Wauseon Library Offering Fun & Educational Summer Activities

IMG_0090.JPGThe Wauseon Public Library is sponsoring two FREE local foods programs this summer to encourage our patrons to grow, preserve, and eat locally. Think about visiting the Wauseon Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, beginning June 20.

On June 23 at 6:30 p.m., OSU Extension will be hosting an Enjoying Local Foods Program in the library’s Reading Room. The program will focus on how to take advantage of the flavor and nutrition of foods grown here in our community. We will discuss Farmers’ Markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s), and other ways to get your foodie fix!

On July 27 at 6:30 p.m., Food Preservation: The Basics of Freezing and Canning Your Local Harvest will be offered. It will include discussions on food safety, considerations of food preservation, and an overview of the different types of food preservation.

Both sessions will be led and facilitated by Melissa Welker, M.Ed., Family and Consumer Sciences Educator and Fulton County OSU Extension Agent.

Every Hero Has a Story at the Wauseon Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, June 29-July 3. All of the programs are FREE, but registration is required. Please come into the library, and register for the Summer Reading Program today.

Solve the mystery on Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. The Mystery Book Discussion Group will be discussing “Critical Mass” by Sara Paretsky in the Wauseon Public Library’s main floor Reading Room. The book discussion is free and is open to everyone.

According to the book jacket, “In 1939, Dr. Lotty Herschel, V. I. Warshawki’s closest friend in Chicago, escaped the Holocaust in Vienna with her childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. Though the two drifted and animosities grew between them over the years, when Kitty’s daughter finds her life in danger, she turns to Lotty for help. In turn, Lotty summons V.I. to take the case. The threats on the daughter’s life at first seem a simple case of bad drug dealings, but V.I. soon discovers that they are just the tip of an iceberg of lies, secrets and silence whose origins trace back to the deadly race among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the atomic bomb. And while the secrets may be old, the people who continue to guard them will do anything to make sure they stay buried…”

On Monday, June 29 from 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., the library will host a day full of Boredom Busters in the library’s Children’s Department with individualized activities and games.

On Tuesday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m., the library will host a Super Hero Story Time at Reighard Park in the Potawatomi Shelter House. Everyone is invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and activities. Following the story time, the children are encouraged to stay for a FREE lunch, provided by Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission’s (NOCAC) Summer Lunch Program.

On Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m., the Wauseon Public Library will be sponsoring a special Summer Reading Program called Cookies with Cops. The Wauseon Police Department will have many of their officers and vehicles at the park. This is your chance to share a cookie with them and thank them for their dedicated service to the Wauseon community. In addition to the cookie reception, children, 1-18, are encouraged to stay for a FREE lunch, provided by Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission’s (NOCAC) Summer Lunch Program.

On Thursday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Reighard’s Park, the library will be hosting a Super Hero Birthday Party; complete with games and crafts with NOCAC’s Summer Lunch Program following at the shelter house.

On Friday, July 3, all Summer Reading Program reading logs are due. They must be turned into the Children’s Department of the library, so the totals may be tallied. The library will announce the grand totals the following week.

Registration is required for the Summer Reading Program, so stop into the library today and sign up.

In honor of Independence Day, the Wauseon Public Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4. The library will reopen at its regular time of 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6.

For more information on any of the above activities, please email the Wauseon Public Library at amurphy@seolibraries.org, log onto the library’s Facebook page, or call 419-335-6626.


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