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Summer Reading 2021. Tails and Tales

2021 Summer Reading: Tails & Tales

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Playing the Game Online

Register and follow the prompts on the TCFL Beanstack Page or download the Beanstack app (free from the Apple App store or the Google Play store) to your mobile device. Registration begins May 15.

What is Beanstack? An app and/or website where you can register for TCFL’s 2021 Summer Reading program, and earn “badges” by reading and/or completing activities!

How do you play? Log the days you read to be eligible to win prizes and gift certificates. Try out the fun activity badges too! The more days you read, the more chances you have to win.

In Person, Outdoor Events

Chesapeake Children's Book Festival - (Hybrid)
Noted Author/Illustrator Bryan Collier will appear live on stage for two performances at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Attendance will be limited to 100 for each performance. His presentation will be streamed online on facebook.com/Talbot-County-Free-Library along with virtual appearances by 9 other authors. The Chesapeake Children's Book Festival kicks off TCFL's 2021 Summer Reading Challenge.

Outdoor Preschool Story Time (Easton Library, Children’s Garden)
Tuesdays, June 15 and 29, July 20, 10 a.m.
Stories, Songs and Rhymes recommended for children birth – 5 years (with parent or caregiver). Bring your own blanket. In case of inclement weather, program will be cancelled. Registration limited and required.

Outdoor Preschool Story Time (St Michaels Branch, Garden)
Wednesdays, June 9 and 23, July 14 and 28, 10:30 a.m.
Stories, Songs and Rhymes recommended for children birth – 5 years (with parent or caregiver). Bring your own blanket. In case of inclement weather, program will be cancelled. Registration limited and required.

Ukulele Family Fun Series Part I and II Thursdays, June 17 and 24, 4 p.m.
Easton Library's Main Entrance
Program repeats at St. Michaels Branch, Garden Area
Tuesdays, July 13 and 20, 3 p.m.
Registration is limited and required.

Learn to Play the Ukulele! Join Suzanne Sanders and Jonathan Williams for this engaging music lesson for pairs: child and adult. In person, outdoor event for ages 6-16 (with an adult). Ukuleles provided. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

Nature Fun! Easton Library, Garden
Wednesdays, June 30, 3:30 p.m.
Easton Library Children's Garden
Registration is limited and required

Listen to Naturalist and Educator Bryan Gomes read Wind and the Oyster Jack by Marcia Moore and learned what is involved in "working the waters" for a local oyster harvester and his skipjack. Afterwards, be ready to get on the "boat" and tong for oysters the way watermen still do in the Chesapeake Bay today.

For children ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult.
In case of rain, the event is cancelled.

Virtual Events

Journal with Ms. Laura via Zoom
Wednesdays, June 2 & 16, July 7 & 21
Based on the book: Journal Sparks by Emily Neuberger.
Recommended for ages 8-16.
Register for a Zoom link or request a Teen Journal Kit-to-Go.

Mindful Start Kids Yoga
Mondays, June 7 and July 5 via Facebook Live and archived at TCFL.org
Facebook LIVE
Mindful movement for children birth to 7 years.

Preschool Story Time (via Zoom)
Tuesdays, June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, 10 a.m.
Stories, songs and rhymes! Please register for Zoom link.

Turtles and Snakes! (via Zoom)
Wednesday, June 23, 11 a.m.
Join Pickering Creek’s Ms. Sammi for stories and crafts. Recommended for children ages 4-8 years. Please register for Zoom link.

It's Alive! Story Book Comes to Life via Zoom
Thursday, July 8, 11 a.m.
Let’s step into stories of long ago and learn about the animals that are so popular in legends, myths and fairy “tails.” Join Eco Adventures, as we experience magic in our own way! Recommended for ages 4 - 8. Please register for Zoom link.

Summer Reading Lists

Birth to Pre-K

Kindergarten to Grade 2

Grade 3 to Grade 5

Grade 6 to Grade 8

General Notice:

Attend a zoom library program and you are automatically entered into a 2021 Summer Reading t-shirt Drawing! Winners announced after the zoom meeting.

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