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​​​Summer Library Program

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Summer is a great time to learn about or explore new interests!

To encourage our patrons to keep learning over the summer, LBPH joins with other MD Libraries to promote the Collaborative Summer Library Program. The library has provided curated list books, activities, and links to match the theme, Imagine Your Story.​ 

Of course, patrons are encouraged to read anything they like - and to track their progress for their chance at great prizes and digital badges. 


Theme:

The 2020 Summer Learning Program theme is Imagine Your Story. This year, dive into your imagination while you explore various genres like:

      • Modern Folktales/Literary Folktales
      • Magic, Animal, or Toy-based Fantasy
      • Historic or Quest Adventures
      • Enchanted Journeys 
      • Alternative Worlds
      • Supernatural and Mystery Fantasy Fiction
      • Science Fiction

​Let your imagination be your guide! ​

PS - Don't be hemmed in! Read what you like! 


​Track your reading and activities for Prizes/Badges:

​The library uses BeanStack​​ to help patrons track their summer reading and activities. The goal for this year for all summer reading participants to reach a combined 100,000 minutes read. ​Each patron will have a chance to reach individual milestones, which will allow them a chance to earn prizes and digital badges. 

To Log into Beanstack, click:

https://marylandlbph.beanstack.org/reader365


Youth Program:

Once upon a library program there lived summer fun and engagement   Why don’t you be part of the story?  From June 22nd – August 8th, Maryland LBPH will participate in the “Imagine Your Story” Summer Learning Program! This year, our theme challenges you to explore myths, legends, magic, and folklore. All ages are welcome to participate as there is a challenge for everyone. We challenge our patrons to read books, attend library programs, and complete activities throughout the summer. Keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site!  MD LBPH is giving our readers options on how to earn points toward completion.

​Be sure to use #summerstories when sharing on social media!

Adult Program:

Once upon a library program, there lived summer fun and engagement   Why don’t you be part of the story?  From June 22nd – August 8th, Maryland LBPH will participate in the “Imagine Your Story” Summer Learning Program! This year, our theme challenges you to explore myths, legends, magic, and folklore. All ages are welcome to participate as there is a challenge for everyone.

We challenge our patrons to read books, attend library programs, and complete activities throughout the summer. Keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site! 
 

Adults 19 and older, you will earn badges for each activity you complete. You earn badges for:
      • Logging 50 hours of reading time
      • Complete at least one bingo card from the three available (Read description for rules)
      • Attend at least one library event for adults (held virtually only)
      • Complete at least one weekly trivia quiz
      • ​Complete at least one additional activity listed
Each week, those who complete the weekly trivia challenge will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

To be eligible for one of two $50 gift cards, you must complete the challenge in full. To complete the challenge, you must earn at least 10 badges overall. Additional self-directed badge earning opportunities will be added throughout the summer, so be sure to check back!

Summer Events at LBPH!

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Youth:

Meet Noggin, the Sled Dog and (her human)

Join us to meet Noggin, an Alaskan sled dog.   Ms. Karen Land—writer, public speaker, and three-time participant in the 1,049-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race across Alaska—and her Alaskan husky, Noggin, wants to chat with you in a one hour teleconference. She has given over a thousand talks in almost every state (she has a few left to visit). Karen loves providing MUSHING talks for always-eager students and enthusiastic library patrons. Dogs, the sport of mushing, and Alaska inspire a diverse audience, making this event fun and interesting for all ages.

Event Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.

Youth Creative Story and Songwriting Virtual Workshops with Mr. Joe (SillyJoe)

Creating songs and stories isn’t magic; it’s a simple process of drawing material from everyday experience and transforming them into art.  Following a few basic principles, youth will learn how to create stories and songs that will charm and delight their audiences. Do you have a creative side?  Can you write some impressive lyrics?  How about craft some awesome poetry?   Then, this summer fun program is just right for you.  Bring your creative genius and work with Mr. Joe (Silly Joe) in these virtual imaginative programs. Workshops will be held via teleconference and registration will be required.  Each 45-minute session will be individually contained so you can join as many sessions as you like. 


Workshop Times:  
2 p.m.:  Elementary (Ages 6-12)
3 p.m.:  Middle and High School (Ages 13 – 18)
Week 1 (June 29th): Story Elements and Elemental Stories
Week 2 (July 6th): Making stories into songs
​Week 3 (July 13th): Writing Poems​


Adult:

Storytelling with Jane Dorfman

​Jane Dorfman is a performing member and president of Voices-in-the-Glen and a member of the National Storytelling Network and on the program committee for the Washington Folk Festival. As a Children’s Librarian, she knows the importance of reading and listening. Her programs are age-appropriate and build in lots of opportunities to join in the telling. She will be hosting an event for LBPH/LBPH patrons on how to craft their own stories. Learn to tell stories that inspire, entertain, engage, and advocate. 

July 15, 2020
6:30 PM
Held via teleconference; registration required:
https://forms.gle/rVfZQ84kdhWm785LA​

Make sure you indicate if you are attending as part of the Summer Library Program!


Storytelling through Food with Dr. Williams-Forson​

Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. She is an affiliate faculty member of the Theatre, Dance, and Performing Studies, the Departments of Anthropology, African American Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity.

Dr. Williams-Forson’s work on material culture and food have been published in her books Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World and the award-winning (American Folklore Society) Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, & Power, as well as in many journals and book chapters. Her expertise has been featured in a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, NPR (National Public Radio), Radio New Zealand, Irish Radio, MSNBC (the former Melissa Harris-Perry Show), and The Associated Press (wire service), among others. 

July 22, 2020
6:30 PM
Held via teleconference; registration required:
https://forms.gle/a2CXrGnoL7ncztVM8​

Make sure you indicate if you are attending as part of the Summer Library Program! ​





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