Summer Reading 2020
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tenaflylibrary.readsquared Fall Reading Challenge
Fall in Love with Reading
for kids, teens and adults
October 1 to November 30
Track your reading by computer from tenaflylibrary.readsquared.com or download the READsquared app (for iPhone or Android) from your app store
Earn points for reading books, writing reviews, attending programs and completing at home missions.
Everyone who earns 500 points gets a small grab bag prize
Fall Reading Sign Up : READsquared
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for adults, teens or children
Craft Kit, kids ages 5+ through adults
Armchair travel and cultural exchange!
Pick up bee puppet craft kit between November 4 and November 25.
Return kit by November 30
Each kit includes supplies for 2 bee puppets. One for you to keep and one for you to return to the library. We will ship the bee puppets to the Dalkey Library. In return, the Dalkey Library will send us their own craft project.
Why a bee? The bee is the state bug of NJ. Encouraged by a group of children from the Sunnybrae School in Hamilton Township, the honey bee became the state bug on June 20, 1974.
Only in Tenafly
What landmark, activity or historical event/person should we share with the Dalkey Library to represent Tenafly? Enter your ideas at http://bit.ly/onlyintenafly
October 1 - October 31
Find all these characters in windows of Tenafly businesses and you'll win a pumpkin (while supplies last!)
Once you have found all the characters, complete the READsquared Scavenger Hunt mission by entering the names of the businesses where you found each character
Bring your completed Scavenger Hunt Game Board into the Library to pick up your pumpkin (while supplies last - 1 per family)
Click here for Scavenger Hunt Game Board
While we cannot host programs inside our building, we've created a Storywalk outside our building for your to reading/walking pleasure.
The walk starts behind the library building. To reach this area, walk through the breezeway between Borough Hall and the Library. From the parking lot, with the library on your right, walk toward Tenafly Road.
Find the first page of the book. Begin reading. Walk to the next page of the book. Continue until you reach the end of the book.
If you see a family at a page ahead of you, wait until they move forward before you move to the next page.
Get points toward an entry into our grand prize drawing by completing the READsquared Storywalk Mission.
A new Storywalk will be in place every couple of weeks through November.
Strange things have been happening at the Tenafly Library. The staff is missing, books are in the wrong place and strange, creepy characters RIGHT OUT OF THE PAGES OF BOOKS are roaming the stacks, knocking books off the shelves.
Answer a question about each literary villain before that villain imprisons you.
Choose an answer and click on the "next" button. Don't worry if you get the wrong answer, you can keep trying until you get the correct answer! Hurry though before the villains capture YOU!
You will receive a secret code to enter into your READsquared account when you return all the villains to the books from which they came.
Serve Up Safety in the Kitchen
Fire Safety Week: October 4 - October 10
Finish 2 activities to complete the READsquared mission
(Log into your tenaflylibrary.readsquared.com account to record the completion of each activity. You will earn 100 points when you have completed and logged 2 of the activities.)
Watch this I Spy Cooking Safety video
Make and taste one of Sparky's recipes
Create and practice a family fire escape route
Complete the family fire checklist
Find more fire safety activities and games at www.sparky.org
We have created more fun READsquared missions for you to do at home or online and we'll be adding more throughout the fall.
Visit our Digital Archive (sponsored by the Tenafly Library Friends)
Create a pet of your dreams, play with your food or build a far out and wild family home
Decorate a pumpkin or create another fall crafty project
These activities can be reached by creating or logging into your account at tenaflylibrary.readsquared.com and then clicking on the MISSIONS menu choice.