Adults and children are asked to "Dig Into Reading" for this year's summer reading program's through the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.
The programs began June 1 and are to run through July 31.
The junior library program, "Dig Into Reading" is geared towards children age three through entering into the fifth grade. The program is nine weeks of reading for 20 minuets or more.
Participants are asked to keep track of the amount of reading time with their reading record to be entered to win weekly prizes and to qualify to win a grand prize at the end of the program.
The theme for the teen department is "Beneath the Surface." For every 300 pages read, participants can enter to win weekly prizes, and for every 1,500 pages read, participants can be entered to win an Xbox 360, iPod and more.
There will be many other programs for teens such as arts and crafts, writing contests and movie nights.
Teen Creative Writing Contest now to 5:30 p.m. June 29.
Teen Poetry Contest is June 10 through July 10.
Dirt-y Art Night is 6 p.m. June 11 in the Frost Kalnow room. For teens only.
Beneath the Books Scavenger Hunt is 5 p.m. June 17 in the junior library. For teens only.
Weekend Kick Off Movie featuring "Lincoln" at 5:30 p.m. June 20 in the Frost Kalnow room. For teens and adults only.
Dinner and a Movie featuring "Hotel Transylvania" at 6 p.m. June 24 in the Frost Kalnow room. For all ages.
Teen Art Contest is July 1 through July 31.
"The Hobbit" party and movie at 5 p.m. July 8 in the Frost Kalnow room. For teens only.
Beneath the Surface Creations Party at 5 p.m July 15 in the Frost Kalnow room. For teens only.
Thursday night movie featuring "Wreck it Ralph" at 6 p.m. July 18 in the Frost Kalnow room. For all ages.
Monday night movie featuring "A Monster in Paris" at 5 p.m. July 22 in the frost Kalnow room. For all ages.
Teen Game Time at 3 p.m. July 25 in the Frost Kalnow room. For teens only.
Beneath the Surface movie featuring "Bully" at 6 p.m. July 29 in the Frost Kalnow Room. For teens and adults only.
Teen Summer Reading Program Finale Party at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Frost Kalnow Room. For teens only.
Family Time in the Garden at 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. June 13. Features story time, learning stations, games and crafts. For ages 2-6.
Parent-Child Book Club at 6:30 p.m. June 19 and July 10. For children entering fourth or fifth grade.
Small & Squirmy at 2 p.m. June 20. For all ages. Learn about worms, with the Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District.
Backpack Adventure is at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. June 27. Geared toward ages 2-6, registration is required.
Digging Into Grandma's Hat Boxes at 2 p.m. June 28. Features interactive storytelling magic, puppets, songs and games. For all ages.
Madd Hatter Tea Party at 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. July 11. For ages 5-11, registration is required.
Family Time at The Construction Site at 2 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. July 25. Geared towards ages 2-6. Hard hats are required.
Sweet Treats & Sweet Tunes at 6 p.m. Aug. 1. Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a concert by Chip Richter. For all ages.
The last week to turn in cards is the week of July 29-31.
"With doubling our circulation, teens are able to find more books they will enjoy," teen librarian, Kandi O'Donnell said.
Adults can get in the fun as well with the program, "Groundbreaking Reads." Participants can be entered to win prizes such as gift cards from Ralph's Joy of Living, Fireside Cafe Pub, Bailiwicks Coffee Co., and Phat Cakes, a massage from Mane Cinsations, movie passes and more. The final drawing for prizes will be Aug. 1.
Adults can also participate in the listening program, "U Need 2 Listen," which is for those that would rather listen to audio books.
There is also a program for parents and their babies to get involved with reading, called "The Rubber Ducky Club."
Parents are encouraged to read to children, from birth to 35 months. The program is eight weeks and is split up between the months of June and July. Each month is to feature early literacy reading activities such as vocabulary, letter knowledge, phonological awareness and narrative skills.
When all the activities are completed on the activity log, parents may turn in the log to receive prizes.
"Not only is the library participating again in the summer reading programs, but the YMCA is getting involved this summer as well," Deborah Roszman, library community relations coordinator said.
The YMCA will be combining its day camps with the library's reading programs. The Y will encourage children to read every day for at least 20 minutes.
At the end of the summer, campers who complete the program will earn an entry for the grand prize, a trophy, a certificate
and an invitation to the finale party at the library.
"These programs are to help kids that have worked hard to keep up with reading skills over the year. Continuing to read over the summer can help retain those
skills," Connie Cole, junior librarian, said. "We also want the kids to have fun with reading."