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!
Bob Tarter’s Live Outdoor Animal Show (Friday, 6/25 @ 11:00 a.m. in Dogwood Park): Join us at the Pavilion for a free live animal show featuring mammals, reptiles, and birds! Tasty snacks and cold waters will be provided, but you may want to bring a chair or blanket to get close to the action.
Zebra and Unicorn Tails Craft: Visit the Children’s Library to pick up a craft kit featuring the supplies and instructions needed to braid a beautiful animal tail out of yarn! Choose either a zebra tail kit or a unicorn tail kit per child.
Sea Turtle Snack Kit: Visit the Children’s Library to pick up a snack kit containing the ingredients and instructions required to make cute and tasty sea turtles (pictured below)! Gluten-free options are available. Ingredients include green apples, green grapes, chocolate chips, white frosting, and Goldfish crackers (not included in the gluten-free bags).
Escape Rooms (Monday, 6/21): Enjoy a Harry Potter Escape Room for older children and a Norbert the Bearded Dragon escape room for younger children! The links will be posted on WordPress and Facebook.
Animal Yoga with Sprouting Yogis (Monday, 6/21): Enjoy the 3rd and final fun-filled yoga video session 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
Between the Pages (Tuesday, 6/22): 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: “Part Four: The Super-Secret Ingredient” demonstrates the importance of conflict in storytelling. Children are left with a deeper understanding of why a character must have a problem to resolve for a story to be interesting. Alane also challenges students to piece together why most stories have happy endings.
Animal Tails Storytime for 2nd-5th grade (Wednesday, 6/23): Watch Zoo Atlanta’s Animal Tails storybook reading of Bitika the Mouse Lemur, and 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.
Animal Tails Storytime for 3rd-4th grade (Thursday, 6/24): Watch Zoo Atlanta’s Animal Tails storybook reading of Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla, and then try the accompanying activity guide and origami printable! The video and other resources will be posted on the PCL WordPress and Facebook pages.
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 Endangered Species: Use whatever LEGOs you have available to create a model of any endangered animal! All picture submissions are due by Monday, June 28th.
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 4): Become a Norbert’s Reading Ranger by completing virtual and at-home activities, then visit the Children’s Library starting next week 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 4 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.