Ida Rupp Libraries partner with M.O.M. for downtown Summer Reading Events

May 26, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 comments

While indoor gathering restrictions have been lifted, enjoy the great summer weather starting in June by gathering at Meals on Madison (M.O.M.) in downtown Port Clinton. The Summer Challenge kicks off June 1 and runs through July 31. Watch and listen to performers, make crafts together, and discuss some terrific books.

Ida Rupp Libraries invite all community members to join using the fun at any of these events.

In addition, there will be displays, crafts and more at each of the Ida Rupp Libraries locations in Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay and Marblehead. The theme for this year’s summer reading is Tails and Tales. The events, crafts and contests will coordinate with this theme.

Participate, track your activity, and be eligible for the Ida Rupp Libraries Grand Drawing. The June calendar for all locations of the Ida Rupp Public Library includes the following:

Tuesday, June 1

Summer Challenge Kickoff; Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 2–3 p.m.; Children. Join Ida Rupp Libraries downtown at M.O.M for its 2021 Summer Reading Kickoff. Learning will be fun and exciting while you hold and cuddle Outback Ray’s amazing animals.

This hands-on show is extremely entertaining for all ages. In case of rain, join us in our community room at the library.

June Activities at Ida Rupp Libraries; Tails & Tales Activity Bags, Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton; Children. Pick up a kit at the library with all the supplies you need for summer fun. (Kits will be available while supplies last.)

“Have a Whale of a Time” Take & Make Cross Stitch, Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton; Adults. Make a new “friend” for the summer. Pick up a kit at the library, and cross stitch a cute little whale to keep you company.  Limit ONE per family, while supplies last.

Tails & Tales on Page and Screen, Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton. Check out our display of your favorite books and movies all about animals. Downtown Port Clinton Scavenger Hunt, Madison Street, Port Clinton. Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the Ida Rupp Public Library this month and get hunting. There are animals hidden in the windows of downtown Port Clinton businesses. Find them all by June 30th, bring your list back to the library to win a prize!

Adopt a Reading Buddy, Erie Islands Library; Children. Youngsters will come to the Ida Rupp Libraryibrary and choose a stuffed animal to adopt.  This animal will become their new reading buddy. Once they have chosen their reading friend, they will fill in an application and present it to the librarian to receive their adoption certificate.  (While supplies last.)

Find the Tails Scavenger Hunt, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; All ages. Hidden throughout the lIda Rupp Library are different animal tails.  Use the checklist to find them all by June 30. Turn in your checklist for a chance to win a gift card. One entry per person.

Grab & Go Craft Kit – Animal Tail Bookmarks, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; All ages. Stop by the library to pick up this week’s kit to make an animal bookmark.

Writer’s Group, via Zoom hosted by Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6-8 p.m.; Adults. Do you wish you knew more about what steps to take next with your writing? Need someone to critique your work? Resident writing guru, Brenda Haas, hosts this monthly meeting. All writers welcome.

Wednesday, June 2

Story Time with Miss Kristen, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 10-11 a.m. Join Miss Kristen at M.O.M. for some fun animal stories and a craft! In case of rain, move to the community room at the library.

Walking Club, Erie Islands Library; 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Adults. Walking is one of the best activities for staying active.  Walking alone is fun but walking with others increases your motivation. Join the librarians of Erie Islands Library as we walk around downtown.

Thursday, June 3

Teen Geocaching, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 1-2 p.m.; Teens. Teens in grades 6-12. Now is the perfect time to get moving outside. Attend for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Teens will get to have first-hand experience geocaching in the area as well as see a demonstration of how you can make your very own compass. In case of rain, join us in our community room at the library.

Monday, June 7

Weekly Craft: Bird Feeders, Erie Islands Library; All ages. Help our feathered friends by making bird feeders to hang in our backyards.  Stop by the library to pick up your craft kit today while supplies last.

Walking Club, Erie Islands Library; 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Adults. Walking is one of the best activities for staying active.  Walking alone is fun but walking with others increases your motivation.  Join the librarians of Erie Islands Library as they walk around downtown.

Grab & Go Craft Kit for Kids – Wild Animals, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; Children. It’s Wild Animal Week at the library. Stop in and pick up this week’s Grab and Go craft kit filled with a squirrel craft, nature bingo, and wildlife tic-tac-toe while supplies last.

Grab & Go Craft Kit for Adults – Nature Luminary, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; Adults. This week’s Grab and Go craft kit for adults is a glass luminary.  Stop in the library to pick up your kit while supplies last.

Books & Brews Book Club, Jamestown Tavern patio hosted by Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6:30 – 8 p.m.; Adults. Plan to kick off the summer with the genre of Beach Reads.  Before the meeting, pick a light and breezy book that just makes you happy and taken away and read it.  Discuss these books and then discuss any other books you have read recently.

Tuesday, June 8

It’s a BINGO Bash, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; All ages. Join for BINGO at Meals on Madison (MOM).  All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. One grand winner will receive a prize. In case of rain, head for the community room at the library.

Movie Night, Erie Islands Library; All ages. Come to the library and check out one of the ‘Let’s Stay In’ movie night bundles. Enjoy a movie – “E.T.” – plus a bag of popcorn, all the props and a couple munchies for up to four moviegoers to make your time together entertaining.  Your family is going to love this new interactive movie experience.

Wednesday, June 9

Walking Club, Erie Islands Library; 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Adults. Walking is one of the best activities for staying active. Walking alone is fun but walking with others increases your motivation.  Join the librarians of Erie Islands Library as they walk around downtown.

Story Time with Miss Kristen, Meals on Madison, Downtown Port Clinton; 10–11 a.m.; Children. Join Miss Kristen at M.O.M. for some stories and songs about birds. In case of rain, head for the community room at the library.

Thursday June 10

Take & Make Scrapbooking Kit for Teens, Ida Rupp Public Library, Port Clinton; Teens. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to visit the library to pick up a starter set of supplies to complete a scrapbooking project at home. Come to the Youth Services desk while supplies last.

Pulitzer Prize Book Club, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4-5 p.m.; Adults. Have you ever read a Pulitzer Prize winning book? Now is your chance to read one and discuss it with a lively group. This month the group will discuss the winner from 1947, All the King’s Men by Robert Penn.

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