(use this same link to access the program at any time)
YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD TO BEANSTACK APP
and register from there!
IMPORTANT NOTE! If you have used the Beanstack app, it must be updated! Go to your app store to get the latest version (as always it’s free!) You can then use your account from before! You will not be able to access parts of the program without this update!!
If you have problems or questions with registration, please contact us either by calling 978-388-8148 x4 or email@example.com
Here’s what you’ll have to look forward to:
STORYOPOLIS for rising K- 6th graders
or the ENCHANTED MOTHER GOOSE for 0 – 4 year olds
Virtual quests through our online program Beanstack!
Within each of these, you will encounter characters from stories around the world and have to complete their (often non-virtual) activities to gain an online badge and continue on! Some of these will include reading as well, but you can keep track of your reading all summer on this program as well! The more minutes you read, the more we will donate to ABLE HeART Studio here in Amesbury!
RAFFLES: As you make your way through STORYOPOLIS and THE ENCHANTING FOREST for each badge you complete you will get a raffle ticket (chance to win) for books, games, or different gift cards from local business! The more badges you complete the more chances you have!
JOURNALS: Pick up a journal or use your own and participate in our writing or drawing prompts each week to imagine your own story from June 22nd – August 10th! Share some with us and we’ll have a special page for them on our website! Either send a scan, photo, or document to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a copy in the mailbox on the side door of the Library!
PROMPT WEEK 1: Imagine you go back in time. Where and what time-period would you visit? Why?
If you miss the journal pick up, email the Children’s Librarian to arrange a pick up at email@example.com
- June 22nd – August 31st
- Look for a new poster of a mythological character each week in buildings around town (they will stay up for the whole summer!)
- Enter the location and the mythology they are from in our google form!
- With each entry, you get entered into a raffle to win Augustus our Griffin
- Look for updates from Gus throughout the summer to keep you updated on things
MEET GUS: Letter from Gus
OUTDOOR and VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
A STORYWALK with another poem book featuring fairy tales will go up on the RiverWalk.
We’ll celebrate HARRY POTTER’S BIRTHDAY with a virtual day of quizzes, crafts, and other fun Hogwarts activities on July 31!
FAIRY TALE SCIENCE: Join Children’s staff on our YouTube Channel for some fun storytelling science (you can try at home, too!) throughout the summer
ANNUAL BOOKMARK CONTEST: Turn in your bookmark design on the theme Imagine Your Story by August 1st! We have t-shirts for the winning designs and your design will be printed as usual (Age categories up to adult!)
- Download a form from the website and use that to draw on or Contact us to get a paper version or draw us a picture that is 2”x 6”
- To turn it in, you can drop it in the mail slot in the side door of the library or you can scan it or take a pictures of it and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- All entries must include contact information, grade range (just say adult if older than 18),
- Must be received by August 1st!
- This is all ages for Kids, Teens, Adults!!
We might add more as the we go along so keep an eye out here and on the calendar as we figure out this unusual summer!
Want to support Cashman School Library?
Mrs. Mac has a virtual book fair going all summer!
Scholastic Book Fair to support CES
Math is just as important as reading to keep learning over the summer! Check out the Bedtime Math website or download the app to get a daily math problem that is good for all ages!
Books and audio you can take with you…24/7
Online books to read and listen:
You can download Libby from the app store and access all the ebook, audiobooks you want and read or listen to them right on your device! Just search for any library network across the state: Boston Public Library
Minuteman Library Network
Old Colony Library Network
SAILS Library Network
Did you know that you can get a FREE online Boston Public Library card and take advantage of all their online audio, ebooks, and databases? Open to all residents of Massachusetts!
LISTEN TO A PODCAST!
One of the game board challenges is to listen to a podcast! This great short radio-like shows can be packed with tons of information or delightfully silly stories for all ages!
Check out this PODCAST LIST lists to get you started!
Article about the benefits of podcasts and recommended episodes!
Links About Summer Reading
Tips to Prevent “Summer Slide” Learning Loss
CA Library on Importance of Summer Reading
Importance of Reading over the Summer
Don’t Stress About Summer Reading
Preschool Summer Suggestions from Curious George
Imagine Your Story is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Friends of the Amesbury Library.