“A Universe of Stories” will be unleashed this summer at the library. Wells County Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program started on Tuesday, May 28 for children, teens, and adults. All ages can earn prizes for reading books and participating in events featuring the universe theme. Prizes include a Kindle Fire, $300 gift certificate to French Lick Resort, children’s toys, books, and more depending on your age level.
Sign up for summer reading anytime from now through July 31 at the Main Library in Bluffton or the Ossian Branch. A complete list of rules and guidelines is available when you sign up at the library. Online registration is also available for the Teen Program and Adult Program.
Make sure to check out these fun upcoming Summer Reading events during the beginning of June. Pick up a complete list of Summer Reading Program events at the library or on the Library Events Calendar.
Look Up to the Stars! Mini Carnival
Main Library – Bluffton (all ages): Wednesday, June 5: 2-4 pm
Enjoy a moonbounce in the parking lot and carnival games, space activities, and discovery stations inside the library. These hands-on activities will be designed especially for younger learners. Drop-in anytime during the scheduled event times. No registration needed.
Look Up to the Stars! Summer Reading Kick-off
Main Library – Bluffton (Ages 9+): Wednesday, June 5: 7-9 pm
Journey through the cosmos with Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, as he draws us into a deeper understanding of the workings of the universe during this family-friendly presentation. There will be a viewing through a hand-crafted telescope after the presentation, weather permitting. No registration needed.
Constellation Canvases & Cookies
Main Library – Bluffton: Thursday, June 6: 6:00-7:30 pm
Grades 6-12. Munch on cookies and other snacks while you create your very own, one-of-a-kind, constellation canvas. Register by June 4 (for a guaranteed spot).
Escape Room: Space Edition
Main Library – Bluffton: Monday, June 10: 6:00-7:30 pm
Grades 6-12. In teams of 4-7 people you will be “locked” in the meeting room.
Together you need to find hidden clues and solve puzzles that will give you the combinations to the locks on the box that holds the final key to get out of the room. Register by June 8 (for a guaranteed spot).
Ossian Branch (Grades K-5): Monday, June 10: 2:30-3:30 pm
Main Library – Bluffton (Grades K-3): Wednesday, June 12: 1:30-2:30 pm
Join us as we check out the moon and its phases through interactive experiences and by creating our own Oreo display. Registration required.
Main Library – Bluffton (Grades 4-6): Wednesday, June 12: 1:30-2:30 pm
Join us as we check out the Earth’s satellite, the moon. Registration required.