Another great summer of reading at the library

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library would like to thank the Seneca County community for another amazing summer at the Library!

The 2019 summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with amazing space themed programs and prizes, and we at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library are so grateful to everyone who made it such a huge success!

The Youth Services Summer Reading Program had 839 readers this year! The program was for children from birth through entering fifth grade and included day campers from the YMCA of Bucyrus-Tiffin. Additional programs included Cirque Amongus, Family Reading Forts, Spaced Out Tuesdays, Tween Universe, Baby Play Date, Family Space Storytime, A Universe of Story Songs with Beverly The Music Lady, How to Train Your Dragon Movie Marathon, Whiz Bang Science Show, To The TOONiverse with Jeff Nicholas, an Ice Cream Extravaganza, and several amazing programs with the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.

We had a record-breaking 194 teens participate in the summer reading program this year! Teens met every week for Afternoon Teen Time for special events such as Cosmic Crafts, Summer Anime Club, Outer Space Engineering Challenge, and an Escape the Planet escape room.

The adult reading and listening program continues to grow every year, with a 419 participants, including residents of our extension services and homebound readers. For every book read, adults earned a prize entry. This year, we had a record number of entries at over 5,000, meaning adults are reading more than ever! Adults could also stop at the Library every week for programs that included Fandom Trivia, a viewing of the movie First Man, and a virtual reality program. The Armstrong Air and Space Museum also held several fantastic programs for adults, including one on the moon landing hoax.

The summer reading programs are only possible because of generous donations from local businesses and organizations.

Major donors this year are the Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Tiffin Lions Club and The Webster Foundation. Additional generous donors included Asian Grill Buffet, Bailiwicks Coffee Co., Benchwarmers, Big Boy Family Restaurants, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Cinemark 8, Denny’s, Dunkin Donuts, Empire at 138, Family Video, Fort Ball Pizza Palace, FroZone, Golden Crown, Heavenly Pizza, Level Up, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Ralph’s Joy of Living, Reino’s Pizza and Pasta, The Ritz Theatre, Shake Shak, Simply Susan’s, Smith Family Foods, Taco Bell, The Wall Street Pub & Grille, Wendy’s, WTSC Seneca County Radio, Xcaret Mexican Restaurant, and the YMCA.

We are very grateful to have caring community members who support the Library and its events. Thank you!


Kayleigh Tschanen

Community Relations Manager

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library