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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.

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.

Problem Solving Skills @ West Union Library
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Problem Solving Skills @ 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 26, learn basic problem solving skills for adulthood and everyday life.

Jul
27
Fri
Epaulette Sharks @ Manchester Library
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Epaulette Sharks @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

The Manchester 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.

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 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.

Epaulette Sharks @ West Union Library
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Epaulette Sharks @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

The West Union 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.

Jul
28
Sat
Picnic Finale @ North Adams Public Library
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Picnic Finale @ North Adams Public Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

End the Summer Reading Program on a good note at the North Adams Library. Families are invited to our Finale Picnic to enjoy hot dogs, chips, and other refreshments. Door prizes will be awarded during this program.

Finale Concert @ Peebles Library
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Finale Concert @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

All ages welcome to the Peebles Library on July 28, enjoy a variety of music performed by Nicholas Slone, Fires of Winter, & HOTROD and the Fastlane. Bring chairs or blankets as this event will be outside weather permitting. The grand prize will be drawn at this event.

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