july, 2019

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9jul6:30 pm- 8:00 pmFamily Movie Night: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
11jul10:00 am- 7:30 pmSemi-Annual Book Sale
13jul9:00 am- 3:30 pmSemi-Annual Book Sale
17jul6:30 pm- 1:00 am4-H Band Concert
18jul10:30 am- 11:30 amMake Your Own Spaceship(K-5th Grade)
20julAll DayLast Day to Check In for Summer Reading!
23jul6:00 pm- 7:00 pmSummer Reading Finale: Ice Cream Cosmos
25jul3:30 pm- 4:30 pmLicking Park District for K-5th Grade

Summer Toddler & Story Time Program

“A Universe of Stories”

June 17 through the week of July 29

Little ones will be building friendships as we hear stories, finger plays, and songs. Story time children will do a simple craft. Registration is required. Please choose a class and time then call 740.924.3561 or email to reserve a spot.

Toddler Time (18-36 months old & caregiver) Monday from 6:30-6:50PM or Wednesday from 10:00—10:20AM
Story Time (three, four, and five years old) Monday from 7:00-7:45PM or Thursday from 10:00—10:45AM

Note: The library is closed for Independence Day so there will be no story time on July 4th.

Take it, Make it!

July 1- July 6

Stop by the library during the week of America’s birthday and pick up a game board, To the Moon and Back, to make and play as a whole family.

Family Movie Night

 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Tuesday, July 9 6:30-8:00PM

Explore the world of fantasy and learn how a young Viking, who hunts dragons, becomes the unlikely friend of one. He learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed… Fun for the entire family. Popcorn will be provided. Please call 740-924-3561 to register.

4-H Band Concert

Wednesday, July 17 (6:30-7:15PM)

Entertainment for the whole family. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and join us for a concert on the lawn across from the library. (In case of bad weather, the concert will be moved to the Northridge Primary School on College Street.)

Make Your Own Spaceship (K-5th Grade)(Full)

Thursday, July 18 (10:30-11:30AM)

Listen to the fractured fairy tale, The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara and Paint (acrylic) a spaceship of your own. Maybe you can get it to fly! Please call to be added to our waiting list.

Last Day to Check In (Children’s)

Saturday, July 20 (10:00-4:00PM)

Ice Cream Cosmos Finale

Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00PM

Build an ice cream cosmos that tastes “out of this world.” Grand prizes will be awarded. Must be present to receive prizes. Last day to check in to be eligible for Grand Prizes is Saturday, July 20.  

Licking County Parks (K-5th Grade)

Thursday, July 25 (3:30-4:30PM)


Learn about weather from the Licking County Parks Specialist, Miss Anne. Please call 740-924-3561 to register.


FREE eBooks and eAudio Books with Digital Downloads

Find your favorite authors here and download to your phone, tablet, iPod or computer.

worldbookWorld Book: Early World of Learning

An online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students. It can be used on any device that connects to the internet, but is optimized for use on an iPad. Early World of Learning includes three interactive learning environments:

  • Trek’s Travels – narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  • Welcome to Reading –  practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.
  • Know It – a visual interactive encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them.

Reading Round the Clock

Reading can happen anytime, anywhere!  And you and your children can explore the joy of reading together with this series of “Reading ‘Round the Clock” flyers and videos that gives easy tips for working reading practice into everyday activities. INFOhio developed them in partnership with the State Library of Ohio, Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and the Ohio PTA, and they are available to all Ohioans for free download. So take a look for great tips on keeping your family reading and preparing your children for Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

Reading on the Screen from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.

Reading for a Purpose from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.

Reading on the Go from TRUE Studios on Vimeo.


Ellison Dies Available for Use

These dies and machine are available for anyone 12 and older to use during library hours. Bring your own paper, make something special!

For a full list of available dies, please click here: Alexandria_Ellison_Dies.


ABC Mouse! is an educational website for young children that provides online learning activities for 2-6 year old children at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels.