Town of Lake Park Public Library

Virtual Programs

Virtual Programming

The Lake Park Public Library Is Here For You!

We want you to know that the Lake Park Public Library is here for you! We had to close for a little while due to the COVID-19 spread, but we’re back and excited to serve you. Things may be a little different for a while, with limited hours and services inside the library, but we are thrilled to be able to offer a new array of virtual programming to help meet your needs.

Check out the many interesting programs on our virtual platforms that our librarians have found for you (see links below).

We will continue to bring you new and different programming, so please check back for periodic updates.

Story Time & Activities

Virtual Escape Rooms                      

Virtual Events

Story Time & Activities

Pig In A Wig Story Time & Activity

Virtual story times: https://youtu.be/SjsWhd6HHss 

Pre-recorded videos will have stories, fun activities and/or songs for children to enjoy from the comfort of their own home. This story is about a pig in a wig on a boat in a moat.

The story will be followed by a Grab-and-Go craft where we'll be making paper pigs in wigs. Craft supplies will be made available for patrons to come pick up and take home, while supplies last.

 

Narwhals And Other Animals With Horns Story Time & Activity

Virtual story times: https://youtu.be/qGpqAktVFu0

Pre-recorded videos will have stories, fun activities and/or songs for children to enjoy from the comfort of their own home. This story is about narwhals and other animals with horns we love.

The story will be followed by a Grab-and-Go craft where we'll be making a toilet paper tube narwhal craft for 3rd – 5th graders and a narwhal letter N craft for preschoolers. Craft supplies will be made available for patrons to come pick up and take home, while supplies last.

 

Ten Magic Butterflies Story Time & Activity

Virtual story times: https://youtu.be/gpTccKCZjiU

Pre-recorded videos will have stories, fun activities and/or songs for children to enjoy from the comfort of their own home. This story is about ten magic butterflies.

The story will be followed by a make-and-take craft where we'll be making butterfly rings out of pipe cleaners. Craft supplies made available for patrons to come pick up and take home, while supplies last.

Virtual Escape Rooms

Cinderella Escape Room

 Can you help Cinderella get to the ball? Click on the Cinderella Escapes! link to give her a hand. This virtual escape room was created by Stefanie Reed, Youth Services Supervisor at Henika District Library in Wayland, Michigan.

Locked in the Jedi Library Escape Room

Locked in the Jedi Library is a Star Wars themed escape room designed by the Tehachapi Library in Tehachapi, California. See if you can make it through in the allotted time.

Mandalorian Escape Room

Go to the Mandalorian Escape Room and help rescue someone! Thank you to the Manchester Community College Library for letting us use this.

Stranded at Sea Escape Room

You've been stranded on an island! Can you make your way back home? To find out click Stranded at Sea. This virtual escape room was created by Ashley from the Silvis Public Library in Silvis, Illinois.

Survive the Titanic

Do you have what it takes to survive the sinking of the Titanic? Find out with this escape room! Survive the Titanic! Click the link to find out! Survive the Titanic! A Virtual Escape Room was created by Stefanie Reed, Youth Services Supervisor at Henika District Library in Wayland, Michigan.

Virtual Events

Dav Pilkey At Home  

Dav Pilkey, a popular children's author, reads aloud from his works and provides drawing tips.

https://www.loc.gov/collections/event-videos/?fa=partof:dav+pilkey+at+home

Hear You Hear Me: Conversations On Race In America

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talks to various authors about their works.

https://www.loc.gov/search/?fa=partof:hear+you+hear+me:+conversations+on+race+in+america

Homegrown From Home

The American Folklife Center presents traditional music and dance from a variety of folk cultures thriving in the United States and around the world each Wednesday through Saturday. These short concerts are approximately 30 minutes each.

https://www.loc.gov/search/?fa=partof:homegrown+2020:+homegrown+from+home&loclr=eanw

Write. Right. Rite. With Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, has created a series of short videos of writing prompts to encourage teens to write.

https://www.loc.gov/collections/event-videos/?fa=partof:write.+right.+rite.+with+jason+reynolds

Young Readers Center

This series covers talks by various children's authors.

https://www.loc.gov/collections/event-videos/?fa=partof:young+readers+center

Apollo 11

Explore multiple Smithsonian Learning Labs related to the Apollo 11 moon landing.

https://learninglab.si.edu/search/?f%5B_types%5D%5B%5D=ll_collection&st=apollo%2011&s=updated_at_desc&page=1

Becoming Us

This teaching website examines the United States’ immigration and migration history in an accurate and inclusive manner.

https://americanhistory.si.edu/becoming-us/

I Want The Wide American Earth

“I Want The Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American E-Comic” is an illustrated adaption of the “I Want The Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” banner exhibition. Produced in collaboration with SI Universe Media, creators of the first-ever Asian Pacific American comic anthology, the e-comic tells the Asian Pacific American story in a graphic narrative, featuring work by seven exciting Asian Pacific American comic artists.

https://issuu.com/smithsonianapa/docs/earth

A World In One Cubic Foot (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service)

A biocube is a fun, informative, and manageable way of exploring the biodiversity in the world around you by focusing on just one cubic foot of space. Includes step-by-step instructions for how to build a biocube in your own backyard.

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/life-science/biocubes-exploring-biodiversity

Men Of Change (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service)

An inside look at the groundbreaking exhibition that honors revolutionary men in the African American journey, including Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B. Du Bois, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

https://menofchange.si.edu/

Narwhal: Revealing An Artic Legend (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service)

The opportunity to learn about the narwhal through the eyes of scientists and Inuit community members that heighten our understanding of this amazing creature and our changing global climate. 

https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/narwhal-revealing-an-arctic-legend/Gr8BVmP1TTHH9mNU

How Do Native Peoples And Nations Experience Belonging? (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service)

This digital lesson from the National Museum of the American Indian explores one of the essential understandings about Native Americans: that ideals, principles, and practices of citizenship have always been part of American Indian societies. 

https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/resources/Northern-Plains-History-and-Cultures-How-Do-Native-People-and-Nations-Experience-Belonging.cshtml

Preparing For The Oath (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service)

This online study guide and quiz were developed by the National Museum of American History to assist in the preparation for the civics portion of the U.S. Naturalization Test. Even if you are a citizen already, test your knowledge for fun!

https://americanhistory.si.edu/citizenship/

Constellations: Science And Stories In The Sky

Summer is the finest part of the year for stargazing because it offers warm nights and the beauty of the Milky Way running straight overhead. The constellations we see have been passed down to us across generations with patterns that reflect different stories from around the world. As part of STAR Net‘s Sky Stories campaign, the American Museum of Natural History’s own Carter Emmart will show you how to identify the constellations and introduce you to a few of these stories while exploring some of the science behind the familiar patterns in the sky. This live OpenSpace webcast is brought to you by the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program in partnership with the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the American Library Association, and the American Museum of Natural History.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RQsRN7-B4I&feature=youtu.be