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Summer Reading Program

Free Lunch at the Library
for kids age 18 and under
June 4 – 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 4 – July 28, 2018
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How To Participate in Summer Reading:

  1. Sign up at your library, starting June 4. Check out some books, and get started on your reading goal. (Or sign up online, in advance!)
  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 the Grand Prize Drawing. Completed logs must be turned in by July 28.

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 Ohio Renaissance Festival, Ohio State Fair, McDonald’s, The Greene Beanery, United Dairy Farmers, Serpent Mound, Ohio Parks Service, Giovanni’s Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza, 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.

Jun
4
Mon
Magic Show @ Peebles Library
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Magic Show @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Everyone is invited to come see Matthew Taylor perform his magic show at the Peebles Library for our Summer Reading Kick-Off Program.

Gadget Extravaganza @ Manchester Library
Jun 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Gadget Extravaganza @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Kids and teens can have fun playing with some cool gadgets, such as Snap Circuits and a Makey Makey!

Magic Show @ North Adams Public Library
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Magic Show @ North Adams Public Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Give your family and friends the gift of magic! Come to the North Adams Library for our free Summer Reading Kick-Off Program performed by Matthew Taylor.  Door prizes will be given during this program.

Jun
5
Tue
Create Rain Sticks @ North Adams Public Library
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Create Rain Sticks @ North Adams Public Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

This great sensory program will have everyone calm with the sound of trickling waters. During this program, families are invited to create rain sticks to take home. Door prizes will be given away during this event.

Guitar Pick Jewelry @ Peebles Library
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Guitar Pick Jewelry @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Ages 8 and up, join Tosh at the Peebles Library on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. for crafts and projects during Summer Reading.

On June 5, craft your own custom jewelry from guitar picks, and express your personal style.

Special Effects Makeup @ Manchester Library
Jun 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Special Effects Makeup @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Teens, come to the Manchester Library to learn some cool make-up techniques with Deborah and Michael. Discover how to create optical illusions on your face, make fake blood and bruises, and temporarily erase your eyebrows.

Jun
6
Wed
Rock Art @ Peebles Library
Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rock Art @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

All ages welcome to the Peebles Library on June 6, for expressing your artistic vision with rock art, paint any design you could imagine on the rocks the library will provide.

Jun
7
Thu
Rock Star Day @ West Union Library
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Rock Star Day @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Kids of all ages are invited to discover their inner rock star at the West Union Library! Come to decorate a cardboard air guitar with various art supplies, which are provided by the library.

DIY Watercolor Paintings @ North Adams Public Library
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
DIY Watercolor Paintings @ North Adams Public Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Families are invited to create and take home watercolor paintings. This event is going to be hosted by Donelle at the North Adams Library. Door prizes will be given away during this program.

Guitar Pick Jewelry @ West Union Library
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Guitar Pick Jewelry @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Ages 8 and up, join Tosh at the West Union Library on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. for crafts and projects during Summer Reading.

On June 7, craft your own custom jewelry from guitar picks, and express your personal style.

Sewing Basics @ West Union Library
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sewing Basics @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Ages 13 to 18, join Tosh at the West Union Library on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. for teen life hacks during Summer Reading.

On June 7, learn the basic skills of how you would sew & repair items.

Learn How Music Is Recorded @ Peebles Library
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn How Music Is Recorded @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

All ages welcome to the Peebles Library on June 7, to join Larry Burton to see how music is recorded & listen to him sing & play music from the 1960s, 1970s, & 1980s.

Jun
11
Mon
Let’s Make Some Noise! @ Manchester Library
Jun 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Let's Make Some Noise! @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Kids, ages 0-9, are invited to learn about the science behind sound through some fun activities.

DIY Harmonicas @ Peebles Library
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
DIY Harmonicas @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Ages 8 and under, join Sherry at the Peebles Library on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. for Summer Reading Activities.

On June 11, use rubber bands & popsicle sticks to make harmonicas.

Jun
12
Tue
Marshmallows and Music @ North Adams Public Library
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marshmallows and Music @ North Adams Public Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Families and friends are invited to listen to music and create marshmallow masterpieces at the North Adams Library. Door prizes will be awarded during this program.

Music Perler Beads @ Peebles Library
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Music Perler Beads @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Ages 8 and up, join Tosh at the Peebles Library on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. for Summer Reading Activities.

On June 12, create custom Perler bead crafts with a musical theme.

Snap Circuits & Board Petting Zoo @ Peebles Library
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Snap Circuits & Board Petting Zoo @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Ages 8 and up, join Tosh at the Peebles Library on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. for Summer Reading Activities.

On June 12, experiment with new technology using snap circuits to learn about the flow of electricity.

Jun
13
Wed
Learn About Fossils @ Peebles Library
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn About Fossils @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

All ages welcome to the Peebles Library on June 13, to hear Thomas Johnson from House of Phacops speak about fossils & other rocks.

Jun
14
Thu
STOMP! The Library @ West Union Library
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
STOMP! The Library @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Create a bang at the West Union Library. Come to create drums out of cans, boxes, and bins then play them with your friends at the library.

Watercolor Mania @ North Adams Public Library
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Watercolor Mania @ North Adams Public Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

This watercolor frenzy will be a hit to the senses. First, families will get to experience sound science by creating and listening to watercolor xylophones created from mason jars and food coloring. Then, everyone will get to go outside to participate in a water balloon fight! Door prizes will be awarded during this program.


Congratulations, 2017 Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners!

2017 Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners

Grand prize drawing winners include Kylie Arnold, Dominik Smith, and Patty Pollitt (not pictured) (runner up Kandi Hughes pictured) (Manchester), Avery Lanham, Katelynn Boerger, and Annette Glasgow (North Adams), Gemma Wilson, Jessica Henderson, and Keturah Henderson (Peebles), and Taylor Evans, Lily Randolph, and Tabitha Storer (West Union). Many other summer readers received gift certificates to local restaurants, donated by community businesses in support of Summer Reading. Thank you to all our sponsors for their support!