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Summer Reading Program

Free Lunch at the Library
for kids age 18 and under
June 5 – July 27
Monday – Friday @ 12:00 p.m.
No enrollment needed.
Just stop by the library!

Summer Lunch Menu
USDA Summer Food Service

Sign Up, Read Books, Earn Prizes!
June 1 – July 31, 2017
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How To Participate in Summer Reading:

  1. Sign up at your library, starting June 1. Check out some books, and get started on your reading goal. (Or sign up online, any time!)
  2. Keep track of the books you read in your Reading Log. Audio books and eBooks count, too! (You can log your reading online!)
  3. When you reach your reading goal, turn in your completed Reading Log to receive a prize! Your name will also be entered in a Grand Prize Drawing. Completed logs must be turned in by July 31.

Summer Reading Goals:

  • Ages 0 – 9: Read 30 books or 400 pages
  • Ages 10 – 17: Read 3 books or 600 pages
  • Ages 18 and up: Read 4 books or more

Summer Reading Events:

See a list of all Summer Reading Events below.

Or view events by library:
Manchester, North Adams, Peebles, West Union

View events by age group:
Kids, teens, or adults.

The Adams County Public Library would like to thank the local sponsors who donated to support the Summer Reading Program, including Frisch’s Big Boy, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, The Greene Beanery, United Dairy Farmers, Serpent Mound, Ohio Parks Service, Giovanni’s Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza, B.K. Scoops, Moyer Winery, Wayside Inn, the Friends of the Manchester Library, the Friends of the North Adams Library, the Friends of the West Union Library, and the Peebles Magazine Club.

Jul
24
Mon
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 5 – July 27, all kids age 18 and under can eat lunch for free at the library, Monday through Friday from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch @ the Library is a service of the USDA’s Summer Food Service program, in partnership with Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. To participate, any child age 18 and under can stop by the library between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to eat lunch. No eligibility requirements other than age apply.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Instrument Petting Zoo @ Manchester Library
Jul 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Instrument Petting Zoo @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

The School of Note is coming to the Manchester Library. Come experience a variety of instruments, ranging from the keyboard, guitar, mandolin, and many others!

Sundaes on Monday @ Peebles Library
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sundaes on Monday @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

The end of the Summer Reading Program is near. Celebrate another great program by coming to the Peebles Library to eat ice cream sundaes!

Jul
25
Tue
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 5 – July 27, all kids age 18 and under can eat lunch for free at the library, Monday through Friday from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch @ the Library is a service of the USDA’s Summer Food Service program, in partnership with Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. To participate, any child age 18 and under can stop by the library between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to eat lunch. No eligibility requirements other than age apply.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Carnival @ North Adams Library
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Carnival @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Enjoy the end to a perfect Summer Reading Program by coming to the North Adams Library Carnival. Enjoy games, food, and prizes!

Pizza Party @ Manchester Library
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Pizza Party @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Teens are invited to join Ms. Deborah at the Manchester Library for a pizza party to celebrate the end of an awesome Summer Reading Program.

Jul
26
Wed
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 5 – July 27, all kids age 18 and under can eat lunch for free at the library, Monday through Friday from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch @ the Library is a service of the USDA’s Summer Food Service program, in partnership with Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. To participate, any child age 18 and under can stop by the library between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to eat lunch. No eligibility requirements other than age apply.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Jul
27
Thu
Summer Reading @ West Union Library
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Summer Reading @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Join Tara for Summer Reading activities for kids of all ages at the West Union Library each Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

June 1 – Mustache Mania!
June 8 – Follow the Quilt Barn Trail
June 15 – Our Wild Community: Squirrel Feeders
June 22 – Luncheon Construction
June 29 – Calling All Penguins!
July 6 – Cardboard Car Show
July 13 – Portable Fairy Gardens
July 20 – DIY Sun Visors
July 27 – Community Helpers Party

Ask about our Selfie Challenge for all ages! Take a selfie at a community site, and collect selfies to earn prizes at the library! #SRPselfie

Special Programs (All Ages)
June 27 (Tue.) 1 – 2 p.m. Meet a Real, Live African Penguin from the Newport Aquarium!
The first 125 people in attendance will get to pet the penguin!
July 8 (Sat.) 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Classic Car Show
Enter your own vehicle or just stop and take a look!
Mondays: June 5 & 19 and July 17 & 24 @ 5:30 pm
Craft projects and DIY activities for adults!

Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 5 – July 27, all kids age 18 and under can eat lunch for free at the library, Monday through Friday from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Summer Lunch @ the Library is a service of the USDA’s Summer Food Service program, in partnership with Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. To participate, any child age 18 and under can stop by the library between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to eat lunch. No eligibility requirements other than age apply.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Jul
31
Mon
Pizza Party @ West Union Library
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pizza Party @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Tweens and teens will relish the end of the Summer Reading Program. Natosha invites the the one’s, who participated in the Summer Reading Program of 2017 to attend the pizza party.

Grand Finale @ Manchester Library
Jul 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Grand Finale @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Go out with a bang at the Manchester Library. Create bottle rockets and eat ice cream to celebrate the end of an awesome Summer Reading Program.

Aug
1
Tue
Finale Cookout @ Peebles Library
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Finale Cookout @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Celebrate the end of an awesome Summer Reading Program by coming to the Peebles Library for a cookout. Grand prize winners will be announced for all age groups.