Summer readers invade libraries

The Summer Reading Program is underway at the Adams County Public Library. We’re inviting kids, teens, and adults to join us to read books, stop by for fun events, and earn prizes as you reach your reading goals. If you haven’t been to the library for some time, this is a perfect chance to stop by and say hello, sign up for a library card, and discover all your local library has to offer.

The Summer Reading Program runs from June 1 through July 11. Kids under nine can sign up to read 30 books or 400 pages, teens ages 10 through 17 can sign up to read three books or 600 pages, and adults can sign up to read at least three books. Audio books and ebooks count toward your reading goals, too! Keep track of the books and pages you’ve read on a Reading Log. When you reach your goal, turn in your completed reading log to earn prizes, and enter your name in a grand prize drawing.

Events for all ages are offered the library each week. Join us for a movie party at the Peebles Library 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. We’ll watch the family-friendly Pixar superhero movie “The Incredibles.” Adults are invited to gather for a Book Discussion Group at the Peebles Library 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. Share about what you’re reading, and get recommendations from other summer readers. The Humane Society of Adams County will visit the Peebles Library for a Pet Adoption event from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 11. Stop by to meet pets available for adoption, and learn about other animal rescue agencies working in Adams County. Learn how you can help pets who are waiting to find their forever homes. Young children can join Tara at the West Union Library to create a superhero utility belt, and undergo superhero training 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11. Kids ages 10 and up can join Tara at West Union for a group painting project 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11. Help us create a large-scale cityscape, to serve as the backdrop for our superhero adventures. Adults are invited to the North Adams Library to learn more about Gardening for Butterflies 4 p.m. Thursday, June 11. Cathy Lawson and Sharon Bell will share how you can select native plants to support the lifecycle of Ohio butterflies. The Humane Society of Adams County will hold a Pet Adoption Event at the Manchester Library 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. Stop by to meet cats and dogs available for immediate adoption, and learn more about local animal rescue efforts. Come to the Peebles Library to meet members of the Peebles Fire Department, and learn more about their work, as part of our Community Heroes series 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

Members of the Manchester Fire Department, Life Squad, and Police will visit the Manchester Library 1 p.m. Monday, June 15. Stop by to meet them, and learn more about how they work to keep our community safe. Teens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library to create your own Superhero secret identity and mask 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 15. Don’t forget, you can wear your mask to our costume party finale! On Tuesday, June 16, young children can join Kris at the North Adams Library at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, to design your own box car. Kids and teens are invited to the North Adams Library to hone your hero skills in a Superhero Boot Camp. At the Peebles Library, get fit with Julia in a series of beginning Zumba classes. Zumba is a fun, dance-based cardio fitness routine that exercises the whole body. Julia will lead a class for kids a11 a.m., for teens 2 p.m., and for adults at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. Join us! Adults and teens, join Tara for a Euchre Tournament at the West Union Library 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17. We’ll form teams of two players, and compete for bragging rights in rounds of euchre played with North American rules.

To see a full list of Summer Reading Events, visit adamscolibrary.org/srp, or follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook. Call your local library or stop by for more information, and to join in. Everyone is welcome!