We love taking advantage of various Summer Reading Club programs from a variety of different libraries. Since I look up lots of different Summer Reading Club dates and activities I thought I would share those with my loyal local readers! Our family usually takes part in a handful of programs at various library locations around the Miami Valley but I am always looking for more free family friendly events especially for my teens.
Each Summer I build our calendar around the free programs that I find and Summer Reading Club programs are a big part in our fun! I am loving all the variety of programs the libraries I have contacted so far have told me about from STEM to music to art. We also make sure to prepare Summer Reading spaces as soon as the weather is warm and are sure to look up the Kids Summer Movie schedule.
Bradford Public Library (Bradford, Ohio)
This year’s Summer Reading Program will be “Oceans of Possibilities!” Reading and programs will begin June 1 and will conclude July 31. There will be a summer reading kickoff event “Sea you at the Library” on April 27 from 6-7:30. Games, crafts, activities, Kona Ice (free for the kids) and a Taco truck will be at the Library for the evening. Anyone can register early that evening and get information about our summer plans. Check the Bradford Public Library calendar for more activities.
Dayton Metro Library & Various Branch Locations (Montgomery, Ohio)
June1- August 1, 2021- “Dayton Metro Library is excited to host our annual summer reading program. This year, it’s a different kind of Summer Challenge with lots of new activities that count towards goals. You can check out digital and physical books (of course!), watch wonderful online performances, participate in virtual summer camps, complete electronic activities, or enjoy any school, parent or community organization’s recommended enrichment activities. All your fun this summer adds up, helping you earn imagination-themed prizes!”
Champaign County Library (Urbana, Ohio)
Pre-registration is open May 16th. The Summer Reading Programs , runs from May 31 to July 30 and allows families and readers of all ages to log and read books for prizes and badges. Registration forms are currently available for pick up. Kids can bring it in after May 31st to pick up their Summer Reading Program Kit! Kids who participate will receive a free book as well as being entered in the Grand Prize Drawing.
Greene County Public Library (Fairborn, Ohio)
June & July 2021- register online via beanstack today! They are offering special Summer Reading Program Kits that will be handed out to those that come to the library to fill out a paper registration. Lots of fun events are being planned so be sure to check the events calendar on their website for more details!
Greenville Public Library (Greenville, Ohio)
The 2022 Summer Reading Club program at the Greenville Public Library begins Monday June 6. Programs begin June 8 at 11 am as well as story times Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am. An end of Summer Carnival will be August 3.
J.R.Clarke Public Library (Covington, Ohio)
“Due to our renovation construction and being at a temporary location, we will not be able to do a summer reading program. We do hope to do something in the fall depending on how the move back is.”
Milton-Union Public Library (West Milton, Ohio)
June1-July31, 2021- From Tiny Tots to Teens to Adults, join Milton-Union Public Library for a fun filled Summer! Most of the programs will be outside, with a few on Facebook lives. Registration starts May 29 and SRP runs from June 1 – July 31. Contact the Milton- Union Public Library for more information!
New Carlisle Public Library (New Carlisle, Ohio)
June 1- August 6, 2021- Miss Maggie is encouraging everyone to take the free Summer Reading Challenge Tails & Tales as well as the Teen Summer Reading, grades 6-12, that helps to raise money for His Hands Extended Sanctuary! Begin your adventure by downloading the Beanstack phone app or by registering for the program online.
Pre-register for a surprise! Follow this link: https://newcarlislelibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
Piqua Public Library (Piqua Public Library)
June 7 – August 30, 2021- “We are offering Summer Reading Club this year. Details will be available soon on our website. It will not look like our pre-COVID summer reading program, but it will be longer than it was last year.”
St. Paris Public Library (St. Paris, Ohio)
June 7- August 13, 2021- Summer Reading Program registration begins May 24!
Troy Miami County Public Library (Troy, Ohio)
June 1- July 31, 2021- Summer Reading is a way to encourage reading in people of all ages, and it runs from June 1 to July 31 with the theme Tails and Tales. There will be in-person registration beginning Tuesday, June 1 in Troy and at the Pleasant Hill branch. We will also take registrations on the bookmobile during June. Online registration will be available using the Beanstack app. Programming for all ages will be held throughout the summer, either outside or in small groups inside. There will be craft pick ups, a wildlife encounter, Owls with the Glen Helen Nature Center, Teen Tie Dye, and an outdoor movie night at Treasure Island. The bookmobile will be doing stories in conjunction with the Miami County Park District as well. For adults, we will have book discussions, crafts, flower arranging with Trojan Florist, and a program with Brukner Nature Center. New this year, will be a book discussion for teens and adults that takes place in kayaks on the Great Miami River.
Worch Memorial Public Library (Versailles, Ohio)
Children, Teens, and Adults are invited to participate in our summer reading program, Monday June 1st – Thursday July 23rd!
Register online at worchlibrary.readsquared.com or download the free READsquare app through itunes or GooglePlay. Paper logs will also be available at the library starting June 1st.
Now that you know all about the SRC how about prepping a Summer Reading Space? Check out some great tips that I think will help make reading more fun for your kids this Summer!