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Summer Adventure Program

‘Imagine Your Story’ 2020

Fairy Tales. Fables. Folklore. Travel to the land of make believe and kingdoms far, far away, as tales come alive through this year’s Summer Adventure Program, “Imagine Your Story.”

Summer Adventure Program will kick off June 15 and will run through August 24 in an entirely virtual format. Every other week, participants of all ages will receive an at-home challenge paired with library resources and programs that encourage reading and adventures.

Each of the five challenges will give you an opportunity to earn a prize, as well as entry in the final grand prize drawing, through a multimedia submission via social media or email.

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Submit for a Chance to Win

Little Ones
Challenge 1: Once Upon a Time

Read the story of The Three Little Pigs or a story that is adapted from The Three Little Pigs. Afterwards, build three houses for the little pigs: one out of bricks, one out of straw, and one out of sticks. The bricks, straw, and sticks can be whatever material you would like: Legos, Play-Doh, etc. Get creative! Take a picture of the houses you created or a picture of you blowing down the houses. Submit the photo(s) by noon on June 25 for a chance to win a My First Castle Panic Board Game.

Bonus: All challenge submissions will give you an entry in the grand prize drawing for a Cardboard Castle or Castle Blocks.

Challenge 2: As Our Story Unfolds

Read one of your favorite books this week. Afterwards, recreate the book cover using whatever you can find! Get creative — use clothing, magazines, newspapers, or whatever you have around the house that might help you recreate the book cover — and take a picture. Submit the photo(s) by noon on July 9 for a chance to win a Sand Castle Building Set.

Bonus: All challenge submissions will give you an entry in the grand prize drawing for a Cardboard Castle or Castle Blocks.

Children
Challenge 1: Once Upon a Time

Read a book that takes place in a time long ago. Where is the book set? What does it look and feel like? Using the setting from the book as inspiration, recreate it using whatever materials you would like, i.e., paint, markers, magazines, Play-Doh, tissue paper, naturally found items, or whatever piques your creativity. Submit a photo of your creation by noon on June 25 for a chance to win a Grow n’ Glow Terrarium Kit.

Bonus: All challenge submissions will give you an entry in the grand prize drawing for tickets to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and a Slime and Putty Kit, or tickets to the Gardens on Spring Creek and a Slime and Putty Kit.

Challenge 2: As Our Story Unfolds

Read any book you would like this week. Afterwards, recreate the book cover using whatever you can find! Get creative — use clothing, magazines, newspapers, or whatever you have around the house that might help you recreate the book cover. Did you read a book that had a boring cover? Redesign the cover and snap a pic as your submission for this challenge. Submit the photo(s) by noon on July 9 for a chance to win a Mega Gemstone Grow Kit.

Bonus: All challenge submissions will give you an entry in the grand prize drawing for tickets to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and a Slime and Putty Kit, or tickets to the The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins and a Slime and Putty Kit.

Teens
Challenge 1: Once Upon a Time

For our very first teen challenge, we’d like you to try your hand at creating a book bento. A book bento is a picture of a book, coupled with items that are inspired by themes in the book. For instance, if you created a book bento for Alice Through the Looking Glass, you might include a deck of cards, a mug of tea, and a pocket watch. Or for The Hate U Give, you could include a basketball, sneakers, and a hair brush. Submit a photo of your creation by noon on June 25 for a chance to win a Spokes Bike Shop gift certificate, and a Human Bean free drink coupon and a book.

Bonus: All challenge submissions will give you an entry in the grand prize drawing for an Amazon gift card and a Human Bean free drink card, or a camera tripod and a Human Bean free drink card.

Challenge 2: As Our Story Unfolds

Show us what you’re reading! We’d love to see your face and find out what book, magazine, graphic novel, comic, manga, audiobook (you get the idea — the sky’s the limit!) is keeping you busy and entertained this summer. Take a selfie with the item you are currently reading. If you’d rather not be in the picture, that’s okay! Just snap a picture of the item. Submit the photo(s) by noon on July 9 for a chance to win an AEI Studio and Gifts gift certificate, and a Human Bean free drink coupon and a book.


Bonus: All challenge submissions will give you an entry in the grand prize drawing for an Amazon gift card and a Human Bean free drink card, or a camera tripod and a Human Bean free drink card.

Adults
Challenge 1: Once Upon a Time

Gather books around the house or, better yet, get some from the library. Stack them on top of each other with their spines facing out to form witty and creative free-verse poems with the titles. Submit a photo of your poem by noon on June 25 for a chance to win a SheBrews Coffee and Ice Cream gift card and a Windsor Lake Coffee gift card.

Bonus: All challenge submissions will give you an entry in the grand prize drawing for gift cards from the Fort Collins Escape Room, Bottled Olive, Windsor Mill Tavern, Picasso and Wine, and Memory Lane, as well as a one-year family membership (two adults and their kids) to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

Challenge 2: As Our Story Unfolds

Book Bentos! Create a fun “bento box” inspired by your favorite title. Gather a number of pictures or items that you think relate to or represent something about the book. Arrange them together and then take a picture of it. Submit the photo(s) by noon on July 9 for a chance to win a G5 Brew Pub gift card and a Rojitos gift card.

Bonus: All challenge submissions will give you an entry in the grand prize drawing for gift cards from the Fort Collins Escape Room, Bottled Olive, Windsor Mill Tavern, Picasso and Wine, and Memory Lane, as well as a one-year family membership (two adults and their kids) to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for generously providing prizes for our challenge winners: Human Bean, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Windsor Mill Tavern, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, The Gardens on Spring Creek, and Wendy's.