Summer is here! The real fun begins now...
At Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, we’re talking about a certain kind of fun. Not the kind of excitement with family trips to the beach, quick jaunts to the park or skinny dipping in the neighbor’s pond.
No, we’re talking about REAL fun! Fun that whisks you away to another land far, far away, where you’ve never been before. The thrill you feel like when you get in a fist-fight with a true-life gangster on the streets of New York. Or the glee you experience when you fall in love with a gorgeous Adonis in sunny, romantic Italy. That certain kind of bliss, like when you solve a hundred-year-old murder case in which the President calls you personally to thank you for your help.
We’re talking about the fun that you can only get by reading.
THAT kind of fun is exactly why T-SPL features FIVE summer reading programs for every type of reader, for all ages. So, June 2 through July 31, take the best kind of vacation and read a book. And, while you’re at it, you might as well win prizes, right?
Fizz, Boom, READ! The 2014 Junior Library Summer Reading Program
The Junior Library is also hosting the summer reading program, “Fizz, Boom, READ!” for ages 3 years through entering fifth grade. As in years past, children are encouraged to read (or be read to) every night for at least twenty minutes and are able to win prizes in doing so! Once your child has read six days, stop by the Junior Library for a prize. If your child reads at least 30 days, they are entered to win a grand prize (Lego sets for boys and girls!) and they will receive a trophy, a certificate and a ticket to the finale party.
The Junior Library also hosts awesome special events like “Fizz, Boom, Bam, It’s Magic!” “The Wonders of Electricity,” “Ronald McDonald’s Preschool Show and much, much more.
The Rubber Ducky Club
For ages birth to 35 months, the Rubber Ducky Club features reading, fun and activities for babies and their parents.
The club is split into two months, with each month featuring early literacy reading activity suggestions (vocabulary, print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, print motivation and narrative skills.) When all activities are completed, parents may turn in the reading record at the library and receive a prize.
The Library believes that reading to your baby not only creates a special bonding time together, but also builds their brain power, helps them learn language, encourages speech and prepares them to be readers.
Parents may register their child at the Junior Library.
Spark a Reaction Teen Summer Reading Program
The summer reading program "Spark a Reaction" includes nine weeks of reading (with no book reports!), prizes, and special programs. Just keep track of the number of pages read and stop in to the Junior Library to report results. For every 300 pages read, participants can enter to win a weekly prize. For every 1500 pages read, participants can enter to win a grand prize like a mountain bike, iPod Shuffle, Twist Speaker, Xtreme Xplosives headphones, iTunes gift card and more, thanks to a donation from the Webster Foundation.
Students entering sixth grade through grade twelve are welcome to join in the fun.
Throughout the summer, the teen Library will feature special events like art and writing contests, movie nights, Teen Lego Mania, Open Mic Night, Teen Book Blab @ Bailiwicks Coffee Co., a Straw Bale House Tour and more.
Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading Program
Adults, don’t feel left out! You, too can be entered to win a prize for every book you read this summer – your books, our books, eBooks, paperbacks - you can win with any type of book!
Participants are asked to register at the Library’s Information Desk. For every book completed, contestants simply fill out a raffle ticket and are entered to win a prize, which includes Fireside Café Pub gift cards, Cold Water Tavern (Shell Shucker’s) gift cards and more.
The grand prize is a Kindle eReader, thanks to a donation from TiffinOhio.org and WTTF. The final drawing will be August 1. The program is free and open to all adults.
When you stop by to register, test your novel knowledge with our Quote of the Week contest and guess which book the featured quote hails. If you win, you will receive an advance copy of an up and coming new book release.
If social media is your style, try our Shelfie Contest. Take a pic of yourself in front of your favorite bookshelf (we recommend ours) and post it to our Facebook, Twitter page or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Each entry will receive an advance copy.
BEE a Listener Adult Listening Program
Maybe listening to a book is easier for you during the crazy summer days. Perfect for road trips, gardening, cleaning the house or going for a walk and with our Overdrive or Hoopla services and PlayAways, T-SPL gives you more access to good listens than ever.
Participants are asked to register at the Library’s Information Desk. Upon registration, participants will receive their choice of a free pair of ear buds or lanyard. For every audiobook completed, contestants simply fill out a raffle ticket and are entered to win a prize, which includes gas gift cards, audiobooks, Fireside Café Pub gift cards, Cold Water Tavern (Shell Shucker’s) gift cards and more.
The grand prize is an iPod Touch, thanks to a donation from TiffinOhio.org and WTTF. The final drawing will be August 1. The program is free and open to all adults.
Thank you to the Seneca County Community
The summer reading programs are only possible because of generous donations from local businesses and organizations.
Major donors this year are the National Machinery Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Webster Foundation, TiffinOhio.org, Tiffin Lion's Club and WTTF.
Other donors include American Fire & Safety Services, The Andersons of Maumee, Arby's, Ballreich's Potato Chips, Bailiwicks Coffee Co., Big Boy Family Restaurant, Big Dipper, Bob Evans Restaurant, Burger King, Cold Water Tavern (Shell Shuckers), Family Video, Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater, Fireside Café Pub, Genex Co-Op, Heidelberg University's Physics Department, Heritage Lanes, Level Up, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, Uncle Mike's Dairy Bar, Wagner's Flowers & Greenhouses Wendy's and Tiffin YMCA.