SummerREAD 2024


kids camping with moose and bear in background


The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library invites the community join in the joy of reading with the 2024 Summer Reading Program,“Adventure Begins at Your Library”! Join us at the main library on June 3 at 10 AM for a special kick-off party! There will be special SummerREAD activities from 10 AM - 1 PM and again from 4 PM - 6 PM. Come and enjoy our obstacle course, face painting, inflatable archery and more! The kick-off party at the Arlington Branch is scheduled for June 8 from 11AM - 2 PM, and will include games, crafts and snacks. Enjoy exciting summer activities and programs at the library that encourage curiosity all summer long. Participants are encouraged to celebrate the “Adventure Begins at Your Library” theme and share in the adventure of reading!

SummerREAD registration begins on June 3, and is open to all ages, infant through adult at The library is providing a free gift book to all early literacy, children, and teen registrants. This summer, the library is again using an online platform, READsquared, for participants to keep track of their reading progress.  Participants can earn great prizes by logging reading, writing a review, or completing fun activities. There will be weekly drawings for amazing prizes. If you prefer not to track your reading online, there will be paper forms available at the library to log reading progress. 

Are you new to READsquared? No worries. It's very user-friendly and fun to use! Learn how to use READsquared with the two links below. 

click here for app instructionsclick here for web instructions

To turn up the volume on the summer fun and adventure, we've scheduled some wonderful activities throughout the summer. We've planned a Treasure Hunt and Book Bingo for Families, special Storytimes, games, crafts and more! Please check our calendar at for our full list of programs.    

children's prizes


  • LEGO Disney Camping Toys & Children's Museum of Findlay Family Day Pass

  • Bluey Tent & Camping toys & Children's Museum of Findlay Family Day Pass

  • Booster Cam Chair & Baby/Toddler Camping Toys & Children's Museum of Findlay Family Day Pass

  • Squishmallows Owl Splash Pad & Stokely the Bear & Children's Museum of Findlay Family Day Pass

  • Squishmallows Axolotl Splash Pad & Perry the Dolphin & Children's Museum of Findlay Family Day Pass


children's prizes for summer read


  • COSI Tickets and Gas Card 

  • Imagination Station Tickets & Gas Card

  • Mudhens Tickets

  • Watercolor Gel Crayons, Metallic Markers, Color-Change Markers, Tie-Dye Kit

  • Squishmallows Dragon and Books-a-Million Gift Card

  • Outdoor Explorer Kit


teen prizes for summer read


  • Portable Bluetooth Speaker

  • Games- Telestrations, Tapple, Hues & Cues, and Exploding Kittens

  • Chillbo Lounger

  • Squishmallows Beet & Squishmallows Groundhog

  • Thinking Putty

  • Tamagotchi

  • Freeze-Dried Candy 


baskets of prizes for summerread



  • Backyard Basket: Bluetooth Speaker, Solar Lights, Mini Fan, Citronella Candle

  • Birding Basket: Binoculars, Peterson Field Guide to Birds, Bird Logging Notebook

  • Campfire Basket: Roasting Sticks, Cast Iron Cooker, Two Blankets, Firestarters

  • Picnic Basket: Plates, Silverware, Glasses, Blanket

  • Gift Cards: Dietsch Brothers, Scramblers, Vivir, Dougie John's, Coffee Amici, Logan's, We. Serve, The Baker's Cafe, Findlay Brewing Company, Main Street Deli


SummerREAD 2024 is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library, Findlay-Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Archie's, Children's Museum of Findlay, COSI, Dietsch Brothers, Domino's, Imagination Station, McDonald's, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, Toledo Mud Hens,  Raising Cane's, and Chipotle.

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