TEEN SUMMER READING
Sign-up starts June 15th. Open to incoming 6th graders & older who live in Hampton or are student at WHS
Mini-camps will run between 3-4 days for around two hours. These camps provide a fuller exploration and instruction into creativity and fun. Teens will have access to Instructors who will provide guidance and expert knowledge in their field of study. We hope to expand our teens’ understanding of that field. At the end of camp, we look for our teens to produce a body of work they can feel proud of. All mini-camps that are held in-person will follow health and safety guidelines as mandated by federal, state, and local officials. Parents are required to read the Parent Letter, sign a COVID Waiver, and affirm that they have read all state Stay At Home 2.0 Day Camp Guidelines. **Now offering the option to attend camp virtually(via Zoom). Participants will pick up a to-go bag before camp.**
Castles in the Air and on the Table July 7-10th, 2-4:30 PM In-Person Lane Room
We all have a unique world inside of us just waiting to come out. With group creativity exercises and imaginative play, students will gain the skills they need to create their own worlds, races, histories, and stories from characters that have only lived in their imaginations … until now. At the end of the course, Kali and Wayne will take all that the students have created and bring it to the table in a one-of-a-kind role playing game session extravaganza. Sign-up required. Space limited to 10 teens. All requirements and recommendations by federal, state, and local authorities will be followed for the safety of participants.
Virtual & Augmented Reality World Aug 10-13th, 12-2 PM In-Person, Lane Room
Wanna change the world? Let’s build one of your very own! Using online software, participants will get an introduction to the exciting world of virtual and augmented reality. We will explore how to code and create virtual worlds and augmented reality experiences. Then we will test and refine each other’s creations as a group to showcase to family and friends. Build things like games, virtual escape rooms, tours, and interactive stories as we create 3D experiences that others can interact with and experience. Sign-up required. Space limited to 10 teens. All requirements and recommendations by federal, state, and local authorities will be followed for the safety of participants. Must have a Smart Phone that can be used with Google Cardboard. There are a variety of apps for Android and iPhone.
Dungeons & Dragons on Discord Weds, July 8th-Aug 5th, 5-7 PM Virtually on Discord
Teens will play a special Dungeons & Dragons campaign spanning 5 weeks led by Dungeon Master Sarah Robbitts-Terry. Join in epic battles, learn sorcery & vanquish evil-doers (or join them). Space limited to 5 teens. Sign-up required. Must have access to DISCORD via computer and be at least 13 years old.
Read, Learn, Explore
There are many different ways that we learn. That's why we're encouraging summer learning through a wide variety of adventures all summer long. Learning activities are grouped into categories: Read, Write, Create, Explore, Play, and Give. A full list for each category & recommendations can be found on our website or create your own. Read 1 book or do an activity that equals at least 1 hour of time. The last day to turn in your activities is August 6th. Log your activities on your tracking sheet and receive a gift card to Stillwell's Ice Cream or Dunkin Donuts when you complete it. Download the Activity Tracking Sheet here.
Summer reading is here! The fun starts July 6th and lasts through August 7th. We have a summer of fun and reading planned for the Hampton community. Just like everything else, summer reading looks a bit different this year. For the health and safety of our community, patrons, and staff many parts of our summer reading program will be completely digital. Click the links below to view other summer reading events at the Lane Library.
Lane Memorial Library Summer Reading is generously sponsored by The Friends of Lane Memorial Library.