Orrville Public Library summer reading ends

Orrville Public Library summer reading ends

Orrville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is winding down with Saturday, Aug. 8 being the last day to log reading or activities. This year’s program challenges were completed using the online platform, Beanstack.

Over the summer adult and teen readers have read over 500 books. Young readers up through age 12 have read for over 75,000 minutes.

Children who read for at least eight hours were awarded a free paperback book and an Orrville Public Library tote bag. Participants who completed activities and read for additional hours received virtual tickets for a chance to win additional prizes. Adults and teens also had a chance to read and earn prizes. Winners for all prize drawings will be announced soon.

Virtual book discussion

Orrville Public Library has joined with Heartland Point to offer people the chance to safely share their love of books in a Digital Book Club. Sarah Meenan, Heartland education manager, and director Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft will lead a virtual discussion about “The Giver of Stars” by JoJo Moyes. This free event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

“The Giver of Stars” is based on the true story of five women who become known as the “Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.” The women were recruited to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s traveling library. In doing so, they face all kinds of danger in the remote areas of Kentucky, but they are committed to doing their job, not being held back by men or convention.

Register for the discussion on Heartland Point’s website. Those registered will receive an email with log-in instructions prior to Aug. 19.

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