June 2021 Press Release

Submitted by jawwiller on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 19:37


6 West Emerald Street

Willard, OH 44890

419-933-8564     fax 419-933-4783     email: willard@oplin.org

For immediate release.

Contact Persons: Jen Farrell or Barb Templeman


     June is finally here and all locations of the Huron County Community Library are excited to begin this year’s summer reading program.  “Tails and Tales” begins June 7 and runs through July 30.  This summer you can earn you incentives two different ways.  You can read or complete an activity.  Check at each library location for more detailed information.

     Our “Mind, Body, and Sole” program is available again this year and is fun and simple.  For this program simply read something every day (Facebook, the newspaper, online articles, books, and more) and also do a physical activity (gardening, push mowing, walking, biking, the sky is the limit).  Mark your log and return it to the library as you hit each milestone.  Completing 5 out of 7 days gets you an incentive.

     You don’t have to take part in the Mind, Body, and Sole to take advantage of our free health and exercise series.  All events are open to the public.  The Huron County Community Library is partnering with the Willard City Parks on Saturdays with free exercise opportunities for the community.  All ages are welcome.  Classes will be held near the Show mobile.  Please bring water.  “R Refit Revolution” will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, June12 and July 10.  Yoga will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, June 19, July 10, and Aug. 21.

     Our Willard location (only) will be partnering with “Determination Nutrition” to have Cardio Drumming lessons free to our patrons.  We will meet in the annex parking lot across from the main entrance or on the Trinity Lutheran Church lawn depending on the group size.  The lessons will take place on Tuesdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 5:30 p.m.

     Run Willard!!  Join us for our Annual Mind, Body, and Sole 5K.  Get a cool race packet and have fun.  All ages and walkers are welcome.  A free Fun Run for kids will follow the main race.  Registrations are available at all our locations and at “runwillard.com”.

     Teens, kick off summer reading by joining Jo in the Willard annex parking lot on Monday, June 7 at 4 p.m. and learn how to make a tied-dye T-shirt.  This activity is limited to 10 people.  Grab and Go kits are available while supplies last.  Shirts are provided in limited sizes or feel free to bring your own.

     On June 16 at 4 p.m. on Facebook only, join Jo for “DYI Animal String Art”.  Kits are available at Willard and Wakeman to create your own elephant string art.

     Sign-up is required for a crochet workshop on June 21 at 4 p.m. in the Willard annex parking  lot.  The workshop is limited to 10 people only.  Miss Terry will be joining Miss Jo to show you how to crochet granny squares.  This is a great activity for beginners.  Kits are available at Willard while supplies last.

     Join Miss Char and Miss Jo with the Ohio Bird Sanctuary at the Willard City Park on Tuesday, June 29 at 1 p.m.  Meet a live owl and dissect owl pellets.

     Join us through live stream play on Twitch, Friday, June 4 and June 25 at 12 p.m.   (For more information stop by the Teen Room or at twitch.tv/huroncolib).

     Catch Pinterest crafts on Facebook Live and Youtube.  Grab and Go kits can be picked up at any of our Huron County Community Library locations while supplies last.  On Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m. create your own, no-sew hand sanitizer carrier.  This easy to make holder will attach to a purse, backpack, etc.  

     Join Jen, Judy, and a special doggie guest, Peanut, for a virtual workshop June 10 at 6 p.m.  Make a wooden plaque leash holder and watch Peanut do a short demo on learning to walk on a leash and a few other fun tricks.

     Peanut will join us again on June 24 at 6 p.m. to help us make a fleece toy for that special dog or cat in your life.  She will also do another short training session.

     “Cook up a Storm Cookbook Club” will have a virtual cooking demo on Facebook Wednesday, June 30 at 6 p.m.  Jo will be giving a lesson on using an Air Fryer.  She will demonstrate how to make healthy chicken wings in the Air Fryer.

     Join Miss Mitzi virtually every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Miss Carolyn every Friday at 11 a.m. for storytime.  For Miss Mitzi, on June 9 the theme will be “Who Has This Tail?”; June 16 is “Amazing Creatures: Chameleons”; June 23 is “A Tiger’s Tale”; and June 30 it is “A Tale of Tails”.  Miss Carolyn’s storytime is “Baby Story Time with music, stories, sign language, and more” on June 11, 18, and 25.

     Take our weekly Tangram or Lego Challenge.  Each week beginning June7, Miss Char or Miss Cathy will have a Tangram or Lego Challenge for you.  Post a picture of or show Miss Char or Miss Cathy your creation for an entry into our drawing.  There will be Tangram sets in Willard and Wakeman for you to take home.  The challenge for week #1 is Make a lion; week #2 is a make a turtle; week #3 is make a pet; week #4 is make a fox.

     Miss Char at our Willard location has some fun take home activities just for you.  Stop by each week for a new activity or craft.

     Tails, Tales, and Trails adventures with Miss Char on Facebook:

     Reading is “Turtley” Awsome! Meet “Stinkey”!  Miss Char has a new friend to introduce on Tues. June 15 at 6 p.m.  Meet Stinkey the Turtle and explore Lowe-Volk with Josh Dyer, Director of the Crawford Park District and Lisa Bogard, Naturalist for the Crawford Park District.

     “Hairy, Scary, Ordinary…PETS!” on Tues. June 22 at 6 p.m. Kits are available at our Willard location while supplies last.  Miss Char will be visiting Whispering Woods again with Sue Garner and her animal friends.  We will be meeting the newest pets on the farm and revisiting a few favorites.  Learn how to make your own pipe cleaner animal with Miss Char after this fun Out and About.

     Follow the Trail to Willard City Park on Tues. June 29 at 6 p.m.  Have you seen the great new things available at the Willard City Park?  Miss Char is going to be exploring the park to show you all the free fun things you can find right here in Willard.

     More fantastic activities are available at all our Huron County Community Library locations on Facebook.  On Tues. June 8 at 6 p.m. will be “I’m Not Lion…Roaring Wall Art”.  Learn how to create a lion wall hanging using a paper plate and discarded magazines.  Kits available at Willard and Wakeman while supplies last.  

     “Leap Into Science: Shadows” is scheduled for Fri. June 11 at 1 p.m.  Join Miss Cathy and Miss Jenny for some fun with shadows and light using a new kit from the Franklin Institute.

     “Out and About” with Miss Jenny is Wed. June 23 at 1 p.m.  Join Miss Jenny for a tour of Draper’s Apiary.

     Join us at our Wakeman location for Tales of Trails Storytime.  Bring your blanket to spread out on the lawn behind the library as we explore bushy tails, skinny tails, short tail, long tails, happy tails, useful tails, and more.  Please note storytime will be held on the Library Patio outside and other outdoor locations.  Masks are required.  Storytime dates for June at the library are June 11 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.  Storytime on June 18 at 10:30 a.m. will be a Dalton Park Preserve as we explore our Storybook Trail with Miss Cathy.

     We all know facts about animals.  Join us Monday, June 7 at 6 p.m. as we welcome storyteller, Bizzie Vunderink. She will delight and entertain us with stories that reveal some of the long-kept animal secrets. Bring lawn chairs and blankets as we gather on the lawn behind the library, weather permitting.

     S.T.R.E.A.M. for free at the Wakeman Library.  Drop in on the library patio anytime on Wednesdays between 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m. for weekly programs featuring aspects of science, technology, reading, engineering, art, or math.    

     Join us for “Bird Tales at Dalton Park with Bob Bement” on Wed. June 30 at 1 p.m.  (Dalton Park Preserve)  Meet at the pavilion at Dalton Park for this local expert to share information about bluebirds.

     Storybook Trail at Dalton Park Nature Preserve for June will feature the book “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” by Julia Sarcone-Roach.

     Monday Reads for June 14 at 10 a.m. will discuss the book “The Kitchen Front” by Jennifer Ryan and Awkward Book Club with Jo will share their thoughts June 29 at 6 p.m. on “Dear Martin” by Nic Stone.  Manga Talks with Jo and Mrs. Rogers will continue with “One Piece” by Eiichiro Oda (vol. 31-33) on June 17 at 1 p.m.