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.
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.)
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)!
Join us for the FINALE of our summer Family Entertainment series on Zoom tonight, Monday, August 17, at 6:00 PM!
The Toe Jam Puppet Band returns to help us end the summer on a high note! Their variety show features interactive songs, stories and puppets, and lots of silly voices. You’re sure to be dancing along…or at least tapping your toe.
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!
Watch Rosalita’s Puppets presentation of a Sea Story on Zoom tonight, Monday, August 3, at 6:00 PM!
In this puppet show, Miranda the mermaid saves a pirate! Rosalita’s Puppet show features beautiful marionettes in an original story that is appropriate for all ages. This story is sure to be full of daring, bravery, kindness, and adventure!
The Teen Video Challenge, sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), is an annual national video contest open to all teens. The challenge is for teens to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2020 CSLP slogan “Imagine Your Story.” Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading.
What do you IMAGINE? Videos are only accepted through August 7, 2020, so submit yours today!