OUR SUMMER PROGRAM MIGHT LOOK DIFFERENT THIS YEAR,
BUT IT’S STILL GOING TO BE AMAZING!
STARTS ON JUNE 22nd
Here’s what you’ll have to look forward to:
STORYOPOLIS for raising 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!
RAFFLES: As you make your way through STORYOPOLIS and THE ENCHANTING FOREST you will get raffle tickets (chances to win) to win either our mascot Augustus the Griffin or books or games!
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!
There will be a SCAVENGER HUNT throughout town this year with mythical characters to find and report back for chances to win local business gift cards from June 22 – August 31st!
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!)
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!
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, Amesbury Youth Funding, Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Friends of the Amesbury Library, and local businesses.