The North Canton Public Library Launches an “Epic Summer” 2017

Epic is the best way to describe the North Canton Public Library’s upcoming summer of programming, events, prizes and reading clubs. An Epic Summer Kick-off Party is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. The community is invited to the party for free Milk and Honey ice cream, a visit from the Akron Zoomobile, information about the library’s summer activities and epic give-a-ways for those who sign up for summer reading clubs, which begin June 1.

“We’ve been steadily increasing our summer programming in the community, both inside and outside the doors of library, and the feedback has been extremely positive,” said library community relations manager, Christina Weyrick. “Our summer reading clubs are a staple and this year each age group will receive fantastic prizes and incentives thanks to some terrific community support from partners including the Akron Zoo,” she explained.

For the second year, live music will take over the Little Art Gallery patio during the Patio Parties concert series. On Friday, July 21, Dustin Allen will provide an all requests show at noon. Later that day, Allen will be joined by his full band, Hope for the Hollow, for a show at 5 p.m. On July 28, The Angie Haze Project will perform at noon and Erin Nicole Neal and her band The Chill Factors will take the stage at 5 p.m. Light snacks will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to pack a lunch or dinner if they would like.

Community members have been excited to learn that beginning July 11, the StarkFresh mobile farmers market, the Veggie Mobile, will visit the library each Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. Also at the library, art classes for all ages will be held, and registration is open for those classes now at ncantonlibrary.org.

Outside the library, the popular Family Film Fridays series will be held the second Friday of June (Trolls), July (Moana) and August (Zootopia) in Witwer Park. The series is sponsored by Home Savings and the series’ Family Fun Zone is possible thanks to a partnership with MissionView Church and friends. The Fun Zone begins at 7 p.m. and films begin at dusk. Additionally, the library be organizing a touch-a-truck event as part of the North Canton Main Street Festival the weekend of August 19 and 20.

Children’s Summer Reading Club An Epic Reading Record, which allows children to track their reading throughout the summer, will be available at the children’s desk on the second floor of the library, beginning June 1. Children will receive a backpack when they register and an NCPL football rocket when they complete their Reading Record. The first 300 children to register will receive a free ticket to the Akron Zoo, and the first 200 to finish will receive an Epic Reader yard sign.

Teen/Middle School Summer Reading Club Teens and those heading to middle school next school year, can join the Epic Summer reading fun with simple ways to win epic gift cards and other prizes while attending some great programs and reading books over summer break! The first 200 to register for the club will receive a pair of epic NCPL sunglasses.

Adult Summer Reading Club Summer reading clubs aren’t just for kids! Adults can register for their own summer reading club to stay informed about library events and win Epic prizes just for reading books and attending programs. The first 200 to register for the club will receive an NCPL backpack and other goodies.

For additional information, please contact community relations manager, Christina Weyrick at 330.499.4712 x331 or cweyrick@northcantonlibrary.org.