Summer Reading Program 2014

Registration - Open registration for the Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 9, so stop in the library and start having fun!

Weekly Drawings - There will be a weekly drawing to win a prize for adults, teens and children.  To enter, visit the library between June 9 and July 31, fill out a ticket and put it in the designated place (Adults at the Service Desk, Teens in Young Adult section and Children in the Children’s Room). 
Summer Reading Challenge - Kids (birth to 10 years) can take the basic reading challenge two ways this year.  You can either read for 10 hours or 100 books - whatever works best for you. Teens (11-17 years) will have a Reading Bingo Sheet full of activities to complete .  Everyone that finishes the challenge will get to pick out a prize upon completion.  
Super Reader Challenge - Kids and teens who want to go beyond the basic challenge can keep reading and have a chance at the Grand Prize (a free bicycle) or two tickets to King’s Island.  
Upon completing an additional ten hours or 100 books, each reader will have one ticket entered into the Grand Prize drawing.  Teens can complete another Reading Bingo Sheet to be entered into the Grand Prize.   There is no limit on the number of additional reading sheets you can submit, so the more you read the better your odds.    The Grand Prize winners will be drawn on Saturday, July 27th.    

Adult Summer Reading Program - Adults (18 years and older) will have the opportunity to enter the drawing for the Adult Grand Prize (a Kindle Fire) by reading three library titles and filling out a bookmark/ticket.  The winner will be drawn at the end of the summer program.

The library is located at 20 E. First Street, in London. Call 740-852-9543 for more information about our summer programs. Download the complete schedule.

Program Guide:

Check the calendar for time and location.  In case of rain, outdoor activities will be held in the Hartley Room.   All programs are free to attend!

*Family Movie Nights & Movie Night Out - Enjoy an evening out at the library watching a newly released movie on the big screen!  Admission is free and refreshments will be provided!  (*Family audience)

Knitting and Crochet Club - The Club is open to anyone interested in learning or sharing knitting and crochet techniques.  Attendees are encouraged to bring the projects they are currently working on.  (Adults)
Book Club and Non-Fiction Book Club - Join fellow readers for a lively discussion of books and authors.  Extra copies of books will be available for anyone who wants to participate.  (Adults)
Summer Concert Series -Listen to live music during select Fridays in the month of June and July on the library’s back lawn.  Pick up a Concert Series program at the library for complete details on musical performances, dates and times.  (All ages)

Spin, Pop, Boom! – Monday, June 9, 6:30 pm – Mad Science of Cincinnati will defy gravity and introduce you to a world of exciting chemistry using didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands, and steaming chemical reactions. (All ages)

Make a Shopping Bag out of a T-Shirt - Tuesday, June 10, 2:00 pm - Teens will bring an old t-shirt that they can cut into to make their own no-sew, reusable shopping bag.  (Teens 11 – 17)

Brick Lab – Thursday, June 12, 2:00 pm – Learn the science behind light and shadows while building with LEGOs. Also learn about simple machines by constructing a hinge from LEGOs. (All ages)

Wacky Wizardry – Monday, June 16, 6:30 pm – A funny and wacky performance by magician Rory Rennick, where magic collides with reading. (All ages)

Angry Birds Catapults - Wednesday, June 18, 2:00 pm - Participants can make their own catapults out of rubber bands and Popsicle sticks and then decorate a fluffy bird to go with it. (Teens 11 – 17)

Owl Investigation – Thursday, June 19, 2:00 pm – Discover the world of owls with books, virtual websites, and owl pellet dissection.
(All ages)

Boom Fizz – Monday, June 23, 2:00 pm – Join Mike Hemmelgarn’s “scientific” thrill ride filled with comedy, juggling, ventriloquism, a splash of magic, and audience participation. His ventriloquist characters will guide you to his favorite scientific experiment of all time! (All ages)

5 Senses Story Time – Wednesday, June 25, 10:30 am – Learn all about the five senses with stories, songs, and hands-on activities. (Ages 1 – 6)

Corpse Cookies - Thursday, June 26, 2:00 pm - Teens will piece together their own crime scene by using frosting to stitch together dismembered sugar cookies.  (Teens 11 – 17)

Mr. Molecule’s Science Show – Monday, June 30, 6:30 pm – An interactive show filled with wild and wacky experiments like the 12 foot tall Foam Monster, the impossible Balloons in Orbit, and the hysterically funny Bernoulli TP Challenge.  (All ages)

Make a Robot Phone Carrier - Wednesday, July 2, 2:00 pm - Participants will make a slip cover for their phones decorated with a robot using felt pieces. (Teens 11 – 17)

Science with Everyday Objects – Thursday, July 3, 2:00 pm – Learn science experiments that you can do with objects you find in your home. (All ages)

Matt Jergens Comedy Juggling Show – Monday, July 14, 2:00 pm – Matt’s high energy show combines humor and top-notch skills. Stay after the performance and learn how to juggle and spin plates. (All ages)

3, 2, 1…Build It! – Tuesday, July 15, 10:30 am – Build with a COSI educator as you explore shapes and numbers to construct a variety of structures. Explore in the activity centers and learn how math is used in the world around you. (Ages 2 – 5)

Make a Beeswax Candle – Thursday, July 17, 2:00 pm - Teens can use hairdryers to shape candles out of beeswax donated by Deer Creek Honey Farms. (Teens 11 – 17)

Wildlife as Meteorologists – Tuesday, July 22, 2:00 pm – Join Ohio Nature Education as they look at weather lore as fact or fiction, while exploring how wild animals deal with the changing seasons. Live animals will be a part of the program. (All ages)

Soil Composition – Wednesday, July 23, 2:00 pm – Learn about the composition of soil from a Madison County Master Gardener while making your own “soil” out of Oreos and other goodies. (All ages)

Make a Tornado in a Jar – Thursday, July 24, 4:00 pm - Participants will get to see a tornado in action using water, liquid soap, and food coloring. (Teens 11 – 17)

Magnets – Tuesday, July 29, 2:00 pm – Explore the world of magnets with a COSI educator. Learn about poles, create a maglev train, and feel electromagnetic forces. (Ages 6 – 12)

Tardis Art – Wednesday, July 30, 2:00 pm - Teens will be encouraged to draw and decorate their own version of Doctor Who’s Tardis using a number of craft materials. (Teens 11 – 17)

Balloon Mystery Magic – Thursday, July 31, 2:00 pm – Join Erica Carlson and Sedgewick the hedgehog as they uncover the mystery of the balloons. (All ages)

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