Cumberland County Public Library

Checkers Library TV presents The Reading Road Trip

Updated 10/22/2021

The Fall Edition of The Reading Road Trip!

Get ready! Because Checkers and Snoozer are returning this fall for an episode each week that will focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering and math). You don’t want to miss it!

This week’s Episode:

  • October 25 – Halloween Special – click on the picture to see the episode on YouTube! Get your witch craft here or at the library.

In this Halloween Special, Checkers and Snoozer are off on a mystery reading road trip! They will be exploring spooky Halloween books along the way and may run into some ghostly guests.


Fall Schedule:

The rest of the schedule will focus on the following topics:

  • September 6 – Dinosaurs – click on the picture to see the episode on YouTube! Get the T-Rex craft here or at the library.

Dinosaurs: Checkers and Snoozer travel to a museum to see a real dinosaur egg. Along the way, they talk about great dinosaur books and discover amazing things about Dinosaurs!


  • September 13 – 3D Printing – click on the picture to see the episode on YouTube! Get your watch craft here or at the library.

3D Printing: Checkers and Snoozer discover the amazing world of 3d printing. They will visit a real graphic design company and learn how to print Checkers a new watch!


  • September 20 – Fruits & Vegetables – click on the picture to see the episode on YouTube! Get your banana craft here or at the library.

Checkers and Snoozer are on a mission to learn where fruits and vegetables come from, why they are important and how we can grow them right in our backyard!


  • September 27 – Science Experiments – click on the picture to see the episode on YouTube! Get your volcano here or at the library.

Science time! Checkers and Snoozer are off to perform a science experiment! They will be reading science books and making crafts along the way!


  • October 4 – Fire Safety Week – click on the picture to see the episode on YouTube! Get your fire truck craft here or at the library.

Checkers and Snoozer are visiting a real fire department! Along the way, they will be learning all about fire safety and reading fire safety books.


  • October 11 – Outer Space – click on the picture to see the episode on YouTube! Get your rocket craft here or at the library.

Snoozer is going on a space mission! Checkers and Snoozer will be reading some of the coolest space books and learning more about astronauts, the moon, and other planets in our solar system!


  • October 18 – Music – click on the picture to see the episode on YouTube! Get your xylophone craft here or at the library.

Checkers and Snoozer explore the extraordinary world of music. They will learn music history and how to play a musical instrument!


Remaining episodes include:

  • November 1 – Disabilities/Illnesses
  • November 8 – Superheroes
  • November 15 – Going to the Doctor
  • November 22 – Thanksgiving
  • November 29 – Exercise
  • December 6 – Winter
  • December 13 – Games & Puzzles
  • December 20 – Holidays
  • December 27 – New Year & Art

2021 Summer Reading Program Episodes of Checkers Library TV’s The Reading Road Trip

Week 1 – Extinct Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

Week 1 – Animals That Aren’t There Anymore

You can also access the dinosaur craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 2 – Desert Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

Week 2 – Desert Animals

You can also access the camel craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 3 – Pets (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the dog craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 4 – Forest Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the owl craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 5 – Farm Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the cow craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 6 – Cold Climate Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the polar bear craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 7 – Tropical Climate Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the gorilla craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 8 – Savanna Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the giraffe craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 9 – Ocean Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the octopus craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 10 – Freshwater Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the turtle craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 11 – Australian Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the kangaroo craft featured in the episode by clicking here.


Week 12 – Australian Animals (The episode’s size is too large to be loaded on this page, so please click here to watch the episode on YouTube.)

You can also access the unicorn craft featured in the episode by clicking here.

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