Heroes, Sidekicks, and Villains
Summer Reading Program Week 11: August 10–16
Recommended reading for all ages
Comic Books 101Scott Tipton
Draw Out the StoryBrian McLachlan
FandomFrancesca Davis DiPiazza
Sound Experiments in Your Own Music LabRobert Gardner
Superhero MadnessDavid Okum
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClayMichael Chabon
The Science of Super PowersKris Hirschmann
Writing a Comic BookCecilia Minden
Make a DIY comic strip
Use these templates to draw and write your very own comic strip. Design the characters, write the dialogue, and set each scene.view activity sheet
Foley art: Zip, zap, pow!
Let the sounds of comics come alive as you explore and learn about Foley art. Experiment making different sounds using various items around your house and from nature to bring your comic to life.view activity sheet
Kids craft kits
Are your children in need of some fun DIY activities to do from home? Kids craft kits are available for pick up during curbside hours from 12–4 pm at all four branches every Friday and Saturday, while supplies last. Summer Reading Program activity and coloring pages are also available during curbside hours. Email email@example.com or call your preferred branch to request a craft kit and activity pages.
Word Wise: Tips for keeping your child excited about reading
Give the gift that keeps them reading.
When family asks about birthday presents, suggest books! Have your children give them to friends too, with an inscription that tells the recipient why the book is special. This is a great way to teach children that books are a way to connect with others.
Because a reader today is a learner for a lifetime.