The Minerva Library organizes activities for young people all summer long


Minerva Public Library’s Summer Reading Program offers young people the chance to dive into reading and have fun for free.

The library’s summer reading program, Oceans of Possibilities, requires participants to register at the library’s youth desk. The program is open to young people of all ages.

Those who sign up will receive a reading log that they can use to track either the number of books or the time read. At certain stages, they can claim prizes. The program runs until July 29.

Many activities are also on the program this summer.

Creator Mondays, which takes place every Monday in June and July, is a DIY session. At 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. on June 20, participants can create a Socktapus (sock octopus). Those who attend at 6 or 6:45 p.m. on June 27 will be able to make ocean terrariums. Register at the youth office or call the library. For young people of all ages, but those 9 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Dungeons & Dragons Campaign, runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays from June 17 to July 29. The events are for those entering ninth through twelfth grades. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. All supplies will be provided. To register or learn more, visit the Youth Bureau or call the library.

story time, 11 a.m. from Wednesday to July 27. Families with little ones can attend the library’s back lawn. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket.

Elemental Explorers11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday through July 27. Ages 6 and up can enjoy history and hands-on learning in the library’s community room.

cosplay club, 2 p.m. June 23. Those entering sixth through 12th grade can register to guarantee a spot at the event in the library’s community room. Swap tips and stories, share fandoms, show off costumes, and work on a project using library supplies. To register, go to the Youth Bureau or call the library.

Animal visit, 2 p.m. June 23. Stark Parks will bring live animals to the library for a program for families with children. The event will take place on the back lawn of the library. No registration required.

Fun Fridaysfrom 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until July 29. Families with children of all ages can head to Youth Services for fun activities ranging from building with LEGOs to self-directed crafts and STEM projects.

Minerva’s public library is located at 677 Lynnwood Drive. For more information or to register for a program, visit the youth office or call the library at 330-868-4101. Additional information is available at


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