Can You Dig It? Geology for Kids
The Crawford Park District will present a program about geology. (Read More.)Registration is required. Registration opens Thursday, June 13th. Call the library or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.
Wed, Jun 19th at 2pm
and Wed, Jun 19th at 6pm
Hot Summer Chess for Teens
Learn new strategies and face new opponents. Join us for a casual game or enter our ongoing
tournament and see how many opponents you can knock down a rung. (Read More.)For grades 6-12. New members are welcome any time. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for this event: you can just show up.
Thu, Jun 20th, 6-8:15pm
, Thu, Jul 25th, 6-8:15pm
, and Thu, Aug 15th, 6-8:15pm
Dig Into Great Crafts for Kids
On select Friday afternoons in June and July, drop by the library for fun digging-themed crafts. (Read More.)You don't need to register for these craft days: you can just drop in any time between 3 and 4.
Fri, Jun 21st, 3-4pm
, Fri, Jun 28th, 3-4pm
, Fri, Jul 12th, 3-4pm
, Fri, Jul 19th, 3-4pm
, and Fri, Jul 26th, 3-4pm
Make Your Writing Ground-Breaking
We're bringing back our popular summer writing series, conducted by Rachel Mendell. (Read More.)Mendell has conducted several well-received events for writers at the library; don't miss out on this opportunity to partake of her literary advice and participate in brain-sharpening exercises. In addition to coffee and sweets (catered by The Candi Bar), each
workshop will also feature a door prize for one lucky participant. All participants will take away more confidence and joy in their writing processes.
These workshops do require registration, but there is no cost to attend. Sign up at the main desk. The workshops will be held in the Community Room at the library. Bring paper and a pen or pencil.
Sat, Jun 22nd, 10-Noon
, Sat, Jun 29th, 10-Noon
, and Sat, Jul 6th, 10-Noon
Preschool Story Time
Join us Tuesdays at 6:30pm
and Wednesdays at 10:30am
for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun. (Read More.)The Family Story Time on Tuesday evenings feature stories, crafts, songs, and rhymes designed for preschoolers, their parents, and older siblings to share together. The Toddler Story Time on Wednesday mornings are fit for the younger set, but all preschoolers are welcome.
Picture This photography program for teens
Professional photographer Adam Knapp will talk about his work, demonstrate some of the special equipment he uses, and talk about how to get into the field of photography. (Read More.)Adam will also talk about composition and show you how to create better photos with whatever camera or equipment you already have. A question and answer session will follow the presentation, and refreshments will be served. For grades 6-12. Registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up.
Mon, Jun 24th, 6-8pm
Read with Griff, the Reading Dog
Griff the Therapy Dog listens to boys and girls read books. (Read More.)
An American Labrador Retriever, Griff has been trained as part of Therapy Dog International's
Tail Waggin' Tutors program. He'll be here on Tuesdays from 4-5pm.
Studies show that therapy dogs calm students so that they can practice, gain confidence, and improve their skills in a relaxing environment. Parents can sign their children up for a ten-minute session of reading with Griff. Call the library or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.
Shizzle Dizzle Magic for Kids
Shizzle Dizzle Magic of Mansfield will present a 45-minute show. (Read More.)Registration is required. Registration opens on Thursday the 20th. Call the library or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.
Wed, Jun 26th at 2pm
and Wed, Jun 26th at 6pm
Ground-Breaking Reads - Adult Summer Reading
Summer reading runs June 1st - July 31st
. We'll be giving away hundreds of dollars' worth of gift certificates to local stores and restaurants in our weekly prize drawings. The sooner you sign up, the more chances you have to win. (Read More.)
You must be at least 18 years old and out of school to participate. (Otherwise, see Beneath the Surface for teens or Dig Into Reading for children.) Also, you must register for the program if you wish to enter our weekly prize drawings.
For each book you read this summer, you fill out a drawing slip and put it into your preferred Prize Drawing box. Weekly drawings will take place each Friday throughout the
Ground-Breaking Reads program. The more books you read, the more chances you have to win.
Winners will be notified by phone. Participants are eligible for a maximum of two weekly prizes. Tickets not drawn for the weekly prize might still be winners: all tickets submitted over the course of the summer will go into the Grand Prize Drawing.
Weekly Prize List
||$20 Payne's Pizza
||$15 Liberty Mill
||$20 The Cracked Pot
||$15 M & S Pizza
||$10 Pizza Hut
||$20 Little Caesar's
||$10 Taco Bell
||$15 M & S Pizza
||$25 Rite Aid
||$20 Poland True Value
||$10 Burger King
||$25 Fiesta Salon
||$20 Varsity Grill
||$10 East of Chicago
||$25 Rus-Men Farms
||$20 Big Plate Diner
||$10 Granny's Kitchen
||$25 The Candi Bar
||$20 Uptowne Outfitters
|Grand Prize (July 31th)
||$50 Barnes & Noble
||$50 Barnes & Noble
We'll also be hosting a number of special programs during the summer. Watch this page for more details.
Dig Into Reading - Children's Summer Reading
Our Summer Reading program starts June 1st
. Read books, win prizes, and come to our special programs. (Read More.)We'll reward you for reading books... with fabulous prizes.
Extra activities and prizes will be provided to those who want to
|If you read...
||you will earn...|
||A New Book|
||Insect or Spider (you choose)|
||Dinosaur Excavation Kit, Hatching Dinosaur Egg, or Dinosaur Skeleton (you choose)|
keep digging. Plus, we'll have a special pool party for children who reach the goal of reading 25 days.
Beneath the Surface - Teen Summer Reading
Summer Reading starts June 1st
. Read books, win prizes. (Read More.)
Teens (going into grades 7-12 in the fall) who wish to participate should sign up at the main desk (upstairs), where they will receive their bookmark and book bag. (If you are going into grade 6, you can choose either the children's summer reading program or the teen one, but not both.)
After reading an item, teens will fill out a rating form and place it in one of the boxes for the weekly prize drawings. Each week, names will be drawn for two different $10 gift cards for local restaurants and shops, books, iTunes, and more.
You may fill out rating forms for as many books as you read, and you can choose which weekly gift-card drawings you wish to enter. All entries will also be saved for the final Grand Prize drawings, which will include a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.
Special Bonus: Teens who come to any of our special summer events for teens, or who volunteer at a children's event, will receive bonus tickets to enter into the weekly drawings.
Summer Reading starts June 1st
for all ages.
Teen After-Hours Game Night
Coming some time this summer. (Read More.)Watch this space for more information, or check our Galion Public Library Teen Programs page on Facebook for announcements and reminders, trivia, and the occasional contest.
Comedy Juggling Show for Kids
Mike Hemmelgarn, comedy juggler and ventriloquist, will perform. (Read More.)Registration is required. Registration opens Thursday, June 27th. Call the library or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.
Wed, Jul 3rd at 2pm
and Wed, Jul 3rd at 6pm
Introduction to Improv for Teens
Drama Teacher and acting expert Cheri Laughbaum will introduce you to the art of improvisation in this hands-on workshop. (Read More.)Participants will learn to think quickly, look at the world differently, and improve their confidence. Come find out if you have a hidden talent for quick and creative thinking. Registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up.
Mon, Jul 8th at 6pm
Bugman Family Bug Show
Come learn amazing bug facts and view live bugs. (Read More.)Registration is required. Registration opens Friday, July 5th. Call the library or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.
Wed, Jul 10th at 2pm
and Wed, Jul 10th at 6pm
Teen Anime Club
Join us the second Thursday
of each month for to watch anime, discuss manga, learn about Japanese culture, and more. (Read More.)For teens in grades 7-12. Cosplay is optional. New members are always welcome. There is no need to register: you can just show up.
Thu, Jul 11th, 6:30-8:15pm
and Thu, Aug 8th, 6:30-8:15pm
You won't want to miss being a part of these lively book discussions. (Read More.)Contact Cyndi for more details and to find out what the
Book of the Month will be.
Thu, Sep 5th at 6:30pm
, Thu, Oct 3rd at 6:30pm
, Thu, Nov 7th at 6:30pm
, Thu, Dec 5th at 6:30pm
, and Thu, Jan 2nd at 6:30pm
P.T. Reptiles Show for Kids
Featuring reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. (Read More.)Registration is required. Registration opens Thursday, July 11th. Call the library or stop by the Children's Room to sign up.
Wed, Jul 17th at 6pm
Spark your CreaTOONity (for Teens)
Artist Jeff Nicholas will teach you how to draw cartoons and how to come up with cool new characters and creative story lines. (Read More.)We will provide the drawing materials. Registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up.
Mon, Jul 22nd at 6pm