Explore all the options open to you during the 2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program at the Upper Sandusky Community Library! It begins June 1 and runs through July 31.
If you know which program you would like to sign up for, then stop by the library to pick up a Bingo card or activity sheet. You can also sign up for the Summer Reading Program here (or use the form below) and download the Adult, Teen, and Elementary Bingo cards and Wee Read activity sheet there.
¿Necesita una versión en español del programa de lectura de verano? Descarga la tarjeta de Bingo escuela primaria.
Now read on to see what the library is doing this year for the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program!
WEE READ SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Wee Read Summer Reading Program, intended for newborns to age 3, enables even the youngest child to share in the joy of reading. Pick up an activity sheet at the library or download one here. Caregivers may cross out one symbol for each book read to the child. Adults can bring in the completed activity to the library through July 31 to receive a free board book.
You will have plenty of opportunities to play Bingo this summer as well, no matter your age. Snag a Bingo card for your age group and get to reading and completing activities. The Adult, Teen, and Elementary Bingo cards can be picked up at the library or downloaded from this page. Each Bingo equals one entry to win a prize of your choice. Children in elementary school will receive a one paperback book when they bring in their first completed Bingo card. Continue playing Bingo throughout the summer to earn more entries. Winners will be notified at the beginning of August.
Special thanks to the Friends of the Library, whose donation helped to purchase the gift cards and picnic basket, and to Fay Family Dental Care for the donated prize, all of which patrons can enter to win as part of the Summer Reading Program.
Weekly for kids: How many items do you think are in the jar? Take a guess! A winner will be announced each week.
Weekly for kids: It's time to go on a scavenger hunt! Solve four questions and explore the library each week to win a prize.
Monthly for adults: Visit the library beginning June 1 to pick up a Summer Spice Up packet of Lemon Pepper Seasoning and a recipe card to try it out. There will be a limited number of packets available on a first come, first serve basis. Return to the library on July 1 to grab a Seafood Seasoning packet and recipe card.
Wednesday, June 8: Salamander & Friends - Join Crawford Park District Naturalist Chelsea Gottfried to meet and learn about animals that live in the water, including a painted turtle, a bullfrog, a crayfish, a dragonfly, and an eastern hellbender salamander. Meet these animals at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 in the library’s large meeting room.
Wednesday, June 8: Save the Lake - Katie Burke from the Lake Erie Foundation will give a presentation on reducing single use plastics and keeping Lake Erie free from plastic products at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 in the library's large meeting room.
Wednesday, June 15: An Ocean of Possibilities with the Armstrong Air & Space Museum - Whether exploring the vast open sea or the far reaches of space, the possibilities for adventure are endless! Learn about these environments at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 in the library’s large meeting room.
Wednesday, June 22: "The Little Mermaid" Interactive Movie - Join Miss Lisa for “The Little Mermaid,” the interactive movie edition, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Get ready to be immersed into this Disney favorite by experiencing waves, thunder, and more as if you really were part of Ariel’s world.
Thursday, June 23: Handel's Water Music - The Marion Recorder Consort will be playing Handel’s Water Music at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 in the library’s large meeting room.
Wednesday, June 29: Sea Glass - Learn from local artist Julie Keller as she talks about working with sea glass and creating jewelry with it. Stick around until the end of the program to win a door prize! The program will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 in the library’s large meeting room.
Thursday, June 30: "The Princess Bride" Interactive Movie Night - Join library staff for Inconceivable! It’s An Interactive Movie! at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 in the library’s large meeting room. Grab your movie kit when you arrive, fill your plate with appetizers, and get ready to watch “The Princess Bride” while having loads of fun.
Wednesday, July 13: Bringing the Farm to You - Visit the Upper Sandusky Community Library at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13 for Bringing the Farm to You. See what animals the FFA will bring for you to pet and learn about – and meet the people who take care them!
Wednesday, July 20: Paint Party - Kids in grades 4-12 will use acrylic paint to create a masterpiece on canvas with step-by-step help from Miss Lisa. The Paint Party will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 in the library’s large meeting room. Registration is required and sign up begins July 11.
Thursday, July 21: There's Something in the Water: What Lurks Below? - Presenter Ashlie Payton and Miss Lisa will discuss the legends of what lurks beneath the surface of lakes and oceans. Join them at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 in the library’s large meeting room.
Tuesday, July 26: Luau - Adults can join us at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 on the library’s back lawn for a luau! We’ll have games, prizes, and a potluck. Bring a dish to share with everyone.
Thursday, July 28: There's Something in the Water: Recovering Titanic's Victims - Local historian Ashlie Payton will discuss interesting, lesser-known facts about the procedures used to recover the bodies of those who perished in the tragic sinking of the Titanic. It will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 in the library’s large meeting room.