Summer Reading Program 2012
Are you ready for a summer of fun!
Summer Reading Program Registration - Open registration begins Monday, June 11, so stop in the Children’s room 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 11 and July 28, 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 can take the basic challenge of reading for one hour a week for seven weeks to complete the summer challenge. Everyone that finishes the challenge will get to pick out a prize upon completion.
Super Reader Challenge - Kids who want to go beyond the basic challenge can keep reading and have a chance at the Grand Prize (a free bicycle). Upon completing an additional seven hours, each reader will have one ticket entered into the Grand Prize drawing. There is no limit on the number of additional reading logs you can submit, so the more you read the better your odds. The Grand Prize winners will be drawn on Monday, July 30th.
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.
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)
Quilting Club, Participating patrons will gather together to quilt individual pieces for a quilt that will be donated to a local organization.
Book Club and Non-Fiction Book Club, Join fellow readers for a lively discussion of books and authors. Extra copies of the titles read will be acquired 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)
Nocturnal Animals with Ohio Nature Education, Monday, June 11 at 6:30 pm – Learn about characteristics and survival techniques of nocturnal animals. Live animals such as opossums, owls, skunks, and flying squirrels will be present. (All ages)
Make Your Own Dream Journal,Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00 pm- Participating teens will meet to decorate their own dream journals and receive a handout with dream-recording tips. (Teens, ages 11 - 17)
Game Day, Thursday, June 14 at 2:00 pm – Play a variety of games on the library’s back lawn. (All ages)
LEGO Club, Tuesday, June 19 at 2:00 pm – We supply the LEGOs. You supply the imagination. (All ages)
Franken-Toys, Thursday, June 21 at 2:00 pm - Reduce, reuse, repurpose old toys! Teens will get to explore their morbid sides by tearing apart old toys and reassemble them in humorous or terrifying ways. (Teens, ages 11 - 17)
Bugman, Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 pm – Learn about and see nocturnal bugs, as well as see the glow of scorpions under a black light. (All ages)
Bats: Shadows of the Night, Monday, June 25 at 6:30 pm – Test your bat IQ as you learn facts about bats and have myths dispelled. Live bats will be present. (All ages)
Free-for-All Game Day, Tuesday, June 26 at 2:00 pm - Teens can play a variety of library video games or board games during this fun period. Snacks included! (Teens, ages 11 - 17)
Evening Garden, Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm - London Florist will be bringing a speaker and a variety of evening and twilight blooming plants and flowers to teach patrons how to grow their own evening garden. (Adults)
Howl at the Toons, Thursday, June 28 at 2:00 pm – Artist, Jeff Nicholas, entertains with original illustrations and humorous stories while teaching the audience how to create his fun, night-time characters using a simple “draw along” cartooning method. (All ages)
Astronomy: Moon Phases, Monday, July 2 at 2:00 pm – Hands on activities, including Oreos, will teach children about the moon. (Ages 6 and up)
Werewolf Card Game, Tuesday, July 3 at 2:00 pm - Teens are invited to play this wild card game at the library. Snacks included! (Teens, 11 - 17)
Balloon Animals, Thursday, July 5 at 2:00 pm – The library’s own, Jack Phoenix, will teach program goers how to make some nocturnal animals from balloons. (All ages)
After Dark Crafts, Monday, July 16 at 2:00 pm – Make crafts such as a glow-in-the-dark firefly, dream catcher, and edible campfire. (All ages)
Scary Story Writing Workshop, Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 pm - Teens get to write their own scary stories using a handout with a formula.
Snacks included! (Teens, ages 11 - 17)
Interactive Movie: The Dark Knight, Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 pm - Patrons get to watch a movie and text their own commentary which will appear live on the screen. (Teens, ages 11 - 17 and Adults)
Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 pm – Bring your stuffed animal with you to enjoy bedtime stories and songs. Leave your stuffed animal overnight for a library sleepover. Come back the next day to pick up your animal and see the pictures of what your animal did while the library was closed. (All ages)
Teen After-Hours Read-In, Friday, July 20 at 7:00 pm-11:00 pm - Teens can show up in jammies or comfy clothes along with their own sleeping bags, pillows, etc for an evening of reading, sharing and games. Teens must register to participate. (Teens, ages 11 - 17)
Glow-in-the-Dark Art, Monday, July 23 at 2:00 pm – Glow-in-the-dark fabric paint provided. You bring the T-shirt or jeans or etc. that you want to decorate. (All ages)
Dream Journal Share, Tuesday, July 24 at 2:00 pm - Teens who made a dream journal get to return and share their dreams while interpreting dreams from other teens. There will be snacks and fun! (Teens, ages 11 - 17)
Matt Jergens Juggling Show, Wednesday, July 27, 2:00 pm – Matt’s high energy show combines classy humor and top-notch skills. Stay after the performance and learn how to juggle and spin plates. (All ages)