Welcome to the Kind, Connected Summer experience! The activities gameboard can be downloaded below or collected safely from the outdoor display at any of our 10 community libraries. You’ll notice that this year’s summer learning program looks different from years past:
All ages are welcome to participate.
No registration required, no start or finish point – play as much or little as you want.
One gameboard for all ages. Alternative activities are available on the back of the gameboard if any of the main activities do not work for you or your family.
While this year’s gameboard is not focused exclusively on logging reading time, any activity can be replaced by reading or listening to a book.
Everything on the gameboard can be done without visiting the library and keeping in line with the current public health orders.
If you don't have access to a printer, use the files marked "Digital" below to keep track of your completed activities.
Explore what kindness means to you by creating your own Kindness Journal! You can download journals here or pick-up from the outdoor display at any of our 10 community libraries. We encourage you to create a Kindness Journal in any format that speaks to you: drawing, mixed media, sculpture, video, song, etc. You can then upload your journal to our BiblioBoard portal where it has the opportunity to be cataloged and available for all library members to enjoy. If you need guidance in scanning your journal with your phone look at the "Photographing Your Journal" box on this page.
Journals can be found in our BiblioBoard Anthology.
For entry in the weekly prize drawing share one story/video/photo/drawing inspired by an activity from the gameboard. Drawings will be held every Friday from June 19th – August 21st. Winners will be notified on Friday and will have two weeks to collect their prize.
Share each week online or submit through mail (Alameda County Library, Attn: Kind, Connected Summer, 2450 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538). Entries must be submitted by Thursday at midnight before the Friday drawing. Any entries submitted after that time will roll over to the next week's drawing.
Prizes value around $100 each and are purchased from local Alameda County small businesses.