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2021 Children's Summer Library Reading Program - Tails & Tales: Science Programs

Reading fun for the whole family! Read whatever you want to read but here are some books about animals if you want to read about the 2021 theme. Check with the Children's Librarian at your Delaware Public Library for more reading suggestions.

Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation

 Join DASEF at the library to get deTAILed facts about animals and their tails, create a new animal with a specialized tail, do some “ZOO-ineering” to design zoo habitats for animals with tails, and write a fiction tale about what it would be like if YOU had a tail.  

 Science Standards addressed by DASEF “Tails and Tales” Activities

  • All grades: Science and Engineering Practices Developing and Using Models/Modeling
  •  Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment

 

Delaware Nature Society

Discover all types of animals from your backyard to all over the world. These programs are offered by Ashland Nature Center and Abbotts Mill Nature Center.

Traveling by Tail

Traveling by Tail

Discover the wonders of the wide world as we read the delightful tale of The Snail and the Whale to find out how anyone and everyone can be a helper when others are in need. Then meet some of the wildlife that make their homes in Delaware with live animals and taxidermy. Discover the four features these and all wildlife need to survive and learn ways you can be a helper and make your yard a happy place for wildlife.

This program is available: 

  • in person at New Castle County Libraries (check with your local library for date and time)
  • online throughout Delaware (check the online calendar for days and times)

Terrific Tails of Wonderful Wildlife

The animals of the world exhibit amazing adaptations and  fantastic features. Together we will discover terrific tails of wonderful wildlife as we  read selection entries from What If You Had An Animal Tail? by Sandra Markle.  Afterwards we will meet a collection of live and taxidermy creatures from Delaware  and around the world to have a closer look at their tails and other characteristics that  help them survive in nature. 

This program is available: 

  • in person at New Castle County Libraries (check with your local library for date and time)
  • online throughout Delaware (check the online calendar for days and times)

Owls of Delmarva

Explore the amazing and mysterious world of Owls. Meet  four Delmarva residents and a special winter visitor while we read, A Snowy Owl  Story. Examine the structures and adaptations while viewing mounted owl species.  

Actively investigate where owls live, fly and hunt as the sky grows dark. Learn to  identify hoots and calls. Backyard activities for family night exploration!

This program is available: 

  • in person at Kent and Sussex County Libraries (check with your local library for date and time)
  • online throughout Delaware (check the online calendar for days and times)

Library Programs

Please call your local public library for any updates,

Owls of Delmarva

Selbyville Public Library – June 14 – 10am-11am (in person)

Laurel Public Library – June 15 – 11am-12pm (in person)

Georgetown Public Library – June 17 – 10am-11am (in person)

Milton Public Library – June 29 – 10:30am-11:30am (in person)

Greenwood Public Library – June 30 – 10:00am-11:00am (in person)

Bridgeville Public Library – July 13 – 10:00am-10:30am (online Facebook)

New Castle County Libraries – July 14 – 2:00pm-2:45pm (online Zoom)

Lewes Public Library – July 27 – 1:00pm-2:00pm (in person)

Seaford District Library – July 28 – 1:00pm-2:00pm (in person)

South Coastal Public Library – August 3 – 10:30am-11:30am (online)

Rehoboth Beach Public Library – August 9 – 11:00am-12:00pm (online)

 

Traveling by Tail

Delaware City Public Library – June 16 – 11am-12pm (online)

New Castle County Libraries – June 16 – 11am-11:45am (online – likely the same as above)

Smyrna Public Library – June 22 – 11am-12pm (online)

N. Wilmington Library – July 14 – 10:30am-11:15am (in person)

Bear Library – July 15 – 10:30am-11:30am (online)

 

Terrific tails of wonderful life

N. Wilmington Library – June 23 – 10:30am-11:15am (in person)

N. Wilmington Library – July 28 – 10:30am-11:15am (in person)

New Castle County Libraries – August 19 – 6:00pm-6:45pm (online)‚Äč

These programs are funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Delaware Division of Libraries.