Here’s a look at what’s happening at the Children’s Library both in person and virtually this week as part of our Summer Reading Program!
Jack and the Beanstalk Craft: Visit the Children’s Library to receive a craft kit featuring the supplies and instructions you need to plant a seed in a planter that you decorate!
Beary Delicious S’mores Snack Kit: Visit the Children’s Library to pick up a snack kit containing the ingredients to make Beary Delicious S’mores (pictured below)! Gluten-free options are available. Ingredients include graham crackers (regular and gluten-free), marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Yum!
Animal Yoga with Sprouting Yogis (Monday, 6/7): Enjoy the first of 3 fun-filled yoga video sessions with yoga instructor Laura Burgin of Sprouting Yogis, and visit the Children’s Library to pick up an accompanying activity bag! Practice animal-themed poses as you move your body and calm your mind. This video will be available on the PCL YouTube page. Link to Facebook Event
Between the Pages (Tuesday, 6/8): Children’s author Alane Adams’ Between the Pages educational video series teaches children how to write great stories using fun videos and activity guides for all ages. This week’s episode will be posted on the PCL WordPress and Facebook pages and remain available on demand afterward.
Episode Description: In “Part Two: Before Page One,” Alane discusses some of the important concepts an author has to think about before they start writing, including title, genre, setting, and world building.
Animal Tails Storytime for K-2nd grade (Wednesday, 6/9): Watch Zoo Atlanta’s storybook reading of Possum’s Harvest Moon and follow their activity guide as you explore the animal world through literature. The video and guide will be posted on the PCL WordPress and Facebook pages.
Animal Tails Storytime for 1st-5th grade (Thursday, 6/10): Watch Zoo Atlanta’s storybook reading of Verdi and complete their activity guide as you learn about green tree pythons. The video and guide will be posted on the PCL WordPress and Facebook pages.
Zambezi River Hippo Adventure at the Memphis Zoo (Live via Zoom at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, 6/11): In this livestream program, visit the Memphis Zoo’s Zambezi River Hippo Camp exhibit, peek behind-the-scenes with the one and only Zoo Dude, learn about the river system, and understand how animals (like hippos) can thrive in a river habitat! Zoom Link
Bob Tarter’s Virtual Animal Show: Episode TBA (Friday, 6/11): Meet amazing animals and go behind the scenes with Bob Tarter in this virtual animal show. The video will be posted on the PCL YouTube page and will remain available afterward.
LEGO Challenge: Complete this week’s LEGO challenge and share a picture of your creation for inclusion in our online gallery! This week’s theme is Animal Habitats: Use whatever LEGOs you have available to create a model of any animal home! All picture submissions are due by Sunday, 6/13.
Email photos of your LEGO creations to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like them included in an album on the PCL Facebook page.
Norbert’s Reading Rangers (Week 2): Become a Norbert’s Reading Ranger by completing virtual and at-home activities, then visit the Children’s Library to receive your badge. Choose 3 activities from a list of 10 to complete each week (from the week of 5/31 through the week of 6/21). Then pick up your badge at the Children’s Desk 6/28-7/10. Link to Norbert’s Reading Rangers Week 2 Link to Norbert’s Reading Rangers Week 1
Earth-Friendly Bingo: Complete your Earth-Friendly Bingo sheet (which you received if you signed up for Summer Reading in person) to receive a small prize. If you didn’t get a bingo sheet, request one at the Children’s Library.
“Backyard Bingo” Scavenger Hunt: Complete your Scavenger Hunt Bingo sheet (which you received if you signed up for Summer Reading in person) to receive a small prize. If you didn’t get a bingo sheet, request one at the Children’s Library.