MCDL’s Steam Day at Highland Library

The Medina County District Library held Steam Day at Highland Library in March. The science-themed event welcomed more than 300 people who enjoyed stop motion animation and robotics building activities courtesy of the MCDL tech department, a live performance from Mr. Science and six different interactive stations set up by the Mad Science of Northeast Ohio crew. Pictured above is the Wolf Family digging for dinosaur bones in a box of beans to emulate dirt. 


Summer Reading with Medina County District Library

The Medina County District Library’s Summer Reading Game has begun! This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and it pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the moon. The theme also lends itself to a focus on STEM and STEAM events, in addition to reading improvement among youth participants during the summer months. The Summer Reading game officially began May 31, but it’s never too late to get involved. Participants can play by reading books and tracking their progress through Aug. 10. Students ages 1 to those entering fifth grade can enter to play the Children’s Reading Game while students entering sixth grade to 12th grade can enter to play the Teen Reading Game. The grand prize for the Children’s Reading Game is a Bookmobile Party. Participants of the Teen Reading Game can enter to win from a selection of six grand prize items upon completing the game, which includes an art supplies bundle, a Fuji Instax camera, Bluetooth headphones and more.

Medina County Pizza Palooza June 15

Medina County’s annual Pizza Palooza returns to the Medina Square from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. June 15. This locally loved event will feature up to eight different local pizzerias that will compete for the Judges’ Choice Award and People’s Choice Award of best pie in Medina. And while you’re invited to taste each pizza, there is also the opportunity to walk around the Medina Square and visit more than 50 social service and nonprofit groups. Visit for more information. 

Kids Day of Safety & Play June 1

Main Street Medina’s annual Kids Day of Safety & Play will take place on June 1 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Medina Square. There will be hours of family-friendly fun, including games of chance, the Medina County District Library’s summer reading kick-off, a book sale, face painting, dancing and the huge safety fair. Attendees of all ages will have the opportunity to sit in a police car, check out a fire truck and even practice how to use a fire extinguisher.