august, 2015

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Summer Reading Now Completed!

June and July were busy at our library as we leaped into discovering heroes all around us including Nancy Lockard (aka Turtle Lady), Ronald McDonald, The American Red Cross, Licking County Sheriff’s Department, Metro Parks and animals that have superpowers, Jacob Castle from the St. Albans Fire Dept., Santa and Armstrong Air & Space Museum. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

IMG952014The weather didn’t always cooperate for us to be flying outside, but thanks to the Alexandria United Methodist Church basement, kids had fun playing games, making masks and capes, face painting, and refueling during Super Hero Day.

IMG_0906There were also our summer movies with popcorn and friends.

It was a hot day after the Fun Days parade, but superheroes that were in the area, cooled off with popsicles, crafts and games.

11032500_661951060571179_5221549428731423063_oDuring our summer toddler and story time, even kiddos from 2 – 5 years old learned that superheroes can be fictional but we also have our real life heroes of dads, firefighters, police officers, farmers and rescue animals.

11249025_656817341084551_5969979008110095173_o We concluded our Every Hero Has a Story SRP with our favorite magician hero, Dave Lehman. Sponsored by Park National Bank, kids attending the finale were given their own magic wand and instructions. Plus, 12 lucky superheroes won some great prizes including passes to Kings’ Island, COSI, The Works, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Crew, Ohio State Fair, Armstrong Air & Space Museum and more. Other superheroes that completed the SRP got to pick from the prize table and all participants received coupons from Whit’s, Magic Mountain, McDonald’s and the Ohio Renaissance Festival. WOW! The power of reading has many rewards!11705398_666334563466162_4786411475812188562_o

11754789_669574703142148_7843321133881310523_oIf you were a part of our SRP but you weren’t able to attend the finale, stop by the story room and Paige Turner will have your goodies available to pick up through August 13th.

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to all of our presenters, donors, my coworkers, parents and grandparents for being heroes by helping our children have fun, be active, develop curious minds – AND showing them that reading books and coming to the library can make anyone a superhero!

11536463_657783294321289_3365711424476084703_oIf you’d like to see more pictures from our adventures, please check out our Facebook page ( Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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PS Fall programs will resume in September. Watch for more details in our September newsletter or on this website for program dates and times.



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