Good afternoon,

Wow! It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through Bookworm. We have almost 500 adults registered for Bookworm this summer, setting a new record! There’s still time to sign up and win some great prizes for reading or being active. You can register or log your time at

Bookworm runs until Wednesday, July 27. We’ll do the grand prize drawings at noon that day, and hand out prizes at our Bookworm Finale and Pool Party at 6pm in Yoctangee Park.

Our Summer Music Series at Northside Branch is a big hit! We’d love to see you for the final three shows of the season, held the next three Wednesdays at 7pm on the lawn at Northside Branch. Bring a chair or a blanket, or maybe even a picnic.

Looking back at last month, I also wanted to thank everyone who participated in our One Book, One Community event. It was a great day, and I’m very pleased with the feedback we’ve received. We are still working on organizing discussion groups, so if you’re interested in being part of one please email

As always, if you have suggestions for library events, I love to hear them. See you at the library!


Adult Services Manager

Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library



Bookworm 2022!

Monday June 6 – Wednesday July 27, 2022

It’s Bookworm time again, and no, it’s not just for kids! Adults can win prizes for reading and being active this summer too. Register at

Here’s how it works:

Bookworm Reading Challenge
Read books this summer and log your hours. For every 2 hours you read, you'll be entered in our Weekly Prize Drawings.

At 16 hours, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch.

Healthy Living Summer Fun Challenge
Log your physical activity. Receive one prize after 8 hours of activity.

At 16 hours, you’ll receive another prize and an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a Fitbit.

Finale Party: Wednesday July 27 at 6pm at the Bolmer Shelterhouse in Yoctangee Park, followed by a Pool Party at 7:30 in the Municipal Pool!




Summer Music Series

Wednesdays in July at 7pm on the lawn at Northside Branch

Join us for our Summer Music Series! Once a week, talented local musicians you know and love will be playing at our Northside location. Bring a friend and some lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy the show.


Wednesday, July 6 - Ben True

Wednesday, July 13 - Hilltop Brass

Wednesday, July 20 - Third Capital Saxes




Book Clubs

Friends of Dorothy Book Club:

Join us on the first Monday of the month to discuss a variety of LGBTQ+ literature, everything from fantasy to memoirs. This summer we'll meet at Yoctangee Park in the AmVets shelter with the First Capital PRIDE Coalition. All are welcome!

Here are our Summer picks!

July - No book club for this month. Happy July 4th! 

August - Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous ( ebook ,  audiobook )


Novels at Night: Thursday July 14 at 7pm (Northside Branch)  

Novels at Night is our evening book club. Here's what we'll be reading in the next few months, and how you can access the books digitally:

July 14: Taylor Jenkins Reid's Malibu Rising ( eBook ,  eAudiobook )

August 11:Nancy Johnson's The Kindest Lie ( eBook ,  eAudiobook )


Brown Bag Book Club at Paper City: Wednesday July 20, at noon (Paper City Coffee - 47 S. Paint St.)

Our Brown Bag Book Club meets at Paper City Coffee (47 S. Paint St) the 3rd Wednesday of each month! Here are the books we'll be discussing in the next few months, and how to get digital copies:

July 20: Emily Henry's People We Meet on Vacation ( eBook ,  eAudiobook )

August 17: Janelle Brown's Pretty Things ( eBook ,  eAudiobook )

There will be copies of all book club books available to pick up at the Northside Branch and Main Library ahead of time. As always, please feel free to attend even if you have not read the book.





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