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2021 Summer Reading

June 1 - August 1, 2021

 

Rawr! Bark! Meow! Hiss! 

This summer we're exploring the animal world, from our backyard buddies to the wild kingdom, through stories and online events for all ages.

All about ANIMALS!

The importance of Summer Reading

Go on an Adventure with your Library!

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Use our Beanstack on your desktop

HOW IT WORKS

SIGN UP

EXPLORE

EVENTS

READ

LOG IT

WIN!

TEEN

SUMMER

READING

PROGRAM

 6th - 12th grade

The CHALLENGE

 

Read at least 500 minutes

between June 1 - August 1.

SIGN UP, READ, LOG IT!

 

Register here.

Read 20 minutes per day or more

 

Log your time in your Beanstack tracker

or print a TEEN reading

tracking form.

 

*Teens who track with Beanstack can pick up a

"thank you" goody bag at the library after July 1.

ENTER TO WIN!

 Read 500 minutes & turn it in by 8/3 =

a ticket in the TEEN Grand Prize drawing! 

$100 VISA Gift Card

 

 

Green and Cyan Leaves Safari Baby Shower

 

Teen Events

LIVE Thursdays on ZOOM 

@ 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Recordings will be posted on

NPL's Youtube Channel

 

June 3

DIY Sketchbook & Character Creation Lab

 

June 10

Animal Anime (& Kawaii) Animation

 

June 17

Owl Pellet Dissection lab

 

June 24

Virtual Reality Safari

 

July 1

Graphic Design with Canva - Animal Shelter Posters

 

July 8

Stop-Motion Animation/Endangered Animals

 

July 15

Vegan Cooking for Teens

 

July 22

Barnyard Bean Art Mosaics

 

July 29

Wild Jeopardy!

 

August 4

Finale & Grand Prize Drawings

 

KIDS 

STEM Stations

Drop-In Days

K - 5th Grade

Visit the library between

2:30 - 4:30 pm

alternating Tuesdays

no registration required

 

June 8 

Ozobot ANIMAL MIGRATION

 

June 22

STEM SAFARI

 

July 6 

LED BUG BUDDIES

 

July 20

ORIGAMI BARNYARD

BOOKMARKS

KIDS 

Take & Make

KITS

K - 5th grade

Pick up supplies,

make at home

no registration required

while supplies last

ALL DAY (9a-7p)

 

June 15

OWL EYES Binoculars

 

June 29

MY PET ROCK

July 13

Butterfly puddlers

 

July 27

Coding with Shark Lady

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KIDS

Summer

READING

Challenge

Read at least

500 minutes

between

June 1 - August 1.

SIGN UP,

READ, LOG IT!

 

Register here.

Read 20 minutes per day or more

 

Log your time in your Beanstack tracker

or print a KIDS reading tracking form.

ENTER TO WIN!

 Read 500 minutes

& turn it in by 8/3 =

a ticket in the

KIDS Grand Prize drawing!

Earn up to 2 BONUS tickets

by reading more

KIDS Grand Prize

=

 

4 tickets to

Dickerson Park Zoo

Springfield, MO

or choose

$50 VISA Gift Card

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KIDS 

ZOOM 

EVENTS

K - 5th grade

 

LIVE on ZOOM

Wednesdays @ 3 p.m.

Recordings will be posted on

NPL's Youtube Channel

 

June 2

Kick-Off event

& Read-aloud #1

 

June 9

Bookish Beasts

by Dickerson Park Zoo

 

June 16

Owls of Missouri

by Dickerson Park Zoo

 

June 23

Animal Stories

& Read-Aloud #2

June 30

Animal Expert:

Veterinarian

 

July 7

Protect the Endangered

by Dickerson Park Zoo

 

July 14

Animal Expert:

Beekeeping

 

July 21

Animal Expert:

On the Farm

 

July 28

Underwater Wonders

& Read-Aloud #3

 

August 4

Finale

& Grand Prize Drawings

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TINY TOTS

Early Literacy

Toddlers & Preschoolers

ONLINE STORYTIME

LIVE on ZOOM @ 10 a.m.

Read-Aloud Recordings

will be posted on YouTube

 

June 1: Bookish Beasts

 

June 14: The Wild Side

 

June 28: Pets & Vets

 

July 12: On the Farm

 

July 26: Deep in the Ocean

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TINY TOTS

Early Literacy

Read-with-Me

Summer Program

Babies - Preschoolers

Read with your child this summer

and choose to do a few skill-building

activities along the way.

Get your child ready to READ

with our 2021 Early Literacy Guide

for Families!

Nevada Public Library uses the

"Every Child Ready to Read" program

for early literacy activities.

Register on Beanstack to log 

your read-with-me time & early literacy activities,

 

or print off a 2021 Early Literacy Guide here.

Read 5 books = 1 badge

Complete a pre-reading activity = 1 badge

Earn 5 badges in Beanstack 

(or complete the printed Early Literacy Family guide)

then stop by the library

to receive your child's FREE book & certificate of completion!

Talk

Sing

Read 

Write 

Play

TINY TOTS

Drop-in Days

@ the Library

Fridays 10 a - 4 p

no registration required

NEW THIS YEAR!

While it isn't quite safe during the pandemic to

hold large-group programs, like traditional storytime, we want to offer a way for families to participate

in fun activities while visiting the library.

Introducing DROP-IN DAYS @ the LIBRARY!

Toddlers (2-3 yrs old)

June 4: Stuffies Sleepover

June 18: Library Safari

July 2: Pets & Vets

July 16: On the farm

July 30: Deep in the ocean

Preschoolers (4-5 yrs old)

June 11: Stuffies Sleepover

June 25: Library Safari

July 9: Pets & Vets

July 23: On the farm

July 30: Deep in the ocean

Do you have children in both age groups?

Pick a day and come & play.

Both groups explore the same games and items,

we are just splitting the group to keep the

numbers lower as recommended by health officials.

We encourage adults to wear masks and frequent

hand-washing/hand-sanitizer use is recommended to

minimize the spread of germs in the play/craft areas.

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ADULT

SUMMER PROGRAM

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Want MO  fun things to do?
Missouri Bicentennial Guide by the Missouri State Library
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Missouri State Library
Bicentennial
Read Across Missouri

A celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial and 200 years of Missouri’s literary history.

 

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the great state of Missouri’s joining the union, the Missouri State Library has created an interactive reading challenge that allows the people of Missouri a chance to see all the literary treasures this state has to offer.

Adults ages 18 and older can participate in this challenge with NPL from June 1 - August 1 to earn a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card. 

Register here & track your progress on Beanstack.

Participants who earn at least four passport stamps in Beanstack before August 1st will be entered into the prize drawing that will be held on August 4th.

The winner will be notified by the library.