Olds Municipal Library

Summer Programs

Jun 1, 2020 to Aug 29, 2020  |  Summer 2020

Families

Game On! Summer Reading Challenge, Story Walk, Activity Kits, and Tech Camps!

Travel through the world of books with games, crafts, prizes, and tons of fun! Just because school is out, it doesn't mean that reading and learning should stop. Register for our take-home activity kits, tech camps, or reading challenge to encourage your child with learning, creativity, and reading all summer long.

Summer Reading Challenge for ALL AGES - kids, tweens, teens, adults!

June 1 - August 29
Register any time on Beanstack (oml.beanstack.org) and take your summer reading to the next level! Challenge yourself to read more, play, learn, and explore—and try something new! Log your reading, earn badges, and enter to win prizes!


Story Walk!

July and August
Visit our local businesses and read a story as you go! Better yet, head to our surrounding communities to read their stories too! The story we'll be featuring is "Plungermania" by Tatie Punkinhead. More info HERE.


Activity Kits

July 13 - August 17
These take-home activity kits include crafts, games, STEAM challenges (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math), and library books to read. You must register to reserve your kit at least two weeks in advance. (Kits are limited, so register early!) Maximum 1 kit per child per week. Activity kits will be available on Monday for curbside pickup each week.

Week 1: Out of the Box - JULY 13
Use your imagination and get crafty. Create a game to play with your family and friends! Register HERE. Registration deadline is June 29.

Week 2: Adventure Time - JULY 20
Explore nature and your community, make a plant pet, and get some sunshine too! Register HERE. Registration deadline is July 3.

Week 3: Do You Believe in Magic?! - JULY 27
Learn a magic trick, make your own wand, and see what else you can create! Register HERE. Registration deadline is July 10.

Week 4: Fairy Tales - AUGUST 4 (pick up on Tuesday)
STEAM challenges to help fairy tale characters and your imagination soar! Register HERE. Registration deadline is July 17.

Week 5: What's That Sound? - AUGUST 10
Make your own instruments to explore sound and music. Register HERERegistration deadline is July 24.

Week 6: Things That Go! - AUGUST 17
Build and race your own things that go. Register HERE. Registration deadline is July 31.


Tech Camps

July 7 - August 19
Join us for Tuesday Tech Camps throughout the summer! Choose your favourite topics, or try something new! Share your projects on Wrap-up Wednesday with your fellow campers! These are in-person classes. Register at least a week in advance. Space limited!

Camp 1: Game Creation with Bloxels - JULY 7-8
Ages 8-12
Register HERE. Registration deadline is June 30.
Tuesday, July 7, 1:30-2:30 - Create your very own Mario-style video game on your tablet!
Wednesday, July 8, 1:30-2:30 - Join us and share your creation and play other campers' games!
YOU'LL NEED: a tablet or smart device that can download apps

Camp 2: Teach Me a Masterclass: Video Creation - JULY 14 and 29
Ages 13-17
Register HERE. Registration deadline is July 7.
Tuesday, July 14, 1:30-2:30 - Create your very own Masterclass! We'll give you the tools, and you share your passion through the video medium! Could be about your favourite book, how to make a sandwich, or even your favourite event in history!
Wednesday, July 29, 1:30 - Join us and share your masterclass with the group!
YOU'LL NEED: something to record video with - smart device, camera, computer with webcam, etc.

Camp 3: Backyard Studio: Macro Photography Camp - JULY 21-22
Ages 8-12
Register HERE. Registration deadline is July 14.
Tuesday, July 21, 1:30-2:30 - Explore the microcosm in your own backyard with macro photography!
Wednesday, July 22, 1:30-2:30 - Join us and share your discoveries with the group and we will hang your favourite photo in the library!
YOU'LL NEED: a camera - smartphones and tablets are perfect!

Camp 4: Code Your Passion! - JULY 28
Ages 8-12
Register HERE. Registration deadline is July 21.
Tuesday, July 28, 1:30-3:30 - Let's explore coding in Scratch in this one-day coding club class! What is your current passion? Share what you've learned in a fun presentation you can code and share!
YOU'LL NEED: a computer for coding in Scratch

Camp 5: Camp Iconic - AUGUST 11-12
Ages 8-12
Register HERE. Registration deadline is August 4.
Tuesday, August 11, 1:30-3:30 - Discover the world of vector graphics, and create your very own icons, logos, images, and stickers!
Wednesday, August 12, 1:30-2:30 - Join us and share your projects and creations!
YOU'LL NEED: a computer or smart device

Camp 6: 3D Design for Distance - AUGUST 18-19
Ages 13-17
Register HERERegistration deadline is August 11.
Tuesday, August 18, 1:30-3:30 - Students design solutions to limit the spread of viruses such as Covid-19 on surfaces. Developed in collaboration with PrintLab.
Wednesday, August 19, 1:30-2:30 - Join us and share your invention, and tailor it for printing!