Summer Library Program 2015

 Come on out to finish SLP with a big splash!

Only two more weeks of SLP! If you need more Reading Records or want a copy of our schedule, you can print them off at home:

Get ready for a Summer full of reading fun!  Your Library is donning capes and masks, and exploring all kinds of heroes during "Every Hero Has a Story!" Starting Monday, June 8, you can sign up for the Summer Library Program (or SLP as we like to call it) and read your way to a free book!

So how does the Summer Library Program work?  It's really pretty simple!

  1. Sign up any time between June 8 and August 1 at any of our 9 locations.  Be aware that where you sign up is where you will visit each week to complete the program.  Get a Reading Record to take home with you.

  2. Color one picture on the Reading Record for every 15 minutes of reading.  You can read to yourself, someone else, or have someone read to you!

  3. Bring your completed Reading Record back to the Library and and earn a trip to the Treasure Chest! (Maximum of five trips to the Treasure Chest.)

  4. After five weekly visits and five completed Reading Records, you earn your very own free paperback book of your choice!  Use it to start your own library at home!

What else is going on this Summer at Mansfield/Richland County Public Library? Lots!

We have many different superhero events for you to attend!
Check out our guest performers here,
and keep scrolling for our in-house special programs!

In-House Programming
Sign Up is required for the following programs.  Space is limited!  Check with your favorite Library location for details and to see which of the following programs they will be hosting.

Programs for All Ages

  • Animal Superheroes
    Do animals have super powers? Some do, and we invite you to join us at the library as we discover ways that animals do extraordinary things for people. We will share stories and books, play a few games, and create our very own animal superhero.

  • Calling All Superheroes
    Imagine being able to fly, spin webs, breathe underwater, even disappear....Join us as we dedicate the day to our favorite superheroes with stories, crafts, and other superpower activities. Come dressed as your favorite superhero--if you wish.

  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Captain Underpants!
    "Faster than a speeding waistband, more powerful than boxer shorts, able to leap tall buildings without getting a wedgie...". Join us for awesome underpants fun with Captain Underpants!

Programs for Grades K - 6

  • Creating Comics
    Come to the library and design your own super hero comic!

  • Kid Heroes
    How many kid heroes do you know? Are you one of them? Leap to the library for kid hero books, activities and crafts and activate the hero in you!

  • Superpowers Activate!
    What Superhero powers do you have? Come do some experiments to find out!

  • Create a Superhero Contest
    Create your very own Superhero for our Summer Library Program contest! Your Superhero can be created however you like, from whatever you like.



Be sure to check out our SLP photo page.
We can't wait to see you this summer for SLP 2015!


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