Beanstack

All ages can register for the Summer Reading Challenge using Beanstack. You can also log your reading with the Beanstack Tracker app!

Activity Log

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

a banner that reads special events with a purple fish tale in the background

All events at 1:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

Registration is NOT required for in-person summer events at Sherwood Branch Library. 

*Virtual event requires attendee to pick up a kit from the library.

June 8: Buzzing Around with Honeybees

June 10: How to Catch an Egg

June 15: Dinomobile visits Sherwood Branch – No registration is required, but spots are limited. First come, first served.

June 21: Ohio Wildlife Adventure

June 22  |  6:00 PM  |   Animal Fact or Fiction? [Register for Virtual Event*] (In-person event is at Defiance Public Library.)

June 28: Balloon Animal Fun

June 29: Animal Art with Jeff Nicholas

July 6  |  6:00 PM  |  What Big Ears You Have! [ Register for Virtual Event*] (In-person event is at Defiance Public Library.)

July 14: Presenting…THE BENS! K-9 Ben and Deputy Ben Visit the Library

July 15: Fun with Furry Friends (Defiance County Humane Society)

July 19: Tails & Tales with Nature’s Nursery

July 26: Rabbit Tales with Storyteller Lyn Ford

Registration is not required for in-person summer events at Johnson Memorial EXCEPT FOR Tails & Tales Summer Storytimes.

*Virtual event requires attendee to pick up a kit from the library

June 15  |  3:00 PM  |  Dinomobile visits Johnson Memorial! [Limited spots available, granted first come, first served]

June 22  |  6:00 PM  |   Animal Fact or Fiction? [Register for Virtual Event*] (In-person event is at Defiance Public Library.)

June 23  |  10:30 AM  |  Tails & Tales Summer Storytime [Register here]

June 28  |  5:00 PM  |  Ohio Wildlife Adventure

June 29  |  11:00 AM  |  Animal Art with Jeff Nicholas

July 6  |  6:00 PM  |  What Big Ears You Have! [ Register for Virtual Event*] (In-person event is at Defiance Public Library.)

July 7  |  10:30 AM  | Tails & Tales Summer Storytime [Register here]

July 12  |  3:00 PM  |  How to Catch an Egg

July 19  |  11:00 AM  |  Tails & Tales with Nature’s Nursery

July 26  |  3:00 PM  | Turtle Shell Tales with Storyteller Lyn Ford

Click any event for details! 

May 31-July 31: Ohio Bird Watch (adults) [Download the Bird Watch Brochure!]

June 7: Register for a DIY Bigfoot Plushie Kit (grades 6-12, to register contact Pam at prellstab@defiancelibrary.org; 419-782-1456 ext. 1406)

June 14-28: ‘I Look Like My Pet’ Contest (adults)

June 17: Book Pals Crochet (adults) [Register here]

June 19: Tales of Main Street (adults, teens, families) [Register here]

June 26: Needlefelt Crafternoon (all ages, to register contact Cara at cbolley@defiancelibrary.org; 419-782-1456 ext. 1108)

July 10: String Art Make-along (all ages, to register contact Cara at cbolley@defiancelibrary.org; 419-782-1456 ext. 1108)

July 21: Tales of Main Street (adults, teens, families) [Register here]

Sherwood: As part of NOCAC’s Summer Food Service Program, free grab-and-go lunches for ages 18 and under (or 21 with a disability and enrolled in an education program) will be available at Sherwood Branch Library on Monday-Thursday from June 7-July 29 from 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Hicksville: Free grab-and-go lunches for ages 2 – 18 will be available at the rear of Grace United Methodist Church, 121 West High Street,  Monday – Friday, from June 7 – August 20, 11-Noon. Free Hicksville Pool passes will be distributed with the lunches on Wednesdays. This program is a partnership between the Hicksville Community Services Center, the Community Memorial Hospital, Grace United Methodist Church and the Defiance Public Library System. For more information please contact Shannon McClure at smcclure@defiancelibrary.org.

Tails & Tales travels to free lunch sites

June 7 & 14: Ralston Square, 11:45 AM-12:15 PM

June 8 & 15: Hebron Ministries, 11:45 AM-12:15 PM

June 9 & 16, Latty’s Grove, noon-12:30 PM

 

*Tails & Tales also will visit DEF-COM Mini-Comicon at 4KD Crick Brewery June 12, 10 AM-2 PM.

Banner that reads "Colas y Cuentos" or, Tails and Tales in Spanish
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