Summer of Wonder - Week 5: Pride Dress Up Day, Adventure Journals, Independence Day, and DIY Ice Cream!

By Emily S. RSS Fri, June 26, 2020

Celebrate Pride Month, Independence Day, and your own creativity as the Summer of Wonder continues this week! Beat the summer heat and learn to keep cool without AC! For a special treat, make DIY ice cream with LEAP!

Join us Daily Challenges on Facebook for Week 5 of Wonder, June 29 – July 5!

Monday: Imagination Station
Get into the holiday spirit by making your own DIY puff paint fireworks!

Tuesday: Question Connection
Imagine floating in a swimming pool and learn about why some objects float and others don’t with this week’s science experiment.

Wednesday: Culture Corner
Discover the skylines of cities around the world and design your own cityscape.

And don’t miss our special weekly Wednesday Live Performance!
Virtual Let’s Make an Adventure Journal! | Wednesday, July 1, 11:00 a.m.
Join the Rosenbach for an adventure with 14-year-old Nakahama Manjirō, the first Japanese person to visit the U.S. when his fishing boat capsized, and an American whaleship rescued him! Explore his adventure journal, then create your own.
For kids 5 to 12 and their caregivers.

Thursday: DIY Lit Lab
Lights! Camera! ACTION WORDS! Build your word power and have fun playing action word charades.

Friday: Freestyle
When you’ve read everything, watched everything, and played with everything in your house, make the “I’m BOARD Game” and never be bored again!

Follow Youth Services on Facebook for Summer of Wonder daily challenges and community resources! There will be a variety of virtual programs and presentations offered throughout the summer, so be sure to check in regularly, as well as connect with your neighborhood library through social media for even more summer fun!


Free Library Virtual Summer Program Highlights, Week 5

Yes Please! Healthy Sexuality Workshops for Youth: Degendering Bodies | Monday, June 29, 4:00 p.m.
Join Von Reyes of the Mazzoni Center for a workshop and discussion around degendering bodies. This is a safe and welcoming space open to ALL youth of any identity.
For ages 13-24.

Virtual Pride Dress Up Day |Tuesday, June 30, All Day
Help us close out the celebration of Pride Month with a Pride Dress-up Day from home! Take a photo of your look and post to social media using the hashtag #FreeLibraryofPride.
For all ages!

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Kayla | Wednesday, July 1, 2:00 p.m.
Ms. Kayla will share a weekly storytime appropriate for pre-school to school-age children and their families.

Virtual Book Discussion for Teens | Thursday, July 2, 3:00 p.m.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for an online book discussion of Mariko Tamaki's graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me.

Virtual Independence Day | Friday, July 3, 11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Independence Day by making red, white, and blue fruit kebobs.
For school-age children and families

Explore our latest virtual program offerings on our online calendar.

Check out our weekly Summer Blog series for the scoop on virtual program highlights for the upcoming week, and sign up for the Youth Services newsletter for monthly emails featuring our favorite virtual activities, practical resources, and out-of-school learning tips to help your mind stay curious and active all summer long.

Free Library Digital Media provides library patrons online access to ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, virtual learning, and more. Find personalized reading suggestions with the online booklists put together by Free Library staff and community members!

Find your story with Virtual Summer of Wonder at the Free Library.

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