2021 Summer Reading Program

Project led by Logan-Hocking County District Library

About the project.

The Library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP) is the largest scale program they present each summer. The primary target audience is all elementary-aged children and teenagers of Hocking County, however, parents and caretakers can be considered a secondary target audience inherently, because of their participation in the program as supporters of the participating children. Our SRP supports them by encouraging and teaching them how to help their children to become lifelong readers/learners in school, and beyond.

This summer, the Summer Reading Program will have the theme “Tails and Tales.” The SRP comprises three major activities to engage Hocking County’s young people:
  1. a reading challenge – The reading challenge encourages participants to read 100 minutes each week, and when they meet each weekly goal, at any time during the 8-week program, they will receive the prize for that week.
  2. eight weekly programs  – weekly outdoor programs at Kachelmacher Park in Logan and on library grounds in Laurelville on Wednesdays in June and July, and
  3. the Summer Food Service program – in partnership with HAPCAP’s Food Bank, lunch is served daily and lines up with other SRP events so children can participate in both.
This summer, we are planning for children to enjoy:
  • June 2-Performer: Nancy Lockard, the Turtle Lady
  • June 9-Craft: Make your own Pet & Pet Parade(staff)
  • June 16-Draw Along with Jeff Nicholas
  • June 23-Performer: Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular with Curt Strutz
  • June 30-Performer: Mark Wood Fun Show: Magical Safari
  • July 7-Craftw/Guest: Jenna with Hocking Co. Soil and Water District-Making Edible Birdhouses
  • July 14-Craft: Make your own Fairy Garden(staff)
  • July 21-Craft w/Guest: Butterfly Storybook Walk and Craft. Butterfly release with Jenna with Hocking Co. Soil and Water District

FAO staff comments.

For many communities, libraries are the lifeblood at their center. For children during the summer, our region’s libraries often provide an opportunity for encouragement and adventure through learning and books as well as new experiences right there in their home communities. And many of our libraries, like the Logan-Hocking County District Library, have become a go-to site for summer meals.

Project Status
Areas of Investment
Funds Raised

$3,930 to support the 2021 Summer Reading Program today, and $3,930 to create future opportunities through the I'm a Child of Appalachia Fund.

Benefits 1 county
  • Hocking

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