Fun Stuff at Home with Somers Library

This summer's theme, Imagine Your Story,  brings the magic of fairy tales, mythology, folktales and fantasy from our library to your home. This is a great time to brush up on old stories about Rip Van Winkle and Paul Bunyon, explore legends of knights and dragons, read new tales from other countries, or write your own family's story.

Here are some activities based on some of our favorite tales.

Princess and the Pea

Lay some cushions, mats and different pillows around the room and under some of them place tennis, golf, or other small balls. Players must each sit on a cushion and decide whether there is a pea or not. If they are correct they stay in for the next round. If they are incorrect are they out. While players close their eyes, reset the balls and the cushions for each round.

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Jack and the Beanstalk Treasure Hunt

Hide some "treasures" from the story throughout your house or yard, choosing one that would be the magical treasure. Challenge players to find them along with the one special treasure that will save them from the Giant.

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Build a Lego Castle

Divide into teams and give each team an equal amount of Lego blocks. Set a time limit to see what castles they can build within that time. Add a challenge with different categories – biggest, most creative, most fun castle etc.

We have a large collection of fairy tales, mythology, and more available at the Somers Library.

Go to our website to search the catalog and place an order for curbside pick-up.

These titles and more are also available on Overdrive and hoopla.

For Older Readers

Sisters Grimm Series ~Buckley

Land of Stories Series ~ Colfer

BFG ~ Dahl

Dragon Prince Series ~ Ehasz

Never Ending Story ~ Ende

In a Glass Grimmly ~ Gidwitz

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom ~ Healy

American Tall Tales ~ Osborne

Percy Jackson ~ Riordan

For Younger Readers

Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks! ~ Braun

Beasts of Olympus Series ~ Coats

Fairy Tales ~ Dudziuk

Clever Jack Takes the Cake ~ Fleming

Blue Book Fairy Tales ~ Golden Books

Stories Around the World ~ Gunderson

Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together ~ Hoberman

Hansel and Gretal ~ Isadora

The Singing Rock and Other Brand New Fairy Tales ~ Lachenmeyer

Fairy Tales from different countries ~ Various Authors

Look for more news on upcoming programs from the library on Monday!

Be safe and healthy!

Vicki DiSanto-Children's Librarian Beth Levine- Library Assistant

Somers Library

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