"Imagine Your Story" with Summer Learning Challenge

The Pioneer Library System's annual Summer Learning Challenge rolls into the heat of summer with many activities for readers to investigate and enjoy.

Summer Learning runs through August 15, with a variety of ways to participate both virtually and from home. This year's Challenge - accessible here - rewards readers for time spent reading either a physical book or through the library's downloadable collection. But as with last year's Challenge, taking part in a variety of activities also will count toward a person's summer goal.

Summer programs also in full swing, with mutliple upcoming virtual presentations during July. Families can experience the following:

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Online, 1 p.m. Saturdays, July 11 and 25: It’s a virtual version of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons for teens. New adventures will take place each week, and players should prepare a character at third level and try to follow D&D Adventurer’s League rules.

Animal Pathology, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30 – Museum of Osteology presenters will offer a program geared to teens on the effects of illness and physical trauma on a variety of different animals.

Science Museum Oklahoma will offer the following virtual activities in July:

Magic and Myth Extravaganza: 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 – Teens can engage their brains through a variety of experiments and demonstration based on myths and magic but occurring in real life.

Monster Master: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 – Use the adaptive traits of real creatures to build a monster or magical creature. For children or tweens.

Defending Against Dragons, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 – Create, build and test your anti-dragon defense system in an engineering-based activity.

Weekly presentations during July include:

Lego Club, 4 p.m. on Thursdays: Children ages 8 to 12 will learn from the Lego Lady in a weekly Zoom presentation. Projects will include a magic carpet zip line for Aladdin, a Zoom puppet theater for Pinocchio and more.

Imagination Activation, 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays: Program presenters Jonathan Gillis and Erin Cheek will lead children ways to use their voices, faces and bodies to clearly communicate characters and emotions onstage and in storytelling.

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