Tuscarawas County library gears up for summer reading program

(Dover, Ohio) – Summer fun is coming soon to Dover Public Library.  Super Heroes, Super Readers will be the theme for this summer’s reading program. 

All superheroes will be included in the library program from Spiderman to our local police, firemen, doctors, and nurses.  “This past year has taught us all something about the super people in our lives.  What a great way to celebrate all of these people who do so much for us” stated Jennifer Gardner Children‘s Department Manager.
Beginning June 1 sign-ups will be open to anyone wanting to participate in the summer reading program.  Children will receive a reading tracker with tickets that they will earn for tons of prizes. They will also get to pick out a cool superhero eye mask and wristband when they sign up.  After completing their tracker they will get to pick out a book to keep, get a summer reading sign put in their yard and they can also get more tickets for chances to win prizes.  Some of the prizes include light-up scooters, ME Readers, kids smartwatches, Marvel games, a batman tent, packages of superhero capes, star projection night lights and clock combos, and many different packs of activity books, sticker books, and games.
Among some of the great programs that will happen this summer is the return of Spiderman to the library.  “Spiderman is a friend of our library,” says Gardner.  “He loves to visit and read to the kids,” she added.  On Saturday, June 5 from 10 am-12 pm Spiderman will greet children as they sign up for the summer reading program.  Kids can get their pictures taken with Spidey also.
Other programs include Thursday, June 10th at 11 am Fete Of Strength Obstacle Course, Tuesday, June 15th, 4 pm Marvel vs DC Trivia, Wednesday, June 23rd, 10:30 am Storytime with Luna the Library Dog, Saturday, June 26th, 11 am -1 pm Search for the Infinity Stones Scavenger Hunt, Tuesday, June 29th, 11 am Superhero Crafts Make and Take,  Friday, July 16th, 4 pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pizza Party, Wednesday, July 21st, 10:30 am Meet and Greet our Local Superheroes and Comic Book Writing Class with Doug Laubacher Wednesday, July 28th at 11 am.  All programs are free to the public but may be limited in space.  For more information or to sign up for any programs people can call the library at 330-343-6123 or go online to register at www.doverlibrary.org/register
Of course, none of this could be possible without support from the community.  “We have had a great response from the community and some wonderful donors.’ said Gardner.  “The Dover Exchange Club stepped up in a big way to cover the cost of programs and books,”  Gardner added. Donations have come in by way of monetary donations to help offset the cost of the prizes from Directions Credit Union, Henry Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Alban Title, Peterman Plumbing and Heating, and Dover Chemical. Also, donations of gift cards from Grinders Above and Beyond, The Emporium, Park Street Pizza, Miller’s Creamery, and personal pizza cards for each reader by Gioninos Pizza.  Goody bags and giveaways from First Federal Bank and Frisbees from Buehlers
All of the staff get involved in such a big event. “We are transforming the children’s department to a superhero cityscape,” said Robyn Matako Children’s Department Associate.  “The children will be able to get a picture as if they are flying over the city or stand behind the superman standup to put their head on superman’s body,” added Mallory Thompson Librarian. “We are all ready to kick off our summer reading program,” said Syrena Troyer Children’s Department Associate. Summer fun is back at the Dover Public Library.
For more information or questions contact the library at 330-343-6123 or www.doverlibrary.org/register.

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