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On Your Mark, Get Set, ... Read!
Summer Reading starts June 1st.
Children ages 0-12 can register starting June 1st and pick up a reading log. Use the reading calendar to mark any day that you read at least ten minutes. (Beginning readers and pre-readers may count days in which books are read to them.)
After you have read for five days and marked them on your calendar, bring your reading log back to the library to receive a prize and get your log stamped.
When you read: You will receive:
5 days temporary tattoo
10 days free book
15 days1 2016 reading button
20 days whistle keychain
25 days punch balloon / pool party invitation2
50 days free book
1 - Complete 15 days by June 30th for a chance to win King's Island tickets.
2 - Pool Party at Heise Park Pool, July 30th, 5-7pm.
Party on the Lawn
Join us for fun and games as we kick off the summer reading program. Registration is not required for this event: you can just show up. Wed, Jun 8th, 1:30-3pm.
Learn and Explore: Astronaut Fitness
The Armstrong Museum will present a program on Astronaut Fitness. Register at the children's room desk starting the Thursday before the show. Wed, Jun 15th at 1:30pm.
Learn and Explore: Camouflage
Bill Fisher will present a program on camouflage. Register at the children's room desk starting the Thursday before the show. Wed, Jun 22nd at 2pm.
Learn and Explore: Magic Show
Poof Daddy will present a magic show. Register at the children's room desk starting the Thursday before the show. Wed, Jun 29th at 2pm.
Learn and Explore: Balloon Show
Tess Shimko will present the Team Read Balloon Show. Register at the children's room desk starting the Thursday before the show. Wed, Jul 6th at 2pm.
Learn and Explore: Music and Dance Show
Joanie Calem will present a music and dance program. Register at the children's room desk starting the Thursday before the show. Wed, Jul 13th at 2pm.
Learn and Explore: Polynesian Dance Show
Donna Shepherd will present a Polynesian dance program. Register at the children's room desk starting the Thursday before the show. Wed, Jul 20th at 2pm.
Family Movie Fridays
Join us and watch a movie on our big screen.
Craft
Drop in to the Children's Room any time the library is open and make crafts. New crafts will become available each Monday afternoon. This program runs from May 31st through July 30th.
Touch a Truck
Watch this space for more information about this program.
Get in the Game: Summer Reading 2016
Summer reading starts June 1st. Read books, win prizes.
Here's how:
  • If you are finishing grades 6-12, you can participate in teen summer reading. You may only participate in one summer reading program. (Those finishing sixth grade may choose either the children's or the teen summer reading program, and graduates may choose either the teen or adult program.)
  • Register at the children's room desk to receive your bookmark, book bag, reading log, and book review forms.
  • After reading a book (or listening to an audiobook), fill out a review form and return it to the children's desk to enter the $10 gift card drawing of your choice.
  • Each time you submit a review, your reading log should be stamped. Review five books and receive a free book. Review ten books and choose between a second free book or a certificate worth $5 off library overdue fines.
  • If you review five books by June 30th, you will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to King's Island. (Exceptions to the five-book minimum may be made for those who are actively reading longer books; please talk to the children's room staff.)
  • Attending a summer event or volunteering at a children's event will earn you a bonus ticket to enter into a weekly drawing of your choice.
  • No teen may win more than two of the weekly drawings.
Teen Weekly Gift Card Drawings:
Drawing DateGift Cards
Friday, June 10th Game Stop #1 Dollar General
Friday, June 17th Cinemark #1 Wendy's
Friday, June 24th Barnes and Noble #1 The Candi Bar
Friday, July 1st Amazon Subway
Friday, July 8th Cinemark #2 Pizza Hut
Friday, July 15th iTunes Taco Bell
Friday, July 22nd Barnes and Noble #2 Hot Topic
Friday, July 29th Game Stop #2 Dollar Tree
Saturday, July 30th (Grand Prize) Barnes and Noble ($25) Barnes and Noble ($25)
Movie Nights
Join us for a movie on our big screen.
Drop-In Papercrafting
Want to try scrapbooking, card making, or quilling? Drop in any time from 5-8pm. Use our paper punches, die cuts, stamps, and other tools. All supplies are provided. You do not need to register for this program: just drop in. Thu, Jul 7th, 5-8pm.
Life-Size Lawn Chess
All skill levels are invited to play a game of chess where the players are the pieces. Weather permitting, this game will be held on the lawn. Ages 8 and up are welcome to participate, but registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Wed, Jul 27th at 6pm.
Summer Solstice Crafts
Join us for sun-themed crafts. Registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Mon, Jun 20th, 4-5pm.
Alice in Wonderland Party
Don your favorite Wonderland-themed costume and join us for croquet, a hat-making contest, games, and a tea party. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Registration is required: call or stop by the library to signup. Tue, Jun 28th, 5-7pm.
Bingo for Books
Play BINGO and win teen books or pop culture prizes. Registration is requested. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Thu, Jul 14th, 6-7:30pm.
Exercise Your Mind: Read
Summer Reading starts June 1st. It's super easy to participate.
Every book you read earns you a ticket for your choice of our weekly drawings
Weekly Prize List
Drawing Date
June 10th $20 Payne's Pizza $15 Liberty Mill $10 Wendy's
June 17th $20 Cinemark $15 M and S Pizza $10 Pizza Hut
June 24th $20 Poland's $15 DK's $10 Taco Bell
July 1st $25 Geyer's $15 Jade Palace $10 Taylor's
July 8th $25 The Candi Bar $20 Heritage Home Goods $10 Burger King
July 15th $25 Amazon $20 Phil's Deli $10 Papa John's
July 22nd $25 Rus-Men Farms $20 Big Plate Diner $10 Granny's Kitchen
Grand Prize
July 29th
$50 Barnes and Noble (two winners)

Additionally, the first hundred patrons to sign up will receive a free reusable book tote.

Summer Reading 2016
The Summer Reading program starts June 1st for all ages.
For the Spell of It
So, you think you can spell? Prove it. The library will host an adult spelling bee. Ages 13 and up are welcome to participate. The bee will be played in teams. Thu, Jun 2nd at 5pm.
Coffee and Coloring
The library will sponsor an adult coloring night at the Candi Bar. Colored pencils and adult coloring pages will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. Refreshments will be provided, and drinks will be available for purchase from the venue. Registration is required, since space is limited. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Thu, Jun 30th, 5-7pm.
Fairy Gardening 101
Curious about the magical art of fairy gardening? Janet from Janet's Floral and Design in Ontario will be giving an informal talk on the basics, in the library's Community Room. Light refreshments will be served. Thu, Jul 28th, 6-7pm.
Preschool Storytime
Join us on Mondays at 6:30pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am. In addition to stories, these times also feature crafts, games, and other fun.
Anime Club
Join us for anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Note that we are switching to Tuesdays starting in January. Teens in grades 6-12 do not need to register for the anime club: you can just show up.
Closed
[closed] The library will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Games Club
The chess club has become a games club. We will still have chess available, but we also now invite others to join in and play other board games and card games. Bring your own game or play one of ours. New members in grades 6-12 are invited to join at any time. Refreshments are provided. You do not need to register for the games club: you can just show up.
Teen Board Meeting
5:30pm on the third Thursday each month. The teen board will meet to discuss teen matters and plan future events.
Board of Trustees
The library board meets at the library at 4pm on the third Monday of each month.