Summer Reading 2019


SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019:  A Universe of Stories

Monday, June 3¬†‚Äď Friday,¬†August 2

Sign up to explore the galaxy¬†this summer! You'll get a bag full of goodies at the Youth Services desk, which includes 2 tickets for free admission to the Minerva Municipal Pool¬†(1 for the student, 1 for an adult to accompany them) for the library's Summer Reading Pool Party¬†from 9‚Äď11 AM on¬†August 1st. Complete the activities on the Star Chart handout in your bag¬†to earn a variety of rewards and for a chance to win one of our out-of-this-world¬†prize baskets.¬†Prize baskets available include but aren‚Äôt limited to a LEGO basket, a poop emoji basket, a shark basket, a unicorn basket, an art basket, and a Stranger Things basket.


Keep an eye out for these Special Summer Programs in June and July…

Note: Youth under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult to programs. To register for a program, call (330) 868-4101 or visit the Youth Services Desk. Registration typically opens 2 weeks before any given event.


Book Beginnings and Story Time:

Come to Book Beginnings (for parents and children ages 0-3) and Story Time (for more independent children ages 3-5) on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM. 


Animal Reading Friends (ARF):

Sign up to read with one of our gentle Animal Reading Friends (ARF!) in this program that pairs school age children with dogs to improve their reading skills and foster a lifelong love of reading. Runs Thursdays, 12:30 AM¬†‚Äď 1:30 PM,¬† June 6 ‚Äď July 25.


Sensory SPOT in June & July:

Visit our Sensory Spot for hands-on learning fun! All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Mondays & Thursdays, 10-12 AM
  • Fridays 10 AM-4 PM


Pool Storytimes at Minerva Municipal Pool:

If you plan on swimming at the Minerva Pool this summer, join us for storytime during the 3 PM pool break on Tuesdays in June and July!

  • June 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30



If you attend Minerva Elementary School, don't forget to log your minutes for Scholastic's Read-A-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge! You can count the same minutes you spent reading books for Reading Rewards for Read-A-Palooza. Forgot your password? No problem! Stop by the Youth Services desk and we can help you.



Call 330-868-4101

Email Kathy Heller at or Sarah Pearson at