SummerREAD 2023

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     The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library invites the community join in the joy of reading with the 2023 Summer Reading Program, “All Together Now”! Enjoy exciting summer activities and programs at the library that encourage curiosity all summer long. SummerREAD begins Sunday, May 28, and ends on Saturday, August 5. Participants are encouraged to celebrate the “All Together Now” theme of friendship and kindness that brings us all together.

     SummerREAD registration is open to all ages, infant through adult at Registration opens May 28. The library is providing a free gift book to all early literacy, children, and teen registrants. This summer, the library is again using an online platform, READsquared, for participants to keep track of their reading progress.  Participants can earn great prizes by logging reading, writing a review, or completing fun activities. There will be weekly drawings for amazing prizes. If you prefer not to track your reading online, there will be paper forms available at the library to log reading progress. 

     During SummerREAD, we will also be hosting a Reading Camp, which is a reading tutoring program for kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Tutoring will be available from June 19 - August 5 at the library. Students will meet for 2 one-hour tutoring sessions each week for 7 weeks. This is a free program made possible by a Libraries Accelerate Learning Grant from the Ohio Department of Education. Children in Hancock County in grades K-2 during the 2022-2023 school year may sign up HERE, pick up a flier with a QR code in the Children's Department, or contact by email. If you are age 16 or over, and you'd like to volunteer to be a tutor, please print the application HERE, fill it out and return it to the Children's Department at the library or contact

     To turn up the volume on the summer fun and togetherness, we've scheduled some wonderful activities throughout the summer. We've planned a Treasure Hunt and Book Bingo for Families, Makerspace fun, Teen Book Bingo, Bookmobile Parties, special Storytimes, games, crafts and more! Please check our calendar at for our full list of programs.    

     The SummerREAD 2023 is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library.   

     For more information, contact us at 419-422-1712 and be sure to follow us at