Welcome to the Sno-Isle Libraries Educator Newsletter for June 2021. In this issue, you’ll find information about Summer Reading, digital resources for kids and teens during the summer, in-building services at your local library, and more.
Thank you for the time and energy you’ve spent in order to provide the best possible education to your students during this challenging year. We hope you have a restorative summer break!
The Sno-Isle Libraries Educator Newsletter will be back in August with helpful resources for the upcoming school year. In the meantime, you can always check out our educator page, opens a new window for the latest tips and tools.
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Summer Reading School Toolkit
Summer Reading at Sno-Isle Libraries starts Monday, June 21. Kids and teens who read 10 hours will earn a free book. There will also be weekly virtual events, a community scavenger hunt, and lots of booklists and activity ideas online all summer long. We hope you’ll share this with your students and their families. To help, we’ve created a Summer Reading School Toolkit, opens a new window.
Booklists for Pride Month
Pride Month: Kids Booklist
LGBTQ+ Books for Middle Readers, opens a new window
Pride Month: Teen Booklist
Rainbow Reads: Fiction for and About LGBTQIA+ teens, opens a new window
Find It! Scavenger Hunt
Looking for screen-free activities? Coming soon is the Find It! Scavenger Hunt, opens a new window. Kids and tweens can stop by a Sno-Isle library beginning June 21 to pick up a
scavenger hunt card. On it, you’ll find zoomed-in photos of objects or places unique to the community you’re in. Try to identify all six!
Something for everyone, all summer long!
Did you know Sno-Isle Libraries has lots of fun resources for students to try on our website? Here are a few suggestions to stay entertained this summer:
Tween Virtual Summer Book Club
Get instant access to three fun tween eBooks this summer and chat with favorite middle-grade authors, Alex Aster, Jen Calonita, and Amy McCulloch during a live author panel on July 21. Visit the Tween Summer Book Club, opens a new window page for instructions on how to borrow titles and register for the author panel, as well as activities and discussion guides.
The fabulous teen reading program, SYNC, is back and better than ever. Get two free teen audiobooks that are yours to keep every week this summer! Check the SYNC post, opens a new window for the complete title list and more details.
Try Hoopla , opens a new windowto get free instant access to movies, tv shows, and comic books with your library card, no holds needed! You can also find hundreds of limitless titles in Hoopla’s Summer Reading Bonus Borrows, opens a new window collection.
Read eBooks, magazines, and comics, watch videos, and listen to audiobooks from your phone, tablet, or computer with OverDrive, opens a new window. You can also read and listen using OverDrive’s app, Libby.
In-building Library Services
With guidance from national, state and local health officials, moves to reopen libraries are happening fast. We couldn’t be more excited to announce that most libraries are offering limited in-building services, opens a new window. As of this date, our mask requirements have not changed, opens a new window. Even if you’re not ready to go inside, all libraries are currently offering contact-free services, opens a new window.
Find your community library, opens a new window and make sure to visit this summer to find lots of great books you and your students will love