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MISSION: READ Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to join the Summer Reading

Challenge and have far-out summer fun. As an astronaut in training, you’ll explore the wonders of space, enjoy far out space themed adventures and shoot for the stars with your reading stats. You’ll receive a scratch off Mission Log to track your progress over 40 days and earn prizes along the way. Reach your goal and earn a ticket to a special celebration and a chance at the grand prize. Are you an overachiever? Read an extra 10 days for a bonus prize! Celebrate your accomplishment at the finale celebration on August 10 th at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum with an ice cream truck, visit from the bookmobile, outside activities and take pictures in space with a green screen. Each branch will participate in the challenge and host outof-this-world activities all summer long. To register, visit any branch or

Blast off!

Sign up at a kickoff event near you! DeHoff Memorial Branch

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Mon Jun 3 | 4–7pm East Canton Branch Tue Jun 4 | 1–2 pm Jackson Township Branch Mon Jun 3 | 2–4pm Lake Community Branch Mon Jun 10 | 1–4pm Madge Youtz Branch Mon Jun 3 | 2–4pm Main Library Tue Jun 4 | 1:30–3:30pm North Branch Wed Jun 5 | 11am–4pm

Coloring Page Creation Contest

Perry Sippo Branch Wed Jun 5 | 2–4pm

Enter your best library or book related line drawings for a chance to be featured in our new Stark Library coloring book. Categories for all ages (and adults, too)! For entry guidelines and categories, visit

Plain Community Branch Wed Jun 5 | 2–3pm  Sandy Valley Branch Wed Jun 5 | 1–4pm

A Giant Leap

Wed Jul 17 | 2–3pm Jackson Township Branch Take a giant leap back in time as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s’ first steps on the moon. Crafts and activities will focus on space travel and exploration.

Explore Space Camp with American Girl, Luciana

Sat Jul 20 | 2:30–3:30pm Lake Community Branch Enjoy learning about American Girl, Luciana, and her quest to be the first person to visit Mars. 

The Stuff of Stars Story Walk

Wed Jul 24 | 2–5pm Jackson Township Branch Take a walk at North Park while reading this Caldecott honor book, which describes how our universe might have come to be. Crafts and activities will be included.

Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Sponsored by Stark Library Foundation Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that took Neil Armstong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the moon. Presented by Dean Regas.  Wed Jul 24 | 6–7pm Lake Community Branch Thu Jul 25 | 2–3pm North Branch

Spacecraft Space Crafts

Tour of the Universe: You Are Here Sponsored by Stark Library Foundation Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies. Utilizing some amazing simulation software, Dean Regas guides you through the mind-boggling scale of the universe.  Wed Jul 24 | 2–3pm Main Library Thu Jul 25 | 6–7:30pm Perry Sippo Branch

Stories in the Stars

Soar through the stars in this compilation of Greek Myths. Learn stories of the wind, seasons, sun, and moon with the Hampstead Stage Company theater troupe.  Tue Jul 30 | 10:30–11:30am Perry Sippo Branch Tue Jul 30 | 1–2pm Lake Community Branch Tue Jul 30 | 3:30–4:30pm Plain Community Branch Tue Jul 30 | 6–7pm Main Library

Suggested Ages  Please Register

Tuesdays | 2–3pm DeHoff Memorial Branch Create some cool art and learn about space at the same time. Jun 4 Shaving Cream Sun Paper Jun 11 Pastel Aurora Jun 18 Crayon Resist Galaxies Jun 25 Constellation Sewing Jul 2 Abstract Planets Jul 9 Name Rockets Jul 16 Be an Astronaut Jul 23 Planetary Poetry Jul 30 Foil-Printed Moon

The Sun and the Moon

Wed Jul 31 | 2–3pm Jackson Township Branch See the sun up close through a Sunspotter, and create moon phases from cookies as we take a closer look at Earth’s moon and its brightest star.

Stargazing 101

Wed Aug 14 | 2–3:30pm Lake Community Branch Discover ways you can explore the universe using telescopes, binoculars, and apps for your phone. 

Early Learners



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Explore Stark Library - Summer 2019  

Explore Stark Library - Summer 2019