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Virtual Programs and Activities for Families

In response to the needs of those who are practicing self-isolation and social distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic, here are some virtual activities.

Oliver Jeffers, author and illustrator is reading a book a day for you

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/abookaday/
”For all you folks stuck at home in the coming weeks. I will be reading one of my books every weekday, and talking about some of the things that went into making it.  We are all at home, but none of us are alone."

STAR Net is developing a special collection of resources through a new "STEAM Ahead @ Home" initiative. Try these educational activities!

Virtual Program: Sky Heroes
Participants celebrate their heroes by creating connect-the-dot star patterns to represent them.
http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/astronomy-and-space/218-sky-heroes-an-activity-reinventing-the-constellations.html

Hands-on Activity: Daylight in a Bottle
Celebrate Earth Day at home by harnessing the power of natural resources! This family guide explores how you can read a secret message from a friend or light up a room with just two things: free, clean energy from the Sun and a water bottle.
The activity has a how-to video  as well as a short, four minute video, "A Liter of LIght @ Night", showing how this technology has been used practically in other countries.

Chess Online

https://www.chesskid.com/
ChessKid is designed as an educational tool to make learning chess FUN! This kid-friendly site offers help for beginners and chess play for experience, it is a branch of Chess.com. Parents, please note the “ChessKid is Safe!” section that is especially for you.

New E-Books for young readers!

Check out these new e-books in OverDrive for younger readers.
Little Critter Books by Mercer Mayer
Curious George Books
Hans Christian Andersen stories

ABC Art - 2 Kid's Kindle Drawings on May 29 - Ages 3 – 8

You could take home one of the Kindles!
Get creative with alphabet art and you might win a Kid’s Kindle!
Create letter animals, machines, buildings or anything you can imagine.

Enter by posting a photo of your ABC Art on Facebook and TAG the Dripping Springs Community Library.
You don't have a Facebook account? Simply send your picture by email to childrenslibrarian@dscl.org. Please include your name, age, and your library card number.

Please note: Everyone may take part, but if you or a family member has won a Kindle Fire from DSCL before, you will not be eligible to win a Kindle.
Kindle prize courtesy of a generous donation made by the FRIENDS of DSCL.