Join us for this family-fun reading and outdoor adventure! Your “family” could be any combination of adult or adults and child or children. Decorah schools librarian Shannon Horton will get you reading, thinking, creating, and even up and moving – indoors and out! A kit delivered right to your home contains supplies for book-reading, a fun craft, a snack, and a scavenger-hunt-type adventure.
For August, we’re going to follow Norwegian author Maria Parr through her fun and moving book, Adventures with Waffles! This book is geared toward readers in grades two to five, but the adventure is appropriate for kids as young as five years old, as long as there’s an adult around to help read the story and make the fun.
In the spirit of the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv, the scavenger-hunt-type activity will get you up and moving in the great outdoors.
Don't hesitate to contact Lea Lovelace, Folk Art Education Director, with any questions you may have about the Family Book Adventure (email@example.com).
Supplies: The $20-per-family price covers the cost of a special adventure kit, which includes a copy of the book, fun hands-on craft activity, snack, and directions for downloading and using the Goosechase app (a free app that is downloadable on any iOS or Android device).
Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to. Kits are mailed out as registration and payment are completed. August Adventure results will be shared on social media on Saturday, September 12.
Enrollment Deadline: August 20, 2020
Shannon Horton has been a teacher librarian for 20 years, and holds a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin. She believes that reading helps us be more empathetic, self-aware, and connected to the world. She is also passionate about helping people develop the skills to evaluate our complex media landscape.