We’re going outside this summer!
What’s this about?
Registration Packets: Stop by outside the library (weather permitting) June 15th – 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 15th and runs through August 15th)
- Activity Badges: We’re going outdoors so many of the activities! Nature journal, do art outdoors, ID plants or animals outside, learn about conservationists.
- Reading Badges: Earn badges for reading (record minutes) Any type of reading counts!
- Each badge also earns you 2 raffle tickets that you can put in through the virtual program to win different items such as a smores kit, a portable hammock, and others. And, of course, every prize includes a book as well!
Earn community service by taking part in a Citizen Science project. Check out SciStarter (https://scistarter.org/) to see what projects are happening around or online. Take part in one by doing the training and turning in the data. Check in with us at the Youth Service desk or over email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you’re doing and let us check your progress the earn community service for school!
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 Bookmark Entry 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
Logging On to the Program
How to use the Beanstack Tracker App
These videos from the link below from Beanstack should troubleshoot any questions. If you need help navigating the app, see us at the Youth Services desk. Beanstack help: https://zoobean.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/360012491133-Beanstack-Basics-Videos-for-the-Mobile-App
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!
Nature Drawing for 6th – 12th Grade
July 11th and July 18th 3pm Join Kate Bernardoni for some nature art classes! Learn to draw some natural items with some different techniques. A great way to be outside in our side yard and enjoy the summer. All levels are welcome and supplies will be provided. For 6th – 12th grades. Registration required. REGISTER FOR JULY 11th REGISTER FOR JULY 18th
Letter Boxing Info and Stamp Creation Event
July 12th 6:30pm This one is for the family, adults, teens, anyone who is interested in learning about Letterboxing and creating their own stamp to participate this summer in our activities that will take you around town to historic outdoor sites. Learn a little history this summer while exploring outdoors. This program will take place in the Library side yard and is weather dependent. Please register so that we know how many supplies to purchase. REGISTER
Soap Making Workshop
August 1st at 4pm Ages 13 and up join Kulina Folk Art to make some soap! Design your own Blossom Soap with various colors and scents. You’ll be able to take your creation home that night to unmold. This is a glycerin based soap and great for being creative! Register today to make a soap.
This program is outdoors and weather dependent. REGISTER HERE
Drum Circle of Teens and Adults
August 15 5pm – 6pm Join Joe Hartigan from Zach Fields Drums and Music for a drum circle in our side lawn! Get in the rhythm and create some music as a community. Everyone is welcome and no music experience is necessary. Please register so we know how many drums to bring. This program is outdoors and weather dependent. REGISTER HERE
iRead 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 and local businesses.