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Summer of Space - Summer Reading Program



June 28 - August 13
 
For Grades 1 - 6 

Generously funded by Linde

Blast off with OWL this summer as we explore outer space with programs and activities for all ages. There will be weekly in-person programs for each age group OR you can choose to complete the program at home on a schedule that works for your family.

Each week you are encouraged to read a chapter in your space book and complete a craft. On Monday mornings you will receive an email with a video highlighting key points in that week's chapter, instructions for completing the craft, and a planetary scavenger hunt!

 

Summer of Space Summer Reading Program - Grades 1 - 3:

Explore outer space with OWL this summer! Our 7-week summer reading program will take you on adventures to all the planets in our solar system as well as moons, asteroids, and other mysteries of space. 

To reserve your welcome kit REGISTER HERE! Each kit includes you very own book—Solar System for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Planets, Dwarf Planets, & Everything Circling Our Sun—and materials to help you complete your weekly planetary challenge!

To kick off this year’s Summer of Space attend the virtual event ALIENS: ESCAPE FROM EARTH on Monday, June 28th at 3 PM!

Every Monday you will receive an email with video instructions for the coming week’s two-part Planetary Challenge:

1. READ THE CORRESPONDING CHAPTER IN YOUR SPACE BOOK. 

2. COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL ACTIVITY.


*BONUS* FIND THE PLANET IN THAT WEEK’S SOLAR SYSTEM SCAVENGER HUNT.

Week 1 – “Our Universe” – Make your own galaxy slime!

Week 2 – “Our Solar System” – Create a planet mobile!

Week 3 – “Terrestrial Planets and the Asteroid Belt” – Make a moon stress ball!

Week 4 – “Gas Giants and Ice Giants” – Phases of the moon with OREOS!

Week 5 – “The Kuiper Belt and Dwarf Planets” – Constellation Origami!

Week 6 – “Exploring Space” – Film Canister Rockets!

Week 7 – FINALE – Complete your take-home Alien Escape Room using your newfound knowledge of outer space!

While all of these challenges can be completed at home with your family, we are able to host 15 children in grades 1-3 for weekly, in-person, outdoor Lunch Bunch on Tuesdays at 12:30. Participants will bring their own bag lunches and we will complete that week’s activity and do a bit of trivia based on each week’s spotlighted book chapter. Register for Grades 1 - 3 Lunch Bunch here.* 

*Due to the small group size, please be sure to register for Lunch Bunch only if you are absolutely certain you can make the commitment.  Questions? Email Patricia Moore (aka Mrs. Tricia) at [email protected]

 

Summer of Space Summer Reading Program - Grades 4 - 6: 

Explore outer space with OWL this summer! Our 7-week summer reading program will take you on adventures to all the planets in our solar system as well as moons, asteroids, and other mysteries of space. 

To reserve your welcome kit REGISTER HERE! Each kit includes you very own book—Our Solar System—and materials to help you complete your weekly planetary challenge!

To kick off this year’s Summer of Space attend the virtual event ALIENS: ESCAPE FROM EARTH on Monday, June 28th at 3 PM!

Every Monday you will receive an email with video instructions for the coming week’s two-part Planetary Challenge:

1. READ THE CORRESPONDING CHAPTER IN YOUR SPACE BOOK. 

2. COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL ACTIVITY.


*BONUS* FIND THE PLANET IN THAT WEEK’S SOLAR SYSTEM SCAVENGER HUNT.

Week 1 – “Our Solar System” – Make your own galaxy slime!

Week 2 – “The Sun” – Create a planet mobile!

Week 3 – “The Inner Solar System” – Make a moon stress ball!

Week 4 – “The Outer Solar System” – Phases of the moon with OREOS!

Week 5 – “Way Out Beyond” – Constellation Origami!

Week 6 – “Into the Unknown” – Film Canister Rockets!

Week 7 – FINALE – Complete your take-home Alien Escape Room using your newfound knowledge of outer space!

While all of these challenges can be completed at home with your family, we are able to host 15 children in grades 4-6 for weekly, in-person, outdoor Lunch Bunch on Thursdays at 12:30. Participants will bring their own bag lunches and we will complete that week’s activity and do a bit of trivia based on each week’s spotlighted book chapter. Register for Grades 4 - 6 Lunch Bunch here.* 

*Due to the small group size, please be sure to register for Lunch Bunch only if you are absolutely certain you can make the commitment.  Questions? Email Patricia Moore (aka Mrs. Tricia) at [email protected]

 

Space-Tacular Saturday Storytimes


 

Saturday Mornings at 10:30 AM - OUTDOORS at OWL! 
 July 10 - August 7 - Registration is Required for Each Session

Generously Funded By Linde

For babies/toddlers/preschoolers/kindergarteners and their families!

We are able to host 15 families for each outdoor storytime. Every family will have a designated outdoor area where they can sit together and unmask for the duration of the program. Due to the small group size, we ask that you only register if you are certain of your availability. There are separate registrations for each week. In case of inclement weather storytime will be moved to Zoom. Thank you for understanding during this process.

Saturday, July 10: Stars - Register here

- Enjoy books & songs about stars and complete a star craft.

Saturday, July 17: Planets - Register Here

- Enjoy books & songs about planets & make a planet mobile.

Saturday, July 24: The Moon - Register Here

- Enjoy books & songs about the moon and make a poster of the moon's phases using OREOS - yum!

Saturday, July 31: The Sun - Register Here

- Enjoy books & songs about the sun and make a rainbow mobile.

Saturday, August 7: Space Travel - Register here

- Enjoy books & songs about space travel and create your own rocket.

 

Book A Children's Librarian


Book a Children's Librarian

 

While we are unable to hold in-person library programs, we want to offer you this unique opportunity to Book-a-Children's-Librarian! Perfect for preschools, daycares, friend groups, and extended families--choose a theme (dinosaurs, things-that-go, dogs, cats, autumn, you name it!) and a time that works for your group and Mrs. Tricia will design a storytime just for you!

Each 30 minute Zoom session will include introductions, songs, several books, and a puppet or two! Limit one session per week.

Email Mrs. Tricia [email protected] with BOOK MY STORYTIME as the subject and she will get back to you ASAP.

 

 

 

 


MORE Information about Zoom:

All of our Virtual Zoom Events are live. They are not recorded. To participate/join the event, you need to use the exact link connected to the event. Once you click on the link at the specified date and time, you will be prompted to open Zoom, the virtual meeting program we are using. All you need is an internet connection and a device or computer with a webcam and audio. Most computers have built-in webcams. No passwords or confirmation codes, just click the link and follow the prompts.

Still having difficulty understanding how to access Zoom: email [email protected] to set-up a virtual Book-a-Librarian and we will go over it with you.

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