In addition to children tracking their reading this summer, children and families also can participate in a variety of library activities. Preschoolers and their families have several opportunities to attend storytime and craft programs this summer. A complete list of storytime sessions can be found here.
Every Monday, starting June 5 through July 31, a performer or special program will take place for children ages 5-12. Some of the events we have planned include: a visit from the Akron ZooMobile, magician Michael Mage, Dr. Insecta's Insect Show and a visit from the Barberton Police and Fire Departments as part of the Heroes We Know: Building a Better Community program. For a complete list of programs for school age children, please see our school age program page.
Students entering grades 5 - 8 are invited to join us on Thursdays, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, for hands-on fun and engaging summer tween programs. Programming will include a variety of activities and topics, and always, a snack! Some of the events we have planned include: a Book Tasting event, Volunteer Café, Make Someone Smile With Art, Create a Comic Strip with artist and teacher Jeff Nicholas and Detective Science with Mad Science of Northeast Ohio. For a complete list of tween programs, please see our tween programming page. Children also can join us anytime for weekly crafts in the Children's Department. For a complete list of all these programs, please see the online calendar or pick up a calendar in the Children's Department.
A special thank you to our Summer Reading Club sponsors: Chipotle, Durbin Magic Freeze, East of Chicago Pizza, Fast Lane Bowling, Kavé Coffee Bar, McDonald’s, Ramseyer Farms, and Stuff Genie Emporium. Weekly tween programming is new to our summer scheduling and is made possible by the generous support of the Rotary Club of Barberton.