Find the latest Summer Reading videos and activities here!

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We will share our videos and other online activities here as they are posted throughout the summer!

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We’ll be posting our own storytime and craft videos for preschool and elementary age children each Monday through June 22, and we’ll have teen activities each Tuesday. Adult videos and programs from other presenters will be posted each Thursday in June.

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You can also catch this content on all of our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Videos will also be available on our YouTube channel.

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Check back each week to see what we’ve been up to!

Jump directly to age-appropriate content with these links:
Preschool-5th grade
Teen
Adults
Miscellaneous

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FAMILY PROGRAMS

Week 1 Family Activities (Preschool-5th grade) – Castles/Jack and the Beanstalk

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Week 2 Family Activities (Preschool-5th grade) – Dragons

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Week 3 Family Activities (Preschool-5th grade) – Princes & Princesses

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Week 4 Family Activities (Preschool-5th grade) – Unicorns

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TEEN PROGRAMS

Week 1 Teen Activity (6th-12th grade) – Fairy Gardens

Week 2 Teen Activity (6th-12th grade) – Photo Contest

Week 3 Teen Activity (6th-12th grade) – Art Contest

Week 4 Teen Activity (6th-12th grade) – Cooking Challenge

ADULT PROGRAMS

Week 1 Adult Activity – Kiln-Fired Ceramics


Thank you to April Jernigan of Paint Me Pretty for providing this video! In conjunction with this video, we’re running a giveaway for our adult Summer Reading participants! We’ll be giving one random winner a kit from Paint Me Pretty. Leave us a comment letting us know what you think about the video to be entered into the drawing for the kit! We will draw a winner Monday, June 8. (Winner will be notified by email, phone or social media message as appropriate. The kit can be picked up from Paint Me Pretty. More details will be provided to the winner Monday.)

Week 2 Adult Activity – Mole Control


Thanks to Darrell Simpson, Muhlenberg County Cooperative Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the UK College of Agriculture Food and Environment/Dr. Gregg Munshaw, Turf Specialists, for helping us get rid of pesky moles that are destroying our yards (and maybe our sanity)! Have you had trouble with moles in your yard this year? Let us know in the comments for a chance to win a gift certificate from the Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce! A randomly selected winner will be chosen on June 15. You must be registered for Adult Summer Reading to be eligible for this prize. If you need to register, you can do so for free at http://mcplib.org/summer-reading-2020-registration/.

Week 3 Adult Activity – Mower Maintenance


It’s week 3 of Summer Reading! Most people don’t particularly enjoy mowing their lawn, but it’s a necessary chore. Thanks to Darrell Simpson, Muhlenberg County Cooperative Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the UK College of Agriculture Food and Environment/Dr. Gregg Munshaw, Turf Specialist, for providing this video to help us make the most of our mowing sessions! Leave us a comment about the video for a chance to win a gift certificate from the Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce. A random winner will be selected June 22. You must be registered for adult Summer Reading to be eligible. If you need to register, you can do so for free at http://mcplib.org/summer-reading-2020-registration/.

Week 4 Adult Activity – Pottery-Painting Tips


Our 4th and final week of Summer Reading videos for adults premieres June 25 at 10 a.m.! (Keep reading even after this week, though — we’ll keep counting your reads through the end of July!) This week, April Yingling-Jernigan from Paint Me Pretty is back to share some tips about painting your pottery pieces. Thank you, April! Leave us a comment here, on YouTube or on social media about what kind of ceramic pieces you’d like to create to be entered for our final video giveaway! You must be registered for adult Summer Reading to be eligible for this giveaway.

MISCELLANEOUS

Misc. – Muhlenberg County Public Schools’ Skylar McCarraher


Thank you to Muhlenberg County Schools for partnering with us and to Mrs. Skylar McCarraher for providing this great video!
Click here for a printable version of the question sheet used in Mrs. McCarraher’s video!

Misc. – Muhlenberg County Public Schools’ Emily Sherman


Muhlenberg County Schools teacher Emily Sherman shared this adorable video with us for the Summer Reading program. Thank you, Emily! What great stories! Do you have your own campfire stories? Send us your own tales either as a written story or, better yet, a video!

Misc. – Muhlenberg County Public Schools’ Stacie Jones


Greenville Elementary School principal Stacie Jones reads Sophia Sparks. Thanks, Mrs. Jones! Have you invented anything? Let us know in the comments!

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