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

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is excited to honor all types of heroes this summer with the 2015 reading program theme "Every Hero Has a Story."

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! Every week, we will focus on a new hero and feature new games and activities like a "Name that Hero Quote Contest," an "Ultimate Hero Tournament" and more.

The Library is happy to work with the Tiffin YMCA, the Seneca County Youth Center and 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, 2015- and be sure to stop in to register between June 1 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 nine weeks of reading (with no book reports!), prizes, and special programs. Children ages three through going into the fifth 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 1, when registration begins.  The program will run through July 31.

The Library will celebrate summer reading with special events like “P.T. Reptiles” featuring animal guy Peter Rushton on Monday, June 8 at 4:00 pm in the Adult Reading Room. Other events include “Creative Tuesdays,” “Superhero Training Camp,” “Touch a Truck,” “K9 Heroes,” movies, book clubs and more. 

For a complete, printable version of junior summer reading events, check out our event listing or go to the online calendar. To register for events, please call the Library at 419-447-3751


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 "Every Hero Has a Story."

This year, teens entering sixth through twelfth grade, may complete a book review or a teen summer reading BINGO to be entered to win a grand prize. Prizes include a Kindle Fire 7, a mountain bike, Monster headphones and more.

A book review must be completed during the summer reading program (June 1 through July 31) and must meet all requirements put in place by the Library. To see all requirements and complete a review, go to our Teens-only book review page. 

To complete a teen summer reading BINGO card, teens are asked to complete various activities (like bring a photo of your hero to the library, do a craft at the library or visit a local park.) To get a BINGO card, please pick one up at the Junior Library Desk.

Throughout the summer, the Teen Library will also feature special events like tours of the Ritz Theatre, Tiffin City Police Station and the Seneca County Museum.

For a complete, printable version of junior summer reading events check out our event listing or go to 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, “Every Hero Has a Story” June 1 through July 31.

The first 50 people to register will get a free tote bag with coupons for Ohio State Parks, Ohio State Fair, the Renaissance Fair, a Lake Erie Islands catalog and more. For every book or eBook read during the program, participants are to earn one entry for a prize. Grand prizes include gift certificates for local restaurants, movie tickets and more. Winners will be drawn on August 1.

The Library will host special events for adults as part of the program, like a Red Cross Blood Drive, a writing contest, a “Name that Hero” contest, a sports trivia contest and more.

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

The program is free and open to all adults. Registration is to take place at the Information Desk.

For more information or call (419) 447-3751.

For a complete, printable version of adult summer reading events check out our event listing or go to the online calendar.


Adult Listening Program

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to kick off the summer listening program, “Just Listen…Every Hero Has a Story” on Monday, June 1. The program, open to adults, will run until July 31 and is perfect for those who would rather listen to audiobooks than read.

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 a hoopla digital pen For every audiobook completed, contestants simply earn an entry to win a prize, which includes gas gift cards, Playaways, a tote bag, gas cards, gift cards to local restaurants and more.

The grand prize for this year's summer listening program is an iPod Nano, thanks to a donation from The final drawing will be August 1. The program is free and open to all adults.

Stop by the Information Desk for more information or call (419) 447-3751.

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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 National Machinery Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Webster Foundation and

Other donors include A.J.'s Heavenly Pizza, Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Asian Grill Buffet, Ballreich's Potato Chips, Bailiwicks Coffee Co., Big Boy Family Restaurant, Big Dipper, Bob Evans Restaurant, Burger King, Cinemark 8, City of Tiffin Parks and Recreation, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Clover Club, Dave Hoover, Denny's, Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater, Fireside Café Pub, Flag City Mack Truck, Heidelberg University Book Store, Hempy Water, Heritage Lanes, Jolly's Drive In, Mac & Bob Service Garage, McDonald's, OSS Solid Waste Management District, Phat Cakes, Ralph's Joy of Living, Reino's Pizza and Pasta, Republic Services, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, SanGregory Cartage, Inc., Seneca County Museum, T.J. Willie's, Taco Bell, The Ritz Theatre, Tiffin Calvert Athletics, Tiffin Fire Department, Tiffin Police Department, Tiffin University Book Store, Tiffin YMCA, Uncle Mike's Dairy Bar, Wendy's and WTSC, Xcaret Mexican Restaurant.