Ashland Public Library invites all ages to come together through reading and activities this
summer, June 5 – August 5.
Starting Monday, June 5, patrons can sign up for the All Together Now: Summer Reading
Challenge one of three ways:
● Online at
● By downloading the Beanstack app from the App Store or Google Play
● Stopping by the Public Services desk at the library
It’s easy to get started with the Beanstack app simply create your account, find your library,
select the All Together Now: Summer Reading challenge, and start logging. Keep track of your
minutes and help us reach our community goal of 1,000,000 minutes!
Reading and completing activities will earn participants a digital badge and a sticker for their
badge book. Complete all of the reading and activity badges to earn a collectable, “Reading is
My Superpower,” enamel pin and sticker. Patrons will also earn tickets which can be placed into
a drawing for the chance to win one of our grand prizes. Grand prizes range from a variety of gift
certificate bundles, various toys, and exciting experiences. To view all of the grand prizes get
started on Beanstack or stop in to the library.
Summer isn’t only about the reading and activity challenge. The library also hosts countless
events and programs throughout the community. Every Wednesday at 10am library staff will
host a special performance at the Guy C. Myers Memorial Bandshell at Brookside Park. There
are 8 amazing Family Programs for all ages with topics like music, animals, magic, and more.
For a full list of Summer Events visit:
The library will also be partnering with multiple organizations to help bring family fun to the
Ashland Community. StoryWalk Ashland, the popular reading trails located in some Ashland
County Parks, have returned. You can find StoryWalks at Freer Field and Byers Woods. There is
also a special StoryWalk along Main Street in downtown Ashland. The library will once again be
at United Way of Ashland County’s Fun Fridays, where the Bookmobile will be with fun
giveaways, materials to check out, and Summer Reading supplies. Ashland Chautauqua
programs will also be happening with special programs at the library for multiple age ranges.
Finally the library is excited to announce that Touch-A-Truck, the annual wrap up to Summer
Reading will be moving locations this year. On August 5, we will be closing off a portion of Main
Street to accommodate even more vehicles. Kids of all ages are invited to climb on, sit behind
the wheel of, and explore a variety of fantastic vehicles, many from local businesses and
organizations. If you or someone you know is interested in participating consider contacting the
library at 419-289-8188.
Make reading your superpower and join “All Together Now,” this Summer June 5 – August 5. For
more information about all of the upcoming fun visit:


Jun 05 2023 - Aug 05 2023


8:00 am - 6:00 pm
June 14, 2024, 2:03 am