WOOSTER Wayne County Public Library is gearing up for a full summer of fun, including in-person and virtual programs for all ages, with many outdoor family story times, take-it/make craft and science kits, scavenger hunts, and much more activities for everyone.
The fun begins on May 26 with the 2021 Summer Reading Club, “Imagine Your Story!”
Children and teens win prize books for their reading time, with a free book for every five hours they read. Children who read 25 hours or more will be entered into a drawing to win a personal party on WCPL’s Bookmobile. Teens who read are entered into drawings for Kindles and gift cards. Adults also can be entered into weekly drawings each week that they check out with Kindles as grand prizes. Kids, teens and adults can join any time between May 26 and Aug. 1. Visit your local branch library to enroll or participate online at wcpl.beanstack.org.
The fun continues throughout June. Here’s a small sample: Wooster Branch is offering “Story Time in the Park” at Christmas Run Park, Cohan Park and Cornerstone Play Lab weekly at 9 and 10 a.m. Kids at Wooster can also enjoy “Messy Art: Bubbles”, on June 21, and “Play at the Park” at Christmas Run, June 24. For adults at Wooster, there’s “Click and Stitch” on the lawn on June 23, and for teens, “Break-In Bags” available beginning June 1, as well as “Sharpie Tie Dye” on June 14 at Christmas Run.
Creston Branch offers “Yard Game Day” on June 10 and 11. Families are invited to “Story Time on the Trail” at the Rails to Trails path in Creston on June 15, and “Story Time on the Lawn” at the Creston Branch on June 28.
Dalton Branch is having “Family Outdoor Story Time” on June 21 and 28 and “Leap Into Science: Light and Shadow” on June 24. Doylestown Branch offers “Outdoor Story Time” on June 4 and June 18, and has an on-going “Fairytale Scavenger Hunt” for everyone.
There’s “Story Time on the Trail” at the Rails to Trails path in Rittman, hosted by the Rittman Branch on June 24. Shreve Branch invites all intrepid explorers ages 10 to 18 to come to “Camp Half Blood” and get a new adventure kit each week. All ages are welcome at Shreve Branch to make a collage for dad or the whole family on June 12. West Salem Branch is hosting “Story Time on the Lawn” on June 8. At West Salem you can also “Chalk the Walk” during the week of June 14 – 19.
Most programs require pre-registration and have limited space. The library asks that all non-vaccinated patrons ages 10 and up wear masks when participating in programs. Social distancing between family groups will be observed. Please check with your local WCPL branch or check the Library website at wcpl.info for more information about these or the many other activities at WCPL this summer.