SUMMER READING 2021
SUMMER READING BINGO
Register in person or online for Summer Reading BINGO beginning June 7. You must have a Parchment Community Library account (of any type) to register. Children who don’t have their own account may use a parent’s or grandparent’s card.
After registering, pick up a BINGO card in person at the Parchment Community Library. (Curbside pickup is available.) Cards are offered for four age divisions: Pre-Schoolers (ages 0-3), Children (ages 4-10 or through 5th grade), Teens (Middle School and High School students), and Adults. Limit of one card per patron.
Each square of the BINGO card has an activity. As you complete an activity, put an X on the square with the date. When you’ve completed five squares horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, you’ve gotten a BINGO! Bring your card to the library for a prize. You can play on the same card until you win three prizes. Prizes for each age division are listed on the card.
Note: each book can only be used for one square per day. For example, if you’re reading a mystery for more than twenty minutes a day over the course of three days, you can use it for the “read a mystery” square one day, a “complete your daily reading goal” square the next day, and another “complete your daily reading goal” square the third day.
The final day for prizes is Saturday, August 7.
SUMMER READING ACTIVITIES
STORYTIMES IN THE PARK: Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., June 14-August 5
Ideal for ages 2-5 but everyone is welcome!! Join Mrs. B for a socially-distanced storytime, weather permitting. Bring a blanket and masks for children ages 2 and up!!
For Kids: indoor Scavenger Hunt, Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt, Park Scavenger Hunt
For Teens: MI Summer Quest 2021 - online animal scavenger hunt, June 1 through July 31, open to middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) regardless of age. Complete the quest to be entered into a raffle for a $15 gift card to Geno's Golden Pizza. (must have a Parchment Community Library card of any type to enter raffle)
For Teens and Adults (& kids accompanied by an adult): Kindleberger Park Tree Scavenger Hunt, Riverview Drive Scavenger Hunt
Pick up Scavenger Hunt playing sheets at the library beginning June 7. (Scavenger Hunts count as Summer Reading BINGO activities.)
SILLY SIDEWALK OBSTACLE COURSE: Take a moment to laugh and be silly! Beginning June 7, stop by and try our Silly Sidewalk Obstacle Course located on the north side of the library building. Let us know each time you complete it and you'll receive a raffle ticket to enter a drawing for a silly prize! (Limit of one raffle ticket per day.)
See a video of the Silly Sidewalk HERE.
KINDLEBERGER PARK HISTORY WALK: Tuesday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Kindleberger Park Historical Marker
Join local historian Cheryl Lyon-Jenness for a leisurely stroll through Kindleberger Park history. Learn how Scout Hill got its name, find out who designed the sunken garden, re-visit the Park's famous 4th of July celebrations, and much more. The History Walk is geared toward adults but families with interested older children and teens are also welcome. (Counts as a Summer Reading BINGO activity for teens and adults.)
CHALK THE WALK: July 12-17 in front of the library
Celebrate your summer reading with sidewalk art! Team up with your family or draw by yourself to decorate a sidewalk square outside the library. Bring your own chalk or ask at the circulation desk to borrow some of ours. Once you’re finished, let us know and a library staff member will take a photo of your artwork to post on Facebook and Instagram. (Counts as a Summer Reading BINGO activity for children, teens, and adults.)
OBSERVING THE MOON: Wednesday, July 14, 8:00 p.m. in the library's back parking lot
Amateur astronomer Joe Comiskey discusses how to look at the moon and what you might see. This program is suitable for all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. (Counts as a Summer Reading BINGO activity for teens and adults.)
KINDLEBERGER PARK TREE TOUR: Tuesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Kindleberger Park Historical Marker
Learn about the trees in Kindleberger Park with landscape architect Sandy Bliesener. This program is suitable for all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. (Counts as a Summer Reading BINGO activity for teens and adults.)