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Read "Tales & Tails" This Summer

Summer Reading Club 2021

The unofficial kick-off to the summer begins on June 1 with the Delaware County District Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Club, “Tails and Tales.” The annual reading program will run June 1 through July 23 for all ages.Reading just 15-minutes a day will help kids maintain and build upon literacy skills learned over the school year.

Youth readers ages 0 – 17 are challenged to read 12 hours over the summer and will receive prizes at 6- and 12-hour milestones. Bonus prize opportunities await those who view on-demand video programming, complete a Kindergarten Readiness Checklist, and sign up for the Preservation Parks Summer Letterbox Adventure.

Included in the six-hour prize will be a collection of coupons, discounts and free giveaways provided by local businesses all around Delaware County and Central Ohio. Prize books are provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Delaware County District Library.

Adults are encouraged to read books or attend library programs. Any combination of four books read or programs attended will earn participants a prize.

The Summer Reading Club does not require registration. Participants simply download a reading log or keep track in a notebook, then stop in to a branch and tell a DCDL staff member when it’s time to pick up a prize.

Most programs and gatherings will remain virtual through the summer with some exceptions. The annual Medieval Faire will take place with a live virtual joust on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. This full joust will be performed by the Knights of the Rose inside the Cashmans arena and broadcast with commentary on the Library’s YouTube channel.

A free visit from children’s author/illustrator Molly Idle is currently planned to be in-person, outside at the Orange Branch Library Imagination Garden on Saturday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m. Idle’s books include “Flora and the Flamingo,” “Tea Rex” and “Sea Rex,” and the mermaid tales “Pearl” and “Coral.” Interested attendees should register to be the first to receive any updates or additional information about the visit.

Get Started with Summer Reading

Tails & Tales Summer Reading Club 2021, June 1 - July 23

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