Digital Escape Room: Adventures in Libraryland

A certain book is lost in the library and only you can find it by answering a series of riddles! Try our digital escape room online and test your wits. No registration necessary! Ages 11 & up.

Click if you are ready to begin.

This escape room will be accessible online ALL SUMMER from July 6 - August 15. Use it with 62 Days of Summer to fulfill your Play a Game square or the Construct an Obstacle Course square.

 

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Obstacle Course

Looking for a physical or mental challenge? Use supplies from your home to set up an obstacle course and see how long it takes to go through it. It's a great way to stretch your imagination and look at ordinary objects in a whole new light.

Obstacle Courses For Kids

A great way to get physical exercise. You can make these simple courses indoors or outdoors with supplies from your own home:

Obstacle Courses For Marbles (Rube Goldberg Machines)

An obstacle course for a marble or toy can have just a few moving parts or a lot of chain reactions:

Yard Games

Try incorporating a game into your obstacle course outside:

 

Head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!

Building With Blocks

Build something with your hands and get the satisfying of seeing it take shape, piece by piece, in front of your eyes. What wonders will you make? A tower? A toy? A tool?

Building With Legos®

Follow along with these instructions or use them for inspiration:

eBooks:

Building Projects For Kids

Build something out of paper, wood, or even furniture in your home:

eBooks:

Building Projects for Adults

Looking for something more involved? Try building these home and garden improvements or make toys with your family:

eBooks

 

Head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!

Music

Have you ever wanted to make up your own theme song? Think of what matters most to you.

  • What's your motto, your philosophy about life?
  • What defines you as a person or as a family?
  • What are you passionate about?
  • What has made you the most happy or the most sad?

Write at least 5 things down. These are the themes that are important to you! Now, follow these instructions:

Write Lyrics

Start by writing a simple, rhyming poem with one of your themes. It doesn't have to be perfect. The most important thing is to be honest. If you've never written a poem before, or if you need help to make it sound good, try these:

Understanding Song Structure

That poem you made is basically a verse (or verses)! Write a bit more to get your chorus and bridge. There are many ways to make a song, but for your first one try this structure: Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus. No idea what those words mean? Watch these videos:

Write Melodies

Now that you've got the lyrics, it's time to make the melody. You can sing your lyrics to what ever tune comes to your head. Or, try making music for it with one of these free programs.

Make Music With An Instrument

Have you already got an instrument like a guitar or a piano? Here's some tips to get you started writing great melodies in no time:

Share Your Song

Practice singing your song while playing your music. It might take you several times to get it right. Then, share your song with a close friend or family member to brighten their day, or record your song for yourself to playback sometime in the future.

Music Courses

Want to learn about music in general?

Books

Teen Winter Party

Join us in celebrating the end of winter! Enjoy making your personalized hot chocolate at our hot chocolate bar while enjoying the movie Ice Age. Compete in our cookie decorating contest and prove that you have the best cookie design!

No registration required. Ages 11-18.

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2020 LEGO® Building Contest: The Great LEGO® Bake Off

Attention Builders! It’s time for our annual LEGO® Building Contest. This year's theme is The Great LEGO® Bake Off. You can enter any food related creation, be it a restaurant, a food dish, or a food fight. There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult. Contestants may enter individually or as part of a team. Registration begins November 21 and the contest will take place January 2. Entries must be dropped off between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM on the day of the contest. A public viewing will be held from 3:00-6:00 PM, and an awards ceremony from 7:00-8:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2 feet x 2 feet x 2 feet.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning November 21) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home on Thursday, January 2, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

Thursday, January 2

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
  • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
  • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
  • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
  • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

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Saturday, September 21 is annual Batman Day. To celebrate 80 years of the iconic caped crusader, we’ll have free Batman comics all day long (get one while supplies last).

Interested in fierce female protagonists? Enjoy fantasy books like Throne of Glass and Red Queen? Then, try one of these. Plus, all of these are either stand alone books or series that are completed, so you don't have to wait forever for a conclusion.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
An enchantment of ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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