Frankenreads is a project of the Keats-Shelley Association of America, funded by a Chairman’s grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818) by encouraging people around the world to organize or participate in events celebrating the novel.
Along with the system-wide activities taking place throughout the library branches, each branch will offer special activities during October that will have a nod toward Frankenstein or directly honor the anniversary of the classic. The Willard Library is offering activities for both children and adults.
- Puzzles for preschoolers – Teens: complete the puzzles correctly for a FrankenCandy prize. One puzzle/One prize each week. Ask at the circulation desk for each puzzle each week.
- Scavenger Hunt for kids of all ages (10 – 14 year-olds may have the most fun with it) : Solve the puzzles and track down the clues to build your own Frankenstein’s Monster. By yourself or with a friend, find all the pieces to earn a treat, and enter your name for a chance to win a prize. School is out on Monday, October 15 – so come and play any time from 10am to 4pm.
- Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus – Book Discussion: discuss the book with Geri Roberts on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Books are available for loan from each of the branch libraries.