Welcome to Your Summer Adventure

Welcome to Your Summer Adventure!

Our two Youth Services Librarians, Kirsten Nilsson (Children) and Rachel Spohn (Teen), have been busy rethinking our traditional Summer Reading programming. They’re very excited about what they’ve come up with.

For school age kids and teens, Kirsten says, “We’re using the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds’, encouragement as our guide. He recently stated, ‘Let’s try as hard as we can to let our imaginations out of their cages so they can storm the gates of anxiety. Let’s make words that make worlds.’ This all started because I knew we were going to have to do something different with the current/future restrictions in place. After being inside and at their computers with schoolwork for the last few months, I wanted our Summit County kids to get outside this summer and have what I think of as a ‘Sound of Music moment’. I imagine them (and myself, too) outside in the middle of a beautiful blossoming meadow with a cool breeze, birds chirping, spinning joyfully, and singing . . . with a book in their hands.”

With this in mind, Rachel and Kirsten have created a “Welcome to Your Summer Adventure” Kit for our kids, tweens and teens that we’ll start distributing on Monday, June 1. We’re encouraging kids to do all kinds of things outside and then create their own “zine” to keep a record/scrapbook of their summer adventures. For the kits, we’ve created our own booklet full of fun outdoor summer activity suggestions, summer adventure book titles (see titles at the bottom of this page), and zine instructions. The kits also include craft supplies and other materials to get them started and provide inspiration for their own zines.

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Printables

(K-12) Welcome to Your Summer Adventure Booklet - Print your own or request one when you visit the library to pick up your holds through our curbside hold delivery service.

Zine Cut Outs - These are included with the booklets we'll distribute at the library, but here is the handout if you need to print more or can't make it to the library.

Sing-a-Long with Library Rhyme Time - Print this song sheet for the words to several of the songs and rhymes from this summer’s Thursday Library Rhyme Times with Ms. Kirsten.

 

 

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Virtual Story Times

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Adult Summer Adventure Challenge Handout - Adults can participate this year too! Directions: Cross off every challenge you complete. For every four circles you complete, you will get an entry into our prize drawing! Email a picture of your challenge sheet to Katie (kwegner@summitcounty.org) by August 31 to be eligible.

Find resources to help you complete your summer challenge on our Wakelet page.

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

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One Book One Community 2020

Summit County Library, Park City Library, and Dolly’s Bookstore are pleased to announce Pam Houston’s memoir Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country as this year’s One Book One Community read. The e-book is always available with your Summit County Library card through Libby, and physical copies may be checked out from the libraries or purchased from Dolly’s Bookstore.

Pam Houston will visit to discuss her book on Thursday, September 10th, 7:00 pm at Park City Library. She will also lead a writer’s workshop earlier that day at the Kimball Junction Branch of the Summit County Library.

Pam Houston

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