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Program Update: HodgePodge Hide & Seek at Summer Finale

Come out for a socially distant, IN-PERSON event! Find HodgePodge (he’s a friendly monster!) – he’ll be hiding in plain sight somewhere in Easton (hint: not too far from the library!). Once you spot him, you can park (somewhere legal and safe, please!) to say hello and get a photo with him. Find HodgePodge at the Governor Ames Estate (35 Main Street in North Easton)!

Family Fun: Meals in a Mug

Did you miss our mug cake program this week? Did you participate, and want to make more?

Mug cakes are so easy, kids can make them… but they’re also fun to do together! They’re quick to mix up, quick to cook, and quick to eat. All you need is a microwavable mug (or small bowl) plus a few basic baking ingredients (and a microwave, of course!).

Program Updates: Collecting Beads for your Summer Reading Necklace

We are moving right along with our summer reading program, and a lot of you have been busy, busy readers! However, not many people have collected any beads yet, so we wanted to share a brief instruction on using the Prize Store.

 Under your child’s account in ReadSquared, go to the Prize Store tab (in the app, the icon looks like a shopping cart). You’ll see the number of points you have available to you, and can choose any beads you have enough points for. Repeat this for each child.

Tip: choose higher value beads first!

Family Fun: HORSE

Some public athletic facilities are open for limited play – how about mixing up your routine a little with some basketball? It’s OK if you think you’re the worst b-ball players ever (sorry, but my household actually wins that title!) – you’ll get some sunshine, a little physical activity, and most likely, some giggles. Our favorite game is HORSE.

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