Summer is here! The real fun begins now...

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is excited to take a close look at the world around us, with the 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World!"

The five reading programs are based on age and preference of reading or listening to a book - but all are guaranteed lots of fun and maybe a prize or two! 

The Library is happy to work with the Tiffin YMCA, as well as local assisted living and nursing homes, to bring the summer reading program to more of the community, outside of the Library's walls.

So, check out what we have in store for summer, 2017- and be sure to stop in to register between June 5 through July 31. Because you might as well pick up a few prizes, since you're already reading! Right? 

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junior summer reading program

The Junior Library's summer reading program includes eight weeks of reading (with no book reports!), prizes, and special programs. Children ages three through going into the sixth grade are welcome to join in the fun.

Just keep track of the amount of time read during the summer and stop in to the Junior Library to report results and enter to win prizes. Participants can pick up their reading record anytime after June 5, when registration begins.  The program will run through July 31.

The Library will celebrate summer reading with special events like “Exotic Zoo," Drop-in STEM Tuesdays, "Alex Thomas and Friends," Tween Book Club, Family Storytime, After Hours Reading Forts, "Dr. Dave Whiz Bang Science Show," "A2 Magic," and "Build a Better Sundae!"

For a complete version of junior summer reading events, check out the online calendar. To register for events, please call the Library at 419-447-3751

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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.


Teen Summer Reading Program

The Teen Department at the Library is also honoring heroes with its summer reading program "Build a Better World."

This year, teens entering seventh through twelfth grade, may complete a book review or volunteer for an hour to be entered to win a grand prize. Prizes include a Kindle Fire HD, movie passes, an Emoji gift basket, headphones and more!

Throughout the summer, the Teen Library will also feature "Afternoon Teen Time," a special series of programs designed just for teens with an emphasis on building a better world!  All events will take place in the Frost-Kalnow room at the library.

  • “Dance, Dance, DANCE” with the YMCA, Thursday, June 15th at 2:00p.m.
  • “Build a Better Pizza” on Thursday, June 22nd at 2:00p.m.
  • “Pixilation Animation Workshop” on Friday, June 23rd at 1:00p.m. Registration is required.
  • “Community Crafts” on Thursday, June 29th at 2:00p.m.
  • “Tall Tower Challenge” on Thursday, July 6th at 2:00p.m.
  • “Paint a Better World” on Thursday, July 13th at 2:00p.m.
  • “Picture Perfect Recycling” with Monica from the OSS Solid Waste Management District on Thursday, July 20th at 2:00p.m.

The Teen Summer Reading Program will conclude with an "Escape Room Finale Party" on August 4th!  Groups of teens must rely on communication, attention to detail, and most importantly, teamwork, to solve the puzzles and escape the room! 

For a complete version of teen summer reading events check out the online calendar.

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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!

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the adult summer reading program, “Build a Better World" June 5th through July 31st.

The first 100 people to register will receive a free tote bag! For every book or eBook read during the program, participants are to earn one entry for a prize. Grand prizes include Cedar Point tickets and parking pass, a Kindle Fire HD, and a frozen meat basket!  Additional prizes include gift certificates for local restaurants, movie tickets and more!

The Library will host special events for adults as part of the program, including a summer reading BINGO and a summer walking program. The Library will also host “Better World Wednesdays” every week, a series of special events that encourages patrons to take a closer look at the world around them.

The programs will be at 6:30 pm in the Frost Kalnow Room. They include:

  •  “Grow a Better World: Composting and Rain Barrels” with the Seneca County Master Gardeners on Wednesday, June 14th
  • “Declutter Your Life” with professional organizer Reannon Hayes on Wednesday, June 21st
  • “Digital Detox” on Wednesday, June 28th
  • “Crafts For Your Community” on Wednesday, July 5th
  • “Green Living” on Wednesday, July 12th
  • “Recycling 201” with the OSS Solid Waste Management District on Wednesday, July 19th

The Library’s Senior Outreach Services will bring the summer reading program to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities again this year. For every book read, seniors will be entered to win a prize.

For a complete version of adult summer reading events check out the online calendar.

Thank you to our wonderful supporters

The summer reading programs are only possible because of generous donations and programs from local businesses and organizations.

Major donors this year are the National Machinery Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Webster Foundation and

Other donors include AJ's Heavenly Pizza, Asian Grill Buffet, Bailiwicks Coffee Co., Ballreich's Potato Chips, Benchwarmers, Big Boy Family Restaurant, Big Dipper, Bob Evans Restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Chipotle, Cinemark 8, City of Tiffin Park & Recreation, Denny's, Dunkin Donuts, Empire 138, Family Video, Fort Ball Pizza Palace, FroZone, Golden Crown, Heidelberg Book Store, Heritage Lanes, Jimmy John's, Kuebler Shoes, Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken, Little Hugo's, McDonald's, Phat Cakes, Pizza Hut, Put-n-Pita, Ralph's Joy of Living, Reino's Pizza & Pasta, Seneca County Park District, Simply Susan's, Subway, T.J. Willie's, Taco Bell, Tiffin City Schools, Uncle Mike's Dairy Bar, Wendy's, WTSC Seneca County Radio, Xcaret Mexican Restaurant, and the YMCA!