To earn your badge, choose any activity or combination of activities. When you’re done, click on the “Claim Badge” button below and complete the brief form. You’ll also be entered into Summer Camp raffles for a chance to win a prize!
All reading counts! But if you’d like to get into a book related to this week’s badge, here’s what we recommend:
Streaming Storytime • ages 0–5 This week's session is all about families! Join live on Facebook; no account needed Monday, July 26, 9 AM • Watch live
Explore Your Family History • grades 3–5 with an adult Put your investigative skills to use to explore your family's history. Local genealogist Jacquie Schattner helps you trace your family tree and learn about your unique story. Choose either the 3 PM or 4:30 PM session. Wednesday, August 4 • Sign up (required): 3 PM -or- 4:30 PM
Ancestry Online Follow your ancestors’ paper trail to learn about your family history. Your Vernon Area Library card number gives you at-home access to this vast digital collection of historical personal documents including birth, marriage, military, and death records, as well as the U.S. censuses through 1940. Get started
Family Concert: Wendy & DB • all ages Enjoy an outdoor concert with this award-winning Chicago musical duo. They'll have you and your children or grandchildren dancing along with their original songs and upbeat lyrics. Outside, on the Vernon Area Public Library Annex lawn, 4 Indian Creek Road, Lincolnshire Saturday, August 7 • Sign up (required): 11 AM -or- 1 PM
Printable Pages • preschool–grade 5 Activity sheets and coloring pages, all about you! Access with your Vernon Area Library card number. Once you're logged in, select Topics, then select “All About Me” from the Themes menu; you may also narrow by grade. Teachables
The Lake County Haven empowers women and children experiencing homelessness to achieve permanent, independent living through education, employment, and life-skills training. Volunteer to provide breakfast, lunch, or dinner for the women and children at the shelter or sign up to donate two bags of groceries:
“Hermes gazed up at the stars. ‘My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it.’” —Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters
CLAIM YOUR BADGE
Starting August 2, submit your activities to receive a badge and enter the raffle. Complete one form for each participant.