Story Walk at Atkins Field, Friday, August 14 during the Hardwick Farmers' Market and the Kingdom Farm and Food Days! The story of The Gigantic Turnip will be posted at Atkins Field for families to walk along and enjoy together. (Naturally socially distant!) The story is by Aleksei Tolstoy, a hilarious retelling of the classic Russian tale about a farmer whose turnip is impossible to pull from the ground.
We are part of the Vermont Reads 2020 program and we have copies of the book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas to give away. The idea is to have as many people as possible read this book and then there will be a discussion some time later in the summer. Call the library or email us to request a copy and when you are done, pass it on! This is a young adult book geared for teens and up.
Here is a summary: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, we are putting together themed book kits with craft supplies for families to check out!
Storytime at home.
Write. Right. Rite. Grab the Mic: Tell Your Story. A series of writing prompts from author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jason Reynolds. The “Write. Right. Rite.” is meant to be an entertaining and inventive way to engage with the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds. According to Reynolds, the “Write. Right. Rite.” is all about learning the ritual of “authentic”—not to be confused with “correct” or “exact”—expression. Throughout the series, he will share his passion for storytelling while discussing topics like creativity, connection, and imagination. At the end of each video, Reynolds will share a prompt that encourages young people to work toward a specific idea. The activities are fun-filled and some are more challenging than others, but Reynolds always makes sure to include brainstorming “get-you-going” questions.
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