Looking ahead with Larry: July 2
By Taylor Hale
PORTAGE COUNTY – Portage County Public Library Director Larry Oathout sat down with Portage County Gazette staff to give a monthly update on local library operations. This month Oathout talked about summer reading programs and this month’s adult Lit Loot Bags.
Summer reading programs in full swing
Oathout said that both children and adult summer reading programs are underway, and readers are hard at work digging through chapters and logging their hours of literary engagement online. This year’s reading clubs have a combined 393 kids, with specific programs for preschoolers, school-aged readers, and teens. Each program has specific books catered to the age groups, with chances to win prizes and earn badges through reading.
This summer also brought out an adult reading program, also offered through beanstacks.org. The adult programs let older readers log their reading minutes with their kids, friends, or alone.
Registration is still open for these clubs. To learn more or register, visit: pocolibrary.beanstack.org.
Lit Loot Bags
Adult Lit Loot Bags are back this month. Portage County Public Library members can register for their free swag bag of items starting on July 6. The Bags will be delivered at a later date, with a “Life’s a beach,” theme, taking readers to the beach.
Lit Loot Bags give readers a free grab-bag of themed books, projects, and items.
There are also kid and teen lit bags offered for free. To learn more about this month’s Lit Loot Bags, visit: pocolibrary.org/event-registrations.