2021 Spring Youth Events

Saturday, March 6 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Draw Your Pets
Join illustrator Corinne Roberts to learn how to draw your pets, imaginary or otherwise. Use basic shapes and line techniques to create your favorite furry friends. No prior drawing experience necessary. Geared for grades 4 through 12 but parents are welcome to attend. Registration is required. Zoom details will be emailed prior to the program.

Bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm, March 3 to May 12
Club Create
Kids in grades K through 2 are invited to join us on our DDL Facebook page, every other Wednesday at 4:30 pm beginning March 3. Ms. Krista will share fun challenges, activities and craft ideas that you can try at home. She will also highlight a few new chapter books and readers. Everyone is welcome. Dates: March 3, March 17, April 14, April 28, May 12.

Monday, March 8 at 4:00 pm
Leprechaun Trap Read Aloud
Join Ms. Krista on our DDL Facebook page as she reads books about leprechaun traps that will inspire you to create your own. Fun stories for kids of all ages.

Tuesday, March 9 to Tuesday, March 16
Leprechaun Trap Starter Kit
Leprechaun Trap Starter Kits are for kids of all ages. They will be available from March 9 to March 16. Call from the Library parking lot and we’ll deliver them to our outside table or you can pick them up inside. Registration is required on our website beginning Monday, February 22.

Bi-weekly Thursdays at 11:00 am, March 11 to May 20
Preschool Super Stories
Kids ages five and younger are invited to join Ms. Krista on our DDL Facebook page every other Thursday at 11:00 am. Ms. Krista will read a longer picture book and share an activity related to the book. Everyone is welcome. Dates: March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20

Thursday, March 18 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers
All Star Readers Book Club for grades 3 and 4 will meet again on Thursday, March 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, February 18. The book we will be discussing is Donut the Destroyer by Sarah Graley. Books will be available for pick up when you register. Join us for a fun, lively afternoon with Ms. Krista leading our discussion. A link to our Zoom meeting room and a password will be sent to you prior to March 18.

Tuesdays, March 23 to May 18 at 10:30 am
Virtual Spring Story Times
Spring Story Times for ages five and under will be offered on Tuesdays at 10:30 am on our DDL Facebook page from March 23 to May 18. Everyone is welcome to join Ms. Krista for a fun morning of picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child. Registration is not required.

Wednesday, March 24 at 11:00 am
Turtle Dance Music presents Music, Bubble And Comedy Show: Swing Into Spring!
Turtle Dance Music engages children of all ages with comedy, “March”-ing songs, poems, bubbles, and children’s stories. Join us on Zoom as we Swing Into Spring. Registration is required on our website. A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to March 24.

Friday, March 26 to Saturday, April 3
Boredom Buster: Catapults for Teens & Tweens
Make three types of catapults and test them against each other to see which one can launch different objects the farthest. Supplies (except glue/glue gun) will be provided along with instructions on how to make your catapults, links to videos, and a list of books to check out to make more cool stuff. Teens and tweens in grades 5 through 8 may register on our website beginning February 22. Full details will be emailed to registered participants.

Monday, March 29 to Saturday, April 3
Spring Break Activity Bags
Kids of all ages are invited to pick up a bag full of fun crafts and activities to keep them busy during Spring Break. Bags will be available while supplies last, registration is not required. Limit five bags per family.

Tuesday, March 30 at 1:00 pm
Let’s Draw Pokemon
Artist Keith McGuire will instruct you how to draw Pokemon characters step-by-step. Bring your favorite Pokemon card and watch as Keith does quick sketches at the end of the program. Time will be available to ask questions and to share your work. Teens and tweens in grades 4 through 12 may register on our website beginning March 1. A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to March 30.

Saturday, April 3 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Yoga for Teens & Adults
Set aside to-do lists, drama and all other sources of anxiety and connect with yourself on a deeper level to find peace and calm during this hour-long class with Sue Marsh, owner of Breath Yoga. Explore different elements of a yoga practice – movement, breathing, mindfulness meditation and relaxation – on a level fully accessible to all.  Participants will leave feeling rested, refreshed, and able to face the day with renewed energy. No prior yoga experience needed. Registration is required on our website beginning Monday, March 8. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to April 3.

Thursday, April 15 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers
All Star Readers Book Club for grades 3 and 4 will meet again on Thursday, April 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, March 18. The book we will be discussing is Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord. Books will be available for pick up when you register. Join us for a fun, lively afternoon with Ms. Krista leading our discussion, everyone is welcome. A link to our Zoom meeting room and a password will be sent to you prior to April 15.

Wednesday, April 21 at 10:00 am
Wildlife Encounters: Wonders of the Rainforest
Meet animal ambassadors native to rainforest regions including a ring tailed lemur, crocodilian, boa constrictor, macaw, armadillo and a honey bear. Everyone is invited to join us for this live, virtual, interactive event. Presenters will be able to respond to your questions and comments. Registration is required. A link to our Zoom meeting room will be sent to you prior to April 21.

Monday, April 26 to Saturday, May 8
Star Wars Day Celebration
Prepare to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4 with your own bag of crafts, stickers and more. Email a picture of one of your completed crafts to the teen librarian dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us by May 8 for a chance to win a Pop! Star Wars BB-8 Bobble. Winner will be chosen at random from all entries. Registration is required. Teens and tweens in grades 5 through 12 may register on our website beginning April 1. Full details will be provided to registered participants

Friday, April 30 to Saturday, May 8
DIY Tea Cup Painting
Pick up your own ceramic tea cup and saucer to paint to hold an indoor plant. This could make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, or keep it for yourself to hold your trinkets. Mother’s Day card-making supplies will also be included. Registration is required. Teens in grades 5 through 12 may register on our website beginning April 5. Full details will be provided to registered participants.
Materials Needed: Acrylic craft paint, paint brush

Monday, May 3 to Saturday May 8
Mother’s Day Craft Kit
Mother’s Day Craft Kits are for kids of all ages. They will be available from May 3 to May 8. Call from the Library parking lot and we’ll deliver them to our outside table or you can pick them up inside. Registration is required on our website beginning Monday, April 19.

Saturday, May 15 2:00 pm
Alex Thomas – Virtual Caricature Drawing Workshop
Learn to draw fun caricatures of some of your favorite characters led by a puppet instructor! Whether you are just beginning or more advanced, this workshop will teach you the tips, tricks, and techniques of caricature drawing! Registration is required. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to May 15.

Thursday, May 20 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers
All Star Readers Book Club for grades 3 and 4 will meet again on Thursday, May 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, April 15. The book we will be discussing is Klawde by Johnny Marciano. Books will be available for pick up when you register. Join us for a fun, lively afternoon with Ms. Krista leading our discussion, everyone is welcome. A link to our Zoom meeting room and a password will be sent to you prior to May 20.

Friday, May 28 to Saturday, June 5
Teen Self-Care Kits
Need help getting through the school year? De-stress with one of our self-care kits which includes goodies, a mini Zen garden craft, calming exercises and more. Registration is required. Teens in grades 6 through 12 may register on our website beginning May 1. Full details will be emailed to registered participants.

Monday, May 31
Library is Closed

2021 Virtual Winter Story Times

Winter Story Times for ages five and under will be offered on Tuesdays at 10:30 am on our DDL facebook page from January 5 to March 2.  Everyone is welcome to join Ms. Krista for a fun morning of picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.  Registration is not required.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Summer Reading 2020 has concluded but our “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” challenge remains available year-round.

Registration is easy and you can pre-register now by visiting https://dexter.beanstack.org/reader365.  You will earn reading badges and many will even win prizes.

All participation must be done online through Beanstack.

You can also log your child’s reading using the Beanstack Tracker app for Android or iOS. If you have any questions, we’re here to answer them.

COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Kids

The Dexter District Library’s youth department has been creating a list of helpful websites for parents and children.  The websites range from informational pages about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis to pages that are simply new ways to learn and have fun.

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Online Story Times

Coding Glossary for Kids

Read-alongs with Authors and Illustrators


Harry Potter at Home

British Library Makes “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” Exhibit Available Online For Free

Directory of Boredom Busters

Toon Books – Great comics for beginning readers
Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor – great digital resources and programming for teens

I Love Libraries – This site has a whole list of resources recommended by librarians for kids of all ages http://www.ilovelibraries.org/article/kids-staying-home-librarians-recommend-these-apps-and-games

A2 Symphony Orchestra is now posting Music @ Home Videos on their YouTube Channel

Virtual Museum Tours

Michigan Department of Natural Resources:  Resources for Parents and Students – Virtual field trips, videos, online tours, experiment and project ideas, and outdoor activities

YMCA Home Fitness Videos

Family Fun Ideas:

Scholastic Learn at Home

Code.org is a great educational resource for teachers and parents working with students at home

Puffin Books YouTube Channel

Michigan History for Kids ( username: MHK      password: 1234 )

Parade Magazine article on avoiding cabin fever

NASA STEM @ Home for Students

National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

The Henry Ford provides resources for interactive learning at all educational levels. From short activities to in-depth units, they will help you find something to engage your young learners at home.

Harper Collins Free At Home Resources for Kids
Time for Kids – a free digital library to help families while schools are closed
Staying Afloat: Resources for Parents and Kids During the DCS Closure by the Dexter Community Schools
Resources, Wellness and At-Home Activities by SRSLY Dexter
DSO Replay — On-demand video streaming archive of past concerts, available to everyone.
The Detroit Institute of Arts – view more than 60,000 artworks available on the museum’s website
Michigan Science Center – Each weekday at 2:30 p.m., the Michigan Science Center is streaming dynamic live interactive science experiments at ECHO Distance Learning Studio

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
STEM at Home
Lansing’s Impression 5 Science Center Facebook Activities

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum – Follow on Facebook for ideas about how to bring GRCM home to you. Check out play@home webpage for more learning resources and daily activities. Find even more @home activities

Bill Nye the Science Guy Home Demos
Exploring Origami
How to Make Soap
OLogy:  A Science Website for Kids from the American Museum of Natural History
Play@Home at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Science Journal for Kids and Teens

Click here for Digital Escape Rooms
Find the Library at Your Place Digital Adventure by Dexter District Library
Rebel Escape: May the 4th Escape Game by Leesburg Public Library
Space Explorer Training by Campbell County Public Library

Escape from Star Killer Base (Star Wars) by Richard Hill Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgQSe3coQ5ga8wY3MYZ9zdKs6ESXo5OjDk9aYfRhrvoAN0OA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2VxiCjSeClbFPPsFJYaAcInHKmoFJ5PmrSu3s6rk8UaY3soU9NPqJ3BaM

Marvel Avengers: Escape from the Hydra Base by Richmond Hill Public Library

Pikachu’s Wild Rescue (Pokemon) by High River Library

Escape from Wonderland by Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System

Sher-Lock Digital Escape Room by The Salt Lake County Library

Escape the Fairy Tale: Part 1 by East Orange Public Library

Escape Like an Egyptian by Dover Public Library

Pete the Cat by Abington Free Library

Cinderella Escapes by Henika District Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX4nFPt04K7ePZYESFABj6FJ9gs7TQIF0ubEKU3s5LqlAXOA/viewform

Golden Girls by Kern County Library, Ridgecrest Branch https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3x8PQttDvhXtK0bZkiK7kSCMUWJcrqPmFulWThYMDciAViQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR31dVCbCoa7bAgXHSA3hUTxCxKSdyL1Nqr6fJznV52sVY5OttJbSvfvPyo

Minotaur’s Labyrinth by The Salt Lake County Library

Six of Crows by Morristown & Morris Township Library

Escape the Sphinx by Clermont County Public Library

Spy Apprentice by Washington-Centerville Public Library

Dog Man by Concho Public Library

Escape from Antelope Island by The Salt Lake County Library

Sherlock the Musical

Breakout Edu – An educational website that has quite a few academic themed escape rooms

Mandalorian by Manchester Community College Library in Manchester, New Hampshire https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKGUy5A4FtHJJLxljnOV5Y6PrAdc5UEnc0ioT2LojrRLevzA/viewform

Fairy Tale part 2 by East Orange Public Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6Bs6M17YtixxeUgPZQETPZ_4nU7Ft27C3S8YzUygYJVpSZA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0fyDeGQIbJ5eL3gez5x61C5nc3vcj8aF_L0DDJN1SlWuGhI_ORxPqrAec

Sherlock: Missing Tiger by Cotsen Children’s Library

Trapped in the Toy Room by Cuyahoga Falls Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqG__fWYGiR7fdj1pLZ3MH4ELnoTn_lvCnWFtSdjie5NdllQ/viewform

North Carolina Escape Room by Davie County Public Library in Mocksville, North Carolina  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchNTkNzu6_-PEo_qmCw1cZz-QdiF-_3XnT1Ut05BnyaW6Knw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0mqarbiJ19PDp6MuKpyz_dbnyXocDfqFvCTDOwunoscY7baPbElT2qaes

Stuck in Mount Washington by Gilford Public Library in Gilford, New Hampshire  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeBa6Pw40sdtFehfwxeH_9tkYXGRajmWoC0TmPVwtAQepvmA/viewform

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters Escape Room by Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tennessee  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRcWkF7LVFqP02oe9PnGiDcIMQFomxh4x_Etj3P4Amf5_4Vw/viewform

The Bunnie Escape

Harry Potter: Magic Final Exam by San Leandro Public Library

Escape Your Boring Break by Pekin Public Library in Pekin, Illinois  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6ZUUUOf4NHMN7ZCj633G9VVpAUZ0z9kZnRQxKDOesBEtX7w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2ku1f42c_7v9nqM54njeSmgg7sa7u8lotfTt8yeodmnyjJv9E26XGTAek

Hunger Games by Longview Public Library in Longview, Texas

Oh the Horror: Classic Tales by Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Ancient Egypt Tomb Escape by Campbell County Public Library

Library Heist

A Mystery at the Library by Horry County Memorial Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDqWrvap21weTTZZM4_8t6AZ8e7yk8M2h3UYSu3pOb9Ds–w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR23kWCzNduv5tFT0m4wq3e8_qPnu4dcvO6zg3jIP_UFwQvIJ6eP9n1-sXI

Night at the Library

Minecraft by Regency Park Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKkueafhM5Glhz2MesjhWtnrGrvP24BqaX8ijUM1IGln_xMQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3Mm7i18c0mfCveiEViKOwMssOLLNXfFgqkZMT9EG8-Crq69pmfage8Mfw

74th Hunger Games by Round Rock Public Library

Escaping the Hunger Games by Plymouth Public Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFqXvEmA49LuCa7RNmFqgjroVMGDDjAGF6edJJs0zLxL8cQg/viewform

Escape Gollum’s Cave (Lord of the Rings)

A Hobbit Adventure by Bedford Public Library System https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkeE6UIHBb_JchFBg2HoVj4wxr7le_geycSf-qal8mdl8C0w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR31vpj6cn6XdoNG20RxtiSI3IgUVbX5YAS6P_Ro6HDjEGPmMz66EFLC6-E

Secret Agent Mission (Breakout EDU platform)

Indiana Jones by Manchester City Library

Library of Alexandria by San Leandro Public Library

Library Character Escape

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library

Michigan Virtual Escape Room by Mott Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuwsXh6A6mvGLDXhWxTnY10B6uiHBYpBR3Wwp_-0G-av5GBw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0VSu4kO5VvQDcp_UJHYq2xqeDPTSNAuPU4Pk7_H5l2KLzkaaO-FkuwRGs

Harry Potter: Escaping Detention by Plymouth Public Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQfJ8q5BPxC7nagj4n1RY9pyXmgSBP_D4fJuEae0aQpACFsA/viewform

Harry Potter Escape Room by PCPL  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPKEP3VfdERKv0tBZ4PZxGcaAJIKIrH_Lvuwkgu7wdgsO8SQ/viewform

Help Pete the Cat Get His Groove Back  by Coy Public Library

Dr. Seuss by TeacherJBrooks, via Teachers Pay Teachers

Taneytown Library Fairy Tale Escape Room

Escape to Narnia byThe County Library, Salt Lake https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCKgxzr5J579DJ9yuzxIyhPT_SAl7RNBhWo5NN_AQinQv-ZQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR389C-GaudA1rX7Boa_WwHj136xC70t37mqiREo_bQ6iiIYp3PN8jTfcAc

Hatchet Escape Room by Aiken County Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVnwuP90PozIf3LMCDeo5YIROZHWBq3s6i6qvgtjIzYeRm8w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3g5eqAfsZSDB5to-6F-FxyJMKDoidgNDdDnXeWteY06BPi0QKKMvjoTvI

Escape from Treasure Island by Andover Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQqW52PG0ZDyi1UARtARne31tRXZWaefwEkqgBQ2X5xgJmjQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3sURdIWbW4IdWKPPDfej3BJJ5q4lqYDV7XDm08Zs8_3KiA5j6KgRCFmqQ

Roald Dahl Digital Escape by Willoughby City Library

Mother Goose Mystery by the Bingham Creek Branch of The County Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfrFiDvRJFIWsYoPaXVdxfEW1IapGgTUyuE6ocu7DX31JWKQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR30cg0oLy3RRnsYSIKajCjthlZ9c7RLN36kd99TIvKihIqf3FUfdbo6DSE&fbzx=3110368657722977996

Halloween Haunt

A Day at the Park (Breakout EDU platform)

Get Me Home If You Can (Breakout EDU platform)

Going Buggy Escape Room (Breakout EDU platform)

Looney Tunes by TeacherJBrooks, via Teachers Pay Teachers

The Smurfs by TeacherJBrooks, via Teachers Pay Teachers

JUMANJI Digital Escape Room by The County Library, Salt Lake

Fortnite (Reading Comprehension) Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54

Animal Adventure!
https://sites.google.com/vby iew/animaladventurebreakout/home

Camouflage Caper

Escape the Lion’s Den by York County School Division

Famous People: Americans by York County School Division

American Revolution: The British Are Coming by York County School Division

Rescue the Revolution!

Native Americans by York County School Division

Asteroid Collision by York County School Division

States of Matter: What’s the Matter? by York County School Division

Brain Teasers Escape Room by Mama Teaches

Cabin Fever Virtual Escape Room by St. Albert Public Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchWQZ2cOUglZd8tlWMs1iV3S72HHlY_LGtZjaQ2GU2nGdQmg/viewform

Maker Escape Escape Room by St. Albert Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpbDDr5aJAX9NVaNC_1jFnsUn0ofAk_g_yQKADCXONoH1VEg/viewform

Hunger Games: Infiltrating the Capitol by Arlington Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1Uwetf9cfWW9lrrqdBUhkuyaMqxERSvTwAT6T9Z8PZIz_jg/viewform

Stranger Things: Welcome to the Snow Ball by Zion Benton Public Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDqYBGISk7HxptHbpfbm8vn-g5lCr8vuhv3ZyPQ41HnlZ_mA/viewform

HistoryWritten: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Civil War: Breakout

Classic Literature Digital Escape Room by The County Library, Salt Lake https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejfzNg1geG5TUj8VGKhTygQOLEZy3wUdabDZEaoFVzg2hBQw/viewform

Doctor Who Escape Room by Tehachapi Branch Library

Attack of the Page Snatchers VIDEO (Breakout EDU platform) by Fayette County Public Library  https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/play/attack-of-the-page-snatchers-311474?fbclid=IwAR2IPIJva3g5VYuWKbP3cwmeHepJ6cfkpH4TjfINedntWzuEWNWUw7FR6cY

Help Fez Escape the Library by Vermillion Public Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepcxTU_8Q38BnrAguCPMxWHUXsM11olgH-I6icFhlXDzk3tQ/viewform

Librarian’s Office Escape by Room Escape Maker

Hide & Seek Digital Scavenger Hunt by The County Library, Salt Lake

I Spy Digital Scavenger Hunt by The County Library, Salt Lake

The Wild Robot Digital Escape Room

Science Focus – Plate Tectonics Escape Room

A Special Series of Unfortunate Events Digital Escape Room https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScu0VJly9KepJ9MUG3SPRM15iim_bVzULOkMqRhn9Z4EaaeVg/viewform

Food Truck Escape

Boy Called Bat Breakout

Save Sports

Math Measurement Breakout

Math Prison Escape

Around the World in 30 Days

Techmas Breakout

Crack the Code

Going to the Movies

Og’s Great Adventure

Breakout Broadcast

Catch the Bus

Soar’s Escape

Grizwald’s Grizzly Escape

Stranger Things Star Court Mall https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbeIo7pSLjbXcopxjz51xhtGjvmBed2qipLTyRS1va9buRtg/viewform

Books Alive! Escape the Rhymes  by Bay County Library

Marvel: Defeat Thanos and Save the World by Mesa Public Library in Mesa, Arizona https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAXhZiMdWkrQUQTp1w6lJVait1wMV78XuBLZM_YGzlBIuX5w/viewform

Shrek Themed Escape Room by Laura Escamilla

Stranger Things

Zombie Mayhem by Taos Public Library

Schitt$ Creek Escape Room by Evansdale Public Library

Star Trek Escape Room by The County Library, Salt Lake https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFp8Pnwad0CWw9xTY1z3seNspp9lAF3UIP0E7DuP0mUCIfUA/viewform

Virtual Harry Potter Trivia Games by Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library
Hogwarts First Year Entrance Exam

Gilderoy Lockhart Fan Club Quiz

The Marauder’s Map Quiz

Goblet of Fire Quiz https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8zHmoQH9QbYcY7tRuScEaK6WiG8F39-U1jMLReShII22nwA/viewform

Mount Everest Escape

Zany Zoo Trip by The County Library, Salt Lake https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfi4qKAC0EDg2c62uTiAd9qaEbWjhn2p9hlygORmoHhAlr49A/viewform

Shakespeare Virtual Escape Room by Patten Free Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeckVO0GSzee2Qz0jnSNy8NaqFv4nQ7–GlA8j3mfUFD696rw/viewform

Indiana Jones: Dr. Jones and the Lost Grail by The County Library, Salt Lake https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDowjGDNmNXDk-0Rkr_du6GQRKmG9uAbmiLTe2ltGxliXd4w/viewform

Treasure Island Digital Escape  by The County Library, Salt Lake https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbW39V_cGpYkzXDQ28TLOhhgaU_gsSF6pC7V3V_JK77c0xJA/viewform

Magical Disney Lock-In by Richmond Hill Public Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPQQaFXm_IWscznBJLztuBYZ7_NRjytMoPzaeZh2d2EJgF9Q/viewform

Pokemon: Pokemon Panic Escape Room by Richmond Hill Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSda51RSctqZbHrPVnAFA4Lrq0LC1jBrDUy4eUA-12mE0tIbQg/viewform

Escape the Midnight Express by https://escape-the-crate.com/

Bank Heist by https://expeditionescape.com/

Alone Together by https://www.enchambered.com/

Harry Potter: Locked in Hogwarts by Williamsburg Regional Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVQcpnzTp6k_3l393UHBRouvNWnTYQhnOKAvbY9yOHALEoNg/viewform

Lord of the Rings: Middle Earth Escape Room by Ramara Public Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLkAGWVzEhFMh-rgg7fFnib7LDoSg-Oij-xHcvMFAJOfrpWg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Star Wars Digital Escape Room by the Dover Area Community Library  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9Rrbi81G1PtmS9s3qZTqDeHMVa8gmP68oUOG-QegKLIyL7w/viewform

Star Wars Escape Room: Rebel Spy Escape by Pewaukee Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGD520zoCL2wDp2tB2FuumXkj_phSHYjmFlWWHqjho_KWaGg/viewform

STAR WARS: May the 4th Be With You by Rocky Mountain House Public Library, Alberta, Canada  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgSFCSW-tpZhGzZSf9523ZU0kfOfnUi0lSOF4tk-jSFkF2Cw/viewform

Survive the Titanic! by Henika District Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeRb0WYWFT5vy8Le00QptVKEeuBvBU76Td6K5h-h6ouHKIfw/viewform

Marvel Avengers Virtual Escape Room by Howard College Big Spring Campus https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqJIwCD6nxXUBlIL2GdV_SecOBPDYI-GeaJFa8-W30gHVpCA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR08N0R2TuVYgVYzGk4R2BybTms4B40cqQiMK9hj30geSPjX3W85F58ucNg

TARDIS Escape Room (Dr. Who)

Alice in Wonderland Digital Escape Room by Gladwyne Library in Gladwyne, PA

Can You Make it through the Enchanted Forest? by Needham Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdK3YbVEOfdJHbyNH6z0jLxOgLxfNeD0jKLN5C3inDjKrPqIw/viewform

Harry Potter Digital Escape Room: Neville Saves the Day

Star Wars: May the Fourth by The County Library, Salt Lake https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRmVifTfqxpx1jbs7Qhi2mYmoDm6Un9E8CPq2i9xru259aCg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Magic School Bus Escape Game by Abington Free Library

Ready Player One Digital Escape Room by Gloucester County Library

Throne of Glass: Journey Through Oakwald Forest by Rita and Truett Smith Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczM9qij8dQ9ExQ6ellZRithOvyuBd2sNzoDVysBMFdu5qT3Q/viewform

Hunger Games: Journey to District 13 by The County Library, Salt Lake https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjgFSxYHLWBEjjeCrJKgo-K77suLGSzt96ynmI-aY8u8X-jQ/viewform

Stranger Things: Escape From the Upside Down by Orland Park Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1J9woRGmutw9DHM7QMBhH8AN63-ix2rL-n6CqQwuAHo_0ZA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0IwaDGbeBdY7zKoUQSuOygpGcakmPJUO5O92McHWPiV3AiO9siKIC-VA8

Witcher Escape Room by San Antonio Public Library https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScB8wDHfFxsOrTMwhQdepsWBHfYdscZ6pVInuRE98B1fslBFw/viewform


Click here for Informational Pages on COVID-19

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic from Common Sense Media

CDC – Caring for Children in a Disaster

Sesame Street – Caring for Each Other


World Health Organization – Parenting in the Time of COVID-19

COCVID-19 Lockdown and Sports – How To Reduce Anxiety – Anxiety and Depression Association of America

MI Government document on how to talk to kids about the COVID-19 outbreak

Kid friendly comic explaining the COVID-19 outbreak

Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Coronavirus Resource Page

Trusted Resources for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus from Senator Gary Peters

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About Covid-19

UM Health Blog: How to Talk with Kids about COVID-19


Top Ten Teletherapy Tips for Kids and Teens – Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

Headspace – A collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises designed to help you keep a strong and healthy mind in the midst of this global health crisis.

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Bridge Magazine – Michigan, Covid-19 Tracking Page

Ways to Celebrate National Library Week

1. Visit your library online – https://dexter.lib.mi.us/digital-collections

While many libraries are temporarily closed due the current public health crisis, it’s a great time to explore the many digital resources they provide. Most libraries offer access to audiobooks, e-books, music and movies. Some are even finding ways to offer programs online, such as virtual storytimes, book clubs, and crafting sessions.

2. Try out our Digital Escape Room

Our “Find the Library at Your Place” Digital Adventure can be found here:

3. Say #ThankYouLibraries on social media

What's your favorite online library service? (pictured: woman wearing headphones in window working at computer)

While many libraries are temporarily closed due the current public health crisis, it’s a great time to explore the many digital resources they provide. Most libraries offer access to audiobooks, e-books, music and movies. Some are even finding ways to offer programs online, such as virtual storytimes, book clubs, and crafting sessions.

Celebrate National Library Week 2020 by sharing what you love about the virtual services available at your library. Post to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page,  about an e-book, audiobook, virtual storytime or bookclub, or how your library has made a difference while you’ve been social distancing at home. Use the hashtag #ThankYouLibraries and tag your library.  We’ll gather all the entries, and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.  The promotion starts Sunday, April 19 at noon CT and ends on Saturday, April 25 at noon CT.  Official rules coming soon.

If you love your library, say it loud and proud: vocal community support helps libraries secure much-needed funding and reminds hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated. Participating in #ThankYouLibraries is a quick, easy way to help your library thrive!

4. Follow your library, ALA, and I Love Libraries on social media

Be sure to follow your library on social media so you don’t miss out on all they have to offer, including the most reliable information about keeping your family safe during the uncertain times.

Follow the American Library Association and I Love Libraries on social media and join us on social media by using the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesTransform.

5. Add our National Library Week frame to your Facebook profile picture

Cat using the National Library Week Fcebook frame
Show your support for libraries by adding our National Library Week frame to your Facebook profile picture.

Go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap “Edit” on your profile picture, then tap “Add Frame.”

If you don’t see it in the list search for “National Library Week.”

You can also download the frame and add it to your profile picture manually.

6. Post these digital graphics on your social media channels, blog, or website:

ShibSibs Graphics

Find the Library at Your Place Graphics

Find Your Place at the Library Graphics