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!
DIY Clay Creatures Craft: Visit the Children’s Library to receive a craft kit containing supplies to make a creature out of clay. Dream up a brand new creature and bring it to life, create a hybrid of your two favorite animals, mold a perfect likeness of your pet–the possibilities are endless! Turn in your creature at the Children’s Library front desk to have it displayed and entered in a contest. The creature that receives the most votes will be declared the winner and have its picture featured on the PCL Instagram, so don’t forget to vote for your favorite when you visit the Children’s Library!
Animal Tracks Snack Kit: Visit the Children’s Library to pick up a snack kit containing the ingredients to make puppy tracks and duckling tracks (pictured below)! Gluten-free options are available. Ingredients include crackers (regular and gluten-free), cheese slices, and pepperoni slices.
Animal Yoga with Sprouting Yogis (Monday, 6/14): Enjoy the second of 3 fun-filled yoga video sessions with yoga instructor Laura Burgin of Sprouting Yogis! 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
Expedition Apes at the Memphis Zoo (Live via Zoom at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 6/15): Venture virtually through the Memphis Zoo’s Primate Canyon Exhibit and learn about the great apes of the world and how we can do our part to help them in the wild! This program will not be available after it airs, so make sure you don’t miss it! Zoom Link
Between the Pages (Tuesday, 6/15): 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 Three: Heroes, Villains, Sidekicks, and Minions,” prepare for a lively discussion on the different type of characters and the steps authors take to create them. The discussion focuses on the development of the two main characters, protagonist and antagonist, and delves into the types of traits that make for great storytelling. The segment ends with the task of challenging learners to determine the most important ingredient of a story.
Animal Tails Storytime for K-3rd grade (Wednesday, 6/16): Watch Zoo Atlanta’s Animal Tails storybook reading of Ellie, then get creative with a fun art activity. The video and guide will be posted on the PCL WordPress and Facebook pages.
Animal Tails Storytime for PreK-5th grade (Thursday, 6/17): Watch Zoo Atlanta’s Animal Tails storybook reading of Sylvie and explore the feeding structures of flamingos with your child, then follow the accompanying activity guide for hands-on fun and learning! The video and guide will be posted on the PCL WordPress and Facebook pages.
Bob Tarter’s Virtual Animal Show: Episode TBA (Friday, 6/18): Meet amazing animals and go behind the scenes with Bob Tarter and friends in a virtual animal show! The video will be posted on the PCL YouTube and Facebook pages 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 Feathers and Scales: Use whatever LEGOs you have available to create a model of any feathered or scaled creature! All picture submissions are due by Monday, June 21st.
Email photos of your LEGO creations to email@example.com if you would like them included in an album on the PCL Facebook page.
Norbert’s Reading Rangers (Week 3): 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 3 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, you may 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, you may request one at the Children’s Library.