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June Teen Virtual Events & Resources

June Teen Virtual Events


High school and middle school students, join us this summer for Teen Virtual Book Club, challenges and other fun events relating to the books we read. Each month of the summer, we will pick a book and offer a variety of activities and resources for you to enjoy.


June’s book is Hatchet by Gary Paulsen


Teen Virtual Book Club

Thursday, June 11, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Join us virtually for Teen book club! We will take the time to check in, hang out, and discuss Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Copies of the book will be available at the Library through curbside pick up..We also have digital copies available through our Overdrive and Libby App.

Register online




Survival Fort Photo Challenge

Build a wilderness survival fort — outside or inside, depending on where you live, and share it with us! You can email your photo to us at connect@ecrlib.org, and we will share it on our Facebook page. Please submit entries by June 18th.

Examples of survival forts



Knot Tying Program

Thursday, June 18, 3:30-4:30

Location: Zoom

Knot tying is an essential skill for surviving in the wilderness.  Grab some rope and join Branch Librarian Steve as he teaches a variety of ways to tie knots.

Register online



Hatchet Trivia

Thursday, June 25, 3:30-4:30

Location: Zoom

Are you a Hatchet expert?  Test your knowledge with trivia!  We will be using the Kahoot platform, which you can access via https://kahoot.com/ or by downloading the app to smartphone or tablet.

Register online


Did you love Hatchet?  Check out these titles:

1)     Pocket Guide to the Outdoors by Jean Craighead George

2)     Making Shelter in the Wild by Dave Mack

3)     I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis — Complete list of titles

4)     My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

5)    The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

6)    The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

7)    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

8)    Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

9) The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

10) The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Place holds on these books


Explore More!

Survival Skills:

Survival Shelters: 15 Best Designs and How to Build Them (Outdoor Life)

Berry Identification (Minnesota Conservation Volunteer)

If You Get Lost in the Woods (United States Forest Service)

Dealing with difficult weather: Lightning (United States Forest Service)

Hiking safety

Trail Etiquette



United States Forest Service Maps

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Animals in the Wild:

Bears and Camping (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

Bears and Safety (United States Forest Service)

Bears and Safety (National Park Service)

20 Reasons to Appreciate Bats (National Park Service)

Moose (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

Moose (National Park Service, Voyagers National Park)



United States Forest Service Kids Activities

National Parks Kids Resources

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