Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Orrville Public Library

Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Orrville Public Library

The Orrville Public Library will celebrate the 100th birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2 with activities including a scavenger hunt and an interactive Zoom trivia event.


Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with the children’s department of Orrville Public Library on Tuesday, March 2. There will be a Seuss-themed scavenger hunt and other activities. A take-home craft kit also will be available.

For contact-free pickup, the craft kit will be in a bin at OPL’s front doors or at the drive-up window. Heartland Point also will have an activity kit available on its front patio between noon and 6 p.m.

Additionally, “Do You Know Your Seuss?” is an interactive Zoom trivia event that will be hosted by Orrville Public Library staff on Tuesday, March 2 at 4 p.m. This free event for grade 1-6 will test one’s knowledge of all things Dr. Seuss.

Registration for this event began Feb. 15. Register through the calendar on the library’s website at www.orrville.lib.oh.us or call the children’s department at 330-683-1065. When registered, you will receive the Zoom link information a few days before the event.

Once registered, stop by the library, either in person or at the drive-up window, to check out a dry-erase kit that will be used for the event.

New young adult books

Orrville Public Library has added a variety of new books to the young adult section. Following are just a few of the new titles the library has received:

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins revisits the world of Panem, 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games.

Poetry meets sports in “Booked” by Kwame Alexander. This novel-in-verse centers around the struggles of a middle school soccer player.

“Pumpkin Heads,” a graphic novel by Rainbow Rowell, features seasonal friends Deja and Josiah. What will they do now that their last season working together in the pumpkin patch is finished?

“Sea Witch” by Sarah Henning is a cross between “Wicked” and “The Little Mermaid.” Did Evie’s best friend really die or has she come ashore as a mermaid?

“The How & The Why” by Cynthia Hand tells both sides of the adoption story. Cassandra has the best parents, but she has a lot of questions — questions her adoptive parents can’t answer, no matter how much they love her.

Teen Take & Make

If you’ve been wanting to try out the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game, Orrville Public Library has everything you need. Kits are available beginning March 8, while supplies last, that will get you started. The free kits include a set of dice, a beginner’s campaign story, character sheets and a beginner’s guide.

Kits can be picked up at the OPL information desk or at the drive-up window.

Reading Challenge wrap-up

The Winter Reading Challenge for children, teens and adults was held during January. There were 67 adults who participated in the challenge. Prize winners, chosen randomly from the participants, were Sommer W., Miriam A. and Amanda S. They each received a bundle that included a library T-shirt, travel mug, hot cocoa and cookies.

The teen prize was a book (winner’s choice), a DQ gift card, and a goodie bag that included a library T-shirt, water bottle and a mini-tabletop game. Chosen randomly from the 12 participants was Ashley B.

Of the 96 children enrolled, 46 completed the goal of reading for at least 400 minutes during the month. In total, children read (or were read to for younger ones) for a total of 24,181 minutes (over 400 hours). Readers were rewarded with prizes such as bookmarks, pencils and cookie-shaped erasers. Those who completed the challenge were able to choose a free book or an Orrville Public Library book bag as a prize.

For more information on anything offered by the Orrville Public Library, call 330-683-1065.

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