Paper Plate Tambourine

Another week, another craft tutorial! Watch the video below and make your own.

Supplies:

  • Two paper plates
  • Ribbon
  • Hard and dry objects, like beads, beans, buttons, Macaroni, etc.
  • Paint
  • Sponge brush or paint brush
  • Hole puncher
  • Scissors
  • Table cloth

Music: “Funny song” from bensound.com

QOTD #1: 10 Blind Dates

Sophia’s family is filled with characters, big personalities, and a lot of interesting dynamics. Do you feel that the author captured what having a big extended family is really like? In what ways was it accurate or inaccurate?

Leave your answers in the comments below!

Respond to other answers and share your thoughts.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

We’re starting our new book club off with a contemporary classic (with a movie adaption for post-reading), The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

The book can be downloaded here as an ebook:

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11426884

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Download a copy of the book from Hoopla today, and get a head start on reading this weekend. Check out the blog on Monday morning for the first question about the book!

Who is looking forward to starting our first book?

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

Are you ready to dive in to our first Teen Reads book club title?

Let’s start off our book club with a light read – a sweet romance by Ashley Elston, titled 10 Blind Dates.

The book can be downloaded here as an ebook:

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12514431

Sophie wants one thing for Christmas – time with her boyfriend Garrett. So when her parents plan a trip to visit her sister over the holiday, Sophie begs to be left behind with her grandparents and her boisterous extended family. But she and Garret break up and she’s devastated.


Sophie’s grandmother, hating to see her so upset, devises a (not so) brilliant plan – to distract her from heartbreak. Over the next ten days, different family members will set Sophie up on ten different blind dates, which doesn’t sound awkward at all . . .


When Garrett turns up unexpectedly, it makes Sophie more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else. Someone who is definitely not available.

Download your copy off of Hoopla today, and start reading this weekend! Check the blog on Monday morning for the first question.

Welcome to Teen Reads!

Welcome to Teen Reads, hosted through the Fort Erie Public Library!

We are excited to offer this online book club to encourage young adults to read and discuss their thoughts.

On Friday afternoons, we will announce the next title for the reading club. Check out the blog the following Monday to Friday for the daily question. Leave your answer in the comments, and comment on other member’s answers.

All titles will be available through Hoopla, with no wait times. Everyone can check out and read the same book, at the same time!

Check back on Friday for our first title!





Welcome to the Kids Reading Club!

Welcome to the Kids Reading Club, hosted through the Fort Erie Public Library!

We are excited to offer this online book club to encourage kids to read and discuss their thoughts.

On Friday afternoons, we will announce the next title for the reading club. Check out the blog the following Monday to Friday for the daily question. Leave your answer in the comments, and comment on other member’s answers.

All titles will be available through Hoopla, with no wait times. Everyone can check out and read the same book, at the same time!

Check back on Friday for our first title!