Summer Reading Program is underway. Signup anytime. There will be a variety of great programs, reading and prizes wrapped around the theme Build A Better World. Everyone from birth to senior can get involved in this program that runs until July 15.
Donate to Build A Better World at home June 1 July 15 Food for Fines will run during the summer this year. Donate food items for the local food pantry during summer reading and the library will waive your overdue fines.
The library also will be accepting donations of pet supplies for K-9 rescue and donations of new hats or scarfs for the Cleveland Clinic Chemotherapy Department in Wooster.
Donating to any or all of these groups will count for squares on an adult summer reading bingo board.
Free Kids Summer Lunch -- Tuesday through Friday, June 6 to Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This free program allows kids 18 years old and younger to have a free nutritious lunch four days a week. Kids will eat picnic style in Central Park. In case of rain, the lunch will be at the Trinity Community Church, 127 S. Union St.
Family Storytime -- Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Storytimes are designed to engage 3- to 5-year-olds with science-related stories, as well as songs, fingerplays and exploration of science concepts. Caregivers need to be present. Younger and older children are also welcome.
Stem Club -- Thursdays, June 15, 22 and 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. Students grades 4 through 9 will explore STEM concepts with NASA approved programs. Space is limited to the first 40 students.
Adult Book Discussion -- Friday, June 16 at 11 a.m. This month's book is "The Egg and I" by Betty MacDonald. This book can be picked up at the circulation desk. New members are always welcome.
Akron Zoo Mobile Friday -- June 16 at 3 p.m. Learn about live animals from the Akron Education Animal Ambassador program. Participants will be able to ask questions and see animals in person.
Teen Cardboard Challenge -- Monday, June 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. Teens will build something awesome using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. The library will have supplies on hand; teens can bring their own supplies as well.
Loudonville Fire Department -- Wednesday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, the Loudonville Fire Department will set up its giant sprinkler in Central Park to celebrate the first day of summer.
Tool Petting Zoo for Women -- Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Would you like to learn more about small power tools? Come play and test out a variety of tools in a relaxed environment with other just like you. Registration is appreciated and refreshments will be available.
Ashland County Wildlife Officer Visit -- Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Last year, Officer Brennan Earick showed students how to shoot a bow and arrow, as well as how to trap native wildlife. Come see what Officer Earick has to show us this time.
Teen Tea Party and Cupcake Decorating -- Monday, June 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. Have a tea fit for the Queen, dressing up is encouraged,
Beatles in Cleveland -- Tuesday, June 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. Dave Schwensen will help you relive the excitement of Beatlemania as John, Paul, George and Ringo visit Cleveland for two of the wildest, out-of-control concerts. See rare video footage and memorabilia.
Duke Otherwise -- Tuesday, June 27 at 4 p.m. Duke Otherwise is a skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer. His hilarious songs will make you laugh, clap, dance and are perfect for the whole family.
Games with Mike -- Wednesday, June 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Join the library director to learn new board games.