This summer, ZB Library invites everyone to choose one of two ways to complete the summer reading challenge. Complete two activities in each of the four learning tracks. Or read a total of 800 minutes.

Everyone who completes the program will be eligible to attend the pool party or receive a limited edition portable device charger.

As activities or minutes are logged, participants will also get raffle tickets to enter into a drawing for a prize basket of their choice.

Summer Reading Program

Register at the library or online with Beanstack, then log your activities or minutes starting 6/10. For every two activities completed under each learning track (or every 200 minutes read), you will get a prize and raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win a prize basket of your choice. Everyone who completes the program will be eligible to attend the pool party or receive a limited edition portable device charger.
6/10-7/22 | All Ages | Registration Required

Online Log Beanstack Logo

Log your activities or minutes online with Beanstack! Sign up and create your profile, then collect digital badges once the Summer Reading Challenge starts on 6/10. With Beanstack, you can also explore book lists, educational apps, get personalized reading recommendations, and more!

Engage 8: Build A Better World Events BuildABetterWorld

Join us for another summer filled with reading, learning, and fun! This year’s theme, Engage 8: Build A Better World engages you to read, attend library programs and activities, speaker series, and discover online resources to complete the summer reading challenge.

Events by Learning Track

Complete all four learning tracks to complete the Summer Reading Challenge!

Events by Date

Kids Summer Reading Kickoff
Join us to learn about and register for this year’s summer learning challenge called ‘ENGAGE 8’! Once registered, take part in our kick-off activities that center around this summer’s theme Build a Better World!
Wednesday, 5/31 | 2:30-4:30 PM | Grades K-5

Volunteer Fair: Adult Summer Reading Kickoff
Come help us kick off our adult summer reading program! The theme for this year is “Build a Better World” and going along with that we will be having a volunteer fair! Come sign up for the reading program and find a wonderful place to volunteer your time for the summer! 
Saturday, 6/10 |12-2 PM | Adults

Yule Ball: Teens Summer Reading Kickoff
You are cordially invited to kick off Summer Reading by attending the Yule Ball! Come decked out in your ballroom best to participate in our fashion show and dance the night away. Compete in the Tri-Wizard Tournament, make chocolate frogs, and attack some dementors! Dinner will be served.
Saturday, 6/10 | 6-9 PM | Grades 6-12 | Registration Required

Popular Fiction Book Club
Saturdays: 6/10 & 7/15 | 10-11 AM | Adults

ZB Lego Club
Saturdays: 6/10 & 7/8 | 2-4 PM | Grades K-6

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES: Please note, only the sessions between 6/10-7/22 will count towards the Summer Reading Challenge. Story times begin 6/5 and end on 8/2.

  • Busy Bees Bunch: Get your little ones ready to read with these fun-filled sessions. One caregiver per child is recommended.
    Mondays | 6-6:30 PM | Infants-Age 3
    Tuesdays | 10:30-11 AM | Infant to Age 3
  • Stories and More: Stories, fingerplays, and music get children ready to read. Come to one session or all of them.
    Mondays | 11-11:30 AM | Ages 3-6
    Tuesdays | 9:30-10 AM | Ages 3-6
    Wednesdays | 6:30-7 PM | Ages 3-6

Digital Exploration: Novelist K-8 Plus
Learn how to use Novelist K-8 Plus. This awesome database makes it easy to find books in your favorite genres or browse for books in new genres; you can also find titles for books that are similar to ones you’ve already read (read-a-likes).
Monday, 6/12 | 10-10:30 AM | Grades K-6

AARP Driver Safety Course
Monday, 6/12 & Tuesday, 6/13 | 10 AM-2 PM | Adults | Registration Required

News Literacy: An Introduction
Monday, 6/12 | 7-8 PM | Adults | Registration Requested

Drone Defender
Thursday, 6/15 | 1-2 PM | Grades K-6

Gulliver’s Travels
Wednesday, 6/14 | 2-3 PM | All Ages

Novelist K-8 Plus
Monday, 6/12 | 10-10:30 AM | Grades K-6

Movie Night: Moonlight
Thursday, 6/15 | 6-8 PM | Adults | Registration Requested

Stranger Things Cookie Bake Off
Pick up your secret ingredient in The Hive beginning June 1st. Visit the calendar link for complete details.
Saturday, 6/17 | 1-3:30 PM | Grades 6-12

Mousetrap! Balloon Show
Monday, 6/19 | 11 AM-12 PM | All Ages

Relaxing Candle Making
Monday, 6/19 | 6:30-8 PM | Adults | Registration Requested

Bloxel Video Game Builder
Tuesday, 6/20 | 2-4 PM | Grades 3-6

Microsoft Word Basics
Wednesday, 6/21 | 10-11 AM | Adults | Registration Requested

Outdoor Library
Thursdays: 6/22, 7/6, & 7/20 | 11 AM-12 PM | Grades K-6

Smashbook Journaling
Thursday, 6/22 | 1-3 PM | Grades 6-12 | Registration Recommended

Minecraft Jr.
Monday, 6/26 | 3-5 PM | Grades K-4

The Big Chill
Saturday, 6/24 | 1-2:30 PM | All Ages

Financial Literacy: An Introduction
Monday, 6/26 | 7-8 PM | Adults | Registration Requested

Digital Exploration: eReading featuring MyMediaMall
Learn how to find, download, and read eBooks and eAudiobooks on any device using MyMediaMall (Overdrive). 
Tuesday, 6/27 | 3:30-4 PM | Grades K-6

Preschool Drive In Movie
Thursday, 6/29 | 1-2:30 PM | Birth to Age 6

Let’s Build A Better World Workshop
Saturday, 7/1 | 1-2 PM | All Ages

Letters to Troops
Wednesday, 7/5 | 1-2 PM | Grades K-6

Cut the Cord

Computers and Coffee
Monday, 7/10 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Adults

Make It Monday: Sew Creative
Monday, 7/10 | 1-3 PM | Grades 3-6, Grades K-2 with adult

Las Comadres Spanish Book Club
Tuesday, 7/11 | 11 AM-12 PM | Adults | Registration Requested

Digital Exploration: Mango Languages
Tuesday, 7/11 | 1-1:30 PM | Grades K-6

Assembly Required: Robotics Expo
Tuesday, 7/11 | 6-7:30 PM | Grades 6-12

Computer Basics
Wednesday, 7/12 | 10-11 AM | Adults  | Registration Requested

Building Geodomes
Wednesday, 7/12 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Grades K-6

Clase de computacion Basica
Thursday, 7/13 | 10-11 AM | Adults

Medicare Informational Seminar
Thursday, 7/13 | 10-11:30 AM | Adults

Make It Monday: Lego Robotics
Monday, 7/17 | 1–3 PM | Grades 3-6

Young Artists Workshop: Animal Portraits
Are you a lion, tiger or bear? Maybe you have wings of an eagle! Young artists will use chalk and oil pastels to reveal their wilder side! This workshop will be led by professional children’s book illustrator, Terri Murphy. Please register each child that will attend. Registration and punctuality are required to reserve each spot.
Tuesday, 7/18 | 10-11:30 AM | Grades 3-6 | Registration Required

Digital Exploration: Freegal Music
Wednesday, 7/19 | 2-2:30 PM | Grades K-6

Financial Workshop: Increasing Cash Flow & Debt Management
Saturday, 7/22 | 2-3:30 PM | Adults | Registration Requested

End of Summer Pool Party
Join us at Port Shiloh Pool for swimming, snacks, and music! Requires completion of the Engage 8: Build A Better World summer reading challenge before 7/22 to earn your pass to this event.
Saturday, 7/29 | 6-8 PM | Ticket and Registration Required | Port Shiloh Pool