“Tails and Tales” Elmore & Genoa libraries to kick off Summer Reading June 5

Press Staff Writer

        Summer Reading is right around the corner at the Harris-Elmore and Genoa libraries.
        This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales,” and focuses on how to use literature and other library resources to explore the wild side of summer.
        Sign up online or in person; prizes will be awarded just for registering. Participants who read a certain number of hours (children’s and teen programs) or books (baby and adult programs), will receive prizes at various intervals throughout the program.
​​        Log hours or books online through Wandoo Reader, then come back to the library to pick up your prizes. If you sign up online, there will also be fun games and challenges to complete for additional prizes or entries for the three grand prizes.
        Children’s grand prizes include Imagination Station tickets, Sky Zone tickets and a Mega Slime Kit.
        Teen grand prizes include Kings Island Tickets (Elmore and Genoa); an Echo Dot (Elmore and Genoa); a chocolate fountain; a $20 Mel-O-Creme gift card (Genoa) and a Movie Night Box (Elmore).
        Adult grand prizes include Miller Boat Line passes (Genoa); a $50 Genoa Nutrition Bucks/gift card (Genoa); a Mr. Coffee Set and a $15 Christy’s Corner gift card (Elmore); Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Museum Passes (Elmore and Genoa) and Toledo Maritime Museum passes (Elmore)
        Fun summer programs
        There will be plenty of chances to get more prizes or entries just by attending fun programs this summer, including:
        • June 10: Learn to draw cartoon animals with award-winning cartoonist Rick Stomoski. Kids will learn how to draw a variety of furry, hoofed and feathered friends in this fun, interactive program hosted on ZOOM beginning at 1 p.m. Meeting ID: 835 6693 7194.
        • June 15-17: Join the library’s virtual three-day, wild Tails & Tales Day Camp. Swing by the library starting June 8 to snag a kit and tune into YouTube for camp instructions the following week.
        • June 29: Hear about how to reuse materials and explore conservation with the OSS Solid Waste Department. Join this interactive presentation at the Genoa Library beginning at 11 a.m. or at the Harris-Elmore Library starting at 1 p.m.
        • July 9: Come pet animals and hear tales about beloved furry friends from Northwest Ohio with Nature’s Nursery. Join this presentation at the Genoa Library starting at 10 a.m. or at the Elmore Historical Barn beginning at noon.        
        • July 29: Ages 8 years and older are invited to Robin Hood Archery Training hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Meet at the Elmore Historical Barn at 10 a.m. or the Genoa Library at 1 p.m.
        • Aug. 14: To celebrate a great summer, there will be a Harry Potter Magic Show about fantastic reads and where to find them. This immersive experience is a cross between a magic show and a play. Shows will be staged at the Elmore Historical Society at 10 a.m. and at Clay Center Park at 2 p.m.
        Parking Lot Bingo: Carpool with members of your household and play through the radio June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Elmore Historical Barn and July 5 at 6 p.m. at Genoa Veteran’s Park. Bingo cards and markers will be provided. Free for all ages.
        Parking Lot Trivia: Carpool with members of your household and play through the radio June 7 at 6 p.m. at Genoa Veteran’s Park and July 12 at 6 p.m. in the Elmore Historical Barn. Prizes will be awarded for first- and second-place winners.
        Join the library for monthly street clean-ups, game nights, Kids Kahoots or outdoor movies. Don’t forget to stop by the library with a parent to pick up grab-and-go craft kits, check out books or visit your favorite librarian.
        To learn more about summer programs, visit harriselmorelibrary.org.
        For more information, call the Harris-Elmore Public Library at 419-862-2482 or the Genoa Branch Library at 419- 855-3380.


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