Harris-Elmore, Genoa libraries offering summer programs

Press Staff Writer

        The Harris-Elmore and Genoa Branch libraries are offering a number of virtual programs for families to enjoy this summer.
        Registration for the Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story,” begins Monday June 1. 
        Programs for babies, children, teens and adults are available. Children and teens will track their reading hours to earn candy, small prizes and entries to grand prize drawings.  Kids who complete 10 hours before Aug. 8 will receive a T-shirt, a choice of book and a pack of coupons to local businesses. 
        Non-readers may also participate by listening to books.  Adults may also track books for grand prize entries. The Baby Program is not accessible online, however, paper logs are available at the library curbside table.
        Sign up for all of the summer reading programs online at harriselmorelibrary.org/summer-reading. Track hours on Wandoo Reader and pick up prizes by calling the library.
        Don’t want to participate online? Just call the library and they can track it for you. Paper reading program materials are available at the library’s curbside table during library open hours. Detailed instructions on how to sign up and log hours are available online on Wandoo Reader and attached are to paper materials.
        Kids and teens can also earn reading time towards prizes by completing weekly challenges on the library’s Facebook page (or via the challenge section of Wandoo Reader), attending virtual events and watching weekly storytimes on the library YouTube Channel. 
        Check out weekly virtual programs, including monthly MANGA/Anime drawings; preschool storytimes Tuesday at 11 a.m. and new craft videos every month. Access all virtual programs atwww.harriselmorelibrary.org/virtual-programs.
        Meals and craft kits
        The library will also be partnering with Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center to provide weekly meals and craft kits every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning June 2.  Ages birth-17 are welcome. There are no income or residency requirements.  Pick up will be in the Genoa Branch Library Parking Lot, 602 West St.
        The library will kick off summer programs with General Knowledge Trivia over Zoom on Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m.  All ages are welcome. Visit www.harriselmorelibrary.org and the library’s Facebook page for details on joining.
        Other summer highlights at the library include:
        • Adventures, Greek Gods and Fairytales come to life through a Virtual Imagination Day Camp, June 10-12.  Videos will be posted to YouTube at 11 a.m. Pick up free kits with materials and directions beginning June 1 via the curbside table at each library – please call first.
        • Learn about the Dark Stories behind your favorite Disney characters with “Before They Were Disney Princesses” on YouTube on June 18 at 6 p.m.  This program is mainly for teens and adults.
        • Happy Birthday Harry! Celebrate your favorite wizard’s birthday with Virtual Harry Potter Trivia on Zoom on Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. 
        • Track the Truth with Marc DeWerth and the Ohio Bigfoot Organization on Wednesday, July 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom.  See the compelling evidence for why Bigfoot exists.
        • OSS Solid Waste will lead a recycled craft program with items found at our homes, Thursday, July 23 at 1 p.m. on Zoom.
        • An in-person program, “Robin Hood: Archery Training” with the Ohio Department of Natural Wildlife, will be held Wednesday, July 29 from 2-3 p.m. at the Genoa Library parking lot and from 4-5 p.m. at Ory Park (Historical Society parking lot) in Elmore.  The program is open to ages 8 and older. Safety waivers can be found on the library website or at the library curbside table.
        • Explore the myths and tales of the critters in your backyard with Natures Nursery, Thursday, July 30, at 1 p.m. on Zoom. 
        • Learn how to create a show that will astound and mesmerize with Magic Lessons with Andrew Martin, Friday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. on Zoom.
        For more details, call the Harris-Elmore Public Library at 419-862-2482 or the Genoa Branch Library at 419-855-3380.


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