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 music! Join live on Facebook; no account needed. Monday, July 5, 9 AM Watch live
Streaming Storytime Collection • ages 0–5 Choose from any of the library’s past storytimes about dancing and music: stories and rhymes to get you moving! Watch on demand(on Facebook; no account needed)
Learning to Jam with DJ Marty McFly • grades 3–6 Get a live demonstration of DJ techniques like scratching and mixing, find out how to select music to host a DJ dance party, and learn tips and tricks for emceeing and using your turntable to entertain your family and friends. Tuesday, July 6, 7 PM Sign up (required)
Senior Series: Vintage Songs of Summer • adults Celebrate summer with the musical talents of vocalist Cynthia Gruel and pianist Matt Gruel in this outdoor concert at the library. Outside, on the Vernon Area Public Library Annex lawn, 4 Indian Creek Road, Lincolnshire Tuesday, July 6, 1 PM • Sign up (required)
Summer Concert Series: The Student Body • all ages The Student Body performs music of the ’80s, ’90s, and today. Part of Buffalo Grove Park District’s summer concert series. Take your blanket, picnic basket, and lawn chairs for this socially distanced night out in the park. Free and open to all. For weather updates on the day of the event, call 847-235-6857. Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove Tuesday, July 6, 7 PM • Learn more
Concert in the Plaza: The North 41 • all ages One of Chicago’s hottest up-and-coming bands, The North 41 brings the heat with an irresistible funk and groove. $10 per car after 5 PM, weather permitting. Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Millennia Plaza, 16400 W. Buckley Rd., Libertyville Tuesday, July 6, 7:30 PM • Learn more
Arbortheater Concert: Wild Daisy • all ages Enjoy dynamic, upbeat country music at this family-friendly outdoor concert. Free and open to all. Social distancing is recommended. Memorial Arbortheater, 50 S. Fairway Drive, Vernon Hills In case of rain: Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills Wednesday, July 7, 7 PM • Learn more
Family Concert: Sarah Jayne Lane • all ages with an adult Have a jammin' good time at an outdoor concert with one of the library's favorite performers. Sarah Jayne Lane is joined by drummer extraordinaire Michael in a performance of their unique brand of kindie rock. Outside, on the Vernon Area Public Library Annex lawn, 4 Indian Creek Road, Lincolnshire Saturday, July 10 • Sign up (required): 11 AM -or- 1 PM
Printable Pages • preschool–grade 5 Activity sheets and coloring pages, all about food and drink. Access with your Vernon Area Library card number. Once you're logged in, select Topics, then select “Music” from the Themes menu; you may also narrow by grade. Teachables
Do Some Good!
Support Bravo Waukegan, a local nonprofit organization fostering academic, artistic, and personal growth through music for public school students in the city of Waukegan.
Make a monetary contribution or donate a used instrument: Learn more
“Culture is the foundation on which we will imagine and build a world in which we reaffirm our commitment to equality and safety for all, we act with empathy, and we know that we can always do better.” ―Yo-Yo Ma
CLAIM YOUR BADGE
Starting July 5, submit your activities to receive a badge and enter the raffle. Complete one form for each participant.