Summer Reading Club

June 7th - August 14th

Favorite animals and amazing stories give you Tails and Talesa fun-filled summer reading club for all ages! Come explore the exciting world of wild animals and their habitats through books, programs, games, and more! Register online or in person. Read some great tales, log your books, and pick up your prize when you visit Samuels Library.
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Note: If you have participated in one of our reading programs in the past using Beanstack, you don't need to create a new user to sign up - simply login to your original account and check the box to register for the current program.

School-age readers earn a prize by reading one book each week.

Use Beanstack to log your books online, earn badges for books read and activities completed. You can write reviews to share with others, and see what other kids are reading this summer. Follow this link for more information on using Beanstack.

Summer Reading Club is sponsored by Friends of Samuels Library (FOSL), Rotary Club of Warren County, and Elks Lodge #2382.

Events for Ages 6 - 11

  • Science Scouts

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! This week, we will explore the laws of motion, in the Children’s Garden. Attendance is limited, so registration is required for every child. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled, but may be viewed on the library’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. Register for this event online.

  • Cinderella Tales

    Monday, June 28th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Many of our favorite stories have been passed down from generation to generation all around the world! We will discuss how the story of Cinderella is similar and different among many cultures in the world. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! This week, we will discover copper reactions and answer the question, “Why is the Statue of Liberty green?” Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In a discussion of animal adaptations, we’ll explore why birds have differently shaped beaks. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Food Webs & Biomes

    Saturday, July 10th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Join us in the Children’s Garden to learn about food webs and biomes through fun discovery activities! In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Science Scouts Outdoors

    Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! This week we will experiment with a leak-proof bag! Registration is encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside, or may be viewed on the library’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. Register for this event online.

  • Story Ballet: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Friday, July 16th, 2021 
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    All Ages  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come join the dancers of Living By His Grace in our Children’s Garden as they perform the delightful Norwegian Folk Tale Three Billy Goats Gruff. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Story Ballet: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Friday, July 16th, 2021 
    1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    All Ages  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 


    Come join the dancers of Living By His Grace in our Children’s Garden as they perform the delightful Norwegian Folk Tale Three Billy Goats Gruff. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be be moved inside. Register for this event online.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this week’s club, we’ll learn what pH is, how to measure it in water and in drinks, and what it means. Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Aspiring Artists

    Saturday, July 24th, 2021 
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages 7 & Up


    Do you enjoy art? If so, please join us for our children's art class. This month, the class will focus on children. We will see works of art from famous artists like Mary Cassatt and Akiane, who have painted children. We will also learn how to draw faces. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.

  • Virtual Science Scouts

    Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Ages 6 - 11


    Explore the mysteries of the world through science! In this week’s club, we’ll explore tree rings-how they are formed, and what we can learn from them. Request a S.T.E.M. kit from the Children’s desk after watching this program. Watch on the Samuels Library Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.