Kick-off Party Featuring Dog on Fleas
Monday, July 1, 10 am-12 pm
Join us as we celebrate the beginning of summer and kick-off the Summer Reading Game! We’ll close the parking lot and rock out with an awesome performance from the band Dog on Fleas. You can also attempt to scale the 24 foot rock-climbing wall. Don’t miss the games, face painting, fun, and more!

Summer Reading Game Sign-up
Sign up for our Summer Reading Game beginning Monday, July 1, at the kickoff event! Each registered participant will receive a reading log, stickers, a pencil and more! Read your way toward great prizes all summer long!

Adriance Memorial Library

Magic by Scott Jameson
Thursday, July 11, 10 am

See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Magician and juggler Scott Jameson gives an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time.

Science Tellers
Thursday, July 18, 1:30 pm

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth, but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship before it’s too late! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world!

Jedi Academy
Thursday, August 15, 10:30 am

A long time ago and not so very far away….children yearned for David Engel’s JEDI ACADEMY! a solo comedy variety show that captivates kids and adults alike. Come learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true Master of Intergalactic fun and adventure and discover the great Force within yourself. The kids will be delighted with comic antics, exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, a visit from a furry alien sidekick, and engage in light saber lessons. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.

Boardman Road Branch Library

Look Up to the Stars
Thursday, July 25, 1 pm

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you! You’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals.

Brad Shur: Cardboard Explosion
Thursday, August 1, 10 am

Cardboard Explosion brings five original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose your own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show!

Clover Brooke Farm
Thursday, August 8, 11 am

Llama Llama on the road….Join us as we welcome Clover Brooke farm and their amazing animals.
They will be teaching us all about the wonderful qualities of llamas, alpacas and other fiber-producing animals. There will be a petting portion for each animal.

SPACE, the Final Frontier: Teen Summer Reading Kick-off
Monday, July 1 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Adriance Memorial Library
Sign up for the Teen Summer Reading SPACE Program and make your own moon button.  Pick some prizes and a free book, while supplies last. Our grand summer reading prizes will be Virtual Reality goggles and a mini Drone.

Adult Summer Reading Lift-Off Party!
Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Boardman Road Branch Library

Why should the kids have all the Summer fun? Join us in the Adult Summer Read Challenge! Sign up and read as many books as you can from the listed categories and at the end of the Challenge, attend our closing event and submit your completed list towards prize drawings!

Pick up your checklist bookmark (or sign up below to get the link to download) with this year’s categories, enter your name in the Challenge, grab some book list inspo and then stay for a screening of the 2018 film, First Man. Movie will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Sign up to participate in the 2019 Adult Summer Read Challenge below. A link for the Checklist Bookmark will appear in your confirmation.

Don’t forget our e-Library is always open! Access children’s, teen, and adult eBooks, Audiobooks, Comics, and Graphic Novels for your next Summer Read!