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Watauga Library Youth Services: An Ocean of Possibilities 2022

Summer Learning 2022 * An Ocean of Possibilities

An Ocean of Possibilities * Oceanos de Posibilidades * 2022

 

Watauga County Public Library

Western Watauga Library

Thank you Friends of the Library, Stick Boy, Lost Province, and community businesses for your support!

Kids and Teens read 100 minutes a week, 20 minutes a day, and receive a book, food coupon or prize. Sign up for summer learning on READsquared or pick up a paper log at the library.

Western Watauga County Branch Library

Thank you friends of the Library for your support!

Kids and Teens read 100 minutes a week, 20 minutes a day and receive a book, food coupon, or prize. Sign up for summer learning on READsquared or pick up a paper log at the library.

EVENTS FOR WESTERN WATAUGA ARE IN RED

This year Western Watauga Branch will be offering Swim Passes from Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation, call the Western Branch Library for more information at 828 297-5515

Ask us about our N.C. Zoo Passes

828-264-8784 ext 3 * Watauga County Public Library

828-297-5515 *  Western Watauga Library

May 26th at 1pm * Ice Cream Social with music, Twist the Balloon Man, face painting, and more.

 

June and JULY

Look for Under the Sea Decoding Scavenger Hunts on the Watauga library lawn and in the garden.

Tot Lot : "If You're Hoppy and You Know It" Storywalk

 

Friday, June 3rd * First Friday * Heritage Day * 5 to 7pm * Celebrate Boone 150's Birthday!

Join us for old-timey fun with the Thistle Dew Band, apple pressing, corn husk dolls and Take & Make Apple Cakes.

 

May 31 to June 6th * Aquatic vs. Land Critters Squirt Challenge

Outside on the Library lawn * Squirt guns will be outside the library door!

WEEK 1: June 6 to 11

ALL WEEK LONG

Scavenger Hunt of the Watauga library lawn

Take and Make: Sand Dolphin Craft

 

Monday, June 6 at 11:30 : Ocean Slime Craft

Tuesday, June 7th at 11am * Music with Laura Donovan

Tuesday, June 7th at 2pm * Family Science sponsored by ASU's Math & Science Education Center

Wednesday, June 8th at 3:30 pm * Lego Sea Challenge

The creation needs to be sea based. Use your Legos or come to the Lego Club on June 8th at 3:30 and use our Legos. Judging for the contest will be on July 7th. Win tickets to the Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster!

 

WEEK 2: June 13 to 18

ALL WEEK LONG

Archer Fish Squirters on the Watauga Library lawn

Take and Make: Ocean Bracelets

 

Tuesday, June 14th at 11am * Music with Laura Donovan

Tuesday, June 15th at 10am * Western Watauga Library * Amazing Al the Magician

Tuesday, June 15th at 2:30pm * Amazing Al the Magician

 

WEEK 3: June 20 to 25

ALL WEEK LONG

Take and Make: Ocean Fossil Bag

 

Tuesday, June21st at 11m * Music with Laura Donovan

Tuesday, June 21st at 2pm

  • Bright Star Theater * The Little Mermaid * Based on Hans Christian Anderson's "Little Mermaid." The story follows a little mermaid who desperately wants to become human and follows a prince in hopes of winning  his heart. The surprising story of love and loss tells the difficulty of being yourself in unfamiliar waters and is quite different from the popular movie version.

Western Watauga Library * Thursday, June 23rd at 10am * Gem Mining with the Schiele Museum * Please Sign Up

Thursday, June 23rd at 2pm and 3pm * Gem Mining * Please Sign Up

Youth use a running water sluice to find, examine, and classify various minerals they can take   home.

 

WEEK 4: June 27 to July 2

ALL WEEK LONG

Take and Make: Ocean Life Dig

 

Tuesday, June 28th at 11am * Music with Laura Donovan

 

WEEK 5: July 4 to 9

CLOSE MONDAY, July 4th

ALL WEEK LONG

Take and Make: Tangram Puzzle Kits * What sea creature can you make?

 

July 9th, Saturday * Fairy Day at Daniel Boone Native Gardens * 12 to 4pm * Meet us there!

 

WEEK 6:  July 11 to 16

ALL WEEK LONG

Take & Makes: Balancing Sea Gills

 

Tuesday, July 12th at 11am * Music with Larua Donovan

July 15th at 10:30 am * Western Watauga Library * Can You Feel the Pressure with the Hands On Museum

July 15th Friday at 1pm * Hands On Museum Forensic Challenge * Please Sign Up Limited spots *  Recommended for 3rd to 5th grade

 

WEEK 7 * July 18 to 23

Take & Makes: Bug Viewers: What can you find?

July 18th Monday at 1pm * Can You Feel the Pressure with the Hands On Museum Recommended for K to 5th grade.

July 19th Tuesday at 11am * Art with Anna * Ages 5 to 7 * Please Sign Up

July 21st Thursday at 12:30 pm * Art With Anna * Ages 8 to 11 * Please Sign Up

 

WEEK 8: July 25 to 30

Take & Makes: Ocean in a Jar

Tuesday, July 26th at 11am * Music with Laura Donovan

 
 
 

 

Reading Logs and Prizes!

Read 100 minutes a Week

Pick up a paper copy of your summer reading log or

Scan the QR code to Sign Up for ReadSquared

* Read or listen to any books that interest you.

* Mark off a number each time you've made progress toward your goal.

* For 100 minutes of reading you complete, you'll win a prize. Prizes are available while supplies last.

* When you have finished, you'll be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a grand prize. So turn in your reading log.

* The first day to pick up prizes is Saturday, June 11th. The summer reading program ends July 30th.

Please return your card to the Youth Service Department.

For more information call 828 264 8784 ext. 3, or www.arlibrary.org

 

GEMS TO GO!
With the Schiele Museum

Western Watauga Library * June 23rd at 10am

Watauga Library * June 23rd at 2pm & 3pm
Please Sign Up
For all ages, please sign up!  Search for and keep mineral treasures like garnets, topaz, rubies, emeralds, and rose quartz.Youth use a running water sluice to find, examine, and slassify various minerals they can take home.
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TWEENS AND TEENS!

READsquared

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Readsquared. Starting June 6th, the Watauga County Public Library and the Western Watauga Branch Library will give patrons access to a Virtual Summer Learning sign up. Sign up for Readsquared at http://wataugacountylibrary.readsquared.com/

All programs are free of charge.

Children and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from engaging activities and opportunities which promote literacy development and can help to counter summer slide. Summer library programs for all ages enhance lifelong learning and provide meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community.

 

Summer Learning Guidelines

Summer Learning 

June 6th to July 30th

Check Us Out on Facebook: Watauga County Public Library & Western Watauga Branch Library 

Stop by the library for program information.

Thank you Watauga Library Friends, the Western Watauga Friends of the Library, Stick Boy, and Lost Province and many community businesses for supporting our summer learning program.

Summer Reading Guidelines

Birth to 12 years

Read or listen to any books that interest you. The materials can be from any

library or your own collection. When you complete 100 minutes a week, 20 minutes a day, you get a book or a prize. When you turn in your finished log you’ll be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a grand prize, so please return your log. The summer reading program starts June 6th and ends July 30th.

TEENS:

13 years and Up

Read or listen to any books that interest you. The materials can be from any library or your own collection. When you complete 100 minutes (pick up a paper log at the library or log minutes online on READsquared) you get a prize, book, or food coupon. When you turn in your finished log you’ll be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a grand prize, so please return your log or record your reading on READsquared.

 

Oceano de Posibilidades 2022

Oceano de Posibilidades

6 de Junio al 30 de Julio  

Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Watauga

828-264 8784, Ext.3

Biblioteca Western (Occidental) de Watauga

828-297-5515

www.arlibrary.org

Inscríbase Para READsquared en el

http://wataugacountylibrary.readsquared.com/

  Pautas de Aprendizaje del Verano

Para obtener más información sobre la programación, visítenos en la página de Facebook bajo el nombre de  "Watauga County Public Library" o la página de Facebook de la biblioteca sucursal bajo el nombre de  "Western Watauga Branch Library" o visite la biblioteca en persona para obtener un horario.

 

Desde Recién Nacidos Hasta los 12 Años

 Lea o escuche cualquier libro o audio que le interese. Los materiales pueden ser de cualquier    biblioteca o de su propia colección. Cuando complete 100 minutos (recoja una hoja de registro en papel en la biblioteca o registre los minutos en READsquared) usted obtendrá un cupón de comida, un libro o un premio. Cuando complete su lectura, usted participará en una rifa para tener la oportunidad de ganar un gran premio, así que devuelva su registro o registre su lectura en READsquared.

  

13 Años en Adelante

Lea o escuche cualquier libro que le interese. Los materiales pueden ser de cualquier biblioteca o de su propia colección. Cuando complete 100 minutos (recoja una hoja de registro en papel en la biblioteca o registre los minutos en línea en READsquared) usted obtendrá un premio, un libro o un cupón de comida. Cuando entregue su registro terminado, usted participará en una rifa para tener la oportunidad de ganar un gran premio, así que devuelva su registro o registre su lectura en READsquared.

 

Los/las niños(as) y adolescentes que participan en los programas de la biblioteca del verano se benefician de actividades y oportunidades atractivas que promueven el desarrollo de la alfabetización y pueden ayudar a contrarrestar el deslizamiento del verano. Los programas de la biblioteca de verano para todas las edades mejoran el aprendizaje permanente y brindan experiencias significativas y agradables disponibles para todos en la comunidad. ¡Así que, esperamos verlos en la biblioteca!

 

 

 

Summer Learning Reading Log 2022

Alphabet Ready with Lisa!