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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Virtual Club to Offer More Summer Fun at Your Library

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COVID-19 has changed the way public libraries had to offer services.  Even now when our facilities are open, we’re still not back to our regular hours and services quite yet. There are still guidelines we must follow when facing how to deliver services to the community.  However, this has not deterred staff from coming together to offer you creative ways to interact with your library.

This year, our Summer Reading Club has undergone some changes due to COVID-19 restrictions and the size of gatherings allowed to be at programs.  For this reason, we have had to let go of popular programming such as the Young Audiences performances, while finding new means of having the community participate. This year, we’re happy to present a new Virtual Club component to our regular summer activities.  This club will feature a host of activities for you to engage in online.  All of the activities will be tied to the summer theme of “Imagine Your Story,” and will have you interacting with your library in new ways you never imagined.

We invite you to get a jumpstart on viewing all of our Virtual Club Activities online, and then get started in participating in the ones of interest to you starting Monday, June 15. Your participation in some of these activities may also earn you extra entries into our prize drawings at the end of the summer.  Allow us to give you a brief introduction to the virtual activities staff has planned, which again will be offered throughout the Summer Reading Club that runs June 15 - August 8.

  • Movies, Myths & Media Trivia: Each week day we’ll post a trivia question to our website and main social media accounts.  For every five (5) you answer correctly, you’ll get an extra entry into our prize drawings.  You’ll only have 24 hours to answer the question presented so be swift.

  • Fairy Tale LEGO Challenge: At the start of each week we’ll give you two fairy tale themed challenges. Your goal is to choose one and turn that theme into a LEGO work of art and submit photos of your work to us.

  • Emoji Pictionary Challenge: You may either print the form or take the challenge online, but we’ll provide you with 17 children’s books titles.  The catch is, you have to guess what those titles are, using emojis we’ll list as your only clues.  If you complete the challenge, you’ll get an extra entry into our prize drawings.

  • Choose Your Own Adventure Game: Designed for young readers, we’ve created a virtual story where the reader will be asked to choose what path to take throughout crucial points in the story.  Each turn could lead you somewhere new.

  • Create Your Own Board Game: Kid & Teen Edition: We want to challenge kids and teens to create an original game using a set of guidelines we’ll provide. When finished, take some photos of yourself playing with family/friends so we can show off your creative games to others.

  • Fairy Tale Art Contest: If you’re an artist, we’re asking that you create a work of original art, based on a pre-existing fairy tale from any culture, and submit it for a chance to win.  Three age categories will be utilized and the rules will be found on our virtual club page.

  • Fairy Tale Reboot Writing Contest: If you like to write, we want you to create your own re-telling of a classic fairy tale and submit it to us for a chance to win something cool.  Contest rules can also be found on our virtual club page.

  • Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt: Perfect for kids, you’ll be able to print out a form, or complete it online, to look for some special items we’ll list in the fairy tales you read, or in areas of your house that you can find the items.  Your submission will get you an extra entry into our prize drawings.

  • Fractured Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt: Designed for teens, we want to encourage you to read Fractured Fairy Tales, and then to complete an online form answering different tropes we ask you to look for.

  • Geppetto’s Home Workshop Challenge: As fairy tales are the theme, we want to turn you into a toymaker. If you like building things, we challenge you to create a toy, fairy tale, or storybook character using items you have around the house.  Your photo submissions of your projects will earn you entries into our prize drawings.

  • Myth-ing Key: Virtual Escape Room: If you like escape rooms, we’re hosting a virtual one.  Enter our room and solve the clues to navigate your way through different mythological settings to find the missing key.

  • Shapes, Colors & Numbers Scavenger Hunt: For young kids, we’ll supply you with a form you can printout that will ask you to search for specific items in your home that match what we ask for.  A great way to learn the basics.

  • Seek & Find Scavenger Hunt: Much like the one above, we’ll supply you with sheets of specific things we want you to search for around you.  If you finish and return the form to us, you’ll receive an entry into our prize drawings.

There’s truly something for all ages to engage in with the Virtual Club this summer.  We invite you to participate in as many as you’d like as all will be available throughout the Summer Reading Club.  We’re sure you’re going to enjoy them.

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