July Pathfinders: Summer Fun & Games

Summer is here! Time for fun and games for everyone! There are many fun events taking place in the library this summer; we start off with the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers on July 8 at 6 pm. Hopefully, the weather will be good and the performance will take place on the lawn–bring along a blanket (if it does rain the program will take place on the main floor of the Library). For the adults, Carolyn Locke, author of “Following Matsuo Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior”  will be here July 9 at 6 pm. There are ongoing events and Reading Programs for children, teens & adults. Check it out at:

http://www.ellsworth.lib.me.us/

 

Here are some more fun things to do in the Ellsworth area this summer:

Image from ellswortharts.org

Image from ellswortharts.org

Free movies on Thursday nights at EHS:

http://ellswortharts.org/

Listen to the concert band on Wednesday evenings:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ellsworth-Concert-Band/135405039819445

Bar Harbor will be hopping on Fourth of July!

http://www.barharborinfo.com/Events/July-4th.aspx

 

Don’t forget to read!

Image from: washingtonpost.com

Image from: washingtonpost.com

Suggested Book List for Kids

http://www.ala.org/alsc/2015-summer-reading-list

Suggested Book List for Teens

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2015-best-fiction-young-adults

Suggested Book List for Adults

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/02/2015-reading-list-announced-year-s-best-genre-fiction-adult-readers

 

Sometimes you have to travel to get to your summer fun. Here are some sites to find fun car games to play on the way here.

http://www.aatravel.co.nz/gkrt/roadtrip-games.php

http://www.parents.com/fun/vacation/ideas/8-fun-car-game-ideas/

http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/top-10/top-10-road-trip-games.html

http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2011/05/funner-in-the-summer-road-trip-bingo-from-oopsey-daisy/

 

Summer is a great time to hold a family reunion. Try this site for great reunion ideas.

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/destinations/family-reunions/5-family-reunion-games.htm

And this site will even provide you with a free reunion planner.

http://www.family-reunion-success.com/

A great thing to have at a reunion is a family tree for people to fill out. Go to this site to get a free template. If you fill out the family tree ahead of time, this is the perfect time to find people who can who can supply  missing information. Or each family group could supply their own record. Find the forms at:

http://www.uftree.com/family_tree_template.asp

And of course summer is all about going to the beach. Here are some sites for some fun beach games.

This site has some fun beach games for toddlers to play; and they are easy to set up. Check it out at:

http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/outdoor/beach-games/#page=8

The kids will all like these beach games. See how easy they are to do.

http://mom.me/play-and-learn/7916-have-blast-beach/

Image from: busykidshappymom.org

Image from: busykidshappymom.org

Here are more kid-approved outdoor summer games:

http://www.passionforsavings.com/2013/05/diy-summer-activities-for-kids/

http://fromabcstoacts.com/camping-games-for-kids

http://www.busykidshappymom.org/giant-bubble-recipe

http://www.agirlandagluegun.com/2014/05/outdoor-games-to-play-in-summmmmer.html

http://littleredwindow.com/2014/07/15-fun-summer-activities-kids.html

Here are some beach  games for the teens:

http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/teen-games-play-beach-8432.html

And for the whole family to play beach games, try one of these sites.

http://www.thesandsatlanticbeach.com/blog/best-beach-games/

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/beach-games-and-activities

Be sure to bring a picnic lunch for your day at the beach. Find some great ideas at these sites.

http://kidscooking.about.com/od/4thofjulyrecipes/tp/picnic-food-ideas.htm

http://busycooks.about.com/od/summerrecipesandmenus/tp/picnicrecipes.htm

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/everyday-cooking/on-the-go/picnic/main.aspx

What if it rains while you are here? First call the Library (667-6363) or check our calendar online to see if anything is going on. If not, come and pay us a visit anyway-we’d love to see you. We have public computers with guest passes and free WI-FI.

And there are a  lot of games (we have a puzzle table) you can play indoors. Check this site for some fun ideas for a dreary day.

http://www.todaysparent.com/family/parenting/20-fun-indoor-games/

Or how some card games (cards don’t take up much room when you’re traveling)?  For a full variety of card games to play, go to this site:

http://www.pagat.com/

Or dice travel well, too. Here is a site for some dice games for all ages. It also tells you the benefits of playing dice games.

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/dice-games

 

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