KIDS! Summer Reading 2020

Welcome to APL’s Kids Summer Reading Program!

This year things will be very different as we can’t have you in the library just yet for safety reasons. We will be using a digital Summer reading program through a program called Beanstack. You can download the free Beanstack app on your devices to get started, or you can go to our Beanstack site at auburnpubliclibrary.beanstack.org This site will allow you to register for summer reading from home, track your progress, and earn fun badges during the summer.

For a full schedule of online events, see our webpage http://www.auburnpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-2020/. If you have any questions, please call the children’s room at 333-6640 ext. 3.

For those children who do not have regular access to a computer we have a paper log that can be requested from the library and picked up by a parent or guardian. There is also a link to the paper log at the bottom of the summer reading page.

Just like our past summer programs we will have a free gift book for kids who read or listen to books for at least 10 hours this summer. This summer, because of COVID-19, we are still deciding the best way to distribute the gift books to participants throughout the summer. Please check our website and Facebook pages to find out how to get your free book in August.

We miss you all and hope you can have some fun with our virtual program!

Fun Stuff for Kids Online!

FREE EBOOKS Several sites are providing free access to ebooks while schools are closed.

Tumblebooks

Lerner Books: Now through June 30, hundreds of Lerner eBooks are available for free via the Lerner Bookshelf. There are two collections of eBooks, Grades PreK-5 and Grades 6-12.

Audible–Listen to free eaudiobooks at stories.audible.com

Here is a list of websites you might find useful over the next few weeks to help your children during the school closure.
READING

GENERAL INTEREST

INSTAGRAM

  • For customers on Instagram  author Dan Santat is offering an online survival guide: Santat Online Survival School for the Pandemic. You just need to follow him on Instagram
  • Author Rafael Lopez is posting black and white drawings that didn’t make it into his books for kids to color. He is the author of Drum Dream Girl

STEAM

FOR YOUR LITTLES

  • Jbrary: Storytime Songs and fingerplays to share with your little ones
  • Resources for families during the Pandemic from Common Sense Media

KIDS! I Am A Story

Mae Among the stars, here Come the Girl Scouts, and Anything But Ordinary Addie
March 14th

10-10:45 AM in the Androscoggin Room

 We are thrilled to partner with the Public Theater for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Mar 14, 2020

Time:10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Community Homestead Goods and Farmer’s Market, Feb. 28

The Auburn Public Library invites all ages to one of their biggest family events of the year.  Join us on February 28th from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm for our annual Homestead Goods and Farmer’s Market. 

The festive event features live music, lots of great vendors and some surprise barnyard guests that the young kids love to pet and see.  The vendors will tempt visitors with a culinary delight of homegrown and homemade foods and treats, plus homestead crafts such as pottery.

The Auburn Public Library’s Farmer’s Market is free to the public and is one way the library thanks all our community members and community businesses for their wonderful support.

Date:Friday Feb 28, 2020

Time:4:30 PM  –  6:00 PM

KIDS! HighTouch HighTech Science Juraissic Jr., Feb. 19

Step back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist, discover real fossils and make your own! Explore the concept of DNA and build a double-helix. We are happy to welcome back Dr. ‘G’ from High Touch High Tech Science for this exciting dinosaur program. Space is limited so please sign up online or by calling the library at 207-333-6640 ext.3

Date:Wednesday Feb 19, 2020

Time:2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Location:Maggie Trafton Program Room 

KIDS! I Am A Story: Ella Queen of Jazz, Feb. 8

We are thrilled to partner with the Public Theatre for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Feb 8, 2020

Time:10:00 AM  –  10:45 AM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! I Am a Story, Jan. 11

We are thrilled to partner with the Public Theatre for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Jan 11, 2020

Time:10:00 AM  –  10:45 AM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

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