Family Programs

Family Programs

Bring the whole family in to enjoy programs at the library!

The 1000 Hours Outside Challenge!

The 1000 Hours Outside Challenge was started by Ginny Yurich with the intention of encouraging kids to match their screen time with outside time. Its purpose is to help kids connect more with the outdoors and nature as easily as they connect with their buddies on Roblox!

The library is incorporating this challenge into the Summer Reading Challenge. When you use Beanstack and start to do your challenges to earn badges you will find that some of the challenges are outdoor activities. If you choose to do the 1000 Hours Outside Challenge with your family you can log the Summer Reading outdoor Challenges on your 1000 Hours Tracker sheet.

The 1000 Days Outside Challenge was made to last a year. But, we are running it from June – October 2024. If you decide to try it do not worry if you dont reach the 1000 hours by October. That is the library deadline not yours. We are planning a celebration in October to motivate everyone to continue going outside for 1000 hours. The library will have a drawing for prizes that are outdoor themed. The biggest and most important thing is that children and families change their lives by spending time together outside.

follow these QR codes to find more information about this challenge and to find free tally sheets for you to use.