List of fun things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.
Read a book about California or one that takes place there and answer a trivia question.
Captain’s logs and ship’s logs have a rich history, and provide insight into how life on seafaring vessels went (and still go today). Continue this tradition by keeping track of what, where, and how you read this summer.
Dr. Seuss is one of the most influential children's authors of all time. Through his mastery of wordplay and rhyme, he inspired the imaginations of millions of young readers, probably including most of you reading this right now.
Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of children learn to read.
While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.
Do something nice and show kindness to others! These activities are great ways to show your generosity.
In this tasty tale of cooperation and unity, Mayor AnnChovi and her daughter Nan Chovi must decide who makes the best pizza in the town of Mozzarella—Vincent Van Dough or Leonardo Da Munchi. Vincent thinks the dough is the best part of the pizza! Leonardo believes it’sthe sauce! Find out how Nan Chovi resolves this delicious dilemma in The Great Pizza Contest.
Small gestures make the most difference on a daily basis. It's easy to get so preoccupied with our own lives that we forget about others, but with just one simple act of kindness, we can change the way someone else's day goes, and we can better ourselves and the world in the process. This challenge is designed for you to take the time to do something for someone else — and hopefully they will pay it forward to the next person!
Earn an extra point and badge for reading a particular genre. View the lists below for some inspiration:
Go beyond just reading this summer! Mix up how or where you read, or maybe what you do after reading a book.
Challenge yourself to complete at least five tasks from the list below. How many can you complete?
Your Patch Power Mission is to complete Mythic Hero Independent Activities and/or attend Mythic Hero Virtual Programs totaling THREE to earn your Mythic Hero Patch. Please remember that you will need to show your work and tell about the booksyou read for this patch.
You can find an register for Mythic Hero Programs via the Events Calendar at www.chescolibraries.org. You will receive a "Secret Code" for credit at the end of each program.
Join Page and Kenny as they bring a fairytale book to life with their Once Upon a Time Machine. Then make some fun fairytale projects and even a tasty recipe. Complete three activities to earn a Happily Ever Laughter Badge.
Grab your binoculars and compass and get ready for a journey through the jungle. Then get ready for some adventure themed crafts and a fun game that will get you up and moving. Complete three activities to win an Adventure Quest badge.
Who doesn’t love pizza? Watch a tasty show then try acting it out yourself or grab an apron and get cooking with some delicious recipes and crafts. Complete three activities to earn a Pizza Pizzazz Badge.
Shiver me timbers! Get ready me hearties for some seafaring fun with an outrageous show and pirate themed Arrrrrts and crafts. Complete 3 activities to earn a Book Buccaneer Badge.
March is Women's History Month! The month-long celebration of trailblazing women in history started as Women's History Week in March of 1980, centered around International Women's Day on March 8. As the National Women's History Project notes, 14 states had already declared March Women's History Month by 1986, and in 1987, Congress officially made it national. This month is a great time to explore the important contributions women have made to American society with your child. Here are some fun activities you can do together.
Shiver me timbers! Captain Book has been cursed to live as a pirate with a book permanently attached to his hand. To break the curse, kids at home join Page, Kenny, and a cast of salty dogs on a comic quest to discover the captain’s treasure trove of overdue library books. (Encore Adventure)
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March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women and their remarkable achievements. History is filled with inspirational stories of women in the arts, sciences, and sports, as well as women who have led countries, civil rights movements, and humanitarian efforts. Learn more about pioneering women with this online Women’s History Scavenger Hunt.
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