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Lima Symphony to bring winter-themed Symphony Storytimes to Ada

Books, music selections and sponsors below

The Lima Symphony Orchestra brings its popular “Symphony Storytime” to the Ada Public Library this December. Throughout the season, the Lima Symphony hosts Symphony Storytime programs to Allen and surrounding counties extending the Symphony’s educational reach and impact. The program, “Dancing in the Snow” brings music, dancing, and favorite winter-themed books together into an interactive, educational storytime. 

Wednesday, December 13
10:00 AM – Ada Public Library, 320 N. Main St.

Children and their families are invited to this free program, thanks to our sponsors listed below. This program will feature both classic and new children’s books including The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, The Snow Dancer by Addie Boswell, illustrated by Merce López, and The Snowman Waltz by Karen Konnerth, illustrated by Emily Neilson. 

Library book drawing underway

The Ada Public Library Holiday Book Drawing is underway until December 15.  Patrons receive an entry ticket every day they check out an item from the library. Winners of the drawing will receive a copy of one of these books:

  • "The Big Cheese” by Jory John and Peter Oswald (4 - 7 yr)
  • "Bea Wolf” by Zach Weinersmith and Boulet (8 – 10 yr)
  • “Wrecker” by Carl Hiaasen (11 – 13 yr)
  • "The Infinity Particle” by Wendy Xu (14 - 18 yr)
  • “The Covenant of Water” by Abraham Berghese (adult)

Limited to one ticket per day. Ask a librarian for more information.

Sponsored by Friends of the Ada Public Library.

October 2023 at the Ada Public Library

Check out October highlights and the whole Ada Public Library calendar  for the upcoming month (attached HERE):

● New: Homeschool book group, October 11 and 18

● Fred Steiner will talk about ghost stories from Ada and Bluffton on October 18

● Pumpkin decorating on Oct. 7 at War Memorial Park, Shelter House #8 from 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

● Officer Penny is back for Bingo on Wednesday, October 4 at 7 p.m. 

● New staff member Keri Spencer will lead Storytime on October 10 at 6 p.m. and October 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Book group to discuss The Librarianist

The Ada Public Library will hold the next meeting of the Adult Book Group on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Participants will be discussing “The Librarianist” by Patrick deWitt.

Over half of Hardin Co. children are enrolled in Imagination Library

A reminder from the Ada Public Library:

Get FREE BOOKS for your child each month! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails free high-quality, age appropriate books to children from birth to age five!

According to, there are 2,036 eligible children in Hardin County and 1,101 are enrolled.

APL book group to discuss Ordinary Grace

The Adult Book Group's next meeting at Ada Public Library has been rescheduled from Tuesday, September 5 to Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.

That means an extra week of reading time. Copies of Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger are still available (as of Aug 29) for those interested in joining the discussion.