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Art Circle Public Library
3 East Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Hello all you lovely people!
Like most events during the Covid-19 crisis, the Teen Summer Reading program is moving online. We’re using a platform called ReadSquared to log reading and track the activities. The website is linked here, and there’s also an app! It looks like this:
You can register now if you like, but please do not start any of the challenges or missions until June 1, our official launch date. The entire summer is going to be a work in progress, since I have never used this platform and we had very little time for training. Please take pity on me!
The bright side is that this IS a work in progress, and that means that if there’s an activity or something you’d really like to see, tell me and I’ll see what I can do to make it happen!
Prizes and Points
This platform measures reading by minutes, rather than hours. There are milestone goals with digital badges for time spent reading, and program points per minute that will add up. Points can also be earned by activities and missions within the app. The person with the most points at the end of the summer will win a prize basket!
Our usual prize drawings will ALSO still occur. Every hour (or minute) spent reading is still a ticket for one of three prize baskets that I will draw names for at the end of the summer. (if you win the total points prize, you are not eligible for the drawings)
Crafts and Projects
Crafts and projects will be made up as kits that can be picked up from the library (a new one every week. Kits from previous weeks may still be available, but please try to do the project during its intended week), and I will post videos every Wednesday with instructions. Written instructions and materials lists can be found in the ReadSquared app. (You do not need to pick up kits in order to participate, you are quite welcome to use your own supplies. In extenuating circumstances, I will mail kits to you.)
Craft kits are on a first-come, first-served basis, limit 3 per household (You may ask for extras two weeks after the project’s original date. Until then, please be considerate of others and refrain from taking a dozen kits for your friends and neighbors).
We will be using Instagram during the program! We can be found @acplteens2020, so keep watch for the opening pictures!
It's certainly gotten interesting, hasn't it? I think I preferred it boring. Here are a few things to help with the boredom and isolation!
Regional E-book and Audiobook Download System: Provides free digital content with your library card or cell phone number!
Tennessee Electronic Library: Provides access to databases, journals, and newspapers to help with schoolwork. Sections for homework help, test preparation, and career prep, too!
Just launched to bring Hogwarts to you!
Now's a great time to learn a new skill, and Bluprint has made all their courses FREE through April 16. Calligraphy, chalk lettering, drawing, painting, basic animation are all available along with jewelry making, sewing, and yarn crafts!
Girls Who Code is a group on a mission to close the gender gap in technology, and they have just opened up Computer Science educational activities to anyone, free to download.
Wildearth, South Africa- Live streaming safaris