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Adams County Library News

Ronald McDonald visits the North Adams Library.
Ronald McDonald visits the North Adams Library.

By Jessica Dooley –

Summer Reading is almost here. Starting June 1, stop by your local Adams County Public Library to sign up, read books, and earn prizes. The library invites kids, teens, and adults to participate in this year’s program, which runs from June 1 through July 31. Pick up a Summer Reading packet at the library’s desk. Keep track of your reading in a log booklet to meet reading goals and earn prizes, including new books, T-shirts, coupons to local businesses, totes, and more. Complete your reading goal for a chance to win the Grand Prize Drawing. This year’s grand prizes include Kindle Fires, Android tablets, a Fitbit One activity tracker, a bicycle, Kings Island and Reds ballgame tickets, and more. To earn additional prizes, complete reading activities like “read aloud to someone” or “read a book outside,” and keep score in your log booklet. Bring your log booklet to the library desk to receive your prize.

Each library is hosting Summer Reading activities every week. On Wednesday, June 1, kids are invited to come meet Ronald McDonald at the Peebles Library at 1 p.m. and the North Adams Library at 3:30 p.m. Ronald presents a popular program of magic tricks and library facts for elementary and middle school kids. All kids under 10 are invited to join Tara at the West Union Library for Summer Reading fun every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.

On Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m. at the West Union Library, the 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. This program is suitable for all ages. Call 937-544-2591 for more information.

Teens, don’t miss the chance to sign up for a Movie Making Workshop at the North Adams Library. Over three Thursday sessions, learn to plan, film, and edit your own short movie, and then show your movie to friends and family during our Film Festival on Saturday, June 18. The first Workshop is Thursday, June 2 at 3 p.m. Call Julia at 937-386-2556 for more information. Deborah invites teens to join her at the Manchester Library on Tuesday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. for “The Library Games.” We’ll dive into book-themed challenges and a library scavenger hunt.

Fitness is this year’s Summer Reading theme, and several fun fitness activities are planned next week. Kids 10 and under can join Deborah at the Manchester Library on Monday, June 6 at 11 a.m. for an obstacle course and fitness training. On Monday, June 6 at 1 p.m., the whole family can join Sarah Howard from Studio 101 at the Peebles Library for a Family Fitness program. On Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m., Julia invites adults to come discover how fun Zumba can be at the North Adams Library.

This summer, all kids age 18 and under can eat a free boxed lunch at the library every weekday at noon. The Adams County Public Library is participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service, a federal grant that provides free lunches to kids 18 and under. There are no enrollment requirements; any kids can eat simply by coming to the library between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meals are prepared and delivered to the library fresh daily. For more information, call your local library.

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 Library organizations and the Peebles Magazine Club.

Find out more about the Summer Reading Program, and view the full schedule of events at your library, by visiting us online at adamscolibrary.org/srp.

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