Summer Reading 2021
Welcome to Summer Reading: Tails and Tales!
Spend this summer learning about the outdoors and nature! We have some fun ideas that also count toward your summer reading goals and count for prizes as well! They are listed below.
For an extra entry, fill out a form about a library book you just read: either in-house or at the bottom of this webpage!
Happy Summer Reading!
*Note: If you print your own tracker (and are able to do it double-sided) click the button labeled 'flip on short edge'!
Every Saturday, we will have materials available for groups to take outside starting at 10:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM.
Pick-Up Day - June 5th
First day to pick up your bag to start the Summer Reading Challenge. Bubbles and chalk to play with outside.
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt - June 12th
Complete an outdoor scavenger hunt on the Greenway to win a pair of binoculars to decorate and take on your next adventure!
Best Buddy Sleep-Over - June 19th
Bring your own blanket and have a picnic with one of your stuffed animal friends! Leave them overnight to have a sleepover in the library, and then pick them up the following Monday!
Natural Art - June 26th
Collaborative Chalk Mural - July 3rd
Planting Pumpkins and Painting Rocks - July 10th
How Many Worms? - June 5 - 11
Guess how many gummy worms are in the jar on the Children's Desk. The closest guess wins the entire jar! You'll also be entered into the first weekly gift card drawing! (One entry per visit).
Indoor Scavenger Hunt - June 12 - 18
An indoor scavenger hunt to find animals hidden throughout the entire library.
Rainforest Escape Room (Online) - June 19 - 25
Take a trip to Peru deep into the Amazon Rainforest. While on the journey, you get separated from your group. To get back to civilization and your travel group, you'll have to solve a series of puzzles and riddles. Click here to play!
Pet Tales - June 26 - July 2
Share a funny pet or animal story! Bring in pictures, or draw one, and write a funny short story. Voting will be ongoing until July 10 for Cutest, Funniest, Fluffiest, Cuddliest, and Grumpiest Pet!
Animal Photography Showcase - July 3 - 9
Share your animal photos. Can be pets or wild animals. We'll build a photo wall to show the whole community!
Grand Prize Drawing - July 10
Grand prize! (one entry for each challenge booklet completed) is your choice of an Amazon Fire Tablet OR Design-Your-Own Vans!
This year, all of the Adult Summer Reading programing is done throughout the whole summer! Check out these learning pages, the virtual tours, and the whale songs all Summer long!
Creative Nature Photography eBook by Bill Coster
Creative Bird Photography eBook by Bill Coster
The Joy of Nature Photography eBook by Steve Price
Universal Classes: Pet and Animal Care
https://blounttn.universalclass.com/start.htm - log in to really look at the courses.
Universal Class: Marine Biology .9 CEU
Learn about life in the ocean depths, at the Polar extremes, in coral reefs, estuaries, and in the open sea. You will learn about plants large and small, marine birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and fish. You will learn how all these organisms connect with each other in the marine biome, and what threats are facing these ecosystems.