Stay home scavenger hunts keep Selwyn Township children active during the pandemic

Peterborough Examiner logoLibrary’s Harry Potter-themed virtual trivia night brings people together with Kahoot!

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does the effort of staff at Selwyn Public Library to move programs online for families and children.

They’ve also established a Harry Potter Family Trivia Night event that now runs once a month.

“We had so many adults wanting to take part without children, that we had to create a separate Adult Potter Online Trivia event,” Charlton said.

Seniors in the township reached out to their children to ask them to participate with them, Charlton said.

“We had 23 adult-family teams. Some people were calling in with relatives in different provinces or in different parts of Ontario to participate with their children who are now older,” she said.

During the event, online programs Zoom and Kahoot! are used. Trivia questions are displayed on the screen over Zoom.

“And then on a second device they go on Kahoot! and they can answer the question,” Charlton said.

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