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Summer Reading Program : Teen/Tween SRP

This LibGuide has information and resources for the current summer reading program. It has been created for RCLS member library staff.

DIY Stress Kit Ideas

More information about DIY Worry Dolls can be found at

Outdoor Activities

Seed starters using every day items: Combine learning about planting, recycling, and composting. Cornell Cooperative Extension has a guide on what to plant during different seasons. 

GeocachingBe sure to follow the Geocaching Hiding Guidelines

Goose Chase Scavenger Hunt: "Build your game on our website, giving it a name, picture and description to mark it as yours."

Outdoor Movies

For libraries using Swank Movie License

We were able to confirm that the outdoor exception will be available for all of 2021. We recently added the list of movies and form for approval to the website to make it easier to access and review, and are working on adding a link to the library page of the website in the near future. Below are the guidelines and links for the outdoor exception:


  • An outdoor showing exception to the license is added so that libraries can engage patrons in a more socially distant environment!
    • Outdoor Exception for Public Libraries: (This exception has been confirmed for all of 2021)
    • The list of pre-approved movies (Films for Outdoor Exception) that are eligible for outdoor showings on library property, as long as the event is held to a maximum of 50 cars or 100 attendees.
    • This form (Public Library Outdoor Event Form) needs to be completed to receive permission for the outdoor showing exception and the guidelines will be included in that form.
    • Please email the completed form to, we will reply with approval. As long as the guidelines are followed, outdoor showings will be included as part of the license coverage.
    •  If the showing does not meet those requirements, or is off library property, please contact Swank Motion Pictures at 800.876.5577 for the standard outdoor license pricing

For more information, contact Joe Swift: 


Thank you to Sam Sambrato for gathering this information!


Libraries can purchase an Empire Pass to loan to patrons. About the Empire Pass:

The Empire Pass is your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. It provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Learn where the Empire Pass is Accepted.

All Trails: (from the website) Our goal is simple - build the largest collection of hand-curated trail guides, so you can explore the outdoors with confidence.  Mobile App is available.

NYS Parks: A comprehensive list of state parks, national parks, historical sites, monuments, and more.



Carolyn Thorenz, Gardiner Public Library
Online Zine

Jared Fishman:

Historical Miniature Gaming


Cheryl Jones, Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library
Library Mural:


Mary Phillips, New City Library
Cardboard Castle and Gardening


NYS Performers and Programs Database


Workshop Performers:

10:30 - 10:45

Teen & Adult  Zoom Ghost Workshop 

 Magician Ron Cain - (315) 488-9125 - 

Fee: $150


11:30 - 11:45

You Can Do a Graphic Novel

Barbara Slate  -  (518) 828-1202  - 

Fees: $300 for a single workshop;  $900 for once a week for 4 weeks


12:30 - 12:45

Teen Tech Programs 

Kathy Ceceri  -  518-587-7801 - 

Fees: $250 for live 90 minute class for teens; $100 for a pre-recorded 20 minute video available for 2 weeks; $1200 for a teen 5 week course 


1:30 - 1:45

Watercolor Workshop for Teens and Tweens 

Pat Foxx  -  845-258-0818  - 

Fee: $101 -$200

Virtual Program Resources