Summer Reading Program

Adventure Begins at Your Library
2024 Summer Reading Program

Registration begins June 3rd

Program runs June 10th- July 20th

visit our calendar page for event details


All Ages Activities


SkyDome Planetarium 

Constellations for Kids


The biggest event of the summer!

The massive mobile planetarium holds up to 90 people per show.

Be sure to arrive on time!

Once the show begins you will not be permitted to enter until the next showtime.


Held in Cardington-Lincoln Middle School Gym

349 Chesterville Avenue in Cardington


Wednesday 6/12 @ 5:30 & 6:30 PM




Movie Night 


Fridays @ 6 PM 


6/14- The Goonies 

6/21- The Princess Bride 

6/28- The Mummy (PG-13) 

7/5- National Treasure 

7/12- Treasure Planet 

7/19- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark




Street Fair Scavenger Hunt 


Complete the youth or adult scavenger hunt to earn a prize!


See us at the Cardington Street Fair on Park Street next to the Municipal Building.  


Saturday 6/29 from 12-5 PM



Youth Activities




Mondays @ 11 AM & 6 PM 


6/10- sundials 

6/17- happy s’mores 

6/24- paper hot air balloons 

7/1- parachute pals 

7/8- rain sticks 

7/15- camping lanterns




Story Time 


Each week the same story time program will be offered multiple times at 2 locations.


Heimlich Park 


Located on North Marion Street in Cardington 


Tuesdays @ 11 AM & 6 PM



Lincoln Center Park 


Weekly craft will be available after Lincoln Center story time.


120 West Main Street in Fulton


Thursdays @ 1 PM




Adventure Camp 


Learn about nature and wildlife!

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Held in the Community Room basement, enter through the Youth Room


Beginning 6/26 

Wednesdays @ 11 AM & 6 PM 


6/26- Wonderful Wildlife 

7/3- Lovely Life Cycles 

7/10- Brainy About Birds 
7/17- Surviving Ohio




MarioKart Tournament 


For elementary-aged youth. 

Prizes available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!


Held in the Community Room basement


Saturday 7/13 @ 1 PM



Teen Activities

(For Students in Middle & High School as of Fall 2024)






These crafts are messy! Be sure to dress accordingly!

Bandanas will be available for bleach printing. 

Teens are encouraged to bring any garments to which they would like to add bleach designs!

No experience required for either craft!


Held in the Community Room basement


Every 3rd Thursday @ 3:30 PM 


6/27- bleach printing 

7/18- cosmic paint-along




Dungeons & Dragons


Join the special Summer Reading edition, 6-week adventure campaign! 

No experience needed!


Fridays @ 1:00pm




MarioKart Tournament 


Middle and High School Students Only

Prizes available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!


Saturday 6/15 @ 3:30 PM




Adult Activities


Escape Room


Solve the puzzles and discover the treasure in our Summer Reading escape room! 

4-person maximum in each group. 

Youth under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.


Opens Monday 6/10




Dungeons & Dragons


Join the adventure in our special Summer Reading edition, 6-week campaign! 

No experience needed!


Fridays @ 1:00pm




Take a Hike! 


Join us for an outdoor adventure! 

Take a short hike with us at three different trails in Morrow County. 

A small raffle will be held at each outing, and get one ticket to the larger raffle prizes each time you attend!


Every other Saturday @ 11:00 AM 


6/22- Mt. Gilead State Park

4119 OH-95, Mt. Gilead


7/6- Headwaters Outdoor Education Center

5904 Home Rd, Mt. Gilead


7/20- Maxwell Park 

329 E Main St, Cardington




 “This Is Gonna Hurt” 

Author Visit

Author Brandon Weis will be here to discuss his book about his time hiking the “Triple Crown” (Appalachian Trail, The Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail) in one year!  


Thursday 6/20 @ 5:30p




Outdoor Preparedness & Safety Class 


Joel Patterson will teach about basic outdoor preparedness and safety while on your adventures! You will also create a basic safety kit to take home. 

All ages welcome. 


Registration is required!


Wednesday 6/19 @ 5:00 PM 



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