Summer of Wonder - Week 8: Virtual Ballet, Read to a Therapy Dog, Crafting with Clay, and the Philly Goat Project!

By Emily S. RSS Fri, July 17, 2020

As temperatures climb, the Summer of Wonder is here to bring you opportunities to learn something new, exercise your creativity, participate in your community, or rest and recharge. Cool off at a spray park near you! Follow Read Baby Read on Instagram for all things babies and literacy. Join LEAP on Facebook as they savor the moment for daily self-care, and hear Philly Youth Speak Out against trauma in schools as part of Black Lives Matter Action Week. Below, find more virtual engagements to keep your summer going strong!

And don’t forget: patrons of all ages and camp groups can sign up for the Summer of Wonder online.


Join us for Daily Challenges on Facebook for Week 7 of Wonder, July 20 - 24!

Monday: Imagination Station
Make a secret note and learn about different ways to write coded messages.

Tuesday: Question Connection
Explore the earth’s magnetic pull and make your very own compass.

Wednesday: Culture Corner
Put your brand new compass to use and make a treasure map!

Thursday: DIY Lit Lab
We love story cubes! Create your own set and pen a fantastic story!

Friday: Freestyle
For hilarious and wacky fun, get ready to craft some original Mad Libs.

Follow Youth Services on Facebook for Summer of Wonder daily activities, weekly Wednesday live events, and community resources! Be sure to check our events page regularly to see the wide array of virtual programs and presentations offered throughout the summer! Connect with your neighborhood library through social media for even more summer fun.


Free Library Virtual Summer Program Highlights, Week 8

Virtual Ballet Workshop | Monday, July 20, 10:00 a.m.
This interactive online workshop introduces children ages 2-6 and their families to magical movement or ballet. Taught by Christina Castro-Tauser of International Ballet Exchange. Space is limited. Free with registration.
For children ages 2-6 and their families.

Virtual Claymobile Visit |Tuesday, July 21, 1:00 p.m.
Join The Clay Studio for a weekly, hands-on, virtual crafting session using simple materials you likely have at home! Live-streaming on Tuesdays, July 21 to August 25.
For the whole family.

Visit with the Philly Goat Project | Wednesday, July 22, 11:00 a.m.
Make a virtual visit to The Philly Goat Project! Meet the goats, see where they live, and learn all about their lives.
All ages.

Virtual PAWS: Read to a Therapy Dog | Thursday, July 23, 3:00 p.m.
Read to a therapy animal friend from PAWS! Reading aloud to a dog helps children develop reading confidence and skills. Free with registration.
For Pre-K and school age.

Chair Yoga | Friday, July 24, 10:00 a.m.
Keep calm and carry on from home! Chair Yoga is a twist on traditional yoga making it accessible for all ages and abilities.
For teens, adults, and seniors.

Explore our latest virtual program offerings on our online calendar.



Check out our weekly summer blog series for virtual program highlights of the week. Sign up for the Youth Services newsletter for monthly emails featuring practical resources, out-of-school learning tips, and our favorite upcoming events.

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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