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Daytrips, activities, books, and more! 

This ultimate summer bucket list has it all, so you never have to hear the dreaded, “I’m bored,” again.

All kids look forward to summer vacation; to lazy days spent pool side, sleeping in until they wake, to days spent barefoot slurping down popsicles on the front porch and chasing down lightning bugs in the dark. But for my kids, one of their most anticipated parts of summer is creating their bucket list!

This summer bucket list is perfect for parents with kids of all ages, is time and budget conscience, with most destinations less than 2 hours away from the Chillicothe area, and most of the activities listed are fairly inexpensive to do with a family.

So let's dive in!
Summer Reading is on the way!  Here are some links to get you started:











Did you play board games while you were growing up?  Every year for Christmas, my parents would get us board games to play.  We would spend our quiet time after the holidays playing board games with each other.  Was there squabbling? Yes!   Did mom need to referee from time to time?  Yes!  Did I love it anyway and are they fond memories?  YES and YES!  With a family of six, it was a perfect time for us to slow down and come together.  

We decided it would be a blast to hold a game night at the library for our families.  We are hoping to provide families a fun place to come together in an unhurried environment.  While planning our game night, we came across a wonderful article that we thought was worth sharing with you.  Scholastic presents why board games are worth the effort here.  We cannot wait for board game night and hope to see you there.   

--Happy Readings!
       -Candy, Children's Librarian 
     The librarian in me was truly thrilled with this book.  The little librarian is so sweet.  Here is what the back of the book has to say:  In the Midnight Library, a little librarian helps all the  animals find the perfect book.  The library is always peaceful and quiet until one night when some squirrels, a wolf, and a tortoise stir up a little trouble.  Luckily, the little librarian knows just how to turn a little trouble into a lot of fun.
     I had a seven year old reader looking over my shoulder as I read this book and she pointed out how much she liked the pictures in this book so I thought I would share a few with you.  I agree with my young reader, they are so fun to look at.

--Happy Readings!
      Candy, Children's Librarian