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Winter Reading Challenge

Monday, March 08, 2021
Sparta Public Library

Register for our Winter Reading program on Beanstack

Get cozy and warm up with a good book as you take on our Winter Reading Challenge. From January 8 – March 8 read and complete library themed activities to unlock badges. Each badge you unlock is an automatic entry into our raffle. We'll have one raffle for each age group: PreK-5th Grade, 6th-12th Grade, and Adult. Un
lock as many badges as you can before March 8 and happy reading! 

Click here to register for this program on Beanstack: https://spartalibrarynj.beanstack.com


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Tuesday Title Talk on Zoom

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sparta Public Library
Our Winter Reading Challenge is underway! Join us for our monthly Tuesday Title Talk on Zoom to share and receive book recommendations from your friends and neighbors in the Sparta community. Sign up and you'll have an opportunity to tell us in two minutes or less all about a book you'd recommend and why we should read it! Bring a pen and paper to jot down the recommended books discussed in our session that you'd like to read next. 

Don't forget that sharing and receiving a book recommendation are two categories in the Winter Reading Challenge! Click here for more information about our Winter Reading Challenge and to register for the challenge on Beanstack: https://spartalibrarynj.beanstack.com

Note: When registering, please be sure to include a valid email address so we can send you the Zoom link before our meeting. 
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Three @ Three on Facebook

3:00 PM - 3:01 PM
Sparta Public Library
Our Winter Reading Challenge is underway! Head over to the Sparta Library Facebook page at 3pm every Thursday until Thursday, March 4th to view our weekly prompt for book recommendations. Each week we'll post a prompt focusing on a different genre and you'll have an opportunity to comment on the post with your top three recommendations for that genre. Check back weekly for new recommendations from your friends and neighbors in the Sparta community. 

*Be sure to turn on post notifications for Sparta Library. Search Sparta Library, like the page, click the 3 horizontal dots, manage follow settings, click posts, and chose standard. Now you won't miss any posts.

Don't forget that sharing and receiving book recommendations are two categories in the Winter Reading Challenge! Click here for more information about our Winter Reading Challenge and to register for the challenge on Beanstack: https://spartalibrarynj.beanstack.com
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March Craft: CD Rainbow Fish

11:00 AM - 11:01 AM
Sparta Public Library
For this week's March craft with Miss Meaghan, we'll use a CD to make a fish! Sign up, pick up your craft ahead of time, and receive a prerecorded video demonstrating how to assemble the craft led by Miss Meaghan. Convenient crafting available whenever you are!

How it works
Step 1: Register

Step 2: Pick up your craft kit from Tuesday (after 12pm)-Sunday of the activity week. Kits can be picked up in the library or curbside.

Step 3: We'll email you a link to the prerecorded video on the Friday of the activity week.

Craft: CD Rainbow Fish
3/2-3/7 - Pick up your craft kit
3/5 - Instructional video sent to you via email

You will need to provide: glue or tape and markers/crayons/colored pencils for this activity. Adult supervision recommended as assistance may be needed. 

NOTE: Please register only one member of your household and let us know the total number of craft kits you need. The prerecorded video is a private YouTube video sent directly from our YouTube channel. The link needs to be sent to and opened from an email address that is connected to a YouTube account. 
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Make It Saturday: Lucky Rainbow Twirler

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Sparta Public Library
Make your own Lucky Rainbow Twirler with Miss Gina! Sign up, then pick up your craft kit ahead of time and join Miss Gina live on Zoom to craft together OR receive a prerecorded video demonstrating how to assemble the craft and make it at a time that's best for you. When registering, please indicate if you will attend the live Zoom session or would prefer to receive the recording.

How it works:
    Step 1: Register
    Step 2: Pick up your craft kit between Tuesday, March 2 (after 11 am) thru Monday, March 8th. Kits can be picked up in the library or curbside.
    Step 3: On Friday, March 5th we will email you a link to join the live Zoom session if you opted into the live program when registering.
    Step 4: On Saturday, March 6th, click the Zoom link at 11am to join the live program and make a Lucky Rainbow Twirler of your own. The prerecorded instructional video will be sent following the live session.

You will need to provide colored markers, scissors, and  glue or tape for this activity. Adult assistance may be needed for this activity.

NOTE: Please register only one member of your household and let us know the total number of craft kits you'll need. The prerecorded video is a private YouTube video sent directly from our YouTube channel. The link needs to be sent to and opened from an email address that is connected to a YouTube account.
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March Craft: Blue Whale

11:00 AM - 11:01 AM
Sparta Public Library
For this week's March craft with Miss Meaghan, we'll make a blue whale! Sign up, pick up your craft ahead of time, and receive a prerecorded video demonstrating how to assemble the craft led by Miss Meaghan. Convenient crafting available whenever you are!

How it works
Step 1: Register

Step 2: Pick up your craft kit from Monday-Sunday of the activity week. Kits can be picked up in the library or curbside.

Step 3: We'll email you a link to the prerecorded video on the Friday of the activity week.

Craft: Blue Whale
3/8-3/14 - Pick up your craft kit
3/12 - Instructional video sent to you via email

You will need to provide: glue or tape and markers/crayons/colored pencils for this activity. Adult supervision recommended as assistance may be needed. 

NOTE: Please register only one member of your household and let us know the total number of craft kits you need. The prerecorded video is a private YouTube video sent directly from our YouTube channel. The link needs to be sent to and opened from an email address that is connected to a YouTube account. 
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Make It Saturday: Brown Bear

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Sparta Public Library
For this week's Make It Saturday, we'll paint a brown bear using a fork! Sign up, pick up your craft kit ahead of time, and join Miss Meaghan live on Zoom to craft together OR receive a prerecorded video demonstrating how to assemble the craft and make it at a time that's best for you. When registering, please indicate if you will attend the live Zoom session or would prefer to receive the recording. 

How it works:
  • Step 1: Register
  • Step 2: Pick up your craft kit from Monday, March 8-Sunday, March 14. Kits can be picked up in the library or curbside. 
  • Step 3: On Friday, March 12 we will email you a link to join the live Zoom session if you opted into the live program when registering. 
  • Step 4: On Saturday, March 13, click the Zoom link at 11am to join the live program! The prerecorded instructional video will be sent following the live session. 
You do not need to supply art supplies for this activity, but we recommend dressing for a mess and covering your workspace! Adult assistance may be needed for this activity. 

NOTE: Please register only one member of your household and let us know the total number of craft kits you'll need. The prerecorded video is a private YouTube video sent directly from our YouTube channel. The link needs to be sent to and opened from an email address that is connected to a YouTube account. 
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Tuesday Tales on Zoom: Frog

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Sparta Public Library
Storytime AND a craft on Zoom!

Wear your pajamas, grab your teddy bear, and join Miss Meaghan for a live storytime on Zoom! This month we'll read stories and make a frog.

How it works
Step 1: Register

Step 2: Pick up your craft kit from 3/9-3/16. Kits can be picked up in the library or curbside.

Step 3: On Monday, March 15, we'll email you the link to our Zoom meeting.

Step 4: Click the link in the email on Tuesday night and join Miss Meaghan live on Zoom.

You will need to provide glue or tape for this activity and makers, crayons, or colored pencils. Adult supervision recommended.

NOTE: Please register only one member of your household and let us know the total number of craft kits you need. This is a live program Zoom and does not include a prerecorded video. 
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Library Closed

All Day
Sparta Public Library
The Library will be closed in observance of Easter.
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