Holmes Library adventures pack a punch this summer

Holmes Library adventures pack a punch this summer

Need a great escape this summer? Try some fun summer reading. Or better yet, get the entire family out to one of the many summer events at the Holmes County District Public Library, where plenty of unique adventures await kids at every turn.


Any time is a great time to pick up a good book and read, to explore new fantasy worlds, experience true life inspiring stories, or to simply spend time relaxing away from the stress of the world.

However, for the Holmes County District Public Library, summer ushers in plenty of fun reading and activities, with an emphasis put on creating some interactive fun for the children.

Upcoming events will get kicked off at the East Branch, where Epic Adventures is set to take place every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., with the next one set for June 26 at 10:30 a.m. This weekly event thar runs through July is fun for kids of all ages, families are invited to share in some fantastic stories and activities, with each new week presenting a new adventure.

Every Friday through Jun and July will feature a story time at the Central Library in Millersburg at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Little Learner’s Playgroup session at 11 a.m.

On Thursday, June 27 the Central Library will host A Child’s Homestead Experience at 11 a.m., where the library will bring the pioneer experience directly to the families as they take a step back into the 1800s to experience a taste of what life was like on the wild frontier.

There will be loads of hands-on activities like grinding grain, rolling dough, using a washboard, playing with hoops, stilts and wooden toys and much more.

The event brings fun and education together for a time of merriment.

On June 13 Exploring Foods from Other Cultures comes to the Central Library at 6 p.m.

This one is just like it sounds and is intended for adults and teens. Registration is required. Visit the library or call 330-674-5972 to register, and explore foods like poutine, tagine and a variety of unique foods from around the world in an event hosted by Kate Shumaker, OSU Extension educator.

July 10 will see the kids get outdoors for some fun activities during Outdoor Adventures at the Central Library, where there will be a host of outdoor games and activities and snacks provided that will create great memories and photo opportunities while getting the kids active.

On July 2 at the Central Library, elementary age kids on up can enjoy Adventures with STEAM at 11 a.m.

Geared with kids in mind, this interactive event will allow them to create a hovercraft and build their own robo-wheel. Participants will receive a COSI water kit while supplies last.

One for the older kids will be Teen Survival Bags Night Tuesday, July 9 at the Central Library.

What happens when the power goes off and the conveniences everyone expects to be right at the tips of their fingers disappears? Or perhaps getting lost on a hike?

This event will help teens prepare, as they put together a survival bag that includes a compass, emergency blanket and other basic necessities. Visit the library or call 330-674-5972 to register.

Then on July 16 the fun comes out in some wild and wacky ways during NERF Night that begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Library.

Open to youth between the ages of 7-12 years old, youth are invited to bring their favorite NERF weapons, label their darts and start blasting away for a fun, frenzied night of action. Registration is required and permission slips can be picked up at the Central Library.

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