THANK YOU FOR AN AWESOME 2021 SUMMER!
Your reading and activities donated an alpaca and honeybees through Heifer International to help families around the world become self-sufficient.
We’ll see you next June!
What’s this about?
Registration Packets: Stop by outside the library (weather permitting) June 21st – 26th to pick up a registration packet! Get yourself a little stress animal to help with the stress of this year as well as info!
Virtual Badging Program (starts June 14th and runs through August 14th)
- Explore different activities through different types of animal tails. This program focuses on citizen scientist and crowdsourced activities to take part in online as well. The badges focus on activities such as gaming, art, and community service to get badges and/or keep track of the minutes you read to earn badges.
- All of these earn you votes to decide what animals we will donate (thanks to the Friends of the Library) from Heifer International! This organization aims to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities. They do this by giving animals to families that gives them food and a way to make a living.
- Each badge also earns you a raffle entry for an Amazon gift card.
Bookmark Contest! Our annual bookmark contest is going on and is open to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders! Draw your favorite animal, real or imagined. Use this FORM to create your work from any art supplies. If chosen, your bookmark will be professionally published and you’ll get a reading bag! DEADLINE IS JULY 31st
Teen Video Challenge: This national contest has a deadline of August 1st and is open to all teens! Make a 60 second video about your interpretation of the theme Tails and Tales. Find out rules and submission form HERE
We’re bring some fun to reading this summer for 5th – 12th graders. You can request a personalized kit to be picked up at the library that will have a couple of books, audiobook recommendations, snacks, and fun project to go along with it all. It will be all set for you to pick up anytime during this week! When you register for one (or all) of the 4 pick-ups this summer, we’ll send you a form to fill out with interests, types of books, and allergies. We want this to be a kit you’ll enjoy! Registration is required for each week of pick-up!
MAKE AND TAKES FOR TEENS
June 30, July 15, July 28, August 11
Come by the Library to pick up a kit to take home! Check back or check the calendar to find out what each activity will be!
Logging On to the Program
How to use the Beanstack Tracker App
This video was developed by another library and gives a great overview of how the app works from downloading to logging!
Tails and Tales is sponsored by Amesbury Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Friends of the Amesbury Library.