Summer Reading is online and at home this summer. Make sure to sign up for Summer Reading, then check out our online events, craft challenges, and other fun for kids and families below. If you have questions or need help signing up, get in touch by email or call during our phone hours (Mon-Fri, 11 am to 2 pm 360.442.5300) and be sure to take a look at Becky's Beanstack Walk-Through on our YouTube channel. Once you're registered, come pick up your Swag Bag anytime during Drive-Thru service hours: Mondays (10 AM - 1 PM), Tuesdays (1 - 4 PM), Wednesdays (4 - 7 PM).
Middle and High Schoolers: We've got you've covered HERE.
Family Story Time
June 19 - August 14
Fridays, 10:30 AM onFacebook LIVE
Join Becky, Jakob, and Monty for stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages. The story time will be available to watch the same day until 1 PM. (No video July 3).
June 24 - August 12
Wednesday, 10:30 AM onFacebook LIVE
Join Becky and Monty for flannel stories and activities for babies. These activities will be drawn from our Beanstack challenge just for babies! The videos will be available on Facebook for the whole summer.
Choose Your Own Adventure with Jakob
June 22 - the book is done! Mondays on Facebook
Read a Choose Your Own Adventure book along with Jakob on Facebook. A new chapter will be posted each Monday and you have all week to vote for the path you'd like to take in the next chapter!
Dance Party with Micah & Me
Tuesday, July 28, 6:30 PM
If we can't celebrate the summer with our annual family picnic and dance party, we'll do it online! Stay tuned for details!
Parents of the LPL Facebook Group
Join the group through our library Facebook page to meet other local parents, make connections, and share resources.
We'll be posting videos of our takes on the challenges on our YouTube channel. We'll also have grab bags of supplies for many of these crafts available to pick up. Please contact Becky if you'd like one of these grab bags! Mark in Beanstack when you've done these challenges to earn additional points! Share them with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram! These challenges are open to middle and high school teens as well.
Week One Craft Challenge: Sigil
Design your own medieval-style sigil using the paper cutouts that come in your SRP packet or anything you have at home. Think of ways you can make it reflect your personality or sense of style. Hang your sigil in your front window or somewhere where people in your neighborhood might see it from the street and know you're a summer reader. Demo Video
Week Two Craft Challenge: Beanstalk
Grow your own magic bean! Create a structure for your bean to climb in the style of Jack and the Beanstalk. Demo Video
Week Three Craft Challenge: Cardboard Castle
Make a castle out of cardboard! You can use boxes, like cereal boxes, toilet paper or paper towel rolls, or other kind of cardboard packaging. I find that the best way to build them is using masking tape, but make do with what you have. Be creative! Maybe this castle is for your toys or your cat.
Week Four Craft Challenge: Paper Dragons
Make a dragon out of paper! Is it two dimensional? Three dimensional? Does it breathe fire? You decide!
Week Five Craft Challenge: Cosplay
Dress up as your favorite character from a book, TV show, or movie using materials you have at home!
Week Six Craft Challenge: Fantasy Puppets
Make a puppet of a fantasy animal using paper, yarn, google eyes, or whatever you have around the house. You can make a unicorn, a griffin, a sasquatch, or whatever else you like.
Week Seven Craft Challenge: Mermaid Jar
Catch a mermaid (or other sea creature) in a jar with this fun project. Glue a silhouette of a mermaid on the inside of a clean clear jar, then color the jar with a thin coat of paint or by gluing on pieces of tissue paper. When it's dry, you can light up the car by putting an LED tea light or battery powered set of twinkle lights in the jar!
Week Eight Craft Challenge: Can Do Robot
Make a robot out of an aluminum can and other recycled materials like bottle caps, pop tabs, or old hardware (screws, nuts, bolts, etc.).
You can't look for the hidden unicorn in the library this summer -- because she's traveling the world! (Unicorns have magic that keeps them safe.) Look for photos of unicorn on our Facebook and Instagram pages each week and see if you can figure out where she is.
No library card required through August! TumbleBooks' databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Thank you, TumbleBooks, for supporting libraries during the closures.