TAILS AND TALES IS SUMMER FUN FOR EVERYONE
Read, discover, and learn with us this summer! The Grafton-Midview Public Library has Summer Reading & Recreation Challenges for babies, children, teens, and adults so everyone can participate in the fun and win prizes. All ages will be using our new online reading log, Beanstack. Beanstack’s user-friendly interface and convenient mobile app allow you to participate in our Tails and Tales summer fun from wherever you are. Create an account for yourself or one for your whole family at gmplibrary.beanstack.org. Challenges begin on Sunday, June 6. To learn more about Beanstack and challenge details, click on a challenge banner above.
TAILS AND TALES PET CONTEST
To celebrate our summer of Tails and Tales, we're having one tail-wagging contest! Submit a photo of your pet for the chance to win the title of the Cutest Pet! Submissions open Sunday, June 6 and close Sunday, July 5. Voting begins on Monday, July 5. Our top three winners will be revealed at our Pet Parade! Winners will get all the bragging rights and a prize. All pets are welcome to enter.
Click here to enter your pet!
1st Place: A custom 16" x 24" canvas portrait of your pet from Crown & Paw.
2nd Place: Grooming gift certificate valued at $50.
3rd Place: One month subscription to Bark Box or Meow Box. Box will consist of a small assortment of toys and treats centered around a special theme.
PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
We're offering a wide variety of virtual and in-person programming this summer! All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. Registration for summer programs begins on Monday, May 3. To register for programs, please visit our Events Calendar here. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority. Masks and social-distancing are required for all in-person programs.
Friday, June 6, 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Old Grafton School
Join our friends from Gaga for Goats and Grounded Yoga & Wellness, LLC for a unique, interactive experience! Goat yoga combines the relaxation and fitness of a yoga class with adorable baby goats. All ages and abilities welcome. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.
Thursday, June 10, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Explore titles from Own Voices authors. June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month and we're reading Spin with Me by Ami Polonsky. We're having a virtual author visit with Polonsky.
Thursday, July 8, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Explore titles from Own Voices authors. Our book for July is A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan. We're having a virtual author visit with Faruqi and Shovan.
Saturday, July 10, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Get in touch with your inner Jackson Pollack and try splatter painting. Make sure to dress for a mess!
Thursday, July 22, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
With dexterity, quick wit, and knowledge of origami, Michael Roy Baldridge inspires and creates! You could go home with a cherished keepsake.
Saturday, July 31, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Sheldon Woods
Celebrate the end of our "Tails and Tales" summer with our festive pet parade! We will walk the Trail Tale at Sheldon Woods, reveal the winners of our pet contest, and throw in more fun along the way. Don't forget to dress your pet in their parade best.
Saturday, July 31, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Find your new four-legged best friend! Multiple Breed Rescue will bring adoptable pets to the Library for families to meet. Donations of pet training pads and unopened bags of treats are welcome.
Thursday, August 12, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Explore titles from Own Voices authors. Our book for August is Starfish by Lisa Fipps. We're having a virtual author visit with Fipps.
Friday, August 13, 7:00 pm at the Old Grafton School
Join us for a family-friendly community event. Starting at 7:00 pm, enjoy fun crafts, listen to a paranormal lecture from Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (ORBS), or tour the Old Grafton School. Once the sun goes down, enjoy a nostalgic film. If you want to know what movie we'll be showing, take part in our community-wide scavenger hunt. Animal Crossing clues at local business will reveal letters in the movie title. Find all the clues and unscramble the letters to discover the movie! We will provide snacks and bug spray. Please bring your own chairs and blankets.