SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019: A Universe of Stories
Monday, June 3 – Friday, August 2
Sign up to explore the galaxy this summer! You'll get a bag full of goodies at the Youth Services desk, which includes 2 tickets for free admission to the Minerva Municipal Pool (1 for the student, 1 for an adult to accompany them) for the library's Summer Reading Pool Party from 9–11 AM on August 1st. Complete the activities on the Star Chart handout in your bag to earn a variety of rewards and for a chance to win one of our out-of-this-world prize baskets. Prize baskets available include but aren’t limited to a LEGO basket, a poop emoji basket, a shark basket, a unicorn basket, an art basket, and a Stranger Things basket.
- Maker Mondays @ 6–7:30 p.m.: Miniature Galaxy Bottles (June 3 – registration advised), Binary Code Bead Bracelets (June 17), Perler Bead Creations (July 1), Constellation Coasters (July 15 – registration advised), Galaxy Painted Rocks (July 29)
- Tech Time Tuesdays @ 6–7:30 p.m.: June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23
- UglyDolls Workshop @ 12:30 PM on Tuesday, June 4 (registration advised)
- Unicorn Party @ 2-4 PM on Wednesday, June 4
- Library Escape Room: Can You Escape the Cranky Librarian's Office? on Friday, June 14 @ 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM, 2 PM, & 2:45 PM (Ages 9+, registration required)
- Tween & Teen Cupcake Wars @ 2 PM on Wednesday, June 19 (Ages 10+, registration advised)
- Interactive Movie: Labyrinth @ 2 p.m. on Monday, June 24 (registration advised)
- Shark Family Storytime @ 2 PM on Thursday, June 27
- Little Builders @ 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 3 (ages 1-5)
- Teen Iron Chef @ 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 (incoming 6th-12th grade, registration required)
- Junior Space Camp @ 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 31 (ages 1-6)
- Elementary Space Camp @ 2 PM on Wednesday, July 31 (incoming K-6th grade)
- Summer Reading Pool Party from 9-11 AM on Thursday, August 1 (further information and tickets provided when you sign up for Reading Rewards)
Note: Youth under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult to programs. To register for a program, call (330) 868-4101 or visit the Youth Services Desk. Registration typically opens 2 weeks before any given event.
Book Beginnings and Story Time:
Animal Reading Friends (ARF):
Sign up to read with one of our gentle Animal Reading Friends (ARF!) in this program that pairs school age children with dogs to improve their reading skills and foster a lifelong love of reading. Runs Thursdays, 12:30 AM – 1:30 PM, June 6 – July 25.
Sensory SPOT in June & July:
Visit our Sensory Spot for hands-on learning fun! All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.
- Mondays & Thursdays, 10-12 AM
- Fridays 10 AM-4 PM
Pool Storytimes at Minerva Municipal Pool:
If you plan on swimming at the Minerva Pool this summer, join us for storytime during the 3 PM pool break on Tuesdays in June and July!
- June 4, 11, 18, & 25
- July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
If you attend Minerva Elementary School, don't forget to log your minutes for Scholastic's Read-A-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge! You can count the same minutes you spent reading books for Reading Rewards for Read-A-Palooza. Forgot your password? No problem! Stop by the Youth Services desk and we can help you.
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