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York County Public Library

Jul 13

Weekly SRP Activities: Magical Characters, Magic & Illusions

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Summer Reading weekly activities
This summer, we're imagining our stories every day! Come to the Tabb Library to pick up activity bags for crafts, science experiments and more. Can't make it this week? Don't worry. Activities with related videos will be available on our YouTube page. Activities without videos will be posted right here!

Today we are featuring instructions and additional materials related to the following SRP Grab&Go Programs: Craft Time: Create Your Own Characters, Preschool Fun: Magic Wands, and Summer Science: Illusions. To join the fun, just click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Jul 11

Story Cubes Challenge: Weeks 1-3

Posted on July 11, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land


This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Imagine Your Story.”
Get in the spirit by channeling your inner writer and completing one of our weekly Story Cube Challenges.
Each week, a new set of story cubes will be released on Instagram. Choose one, some, or all of the cubes to use as inspiration. All that’s left is for you to write your story! You are welcome to submit stories for each week, though we cannot guarantee every submission will end up on the blog. To read the first two weeks' submissions, or for guidelines on how to submit your own Story Cube Challenge stories, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Jul 08

Teens Review, SRP Edition: The Selection & Matched

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Teens review dystopian fiction

During this year's Summer Reading Program, teens can submit reviews of books they have been reading. Below find our first two reviews, both dystopian young adult fiction. Already read these? Check out our list of readalikes, hand-picked by library staff. To check out the reviews and our readalikes, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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