June 2023 Press Release

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                                                                  HURON COUNTY COMMUNITY LIBRARY

                                                                                 6 West Emerald Street

                                                                                   Willard, OH 44890

                                                419-933-8564     fax 419-933-4783     email: reference@huroncolib.org



For immediate release.

Contact Persons: Jen Farrell or Barb Templeman

     The time is finally here!!  The month of June begins Summer Reading at all of our Huron County Community Library locations.  The theme for this year is “All Together Now: Growing Kind Communities”.    Kids and adults alike will have plenty of opportunities to read for prizes from June 5 through July 15 and also take advantage of the various activities and events planned at each of our 4 locations.  Be sure to pick up one of our newsletters or check our website so you don’t miss a single thing.

  • Kids stop by our Willard location each week for a new activity or craft.  Miss Char has some fun take home activities just for you.  The theme for week #1 is “Forever Friends . . .Side by Side”,  week #2 is “Color, Create, Collaborate”, week #3 is “Pet Pals”, week #4 is “Zoinks! Get a Clue Scooby”, Week #5 is “Farm Friends”, and week #6 is “What is the Buzz?” 

  • On Tuesday, June 6 at 1 p.m. join Miss Char in the Community Room to make a different version of Friendship Bracelets. 

  • On Thursday, June 8 at 1 p.m. kids can enjoy an afternoon of our favorite friendship “Elephant and Piggie”.  Miss Char will read some of her favorite Elephant and Piggie books plus there will be fun activities and projects as well.

  • A “Foam Party” will be held in the Willard City Park on Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We will meet in front of the Pool Building in the grassy area.  Wear clothing and shoes suitable to get wet and bring a towel.  Brad Eickhoff from Foam Party Entertainment will be there to join us to dance and play in the foam.  All ages are invited.

  • Come create “Pop Art” and enjoy some other things that “POP” on Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m. in the library Annex.

  • All ages are invited to join us on Thursday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Willard Enrichment Center for a drum circle.  Lori Fithian will be here as we collaborate to make awesome music in the drum circle.

  • On Friday, June 16 at 1 p.m. kids will meet in the Annex to paint race cars, build tracks, and race the cars, (while supplies last).

  • On the third week kids will receive a “Pet Pal” and a vacation home for their “Pet Pal” and a vacation home for their Pet Pal.  They need to return the home to display it in the Art Show.  On Tuesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. in the Annex, kids will use air dry clay to create pets and food to add to their Pet Pal collection.

  • Join us on June 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Willard Community Room for a game of Family Feud and a puzzle competition.  Adults, Teens, and students can play.

  • You can enjoy our Collaborative Art Show located in our Willard location Community Room on Monday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Also you can visit the Art Show on Saturday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The Show will consist of Collaborative projects done by students 0-5, 6-12, and teens. 

  • Sign-up is required for “Zoinks!  Get a Club Scoob!”  Become a detective for the day on Thursday, June 29 at 1 p.m. in our Willard location Community Room.  Follow the clues and decide what food was made in the crime scene kitchen.

  • Watch Miss Char on Facebook Live to learn how to make some yummy Cheerio cookies.  Tune in on Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m.

  • Teen Time at Willard is intended for ages 11-18.  On Thursday, June 8 at 3 p.m. teens can learn how to stamp metal and make their own ring or tag.  On June 15 at 3 p.m. can come and make a personalized Garden Stone.  Teens will have robot fun on June 22 at 3 p.m. and on June 29 at 3 p.m. Teens can make a Tie-Die T-Shirt.

  • Summer Reading Storytime starts at Willard in June.  Wednesday morning Storytime is at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday evening Storytime is at 6:30 p.m.  On June 7&8 the theme will be “Kindness For Everyone”; on June 14&15 it is “Working and Playing Together”; on June 21&22 it will be “Expand Your Storytime World” and on June 28&29 it is “Community Connections – Our Storytime Helpers”.

  • Adult programming for Summer Reading includes “Pinterest Monday: Stepping Stones”.  Sign-up is requested to come to the Willard Annex on Monday, June 12 at 6 p.m. to design and cast your very own stepping stone for a beautiful garden accent.

  • Another program is scheduled for Thursday, June 22 at 6 p.m. in the Willard Annex.  Join us to create your own color changing water bottle! 

  • Visit the Greater Cleveland Aquarium on Tuesday, June 27 at 4 p.m. without having to leave Willard.  Join us in our Community Room for a virtual tour through the aquarium led by one of their knowledgeable staff members.  All ages will enjoy this tour and the program is interactive.

  • Writers’ Group will meet in the Community Room on Thursday, June 15 at 6 p.m.  Contact Josh at jfigley@huroncolib.org.

  • Dulcimer 101 will be held in the Community Room on Wednesdays June 14 and 28 at 11 a.m.  Using the Library’s Dulcimers, Johanna Beebe, will go over how to play, what the chords are, and more.  Each week you will learn a new song or skill.

  • Tech Thursdays with Jarrad meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Just drop in with your questions.

  • On Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. join us at the Enrichment Center in Willard to create a Heat Transfer Reusable Bag.  You will learn how to layer decals.

  • Monday Reads will meet on June 12 at 10 a.m. to discuss “Jane Austen Society” by Natalie Jenner.

  • Turn the Page Book Discussion will share their thoughts on “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano on Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m.

  • Cook Up a Storm Cookbook Club in Willard will have NO sessions for June or July.  We will be back in the Fall.

  • The Mind, Body, and Sole portion of Summer Reading offers you the opportunity to combine physical activity and reading.  Mark off your log and return it to the library as you hit milestones.

  • Janet Cok is back this summer to lead beginners Yoga in the Park.  All ages are welcome!  Classes will meet near the Showmobile on Saturdays, June 17, July 15, and Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.  Please bring water.

  • Get moving at the library with free Line Dancing workshops.  Join Janet, Annette, and Rose at the Willard Enrichment Center for a fun new way to exercise.  Registration is encouraged, so call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.  This class is mainly geared towards beginners, but all levels of experience are definitely welcome.  Classes are scheduled for Thursdays July 13 and Aug. 10 at 6 p.m.

  • This year’s 5K is on hold as we work on a new course and new prizes.  We will be back in 2024. 

  • You can run or walk a 5K any time this summer and get a prize.  Stop by our Public Services Desk and let our Staff know that you completed 3.1 miles in one walk or run and we will have a special treat for you.

  • The Wakeman Library location of the Huron County Community Library has planned plenty of activities and events that your will not want to miss out on.

  • The adult programming begins on June 5 with the Wakeman Cookbook Club meeting at 6 p.m.  They will be choosing recipes from “100 Recipes You’ll Make Forever” by Better Homes and Gardens.  Cookbooks are available at the Wakeman circulation desk.

  • Then on June 12 at 5:30 p.m. consider being a part of “Who Picked This Book?” Wakeman’s Book Club will share thoughts on “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley.  Pick up your copy at the Wakeman circulation desk. 

  • Join a naturalist from the Huron County Park District on June 29 at 6 p.m. at the Wakeman Library for a presentation on foraging basics for beginners.  Learn how to collect wild edibles safely, ethically, and sustainably, and to make the most of your harvest through herbal preparations and recipes.  Also discover identification tips, harvesting techniques, safety information, and more.  For registration call the Wakeman Library at 440-839-2976 or https://huroncountyparkdistrict.square.site/events.

  • All ages are welcome to take part in a Stepping Stone Project for the Wakeman Community Garden which is sponsored by the Wakeman Eagles Redcap Charity Fund.  Join us on June 21 at 10:30 a.m. or June 28 at 5:30 p.m.to make two stepping stones.  One is to keep and the other one to share with the Community Garden.  Registration is required.  To register for the activity, call the Wakeman library at 440-839-2976.

  • Summer Storytime will be held at Wakeman on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.  Join us on June 9, 16, 23, and 30.

  • Make and Share Wednesdays for school age kids are held at 10:30 a.m.  Kids can come to the library on June 7, 14, 21, and 28 to make a special project X2.  One will be to keep and one to share with a community organization.

  • The Magic Nate Show is planned for Thursday, June 8 at 3 p.m. at the Wakeman Community Park Gazebo.  Bring your own blanket or chairs.  The Magic Nate Show is a blend of magic, comedy, music, mime, and plenty of participation for everyone involved.

  • Join us at Wakeman on Tuesday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m. for a special “Dog Rodeo” presented by Chris and Cindi Hurst with Baylee and Beau.

  • Come in your swim wear and join us on the Wakeman Library front lawn on Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m.  for a slippery, wet, “Foam Party” fun.

  • The “Alex Thomas and Friends’ Puppet Show” is planned for Thursday, June 22 at 3 p.m.  Registration is required.  Stop in at the Wakeman Library or call 440-839-2976.

  • A special musical Storytime for ages will be held at the Wakeman Library on Friday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m.  Jody Chaffee from the Firelands Symphony Orchestra will lead this event.

  • Visit the Storybook Trail at Dalton Park Nature Preserve at any time during the regular park hours.  The title for June is “How Does Your Garden Grow?” by Hollie Hobbie.

  • Kick Off another awesome year of summer reading on Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m. at our Greenwich Library.  Join Nora the Explorer with her amazing, interactive animal show.  All ages are welcome to join us in the library yard.  In case of poor weather the program will be held inside the library.

  • Stop in at the Greenwich Library on Thursday, June 15 at 11 a.m. to create your very own summer reading buddy.  Kids can use provided materials and paint to create a pet rock that will listen to you read all summer.

  • Enjoy a Summer Reading Day at the Greenwich Library.  On Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. everybody is invited to the library for an hour or so of stories, crafts, and games.

  • Remember all ages to stop by and pick up a Take and Make at the Greenwich Library.  Each week will feature a new craft or activity that you can do at home.

  • Visit the Greater Cleveland Aquarium virtually on Thursday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at the Greenwich Library.  The tour through the aquarium will be led by a knowledgeable aquarium staff member.  Kids of all ages will enjoy this tour.  Afterward, we’ll head outside to make some ocean-inspired artwork!

  • Adults are invited to join us on Monday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. to create your very own stepping stone for a beautiful garden accent.  Registration is encouraged.  All materials will be provided.

  • Adult Craft Day will be held on Monday, June 12 from 11 a.m. – 4p.m.  Drop by the North Fairfield Library and create a craft.  The library will provide all materials and instructions necessary to create something neat.  This program is intended for library users that are age 12 and older.

  • Sit n’ Stitch meets every Monday at 10 a.m.  Bring a project and join other crafty folks for conversation while crafting.

  • Be sure to take in the “Storybook Trail” at the park in Greenwich from June 9 through July 15.

  • Stop in at the North Fairfield library on Tuesday, June 6 from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. and create a Reading Buddy!  Kids create a pet rock that will listen to them read all summer.

  • Storytime goes to the Dogs on Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. at Greenwich. Chris and Cindi Hurst will read a fun story, and then their dogs Baylee and Beau will demonstrate the agility and Rodeo skills.

  • North Fairfield will offer the opportunity for all ages to take a virtual tour of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium on Wednesday, June 28 at 1 p.m.  Kids will enjoy this tour which might even include some behind-the-scenes glimpses.

  • North Fairfield Storytime will be held June 14 at 11 a.m.  Join Carolyn for stories, signing, and fun.  This program is geared toward preschoolers and their caregivers, but all ages are welcome.

  • Get outside and enjoy nature with a new Storybook Trail at the North Fairfield Park.  The Trail will be up from June 12 through July 15.

     Join Summer Reading!  All of our Huron County Community Library locations are excited and waiting for you!