020, so keep watch for the opening pictures!


Covid-19 Resources

It's certainly gotten interesting, hasn't it? I think I preferred it boring. Here are a few things to help with the boredom and isolation!

Reading, Homework, Crafts


Regional E-book and Audiobook Download System: Provides free digital content with your library card or cell phone number! 


Tennessee Electronic Library: Provides access to databases, journals, and newspapers to help with schoolwork. Sections for homework help, test preparation, and career prep, too!

Harry Potter at Home

Just launched to bring Hogwarts to you!

Bluprint (formerly Craftsy)

Now's a great time to learn a new skill, and Bluprint has made all their courses FREE through April 16. Calligraphy, chalk lettering, drawing, painting, basic animation are all available along with jewelry making, sewing, and yarn crafts!

Girls Who Code at Home

Girls Who Code is a group on a mission to close the gender gap in technology, and they have just opened up Computer Science educational activities to anyone, free to download.

Virtual Tours, Art and Museums:

Art Institute of Chicago

Blarney Castle, Ireland

British Museum of London

Louvre Museum, Paris

Acropolis Museum, Athens

Museum of Modern Art

Guggenheim Museum

Picasso Museum


Aquariums and Zoos

Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Aquarium

Cincinnati Zoo Live Nature Cams

Houston Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian National Zoo

Wildearth, South Africa- Live streaming safaris


Summer Reading Launch video


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Kristen Tabor
Art Circle Public Library
3 East Street
Crossville, TN 38555
931-484-6790 ext 242