“Adventure Begins in Your Library” March Theme: Adventures of the Mind

The summer reading program theme for 2024 is “Adventure Begins in Your Library.” Each month we are offering a suggested theme on how to find your own adventures through the year. This month’s theme is “Adventures of the Mind to Challenge and Entertain.” Try putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Too easy? Flip it over and do it without seeing the picture for a bigger challenge, or start without using any edge pieces until the end. Need a story instead? Find a new (or classic) mystery book or movie and see if you can beat the protagonist in figuring out the who, the what, the why, and the where. For a more tangible experience, look up escape rooms in the area and take a team of friends or family to solve the themed puzzles and beat the clock. If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, try setting up a scavenger hunt for friends and family. There are countless ways to build and host one, from a simple trail of clues on paper slips through your home, to a community wide check-off sheet to collect photos and challenge activities. The options are only as limited as your imagination! If you prefer to go solo, or maybe need something less time intensive or bulky, try doing crossword puzzles, word finds, or even learn to do sudoku. It’s all about using your mind in March, and you might just surprise yourself with how fun some of these challenges can be.