The Warren County Public Library’s in-person summer activity series returns in 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic shut down many library activities last summer.
Courtney Stevens, WCPL’s community outreach manager, said there will be several awards up for grabs this summer for children and adults who participate in the WCPL Reading Passport Program.
The value of the prizes increases as new achievements are completed. For kids, accomplishments include reading a book, attending a library event, and finding a new animal. Adults and teens can win prizes by reading books, using WCPL virtual databases, visiting parks, and watching movies on Capitol Hill. A complete list of achievements is available at www. warenpl.org/summer.
“We will be giving away great prizes later this summer,” Stevens said. “Prizes will include a bicycle, Ninja air fryer and an inflatable screen that you can use to watch movies.”
The “Summer Celebration of Wild Adventures” will kick off at the Capitol Arts Center with a 1980s-inspired concert by the band Wulfe Bros. at 10 o ‘clock. June 3. At 10 a.m. on June 29, “Mr. Bond’s Science Guys ”will be presented on Capitol Hill.
The summer activity series will include appearances by writers Kristin Tubb and Shelli Johannes. Tubb will be discussing his heroic dog books, including his latest book “Zeus, Dog of Chaos,” on July 7 at the Capitol at 6 pm.
Johannes, the author of “Cece Loves Science,” will appear at WCPL Smith’s Grove branch on July 27 at 10 a.m., the Main Library on July 27 at 4 p.m. and Bob Kirby branch on July 28 at 10:30 a.m.
On July 13, WCPL will host several puppet-themed events at the Capitol. MadCap Puppets will present “Jack and the Gentle Giant” on Capitol Hill at 6pm. Prior to the performance, MadCap will open a puppet workshop at the Capitol with sessions starting at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Prior to the end of the summer celebrations on July 31, WCPL will host “Animal Tales and Tails” on July 29 at the Bob Kirby branch at 10 am and at the Parker-Bennett Community Center at 2 pm.
In addition to the summer activity series, WCPL will be opening 46 pop-up libraries during the summer months, Stevens said. WCPL has partnered with local parks and public school systems to make pop-up libraries possible.