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Summer Reading Starts June 4

Libraries RockSummer Reading starts next week at the Adams County Public Library. From June 4 through July 28, readers of all ages can sign up, read books, and earn prizes. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock,” and the library will host summer festivals, music events, magic shows, technology activities, arts and crafts projects, and more. Stop by your library starting June 4 to sign up to participate, or register online with your library card, and keep track of participation for all the readers in your family.

  • Kids, ages 0-9: read or listen to 30 books or 300 pages
  • Teens, ages 10-17: read or listen to 40 books or 600 pages
  • Adults, ages 18+: read or listen to at least 4 books

Reach your reading goal by July 27 to enter your name into the Grand Prize drawing. Receive prizes when you sign up, and when you complete the program, including gift certificates to local business. This year’s grand prizes include tickets to Kings Island, Cincinnati Reds ball games, the Cincinnati Zoo, Newport Aquarium, bicycles, musical instruments, a movie night gift basket, Kindle, MP3 player, and more. Everyone who completes their Summer Reading goal can also select a book from a selection of new fiction and nonfiction titles available at your library.

The first Summer Reading activities at the library start Monday. Browse a list of upcoming events at each library, or browse by age group. On June 4, families are invited to a Magic Show with Matthew Taylor at the Peebles Library at 11:00 a.m., and the North Adams Library at 2:00 p.m. Join Deborah for a Gadget Extravaganza at the Manchester Library at 12:30 p.m. to explore Snap Circuits and play games with Makey Makey.

Free Summer Lunch service for ages 18 and under returns at the Adams County Public Library during June and July, sponsored by the USDA’s Summer Nutrition program and ABCAP. Monday through Friday, kids and teens can stop by the library for a free lunch at 12:00 p.m. There are no eligibility requirements; everyone is welcome.

Did you know the library offers a mobile app to help you keep track of what you’ve read? Download the Beanstack Tracker app from the Google Play store or iOS App store, and sign up with your library card and email for a free account. Log your reading, and easily keep track for all the members of your family. Parents can use a simple invite link to add other family members to help track reading for kids. Share reviews of your favorites with other library readers. Earn badges as you complete Summer Reading goals and activities, and come to the library desk to redeem your prize and enter the Grand Prize drawing.

In addition to meeting reading goals, Summer Readers can earn more prizes by completing an optional activity grid, and participating in the popular “SRP Selfie Challenge.” Take a selfie of yourself at one of the Adams County spots listed on the SRP Selfie Challenge worksheet. Collect enough selfies to complete the challenge to earn prizes.

The Adams County Public Library would like to thank the many sponsors who donated to support Summer Reading at the library, including Ohio Renaissance Festival, Ohio State Fair, McDonald’s, The Greene Beanery, United Dairy Farmers, Ohio Parks Service, Cincinnati Reds, Giovanni’s Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Hometown Pizza, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Ohio Means Jobs, the State Library of Ohio, 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.