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Summer Reading Program

Free Lunch at the Library
for kids age 18 and under
June 5 – July 27
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, 2017
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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. (Or sign up online, any time!)
  2. Keep track of the books you read in your Reading Log. Audio books and eBooks count, too! (You can log your reading online!)
  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.

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 Frisch’s Big Boy, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, The Greene Beanery, United Dairy Farmers, Serpent Mound, Ohio Parks Service, Giovanni’s Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza, B.K. Scoops, Moyer Winery, Wayside Inn, 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
20
Tue
Coloring Contest @ North Adams Library
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm
Coloring Contest @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

The coloring contest will start Tues., June 20 and will last through Wed., July 5. You may pick up a coloring page at the library. Since this is a passive program, you may take your coloring page home or you may work on it in the library. You must turn your coloring page in by Tues., June 27. The pages will be displayed at the library for 8 days then one child, one teen, and one adult winner will be revealed on Wed., July 5. Each winner will receive a bag with a coloring book.

Jun
26
Mon
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jun 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 5 – 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 Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. 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.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Let’s Get Creative! @ Manchester Library
Jun 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Let's Get Creative! @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Put your thinking caps on! What can you create with straws and tin foil? Make a teepee or construct a tin foil hat. Get creative!

Jun
27
Tue
Penguin Adventures @ Manchester Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Penguin Adventures @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Discover African Penguins at the Library! At this program, you will learn about the significance of conservation. Moreover, you will learn about the African Penguin’s environment and adaptations, as well as their history. Also compare and contrast other types of Penguins with African Penguins. Limited to 125 people.

Create Chia Cups @ Peebles Library
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Create Chia Cups @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

For this program, you will start by decorating a cup. In addition, you will put soil and seed into the cup then take it home to watch it grow!

Paper Airplane Contest @ North Adams Library
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Paper Airplane Contest @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Everyone is invited to participate in a paper airplane contest. Build your own paper airplane then test it out in a race. For added interest, see how much baggage your plane can carry. The winner of this contest will win candy. Additionally, a door prize will be given to one participant, including a paper airplane kit and an Aero Pen Pullback.

Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jun 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 5 – 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 Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. 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.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Meet a Penguin @ West Union Library
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Meet a Penguin @ West Union Library

Meet a live African Penguin from Newport Aquarium! The first 125 people in attendance will have a chance to pet and interact with the penguin. Learn about penguins’ lives and habitat in the wild from the education team from Newport Aquarium. The whole family is invited to this free event. Plan to arrive early to ensure your chance to pet the penguin!

Jun
28
Wed
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 5 – 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 Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. 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.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Tie-Dye Shirts @ West Union Library
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tie-Dye Shirts @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Tweens and teens will flip over creating tie-dye shirts with Natosha at the West Union Library. Use many colors to create a unique shirt to take home and to wear throughout the Summer Reading Program.

Jun
29
Thu
Summer Reading @ West Union Library
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Summer Reading @ West Union Library | West Union | Ohio | United States

Join Tara for Summer Reading activities for kids of all ages at the West Union Library each Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

June 1 – Mustache Mania!
June 8 – Follow the Quilt Barn Trail
June 15 – Our Wild Community: Squirrel Feeders
June 22 – Luncheon Construction
June 29 – Calling All Penguins!
July 6 – Cardboard Car Show
July 13 – Portable Fairy Gardens
July 20 – DIY Sun Visors
July 27 – Community Helpers Party

Ask about our Selfie Challenge for all ages! Take a selfie at a community site, and collect selfies to earn prizes at the library! #SRPselfie

Special Programs (All Ages)
June 27 (Tue.) 1 – 2 p.m. Meet a Real, Live African Penguin from the Newport Aquarium!
The first 125 people in attendance will get to pet the penguin!
July 8 (Sat.) 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Classic Car Show
Enter your own vehicle or just stop and take a look!
Mondays: June 5 & 19 and July 17 & 24 @ 5:30 pm
Craft projects and DIY activities for adults!

Ronald McDonald @ North Adams Library
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ronald McDonald @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Build a better world with Ronald McDonald, and learn how magical reading can be at this live performance! The winner of the door prize will win a bag and will have a choice of three books.

Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 5 – 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 Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. 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.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Ronald McDonald @ Peebles Library
Jun 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ronald McDonald @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

Build a better world with Ronald McDonald, and learn how magical reading can be at this live performance!

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

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 5 – 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 Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. 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.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Jul
3
Mon
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 5 – 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 Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. 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.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.

Let’s Make It! @ Manchester Library
Jul 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Let's Make It! @ Manchester Library | Manchester | Ohio | United States

Think creatively! What can you make with paper? Design fancy origami swans or engineer a sweet paper airplane. The possibilities are endless.

Jul
5
Wed
Engineering Challenge @ Peebles Library
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Engineering Challenge @ Peebles Library | Peebles | Ohio | United States

How high can you build? Construct towers with Jenga blocks, a deck of cards, and Popsicle sticks.

Pop Bottle Birdhouses @ North Adams Library
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pop Bottle Birdhouses @ North Adams Library | Seaman | Ohio | United States

Build your own pop bottle birdhouse using a variety of recyclables and new materials. Design it, create it, and inspire others to upcycle other recyclable items. The winner of the door prize will win a bag and will have a choice of three books.

Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Kids Lunch @ Adams County Public Library

Summer Lunch Service is offered at the Adams County Public Library. June 5 – 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 Manchester Local Schools, who prepare and deliver fresh food daily to each Adams County Public Library. 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.

A monthly lunch menu will be available.