This year, you can log the books and activities you’ve completed throughout the summer using Beanstack!
Beanstack can be accessed through a portal on our website or downloaded as an app to your device. Beanstack allows users to log the books they’ve read, complete activities, and earn virtual badges and tickets for prize raffles.
There will be a diverse group of gift card prizes to choose from, so we encourage every member of the family to participate! You can click here to get started or for more information about Beanstack and how you can turn your summer learning into prizes. If you need assistance with registration or using Beanstack in general, please contact any of our staff members and we will be happy to help you.
Thursdays, June 17 – August 5 at 1:00 PM
NTRLZINE is based on the DIY aesthetic of online magazines, and made to share creative works from our community as a scrapbook of our Summer Learning Program. This program is open to all ages and abilities. Each week, we will gather outside for an all-ages instruction and brainstorming session. Submissions will be compiled and published virtually at the end of the summer. Feel free to participate remotely, too! Take a photo and share your contributions with us on Facebook or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 17: Libraries Are For…: Use words, pictures, and illustrations to create your own page about what libraries represent to you.
June 24: Collage & Button Making: Assemble words and pictures to collage a new whole! You may also use supplies to make your own button.
July 1: Journaling: Join us for prompts and an introduction to journaling.
July 8: Art & Doodles: Good or bad, we want to see your artistic creations! We’ll have tips and activities to help you start doodling.
July 15: Top Ten List: Create a top-ten list of your favorite books, movies, artists, and songs.
July 22: Recipes: Share your family recipes, party dishes, or dinner ideas with us. We’ll have recipe cards on hand if you want to design your own copy.
July 29: Share Your Talent or Hobby: Show us your hidden talent, or tell us about your favorite hobby!
August 5: Photographs: Show us what great moments you’ve captured, and submit your best photos from this summer.
FOREVER YOUNG…ADULT DIVERSITY BOOK DISCUSSION
Join us outside on our side lawn for a Forever Young… Adult Diversity Book Discussion group. This program is intended for ages 14 and up, as some of the books and subject matter are for mature readers.
Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00 PM
Bring book suggestions featuring diverse topics that you would like to read and talk about! We’ll then select which book we are going to read over the next month. Register here.
Wednesday, July 28 at 6:00 PM
Join us for our discussion about the book we chose in June. Please check the event calendar on our website for which book we are going to read! Register here.
ADULT SUMMER LEARNING THURSDAY PROGRAMS
Registration is required for all Adult Summer Learning programs. All 6:00 PM programs will take place on the library’s side lawn. We ask that you maintain social distancing, bring something to sit on, and wear a mask if unvaccinated. In case of bad weather, these events will take place online via Zoom, like the 7:00 PM programs.
Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 PM: The Lore of the Monarch
Monarchs are beautiful butterflies, and they can use our help! Jeanine Ging is a PA Master Naturalist and citizen scientist who practices monarch conservation. She runs two monarch waystations and tagging sites. Join her in this Zoom discussion to learn more about the issues of migration, life cycles, and conservation. Find out what you can do to help the monarch population! Register here for the Zoom meeting invitation.
Thursday, June 24 at 6:00 PM: Knit Tails* (*Scarves) for Charity (Part One)
Help someone this summer by knitting scarves or hats for an individual who may be struggling. Knit Lit will then donate these items to KnitHope, an organization in the Pittsburgh area that collects and distributes handmade scarves and hats to those in need. For more information, check out their website at knithope.org. They are hoping for grey or black and gold hats this year to meet demand. Register here.
Thursday, July 1 at 6:00 PM: DIY Junk Journal
Recycle junk mail into a journal with this simple tutorial. Sign up for Journal Tales sessions one and two to explore more junk journaling options. Registration is required to account for supplies. Register here.
Thursday, July 8 at 7:00 PM: Bridget’s Book Club
In keeping with 2021’s Tails and Tales theme, our book club will read James Herriott’s classic All Creatures Great and Small. The first in a series, this book chronicles the early years of a Yorkshire country veterinarian in the 1930s. Generations of readers have been delighted by Herriott’s heartwarming and hilarious tales. Recently, this book was made into a mini-series on Masterpiece Theater. Weather permitting, this program will meet in person on the library grounds (following all safety precautions.) The discussion will also be available via Zoom for those who prefer not to attend in person. The eBook and eAudio are available on Hoopla, or a print copy can be requested through the library. Register here.
Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 PM: The Wildlife-Friendly Backyard
Have you seen fewer birds at your feeders or not as many fireflies twinkling in the night? Now more than ever, our wildlife neighbors need our help and there are things we can do to make a huge impact on the wildlife that shares our space. Join us via Zoom for a talk from PA Master Naturalist Andrea Halfhill to learn some ways to make your yard a better habitat for wildlife and why it’s so important. Register here for the Zoom meeting invitation.
Thursday, July 22 at 6:00 PM: Knit Tails* (*Scarves) for Charity (Part Two)
Show off and donate your finished project for KnitHope! Please place your completed item in a Ziploc bag and label if your item is sized for an adult or child. Feel free to include a note of encouragement or positive thoughts for your recipient. You may also include our group’s name: Knit Lit at Northern Tier Regional Library. If you haven’t finished, don’t worry! We will collect items until Friday, September 3. Register here.
Thursday, July 29 at 6:00 PM: Journal Tales (Part One)
Now that you’ve made your junk journal, or if you’re using a blank journal, what do you write in it? Explore multiple page layouts and obtain some prompts that will help you write when you’re stuck. Register here.
Thursday, August 5 at 6:00 PM: Journal Tales (Part Two)
Discover different techniques to personalize your journal. Maybe you like making art, or like to travel? Find out ways to incorporate this into your journal. Register here.
Pick up a bingo card and play to win books! Get “bingo” on your card, and you can choose a free book from our annual book sale. Fill the entire card, and we will add a book to the library’s collection in your honor! Turn in your bingo card at the front desk by the last day of the Summer Learning Program for credit!
Try out a new book, sight unseen! Borrow a wrapped package with a surprise book inside, and see what exciting new adventure is waiting for you!