2024 Summer Reading Adventure!

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2024 Summer Reading Adventure!
June 1 through July 31SR Fun

Join us through the summer for programs and activities to support a love of reading and learning!

Kids, teens, and NEW THIS YEAR...Adults can earn prizes by reading in June and July!

Help kids stay engaged and prepare for a brighter tomorrow by reading 20 minutes per day. Explore a world of stories, and imagine your own with your local library! We proudly partner with Let's Read 20, Marion's local initiative to continue reading and fun throughout the summer.

KIDS PROGRAMS
You can pick up your reading logs from the library's kids' area and complete them throughout the summer. Reach different levels to receive prizes and be entered into prize drawings! Kids can complete up to 2 reading logs. Kids must be present to register and pick up prizes. All prizes should be picked up by August 10.

June 3 - Lapsit Baby Time at 10 am
June 5 - Outdoor All-Age Story Time at 10 am
June 6 - Story Time! at 10 am and 11 am
June 8 - Armstrong Air & Space Museum Living on Another World at 11 am

June 10 - Lapsit Baby Time at 10 am
June 12 - Outdoor All-Age Story Time at 10 am
June 13 - Story Time! at 10 am and 11 am

June 17-21 - Robotics Camp ***REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration begins May 13*** for Ages 8-11 at 9:30 am
June 17-21 - Robotics Camp ***REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration begins May 13*** for Ages 12-15 at 1:00 pm
June 17 - Lapsit Baby Time at 10 am
June 20 - Story Time! at 10 am and 11 am
June 22 - Animals We Love to Hate with Ohio Nature Education at 1 pm

June 24 - Lapsit Baby Time at 10 am
June 25 - Story Time Out and About - Prospect Park at 10 am
June 26 - Outdoor All-Age Story Time at 10 am
June 26 - Sticker Family Fun Night at 5:30 pm
June 27 - Story Time! at 10 am and 11 am

July 1 - Lapsit Baby Time at 10 am
July 2 - Story Time Out and About - La Rue Park at 10 am
July 6 - Enchanted Expeditions Magic Show! with Dana Hill Magic at 11 am

July 8 - Lapsit Baby Time at 10 am
July 11 - Story Time! at 10 am and 11 am
July 11 - Adventure Authors for Ages 8-13 at 4 pm

July 15 - Lapsit Baby Time at 10 am
July 15 - Dragon Training Academy Show at 4 pm
July 17 - Wand Family Fun Night at 5:30 pm
July 18 - Story Time! at 10 am and 11 am
July 18 - Adventure Authors for Ages 8-13 at 4 pm
July 20 - Circus Pop! Giant Bubble Show! at 11 am

July 22 - Lapsit Baby Time at 10 am
July 25 - Story Time! at 10 am and 11 am
July 25 - Adventure Authors for Ages 8-13 at 4 pm

July 29 - Lapsit Baby Time at 10 am
July 31 - Rockin' Pirate Magic Show! at 5:30 pm

TEEN PROGRAMS
You can pick up your reading logs from the library's kids' area and complete them throughout the summer. Reach different levels to receive prizes and be entered into prize drawings! Teens can complete up to 2 reading logs. Teens must be present to register and pick up prizes. All prizes should be picked up by August 10.

 

June 4 - Bad Art for Ages 11-18 at 2 pm
June 12 - TEEN Trivia Series for Ages 11-18 at 5:30 pm

June 17-21 - Robotics Camp ***REGISTRATION REQUIRED*** for Ages 12-15 at 1 pm
July 10 - TEEN Trivia Series for Ages 11-18 at 5:30 pm
July 16 - Make your own Map! for Ages 11-18 at 3:30 pm

July 22 - An Evening with Mindy McGinnis at 6:30 pm
July 29 - Don't be Board! Table Top and Board Game Exploration for Ages 11-18 at 5:30 pm

ADULT PROGRAMS
Adults ages 18+ may log the books they've read between June 1 and July 31, and enter for the chance to win a prize. Earn an entry by completing a reading log with 3 titles, or by attending any adult program in June and July. Pick up reading logs at the main desk and return completed logs by July 31. Participants may receive a sign-up prize, while supplies last, and have their overdue fines waived. Prizes will be drawn through June and July, with a grand prize drawing at the end of July. Reading more means more chances to win a prize! All prizes should be picked up by August 10.

June 1 - Creative Writing for the Aspiring Worldbuilder at 10:30am
June 4 - Fiction Book Discussion at 6 pm
June 5 - House History Hunter at 5 pm
June 11 - Books in Focus at 3 pm
June 11 - What can Libby do for you? at 5:30 pmSummer Reading Fun
June 15 - Creative Writing for the Aspiring Worldbuilder at 10:30am
June 18 - Nonfiction Book Discussions at 6 pm

June 24 - Seas the Day! Things to Know to Plan a Great Cruise at 5:30 pm
June 25 - Book Show & Tell at 3 pm
June 25 - Create with Kristin ***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***  at 5:30 pm

July 2 - Fiction Book Discussion at 6 pm
July 9 - Books in Focus at 3 pm
July 9 - Genealogy 101 at 5 pm

July 16 - Nonfiction Book Discussion at 6 pm
July 23 - Book Show & Tell at 3 pm
July 23 - Create with Kristin ***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***  at 5:30 pm
July 24 - Don't Just Wing It: Plan a Trip that's Absolutely "Fly" at 5:30 pm
July 30 - Genealogy 102 at 5 pm

 

A grant from the Janis & Greg Swepston Family Fund at Marion Community Foundation supplements some of the live performances for Summer Reading Fun.

Coordinator: Whittney