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PROGRAMS & SERVICES Summer 2024 June - July Auglaize County Libraries

3 Your Library Card 4 Library Locations & Hours 5 Library Services 6 Summer Reading Challenge 8 Adult Events 11 Mixed Ages Events 17 Teen Events 19 Kids Events 23 eBooks, eMedia, & Reading Apps 24 Support the Library

Your Library Card Find more at Loan Periods & Item Limits Patrons in good standing (owing less than $5) may check out up to the following: 28–Day Loan Period All Books (excluding New Adult Fiction) Audio Books (Limit 3) 14–Day Loan Period New Adult Fiction Magazines DVDs (Limit 3) CDs (Limit 3) Games/Puzzles (Limit 3) Kitchen Collection (Limit 3) Hotspots & Rokus (Limit 1) Lost, Stolen, or Missing Items & Cards Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out on their card including lost and damaged items. Lost cards can be replaced at no cost. How to Get a Library Card Adults must show proof of their current address by showing a driver's license, utility bill, or renter agreement to receive a library card. Children must have a parent or guardian present with one of the above mentioned items to receive a card. Cards for Children 17 & Under Parents are responsible for their children's library cards. Only legal guardians/custodians are allowed to access a child's card. Parents may allow permissions for a child to check out movies and/or to use public computers. I Forgot My Library Card # If you forgot your library card number or PIN, you can ask for help at the desk, you can call 419– 738–2921, or you can email for help. Renewing Items Most items automatically renew when due, up to the maximum number of renewals, unless requested by other patrons. Access the Library Online Access your account to see what's checked out, to place holds, borrow eMedia, and find events at Fines & Fees There are no daily incremental fines for most overdue items, excluding Hotspots, Streaming Services, and Launchpads. However, if an account has overdue items, no new items can be checked out until they are returned. Replacement fees will be charged if items are not returned. 3

Library Locations ACPDL – Wapakoneta 203 S. Perry St. Wapakoneta, OH 45895 419–738–2921 Monday–Thursday 10AM–7PM Friday 10AM–5PM Saturday 10AM–12PM Cridersville 116 W. Main St. Cridersville, OH 45806 419–645–5447 Monday 10AM–7PM Tuesday 1–7PM Thursday 10AM–7PM Saturday 10AM–12PM New Knoxville 304 S. Main St. New Knoxville, OH 45871 419–753–2724 Monday, Wednesday 10AM–7PM Thursday 1PM–7PM Saturday 10AM–12PM White–Waynesfield 108 E. Wapakoneta St. Waynesfield, OH 45896 419–568–5851 Monday–Tuesday 10AM–7PM Thursday 1PM–7PM Saturday 10AM–12PM Stallo–Minster 196 E. Fourth St. Minster, OH 45865 419–628–2925 Monday–Wednesday 10AM–7PM Friday–Saturday 10AM–12PM New Bremen 45 S. Washington St. New Bremen, OH 45869 419–629–2158 Monday–Tuesday 10AM–7PM Thursday 10AM–7PM Friday–Saturday 10AM–12PM 4

Library Services Find more at Automatic Renewal (on most items) Beanstack Reading App Copier Curbside Pickup (at Branches) Device Advice Digital Library Drive–Thru (at Wapakoneta) Email Newsletters Public Computers (Internet/Microsoft Office/Adobe Reader) Reference Services School Outreach Study Rooms Tax Forms (seasonal & limited) Technology Tutoring (by appointment) WiFi (on library properties) Wireless Printing (at Wapakoneta) Fax/Scanner (at Wapakoneta) Free Online Courses Genealogy Records InterLibrary Loans Meeting Rooms Mobile Hotspots PACKED Subscription Bags Pickup Lockers (outside Wapakoneta Library) 5

Summer Reading Summer Reading Challenge June 1 - July 15, 2024 - All Ages This summer Adventure Begins at Your Library! Join the all-ages Summer Reading Challenge to get started. You can sign up in person or online on our Beanstack site or app. Track the time you read on your own or together, log it, and get rewarded for every hour you read. Plus, find an almost endless list of ideas for summer activities to do on your own or as a family—scavenger hunts, virtual escape rooms, games, and more. Read or complete activities to earn badges and drawing tickets to enter for incredible prizes—like tickets to Kings Island, tablets, LEGO kits, Barbie kits, telescope, speakers, gift cards, admission passes to museums, and much more. See the next page for more prize info. Don't miss an amazing line up of activities and events for all ages as well. Keep this booklet handy to tailor your summer calendar around the great events happening at your libraries. 6 Find it all on Beanstack Find all available Auglaize County Libraries' reading challenges on the Beanstack Tracker App or website at See more info on the Beanstack app on page 23.

Summer Reading Prizes As you read and participate in activities this summer, you will earn virtual tickets to enter to win prizes like these (and many more!). Any reader, including grown-ups, who completes at least 15 total badges on Beanstack (reading or activity badges) will also earn an automatic prize of their choice, including a $5 gift card, a library stuffie, or a local pool day pass! 7

Book Clubs Monthly, All Branches Pick up a copy of this month's book at your library and join us to discuss with friends. New readers always welcome. Wapak Monday Evening Traveling Book Group – First Mondays 6–7PM June 3 – The Martian by Andy Weir @ Krave Creamery July 1 – Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum @ Heritage Park Gazebo New Bremen Book Club – First Tuesdays 6–7PM June 4 – Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune July 2 – The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams New Knoxville Book Club – First Thursdays 6–7PM June 6 – Beach Read by Emily Henry July 11 – The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick Wapak Friday Morning Book Group – First Fridays 10–11AM June 7 – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien July 5 – Mystery book received in June Waynesfield Southern Charm Book Group – Third Tuesdays 4:30–5:30PM June 18 – Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons July 16 – Ruth’s Journey by Donald McCaig Minster Library Book Club – Fourth Wednesdays 1-2PM June 26– When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin July 24 – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict Cridersville Book Club – Fourth Thursdays 1:30–2:30PM June 27 – Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan July 25 – A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman 8

9 Adults are also welcome to join in all the MIXED AGES events starting on the p. 11. Tech Help with the Tech Guru Monthly, All Branches Schedule a half–hour one–on–one help session with our friendly Tech Guru on the subject of your choice, including Microsoft Office, Backups, Security, Device Troubleshooting & more. Appointment times vary. Registration required. Wapakoneta, Cridersville, & Waynesfield Monday, June 3 & 17 and July 1 & 22 Minster, New Bremen & New Knoxville Monday, June 10 & 24 and July 15 & 29 Knit & Crochet Circle Monthly, Wapakoneta Bring your current project and chat! Second Tuesdays, 5:30–7PM June 11 & July 9 Movie Matinee Monthly, Minster Join us each month for an exciting movie on a Wednesday afternoon. Light refreshments served. Contact library for the movie of the month. Second Wednesdays, 1–3PM June 12 & July 10 Homemade Bug Bite Relief Stick & Mosquito Repellent Wapakoneta, Monday, June 17 5-6PM Make homemade insect repellent and relief from natural ingredients and essential oils to help protect your skin from summer’s pesky critters. Registration required.

Crafts for Adults Monthly, Multiple Branches Sign up with friends to make one–of–a–kind crafts at no cost to you! Flower Magnet Painting - Registration required. Cridersville - Thursday, June 20 - 1-2PM Monday, June 24 - 5-6PM Faux Stained Glass - Registration required. Wapakoneta - Monday, June 24 - 5-6:30PM Tuesday, June 25 - 1-2:30PM Flamingo Tote Bag - Registration required. Waynesfield - Tuesday, June 25 - 5-6PM Mountain Embroidery – Registration required. 2-part class. Wapakoneta – Tuesday, July 2 – 1-2:30PM AND Tuesday, July 9 - 1-2:30PM Cardboard Loom Coasters – Registration required. Wapakoneta – Monday, July 29 – 5–6:30PM Tuesday, July 30 – 1–2:30PM Adult Coloring with Refreshments Cridersville Let the stress melt right off of you! Enjoy stress-free hour of coloring and enjoy a cup of coffee while you color and chat with friends. Two sessions offered. No registration required. Thursday, July 18 - 1-2PM Monday, July 22 - 5-6PM 10

Summer Reading Challenge All Locations Fun for all ages. June 1-July 15, 2024. See pages 6-7 for more info. Summer Reading Kick-Off Events Multiple Branches Come celebrate the kick-off of our Summer Reading Program at one of these great events! No registration required. Kick-Off Party - Hot dogs, treats, face painting & bounce house New Knoxville - Wednesday, May 29 - 11AM-12:30PM Kick-Off Party - Featuring Touch a Truck event & Kona Ice New Bremen - Thursday, May 30 - 11AM-12:30PM Kick-Off Party - Featuring food, games, and giveaways Minster - Saturday, June 1 - 10AM-12PM Kick-Off Party - GLOW party, foam inflatable, & treats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wapak Library. Wapakoneta - Monday, June 3 - 4-6PM Kick-Off Picnic - Hot dog lunches, face painting, & bounce house Waynesfield - Tuesday, June 4 - 11AM-1PM Kick-Off Party - Face painting, balloon animals, Elsa visit, & snacks Cridersville - Tuesday, June 4 - 3-5PM Weekly Library Activities Weekly, Minster Each week visit the library for new Seek & Finds, games, and crafts while supplies last. June 1-July 15 during open hours. 11

Wood Circle Craft Multiple Branches Decorate a wooden circle scene. All ages. While supplies last. New Bremen - Drop-in event - June 3-6 - Library open hours. New Knoxville - Drop-in event - June 3-6 - Library open hours STEM LEGO Challenge Cridersville Can you build this? All ages of builders welcome. Mondays - 4-6PM - June 3, 17, 24 and July 8 Drop-In Craft: Journal Decorating Cridersville, Thursday, June 6 - 1-5PM All ages can drop in to choose & decorate a journal to take home. “Ohio Big Trees” with Marc Dewerth Waynesfield, Thursday, June 6 - 1-2:30PM How big is big for a tree? Learn about big trees with Marc Dewerth, leader of Ohio tree enthusiasts who have unearthed over 1k colossal trees in OH. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. “Ohio Bigfoot” with Marc Dewerth Wapakoneta, Thursday, June 6 - 6-8PM Do you believe in Bigfoot? How about in Ohio? Marc Dewerth, Ohio’s premier Bigfoot researcher and organizer of Ohio Bigfoot Conference will share his personal investigative research hunting for Sasquatch in Ohio and the Midwest. All ages welcome. Registration required. Llamapalooza! Waynesfield, Monday, June 10 - 11AM-12PM Meet llamas in person and dive into the world of these funky creatures! All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Painted Tic Tac Toe Set Multiple Branches Decorate a wooden tray and a few rocks to make a set of tic tac toe great for traveling. 1 craft per household. Registration required. New Knoxville - Monday, June 10 - 1-5PM New Bremen - Tuesday, June 11 - 1-5PM 12

Magic Wand Making: Family Craft Wapakoneta Do you have what it takes to become the next Merlin, Harry Potter, or Fairy Godmother? Craft your own wand that reflects your unique personality or favorite character. All ages. Registration required. Monday, June 10 - 1-2PM Tuesday, June 11 - 5:30-6:30PM Pixel Art Cridersville Create your own Perler Bead creation from endless patterns. All ages. Mondays - 4-6PM - June 10 and July 1 & 15 Kindness Rock Painting Cridersville, Tuesday, June 11 - 2-4PM Spread kindness by painting rocks of encouragement. You bring the creativity--we’ll provide the rocks and paint. Registration required. “Wands at the Ready” Magic Show All Branches Professor Ammerman (AKA Magic Man Rusty) has been granted special permission by the Ministry of Magic to present No-Majs (muggles) with special lessons in various wizard spells, including Transfiguration, Teleportation, Levitation & more! Wands welcome. Best for school-aged kids, teens, and adults! Minster - Wednesday, June 12 - 10:30-11:30AM New Knoxville - Wednesday, June 12 - 2-3PM Wapakoneta - Wednesday, June 12 - 6-7PM Cridersville - Thursday, June 13 - 10:30-11:30AM New Bremen - Thursday, June 13 - 2-3PM Waynesfield - Thursday, June 13 - 6-7PM Game & Puzzle Night Monthly, Cridersville Bring your friends and family to play board games or challenge them to a puzzle contest. All ages. Second Thursdays, 4-6PM June 13 and July 11 13

Campfire Singalong with New Outlook Waynesfield, Monday, June 17 - 10:30-11:30AM Join us for an old-fashioned, toe-tapping fun singalong with the bluegrass band New Outlook. Great for all ages. Adventure Bingo Cridersville, Tuesday, June 18 - 2-3PM All ages are welcome to play a few rounds of adventure-themed bingo! Registration required. Scavenger Hunt Cridersville, Thursday, June 20 - 10AM-6PM Stop by the Cridersville Library to pick up a village-wide Scavenger Hunt form. All ages welcome. A prize for all participants. Farmer’s/Vendor’s Market Monthly, Waynesfield Stop by on the 3rd Thursdays of the month from June to September next to the library for an open-air market with multiple vendors. Third Thursdays, 4-7PM 14 Llama & Alpaca Encounter Wapakoneta, Monday, June 17 5-6PM What’s the difference between an alpaca & a llama? Meet one of each in the library parking lot! Sponsored by Friends of the Wapak Library. Shrinky Dinks Multiple Branches Make a few of these fun throwback crafts for a keychain, necklace, bracelet, or earrings. While supplies last. New Bremen - Tuesday, June 18 1-5PM New Knoxville - Wednesday, June 19 1-5PM

Beach Signs Multiple Branches Decorate a wooden sign with paint and beach-themed accessories. One craft per household. Registration required. New Knoxville - Monday, June 24 - 1-5PM New Bremen - Tuesday, June 25 - 1-5PM Ice Tie Dye: Family Craft Wapakoneta, Monday, June 24 - 1-2PM Bring a white t-shirt and try out a new tie dye method with ice cubes! Registration required. Bug Adventure Cridersville, Tuesday, June 25 - 2-3PM Love bugs? Decorate your own bug jar and fill it with your own collection. Open to kids through teenagers. Registration required. Color & Cookies Cridersville, Thursday, June 27 - 11AM-1PM Stop in to color a bookmark and eat a few cookies. For all ages. “Wolves: Fact vs. Myth” with Ohio Canid Center Multiple Branches Meet a real-life wolf! Friends from the Ohio Canid Center will share all about wolves including family life, habitat, diet, & more with a special visit with their wolf ambassador. For school-aged kids, teens, & adults. Wapakoneta - Thursday, June 27 - 11AM-12PM New Bremen - Thursday, June 27 - 1-2PM Waynesfield - Thursday, June 27 - 3:30-4:30PM Patriotic Paper Lantern Multiple Branches Get ready for July 4 by making this fun lantern. While supplies last. New Bremen - July 1-2 Library open hours New Knoxville - July 1-3 Library open hours 15

Live Animals with Indiana WILD All Branches See live animals in person, learn fun facts, and get all your questions answered from our friends at Indiana WILD! Great for all ages. Cridersville - Monday, July 8 - 10:30-11:30AM New Knoxville - Monday, July 8 - 1-2PM Minster - Monday, July 8 - 6-7PM Waynesfield - Tuesday, July 9 - 10:30-11:30AM New Bremen - Tuesday, July 9 - 1-2PM Wapakoneta - Tuesday, July 9 - 6-7PM Animal Suncatcher Cridersville, Tuesday, July 9 - 2-3PM Paint your choice of animal suncatchers. Drop in. Kids through teens. Canvas Banner Multiple Branches Make a canvas banner with your own design to hang at your camp (or your room). For all ages. While supplies last. New Knoxville - Wednesday, July 10 - 1-5PM New Bremen - Thursday, July 11 - 1-5PM Ice Cream Social Waynesfield, Thursday, July 11 - 4-6PM Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a cool treat and a hotdog. All ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the White Memorial Library. Family Mini Golf Outing Wapakoneta, Saturday, July 13 - 12-2PM Play 9 holes like you’ve never played before. Join us for a special afterhours mini golf event at the library! Choose a tee time and register the number in your group. Registration required. 16

VolunTEEN/VolunTWEEN Program Weekly, Wapakoneta Students finishing 5th-9th grades are invited to become a library volunteer. VolunTEENS meet weekly and are assigned rotating tasks to complete for one hour and a fun, creative group project for the second hour. Limited space. Registration required. Wednesdays - 1-3PM June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10 Pixel Art Weekly, Wapakoneta Design your own Perler Bead creation to take home each week. Use a pattern or your imagination. Wednesdays - 3-5PM June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10 Solar Ovens Wapakoneta, Tuesday, June 11 - 1-2PM Did you know that you can use solar power to cook food? Build a solar oven out of a pizza box to gather the sun’s rays and cook yourself a tasty treat. Registration required. Homemade Campfire Starters Wapakoneta, Thursday, June 20 - 3-4PM Homemade fire starters are easy and fun to make for your next camping trip or backyard campfire. These fire starters will make roughing it go a bit more smoothly! Registration required. 17 Find tons more of events for teens in the MIXED AGES section starting on p. 11.

Wonderosity Wapakoneta Ever wonder about bigfoot? Nessie? The Yeti? Attend this fun cryptozoology session on your favorite cryptids. Ever wonder about folklore and legends? The mythology session is for you! Geared best to tweens, but teens are welcome too. Registration required. Cryptozoology - Tuesday, June 18 - 4-5PM Mythology - Tuesday, June 25 - 4-5PM Zombie Survival Kits Wapakoneta, Thursday, June 27 - 5-6:30PM Whether you’re a fan of The Walking Dead or The Last Kids on Earth or just love the idea of testing your survival skills, building your own kit is an exciting and practical project. Make your own zombie survival kit to help you survive the zombie apocalypse. Registration required. Handmade Treasure Maps Wapakoneta, Monday, July 1 - 1-2PM Join us for a treasure or fantasy map drawing adventure! Add landmarks, troll hideouts, mermaid lagoons, or any other fun unique features to your map. X marks the spot! Registration required. Mountain Embroidery Wapakoneta Try your hand at embroidering. This beginner-friendly project will introduce you to several basic stitches and techniques. This is a twopart class and we recommend you to sign up for both sessions to be able to finish your project. Open to adults and teens. Registration required. Tuesday, July 2 - 1-2:30PM AND Tuesday, July 9 - 1-2:30PM 18

Storytime Weekly, Multiple Branches Little ones & caretakers can enjoy stories, songs, & more during our weekly storytimes at every library location! Cridersville – Mondays at 10:30-11AM Minster – Tuesdays at 10:30–11AM at Centennial Park Gazebo Wapakoneta – Tuesdays at 10:30–11AM at the Library Thursdays at 10:30-11AM at Heritage Park Gazebo Waynesfield – Tuesdays at 10:30–11:30AM (See Cooking Up on p. 15) New Knoxville – Wednesdays at 10:30–11AM New Bremen – Thursday Mornings at 10:30–11AM (closed July 4) Thursday Evenings at 6:30–7PM (closed July 4) Storytime Field Trip to Lightworker Yoga Wapakoneta, Tuesday, June 4 - 10:30-11AM The first storytime of summer will be held downtown Wapak at Lightworker Yoga with our very own Miss Stephanie leading yoga and stories. Wear comfy clothes and yoga mats are welcome. Donuts & Drawings Weekly, Wapakoneta Meet on Wednesdays for a new step-by-step drawing and, of course, yummy donuts! For kids through tweens. Registration required. Wednesdays - 12-12:30PM June 5, 12, 19, 26, and July 3, 10 19

Music Enrichment Cridersville, Thursday, June 6 - 10:30-11:15AM Alexa Kemmann of Blooming Bridge Music Therapy, LLC, will be hosting a time of creativity, fun, and learning through musical experiences for ages 2-7 and their caregivers. Registration required. Kids Basic Self Defense Class Multiple Branches Join a local policeman as they teach kids basic skills to help defend themselves. Kids, wear comfy clothes to move in. Registration required. Waynesfield - Thursday, June 6 - 3-4PM with Chief Motter Cridersville - Tuesday, July 2 - 3-4PM with Lt. Miles at Tower Park Kids Craft: Rice Adventure Map Wapakoneta Design an adventure map using rice! Everyone’s will look a little different. Two sessions available. Registration required. Thursday, June 6 - 4-5PM Thursday, June 6 - 5-6PM Storytime with Andy Armadillo Cridersville, Monday, June 10 10:30-11AM Join us for a fun storytime event with Texas Roadhouse’s Andy Armadillo. Listen to a story, snap a selfie with Andy, and take a coupon to go! Cooking Up a Storytime Weekly, Waynesfield Starting June 11, a new storytime series kicks off in Waynesfield! Come along for a delicious storytime adventure all about food. Our mini chefs will whip up something yummy in each session. Ages 3-11. Supplies are limited. Tuesdays at 10:30-11:30AM 20

Interactive Movie Adventure Multiple Branches How well would you do in Bear Grylls’ shoes? Join us for an interactive afternoon where kids will watch a movie adventure while deciding where Bear Grylls goes next. Best for school-aged kids as some scenes may be intense. Registration required. New Bremen - Monday, June 17 - 1-2PM New Knoxville - Monday, June 17 - 1-2PM Touch A Truck Wapakoneta, Tuesday, June 18 - 12-1PM Climb up into a Cheeseman semi truck cab, a police car, or a fire truck to see how it feels! Families with children are welcome to attend this event in the library parking lot. Symphony Storytime New Bremen, Thursday, June 20 - 10:30-11AM Our friends from the Lima Symphony Orchestra will be here during our regular morning storytime in New Bremen to add an extra special musical twist on the stories. Ceramic Painting with Cilla Waynesfield, Thursday, June 20– 1-2PM Cilla’s Ceramics invites kids to join them in a painting adventure! Supplies provided, but space is limited. Registration required. Kids Craft: Magnetic Compass Wapakoneta, Thursday, June 20 - 5-5:30PM Create your very own handmade magnetic compass to help lead you on your own adventures this summer. Registration required. Kids Camping Bingo Wapakoneta, Monday, July 1 - 5-5:45PM Play a few rounds of Bingo with a fun camping theme! Families welcome. Registration required. Kids Craft: Magic Paper Flashlight Wapakoneta, Thursday, July 11 - 5-5:30PM Reveal what’s hidden with this fun craft. Registration required. Don't miss all the great events for families & MIXED AGES starting on p. 11. 21

22 Summer Shows MAGIC SHOW Rusty Ammerman p. 13 WOLVES: FACT vs MYTH Ohio Canid Center p. 15 LIVE ANIMALS Indiana WILD p. 16 BIG FOOT RESEARCHER Marc Dewerth p. 12 and more!

Libby eBooks, eAudiobooks Thousands of titles available from the Ohio Digital Library for you to download on your device. Get Libby, the free mobile app to access now with your library card from the Apple/Android stores. Hoopla eMedia, eBooks, eAudiobooks Instantly access thousands of movies, TV shows, eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, and music. Free mobile apps, including one for your TV. Beanstack Tracker Reading Log App Keep a reading log, log your time, complete activities, and participate in reading challenges through the library. Free mobile app, available through the Apple/Android stores. eBooks, eMedia & Reading Apps 23

419–738–2921 • • Support the Library Make a difference in your community by giving to the library! Your tax–deductible donation helps support library services, collections, events & more. Learn more at Libraries Closed: Monday, May 27 Thursday, July 4 See page 4 for a list of library hours and locations. Library events may be photographed/filmed for promotion in library publications, website, or social media. Attendance automatically confers consent for your likeness to be used. Please notify staff if you decline being photographed for yourself or your child. Summer Reading is Happening Now The Summer Reading Program returns June 1 - July 15. This challenge features awesome events, activities, and prizes for all ages throughout the summer. Find more at