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Summer Reading Program

Free Lunch at the Library
for kids age 18 and under
June 3 – July 27
Monday – Friday @ 12:00 p.m.
No enrollment needed.
Just stop by the library!

USDA Summer Food Service

Sign Up, Read Books, Earn Prizes!
June 3 – July 27, 2019
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How To Participate in Summer Reading:

  1. Sign up at your library, starting June 3. 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, or in the Beanstack app for iOS or Android!)
  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 27.

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. Sign up for Burbio to follow a calendar of events at the library.

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

View events by age group:
Kids, teens, or adults.
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The Adams County Public Library would like to thank the local sponsors who donated to support the Summer Reading Program, including Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Ohio Renaissance Festival, Ohio State Fair, McDonald’s, United Dairy Farmers, Ohio Parks Service, Cincinnati Reds, Giovanni’s Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza of Seaman, Snappy Tomato Pizza of West Union, 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
16
Tue
Story Time @ North Adams Library
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time @ North Adams Library

Nebula chalk art is here! Create beautiful works of art with Miss Julia. Ages 0-9.

Tween Program @ Peebles Library
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tween Program @ Peebles Library

Learn about planets and make your own planet cookies! Create art with icing and your own imagination. Ages 8-18

Jul
17
Wed
Story Time @ Peebles Library
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Story Time @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Weekly Story Time for young children, parents, and caregivers at the Peebles Library with Raymond happens each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Join us for reading, crafts, and fun with friends at the library. Following the theme A Universe of Stories for the 2019 Summer reading Program this weeks craft is making and decorating your own rocket ship.

Tween Program @ Manchester Library
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tween Program @ Manchester Library

Learn about planets and make your own planet cookies! Create art with icing and your own imagination. Ages 8-18

Family Canvas Painting @ Manchester Library
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Canvas Painting @ Manchester Library

Family canvas painting teaches you how to create beautiful works of art while listening to helpful instructions. Join Ms. Donelle as she teaches a group session that’s perfect for families!

Jul
18
Thu
Family Program @ North Adams Library
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Program @ North Adams Library

Decorate your own interstellar cookies! Create your own unique design and chow down! All ages welcome.

Jul
22
Mon
Tween Program @ West Union Library
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tween Program @ West Union Library

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program by participating in field day! From a water balloon toss to a jump rope competition, you can’t lose! Play, compete, and enjoy! Ages 8-18

Jul
23
Tue
Story Time @ North Adams Library
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time @ North Adams Library

Marshmallows are delicious, but building with them is even better! Create your own marshmallow constellations! Ages 0-9.

Tween Program @ Peebles Library
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tween Program @ Peebles Library

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program by participating in field day! From a water balloon toss to a jump rope competition, you can’t lose! Play, compete, and enjoy! Ages 8-18

Jul
24
Wed
Story Time @ Peebles Library
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Story Time @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Weekly Story Time for young children, parents, and caregivers at the Peebles Library with Raymond happens each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Join us for reading, crafts, and fun with friends at the library. Following the theme A Universe of Stories for the 2019 Summer reading Program this weeks craft is the moon walk craft.

Tween Program @ Manchester Library
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tween Program @ Manchester Library

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program by participating in field day! From a water balloon toss to a jump rope competition, you can’t lose! Play, compete, and enjoy! Ages 8-18

Jul
25
Thu
Comedy Juggler Tony Steinbach @ Peebles Library
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Comedy Juggler Tony Steinbach @ Peebles Library

Tony’s 2019 library show “Unexpected Flying Objects” brings literary and science fun straight to the local library. Families, kids and adults will laugh and clap while learning all about  how gravity affects everything, what happens when things go faster than sound, why moons orbit planets and so much more. This is a show with comedy, juggling and magic all tied into some of the most famous classic space themed books. This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Family Program @ North Adams Library
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Program @ North Adams Library

That’s a wrap! Celebrate the end of the 2019 Summer Reading Program with an Astronomical Party at the North Adams Library. All ages welcome.

Comedy Juggler Tony Steinbach @ West Union Library
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Comedy Juggler Tony Steinbach @ West Union Library

Tony’s 2019 library show “Unexpected Flying Objects” brings literary and science fun straight to the local library. Families, kids and adults will laugh and clap while learning all about  how gravity affects everything, what happens when things go faster than sound, why moons orbit planets and so much more. This is a show with comedy, juggling and magic all tied into some of the most famous classic space themed books. This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Comedy Juggler Tony Steinbach @ Manchester Library
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Comedy Juggler Tony Steinbach @ Manchester Library

Tony’s 2019 library show “Unexpected Flying Objects” brings literary and science fun straight to the local library. Families, kids and adults will laugh and clap while learning all about  how gravity affects everything, what happens when things go faster than sound, why moons orbit planets and so much more. This is a show with comedy, juggling and magic all tied into some of the most famous classic space themed books. This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Comedy Juggler Tony Steinbach @ North Adams Library
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Comedy Juggler Tony Steinbach @ North Adams Library

Tony’s 2019 library show “Unexpected Flying Objects” brings literary and science fun straight to the local library. Families, kids and adults will laugh and clap while learning all about  how gravity affects everything, what happens when things go faster than sound, why moons orbit planets and so much more. This is a show with comedy, juggling and magic all tied into some of the most famous classic space themed books. This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Jul
31
Wed
Story Time @ Peebles Library
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Story Time @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Weekly Story Time for young children, parents, and caregivers at the Peebles Library with Raymond happens each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Join us for reading, crafts, and fun with friends at the library.