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Oak Openings Nature Walks & Eco Discovery Cats

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

Oak Openings Nature Walks

Next up for our summer reading events: the Ohio Mammals Nature Walks for grades K-2 and 3-5! The walks will be through Oak Openings Preserve, focusing on learning more about the wild mammals living right here in Ohio!

Participants will register to come on the walk with a Metroparks Toledo representative and Amanda from SPL as chaperone. There are two days; grades K-2 will meet at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 15, and grades 3-5 will meet at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 17. Space is limited for this one, so register at the link above as soon as you can!

Participants will meet at the Oak Openings Lodge at 5230 Wilkins Rd, Whitehouse OH 43571. Please make sure you're on time! The walks will be an hour long.

ECO Discovery! Cats

We'll also have Maureen from ECO Discovery! coming next week at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 16 for an all-ages program about cats! Everyone is invited to this program; no need to register for this one! Learn about cats, both pet and wild, and maybe even meet some!

More about SRP!

READING: Prizes can be earned based on how long you read, with a goal of 500 minutes. Reading logs can be picked up at the library. Our SRP program can also be done online this summer! Sign up for an account and keep track of what you read this summer. Links to each age group (kids, teens, and toddlers) will go live on June 7!

PLAY BINGO!: To win, you need to do at least fifteen of the twenty activities listed. You can also keep track of your Bingo activities on our online site as well! If you’d prefer an entry form, Bingo cards can also be picked up at the library or downloaded here on or after June 7:


  • Read 250 minutes (125 for toddlers): A coupon for a free ice cream cone from Honey Bear or a cookie from Subway (depending on age group).

  • Read 500 minutes (250 for toddlers): A free book, a free coupon, animal toys, a completion certificate, entry into the Grand Prize Drawing, and more!

  • Extra prizes are given for the Scavenger Hunt and attending events (safari glasses, etc.)!

  • BINGO: Everyone who completes their Bingo card will get certificates for Burger King, a wooden snake or rubber duck, and an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.

  • GRAND PRIZES: Everyone who EITHER completes a Bingo card OR finishes the reading will be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing (two entries are possible if you do both!). Grand prizes are book sets, games & puzzles, restaurant gift cards, and more!

This program is funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio. The content does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the granting agencies.

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