"Imagine Your Story" with Summer Learning Challenge

In a year so affected by the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the library has had to adapt its way of presenting services, which includes the Pioneer Library System's annual Summer Learning Challenge.

But rest assured, the Summer Learning Challenge still will go strong, even if it looks a little different for readers to "Imagine Your Story" through 2020's summer theme. Summer Learning runs through August 15, with a variety of ways to participate both virtually and from home.

This year's Summer Learning 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 are getting into full swing, with mutliple upcoming virtual presentations. Families can experience the following:

Animal Pathology: 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 – 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.

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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