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Summer Reading Challenge 2020 For kids BIRTH – 17 years old

Wed, July 1st – Friday, August 14th

This summer our Summer Reading Program will be entirely online. If you’d like to see a pdf with all the information for the entire Summer Reading click here.

Summer Reading Simplified:

1- Go to https://agawamlibrary.beanstack.org/ to register for the Summer Reading Program. The website we are using is called Beanstack. If you need help call us at 413-789-1550 ext. 3

2- Use the Beanstack website to log the days you spend reading. You decide how often you will log your reading. It could be every day, every other day or once a week. For every 2 days of reading you earn an electronic badge. After 5 days of reading you will be entered to win that week’s raffle prize. If you need help call us at 413-789-1550 ext. 3

3- Go to https://www.agawamlibrary.org/children/ to see the activities for that week. The weekly activities will also be sent through weekly emails.

4- We will also have some programs held over Zoom. To see what is offered and to register for these programs click here: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm

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WEEK OF JULY 1ST – JULY 11TH

ALPHABET AT HOME “A-E”: Find things around your house that start with the letters A-E. Take a picture of what you found and email it to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com so we can put it on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/AgawamChildrensLibrary/ 

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: The theme is: SUMMER FUN! Take a picture then email it to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com. Include the photographer’s name and grade. Winners will be announced the following week. Winners will be awarded certificates. See all the entries at https://www.facebook.com/AgawamChildrensLibrary/

WHERE IS THE LIBRARIAN?:

Your challenge is to figure out where in Agawam the picture was taken. Email your answers to: speoples@agawamlibrary.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Thurs. July 9th

10:30 am – 11: 00 am    ZOOM PAINTING       For ages 11-17

Join Miss Rose for a Zoom Painting Party. You may pick up all the supplies at the library starting Monday June 29 by calling the Children’s Room (413) 789-1550 ext.3 to set up a pickup time. Please only attend one Zoom Painting Class. Registration starts June 29th.

Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm

When you register you must include an email address. We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

Thurs. July 9th

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         ZOOM PAINTING       For ages 11-17

Join Miss Rose for a Zoom Painting Party. You may pick up all the supplies at the library starting Monday June 29 by calling the Children’s Room (413) 789-1550 ext.3 to set up a pickup time. Please only attend one Zoom Painting Class. Registration starts June 29th.

Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm

When you register you must include an email address. We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

Fri. July 10th

10:30 am – 11:30 am     DRIVE-THRU POPSICLE DAY    For all ages

The library will be giving out free popsicles while supplies last. You are encouraged to enjoy your popsicles at home or in the car. Physical distancing rules must be observed during this event.

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WEEK OF JULY 12TH – JULY 18TH

ALPHABET AT HOME “F-J”: Find things around your house that start with the letters F-J. Take a picture of what you found and email it to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com so we can put it on Facebook.

LEGO CHALLENGE: BUILD A CASTLE out of Legos. Then send a picture of what you built to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com. We’ll put it on our Facebook page for everyone to enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/AgawamChildrensLibrary/

MOSAIC CROWN: Follow Miss Rose as she takes you through the steps to create a crown fit for royalty. Children ages 4 and up may pick up all the supplies at the library starting Monday, July 6 by calling the Children’s Room (413) 789-1550 Ext.3 to set up a pickup time. While supplies last. Instructions on how to make the craft will be posted July 12th.

TANGRAM CHALLENGE: Kids and teens can download a pdf of the “Make-At-Home Tangrams.” How many shapes can you make? Email : pweingart@agawamlibrary.org to request a copy of the Tangram pdf to download and print.

WHERE IS THE LIBRARIAN?: We will post a picture of a librarian somewhere in Agawam on our website: https://www.agawamlibrary.org/children/. Your challenge is to figure out where in town the picture was taken. Email your answers to: speoples@agawamlibrary.org. The picture will be posted July 12th.

Mon. July 13th

10:00 am – 10:30 am     ZOOM STORYTIME            For ages 3-5

Join Miss Susan for a super fun Zoom Storytime. Registration is required. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm  We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

Tues. July 14th

10:00 am – 10:30 am     ZOOM LAPSIT STORYTIME       For birth – 18 months

Join Miss Pamela for a super fun Zoom Lapsit Storytime. Registration is required Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm . We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

10:30 am – 11:30 am     JEWELRY ON ZOOM           For ages 8-11

Join Miss Susan – and meet old and new friends – as we make a seashell bracelet and a charm bracelet.  You may pick up all the supplies at the library starting Tuesday, July 7th by calling the Children’s Room 413-789-1550 ext. 3 to set a pick up time. Please only attend one Jewelry on Zoom class. Registration is required. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         JEWELRY ON ZOOM           For ages 8-11

Join Miss Susan – and meet old and new friends – as we make a seashell bracelet and a charm bracelet.  You may pick up all the supplies at the library starting Tuesday, July 7th by calling the Children’s Room 413-789-1550 ext. 3 to set a pick up time. Please only attend one Jewelry on Zoom class. Registration is required. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

Thurs. July 16th

10:00 am – 10:30 am     ZOOM TODDLER TIME STORYTIME           For 19-36 months

Join Miss Rose for a super fun Zoom Toddler Time Storytime. Registration is required Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

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WEEK OF JULY 19TH – JULY 25TH

ALPHABET AT HOME “K-O”: Find things around your house that start with the letter K-O. Take a picture of what you found and email it to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com so we can put it on Facebook.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: The theme is: ANIMALS! Take a picture then email it to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com. Include the photographer’s name and grade. Winners will be announced the following week. Winners will be awarded certificates. See all the entries at https://www.facebook.com/AgawamChildrensLibrary/

CHEMISTRY FROM THE KITCHEN: Join Miss Susan as she makes Oobleck, Slime and art with glue and salt! Most of the ingredients for the activities are common kitchen items, but we have a limited supply of kits if you need them. Please call 413-789-1550, ext 3, or email speoples@agawamlibrary.org to arrange pick up of supplies. The video will be posted July 19th.

WHERE IS THE LIBRARIAN?: We will post a picture of a librarian somewhere in Agawam on our website: https://www.agawamlibrary.org/children/. Your challenge is to figure out where in town the picture was taken. Email your answers to: speoples@agawamlibrary.org. The picture will be posted July 19th.

Mon. July 20th

10:00 am – 10:30 am     ZOOM STORYTIME            For ages 3-5

Join Miss Susan for a super fun Zoom Storytime. Registration is required. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

Tues. July 21st

10:00 am – 10:30 am     ZOOM LAPSIT STORYTIME       For birth – 18 months

Join Miss Pamela for a super fun Zoom Lapsit Storytime. Registration is required. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

Thurs. July 23rd

10:00 am – 10:30 am     ZOOM TODDLER TIME STORYTIME           For 19-36 months

Join Miss Rose for a super fun Zoom Lapsit Storytime. Registration is required Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

10:30 am – 11:00 am     ICE CREAM IN A BAG ON ZOOM        For ages 10 – 14

Join Miss Pamela as we make Ice Cream in a Bag over Zoom. Most of the ingredients for the activities are common kitchen items, but we have a limited supply of kits if you need them. Please call 413-789-1550, ext 3, or email pweingart@agawamlibrary.org to arrange pick up of supplies. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         ICE CREAM IN A BAG ON ZOOM        For ages 10 – 14

Join Miss Pamela as we make Ice Cream in a Bag over Zoom. Most of the ingredients for the activities are common kitchen items, but we have a limited supply of kits if you need them. Please call 413-789-1550, ext 3, or email pweingart@agawamlibrary.org to arrange pick up of supplies. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

Fri. July 24th

10:30 am – 11:30 am     DRIVE-THRU POPSICLE DAY    For all ages

The library will be giving out free popsicles while supplies last. You are encouraged to enjoy your popsicles at home or in the car. Physical distancing rules must be observed during this event.

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WEEK OF JULY 26TH – AUGUST 1ST

ALPHABET AT HOME “P-T”: Find things around your house that start with the letters P-T. Take a picture of what you found and email it to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com so we can put it on Facebook.

LEGO CHALLENGE: BUILD A CREATURE out of Legos. Then send a picture of what you built to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com. We’ll put it on our Facebook page for everyone to enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/AgawamChildrensLibrary/

TANGRAM CHALLENGE: Kids and teens can download a pdf of the “Make-At-Home Tangrams.” How many shapes can you make? Email: pweingart@agawamlibrary.org to request a copy of the Tangram pdf to download and print.

VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM: Kids and teens are invited to go to https://www.agawamlibrary.org/children/ to work on a virtual Escape Room. This can be done at any time during this week.

WHERE IS THE LIBRARIAN?: We will post a picture of a librarian somewhere in Agawam on our website: https://www.agawamlibrary.org/children/. Your challenge is to figure out where in town the picture was taken. Email your answers to: speoples@agawamlibrary.org

Mon. July 27th

10:00 am – 10:30 am     ZOOM STORYTIME            For ages 3-5

Join Miss Susan for a super fun Zoom Storytime. Registration is required Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

Tues. July 28th

10:00 am – 10:30 am     ZOOM LAPSIT STORYTIME       For birth – 18 months

Join Miss Pamela for a super fun Zoom Lapsit Storytime. Registration is required Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm When you register you must include an email address. We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm         BOOK GROUP             For ages 14-17

We will discuss and do activities on the book Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. 10 people will receive a free copy of the book to keep. Go to this website to register:  http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

Thurs. July 30th

10:00 am – 10:30 am     ZOOM TODDLER TIME STORYTIME For 19-36 months

Join Miss Rose for a super fun Zoom Toddler Time Storytime. Registration is required Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm When you register you must include an email address. We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

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WEEK OF AUGUST 2ND – AUGUST 8TH

ALPHABET AT HOME “U-Z”: Find things around your house that start with the letters U-Z. Take a picture of what you found and email it to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com so we can put it on Facebook.

CRAFTING AT HOME: PONY BRACELET KIT Follow Miss Rose as she takes you through the steps to make a Pony Bead Bracelet. Children ages 4 and up may pick up all the supplies at the library starting Monday July 27 by calling the Children’s Room (413) 789-1550 Ext.3 to set up a pickup time. While supplies last. The video with instructions will be posted August 2nd.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: The theme is: PLANTS! Take a picture then email it to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com. Include the photographer’s name and grade. Winners will be announced the following week. Winners will be awarded certificates. See all the entries at https://www.facebook.com/AgawamChildrensLibrary/

WHERE IS THE LIBRARIAN?: We will post a picture of a librarian somewhere in Agawam on our website: https://www.agawamlibrary.org/children/. Your challenge is to figure out where in town the picture was taken. Email your answers to: speoples@agawamlibrary.org. The picture will be posted August 2nd.

Thurs. August 6th

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         ZOOM FAIRY HOUSE         For ages 8-11

Join Miss Rose for a Zoom Fairy House Building. We will build a Fairy House using a variety of materials. You can look outside for sticks, bark, feathers, pinecones and any other materials you would like to use. You may pick up supplies at the library starting Monday, July 27 by calling the Children’s Room (413) 789-1552 Ext.3 to set up a pickup time. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

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WEEK OF AUGUST 9TH – AUGUST 14TH

IMAGINE A WORLD OF GRATITUDE: There have been some truly wonderful things that have happened over this summer. People have been very helpful to each other in small ways, and big ways. Think of someone who has done something nice for you. It could be a small thing, or a big thing. Write them a Thank You Letter. Take a picture of yourself holding the letter and send it to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com  and we will put it on our Facebook page to show our World of Gratitude. https://www.facebook.com/AgawamChildrensLibrary/

LEGO CHALLENGE: BUILD A SCENE FROM A BOOK out of Legos. Then send a picture of what you built to agawamchildrenslibrary@gmail.com. We’ll put it on our Facebook page for everyone to enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/AgawamChildrensLibrary/

WHERE IS THE LIBRARIAN?: We will post a picture of a librarian somewhere in Agawam on our website: https://www.agawamlibrary.org/children/. Your challenge is to figure out where in town the picture was taken. Email your answers to: speoples@agawamlibrary.org  The picture will be posted August 9th.

ENGINEERING AND CHEMISTRY OUTSIDE: Come outside with Miss Susan to see bubble wands made from chenille sticks and pony beads, sunprints made from everyday objects, and watch what happens when she drops Mentos into Diet Coke. Most of the ingredients for the activities are common household/arts and crafts items, but we have a limited supply of kits if you need them (excluding Mentos and Diet Coke).  Please call 413-789-1550, ext 3, or email speoples@agawamlibrary.org to arrange pick up of supplies. The video will be posted August 9th.

Tues. August 11th

10:30 am – 11:30 am     ROCKS ON ZOOM     For ages 5-7

With Miss Susan you will learn about rocks, listen to a story, and finish up by painting rocks. You are invited to bring a rock to our new rock garden. You may pick up all the supplies at the library starting Tuesday, August 4th by calling the Children’s Room 413-789-1550 ext. 3 to set a pick up time. Please only attend one Rocks on Zoom. Registration is required. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         ROCKS ON ZOOM     For ages 5-7

With Miss Susan you will learn about rocks, listen to a story, and finish up by painting rocks. You are invited to bring a rock to our new rock garden. You may pick up all the supplies at the library starting Tuesday, August 4th by calling the Children’s Room 413-789-1550 ext. 3 to set a pick up time. Please only attend one Rocks on Zoom. Registration is required. Go to this website to register: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/A/AGAWAM/ekmonth.cfm We will send the Zoom log in information to the email address you give us.

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