Beanstack

All ages can register for the Summer Reading Challenge using Beanstack. You can also log your reading with the Beanstack Tracker app! Click here for a quick tutorial on how to do it.

Activity Log

Download + print an activity log (geared to children from birth through grade 6), or pick one up at any DPLS library location.

Special Events:

*Registration Required. Click the link to register.

June

*June, Month-long: Get Outside! Defiance CountyClick here to register
June 2, 12:30-6:30 PM: Dive in! Kickoff Party
June 6: Take-and-Make Watercolor Coasters (While supplies last)
June 6, 6 PM: Dinomobile Dino Encounter
June 7, 4:30 PM: All About Lake Erie
June 7 – July 12, every Tuesday at 10:30 AM: Summer Family Storytime
June 9, 10:30 AM: Agriculture in Print: Soy Ink!
June 13, 6 PM: Diving Duty Details with the Detective
June 14, 4:30 PM: Clypeaster Creations 
June 16, 10:30 AM: Clypeaster Creations
June 20, 6 PM: Balloon Animal Fun
June 21, 1 PM: Greater Cleveland Aquarium Virtual Visit
June 21, 4:30 PM: Oceans of Legos
June 23, 10:30 AM: Oceans of Legos
June 23, 4-7 PM: Clay Ocean Animals
June 27, 6 PM: Boats, Fish, and More
June 28, 4:30 PM: Lost at Sea 
June 30, 10:30 AM: Lost at Sea

July

July 1, while supplies last: Take-and-Make Fishing Game
July 11-15: Shark Week Craft Hunt
July 5, 4:30 PM: Go Fish! Craft
July 5, 10:30 AM: Summer Family Storytime
July 7, 10:30 AM: Bugs Don’t Bug Me
July 8, 3 PM: Ocean Motion Fluid Art Canvas
July 9-16: Vote For Your Favorite Shark!
July 11, 6 PM at The Stroede Center: The Magic Fish Puppet Show
July 11-16, Shark Week Giveaway
July 12, 10:30 AM: Summer Family Storytime
July 12, 4:30 PM: Ocean Fact or Fiction
July 14, 10:30 AM: Passport to Fishing
July 14, 5-7 PM: Wire-wrapped Ocean Jewelry
July 18, 4:30-6:30 PM: Sea Level Lab
July 19, 10:30 AM: Littles Water Play
July 19, 4:30 PM: Kids Water Games
July 21, 10:30 AM: The Incredible Journey [of a water droplet]
July 25-30: Pirate’s Treasure Scavenger Hunt
July 28: Antarctic Oceanography with Dr. Chrissy Stover Wiederwohl

Adults and teens, click here to register for the Summer Reading Challenge!

*Registration required. Click the link to register.

*June, Month-long: Get Outside! Defiance CountyClick here to register
July 11-15: Shark Week Craft Hunt

At Defiance Public Library:

June 3, 2-3 PM: Author Fridays: Ann Charles (Adults 18+)
June 6, while supplies last: Take-and-Make Watercolor Coasters (all ages)
June 10, 3-5 PM: Author Fridays: A.J. Handsone (Adults 18+)
*June 13, 5-7 PM: Needle Felted Whales with the MakerSpace (Teens & adults. Registration required.)
*June 16, 4-5 PM: DIY Marbled Mugs (Grades 6-12)
*June 21, 6-7 PM: Marimo Aquariums (Adults)
June 23, 4-7 PM: Clay Ocean Animals (All ages)
June 23, 4 PM: Just Dance Night (Grades 6-12)
June 24, 2-4 PM: Author Fridays: Naomi Chapman (Adults 18+)
June 27, 6-7 PM, Booked for the Summer Teen Book Club (Grades 6-12)
*June 30, 4-5 PM: DIY Axolotl Plushie (Grades 6-12)
July 8, 3 PM: Ocean Motion Fluid Art Canvas (All ages)
July 11-16: Shark Week Giveaway (Teens/all ages)
July 14, 5-7 PM: Wire-wrapped Ocean Jewelry (All ages)
July 14, while supplies last, DIY Shark Cross-stitch Kits (Grades 6-12)
July 15, 3-5 PM: Author Fridays: Danielle Haas
*July 18, 4 PM: Stained Glass Starfish with Linda’s Glass Gallery (Adults 18+)
*July 19, 5 PM: DIY Terracotta Lighthouse (Adults 18+)
July 21, 4-5 PM: Teen Trivia Night, Ocean Edition (Grades 6-12)
July 25, 6-7 PM: Booked for the Summer Teen Book Club (Grades 6-12)
July 28, 5 PM: Antarctic Oceanography with Dr. Chrissy Stover Wiederwohl (All ages)

At Sherwood Branch Library:

Beginning June 6: Tiny Art Gallery (All ages)
June 15, 1 PM: Watercolor Day (All ages)
*June 17, 6 PM: Couples Painting (Ages 21+)
*June 28, 5 PM: Turtle Wisdom Wall Hanging (Ages 18+)
June 29, 9 AM: Safe Sitters (Babysitting safety for teens/all ages)
July 15, 6-9 PM: Sink or Swim: The TITANIC Experience (Grades 6-12, registration and parental consent form required.)

At Johnson Memorial Library:

Through June & July: Fort Defiance Humane Society Supply Drive!
June, month-long: Ocean on a Postcard Contest (Teens & adults)
June 6, 10 AM – 1 PM: Just Dance on Nintendo Wii (All ages welcome)
June 10, 5 PM: Friends of JML Membership Gala (Ages 21+)
June 20, 10 AM – 2 PM: Mario Kart on Nintendo Wii (All ages welcome)
June 27, 5:30 PM: Cookbook Club (Adults. Click for the reading list!)
July (month-long): How Many Fish in the Sea? Best-guess Prize Jar (all ages)
*July 6, 2 PM: Ocean Motion Fluid Art Canvas (All ages)
*July 9, 1-4 PM: Sink or Swim: The TITANIC Experience (Grades 6-12, registration and parental consent form required.)
July 15, 2 PM: Watercolor Day (All ages)
*July 18, 5 PM: Marimo Aquariums (Adults 18+)
July 25, 5:30 PM: Cookbook Club (Adults 18+)
During the months of June and July, Johnson Memorial Library will be collecting supplies for the furry friends at Fort Defiance Humane Society! (Please note, the library cannot accept cash donations for this drive.)

Wishlist Items:
Laundry Detergent
Bleach
Disinfecting Wipes
KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement) liquid
Dry Puppy Food
Dry Kitten Food
Canned Cat and Kitten Food (Pâté)
Garbage Bags
Paper Towels
Copier Paper
Bottled Water (gallons and individual bottles)
New or gently used towels and blankets
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