iRead Activities

iRead Activites

Indoor Activities

Book Folding Art

Tip: for these projects, be sure to use books no one in your house plans to read again. 

 

Create a butterfly (video link) – this project uses a hardcover book

Create a hedgehog (video link) – this project uses a paperback book

Create a flower (video link) – this project uses a paperback book and paperclips

 

Don’t forget to share a picture of your creation with your school librarian or email it to the 112 Education Foundation (112educationfoundation@gmail.com).

 

 

Boredom Bingo Blitz

Complete five activities in a row and return your card to the HP Public Library for a chance to win prizes. You can print out your bingo card below or pick one up at the HP Public Library’s Grab & Go. When you have “BINGO”, return your bingo card at Grab & Go or by email it to hpply@hplibrary.org.

Print Boredom Bingo Blitz card

 

 

 

 

Author Fan Faceoff

 

Think you’re a book superfan? Think you know a book better than the book’s author? Check out the Author Fan Faceoff series, a quiz show featuring an author versus a reader. The hosts ask trivia questions about one of the author’s books, and whoever gets the most questions correct wins. Some of the featured books include Spy School, El Deafo, and Merci Suárez Changes Gears. Use the link below to access the playlist.

Click for the Author Fan Faceoff playlist. 

 

Story Time with Thor 

 

Join Highland Park Public Library librarian, Miss Melania, and her dog Thor as they read some favorite classics including, The Boxcar Children, Beatrix Potter, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 

Click here to access the Story Time with Thor playlist.

Outside Activities

Build Your Favorite Book Character 

Need a break from reading? Bundle up and head outside to build your favorite book character snowman! Don’t forget to share a picture of your creation with your school librarian or email it to the 112 Education Foundation (112educationfoundation@gmail.com).

Snowball the Book Villain

Now’s your chance to help out your favorite book hero or heroine. Print the book villains (linked below). Attached the picture to a tree or fence (check with your parents first!), and then give it your best effort to snowball the villain. Send a picture of your snowballed villains to your school librarian or email it to the 112 Education Foundation (112educationfoudation@gmail.com).

Print Snowball A Book Villain – Mr. Krupp

Print Snowball A Book Villain – Lord Voldemort

Print Snowball A Book Villain – Queen of Hearts

Print Snowball A Book Villain – Count Olaf

 

 

Images: DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies

 

Letter Walk

 

 

Grab a parent, grandparent or friend and head out for a walk. Look for letters to spell out your name, a favorite book character, or maybe your favorite author. If you’re up for a big challenge, try to find the full alphabet while you stroll.

StoryWalk: An Outdoor Story Experience

Saturdays during iRead (11am to 4pm) at the Highland Park Public Library

Stop by the Highland Park Public Library on Saturdays during iRead for a StoryWalk experience (weather permitting). The StoryWalk begins at the tree at the northwest corner of the building and ends near the Stupey Cabin.  Follow the signs, and don’t forget to wear your snow boots!

A new story will be posted each Saturday in January, weather permitting. Please consult the HP Public Library’s website by 9:15 a.m. each Saturday; a notification will be posted if the StoryWalk has to be cancelled due to inclement weather.