The Giving Tree Keeps Giving

Winter is swiftly approaching, and we want to ensure members of our community have the means to stay warm and healthy this season. If you’re interested in helping those in need, come donate to our Giving Tree!

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You’re Invited to Our Family Halloween Party!

It will be all treat, no tricks at our Family Halloween Party at the library, so don’t be scared! Get dressed up in your favorite book-inspired costume and enjoy activities for all ages on Saturday, October 29.

Keep reading to learn the details.

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Tiny Art Show Exhibit Gets “Carried Away”!

After putting out a Call for Artists at the beginning of the month, we received a tremendous response of 96 miniature masterpieces for our first Tiny Art Show!

Community members have been thoroughly enjoying the display this week, many complimenting the talent and creativity showcased through each person’s art. “It is wonderful to see how differently each person has interpreted the prompt,” one patron remarked. The theme for this art show was “Get Carried Away,” coinciding with the annual Ravenna Balloon A-Fair. We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who shared their art with us.

If you haven’t been able to make it into the library this week, fear not: we took pictures!

Artists who submitted art can pick up their canvases any time this week, so if you want to see exhibit, make sure to stop in soon.

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Call for Artists: Enter our First Tiny Art Show

Reed Memorial Library is hosting its first ever Tiny Art Show. A Tiny Art Show is exactly as it sounds–it’s like a regular art show, only tiny!

The Tiny Art Show is free and open to all ages. Continue reading to learn how to be a part of this miniature community art exhibit.

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Get Carried Away with our Fall Reading Challenge

Even though our summer reading challenge recently ended, reading is fun all-year-round. Join us starting September 4th for our Get Carried Away with Reading fall challenge!

By joining this challenge, you will officially become a Library Explorer. Do not take this responsibility lightly. Library Explorers are the coolest people you will ever meet! (Trust me, we are also Library Explorers, so we would know.) As fellow Library Explorers, we would like to invite you to embark on an adventure with us. Keep reading to learn the details…

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Thanks for a great summer of reading!

Now that August is here, it is time for our Oceans of Possibilities summer reading challenge to sail off into the sunset. We would like to thank each and every one of you who participated this summer! It has been an incredible eight weeks of reading, activities, and celebration of community. When we all come together, there is truly an ocean’s worth of possibilities.

Altogether, we had 468 summer reading participants with a total of 399,932 minutes read. Wow!

Here are some highlights and pictures from our summer.

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Give Back to the Community by Becoming a Friend of the Library

If you’ve ever been to our library book sale, enjoyed the refillable water bottle station, or recently brought in a young one to play with our new children’s toys, then you can thank the Friends of the Library.

The Friends of the Library is a group of community members who support the library by volunteering their time and talent. The more, the merrier! The Friends are seeking more friends to join their organization, particularly those who are interested in being active within the group.

Read on to learn more about the Friends and why you should join.

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Explore Oceans of Possibilities with our Summer Reading Challenge!

This week kicks off our summer reading challenge, Oceans of Possibilities!

By logging your reading minutes and participating in activities, you earn smaller prizes along the way and tickets to enter our grand prize drawings! Each week, a new set of activities will be unlocked for you to complete. You have until July 31, 2022 to enter all your progress into Beanstack, because the winners for the grand prize drawings will be drawn August 1!

Keep reading to learn more about our summer reading challenge and to check out the grand prizes.

[August 2, 2022 note: Our summer reading challenge has now ended, but you can take a look at how the summer went by reading our summer reading wrap-up post here.]

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All About ReedFest, Our Summer Kick-Off Celebration June 3rd

Come one, come all! We are kicking off the summer with ReedFest, an ocean-themed after-hours celebration at Ravenna City Park on June 3, 2022. In conjunction with Ravenna Parks and Recreations’ Summer Celebration, we will be participating in this community event from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

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