This year, summer reading will look a bit different, but ReadSquared will stay the same. (Click here to go to that site.) As you log your hours of reading, you will earn free books no matter what your age. Each book review will earn an entry into a monthly prize drawing for a bag of goodies (one adult, one teen, and one kid bag per month). Create your own profile on the ReadSquared website and start reviewing books beginning June 1, or call us for more information.

Wednesdays at 3:30 during the summer, we will post a new Libratory activity online for your family to dig deeper into the world around us. Each week we will provide a bag of supplies (until we run out) for you to use in building, making, cooking, tasting and otherwise exploring that week’s idea. Stop by the Junior Room or call to pick up your bag.

 

Each Thursday at 10:30 we will do Storytime live on Facebook. After storytime is over, we will have a post that shows how to make that week’s craft and a kit of supplies available at the library. Stop in or call to arrange a pick up. (Yes, we do have bean bags for your child so they can enjoy the beanbag song if they would like to.)

 

Fridays are all about Family Fun here at the library. We have a summer’s worth of exploratory play ideas for your little ones. Do them at home as a family or meet up with a small group of friends. Each Friday at 3:30 a new idea for fun will post to this website. Stop in to pick up your supplies or call to arrange a pick up.

An added piece of fun for your kids is a “DIG DEEPER: Read, Investigate, Discover” bookmark design project. Arrowhead Library System is running a contest for kids of all ages. Entries must be postmarked on or before August 28, 2020. Prizes will be awarded for the five most creative designs. Get your form at the library or print it here.

ALS is also offering a Dig Deeper Summer Activity Postcard Program this year.  Kids who sign up will receive a series of five unique activity postcards via mail every 2-3 weeks, encouraging them to dig deeper and experience new things during the summer months.  All children in a household may sign up to participate as we know it’s always fun for kids to get mail!  Program is geared towards kids ages birth-grade 5 and their family members. Here’s a sign-up link to share:  https://bit.ly/3gpC31z