School starts tomorrow, even if it looks a little different that you might have been expecting even a week ago! With all these changes in the air, now’s a good time to take a few deep breaths and just relax before the school year gets started.
Summer Reading is now officially over, but if you were reading right up to the end and haven’t collected your beads yet, you still have a few days! You can buy beads in the ReadSquared Prize Store through Saturday, September 19.
Whatever model of schooling you’ve chosen for this academic year, your student will be spending at least some time learning from home. While it doesn’t sound exactly like “fun,” there are some things you can do together to prepare your space for this to happen.
The clock is ticking, and regardless of what school looks like for you this year – the unofficial End of Summer (Labor Day weekend) is upon us! So whether you’re jumping into school right away, or still have a couple of weeks, now is the time to squeeze in that last-minute family fun! The weather’s cooperating a little better these days for outdoor activities, and it’s usually pretty easy to social distance while you’re outside. Here are a few ideas for these last days of summer.
Hey teens, have you ever wanted to compete against others in your favorite game?!
Well… on Saturday, September 5th, the Ames Free Library will host its first Fortnite Tournament! You and up to 99 other people will drop into the now flooded island and will compete for the #1 Victory Royale. There will be three rounds, with the highest scoring player being awarded a prize for coming in first place! Points will be awarded for takedowns and your placement in each round.
So grab a flopper, a friend, and start practicing your building for the AFL Fortnite Tournament.
In case you missed it: the library is now open for limited browsing! You’re welcome to come into the library for short visits to find and check out materials. This also means that if you’ve earned beads for your Summer Reading necklace over the summer, you can come right up to the Youth Services desk to pick up your prepackaged order! (If you are not yet comfortable coming into the library, we can still schedule a time for the pickup window.)
Terri Libenson is a comic-strip cartoonist turned middle grade author. Ms. Libenson’s graphic novels are perfect back-to-school reads! Each book features a girl facing a particular challenge at school. These lighthearted books feature friendships, school and extracurricular challenges, and the dreaded social drama that comes with middle school! In other words… just a normal week at school!