250 years of Britannica School

Are you looking for a homework resource that covers a wide range of subjects? Britannica School is an online encyclopedia with articles, primary sources, games, videos and other learning resources for K-12 students. There are three levels to choose from once you enter the database. 

Elementary

Part 2 of Learning to Read? Not Sure Where to Start?  Here are some more series and individual titles perfect for your beginning readers. 

See Fred run by Kevin Bolger

This book is part of a phonics series. Kevin Bolger creates funny cartoons using sight words and phonic concepts. 

Fox is late by illustrator Corey R. Tabor

A funny animal story featuring a fox. Fox continues his adventures in: Fox the Tiger.

Looking for some fiction and non-fiction picture books about fall, harvest, and farms? Here are a few picture books that you can read with your K-2nd grade child. 

Fall Stories

Hush up and hibernate! by Sandra Markle

Suffragette Kit

Women's Vote, 19th Amendment, 1920-2020. Three girls holding V signs in the air

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Woman's Right to Vote with a Suffragette kit! Each kit contains; vote buttons, stationary for future voters, a copy of the 19th Amendment, and Canton Township voter information. 

 

If you are interested in picking up a kit you will need to:

  1. Register to reserve a kit between August 18th and August 31st.
  2. An email with instructions on how to schedule a pick up appointment will be sent out starting September 1st. 
  3. Schedule a day and time to pick up your kit. You will have 2 weeks to pick up your kit.
  4. Pick up your kit during your scheduled appointment. 
  5. Enjoy your kit at home!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Pokemon Trainer Kit

Pikachu attached to balloons, flying in the Children's tree.

Attention Pokemon Trainers of ALL AGES! We have created a very special Pokemon Trainer Kit in honor of Pokemon Go Fest just for you. Each kit contains a variety of Pokemon swag to use while training your Pokemon at home or while playing Pokemon Go. Trainers interested in picking up a kit will need to:

  1. Register to reserve a kit between July 17th and July 30th. 
  2. Emails with instructions on how to schedule a pick up will be sent between August 3rd and August 7th. 
  3. Schedule a day and time to pick up your kit. You will have 2 weeks to pick up your kit.
  4. Pick up your kit during your scheduled appointment. 
  5. Have fun catching 'em all! Don't forget to claim your purple pompom. Also share how you used your kit on social media using the tag #howdoyou62.   

Note: families and households with more than 1 Pokemon trainer can request up to 3 copies of kit supplies. When registering, add in the notes field "2" for 2 copies of kit contents or "3" for 3 copies of kit contents.

AS OF JULY 23, REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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?

 

Photo by Alperen Yazgi on Unsplash

Dungeons & Dragons

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. 

 

Photo by Nasim Keshmiri on Unsplash​

 

 

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

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

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

 

Photo by Kamil S on Unsplash

Pokémon Go

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?

 

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

Online Board Games

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