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Avon Lake Public Library

September 2020

Book Bundles for Kids

September 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020

Is there a voracious reader in your house?  We will create a bundle of books based on some of the popular themes we see kids reading.  Request a themed bundle through our website at alpl.org/alpl@home, or call 440-933-8917.  Each bundle will include 5-10 books. Themes Currently Available Easy Reader Bundles--perfect for beginning readers in grades K-2 Mo Books--for early readers who love all things Mo Willems like Elephant & Piggie Animal Antics--Love Henry & Mudge or Biscuit, this one’s for…

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DIY Storytime Bags

September 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020

Need help creating a library-style storytime at home?  Request one of our DIY Story Time Bags.  Each bag includes 5-7 great picture books to read aloud as well as a handout with suggestions for music, extension activities, and craft ideas that you can do at home.  Request a bag through our website, alpl.org/alpl@home or call 440-933-8917.   Themes Currently Available Wild Animals! Dinosaur Roar! Cars & Trucks Farm Fun Pets on Parade Going Buggy! Under the Sea Silly Surprises Great…

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Family Read Aloud & Book Discussion Sets

September 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020

We’ve chosen a few of our favorites for your family or small group.  Each book includes a discussion & activity guide to help make the book more fun and meaningful.  Request a title through our website, alpl.org/alpl@home, or call 440-933-8917.   Titles Available (8 copies of each title available)      Junior Fiction or Series Titles (100 page or less chapter books) Flat Stanley: Escape to California by Jeff Brown Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo Magic Tree House:  Afternoon…

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Bibliobox for Teens!

September 1, 2020 - September 10, 2020

Get your very own library version of those trendy subscription boxes right here at the Library! When signing up for BiblioBox, you will receive one box per month that you  pick up at the library. Each box contains a library book, a book for you to keep, a bookmark, and a snack. Each monthly box will be tailored to your interests. Register online by September 10. Boxes will be ready the last Friday of the month in September, October, November,…

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Family Scavenger Hunt

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

The Children’s Department has put together monthly scavenger hunts that you can do as a family or small group outside the library building.  Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from the box outside the south door or print one from the website.  Rewards for completing the hunt are available at the Holds Window inside the library.

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October 2020

DiscoveryWorks Take-Home Jr. Tree House Club ( Ages 6-7)

October 15, 2020

Origami Zoo Fold papers to create a colorful zoo. Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use our curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. Tree House Club take-home bags will be available every other Thursday at 9 am, starting September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, December 4 and December 17. One per child,…

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DiscoveryWorks Take-Home Tree House Club ( Ages 8-11)

October 15, 2020

Whole New Ball Game Have a "ball" making your own Superball as you experiment with potential and kinetic energy. Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use our curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. Tree House Club take-home bags will be available every other Thursday at 9 am, starting September 17, October 1, October 15,…

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DiscoveryWorks Take-Home Wee Science Starters (Ages 3-5)

October 15, 2020

No, I Don't Like Candy Corn See how quickly we can make candy corn disappear! Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use our curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. These activities are designed for children ages 3-5, aided by an adult. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. Wee Science Starter take-home bags will be available every other Thursday at 9 am,…

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DiscoveryWorks Take-Home Jr. Tree House Club ( Ages 6-7)

October 29, 2020

So Much Candy!!! Use sweet treats to do some awesomely sweet experiments! Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use our curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. Tree House Club take-home bags will be available every other Thursday at 9 am, starting September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, December 3 and December 17. One…

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DiscoveryWorks Take-Home Tree House Club ( Ages 8-11)

October 29, 2020

Sound Sandwich Use sticks, straws and rubber bands to create a quacking noisemaker. Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use our curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. Tree House Club take-home bags will be available every other Thursday at 9 am, starting September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, December 3 and December 17.…

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DiscoveryWorks Take-Home Wee Science Starters (Ages 3-5)

October 29, 2020

Pop-a-Dot Have fun with bubble wrap while practicing colors, numbers and more. Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use our curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. These activities are designed for children ages 3-5, aided by an adult. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. Wee Science Starter take-home bags will be available every other Thursday at 9 am, starting September 3,…

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November 2020

DiscoveryWorks Take Home Kits

November 12, 2020

Build a Turkey - WEE SCIENCE STARTERS - AGE 3-5 What body parts does your turkey have? Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use our curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. These activities are designed for children ages 3-5, aided by an adult. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. Let the Adventure Begin - JR. TREE HOUSE CLUB -…

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January 2021

Book Bundles for Kids

January 1 - May 31

Is there a voracious reader in your house?  We will create a bundle of books based on some of the popular themes we see kids reading.  Request a themed bundle through our website at alpl.org/alpl@home, or call 440-933-8917.  Each bundle will include 5-10 books. Themes Currently Available Easy Reader Bundles--perfect for beginning readers in grades K-2 Mo Books--for early readers who love all things Mo Willems like Elephant & Piggie Animal Antics--Love Henry & Mudge or Biscuit, this one’s for you!…

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DIY Storytime Bags

January 1 - May 31

Need help creating a library-style storytime at home?  Request one of our DIY Story Time Bags.  Each bag includes 5-7 great picture books to read aloud as well as a handout with suggestions for music, extension activities, and craft ideas that you can do at home.  Request a bag through our website, alpl.org/alpl@home or call 440-933-8917. Themes Currently Available Wild Animals! Dinosaur Roar! Cars & Trucks Farm Fun Pets on Parade Going Buggy! Under the Sea Silly Surprises Great Gardens Kindness Counts…

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Light Up Winter Reading Challenge

January 4 - February 28

Bring a little light to your winter!  Participate in the ALPL Winter Reading Challenge simply by reading or listening to something that makes you happy.  Print out a log from alpl.org or pick one up at the library.  Track your reading at home.  When you complete 30 days of reading, show your log Curbside or inside at the Holds Window to pick up your own reading light and continue the fun after dark!  One reading light/participant, while supplies last.

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February 2021

DiscoveryWorks Take Home Kits @ Avon Lake Public Library

WEE SCIENCE - AGES 3-5 HEART TO HEART Make a Valentine for your love while learning about your heart. Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. These activities are designed for children ages 3-5, aided by an adult. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. Wee Science Starter bags will be available every other…

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March 2021

Sensory Creations: Aquarium in a Jar @ Avon Lake Public Library

March 1 - March 10

Register to receive supplies and instructions for some of our favorite all-inclusive, all ages sensory activities. You may have seen these in our Terrific Toddler or Sensation Station programs. March:  Aquarium in a Jar Registration Open:  March 1-10 Pick up:  Week of March 15 Take Care of fish without the fuss! Make your own pretend colorful fish aquarium to keep in your room for a summer vibe. Register here: https://alpl.librarymarket.com/events/sensory-creations-aquarium-jar

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DiscoveryWorks Take Home Kit @ Avon Lake Public Library

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! JUST SHOW UP! WEE SCIENCE STARTERS - Ages 3-5 MAGNET BOTTLE Put together a discovery bottle to explore the magic of magnets. Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. These activities are designed for children ages 3-5, aided by an adult. You may need to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors. Wee Science…

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