While PSD LINC libraries are closed due to COVID-19, the Poudre River Public Library District’s popular Summer Reading Challenge continues this summer in a fully digital format.
Participants can signup for the free, all ages program anytime this summer through August 16. Online registration options for individuals, families, and small groups are available in English and Spanish at the Poudre River Public Library website.
This year’s program, A Summer to Imagine, includes reading prizes, virtual programs, weeklychallenges, and other new-to-you activities like the weekly recorded Phone-a-Story and Reading Makes Cents community fundraiser.
Through "Phone-a-Story," kids can enjoy a new story every week by calling the library at 970-829-1301. Listeners will hear a children’s story pre-recorded by library storytellers. A new story will be available in English and Spanish every Sunday.
“Reading Makes Cents” is a new reading fundraiser, sponsored by the Poudre River Friends of the Library, that combines the love of reading with helping the community.The Friends of the Library have pledged to donate $3,000 to the Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund, administered by United Way Larimer County, if participants in the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge surpass 200,000 hours of reading.
Learn more about these reading programs on the Poudre River Public Library website.
Continue learning while having fun at home! Explore science, math, engineering and more on the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Learn at Home web page.
Visit the zoo, meet the animals and learn fun facts by taking a virtual safari. Denver zoo videos featured on YouTube.
Other family fun online resources
- The Musée du Louvre, Paris, France - Free virtual tours includes popular exhibits – including Egyptian Antiquities, Remains of the Louvre's Moat and the works of Michelangelo
- The Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, New York - the online collection includes over 1,700 artworks and a searchable database of the permanent collection of approximately 8,000 artworks.
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. - Virtual video tours of current exhibitions including Dega at the Opera, Raphael and His Circle; online learning opportunities and lectures by artists and curators.
The British Museum, London, United Kingdom - Install the Google Arts & Culture app to virtually tour over two million years of human history and culture, including the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. - Online virtual tour of the entire museum includes self-guided, room-by-room tours of permanent exhibits, current and past exhibits and museum support center and research stations.