Summer Reading Program
Summer Fun for Everyone - June 1 through July 31
Whether you are a kid, teen, or adult, you can participate in a reading program for your age group. Why should you participate? In addition to the pleasure you receive from reading a good book, you may also earn prizes! This summer all our programs will be virtual. Several craft programs will include packets you can choose to pick up curbside if you don’t already have the supplies at home.
Performers, crafts and storytimes oh my! June 1 through July 25
Enjoy watching special performer videos and craft videos led by your favorite librarians June 1 through July 25.
Prizes? Did someone say prizes? Read for 20 hours between June 28 and July 31 to earn badges and entries for the grand prizes!
Babies, Children and Teens: For every 5 hours you read you get a badge in Beanstack, and an entry into the grand prize drawing. You will also get a prize pack when you complete 20 hours of reading and turn in the final log. If you are using Beanstack there is no need to print anything. And you earn badges along the way!
Adults: For every 5 hours you read you get a badge in Beanstack, and an entry into the grand prize drawing.
Everyone can continue logging their reading hours, up to 40 hours or until July 31, to gain more entries into the grand prize drawings.
Grand prize: Chromebooks! Drawings for a Chromebook for children, for teens and for adults will be held in late August. Babies will get an age appropriate grand prize. Max number of entries is 8 per person.
Children’s Summer reading Programs
Dungeons and Dragons for Teens
Online meeting of teens who wish to participate in a D&D quest! Each teen will have a character and staff will lead them on a quest through a fantasy world where they will have to battle creatures, solve puzzles and do math!
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 22
Meetings will be done over Zoom. Call to register and the link will be sent to registrants on June 24. There are only 10 available spots in a single campaign however if there are more than 10 teens who are interested in participating the library will form a wait list so that we have back up players in case one of the 10 original teens has to drop from the program.
Adulting 101: Laundry
Teens will learn how to do laundry. From sorting colors, choosing which cycle on the machine to use and what all those strange symbols on clothing tags mean, this program will make sure that teens will not have problems doing their own laundry.
Tween Scene (Ages 10-13) - Origami Dragon Eyes
Tween will learn how to fold a square sheet of paper into a blinking dragon eye. While folding, the participants will also begin to draw and color the dragon’s eye and the scales. The tweens may be able to complete more than one eye if they are quick artists.
Drawing tool (pencil, pen, marker, etc.)
Paper (copy paper or whatever paper)
Coloring tools (crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
Online Pictionary for Teens
Teens will get to play an online game of Pictionary! In Zoom, each teen will get the chance to draw a card from the Pictionary deck (staff will draw the card) and send a private chat message to the teen chosen to draw that turn with what they need to draw.
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 17
Call to register and receive a link to this online event.
Adulting 101: Car Maintenance
Teens will learn how to do some basic car maintenance: checking their oil, adding windshield wiper fluid, checking tire pressure, how to adjust tire pressure and how to change a flat tire!
Tween Scene (Ages 10-13) - Catapults
Tween will learn how to construct a mini catapult by wrapping popsicle sticks with rubber bands. Once the catapults have been constructed, the participants will then test their catapult’s throwing power by launching various objects of different shapes, sizes, and weights toward a bullseye placed one foot away. A premade chart to record your results is available to illustrate your catapults power.
Craft supplies for Tween Scene will be offered to the first 25 participants to request them. Call 972-205-2804 for curbside pickup at the North Garland Branch.
Adult Informational Program: Resume Basics
Get some tips on how to create a #resume, find templates, and avoid common mistakes from Jenna, one of our Adult Services Librarians.