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Missions
Our librarians have put together several activities, for a variety of challenges and levels. Complete an activity and you might unlock a more advanced one, and bragging rights, cool badges and maybe even a prize!

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A Colorful Hunt

“I never met a color I didn’t like.” – Dale Chihuly
Color is everywhere! Can you guess the color for each of these riddles?



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A Colorful Hunt

“I never met a color I didn’t like.” – Dale Chihuly
Color is everywhere! Can you guess the color for each of these riddles?



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Animal Yoga

Learn about animals by acting them out through simple yoga poses for kids. Follow the animal yoga sequence below or make up your own yoga journey!

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Book Cover Art

You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover...but we all do. 


Flex your creative muscles and draw your own cover for a book you've logged this summer! Submit your art for points toward the program!



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10 Pts

Building Tower Challenge

Can you build a TOWER? Look for items you have at home that would be fun to build with:

Popsicle Sticks    Blocks    Tubes   Folded Paper    Straws    Cups


Then follow the challenges and write down what you did! 



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10 Pts

Captain's Log

Captain’s logs and ship’s logs have a rich history, and provide insight into how life on seafaring vessels went (and still go today). Continue this tradition by keeping track of what, where, and how you read this summer. 

Challenge yourself to complete at least five tasks from the list below. How many can you complete?

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10 Pts

Captain's Log

Captain’s logs and ship’s logs have a rich history, and provide insight into how life on seafaring vessels went (and still go today). Continue this tradition by keeping track of what, where, and how you read this summer. 

Challenge yourself to complete at least five tasks from the list below. How many can you complete?

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10 Pts

Color Scavenger Hunt

Can you find something in every color? Take a walk around the neighborhood or in your own backyard and see if you can find something in each of these colors! 

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Create Your Own Adventure

Make your own adventures by checking things off your bucket list! Does your bucket list include visiting a museum, restaurant, or park? Or maybe visiting someplace new? Share the top five things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this summer below. Go forward and adventure!



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Create Your Own Adventure

Make your own adventures by checking things off your bucket list! Does your bucket list include visiting a museum, restaurant, or park? Or maybe visiting someplace new? Share the top five things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this summer below. Go forward and adventure!



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5 Pts

Do a Science Experiment with items you have at hom

Try one of these 63 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS with materials you have at home! 

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5 Pts

Do a Science Experiment with items you have at hom

Try one of these 63 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS with materials you have at home! 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST!



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10 Pts

Do a Science Experiment with items you have at home

Try one of these 63 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS with materials you have at home! 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST!



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Doodle challenge: Blind contour

Choose an item or person (this can be you in a mirror if you like) to draw without looking down at your paper or lifting your pen from the paper.

Warning...this will not come out looking pretty...


Check out my attempts below. A book cover with a face on it makes a great subject. 


Submit up to 5 different blind contours. 



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Doodle challenge: Continuous line animal

  • Look up your favorite animal, or use a picture of a pet for this one! 
  • Draw your picture without lifting your pencil off the page. You can look, just don't break the continuous line!
  • Color it in when you're done:)

My reference picture:


step one, continuous line:




step two color it in! :








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Doodle challenge: cube connections

Drawing cubes is fun and satisfying. The more cubes the better! This is a fun, relaxing, abstract art style. Try it!


1. Begin by drawing a few cubes. As many as you want spaced however you want!



2. Use a ruler or straight edge to connect the cube's corners with straight lines. Don't think too much about this, just start and stop drawing when you feel like it.



3. Color it in if you want!





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Doodle challenge: egg heads

It's so fun to draw faces. Sometimes this is waaay easier than drawing a whole person. Here are a few rows of eggs for you to fill in with whatever weird and wonderful faces you, please.


1. Across the top of your page do a looping oval pattern! Continue until the page is covered.


2. Add faces! Feeling stuck? Try using the "roll for a face" guide for inspiration.





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Doodle challenge: fingerprint discovery

Go from abstract to ideas!

Use a non-toxic washable marker to color your fingertip and the finger's outer edge. Do a couple of colors if you're feeling dangerous. Stamp all over a blank piece of paper with no particular pattern- overlap is good. 


Go in with a pen or marker of another color to turn these smudges into something! 

Here's mine:


step 1:




step 2:








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Doodle challenge: fish swirls!

Only 5% of the ocean has been explored, which means any fish you draw could be down there! Try this easy doodle activity.


STEP ONE:

Using a marker, pencil, or pen draw a big loopy shape that closes. 

STEP TWO:

Turn all of your loops into fish! Blub blub.





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Doodle challenge: initial art

Doodle using your initials! Great for relieving stress. 

 Here are two methods you can try.


1. Fill a page with different styles of your initials




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Try starting with your initials, large and simple.


Now decorate them! 




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Doodle challenge: Line tree

Try this relaxing doodle that will look incredible with little effort. There are two ways you can do this mission- find both versions and instructions in the mission's activities. 

***librarian note*** I had so much fun making the example piece for this one, it came out so cool!



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Doodle challenge: Roll for a face!

Use one of these "roll for a face" templates to make one or more weird works of art, no dice? Use this auto dice rolling site, https://www.calculator.net/dice-roller.html 


Find more templates in the activity section.




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Doodle challenge: shaped doodle

Begin this doodle challenge by making a shape on your paper in pencil!

Use a star, heart, or bubble letter. You'll be erasing this later so don't push too hard.


Fill your shape in with a pen or marker. Anything goes here it doesn't have to be good it just has to fill space! Doodle your heart out!



step 1: Make your outline in pencil:





step 2:Fill in, and erase the outline:





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Doodle design: Flower cluster cloud

  • Doodle a few big basic flowers spread out on a piece of paper. In between flowers 

  • In between flowers draw smaller flowers with pieces hidden “behind” bigger ones

  • Draw little circles, spirals, and others to fill the white space- I suggest doing 4 or 5 circles inside each other.

    • This activity is especially fun if you play music you like, listen to an audiobook, or watch TV in the background


    Find more doodling guides and zen tangles in the library's arts and crafts section, or talk to a librarian for help!





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Doodle design: Ripple River

  • Get your doodling down to a science! Try to fill a portion of your page with the following style of doodling



    Find more doodling guides and zen tangles in the library's arts and crafts section, talk to a librarian for help!





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Doodle design: Spiraltopia

  • Get your doodling down to a science! Try to fill a portion of your page with the following style of doodling

    • Start in one corner of your page by doodling a cluster of curved lines

    • Add more clusters like the first one but in various directions so that they seem to be overlapping each other

    • Color in sections to add a splash of color


      Find more doodling guides and zen tangles in the library's arts and crafts section, talk to a librarian for help!





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10 Pts

Drawing Challenges

Do you LOVE to DRAW! Try each of these challenges for 1 minute! 

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Emojis Tale

Use the Emojis to guess the name of the book. How well do you know your Emojis?

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10 Pts

Go on a Sound Walk!

Get outside and LISTEN! What do you hear? Start in your backyard and take a walk, or visit a new place and LISTEN to the new sounds! 

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Investigative Intern

Investigative journalists dig deep to work to expose the world of crimes, corruption, and more. Use your investigative skills to determine whether these facts are true or false. Dig deep and see what you can uncover!




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120 Pts

JULY 12 Lets decorate the library: All Together Now



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10 Pts

Kindness Counts

Do something nice and show KINDNESS to others! These activities are great ways to show your generosity.



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10 Pts

Listen to a funny, smart, or scientific Podcast!

Try a Podcast like one of these!

All of these are easily accessed through smart phone, tablet, or computer, so get ready for hours of entertainment and even some learning opportunities. Most are even free!
Story Time   This podcast consists of 20-minute whimsical stories published every two weeks by bedtime.fm. Ages 2-13.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids   How many times a day do we parents hear that question? This podcast lets kids ask away (Why is ice slippery? Why do we have nightmares?) and provides actual comprehensive answers (not "just because!").
Smash Boom Best   This virtual debate show pits topics (from pizza vs. tacos to piranhas vs. Venus flytraps), and listeners can take part by voting online.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The Podcast   Based on the popular book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, this podcast tells entertaining stories about admirable and inspiring women.  
Myths & Legends   M&L goes in-depth to explore the real-life inspiration behind some of the world's most popular mythical and legendary characters. 
The Anthropecene Reviewed    Sometimes a #1 best selling young adult author also makes an engaging podcast host! If you have ever wondered what John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) thinks about an ecclectic variety of life topics, now you can find out.
Stuff You Missed in History Class   Tweens and teens can expand their minds with this engaging podcast that highlights historical events that might not be included in the average history class. 


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5 Pts

Listen to a funny, smart, or scientific Podcast!

Try a Podcast like one of these!

All of these are easily accessed through smart phone, tablet, or computer, so get ready for hours of entertainment and even some learning opportunities. Most are even free!
Story Time   This podcast consists of 20-minute whimsical stories published every two weeks by bedtime.fm. Ages 2-13.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids   How many times a day do we parents hear that question? This podcast lets kids ask away (Why is ice slippery? Why do we have nightmares?) and provides actual comprehensive answers (not "just because!").
Smash Boom Best   This virtual debate show pits topics (from pizza vs. tacos to piranhas vs. Venus flytraps), and listeners can take part by voting online.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The Podcast   Based on the popular book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, this podcast tells entertaining stories about admirable and inspiring women.  
Myths & Legends   M&L goes in-depth to explore the real-life inspiration behind some of the world's most popular mythical and legendary characters. 
The Anthropecene Reviewed    Sometimes a #1 best selling young adult author also makes an engaging podcast host! If you have ever wondered what John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) thinks about an ecclectic variety of life topics, now you can find out.
Gen-Z Media Podcasts   This tween/teen podcast paradise includes MP staff recommended picks Pants on Fire (think "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" for kiddos), The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, and Tumble- Science Podcast for Kids to name a few. Definitely a treasure trove of podcast content to listen to for days on end.
Stuff You Missed in History Class   Tweens and teens can expand their minds with this engaging podcast that highlights historical events that might not be included in the average history class. 


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Make a hand monster!

Make your own hand monster! 

Try it right side up and then upside down!


1. trace 4 of your fingers and curve around where your thumb would be.

Make a monster out of it! Add body parts, facial features, hair, clothes, or whatever you want! The upside-down hand makes a great sea creature.




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10 Pts

Match the Tail

Do you LOVE animals? Guess what animal each tail belongs to! 

*Need a hint? Try one of these! Alligator, beaver, chameleon, elephant, giraffe, lemur, pig, tiger, whale, zebra.


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NASA: 60 Years and Counting

On October 1st, 2019, NASA will be celebrating its 60th birthday! For over six decades, NASA has brought the world an amazing number of bold missions in science, aviation, and human exploration. Watch these 8 videos to learn more about NASA and their accomplishments over these past six decades!

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NASA: 60 Years and Counting

On October 1st, 2019, NASA will be celebrating its 60th birthday! For over six decades, NASA has brought the world an amazing number of bold missions in science, aviation, and human exploration. Watch these 8 videos to learn more about NASA and their accomplishments over these past six decades!

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NASA: 60 Years and Counting

On October 1st, 2019, NASA will be celebrating its 60th birthday! For over six decades, NASA has brought the world an amazing number of bold missions in science, aviation, and human exploration. Watch these 8 videos to learn more about NASA and their accomplishments over these past six decades!

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Nature walkers

Go for a walk!

Walk to the library- get 20 points,

walk your dog- get 20 points,

walk to the park- get 20 points,

go on a hike- get 20 points,

take a leisurely stroll with your family- that's 20 points too!

Walk to the beach on vacation? Yup that's 20 points too!

Just take a picture of your outdoor walk location! You can repeat this challenge multiple times. 



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15 Pts

Official New York State Symbols

You might have heard New York State called The Big Apple. This is because apples are the official fruit of NY.

Challenge yourself to find at least 5 different NY state symbols. Can you find them all? 



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Official New York State Symbols

You might have heard New York State called The Big Apple. This is because apples are the official fruit of NY.

Challenge yourself to find at least 5 different NY state symbols. Can you find them all? 



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10 Pts

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Turn your next walk into a Scavenger Hunt and earn points! Try to find each of these items on your next hike in a park, walk through town, or somewhere new!

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10 Pts

Pirate Scavenger Hunt

Arrgh! Think you are ready to be a PIRATE? Can you find at least 5 pirate-themed items. Look around your house, the library, park, all around you!


Ready? What is a pirate's favorite kind of ice cream?    Vanillaaaaaaar!!



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10 Pts

Pirate Scramble



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15 Pts

Pirate Scramble



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Random Acts of Kindness

Small gestures make the most difference on a daily basis. It's easy to get so preoccupied with our own lives that we forget about others, but with just one simple act of kindness, we can change the way someone else's day goes, and we can better ourselves and the world in the process. This challenge is designed for you to take the time to do something for someone else — and hopefully they will pay it forward to the next person!



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Random Acts of Kindness

Small gestures make the most difference on a daily basis. It's easy to get so preoccupied with our own lives that we forget about others, but with just one simple act of kindness, we can change the way someone else's day goes, and we can better ourselves and the world in the process. This challenge is designed for you to take the time to do something for someone else — and hopefully they will pay it forward to the next person!



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Random Acts of Kindness

Small gestures make the most difference on a daily basis. It's easy to get so preoccupied with our own lives that we forget about others, but with just one simple act of kindness, we can change the way someone else's day goes, and we can better ourselves and the world in the process. This challenge is designed for you to take the time to do something for someone else — and hopefully they will pay it forward to the next person!



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Random Acts of Kindness

Small gestures make the most difference on a daily basis. It's easy to get so preoccupied with our own lives that we forget about others, but with just one simple act of kindness, we can change the way someone else's day goes, and we can better ourselves and the world in the process. This challenge is designed for you to take the time to do something for someone else — and hopefully they will pay it forward to the next person!

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Reading Around

Books can take you around the world and back, even if you're only in your backyard! Show us all the fun and exciting places you read by marking each place you read. Get out and read!



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Reading challenge: THE COZIEST SPOT

Take a picture of you curled up with a book in the coziest spot ever! This doesn't need to be a selfie. You could be on your couch, your porch, or snuggling with your cat.


Never take pictures of friends or family without their permission. Always ask others if it's ok to post a picture of them...even if it's just a toe or the back of their head. 



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Reading challenge: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Read on your porch, read at the park, read on the steps of the library...anywhere you do not indoors will count here. Submit a picture of you reading in any outdoor location. All that's required is that we can tell you're outdoors and the cover of the book can be seen. 

Never take pictures of friends or family without their permission. Always ask others if it's ok to post a picture of them...even if it's just a toe or the back of their head. 





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20 Pts

Reading Log 1

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!

Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 

When you are done, go to Reading Log 2



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Reading Log 1

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!
Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 
When you are done, go to Reading Log 2



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Reading Log 2

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!

Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 

When you are done, go to Reading Log 3



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Reading Log 2

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!
Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 
When you are done, go to Reading Log 3



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Reading Log 3

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!

Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 

When you are done, go to Reading Log 4



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Reading Log 3

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!
Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 
When you are done, go to Reading Log 4



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Reading Log 4

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!

Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 

When you are done, go to Reading Log 5



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Reading Log 4

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!
Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 
When you are done, go to Reading Log 5



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Reading Log 5

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!

Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 

Great job! You have completed the Summer Reading Program! 



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Reading Log 5

Click HERE to print your reading log! Color in a circle for every 15 minutes you read!
Each row is 1 hour of reading! The whole page is 20 hours! 
Great job! You have completed the Summer Reading Program! 



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Roll for a weird animal!

Roll for a weird animal! Make a monster mutant creature with ease!


Use a real 6 sided dice or this digital one to roll. 


FRONT HALF OF THE ANIMAL:

1: dog

2: monkey

3: snake

4: walrus

5: giraffe

6: ant


BACK HALF OF THE ANIMAL

1: sheep

2: okapi

3: cow

4: frog

5: pig

6: peacock


Want to do more? Switch the columns and do it again!


Here's what I've made:

5 + 5 giraffe and pig

Round 2 swapped columns:

2 + 1 okapi and dog




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Share Your Story

Little ones have active imaginations! Have your child tell you a story and fill in the questions below based on the story they told you.

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Story-time

Read the short story below and answer the questions.

Jack, Betty, and Matt love the fall season. They like jumping into the pile of leaves. Jack likes the pretty colors. Betty likes to make a big pile with the leaves. Matt likes to hide in the leaves.



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Take a free chess lesson on Chess.com!

Lessons on Chess.com are divided into New to Chess (How to Play), Beginner (Fundamentals), Intermediate (key concepts), and Advanced (taking control)

Take any lesson from these sections and submit a screenshot of your completed lesson to get your points!

That page will look like this:


So if I were to complete the rest of the lessons I'd get another 

Here is where you can find the education section of chess.com




I like this site for learning chess because it gives you in detail feedback on what mistake you made and what to try next time

This site is FREE you do not need the premium version to operate the site.



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The Next Day

The Next Day:

Just finished a book that you were hoping would never end? Keep the story going! Write about what you think happens "the next day" after the story ends.



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Visit a Virtual Aquarium

Visit a Virtual Aquarium like one of these!


Daniel Botelho IGTV: Experience going no-cage diving with a school of Great White Sharks on this National Geographic wildlife photographer’s IGTV channel.
Georgia Aquarium: Have a look under the sea with live cams.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Monday through Friday they will be streaming live from the sea turtle hospital.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Dive underwater with livestreams of sharks, sea otters, jellyfish, and turtles.
National Aquarium: Explore winding, sea life-filled floors with this virtual tour of the aquarium.
New England Aquarium: This Boston-based aquarium is serving up a schedule of animal feedings, tours on Facebook Live.
Ocean Ramsey IGTV: This “sharfluencer,” is sharing her adventures on her IGTV channel.



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Visit a Virtual Aquarium

Visit a Virtual Aquarium like one of these!


Daniel Botelho IGTV: Experience going no-cage diving with a school of Great White Sharks on this National Geographic wildlife photographer’s IGTV channel.
Georgia Aquarium: Have a look under the sea with live cams.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Monday through Friday they will be streaming live from the sea turtle hospital.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Dive underwater with livestreams of sharks, sea otters, jellyfish, and turtles.
National Aquarium: Explore winding, sea life-filled floors with this virtual tour of the aquarium.
New England Aquarium: This Boston-based aquarium is serving up a schedule of animal feedings, tours on Facebook Live.
Ocean Ramsey IGTV: This “sharfluencer,” is sharing her adventures on her IGTV channel.



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Visit a Virtual Aquarium

Visit a Virtual Aquarium like one of these!


Daniel Botelho IGTV: Experience going no-cage diving with a school of Great White Sharks on this National Geographic wildlife photographer’s IGTV channel.
Georgia Aquarium: Have a look under the sea with live cams.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Monday through Friday they will be streaming live from the sea turtle hospital.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Dive underwater with livestreams of sharks, sea otters, jellyfish, and turtles.
National Aquarium: Explore winding, sea life-filled floors with this virtual tour of the aquarium.
New England Aquarium: This Boston-based aquarium is serving up a schedule of animal feedings, tours on Facebook Live.
Ocean Ramsey IGTV: This “sharfluencer,” is sharing her adventures on her IGTV channel.



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5 Pts

Visit a Virtual Museum!

Love to EXPLORE? Just because we are at home does not mean we can't experience something new! 


Visit a Virtual Museum like the ones here https://www.timeout.com/travel/virtual-museum-tours or find another around the world!



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Visit a Virtual Museum!

Love to EXPLORE? Just because we are at home does not mean we can't experience something new! 


Visit a Virtual Museum like the ones here https://www.timeout.com/travel/virtual-museum-tours or find another around the world!



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Visit a Virtual Museum!

Love to EXPLORE? Just because we are at home does not mean we can't experience something new! 


Visit a Virtual Museum like the ones here https://www.timeout.com/travel/virtual-museum-tours or find another around the world!



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5 Pts

Visit a Virtual Zoo

Visit a Virtual Zoo like one of these!

Atlanta Zoo: VIsit the dedicated panda cam.
Cincinnati Zoo: Pull up the zoo’s Facebook page every day at 3 p.m. EST. All of the safaris will also be posted to the zoo’s website and on their YouTube page for later viewing.
Houston Zoo: Watch webcams focused on gorillas, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, leafcutter ants and more.
Oregon Zoo: Watch daily videos on Facebook page of different animals.
San Diego Zoo: Watch a number of different live cams monitoring furry and feathered friends.


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Visit a Virtual Zoo

Visit a Virtual Zoo like one of these!

Atlanta Zoo: VIsit the dedicated panda cam.
Cincinnati Zoo: Pull up the zoo’s Facebook page every day at 3 p.m. EST. All of the safaris will also be posted to the zoo’s website and on their YouTube page for later viewing.
Houston Zoo: Watch webcams focused on gorillas, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, leafcutter ants and more.
Oregon Zoo: Watch daily videos on Facebook page of different animals.
San Diego Zoo: Watch a number of different live cams monitoring furry and feathered friends.


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5 Pts

Visit a Virtual Zoo

Visit a Virtual Zoo like one of these!

Atlanta Zoo: VIsit the dedicated panda cam.
Cincinnati Zoo: Pull up the zoo’s Facebook page every day at 3 p.m. EST. All of the safaris will also be posted to the zoo’s website and on their YouTube page for later viewing.
Houston Zoo: Watch webcams focused on gorillas, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, leafcutter ants and more.
Oregon Zoo: Watch daily videos on Facebook page of different animals.
San Diego Zoo: Watch a number of different live cams monitoring furry and feathered friends.


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5 Pts

Visit an International Landmark

Visit an International Landmark like one of these!

Doge’s Palace, Italy: Google Arts and Culture offers a virtual tour of a 14th-century palace.
Galapagos Islands: Embark on a guided video tour of the incredible wildlife and culture of the Galapagos with National Geographic Expeditions.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia: Swim through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with the help of several David Attenborough-narrated videos and an educational, interactive map.
Great Wall of China: Take a virtual tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World with The China Guide and explore its most visited sections.
Hang Son Doong, Vietnam: Take a 360 degree adventure through the world’s largest cave, located in Vietnam, with National Geographic.
Johnson Space Center, USA: Boeing and Discovery Education take viewers on a virtual field trip through this space center.
National Parks, USA: 113 virtual tours of National Park Service locations are available on Google Arts and Culture.
NYC Street Art Murals, USA: Explore nine of the most vibrant and unique street art murals across New York City with this virtual tour.
Tower Bridge, England: This famous London bridge isn’t going down anytime soon — and you can explore it virtually.
White House, USA: Google Arts and Culture has virtual tours of several of the presidential spaces.
The Gardens of Versailles, France: Choose your own adventure and virtually explore the famously over-the-top royal gardens of King Louis XIV.



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Visit an International Landmark

Visit an International Landmark like one of these!

Doge’s Palace, Italy: Google Arts and Culture offers a virtual tour of a 14th-century palace.
Galapagos Islands: Embark on a guided video tour of the incredible wildlife and culture of the Galapagos with National Geographic Expeditions.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia: Swim through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with the help of several David Attenborough-narrated videos and an educational, interactive map.
Great Wall of China: Take a virtual tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World with The China Guide and explore its most visited sections.
Hang Son Doong, Vietnam: Take a 360 degree adventure through the world’s largest cave, located in Vietnam, with National Geographic.
Johnson Space Center, USA: Boeing and Discovery Education take viewers on a virtual field trip through this space center.
National Parks, USA: 113 virtual tours of National Park Service locations are available on Google Arts and Culture.
NYC Street Art Murals, USA: Explore nine of the most vibrant and unique street art murals across New York City with this virtual tour.
Tower Bridge, England: This famous London bridge isn’t going down anytime soon — and you can explore it virtually.
White House, USA: Google Arts and Culture has virtual tours of several of the presidential spaces.
The Gardens of Versailles, France: Choose your own adventure and virtually explore the famously over-the-top royal gardens of King Louis XIV.



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Visit an International Landmark

Visit an International Landmark like one of these!

Doge’s Palace, Italy: Google Arts and Culture offers a virtual tour of a 14th-century palace.
Galapagos Islands: Embark on a guided video tour of the incredible wildlife and culture of the Galapagos with National Geographic Expeditions.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia: Swim through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with the help of several David Attenborough-narrated videos and an educational, interactive map.
Great Wall of China: Take a virtual tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World with The China Guide and explore its most visited sections.
Hang Son Doong, Vietnam: Take a 360 degree adventure through the world’s largest cave, located in Vietnam, with National Geographic.
Johnson Space Center, USA: Boeing and Discovery Education take viewers on a virtual field trip through this space center.
National Parks, USA: 113 virtual tours of National Park Service locations are available on Google Arts and Culture.
NYC Street Art Murals, USA: Explore nine of the most vibrant and unique street art murals across New York City with this virtual tour.
Tower Bridge, England: This famous London bridge isn’t going down anytime soon — and you can explore it virtually.
White House, USA: Google Arts and Culture has virtual tours of several of the presidential spaces.
The Gardens of Versailles, France: Choose your own adventure and virtually explore the famously over-the-top royal gardens of King Louis XIV.



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Visit an International Landmark

Visit an International Landmark like one of these!

Doge’s Palace, Italy: Google Arts and Culture offers a virtual tour of a 14th-century palace.
Galapagos Islands: Embark on a guided video tour of the incredible wildlife and culture of the Galapagos with National Geographic Expeditions.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia: Swim through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with the help of several David Attenborough-narrated videos and an educational, interactive map.
Great Wall of China: Take a virtual tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World with The China Guide and explore its most visited sections.
Hang Son Doong, Vietnam: Take a 360 degree adventure through the world’s largest cave, located in Vietnam, with National Geographic.
Johnson Space Center, USA: Boeing and Discovery Education take viewers on a virtual field trip through this space center.
National Parks, USA: 113 virtual tours of National Park Service locations are available on Google Arts and Culture.
NYC Street Art Murals, USA: Explore nine of the most vibrant and unique street art murals across New York City with this virtual tour.
Tower Bridge, England: This famous London bridge isn’t going down anytime soon — and you can explore it virtually.
White House, USA: Google Arts and Culture has virtual tours of several of the presidential spaces.
The Gardens of Versailles, France: Choose your own adventure and virtually explore the famously over-the-top royal gardens of King Louis XIV.



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Week 1 Stem Challenge: Build a Bed for Goldilocks!

Using a variety of crafting materials, you have at home, create a new bed for Goldilocks so she won’t need to use the bears’ bed! Click HERE to watch the video on July 2nd for ideas!

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Week 2 Stem Challenge: Build a Greek Labyrinth!

Can you make your own labyrinth out of Legos or other materials you have at home? Click HERE to watch the video on July 9th for ideas!

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Week 3 Stem Challenge: Make it Float!

Can you make your raft or boat that floats in water? Use materials at home and don’t let it sink!  Click HERE to watch the video on July 16th for ideas!

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Week 4 Stem Challenge: Edible Structures!

Who doesn't love working with food? Use snacks to create strong structures! Click HERE to watch the video on July 23rd for ideas!

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Writer's Block

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!



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Doodle challenge: Make a pug!

Watch my stop-motion doodle and then try it for yourself! 

Follow these instructions:

    • Draw a circle (this is your pugs head)

    • Draw two small circles with dots inside (your pug's eyes)

    • For the pug’s nose start with an upside-down U that touches both eyes 

    • Give him an upside-down triangle nose with two hooks coming out of the bottom, one facing left, and one facing right

    • Give your pug some wrinkles above and below his eyes, give it some dots on the left and right of his nose- these are for his whiskers

    • Give your pug two rhombus ears on either side of his head and color them in

    • Put a crown, bow, or any other accessory you want on your doggy





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Visit a museum for free!

Did you know with your Mount Pleasant Public Library card you can get into a ton of the best museums in New York for free with the Museum Pass?


Take one out and send a picture of your favorite exhibit for 50 points!

Scroll through the mission activities to see all the cool museums you can visit with museum pass!



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Doodle challenge: Draw a flock of birds!

Fill a page with as many birds as you can! These do not need to look like they're from Earth.


Stuck?? Use the roll for a bird guide below, us this free dice roller if you have none on hand.

I recommend checking out Cornell University's free-to-watch bird cams for inspiration. Find that HERE.







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JULY 25: color theory + slime!

Join us on July 25 for a slime-based study into mixing colors! We'll be making plain cloud slime and then using it as a canvas to mix colors on. We'll use a website that converts the hex codes of colors into the exact formula needed to make them. For example, we can make neon green by using 25% cyan, 25% green, and 50% yellow! 

Register online on activity one!

Color theory is integral to good art- and what makes a better canvas to practice mixing colors on than slime?? Join us for some cloud slime fun and experimentation with color mixing! 



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Illustrated journaling

Use drawings to illustrate your day. Divide your page up into morning, afternoon, and night and fill in the blanks.


This can be a literal drawing of what you did, a place you visited, or all the foods you ate today! It doesn’t matter just draw it. Throw in phrases or words if you want.



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Illustrated journaling

Use drawings to illustrate your day. Divide your page up into morning, afternoon, and night and fill in the blanks.


This can be a literal drawing of what you did, a place you visited, or all the foods you ate today! It doesn’t matter just draw it. Throw in phrases or words if you want.


Check out my illustrated diary entry for 5/15/2023!




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Space is Neat

True or False. Are these space facts true? Or simply made up? Take a guess. You have a 50/50 chance of being right!

Type true or false into the completion box for each fact listed.



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Space is Neat

True or False. Are these space facts true? Or simply made up? Take a guess. You have a 50/50 chance of being right!

Type true or false into the completion box for each fact listed.



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Name That Planet

There used to be nine planets in our solar system, and now there are only eight! Think you can guess which of the eight planets are left? Using the provided clues, guess the correct planet and type your answer below each one. Only correct answers count, so keep trying and name that planet!
No need to worry if you guess wrong - you have an unlimited number of guesses for each planet!



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Visit a Virtual Aquarium

Visit a Virtual Aquarium like one of these!


Daniel Botelho IGTV: Experience going no-cage diving with a school of Great White Sharks on this National Geographic wildlife photographer’s IGTV channel.
Georgia Aquarium: Have a look under the sea with live cams.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Monday through Friday they will be streaming live from the sea turtle hospital.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Dive underwater with livestreams of sharks, sea otters, jellyfish, and turtles.
National Aquarium: Explore winding, sea life-filled floors with this virtual tour of the aquarium.
New England Aquarium: This Boston-based aquarium is serving up a schedule of animal feedings, tours on Facebook Live.
Ocean Ramsey IGTV: This “sharfluencer,” is sharing her adventures on her IGTV channel.



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Visit a Virtual Museum!

Love to EXPLORE? Just because we are at home does not mean we can't experience something new! 


Visit a Virtual Museum like the ones here https://www.timeout.com/travel/virtual-museum-tours or find another around the world!





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Doodle challenge: Flower garland frame

Boarder a plain piece of paper with flowers! Check out the flower drawing guides below. Submit your flowers in the activity section.

If you want more inspiration look in the Mount Pleasant Public Library's Arts and Crafts section or our Gardening section. Ask a librarian for help they're very nice.

simple line flowers:


doodle roses:

complicated roses:



daisies and buttercups:

hibiscus:

Lavender:


Dandelion:


Lotus:


Sunflower:


Tiny doodle flowers that are easy to copy!







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Visit a Virtual Zoo

Visit a Virtual Zoo like one of these!

Atlanta Zoo: VIsit the dedicated panda cam.
Cincinnati Zoo: Pull up the zoo’s Facebook page every day at 3 p.m. EST. All of the safaris will also be posted to the zoo’s website and on their YouTube page for later viewing.
Houston Zoo: Watch webcams focused on gorillas, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, leafcutter ants and more.
Oregon Zoo: Watch daily videos on Facebook page of different animals.
San Diego Zoo: Watch a number of different live cams monitoring furry and feathered friends.




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