At-home activities for kids: What will music do for you this summer?

By Children’s Librarian Eileen Saam

This summer at Oak Park Library we have so much to explore, including music! I invite you to explore music in different ways and see what it brings to your life.

Music may help you relax and unwind. It may bring you joy and excitement or allow you to feel more deeply and fully. Music may help you learn and understand more about the world outside your door and invite you to explore what is within your heart, mind, and imagination. 

What will music do for you this summer?

Access free music on Hoopla with your library card

Hoopla Kids mode offers kids access to tons of different artists, albums, musical styles, and interests including soundtracks from movies and musicals like—Encanto! Take Hoopla with you on your summer road trip and explore what music interests you!

Learn more about Hoopla »

Complete musical activities for summer reading badges

On Beanstack, there are a number of music activities you can complete to earn summer reading badges! Check them out!

Explore activities you can do at home

With some of your favorite librarians

More virtual fun

Check out a Music Discovery Kit

Take home a shape drum kit, guitar pro kit, or ukulele kit!

Register for programs at the library that incorporate music in a variety of ways


About Eileen

Eileen Saam is a children’s digital learning librarian who loves discovering new things, learning from others, and sharing with children the joy and wonder of books. One of her favorite things to do at the library is to help children, families, and teachers find books and digital resources that delight and inspire them.