August is arriving, and the Summer of Wonder is here to keep your days filled with virtual learning and fun. If fresh air is more your style, why not explore a local park? You can even find a shady spot to dig into your favorite read for National Book Lovers Day!
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 10 of Wonder, August 3-7!
Monday: Imagination Station
Get your imagination whirling when you make your own whirligig spinning toy!
Tuesday: Question Connection
Turn sugar into candy and watch how these delicious crystals form.
Wednesday: Culture Corner
What games did they play in the past? Find out and join in on the fun.
Thursday: DIY Lit Lab
Get ready to make your own word game! All you need is your creativity and a paper plate.
What character do you want to be? Try on a new persona with us for character dress-up day!
Follow Youth Services on Facebook for Summer of Wonder daily challenges, weekly Wednesday live events, and community resources! Connect with your neighborhood library through social media for even more summer fun.
Free Library Virtual Summer Program Highlights, Week 10
Virtual Yoga for Children | Monday, August 3, 3:00 p.m.
Join Ms. Danielle for a virtual yoga class for kids on Facebook Live! Enjoy a safe environment to play and explore the wonderful benefits of yoga, including grounding, self-expression, balance, and flexibility. No experience necessary.
For youth of all ages.
Reading, Mathing, Making: Literacy Tuesdays | Tuesday, August 4, 1:00 p.m.
Young readers will enjoy a variety of literacy activities focused on a new book each day, in conjunction with UPenn's Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program. Free with registration.
For school-age kids.
Virtual Performer: Mario the Maker Magician | Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m.
It's magic through the lens of the Maker Movement, by a performer seen on Sesame Street, Sprout, and live on tour with David Blaine, who calls Mario "the best kids’ magician in the world!!"
For the whole family.
Virtual Teen Café | Thursday, August 6, 3:30 p.m.
Join Miss Allison of the Tacony Library for a virtual Teen Café! Hang out, watch anime & movies, and play some games all while at a safe social distance!
#ToshokanFLP with Sara & Linda | Friday, August 7, 3:00 p.m
"Toshokan" means "library" in Japanese. Join librarians Sara and Linda for a weekly online conversation about anime, manga, and related media! Discuss the stories and genres you love best, resources from the Free Library, and different aspects that fandom can take.
For teens and adults.
Explore our latest virtual program offerings throughout the summer on our online calendar.
Check out our weekly Summer Blog series for the scoop on virtual program highlights for the upcoming week. Sign up for the Youth Services newsletter for monthly emails featuring practical resources, out-of-school learning tips, and our favorite virtual activities.
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.