2020 EXPLORE SUMMER: July 1 thru September 7

REGISTRATION

For all your summer reading materials, complete this registration form for each child who would like to participate. You have the option to pick up your materials via our curbside service at the library or have them mailed to your home.

Each child who registers will have his or her first name added to our art display in the library’s front window.

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

Library Loot Booklets: Toddlers to 2nd Grade
Collect paper Library Loot as a way to earn prizes during Explore Summer. Everything you need is included in your booklet, including lists of activities and Library Loot coupons that let us know that you’ve earned a prize. Once you’ve completed an activity, simply fill out the Library Loot coupon with prize options and drop it in our Explore Summer Mailbox on the library’s porch. We’ll call you when your prize is ready for curbside pickup.

Options for prizes include small potted plants, finger puppets, craft activities and more.

Kid’s Booklets: 3rd to 6th Grade
Complete activities from our Explore Summer booklet. Everything you need is included in your booklet, including lists of activities and coupons that let us know that you’ve earned a raffle ticket and a chance to win a prize. Once you’ve completed an activity, simply fill out the coupon and drop it in our Explore Summer Mailbox on the library’s porch. Raffle prizes will be drawn weekly. If you’re a winner, we’ll call you when your gift card is ready for curbside pickup.

Options for gift cards include the Skaneateles Bakery, Skan-Ellus and more.

Teen Reading Booklets: 7th Grade and Up
Read different types of books listed in our Explore Summer Booklet. Everything you need is included in your booklet, including lists of books and coupons that let us know that you’ve earned a raffle ticket and a chance to win a prize. Once you’ve read a book, simply fill out the coupon and drop it in our Explore Summer Mailbox on the library’s porch. Raffle prizes will be drawn weekly. If you’re a winner, we’ll call you when your gift card is ready for curbside pickup.

Options for gift cards include the Skaneateles Bakery, Skan-Ellus and more.

VIRTUAL EVENTS

We’re hosting story times, Family Book Club, LEGO Club, Creativebug Kids and a few special concerts and events online via Zoom. Check our events calendar for details and to register to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: Some events have limited registration and all events require registration to receive the link you’ll need to attend.

ACTIVITIES @ HOME

Story Time Book Bundles
Recreate story time at home by requesting a themed book bundle. Each bundle will include 2 – 3 books and ideas for accompanying songs and activities. Perfect for ages 3 – 5. Request a bundle by filling out this form, calling the library at (315) 685-5135 or emailing help@skanlibrary.org.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Watch Miss Mary Beth read the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and get ready to hunt some bears of your own! Print out our bear coloring page, make it beautiful and then tape it to a window in your house visible from the street. You can also use a real teddy bear you have at home – dress him up, make her a sign, get creative! As you explore your neighborhood this summer, see how many bears you can find.

VIDEO  |  PRINTABLES

Accompanying coupon in Library Loot Booklet. No registration.

Family Time Capsule
Summer 2020 will be very different from any other summer! Let’s record some of those memories in a time capsule. Print your materials here (or call the library to pick one up curbside). At the end of the summer, bury your capsule and plan to dig it back up in 5 years.

PRINTABLES

Accompanying coupon in Kid’s Booklet. No registration.

Boredom Busters
Download instructions for a variety of screen-free activities designed for kids ages 8 – 12 to do at home. Each downloadable has a list of materials, instructions and photos to help your family have fun and learn this summer.

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS  |  CRAFTS  |  COOKING & BAKING  |  OUTDOOR FUN

Accompanying coupons in Kid’s Booklet. No registration.

Toddler & Preschool Craft Kits
Request a simple craft kit with instructions and all the supplies you need for your project. We’ll call you when your craft kit is ready for pickup on the library’s porch. Request a craft kit by filling out this form, calling the library at (315) 685-5135 or emailing help@skanlibrary.org.