Brumback’s annual summer reading program is underway

Oceans of Possibilities

Read Me Club

Infants up to 2 and a half year old toddlers

listening club

Children ages 2.5 to those entering first grade in the fall

Reading Club

Children enter second through seventh, eighth, or ninth grade in the fall.

Pre-registration for the 2022 Annual Summer Reading Program began on Tuesday, May 24. Participants choose the books they wish to consult and read. Then, when they return to the library, they bring a list of titles that can be attached to the child’s registration form.

Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and caregivers are encouraged to sit and read with their young children. Older siblings are encouraged to read to their siblings. If both are participants in the summer reading, both children can write these titles on their sheets. Parents are also encouraged to read with their school-age child.

The library offers picture books and fiction books for young people, but also offers folklore, fairy tales and biographies, as well as non-fiction titles on hundreds of subjects. Adults can read to their child or to adults and children can take turns reading.

Adults reading a juvenile chapter book should note the number of pages read. Every 40 pages of a fiction title will count as one book. Also, if adults need to return the material in the book chute, they should list the titles and number of pages read on a sheet of paper, then bring the list to the library to transfer the information to their child’s sheet. .

Each week, there will be an activity in the main library for the Read Me Club as well as a puzzle or challenge for members of the Listening and Reading Club at all sites. (Completed puzzles/challenges will be due by 5 p.m. the following Monday.) Thanks to the generosity of Van Wert County businesses and other donors, there will be raffles for a variety of prizes. A participant must list at least one book title on their sheet and fill out a blank sheet each week to be eligible for these draws. (Although additional titles may be listed on your sheet at any time, only one blank entry per week may be submitted.)

Children who have read at least 20 books will receive a certificate at the end of the program. Children who read at least 25 books will also receive a gold seal on their certificate. McDonald’s, Taco Bell and other companies will reward children with coupons for their reading achievements.

Many other specials are scheduled in June and July. Check your calendar for dates and times. Anyone with questions about summer reading or who would like to enroll in a particular program can call Children’s Services at 419-238-2168.

June 2 — Oceans of Possibilities

with Larry Wirtz at

10:30 a.m.

June 7 — Symphony of Lima

Story time at 10:30 a.m.

June 9 — Oceans of Possibilities

with Jeff Wawrzaszek at

10:30 a.m.

June 10 — Enter the

Solar System with Armstrong

Air and Space Museum in


June 13 — Story time with

Chris Rowlands at 10:30 a.m.

June 21 — Songs and Stories

with Joanie Calem at 10:30 a.m.

June 22 — Visit with Mr.

Lincoln at 10:30 a.m.

June 23 — Visit Australian

Outback with Didgeridoo

at 10.30 a.m.

June 27 – Oceans of funny

with Tricky Max at 10:30 a.m.

June 28 — Symphony of Lima

Story time at 10:30 a.m.

June 30 — Oceans of Possibilities

with the Armstrong Air

& Space Museum at 10 a.m.

July 5 – Madcap Puppet

Theater at 10:30 a.m.

July 6 — Oceans of Pleasure

Magic show with Jim Kleefeld

at 10.30 a.m.

July 7 — Moon phase

Demonstration with the Armstrong

Air and Space Museum in


July 12 — Oceans of Pleasure

with Captain Rick Allen at

10:30 a.m.

July 19 — Wild Time

with Science Central at 10:30 a.m.

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July 25 — Monsieur Molecule

Shark Tank at 10:30 a.m.

July 28 — Cinema Day at the

Van Wert cinemas. Pre-registration


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