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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.

Jul
25
Mon
Discover Reptiles @ North Adams Library
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover Reptiles @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

P.T. Reptiles visits the North Adams Library with a menagerie of real, live reptiles! Come meet these native species. Discover snakes, lizards, amphibians, arachnids, and more! Experienced creature wrangler Peter Rushton of P.T. Reptiles brings some live reptiles with him to the library. Learn more about these remarkable creatures, see some up close, and even hold one for yourself!

Healthy Snacks @ Manchester Library
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Healthy Snacks @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Come learn how to make healthy snacks with Marsha McCormick, from the Adams County OSU Extension service. Marsha will share tips about how to make healthy snacks your family will love to eat, and demonstrate a fruit smoothie recipe.

Discover Reptiles @ Peebles Library
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Discover Reptiles @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

P.T. Reptiles visits the Peebles Library with a menagerie of real, live reptiles! Come meet these native species. Discover snakes, lizards, amphibians, arachnids, and more! Experienced creature wrangler Peter Rushton of P.T. Reptiles brings some live reptiles with him to the library. Learn more about these remarkable creatures, see some up close, and even hold one for yourself!

Jul
26
Tue
Ronald McDonald @ Manchester Library
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ronald McDonald @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Kids and parents, join us for our grande finale at 11:00 a.m. with Ronald McDonald at the Manchester Library! Ronald will amaze us with his magic show, and we’ll enjoy ice cream sundaes afterwards.

Story Time @ North Adams Library
Jul 26 @ 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.

Ronald McDonald @ West Union Library
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ronald McDonald @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Kids and parents, join us for our grande finale at 2:00 p.m. with Ronald McDonald’s magic show at the West Union Library!

Scavenger Hunt @ North Adams Library
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scavenger Hunt @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

During this timed event, kids will get to better understand the great resources the library has to offer. Participants will get to act as sleuths by hunting for clues in the library, and the winner will receive a prize!

Pizza Party @ Manchester Library
Jul 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Pizza Party @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Teens, the Summer Reading Program is out with a bang! Join us for a pizza party to celebrate your Summer Reading achievements.

Jul
27
Wed
Smoothies @ Peebles Library
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Smoothies @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Come learn how to mix up some smoothies from healthy ingredients that are yummy for your tummy. Mary Fields, a Pampered Chef Director, will demonstrate how to use healthy ingredients to make healthy smoothies for your whole family.

Cooking with Herbs @ North Adams Library
Jul 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Cooking with Herbs @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Would you like to learn how to reduce sodium in your diet by using herbs? Join Marsha McCormick, SNAP-ED Program Assistant at the North Adams Library to learn some new recipes! Adults will get to sample an herb garden pasta salad.

Jul
28
Thu
Kids Summer Reading @ West Union Library
Jul 28 @ 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.

Scavenger Hunt @ North Adams Library
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scavenger Hunt @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

During this timed event, teens will get to better understand the great resources the library has to offer. Participants will get to act as sleuths by hunting for clues in the library, and the winner will receive a prize!

Jul
30
Sat
Paranormal Investigators @ Manchester Library
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Paranormal Investigators @ Manchester Library | Manchester | 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.