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June 2020 - Posts
Create & DIY for adults

Mason Jar Luminaries
with Sara

Create a magical luminary to light up the summer nights! 

- A mason jar (glass with smooth sides)
- Decorative filler gem stones
- A hot glue gun (with extra glue sticks)
- A battery-operated candle

This craft was inspired by Easy Mason Jar Luminaries from Dream a Little Bigger! Thank you to Allison for letting us share this craft with you today!

Visit for more fun projects!

Show us your luminary in the comments!
Posted by  On Jun 10, 2020 at 9:10 AM
Learn It!

Travel Tuesday - Hong Kong & Macau
with Tyler

Take a trip around the world with our resident globetrotter Tyler! This time, visit Hong Kong and Macau. Tyler shares the history of the city and what it is like in modern-day while sharing photos from his trip.

Have questions about these destinations? Or want to share your own travel adventure? Tell us in the comments!


Posted by  On Jun 09, 2020 at 11:44 AM
with Tessy

Making Magic: Crafts for Kids

It's Making Magic Monday! Join us each Monday during the Summer of Imagination for a new kids' craft!

Can your stegosaurus run? Can it roar? Maybe not, but with Canon Creative Park we can make it roll!

Stegosaurus template and instructions available via Canon Creative Park at
Visit and search "Elastic-powered Stegosaurus" to download the template and explore other fun crafts from Canon.
Posted by  On Jun 08, 2020 at 3:49 PM
Read It!

Family Book Club
with Tess

"The Turnaway Girls" by Haley Chewins
Chapters 1-10

The Turnaway Girls
Wow! I am already really enjoying this book. I hope you are, too. I can't wait to see what will happen next!
- The writing style is a little different than our other Family Book Club picks. The descriptions are very interesting. I like it because it helps me imagine what's happening better. For example, "I struggle against a wall of wind." That sounds way better than "the wind was strong", doesn't it? What do you think?
- Why does Mother Nine take all the babies' voices away? Why does she hurt Delphernia?
- Can you imagine living inside for your entire life? What would it be like to come outside for the first time in 12 years? 
- What do you think Bly, Delphernia, and Linna Lundd have in common?
- What do you think of this story so far? What do you think will happen next?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Next week we'll discuss chapters 11 - 21.
Posted by  On Jun 08, 2020 at 10:28 AM 1 Comment
Read It!

**Video may contain spoilers**
Join APL staff each week for a discussion of some of their current reads! Each week they will discuss a book from a different genre. Join the discussion live on at each Friday at 1 p.m. (MST) and leave your thoughts in the comments below! 

The next discussion will be at 1 p.m. on June 12, 2020 on our Facebook page and will feature "The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest" by Melanie Dickerson (available instantly on

Other upcoming titles, all available instantly from hoopla digital, include:
- June 19, "Fire Logic" by Laurie J. Marks
- June 26, "Get a Life, Chloe Brown" (Part 1 of The Brown Sisters Series) by Talia Hibbert
- July 3, "Reclaiming Home" by Lesego Malepe
- July 10, "Desperadoes" by Ron Hansen

Posted by  On Jun 07, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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