Summer Reading Logo 2021

June 1-August 7

*Suggestions for age-appropriate daily reading times are included on the log. Names of Avon Lake City School district or St. Joseph Parish School student participants will be shared with the schools for possible fall recognition.

how to participate

Step 1: Pick up a Summer Reading Log at the Library or print one here.

Step 2: Complete 10 days of reading.*

Step 3: Visit us at the holds pickup window or through our Curbside Service.

Step 3: Drop off your raffle ticket or pick up a prize. Then repeat! Raffle prizes will be drawn at 10 am, August 9.

one last summer hurrah!

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a special activity for kids, teens, and adults to do at home! Pick up your kit at the Holds Pickup Window or through our Curbside Service. Registration starts July 19. Pick-Up the week of August 2. Ages 3+

Download Our Summer Guide

Didn't get a copy of our Summer Guide? We got you! Download a print friendly version here, and check out all the cool programs offered this summer.

At Home Activities

Children

Family Storytime at Home

Join the Children’s staff on the ALPL YouTube channel each week for a new story and rhyme. Stories are posted every Monday at 9am, May 24-August 9, and can be viewed anytime. Accompanying weekly craft bags can be picked up at the Holds Window or through Curbside Service, while supplies last.

Basketball & Books!

Avon Lake's own Jim "Basketball" Jones will provide a live performance of his basketball tricks and share his three children's books he co-authored with his wife Brenda (ALSD teacher). Program takes place outside, on the south lawn & will be cancelled for inclement weather. Please bring a blanket for seating. Masks optional.

Sign up Here

Jungle Terry

Calling all wildlife explorers! Team up with Jungle Terry June 22 at 1pm as he brings his animal adventures to your living room!

Sign up Here

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Over the Rainbow Yoga

(Ages 4-7)

Join kids yoga instructor Kate Matos July 13 at 10am for a story and yoga poses that will help you bend, stretch, and relax!

Sign up beginning July 1

Calming Colors Yoga

(Ages 8-12)

Feeling tied up in knots this summer? Come learn some yoga poses July 27 at 10am that will help you unwind.

Sign up beginning July 1.

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Virtual Events on Discord!

Escape Room

(Ages 12-17)

Do you think you have what it takes to solve the puzzles and escape? Challenge yourself with an online remote escape room you can play any time and any where.

Sign Up Here

Adults

Read Write Local Unbound

Beginning May 11, join a virtual author talk every Tuesday at 7 pm to hear from local authors as they discuss their books, the writing process, and answer your questions.

Join on Zoom.  http://tinyurl.com/RWLU-ALPL  

Click Here for Details.

Stitch Niche

Bring out your knitting or crocheting project and enjoy the virtual company of fellow needlework enthusiasts.

Sign Up Here

Discover Your Past

Join our virtual sessions with expert genealogists, and discover ways to research your family tree.

Sign Up Here

Sustainability Programs

Curious about solar energy? Do you like to grow your own food? Sign up for one of our virtual sessions with environmental experts and learn more about how we can live greener.

Sign Up Here

Selected For You

Can’t get into the library to select materials? Want some good book reccomendations? Use our selection services to request materials and pick them up through our Curbside service or at the Holds Window. For additional questions or sign-up assistance call 440.933.8917 for Children’s materials and 440.933.8127 for Teens and Adults.

Tailored Titles

Discover Your Next Favorite Read!
We curate a selection of titles from our collection and prepare a single, monthly, or quarterly pickup for you. It’s easy to sign up. Just fill out our form below and let our experts put together a bundle of books for your reading pleasure. (For Adults)

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Little Sprouts Backpacks

Borrow a thematic bag that includes a toy, beautiful flash cards to share, and words to some of our favorite fingerplays and lap bounces for young children. (For Ages 0-2)

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Themed Bundles

Targeted for older kids in grades K–6 who are ready to take on more challenging books with some of our favorite themes.  Five to ten widely-loved beginning or chapter books are included in each bundle to boost reading comprehension skills, and encourage a love for reading. (For Grades K-6)

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DIY Storytime Bags

Looking for specific themes to read paired with fun activities for your toddler and preschooler? Check out one of our story time bags that include 5 picture books to read aloud and a handout with music suggestions and activity ideas to do at home.

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I Just Need Some Stuff From The Library!

Looking for library materials to share with your child, but don’t know where to start? Recommended for ages 0–12. fill out our form with some basic info, and we'll choose some of out favorite items personalized just for you!

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BiblioBox

A personally tailored subscription book box for Teens and Tweens! Boxes can be picked up each month through our curbside service or inside at our Holds window. Each box contains a library book, a book for you to keep, a bookmark, and a snack.

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Brown Bag Science

Experiment, explore and create! Come inside (to the Holds window), or use curbside service to pick up materials for hands-on science and art activities you can do at home. Activities may require you to provide general supplies like glue, tape and scissors.

Bags will be available every other Thursday at 9 am, starting May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12.

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Wee Science Starters

Ages 3-5

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JR. Tree house Club

Ages 6 & 7

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Tree house Club

Ages 8-11.

Kids Science

Science Kits-on-the-go

Kits include books, equipment, and hands-on activities for exploring a variety of topics with your child. Kits can be checked out for two weeks with a one week renewal.

Sidewalk Steam

Looking for something to do outside? Have fun and learn along the way! Follow the signs and arrows that lead to our outdoor sidewalk chalk activity! Weather permitting. All ages.

60-Second Science

Got A Minute? Learn Something New About The World Around You. All In 60 Seconds!

Pick Up & Go Actvities

You must Register two weeks before pickup. bags are limited.

May require general supplies from home. Reserve your craft kit, and we will notify you when your craft is ready for pick up. Craft kits can be picked up through our curbside service or in-person at the Holds window.

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Sensory Creations

All Ages

Receive supplies and instructions for some of our favorite all-inclusive, all ages sensory activities.Register two weeks before pickup. Pick up the week of May 10, June 7, or July 6.

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Scavenger Hunt

All Ages

Put on your thinking caps for the monthly scavenger hunt. Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from the south door box or print one from the website the first of each month.

baby bags

Baby Time Bags

Designed to help caregivers engage with their young children. with an activity or craft to share. Register two weeks before pickup. Pick up the week of June 14, July 12, August 9.

FSAH

Family Story Time at Home Crafts

Ages 2-6

Watch the weekly story on the ALPL YouTube channel, then pick up a craft bag each Monday at 10am starting January 18. One per person, per week, while supplies last.

Request a bag when you arrive at the library by calling the Curbside Desk at 440-933-8128. No sign-up necessary.

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Grab & GO Activity Bags

Ages 6-12

Made for the older kids, bags include crafts, games, or other activities based on popular media and book series. Register two weeks before pickup. Pick-up week of: May 24, June 21, July 19.

Sign up by clicking on the link below to reserve your kit, and join us on YouTube for an awesome craft. We provide most of the materials you need, with remaining needs listed. Register two weeks before pickup. Pick up May 17, June 21, July 19, August 23.

Take and Make Paper Crafts

Reserve your monthly kit, and design a pop-up slider card for all occasions…birthday, anniversary, and thank you. Cardstock and instructions included. Register two weeks before pick up. Pick up May 17, June 21, July 19, August 23.

Virtual Book Discussions

Spirits with a Twist

Stories with an unexpected turn, glass of wine optional.  We will meet using Zoom, details will be emailed to you when you register. Both books are also available on Libby.

Beach Blanket Book Club

Join us for a friendly discussion about a great book via Zoom. Books for the following month are available at the Information desk. Quantities are limited.

Cuppas and Coppers

Sit down and enjoy a “cuppa” while discussing books by British authors featuring "coppers" from various walks of life. So if you fancy a cuppa, come and join us.