VIRTUAL SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM 2020
We have added badges at the end of each path in Storyopolis! If you have completed any path (10 badges), you can check off the badge for that path. You can pick up a key chain token at the library’s curbside pick up after that! Let us know what path’s completed and we will put those beads on your chain (Gold for mythology, Heart for fairy tale, and Star for folklore)
Here’s what happened:
You read so much along with teens and adults that the Friends of the Amesbury Library were able to donate $800 to ABLE HeART Studio!
RAFFLES: Our raffles have been drawn, and winners are notified! Keep a look out at our social media channels to see some of our raffle winners! Awesome job everyone!
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?
PROMPT WEEK 2: A giraffe is found wandering around a beach in Massachusetts
PROMPT WEEK 3: Imagine children are in control of the world!
PROMPT WEEK 4: What would our world be like if computers were never invented?
PROMPT WEEK 5: Imagine a submarine emerges from the sea after 200 years
PROMPT WEEK 6: Hats have the power to transport you anywhere you want to go. Describe the hat and where it takes you!
PROMPT WEEK 7: Every time she had an idea, a little light bulb appear above her head.
PROMPT WEEK 8: You find the end of the rainbow. What is there?
If you miss the journal pick up, email the Children’s Librarian to arrange a pick up at email@example.com
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.