Due to school being postponed until after Labor Day, Library staff have created 2 more Craft/Activity Bags for kids for the month of August. Bags for weeks 1 & 2 are ready for pick up.
You can find them inside the front doors to the Library. Please practice good social distancing as you pick them up – only one person or family inside at a time. Please be aware that some craft materials may not be safe for use by young children.
Bags for August weeks 1&2 crafts are available on the table (the box is marked) and there are still bags for Summer Reading weeks 7&8 available (in the box on the floor)
Here are the links to the craft how-to videos for August weeks 1 & 2
“Goodie” Bags for youth/children who turned in reading logs on time will be distributed on Wednesday 7/29 from 10 am to noon in front of the Library. If you can’t come by then, please call the Library in the next couple of weeks to arrange a time to pick up — thanks!
Summer Reading Craft/Activity Bags are ready for pick up.
You can find them plus reading logs and printed registration forms inside the front doors to the Library. Please practice good social distancing as you pick them up – only one person or family inside at a time. Please be aware that some craft materials may not be safe for use by young children.
Bags for weeks 7 & 8 crafts are available on the table (the box is marked) and there are still plenty of bags for weeks 5 & 6 available (in the box on the floor)
Here are the links to the craft how-to videos for weeks 1 through 4
This year’s Summer Reading plans have been altered due to COVID-19. Staff have been brainstorming to try to come up with fun reading challenges and safe activities for all ages. We hope you enjoy what we have to offer this summer!
If you are not comfortable registering on line, we have a printable form available here that you can print, fill out, and drop by the Library in our outdoor book return boxes (please put it in a sealed envelope, not inside a book, so we will be sure to find it!)
We will also some forms available beginning June 1 in the front entry of the building, between the outer and inner doors. If you are not comfortable registering on line, cannot print a form, and don’t want to pick one up, please create your own “form” by printing all the info that we ask for and dropping your “form” in our book drop as described above.
Everyone participating in any of our Summer Reading activities or challenges should register.
Reading logs: Reading logs for children, teens and adults will be available for pick up in the front entry (between the outer and inner doors in the front of the Community Center/Library) beginning June 1, or you may print off a copies here for use:
We will also accept your own “form” to record your reading if you are not comfortable picking up a log and cannot print one, however, your own form MUST CONTAIN FIRST/LAST NAME, AND GRADE GOING INTO THIS FALL. You may begin reading towards your goal now. Children up to entering 2nd grade this fall read a minimum of 25 books (keeping track of individual titles). Youth in 3rd through 12th grades this fall read a minimum of 25 hours (keeping track of each 15 minute time unit). Children/Youth logs must be turned in by no later than 2 pm July 25 to be eligible to receive a bag of prizes.
Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Fables…Oh My!! Summer Reading 2020 Adult and Teen Reading Challenge
Between May 11 and August 29, read a minimum of 7 books, no more than 2 per category below. Logs must be returned by 2 pm August 29 to be eligible to pick a prize. Categories include:
Renaissance or Medieval Time Periods
Knights, Kings, Queens, Princesses, etc.
Classic Fantasy (Tolkien, Beowulf, etc.)
Young Adult Fantasy
Mythology (Greek, Celtic, Norse, etc.)
Legends (Loch Ness, Urban, etc.)
Dreams or Nightmares
Your Fantasy (fantasy wedding, garden, kitchen, vacation, etc.)
Print out your log from our above, pick up a log in the front entry (between the outer and inner doors in the front of the Community Center/Library), or keep track on a log you create but be sure to include your first/last names and contact info.
Quarantine Quarter Million Reading Challenge
Can our Library read 250,000 pages? Each time you finish a book submit the number of pages that it contained. We will add all the numbers together and see how long it takes for us to hit a Quarter Million pages read.
We wanted to start a fun challenge since we are back offering curbside service. Books you are currently reading count towards this challenge. (Audio-book users can participate too! We can look up how many print pages for our book to count towards our goal.)
Summer Story Times: Summer Story Times will be via Facebook Live this summer during June and July, each Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 11 AM (except for the week of June 29). Each story time recording will be available until 8 am the following morning.
Virtual Brick Club: All day every Thursday in June and July except for July 2. Each week we will post a theme, and we encourage participants of all ages (even adult Lego fans!) to post pictures of their creations on our Facebook post.
Virtual Unboxing Parties: Join the Library staff on Facebook live (dates and times will be posted) as we unbox new shipments of books! Be the first to see what will be coming soon to our shelves.
Activity Bags: Staff is assembling bags of activity and coloring pages and craft goodies for kids. You can get 2 weeks worth of activities beginning on June 1, June 15, July 6 and July 20. We will provide links to our YouTube videos on how to do the crafts. We will have the bags available for pickup (one bag per child) in the front entry (between the outer and inner doors in the front of the Community Center/Library. Please note:
Summer Reading Craft Bags may contain materials that pose a choking hazard for young children.
Please do not give small parts to young children.
Virtual Escape Rooms: We will be posting links throughout the summer to 4 different Virtual Escape Rooms. While geared towards our TRIBE-aged patrons, anyone is welcome to play!! Our first Virtual Escape Room is a Greek Mythology trial. Good luck!! Here is the link: https://forms.gle/ph4HLttsd4BtERHt8
New Library Groups on Facebook: Beginning in June, we will offer four new Facebook Groups for our patrons who are interested in Crafting, Photography, Backyard Living, and Cooking. Follow us on Facebook for details.
New Instagram Content: Beginning June 1st, we will post daily content such as riddles, fun facts, and exploration activities for the family.