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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!

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, 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 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, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Ohio Means Jobs, United Dairy Farmers, Ohio Parks Service, Cincinnati Reds, Kings Island, 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.

Jul
19
Thu
Tosh and Her Ukulele @ West Union Library
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tosh and Her Ukulele @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Kids are invited to come to the West Union Library to sing along with Tosh as she performs some classic kids’ songs.

Rhythmic Drawings @ North Adams Public Library
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rhythmic Drawings @ North Adams Public Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Friends and families are invited to join Donelle to learn about rhythmic lines. Donelle will teach participants how to establish a rhythm in art and will show the significance of mood, emotion, and movement via patterns, strokes, and lines. Door prizes will be awarded during this program.

Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 4 – 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 ABCAP. 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.

Candy Science @ West Union Library
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Candy Science @ 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 July 19, enjoy science experiments with pop rocks, soda, & other candies.

Despicable Me 3 @ Manchester Library
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Despicable Me 3 @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Savor some delicious popcorn as you watch Despicable Me 3 at the Manchester Library.

Auto Maintenance @ West Union Library
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Auto Maintenance @ 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 July 19, learn basic auto maintenance skills like tire pressure, oil levels, & your car battery charge.

Jul
20
Fri
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 4 – 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 ABCAP. 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.

Jul
21
Sat
Charcoal, Chocolate, and Cha-Cha @ West Union Library
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Charcoal, Chocolate, and Cha-Cha @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Join Donelle to create a beautiful charcoal drawing. To get you in the drawing mood, you may enjoy a variety of chocolates as you listen to upbeat music playing in the background. Limit to 10 participants. Please register for this event.

Jul
23
Mon
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 4 – 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 ABCAP. 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.

Tech Fun @ Manchester Library
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Tech Fun @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Kids and teens are invited to build their own robotic creations with Cubelets at the Manchester Library.

Rain Sticks @ Peebles Library
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rain Sticks @ 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 July 23, design & make your own rain sticks out of DIY material.

Jul
24
Tue
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 4 – 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 ABCAP. 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.

DIY Harmonicas @ Peebles Library
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
DIY Harmonicas @ 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 July 24, use rubber bands & popsicle sticks to make harmonicas.

Out with a Bang! @ Manchester Library
Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Out with a Bang! @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Join us for ice cream sundaes to celebrate the end of an awesome program.

Jul
25
Wed
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 4 – 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 ABCAP. 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.

Jul
26
Thu
Epaulette Sharks @ North Adams Public Library
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Epaulette Sharks @ North Adams Public Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

The North Adams Library is getting wild this summer! The Wave Foundation, provided by the Newport Aquarium, is going to bring an Epaulette Shark to the Adams County Libraries. Get up close to these amazing creatures as you discover the importance of conservancy. Also, you will learn some fun facts and misconceptions of sharks. You can see several animal artifacts, too. Door prizes will be awarded during this program.

Puppet Concert @ West Union Library
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Puppet Concert @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Families can enjoy a puppet concert featuring Diggity Dog and the Summer Reading All-Stars, at the West Union Library, this summer. Come for a fun morning of songs and jokes with Diggity Dog and his friends.

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 4 – 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 ABCAP. 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.

Ice Cream Party @ West Union Library
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ice Cream Party @ 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 July 26, have fun & enjoy an ice cream party with Tosh and the staff of the West Union Library.

Shark Cart @ Peebles Library
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Shark Cart @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

All ages welcome to the Peebles Library on July 26, where the Newport Aquarium will be putting on their WAVE program with the shark cark. A live shark will be at 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!