Children

Summer Reading 2021

June 28th – August 6th

There are 2 parts to the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge: Logging Reading , & The Activities

 

 LOGGING READING:

Kids & Teens can keep track of the days that they read using an online program called Beanstack. Our Beanstack program can be found at https://agawamlibrary.beanstack.org/ .

Every week that you read you will be automatically entered to win a weekly prize. Weekly Prize winners will be announced on Mondays through August 9th.

After you read for 25 Days you will automatically entered to win the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize Winners will be announced on August 9th.

New this year, once you register for the Summer Reading Challenge you can come to the library to pick out a free book to keep.

Log into the Beanstack website every couple days to record your reading.

Let us know if you have any questions. Call us at 413-789-1550 ext 3, or email [email protected].

To watch a short video on how to register CLICK HERE.

To watch a short video on how to record the days that you read CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF ALL OF THE SUMMER READING ACTIVITIES

TELL YOUR TALE SHORT STORY CONTEST
June 28th – August 6th
This summer is your chance to tell your tale with our Short Story Contest for Kids & Teens. To submit your story go to https://www.agawamlibrary.org/children/short-story-contest-for-kids-teens/

Click here to see the current submissions.

THROUGH ME TO YOU: PUPPET STORYTIME
Through Me To You Puppetry presents truly awesome storytimes with puppets, sound effects, and even a song at the end! 
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendakhttps://youtu.be/mCIxakcxtwY
9 minutes 57 seconds long
Augustus And His Smile by Catherine Rayner : https://youtu.be/eBK0yWXIkes
10 minutes 19 seconds long
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems: https://youtu.be/Bi1gP6A8v_E
10 minutes 48 seconds long of storytime
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper: https://youtu.be/I3y-f8wi54c
18 minutes 20 seconds of storytime
What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada: https://youtu.be/XpgvukjIPSw
9 minutes 39 seconds long
One by Kathryn Otoshi: https://youtu.be/4JlM28XF1hI
18 minutes 15 seconds long
And The People Stayed Home by Kitty O’Meara: https://youtu.be/ObzVW3BmG30
9 minutes 7 seconds long

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THIS WEEK: AUGUST 2nd AUGUST 6th

ALL WEEK

Guess Whose Tail

Each week, we will have a series of clues about an animal, starting with a picture of its tail. Send us your answer for a small prize.

Click here to play along.

Tell your Tale Short Story Contest

June 28th – August 6th

This summer is your chance to tell your tale with our Short Story Contest for Kids & Teens. To submit your story go to https://www.agawamlibrary.org/children/short-story-contest-for-kids-teens/

Click here to see the current entries.

Weekly Craft

JELLYFISH PAPER CUP CRAFT!

Call 413-789-1550 ext.3 to request a craft kit.

WED. AUG 4th

Tails & Tales Painting WATERCOLOR SILHOUETTE  For ages 11+

Click here to watch the video.

THURS. AUG 5th

Family Fun

For ages 6 and up

Watch these short videos to see what Ms Susan learns on her travels outside. Limited copies of the Backpack Explorer books available for each activity.

Click here to watch the video.

Where Was Wendell the Whale

It’s hard to hide a giant whale in Agawam and Feeding Hills, but we snuck out of the library and took pictures of our whale around town! Each week, tell us where Wendell is visiting for a chance to win a small prize.

Click here to play along.

FRI. AUG. 6TH

Last Day of Summer Reading

Be sure to log all your reading at agawamlibrary.beanstack.org!

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ALL ACTIVITIES:

BABY TALE TIME  For Age birth – 18 months & their caregivers

KITS AVAILABLE JUNE 30TH, JULY 14TH & JULY 28TH.

Get a special kit that can help you share your love of reading with your child. Call 413-789-1550 ext. 3 to request a kit.

 

FAMILY FUN  For Age 6 and up

Have some fun outside this summer. Using books from the Backpack Explorer series, Ms. Susan goes out and about to explore nature. Watch these short videos to see what she learned. Limited copies of the Backpack Explorer books available for each activity.

Thurs. July 8thBEACH  Click here to watch the video

Thurs. July 22ndPARK Click here to watch the video

Thurs. August 5thBIRDS Click here to watch the video

Limited copies of the books will be available by calling 413-789-1550 ext. 3.

 

GUESS WHOSE TAIL  For All Kids & Teens

JUNE 28TH – AUGUST 6TH

Each week, we will have a series of clues about an animal, starting with a picture of its tail. Send us your answer for a small prize.

 

MAKE A HEDGEHOG OUT OF AN OLD BOOK  For Age 11 and up

Turn an old book into a hedgehog! All it takes is some folding, a bit of glue and a little patience.

Click here to watch the video

 

PAPER ZOO: ORIGAMI ANIMALS  For Age 11 and up

Watch a short video where Ms. Pamela will show you how to make origami animals!

Wed. June 30thROCKIN’ ROBIN – Click here to watch the video

Wed. July 14thDOG WITH MOVABLE HEAD Click here to watch the video

Wed. July 28thSWIMMING FISH Click here to watch the video

 

PET PORTRAIT CONTEST  For All Kids & Teens

JULY 6TH – JULY 23RD

Calling all kid & teen photographers! It’s time to show off your pets!

Take a picture of your current pet, or a friend’s pet, or use a picture of a pet you used to have and send it to [email protected].

Be sure to include the photographer’s first and last name and age in the email.

We will put your picture on our social media pages, and our website.

Participants are allowed to enter one photo per week.

Each week, one participant will be chosen to win a small prize.

Click here to see the entries so far.

 

STORY TALES  For Age 3-5

KITS & VIDEOS AVAILABLE ON JULY 2ND, JULY 16TH & JULY 30TH.

Click here to watch the video from July 2nd.

Click here to watch the video from July 16th.

Click here to watch the video from July 30th

Join Ms Susan for a short online program with two stories and a simple craft.

Call 413-789-1550 ext. 3 to request storytime kits. 

 

TAILS & TALES PAINTING

Enjoy a short video of Ms Rose teaching us how to paint beautiful works of art. All materials are provided.

July 7th WHALE SPONGE PAINTING For ages 3-5

Click here to watch the video

July 21st STRIPED CANVAS PAINTING For ages 6-10

Click here to watch the video

August 4thWATERCOLOR SILHOUETTE For ages 11-17

Click here to watch the video

Supplies for these crafts will be available by calling 413-789-1550 ext. 3.

 

TELL YOUR TALE SHORT STORY CONTEST  For All Kids & Teens 

JUNE 28TH – AUGUST 6TH

This summer is your chance to tell your tale with our Short Story Contest for Kids & Teens.

To submit your story go to https://www.agawamlibrary.org/teens/short-story-contest-for-kids-teens/

Stories can be of any genre. Some examples are: autobiography, mystery, graphic novel, science fiction, etc.

Illustrations are allowed. Stories are can use words or can be told using only with illustrations.

Stories cannot be longer than 3 pages.   Authors can submit up to three entries during the contest.

Stories must be family friendly.

Winners will get a small prize.

All stories will be published online and bound into a book to be viewed at the Agawam Library.

If you have any questions please email [email protected].

 

 

TINY TOT TALES  For Age 19 months – 36 months & their caregivers

PICK UP THE KIT ON JUNE 28TH. VIDEOS WILL BE POSTED ON JULY 1st, 15th, & 29th.

Join Ms Rose for a short online program of nursery rhymes, songs & fingerplays.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO FROM JULY 1

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO FROM JULY 15

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO FROM JULY 29

Call 413-789-1550 ext. 3 to request a kit that will be used for all 3 storytimes.

 

VIRTUAL STICKER PUZZLE  For All Kids & Teens

JUNE 28TH – AUGUST 6TH

Each Monday during the Summer Reading Challenge there will be a new virtual sticker puzzle that we can work on together.

These virtual sticker puzzles were created by StickTogether©

The links are not working at the moment. We are working on fixing it. Please check back later.

 

WEEKLY CRAFTS  For Age 5 and up

Tues. July 6th – BIRD HOUSE, Mon. July 12th –HANDPRINT FISH PUPPET, Mon. July 19th – SAND CASTLE LIGHTHOUSE, Mon. July 26th – MOSAIC ANIMALS, Mon. August 2nd – JELLYFISH PAPER CUP CRAFT

Supplies for these crafts will be available by calling 413-789-1550 ext. 3.

 

WHERE WAS WENDELL THE WHALE? For All Kids & Teens

FRIDAYS, JULY 9TH, JULY 16TH & JULY 23RD.

It’s hard to hide a giant whale in Agawam and Feeding Hills, but we snuck out of the library and took pictures of our whale around town! Each week, tell us where Wendell is visiting for a chance to win a small prize.

New pictures posted on Fridays.

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Children’s Room Staff:

Pamela Weingart

Susan Peoples, Rose Dupre

413-789-1550 ext 3

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