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

"Libraries Rock!" this summer at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library!

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, 2018- and be sure to stop in to register between June 4 through July 31. Because you might as well pick up a few prizes, since you're already reading! Right? 


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 4, when registration begins.  The program will run through July 31.

There will also be a number of special events for children this summer, including Exotic Zoo, Family Reading Forts, “Cowgirl Concert,” Rocking Tuesdays, Whiz Bang Science with Dr. Dave, Family Story Time, West Africa Drum & Dance, “Rockin the Toons” with Jeff Nicholas, and a Rocking Ice Cream Celebration.

For a complete version of junior summer reading events, check out the online calendar

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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

This year, teens entering seventh through twelfth grade, may read and complete activities to be entered to win a grand prize. Prizes include a Kindle Fire HD, movie passes, headphones and more!

Throughout the summer, the Teen Library will also feature "Afternoon Teen Time," a special series of music themed programs. All events will take place in the Frost Kalnow Room at the Library.

  • "Guitar Star" with Aspen Black on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Hip Hop Music: Origins and Influence" on Thursday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Name that Tune Trivia" on Thursday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Dance! Dance! Dance!" on Thursday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m.
  • “Musical Movie: Lemonade Mouth" on Thursday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m.
  • "Drum Up the Fun" on Thursday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • "Lip Sync Battles" on Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m.
  • "Song Lyric Art" on Thursday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m.

The Teen Summer Reading Program will conclude with an "Rockin Finale Party" on August 2nd! 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, “Libraries Rock!" June 4th 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 Hamilton musical tickets, 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 a series of special events for adults!

These programs will take place in the Frost Kalnow Room. They include:

  • "Ukulele for Adults" on Tuesday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.
  • "Cowgirl Concert" on Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • "Songs of the Civil War" on Thursday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • "A Very Short History of Musical Theatre" on Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
  • "Rock and Roll Bingo" on Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • "Rebels and Underdogs: The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll" Author Visit on Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.

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.

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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 Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Webster Foundation.

Other donors include AJ’s Heavenly Pizza, Asian Grill Buffet, Benchwarmers, Big Boy Family Restaurants, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Chipotle, Cinemark 8, Denny’s, Dunkin Donuts, Empire 138, Family Video, Fort Ball Pizza Palace, Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Golden Crown, Jimmy John’s, Level Up, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Ralph’s Joy of Living, Reino’s Pizza and Pasta, Seneca County Park District, Shake Shak, Simply Susan’s, Smith Family Foods, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, TJ Willie's, WTSC Seneca County Radio, Xcaret Mexican Restaurant, and the YMCA.

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