Library to offer Summer Reading Challenge

TROY — Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as the Troy-Miami County Public Library presents their summer library program, Monday, June 6 through Friday, Aug. 5. The 2016 Summer Reading Challenge is designed for children, teens and adults to read independently and keep track of their reading goal. Activities and events are offered at the library throughout the summer to engage participants and encourage reading.

Children and their families may begin registering for the reading challenge on Monday, June 6. Registration will continue through the month of June; however, children and teens who register during the week of June 6-11 will receive a free book and bag while supplies last. Adults who register during that week will receive a bag while supplies last. Register for the summer reading program at the Troy-Miami County Public Library in Troy, at the Bookmobile stops or at the Oakes Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill.

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” is open to babies and children through grade fifth. Teens, in grades 6-12, are encouraged to participate in “Get in the Game.” “Exercise Your Mind — Read” is the theme of Adult Summer Reading Program. We have activities planned for all ages during the summer including storytimes, movies, and craft days. The library also has several family events planned including the Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff Party & 120th Birthday Celebration for the library on Thursday, June 9, three outdoor movies on a huge inflatable movie screen at Prouty Plaza in downtown Troy in collaboration with Troy Main Street, and a pool party at the Troy Aquatic Park. All programs are free of charge.

The 2016 Summer Reading Challenge is also available on the bookmobile. Because of the route schedule, the summer reading challenge will begin, Monday, June 6, and run through Thursday, Aug. 25. The bookmobile is offering five “Bookmobile in the Park” activities with the Miami County Park District. Bring your family outdoors and join the bookmobile staff and a park naturalist for some fun. There will be family-friendly activities, story times, and take and make crafts. The summer schedule will be available at, or you can pick up a copy at one of the bookmobile stops.

For more information, call the Troy library at (937) 339-0502, the Pleasant Hill library at (937) 676-2731, visit the website at or “Like us” on Facebook at