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100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books

List of fun things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.

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A Colorful Hunt
All Programs

“I never met a color I didn’t like.” – Dale Chihuly Color is everywhere! Can you guess the color for each of these riddles?

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10 Pts.
A Walk in the Park
All Programs

Take a stroll around your local park and see how many creatures with tails you can find? 

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50 Pts.
Adult Create Your Own Adventure
Adult 2020 Imagine Your Story

Make your own adventures by checking things off your bucket list! Does your bucket list include visiting a museum, restaurant, or park? Or maybe visiting someplace new? Share the top five things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this summer below. Go forward and adventure!

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10 Pts.
Animal Yoga
Pre-K 2021 Tails & Tales

Learn about animals by acting them out through simple yoga poses for kids. Follow the animal yoga sequence below or make up your own yoga journey!

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10 Pts.
Animal Yoga
All Programs

Learn about animals by acting them out through simple yoga poses for kids. Follow the animal yoga sequence below or make up your own yoga journey!

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15 Pts.
Bubble Paint
Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story

Create OUTDOOR Pop Bubble Art.Materials needed:  Bubble solution & wand, small shallow bowls, food coloring, paper.Instructions:This is a messy OUTDOOR activity, and food coloring can stain surfaces and clothing.  Make sure to protect both.Pour 1 Tablespoon of bubble solution into a small, shallow bowl.  Add a few drops of food coloring and stir well.Dip your bubble wand into the colored bubble solution, remove and blow bubbles towards your paper.As the bubbles hit the paper and pop, they will make interesting patterns and splatters. What happens when you make different colors?

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50 Pts.
Castle Challenge
Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story

Build your own play castle using chairs, sheets, and pillow inside your house OR build yours outside using things in nature.

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100 Pts.
Digital Art
Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story

Do you have a favorite fairy tale? Do you dream of dragons and unicorns? Grab your paint, crayons, clay, or other medium of choice, and get creative. We'd love to see art that you create for this year's summer reading theme: Imagine Your Story.Children are invited to share their artwork on Instagram with the tag #aclsehtart. Please include your first name, age, and the title of your piece in the description. Please post by Aug 1.

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10 Pts.
Dragon Tales
All Programs

Check out a book that has illustrations of dragons, is about dragon mythology, or has dragons in the story.

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Emojis Tale
Teen 2021 Tails & Tales

Use the Emojis to guess the name of the book. How well do you know your Emojis?

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20 Pts.
Emojis Tale
All Programs

Use the Emojis to guess the name of the book. How well do you know your Emojis?

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Guess the Fairy Tale
Adult 2021 Tails & Tales

Using the provided clue(s), guess the name of the fairy tale!*Need a hint? Try one of these: Alice In Wonderland, Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, Goldilocks, Hansel And Gretel, Jack And The Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Princess And The Pea, The Three Little Pigs.

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10 Pts.
Guess the Fairy Tale
All Programs

Using the provided clue(s), guess the name of the fairy tale!*Need a hint? Try one of these: Alice In Wonderland, Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, Goldilocks, Hansel And Gretel, Jack And The Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Princess And The Pea, The Three Little Pigs.

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10 Pts.
Humpty Dumpty
Pre-K 2020 Imagine Your Story

Cut an oval out of white paper and then cut the oval in several pieces to create a simple puzzle.  Help put Humpty back together with adhesive bandages or tape. 

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10 Pts.
Imagine My Pet
All Programs

Check out a book featuring the same type of pet as yours (or your favorite type of pet).Get creative and try drawing, painting, or sculpting a unique new animal that you'd have as a pet. Does it have a unique tail?

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50 Pts.
Kids Story-time
Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story

Read the short story below and answer the questions.Jack, Jill, and Matt love the summer season. They like going to the playground. Jack likes jungle gym. Jill likes to swing high on the swingset. Matt likes to play on the slide.

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Match the Tail
Children's 2021 Tails & Tales

Do you love animals? Guess what animal each tail belongs to! *Need a hint? Try one of these! Alligator, beaver, chameleon, elephant, giraffe, lemur, pig, tiger, whale, zebra.

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10 Pts.
Match the Tail
All Programs

Do you love animals? Guess what animal each tail belongs to! *Need a hint? Try one of these! Alligator, beaver, chameleon, elephant, giraffe, lemur, pig, tiger, whale, zebra.

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10 Pts.
NoveList
Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story

Find a new book to read through your library using NoveList.   Fantasy and Science Fiction International Nonfiction Realistic Thrills and Chills

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10 Pts.
NoveList
Pre-K 2020 Imagine Your Story

Find a new book to read through your library using NoveList Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books International Picture Books

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10 Pts.
NoveList
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

Find a new book to read through your library using NoveList Fantasy and Science Fiction International Nonfiction Realistic Thrills and Chills

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10 Pts.
NoveList
Adult 2020 Imagine Your Story

Find a new book to read through your library using NoveList.

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50 Pts.
Pegasus
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

Did you know that the winged horse or Greek mythology is also a constellation?See if you can find the constellation in the night sky.If you can't see it, do a little research and find out why there is a constellation named Pegasus.

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25 Pts.
Pre-K Share Your Story
Pre-K 2020 Imagine Your Story

Little ones have active imaginations! Have your child tell you a story and fill in the questions below based on the story they told you.

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25 Pts.
Read Aloud
Pre-K 2020 Imagine Your Story

Try reading out loud to a family member, friend, or pet. The more you practice, the better you'll get.If you are reading a picture book - try making up your own story to the pictures too.

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20 Pts.
ROY G BIV Poem Stack
All Programs

Artists know that ROY G BIV stands for the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Search your book shelves, a friends, family members, or the library's book shelves to find a book in each color of the rainbow. Then stack the books in ROY G BIV order to see what book spine poem is formed. Don't forget to share your poem with your local librarian. 

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20 Pts.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Pre-K 2020 Imagine Your Story

Take your favorite teddies or other stuffed friends outside for a picnic...and maybe read a story.

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100 Pts.
Teen Digital Art
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

Do you have a favorite fairy tale? Do you dream of dragons and unicorns? Grab your paint, crayons, clay, or other medium of choice, and get creative. We'd love to see art that you create for this year's summer reading theme: Imagine Your Story.Teens are invited to share their artwork on Instagram with the tag #aclsehtart. Please include your first name, age, and the title of your piece in the description. Please post by Aug 1.

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50 Pts.
Teen Writer's Block
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!

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10 Pts.
TumbleBooks
Pre-K 2020 Imagine Your Story

Read the Tumblebook of the day.

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25 Pts.
Watch a Virtual Storytime
Pre-K 2020 Imagine Your Story

Go to the ACLS YouTube page and watch a virtual story time.

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15 Pts.
Word Wise
Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story

Learn four new words from books you are reading (or are having read to you).

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25 Pts.
Write a letter
Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story

Imagine not having a telephone or computer to communicate with family or friends?Write a letter and send it to a friend or relative.



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