2022 Summer Reading Program
Oceans of Possibilities – For Children
For children birth-age 12
Earn prizes just for reading this summer! Sign up in person, on the Beanstack and keep track of how many minutes you read, log your reading on the paper game board or in Beanstack, and visit the Library to pick up prizes after every 3 hours of reading! Public computers are available to update your Beanstack accounts and staff members are available for assistance.
Register For Beanstack
June 4 through July 23
Programs and Events
Registration is required for Children’s programs unless noted. Children’s summer program registration begins Saturday, May 21, at 9:00 am. Register online, call 440-333-7610, Press “4”, or stop by the Children’s Department.
Saturday, June 4, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Front Lawn
Join us as we jump into Oceans of Possibilities in our Summer Reading program. Children, Teens, and Adults will be able to sign up in their own age group and spend the summer netting all kinds of amazing prizes -just for reading and attending programs! And for one day only, we’ll have added prizes and games waiting for you on the Library’s Front Lawn. No registration is required.
Permanent Outdoor Display, Daylight Hours, Library Lawn
Enjoy the outdoors and reading at the same time! Stop by and walk the library sidewalks while reading a picture book together. Participate June 4 through June 12 and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize. No registration is required.
Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Purple Room
Once you’ve helped your littles read their Summer Reading books, you need to track their progress. The Library uses Beanstack to track reading progress virtually. In the first half, you’ll learn how to enter information online and in the app, then you can practice with staff. Children are welcome, or those 4 and up can attend a separate storytime. No registration is required.
For children ages 3-6 & their caregivers
Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 to 11:30 am, Purple Room
Dive right in as we make a splash with mermaid-themed stories, activities, and crafts!
For students completing grades K-3
Wednesday, June 29, 10:00 to 11:00 am, Auditorium
Train to be a pirate and travel this summer’s Oceans of Possibilities. Will you be able to find the hidden treasure?
For students completing grades 4-6
Thursday, July 7, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Purple Room
Have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? What about microplastics? Through hands-on activities, we will examine how our waterways are connected and the human impact we have on them, both locally and globally.
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For students completing grades 4-6
Thursday, July 21, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Purple Room
Calling all shark fanatics! In honor of the best week of the summer, we’ll be celebrating this fearsome ocean predator with games, crafts, and activities.
Tuesday, July 26, 4:00 to 4:45 pm, Zoom
The ocean is an expansive oasis teeming with life and wonder. The Greater Cleveland Aquarium provides a unique virtual opportunity to see these magnificent animals up close. Watch in awe as sharks, stingrays, and other sea creatures from the pages of your books come to life on your screen. Discover other fascinating ocean-dwellers and learn all about this spectacular aquatic world.
For students completing grades 2-3
Wednesday, July 27, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Purple Room
Do you have what it takes to create your own functioning boat? Will it stay afloat and survive the stormy seas? Then join us as we construct scaled-down seafaring vessels and put them to the test.