Summer Quest

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                                               Summer Quest ENDS Sat 8/17! Turn your tickets in today!

                                                    Reading Ticket Directions

  1. Grab a handful of Summer Quest Reading Tickets for your age group (Adults can participate too!).
  2. Read some great books while you're at the pool, on vacation, at camp, etc.
  3. Keep track of the time you spend reading books & fill your tickets in as you go.
  4. Bring your fully completed Tickets in to the library. Trade them in for cool prizes or enter them into the Prize Raffles for your age group by 8/17/19. All raffle entries are automatically entered into the Grand Prize Raffle!

                                                 Challenge Ticket Directions

 1 Challenge Ticket = 5 Reading Tickets! To complete a Challenge Ticket, you can either:

  • Participate in a SSPL program or event:
  1. Write down the program name, one new thing you learned, and what you thought about the event. You may only turn in one Challenge Ticket per program.
  2. Trade the fully completed Ticket in to the library by 8/17/19
  • Complete a Challenge:
  1. Choose a challenge for your age group, listed below. Challenges do not have to be done in order. You may only turn in one ticket per challenge, but we encourage you to keep investigating on your own!
  2. Read all of the instructions carefully before starting a Challenge! Complete the Challenge, then fill in your Challenge Ticket as specified in the directions.
  3. Turn the fully completed Ticket and any additional materials in to the library by 8/17/19.

                                      🌌 CURRENT CHALLENGES 🌌

🛸 Challenge 10 (Last one!)

Tots: BE AN ASTRONAUT: Have an adult write your answers to these questions on the back of your ticket: Would you like to be an astronaut and travel to space someday? Why or why not?

Kids: ASTRONAUTS: Choose an astronaut biography on this site: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts then answer these questions on the back of your ticket: What is your astronaut’s name? What is something interesting about them? List something they did or helped another person to do in space.

Teens: ASTRONAUTS: Choose an astronaut biography on this site: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts then answer these questions on the back of your ticket: What is your astronaut’s name? What is something interesting about them? List something they did or helped another person to do in space.

Adults: ASTRONAUTS: Choose an astronaut biography on this site: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts then answer these questions on the back of your ticket: What is your astronaut’s name? What is something interesting about them? List something they did or helped another person to do in space.

 

🛸 Challenge 9

Tots: A STELLAR SHOW: Check out a TV show or movie that takes place in space (that you’ve never seen before). Have an adult write your answers to these questions: What is the title of the show? Does the story seem like it could really happen? What was the best part of the show? 

Kids: A STELLAR SHOW: Check out a movie or TV show that takes place in space (that you’ve never seen before). Answer these questions on your ticket: What is the movie’s title? Does the story seem like it could really happen? What was the best part of the movie?

Teens: A STELLAR SHOW: Check out a movie that takes place in space (that you’ve never seen before). Answer these questions on your ticket: What is the movie’s title? Does the story seem possible? Why or why not? What was the best part of the movie?  

Adults: A STELLAR SHOW: Check out a movie that takes place in space (that you’ve never seen before). Answer these questions on your ticket: What is the movie’s title? Does the story seem possible? Why or why not? What was the best part of the movie? 

 

🛸 Challenge 8

Tots: MAD LIB: Visit this website with an adult: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/loopy-legends/en/ Choose a Mad Lib story to complete with an adult. After finishing the story, print it out and bring it to the library along with your ticket.

Kids: MAD LIB: Visit this website: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/loopy-legends/en/ Choose a Mad Lib story to complete. After finishing the story, print it out and bring it to the library along with your ticket.

Teens: SPACE FOOD: Read this article:  https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/apollo-to-the-moon/online/astronaut-life/food-in-space.cfm then answer these questions: What was the very first food eaten in space? How are freeze-dried foods made? What food did the astronauts eat for a snack while on the moon?

Adults: PLUTO: Were you taught that Pluto was a planet when you were in school? Do you think it should still be classified as a planet or that “dwarf planet” is a better term?

 

🛸 Challenge 7

Tots: SPACE STATION: Use a separate piece of paper to draw a space station or a house on another planet. Have an adult label everything! Turn in your space station along with your ticket. We'll put it on display!

Kids: SPACE STATION: Use a separate piece of paper to design a space station. Feel free to use colored pencils or crayons. Be sure to label everything! Turn in your space station along with your ticket. We'll put it on display!

Teens: SPACE STATION: Use a separate piece of paper to design a space station. Be sure to label everything! Turn in your space station along with your ticket. We'll put it on display!

Adults: SCI-FI FANS: Answer these questions: What is your favorite type of alien/extraterrestrial? What show/book/movie is this alien from? Why is that species your favorite?

 

🛸 Challenge 6

Tots: WHY IS THE SKY BLUE? Ask for the instructions at the desk. Perform the experiment, then answer the following questions: Did the water seem pale blue? Go outside on a sunny day: is the sky the same color blue above you as it is near the horizon? Did the experiment help you understand why the sky is blue?

Kids: APOLLO 11: Read this article then answer these questions: Where did the launch take place? What were the names of the astronauts that walked on the moon? How long were the astronauts on the moon’s surface?

Teens: APOLLO 11: Read this article then answer these questions: Where did the launch take place? What were the names of the astronauts that walked on the moon? How long were the astronauts on the moon’s surface?

Adults: APOLLO 11: Did you watch the original TV broadcast of the moon landing? If so: what did you think about it at the time? If not: have you watched any other launches? What do you think about the space program in general?

 

🛸 Challenge 5

Tots: ASTRONAUT PUDDING: Make your own astronaut pudding and eat it the way they do! Check out this site for directions: http://wonderlandrecipes.com/2017/09/07/amelias-astronaut-pudding-with-freeze-dried-fruit/  After trying the pudding, have an adult write down what you thought about the pudding.

Kids: ASTRONAUT PUDDING: Make your own astronaut pudding and eat it the way they do! Check out this site for directions: http://wonderlandrecipes.com/2017/09/07/amelias-astronaut-pudding-with-freeze-dried-fruit/  After trying the pudding, write down what you thought about the pudding.

Teens: SPACEX: Check out the Spacex website here: https://www.spacex.com/mars Answer these questions: What do you think about the programs? Do you think they’ll accomplish their goals? If you were given the chance to live on another planet, would you go?

Adults: SPACEX: Check out the Spacex website here: https://www.spacex.com/mars What do you think about the programs? Do you think they’ll accomplish their goals? If you were given the chance to live on another planet, would you go?

 

🛸 Challenge 4

Tots: HELLO MOON: Check out a board book or picture book about the moon. Have an adult write down the book title on the back of the ticket. Draw (or color) a picture of the moon and show it to the librarians at the desk.

Kids: SOLAR POWER: Did you know you can harness solar power to cook something in your own backyard? Build a Solar Oven and find out! Ask for the instructions at the desk or look them up online. Take a photo of your solar oven, then answer the following questions: What kind of food did you cook with your oven? How hot did your oven get? HINT: Use a pizza box!

Teens: SOLAR POWER: Did you know you can harness solar power to cook something in your own backyard? Build a Solar Oven and find out! Ask for the instructions at the desk or look them up online. Take a photo of your solar oven, then answer the following questions: What kind of food did you cook with your oven? How hot did your oven get? HINT: Use a pizza box!

Adults: NANU NANU: Did you have a favorite outer-space TV show growing up or in your teens? What was the name of the show? Why was it your favorite? Do you still like or watch it now?

 

🛸 Challenge 3

Tots: THE MAN IN THE MOON: Have an adult write down your answers to these questions: Do you think there really is a man in the moon? Do you think that people could live on the moon someday? Would you like to try living on the moon or another planet?

Kids: ALIENS: Do you believe that aliens exist? Why or why not? What books or shows helped you to form your opinion?

Teens: ALIENS: Do you believe that aliens exist? Why or why not? Have you read any articles or watched a documentary that influenced your opinion?

Adults: ALIENS: Do you believe that aliens exist? Why or why not? Have you read any articles or watched a documentary that influenced your opinion?

 

🛸 Challenge 2

Tots: SING IT: Learn “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and try to sing it all by yourself! Do you know any other songs about the stars or the moon? Have an adult write down the songs you sang.

Kids: PLANETS: Check out a non-fiction book about a planet or other celestial body. Write down the title of the book and 3 facts you learned on the back of your Ticket.

Teens: WHAT’S YOUR SIGN? Some say your personality was written in the stars: Find out your western zodiac or “sun sign.” Read the traits associated with your sign. Answer these questions on the back of your Ticket: What is your sign’s name? What is the animal/object/person associated with your sign? Do you think your sign matches your personality?

Adults: WHAT’S YOUR SIGN? Find out your western zodiac or “sun sign.”   Read the traits associated with your sign. What is your sign? Do you think your sign matches your personality? Do you believe the daily horoscope?

 

🛸 Challenge 1

Tots: STARS: Check out a board book or picture book about stars or constellations. Have an adult write down the book title on the back of the ticket. Draw or color a picture of stars and show it to the librarians at the desk. (attending the Wednesday 6/12 storytime will also complete this task)

Kids: STARRY NIGHT: Go outside on a clear night and try to find some constellations. You can download a constellation app or check out a book for help. How many can you see? List the names of 3 constellations you saw on the back of your ticket. PS: The Big Dipper doesn’t count)

Teens: STARRY NIGHT: Go outside on a clear night and try to find some constellations. You can download a constellation app or check out a book for help. How many can you see? List the names of 3 constellations you saw on the back of your ticket. PS: The Big Dipper doesn’t count)

Adults: STARRY NIGHT: Go outside on a clear night and try to find some constellations. You can download a constellation app or check out a book for help. How many can you see? List the names of 3 constellations you saw on the back of your ticket. PS: The Big Dipper doesn’t count)