Summer Learning 2020 "Imagine Your Story"
Beanstack Reading Challenges
Avoid summer slide by signing up for summer reading. Children and youth can register with vermont.beanstack.org to log minutes spent reading, participate in literacy challenges, and earn badges. Those who complete a full reading challenge before September 9, 2020 will receive a special prize from the Mad River Libraries. Contact for more information.
Summer Reading Book Bundles
Families with an account at one of the Mad River Libraries can borrow a summer reading “book bundle” for each child. The librarians will assemble a collection tailored specifically to each child’s age and tastes to be picked up at one of the Mad River Libraries. Find the request form here.
Imagine Your T-Shirt
We’re reimagining the classic T-shirt design "contest" as a T-shirt design “collaboration”. We need three ingredients to cook up a good Fairy Tale: characters. props, and scenery. Your job is to submit a drawing for one of those three things that will then become a part of our own community fairytale that we will print on a T-shirt. Any of these ingredients can be from your favorite fairy tale, myth, or legend or they can be from your imagination as well. Please submit a high-resolution photo or email of a (signed!) LINE DRAWING to email@example.com. Submissions are due by Friday, July 24th.
Fairy Tale and Folk Tale Trivia Night, 7/31, 7 pm. Sign up to test your knowledge of everything from poison apples to trolls under bridges: https://forms.gle/Zh6eyZUQvM7H1Gkf7
Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes, 8/1 at Chase Brook Town Forest or 8/2 at Moretown Rec Fields, 10 am. Help us build a village and see if you can spot the resident gnome of the forest: https://forms.gle/qsofhEoX2vHqNVrx6
Fantastical Creatures of the Deep, 8/8 at 10 am. Visit a local pond to explore the curious life beneath the water. Register: https://forms.gle/JweMgrXyHonx225GA
Wildlife Tales, 8/16 11:30 am. Mike from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will take you on a literary journey around the world through tales of animals and magic. With each story, a live animal will visit to bring a natural history piece to the myth and legends! Located at Camp Meade. Register: https://forms.gle/ByGgTEA1AdVCNmRC6
The Arts Bus, 8/22, 5 pm at Brooks Field in Warren and 8/23, 11 am at Camp Meade in Middlesex. The Arts Bus is rolling into town for two stops to share the magic of art through an engaging puppet show and a take-home art kit. Register: https://forms.gle/Kf42ppCBags9au8ZA
StoryWalks®. Look for several StoryWalks® posted for the next few weeks throughout the Mad River Valley as a fun way to get out for a walk and read at the same time! Current StoryWalks® can be found at the Warren Path (trailhead at Brooks Field), Chase Brook Town Forest/Mill Brook Trail (trailhead off German Flats Road), and Moretown Rec Fields.
This year all programs except our Storywalks® will require pre-registration, and social distancing guidelines will be followed during events. Stay tuned for event locations, registration, and additional details, or email for more information.