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100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books

List of fun things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.

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Create Your Own Adventure
Adult 2020 Imagine Your Story

Make your own adventures by checking things off your bucket list! Does your bucket list include visiting a museum, restaurant, or park? Or maybe visiting someplace new? Share the top five things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this summer below. Go forward and adventure!

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650 Pts.
Harry Potter Virtual STEAM Book Club
All Programs

Let's read and discuss the first book in the popular Harry Potter series and then do fun, family-friendly Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities that go along with each chapter. This program was designed for kids and teens (roughly) ages 9-14 but anyone can join this "virtual book club" and earn the points! These "Wizard Studies courses" are for any Muggles who want to bring some of the magic of Hogwarts home. These "magic lessons" will include prerecorded videos, instructions for completing crafts, links to free resources, downloadable activity sheets, and more. Special note: You'll need to complete the survey at the end to get your program points and badge. However, you should feel free to complete a survey for each module if you'd like to leave feedback about specific activities. Those links are found in each activity (usually after the book discussion questions). This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. 

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500 Pts.
How To Be a Game Master for Tabletop Games
All Programs

Learn how to run your own tabletop games and become a Game Master! This series of six videos starring Mischa Johns and Jeremy Yates of the Putnam County Library System will walk you through everything you need to know to get started whether you're new to tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons or you're a more experienced player. Learn about different styles of DMing, how to build your own game, how to play online (with Roll20), and more.

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Mission Badge
500 Pts.
How to Play Ancient Board Games
All Programs

Join Putnam County Archivist Mischa Johns on this six-episode series: How to Play Ancient Board Games. She'll talk about the history and show you how to play six of her favorite ancient board games. Some of these games have been around for thousands of years! She'll even show you how to use simple supplies that you already have at home to recreate the game board and pieces so you can play along!

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Share Your Story
Pre-K 2020 Imagine Your Story

Little ones have active imaginations! Have your child tell you a story and fill in the questions below based on the story they told you.

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Mission Badge
1,500 Pts.
SSYRA 6-8 Grade and Florida Teen Reads Lists
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

Finding a new favorite book can be hard - luckily, we've got a couple of lists of fantastic books that are ready and waiting for you to dive into!  Read any five books from the Sunshine State Young Readers list or the Florida Teens Read list, and net yourself an easy 1,500 points!

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Story-time
Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story

Read the short story below and answer the questions.Jack, Betty, and Matt love the fall season. They like jumping into the pile of leaves. Jack likes the pretty colors. Betty likes to make a big pile with the leaves. Matt likes to hide in the leaves.

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Mission Badge
1,500 Pts.
Sunshine State Readers Challenge: Grades 3-5
Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story

Are you ready to read?  Sunshine State books are some of the best around!  You can always find them by their big yellow stickers on the spine.  Ask your librarian where your Sunshine State books are and read any five of them to complete this mission.  Remember, you can read any five Sunshine State books - they can be from this year, or any other year!  Why not try out a blast from the past?

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Mission Badge
200 Pts.
Teen Writer's Block
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!

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Mission Badge
400 Pts.
Virtual Library Story Time and Take and Make Craft
All Programs

Join the friendly staff of the Putnam County Library System this July and August (staring the week of July 6) for virtual story times! There will also be themed crafts to go along with each story - one for children ages 0-5 and one for children ages 6-11. After you watch the story time, watch the video with the craft instructions and then complete the craft at home. It's a story and a themed craft! It's almost like you're back in library for one of our in-person story times. You can also pick up a "Take and Make" or "Library on the Go" bag filled with enough craft supplies for one child to complete the themed craft. Note: families with multiple children will want to pick up multiple bags. Bags are available for contact-free pickup outside the library building the week that the videos go live. Stop by your local library between 8:30am-4pm Tuesday through Friday while supplies last. Schedule:Week 1: Joyful Japan July 7-10Week 2: Brilliant Brazil, July 14-17Week 3: Inspiring India, July 21-24Week 4: Amazing Australia, July 28-31Week 5: Harmonious Hawai'i August 4-7Week 6: Incredible Italy, August 11-14Week 7: Glorious Ghana, August 18-21​Week 8: Colorful Kenya, August 25-28



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