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May 29, 2020

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What are you reading?

For Chloe Noel, it's fiction, fantasy, classic fiction and more

Note: Take our survey attached at the bottom of this story.

By Darlene Bowers
Join us this summer as the Ada Public Library and the Ada Icon team up to share favorite books from readers of all ages all over the region. Summer is the perfect time to check out the new library renovation (if you haven’t already) and check out some books. Check the Ada Icon frequently to see who is reading what and grab some ideas for your next reading adventure.

Chloe Noel

“'If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book.'
―J.K. Rowling

Music Lady performs

The Music Lady performs during part of the kickoff of the summer reading program. The event was held at the United Methodist Church this morning. 

(Ken Collins photos)

It's summer reading kickoff part II

Saturday at the library - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you had a good time at Ada Public Library on Saturday, then you'll want to return this Saturday, according to Natalie Walton, youth services librarian.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday is billed as Summer Reading Kickoff: Part II.

Events of the day are hosted by HOBY Ohio West Ambassadors, and include read-alouds, popcorn, games and animals. Contact the library for complete details.


Summer reading program kickoff event fun

Rhett Grant, Ada Public Library director, and Natalie Walton, youth services coordinator, sign in people for the summer reading program at the Ada Public Library. Many people were on hand Saturday to register for summer reading and see bagpipers, small animals, emergency equipment, even a steel drum band. Inside the newly renovated and expanded library, the Friends of the Library sold books for a donation as well as t-shirts. The library was the “go to” place to be on Saturday.

“Libraries Rock” is the 2018 theme, and it did rock Saturday at APL


It was a zoo, latterly, at the opening of the Ada Public Library summer reading program. There were goats and sheep, giant rabbits, a calf, bagpipers, steel band drummers, used books for sale, a fire truck, ambulance, police cars, and more. Here are Ken Collins photos, capturing some of the fun people, of all ages, had on Saturday. Oh, yes, and lots of people signed up for the summer reading program, too.

(All photos by Ken Collins)

Summer reading kicks off Saturday

Sign up and lots of events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By Monty Siekerman
The Ada Public Library summer reading program kicks off on Saturday, starting with music. The sign up for the program will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bagpipers will perform at 10 a.m. and a steel drum band will play at 11 a.m. There will be face painting, 4-H animals, Touch-a-Truck, and the Friends of the Library used book sale.