The library building may be closed, but we still have many resources and activities for our patrons. This page will change weekly and provide links to our videos, ebooks, online book group meetings, storytime and more! We will showcase new material every week.
Did you know that our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone (253.841.5454) reference services are still available? Staff members are available Monday-Friday 10 am - 5pm to answer your questions.
Many people have asked if they are able to drop off books while we are closed. The answer, unfortunately, is no. Please hold on to any materials you have until we reopen. There will be no fines or fees on any items returned to the library in good condition. We do not know when the library will reopen. Stay safe and join us online when you can!
June 8-14, 2020
Need a moment of peace to start your week out right? Every Monday we will post a video made by Julia from Blooming Lotus, a Puyallup yoga studio (www.Facebook.com/BloomingLotus). Julia will guide children through a short meditation. Everyone benefits from practicing mindfulness and meditation, even kids. These videos were made with children ages 5-10 years old in mind but anyone can take part. Visit the link below for this week’s video. Have a great week and namaste! https://youtu.be/fhvUdJRBmDA
Our virtual book club has completed our discussion of Frankenstein. We are now reading the historical novel "Little" by Edward Carey.
To attend, please register via Zoom:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
D.A.S.H. - Digital Adventure Scavenger Hunt
Here is your next D.A.S.H. challenge. Today’s mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go on a home safari with the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium! Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA) is the only combined zoo and aquarium in the Pacific Northwest. The 29-acre zoological park was established in 1905, and attracts about 700,000 visitors a year.
To start your mission, you will begin by visiting the Zoo’s web site, where you can visit many animals via webcams and recorded videos. Which animal is your favorite?
This week, our selection is a video of Miss Bonnie reading It Looked Like Spilt Milk
Did this story make you want to go outside and look at the clouds? Can you find some interesting shapes? Afterward, here are several crafts to go with It Looked Like Spilt Milk. I like the one with paint blots, but you can choose your favorite!
This year’s Summer Reading theme is "Imagine Your Story". Summer Reading is for everyone and there are prizes! Participants can use the Beanstack app or website to track their progress, learn about activities, write book reviews and earn badges. Create your Beanstack account today and begin imagining your own story. For more information, please visit our Summer Reading page.
June 1-5, 2020
Need a moment of peace to start your week out right? Every Monday we will post a video made by Julia from Blooming Lotus, a Puyallup yoga studio (www.Facebook.com/BloomingLotus). Julia will guide children through a short meditation. Everyone benefits from practicing mindfulness and meditation, even kids. These videos were made with children ages 5-10 years old in mind but anyone can take part. Visit the link below for this week’s video. Have a great week and namaste! https://youtu.be/Y3NfTMQa29s
D.A.S.H - Digital Adventure Scavenger Hunt
Here is D.A.S.H. challenge #4. Today’s mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read the first chapter of an ebook! Visit the Overdrive page to search for an ebook to read. If you’d prefer to try the challenge using a smartphone or tablet, you can also download the Libby or Overdrive apps, which will take you to the same materials. Note that once you select your home library as Puyallup, you will be connected with the Washington Anytime Library, which is a group of small libraries, including Puyallup, in Washington sharing ebook resources. Once you have logged in to Overdrive or Libby using your library card number and PIN, browse the ebooks, make a selection and check out the book. To complete the D.A.S.H challenge you only need to read the first chapter, but we encourage you to finish the book...and many others!
Tip: Many classic books are in the public domain and do not have waiting lists.
Did you enjoy the book you started? Do you want to read the rest of the book? Let us know!
Optional: post what you read on our FB thread or tag us on Instagram (@puyalluplibrary).
.Recommended especially for children aged 8 and over but fun for everyone!
Ms. Carol is here to share one of her favorite storytime songs. Sing along and move with this video for the song Come A Look.
Want to pair this song with a book? Try out Grandma’s Pear Tree by Suzanne Santillan and illustrated by Atilio Pernisco, available as an ebook from Tumblebooks with your library card.
Chance to Win the New Suzanne Collins Book!
If you are a fan of the Hunger Games, look no further! To celebrate the release of “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”, the prequel to The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, click this link to play this fun Hunger Games-themed virtual escape room, suitable for ages 10+. Play by yourself or with a group! If you’re feeling lucky, send an email to email@example.com with your name, age, and email address or phone number by Thursday, June 18th for your chance to win your very own free copy of the new book.
Please join us on Friday, June 5th at 10 am as we complete our discussion of the classic sci-fi novel, Frankenstein. If you’d like to wait until we begin the next book, we will begin discussing the novel Little by Edward Carey on June 12th. Little recounts the rise of Madame Tussaud, an orphan propelled to fame during the French revolution. To join us on the 5th, please use this link to register for the Zoom meeting. Once you register, the meeting link will be automatically emailed to you.