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Join us this summer for online learning, reading, and fun. Check out these programs, free from your library:

Online Summer Learning Programs for Children

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Fire Up Your Imagination Show

We are a FRIEND OF SAM this summer.

Sam the Turtle, Hyena, the fire breathing chicken and Mr. Barry have a special online show for our summer readers. Watch the show on your favorite computer or device. Just visit https://barrymitchell.com/samtheturtle/friends-of-sam to see the show and other magical videos. You’ll also find free downloadable activity pages on the site.

To see the Fire Up Your Imagination show, use the PASSWORD friendofsam (all lowercase with no spaces).

Enjoy the show over and over all summer long. Brought to you by your friends at the library.

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Science Tellers
Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress

A long time ago, in a faraway land, two brave villagers go on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the kingdom from an evil Ice Sorceress. When things don’t go as planned, however, the kids might need to look to themselves — and to science! — for the answer.

Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice experiments as special effects! Watch the show at https://vimeo.com/421330198/de94ac01b0.

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Escape with the Sorcerer's Stone
A Virtual Escape Room

Welcome to the (Virtual) Wizarding World! We have a new virtual escape room for you! This one takes you into the magical world of Harry Potter to retrieve the sorcerer's stone before it can fall into the wrong hands. Be warned: some knowledge of the books/movies will help to get you through a few of the puzzles. It's perfect for Potterheads out there looking for a bit of challenging fun!

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Balsam Mountain Trust

Balsam Mountain Trust presents Americorp Member Nicole Cook with free educational programs.

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Macon County Public Library - Summer Reading 2020

We've missed you!

A message from Mrs. Tabitha to all our young library friends. Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program at fontanalib.org/summer. See you soon!

Posted by Macon County Public Library on Friday, June 5, 2020

Summer Reading kicks off starting Monday, June 8th. Register online now to join the adventure. We are moving much of our program online this year but we are still here for you and still committed to providing a great program. Our theme this year is Imagine Your Story.

Along with online registration and reading logs we will also be offering a variety of virtual programming free on our Facebook and website. Make sure you are following us on Facebook for program updates and information.

If you would prefer to pick up paper copies of your registration and BINGO logs, we do have those available at the Library. Call us at 828-524-3600 to let us know you're coming and you can pick them up curbside. Whether you follow the BINGO themes or just record 15 minutes a day of reading, please return your completed BINGO log to the Library after July 31st for your Grand Prize.

We will also be putting together small activity and prize bags throughout the summer, please let us know on your registration form if you would like these.


Printable Bingo Cards (pdf)
Infant/Toddler Learning Activity BINGOPreschool Learning Activity BINGOElementary/Middle School Learning Activity BINGOBilingual Reading Log
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Marianna Black Library Summer Learning Program

Jack and the Beanstalk

This week's Art On the Spot features YOU, as Jack, in Jack and the Beanstalk. Come pick up your craft materials to grow your own "beanstalk" in a bag. There is still time to sign-up for the "Imagine Your Story" Summer Learning Program. Just Click the link below: https://forms.gle/NYAky3a9LTq5vLZq6

Posted by Marianna Black Library on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

As a reminder to all of our Patrons, Sign-up's for this years Summer Learning Program has begun. 2020's theme is "Imagine Your Story" all based around fairy tales and imagination. Online programming and weekly craft pick up kits will be provided for those who sign up. You may register online or call us at (828) 488-3030 ext. 130.

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Jackson County Public Library Summer Learning Program 2020

Library Summer Learning is here! Starting June 15th, you can call the library between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm to sign kids (ages 0-18) up for the Summer Learning Program. Once kids are signed up you can come pick up a reading log and prize bag via our curbside service or make an appointment to come in the library and browse for books (and pick up your SLP bag while you're in).


Online Summer Learning Programs for Teens

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Macon County Public Library - Teens, Tweens, & Young Adults

Sign up and track time spent reading anytime between June 12th-July 31st. Participants that spend the most time reading this summer will be announced in the Teen August newsletter and they will receive a prize. Everyone that participates will receive prizes at this time too! Contact us at (828) 524-3600 or maconteens@fontanalib.org for assistance or more information on events.

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Jackson County Public Library 2020 Teen Summer Learning

Library Summer Learning is here! Starting June 15th, you can call the library between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm to sign up for the Summer Learning Program. Track your reading and earn the chance to win prizes for the time you spend reading all summer. Once signed up, you can come pick up a reading log via our curbside service or make an appointment to come in the library and browse for books. Once you signup online, you can log your reading using the "Reading Log" link below - you can update your log throughout the summer using the link emailed to you. We will be picking the Reading Log Raffle winners at random on Monday, August 3rd and will call you if you are chosen.


Online Summer Learning Programs for Adults

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The Great Jackson County Read: Adult Summer Reading
Time Traveler: Past, Present, and Future

Join our group on Facebook - The Great Jackson County Read - to discuss, share, and get recommended reading this summer. June 1st through September 7th, our librarians will guide you through Time Traveler: Past, Present, and Future. 
This year we are encouraging you to sign up online using this link: https://forms.gle/MYFkb7C8Y4JjmESXA. We will not be handing out a packet this year or book information sheets like we have in years past. To track your reading, use this form: https://forms.gle/tZPHFs2S44oSCgiW9 and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the books that you are reading! For assistance, please call the Jackson County Public Library at 586-2016.

Prizes include:
  • 300 pages - free DVD rental
  • 600 pages - Library swag bag
  • 1000 pages - gift certificate from the friends of the library bookstore
  • 3000 pages - book plaque, we will dedicate a book from the shelves to you with your name and reading accomplishment.
For every 300 pages that you read your name will be added to the local business raffle. At the end of the Summer Read program we will draw three names at random to receive a $25 gift certificate from one of the great Sylva businesses. Start the Great Jackson County Read June 1st . The last day for pages read to count towards prizes is September 7th (the submission dealine for reporting is September 10th). Raffle prizes will be awarded September 11th. Check out our featured collection, Time Traveler, for reading recommendations to get you started on your journey.
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Hudson Library Adult Summer Reading Bingo

Back by popular demand, Hudson Library presents Adult Summer Reading Bingo! Stop by the library to pick up a bingo card (Curbside beginning June 2, inside the library by appointment beginning June 9), download the Hudson Library Book Bingo Cards (pdf) or register online and opt to receive an online bingo card. Earn prizes for the things you read all summer long.


More Summer Learning Programs

Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library Summer Learning Program

Register for the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library Summer Learning Program by phoning the library at 828-743-0215 Tuesday - Saturday during our operational hours. Ages 0-18 are welcome! After you have registered, stop by the library (Curbside beginning June 2 or inside the library by appointment beginning June 9) to pick up your SLP bag.

Hudson Library Children's Summer Learning Program 2020

Register for the Hudson Library Summer Learning Program by phoning the library at 828-526-3031. Ages 0-18 are welcome! After you have registered, stop by the library (Curbisde beginning June 2, inside the library by appointment beginning June 9) to pick up your SLP bag. Most of the prizes will be in the bag -- it's up to the parent/guardian to hand out prizes when children have earned them. You'll need to come to the library when you've finished the entire reading card to pick out your final prize, a free book!

Take & Make - The Bascom

Take and Make from The Bascom for Grades K-7: DIY Art Projects To Go!

Take and Make offers “to-go” packets for grades K-7 with accompanying print lesson plans and instructions, and online video tutorials that provide instruction and insight in to each project. The kits will be available for pick up at The Bascom, and libraries in the Fontana Regional Library System. The pick-up locations are key in that these organizations will provide supplemental reading materials to accompany the kits, and can provide students and parents with access to technology and internet service for exploring the reference materials found in each Take and Make kit.

Note: Most materials in the kits are readily available at home, so if you are unable to pick up a kit you can still try these activities at home with the guides and videos online!

You can pick up your Take & Make kit at The Bascom, Macon County Public Library, Hudson Library, or Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. Please call ahead for pick up times and availability.

Lesson 1 - Learning About Water
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