All New England Talking Book Library patrons ages 18 and below are invited to participate in the Perkins Summer Reading Program: Tails and Tales
The Perkins Library is excited to announce the 2021 summer reading program, Tails and Tales, which will focus on animals. The summer of fun, reading, and prizes will start June 14 and the excitement will continue until August 31.
All New England patrons ages 18 and below are invited to participate. Perkins has sent out the registration form through the mail. To sign up now, you can call Perkins at (617) 972-7242, email SummerReading@Perkins.org, or visit the summer reading signup form here.
Perkins will also be hosting virtual events throughout the summer:
Learn about some of the different types of horses, from the small Icelandic horse to a large Cheval Canadien, and what makes each of them special! Find out how they communicate with each other and with us, how they are trained, whether they all move the same way, and how they sense the world around them. This is a great chance to discover more about these amazing animals, ask questions, and get up close and personal with some special equine guests.
How do you hiss without using your mouth, or eat using a built-in straw? Join us find out the answers to these questions and more as we learn about some of the strange creatures from our wild and wacky world of animals. Plus, don’t miss a visit with some live creepy critters at the end!
Did you know that dogs can have up to fifty times the number of scent receptors as humans and devote about forty times more of their brains to processing smells? This makes them the perfect partner for nosework, an activity where dog and human teams go searching for items based on scent. Learn more fun facts and all about this fascinating hobby alongside librarian Chelsea Wood and her canine companion Zoe.
Three-time Iditarod musher Karen Land will virtually visit with library patrons to talk all about her adventures in the exciting sport of sled dog racing! Make sure to sign up for this session so you can check out her gear; hear all about her experiences participating in this thrilling race; and meet her Alaskan husky, Noggin.
If you've ever thought about what it's like to work with a guide dog, wondered what guide dog training involves, or wanted to hear some great guide dog stories, join Braille specialists Tanja and Beth to hear all about this, and more!
Have your pet strut its stuff and hear about the amazing animals in the Perkins Library community at our virtual pet show!
To register for any of these amazing animal events, click here.
Once you've signed up, you can keep track of reading times, activities, and challenges by visiting the summer reading tracking webpage, by emailing SummerReading@Perkins.org, or by calling (617) 972-7242.