Dark room with white door that opens to another room lit with red light.

Escape rooms are when a group of players are "locked" in a room. The only way to "escape" is by solving puzzles in a set amount of time. Below are a few resources to help you bring the escape room experience to your home.  

 

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Virtual Escape Rooms

Family of four playing a board game.

Board games are a great way to socialize with others, challenge your problem solving skills, and pass the time. What is your favorite board game to play?

 

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Online Board Games

two people holding hands wearing matching friendship bracelets colors brown, white, black, gold.

Friendship bracelets are a fun tradition of creating handmade jewelry to give to your best friend! The patterns can range from very simple to complex art. Below are some ideas for all ages and abilities. 

Activities:

  • Learn how to make a friendship bracelet using one of the resources below. Take a photo of your creation and share it with us by using the #howdoyou62 hashtag.
  • Upgrade a pattern by adding beads, charms, or other decorations. Try a complex pattern that requires 4 or more colors. Or design your own pattern and share it with us. 
  • Create a friendship bracelet using supplies found around the house. Try using something different like floss, ribbons, or yarn. Decorate your bracelet with pop can tabs,  feathers, beads, corks, or lids. 
  • Mail your friendship bracelet with a handwritten letter to someone outside your house. It could be a family member, friend, or neighbor. 

Resources:

  •  Hoopla has a variety of ebooks including many crafting how-to books.  Check out this booklist for more ideas. 
  • Creativebug has many video craft tutorials including this Five-Strand Braid bracelet. Requires CPL card number to log in. 
  • Craft Jam: a crafting company that has a great step by step instructions with photographs. This tutorial teaches you how to make the alternating half hitch, 5-strand braid, and diagonal friendship bracelets.
  • Youtube: has a variety of great craft tutorial videos. I recommend this one by DIYholic that teaches the spiral, chevron, loom, and fishtail friendship bracelets. 
  • Braceletbookis a great resource if you want to try complex patterns. Check out this Ombre Stripe pattern. 

 

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

Brown dome tent lit up from the inside, sits in the dark by trees

Bring the camping experience to you with a backyard camp out! Below are ideas for all ages and abilities.

Outdoor Camping

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Are you ready to GET YOUR GAME ON? Gaming has many different formats, plays styles, genres, and are for ALL AGES! Below are resources for all ages and abilities. What kind of gamer are you? Share your gaming adventures with us by using the hashtag #howdoyou62.

 

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Party and Competitive Games

White dice bag with multicolored roleplaying dice falling out.

Role-playing games are games of the imagination and are a great way to escape into another world. Players will go on adventures, solve problems with their teammates, and fight enemies.  What is your favorite role-playing system to play?

 

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Dungeons & Dragons

Male with black hair and glasses holding Magic the Gathering Card infront of his face.

Play your favorite card games from home!  Here are a few of our favorites.

 

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Free Competitive Card Games

Pokemon ball in hand, Nintendo Switch in background out of focus

Pokemon is still as popular as ever. Below are some ideas on how you can be the very best this summer!

 

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Pokemon Go

Use the following design code below to add a little bit of Canton Public Library to your Animal Crossing Island.

Note: You will need to unlock the Able Sisters' shop and have an online Nintendo subscription in order to download these design codes.

Code for CPL Short Tee
Animal Crossing T-Shirt with CPL Logo Blue

Video games can be a great way to escape, explore different worlds, and have a lot of fun. Below are some of our favorites.

Explore Hyrule 100 years after the calamity of Gannon. I spent hours just wandering around the map, discovering secrets and enjoying the scenery.

Play as the outlaw, Arthur Morgan, in the Wild West. Hunt animals, plan heists, and explore in this open world game. Also available for Xbox One.

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