Summer Reading Program begins June 4

Summer Reading starts next week at the Adams County Public Library. From June 4 through July 28, readers of all ages can sign up, read books, and earn prizes. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock,” and the library will host summer festivals, music events, magic shows, technology activities, arts and crafts projects, and more. Stop by your library starting June 4 to sign up to participate, or register in advance to track your reading online at
Infants through age 10 can read 30 books (or 300 pages) by July 28 to earn a Summer Reading prize, and enter their name into the Grand Prize drawing. Ages 11 through 17 goal is to read 40 books (or 600 pages), and adults can read at least four books. This year’s prizes include tickets to Kings Island, Cincinnati Reds ball games, the Cincinnati Zoo, Newport Aquarium, bicycles, musical instruments, a movie night gift card pack, Kindle, MP3 player, and more. Everyone who completes their Summer Reading goal can also select a book from a selection of new fiction and nonfiction titles available at your library.
The first Summer Reading activities at the library start Monday. On June 4, families are invited to a Magic Show with Matthew Taylor at the Peebles Library at 11 a.m., and the North Adams Library at 2 p.m. Join Deborah for a Gadget Extravaganza at the Manchester Library at 12:30 p.m. to explore Snap Circuits and play games with Makey Makey.
Free Summer Lunch service for ages 18 and under returns at the Adams County Public Library during June and July, sponsored by the USDA’s Summer Nutrition program and ABCAP. Monday through Friday, kids and teens can stop by the library for a free lunch at noon. There are no eligibility requirements; everyone is welcome.
Did you know the library offers a mobile app to help you keep track of what you’ve read? Download the Beanstack Tracker app from the Google Play store or iOS App store, and sign up with your library card and email for a free account. Log your reading, and easily keep track for all the members of your family. Parents can use a simple invite link to add other family members to help track reading for kids. Share reviews of your favorites with other library readers. Earn badges as you complete library activities, such as Summer Reading goals, or browse book lists, including the library’s Book Club annual reading lists. Access your Beanstack in the app, or online at
In addition to meeting reading goals, Summer Readers can earn more prizes by completing an optional activity grid, and participating in the popular “SRP Selfie Challenge.” Take a selfie of yourself at one of the Adams County spots listed on the SRP Selfie Challenge worksheet. Collect enough selfies to complete the challenge to earn prizes.
The Adams County Public Library would like to thank the many sponsors who donated to support Summer Reading at the library, including Ohio Renaissance Festival, Ohio State Fair, McDonald’s, The Greene Beanery, United Dairy Farmers, Ohio Parks Service, Cincinnati Reds, Giovanni’s Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Hometown Pizza, State Library of Ohio, 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.
All Adams County Public Libraries are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.