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Summer Reading Program

Free Lunch at the Library
for kids age 18 and under
June 1 – July 22
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 1 – July 31, 2016

Summer Reading Program is held June 1 through July 31 for all ages at the Adams County Public Library. To participate, stop by your local library starting June 1 to sign up, read books, and earn prizes. Weekly events and activities are offered at each library.

How To Participate in Summer Reading:

  1. Sign up at your library, starting June 1. Check out some books, and get started on your reading goal.
  2. Keep track of the books you read in your Reading Log. Audio books and eBooks count, too!
  3. When you reach your reading goal, turn in your completed Reading Log to receive a prize! Your name will also be entered in a Grand Prize Drawing. Completed logs must be turned in by July 31.
Track your Summer Reading Online
Sign up online with your library card.
Track your own reading, or
add each family member to your account.
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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:

Meet Our StaffSee 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 Frisch’s Big Boy, Taco Bell, Gold Star Chili, McDonald’s, The Greene Beanery, Studio 101, Jules’ Jewels, 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
1
Wed
Passive Programs @ North Adams Library
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm
Passive Programs @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

The North Adams Library is having three passive programs, which will last throughout the Summer Reading Program (June 1-July 30): The Amazing Reading Race, Healthy Mind Word Find, and Exercise Your Mind Bingo. Adults may play these games to win a prize.

Free Lunch @ Library
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Free Lunch @ Library

Kids ages 18 and under can eat lunch for free at any Adams County Public Library, Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m.! Kids can stop by at noon, Monday through Friday from June 1 through July 22 to eat a boxed lunch, prepared and delivered fresh daily. This is a service of the USDA Summer Food Service. Everyone age 18 and under can participate, just by stopping by the library.

Manchester Library – 937-549-3359
North Adams Library – 937-386-2556
Peebles Library – 937-587-2085
West Union Library – 937-544-2591

Ronald McDonald @ Peebles Library
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Ronald McDonald @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Dive into the Summer Reading Program with a visit from Ronald McDonald at the Peebles Library on Wednesday, June 1 at 1:00 p.m.!

Ronald McDonald @ North Adams Library
Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Ronald McDonald @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Dive into the Summer Reading Program with Ronald McDonald on Wednesday, June 1 at 3:30 p.m.!

Jun
2
Thu
Kids Summer Reading @ West Union Library
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kids Summer Reading @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Kids, join Tara each Thursday morning at the West Union Library at 10:30 a.m. for Summer Reading activities. We’ll have fun with food, plant vegetables, try out an obstacle course for kids, make our own orange juice, and much more! Activities are intended for children pre-K through age 9.

Free Lunch @ Library
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Free Lunch @ Library

Kids ages 18 and under can eat lunch for free at any Adams County Public Library, Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m.! Kids can stop by at noon, Monday through Friday from June 1 through July 22 to eat a boxed lunch, prepared and delivered fresh daily. This is a service of the USDA Summer Food Service. Everyone age 18 and under can participate, just by stopping by the library.

Manchester Library – 937-549-3359
North Adams Library – 937-386-2556
Peebles Library – 937-587-2085
West Union Library – 937-544-2591

Movie-Making Workshop @ North Adams Library
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Movie-Making Workshop @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Teens, join us for “This Is Your Life: Movie-Making Workshop” series during the Summer Reading Program, June 2 – 18 at 3:00 p.m. Plan, film, and edit your own 5-15 minute film during this 3-class series, and show off the finished film in our own Film Fest on Saturday, June 18!

Thursday, June 2: Plan and Begin Filming
Thursday, June 9: Learn to Edit Your Film in Windows Movie Maker
Thursday, June 16: Final Editing
Saturday, June 18: Film Festival – Invite your friends to see your finished movie!

Jun
3
Fri
Free Lunch @ Library
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Free Lunch @ Library

Kids ages 18 and under can eat lunch for free at any Adams County Public Library, Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m.! Kids can stop by at noon, Monday through Friday from June 1 through July 22 to eat a boxed lunch, prepared and delivered fresh daily. This is a service of the USDA Summer Food Service. Everyone age 18 and under can participate, just by stopping by the library.

Manchester Library – 937-549-3359
North Adams Library – 937-386-2556
Peebles Library – 937-587-2085
West Union Library – 937-544-2591

Jun
4
Sat
Paranormal Investigators @ West Union Library
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Paranormal Investigators @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Cornerstone Paranormal Investigators will share firsthand accounts of their investigation of paranormal phenomena, ghost hunting, and seeking evidence to explain strange events. This large team of investigators uses equipment, experience, observation and collaboration to seek evidence of paranormal activity. Come hear their experiences, and share your own! Suitable for all ages.

Founded in Jan 2011 by a then 11 year experienced paranormal investigator, our team is comprised of college students, older professionals in the fields of IT, Nursing, Teaching, History, Electrical and Graphic Design. We use the standard equipment that you’d see most paranormal groups working with. We might have a few pieces that are a little more rare, but our primary tool is our minds. We use common sense, critical thinking and applied theoretical ideas to assist us in finding the answers we seek.

Read more at cornerstoneparanormal.com.

Jun
6
Mon
Free Lunch @ Library
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Free Lunch @ Library

Kids ages 18 and under can eat lunch for free at any Adams County Public Library, Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m.! Kids can stop by at noon, Monday through Friday from June 1 through July 22 to eat a boxed lunch, prepared and delivered fresh daily. This is a service of the USDA Summer Food Service. Everyone age 18 and under can participate, just by stopping by the library.

Manchester Library – 937-549-3359
North Adams Library – 937-386-2556
Peebles Library – 937-587-2085
West Union Library – 937-544-2591

Family Fitness @ Peebles Library
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Family Fitness @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

All ages can join Sarah Howard from Studio 101 for Family Fitness! Come learn about fun activities and fitness regimens to help all the members of your family stay healthy. Sarah will lead us in some chair yoga and other fitness activities. All ages welcome!

Let’s Get Fit @ Manchester Library
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Let's Get Fit @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Kids can dive into Summer Reading at the Manchester Library with a fun obstacle course and fitness training activities. Join Deborah at the Manchester Library!

Jun
7
Tue
Story Time @ North Adams Library
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Preschoolers are invited to participate in Story Time. Participants will enjoy read-aloud stories, STEAM related activities, songs, rhymes, etc. During these programs, preschoolers will study various themes including: Health, wellness, sports, and fitness.

Free Lunch @ Library
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Free Lunch @ Library

Kids ages 18 and under can eat lunch for free at any Adams County Public Library, Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m.! Kids can stop by at noon, Monday through Friday from June 1 through July 22 to eat a boxed lunch, prepared and delivered fresh daily. This is a service of the USDA Summer Food Service. Everyone age 18 and under can participate, just by stopping by the library.

Manchester Library – 937-549-3359
North Adams Library – 937-386-2556
Peebles Library – 937-587-2085
West Union Library – 937-544-2591

Children’s Yoga @ North Adams Library
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Children's Yoga @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Kids, friends, and family members are invited to attend Yoga at the North Adams Library. Participants will learn the methods of relaxation, flexibility, and strength. Please dress in athletic clothing.

The Library Games @ Manchester Library
Jun 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Library Games @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Teens, join Deborah for “The Library Games” on Tuesday afternoon at the Manchester Library. Dive in to some book-themed challenges and a library scavenger hunt.

Jun
8
Wed
Free Lunch @ Library
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Free Lunch @ Library

Kids ages 18 and under can eat lunch for free at any Adams County Public Library, Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m.! Kids can stop by at noon, Monday through Friday from June 1 through July 22 to eat a boxed lunch, prepared and delivered fresh daily. This is a service of the USDA Summer Food Service. Everyone age 18 and under can participate, just by stopping by the library.

Manchester Library – 937-549-3359
North Adams Library – 937-386-2556
Peebles Library – 937-587-2085
West Union Library – 937-544-2591

Healthy Snacks @ Peebles Library
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Healthy Snacks @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Marsha McCormick of the Adams County OSU Extension service shares about healthy snacks you can feed your entire family.

Zumba @ North Adams Library
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Zumba  @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Adults are invited to Zumba with Julia. This fun fitness program involves movement and dance to lively Latin/World music, and is suitable for anyone. Ditch the exercise, join the party! Please wear athletic clothes.

Jun
9
Thu
Kids Summer Reading @ West Union Library
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kids Summer Reading @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Kids, join Tara each Thursday morning at the West Union Library at 10:30 a.m. for Summer Reading activities. We’ll have fun with food, plant vegetables, try out an obstacle course for kids, make our own orange juice, and much more! Activities are intended for children pre-K through age 9.