Summertime is here and we’ve got some fun things for YOU to enjoy from Hackley Library! Even though things are temporarily different due to COVID 19, you can still have fun with HPL, by enjoying online programs, checking out items, and so much more! And, they are all FREE!
1) HPL’s Annual Summer Reading Program - Imagine Your Story
Hackley Public Library’s Summer Reading program is here and will run from June 15 - August 15! This year for Summer Reading, we are using an online program called Beanstack, where participants can easily register online, track their reading and activity progress right from home, and have the chance to win some cool prizes. You don’t need to have a library card to participate! Visit the HPL Beanstack link to sign up, and track your reading and activity progress right at this website! Adults can participate too! Get the details here.
2) Visit the Hackley Library Shakespeare Garden!
Have you ever visited the garden outside of HPL? It has beautiful flowers blooming, and a nice bench to sit on! You might want to also take a peek at the whimsical statue of a frog parent and child reading a book together. Ribbit, ribbit!
3) Crafts for Kids!
Embrace your crafty side with Take and Make Crafts for Kids! Participants can register to pick up free craft kits, and then watch live demonstrations of the craft on Facebook! Visit hackleylibrary.org or HPL’s Facebook for more information, and for details on how to register for these fun and free craft kits.
July 16 - Take and Make Craft for Kids: Fun with Pipe Cleaners
August 13 - Take and Make Craft for Kids: Craft Stick Summer Birds
4) Crafts for Teens!
Calling all teens! We have Take and Make craft kits for YOU! Participants can register to pick up free craft kits, and then watch live demonstrations of the craft on Facebook. Visit hackleylibrary.org or HPL’s Facebook for more information, and for details on how to register for these fun and free craft kits.
July Craft: Take and Make Craft for Teens: Beaded Bookmarks
August Craft: Take and Make Craft for Teens: Guitar Pick Jewelry
5) Imagine Your Chapter Book Read!
Join us online at Hackley Library’s Facebook page, as we read the Choose Your Own Adventure book, The Throne of Zeus! We need YOUR help! Follow along as we read this book daily in July at 3 PM, and tell us what choices we should read in our adventure.
6) Enjoy a Chapter Book Read in August!
Kick back and enjoy a classic adventure tale of two children who run away to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art! We’ll be reading online From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg, daily at 3 PM in the month of August on Hackley Library’s Facebook page. While there, Claudia and Jaime discover a mystery only they can solve!
7) Go on a Virtual Adventure!
We have a quest for you, if you choose to accept it! Running through July 30, you can participate in the MI Library Quest. Visit Hackley Public Library’s website and look for the MI Library Quest Link. Once you find it, click for more information, and then start your journey by visiting at least 23 different library websites in the state of Michigan (with the option of visiting over 80 library websites)! Find items virtually on these library websites, and add them to your list to slay the Dragon - and maybe even win a prize!
8) Check out items
Check out books, DVDs, CDs, and more from Hackley Public Library, all for free with your library card! Discover everything imaginable, as you read adventure stories, mystery novels, and history books. Don’t forget, we have so many great picture books! Watch one of your favorite movies, or try out a new one! Let your imagination thrive with items from Hackley Library.
9) Use Digital Resources
Did you know? You can download and borrow digital items, such as eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more, all for free with your library card! Using digital resources gives you the chance to enjoy even more great library items, without having to leave your home. Use digital resources such as Hoopla, Libby/OverDrive, and more to browse thousands of titles, and see what you can find!
10) Explore Hackley Public Library’s website!
Have you explored HPL’s website? There is so much to discover and enjoy! Visit our Fun and Games page for games, activities, virtual tours, and more. Don’t miss checking out our Teen Games and Teen Resources for some virtual fun. Visit our Digital Library page for details on borrowing eBooks, movies, and more. You can even learn the history of HPL, and some history about Charles Hackley himself! See what online events we have coming up on our HPL Events Calendar, and mark your calendar for fun times ahead!