may, 2016

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2may - 8All DayChildren's Book Week: May 2-8, 2016
12may3:15 pm- 4:30 pmBFF (K-3rd Grade)
19may3:15 pm- 5:00 pmKids Movie Day: Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Road Chip


Children’s Book Week: May 2–8

Visit our library during April and May to see the staff’s favorite childhood books on display in our children’s area. Who knows? You might find a new favorite to share with someone special.
While you’re here, see if you can correctly name the book author and stuffed animal character located in our children’s area.

BFFPartyBFF: K – 3rd graders

Thursday, May 12  from 3:15-4:30PM

Join us for the last BFF of the school year. We’ll hear Ruth Chan’s new book, Where’s the Party? George the Cat wants to invite his friends for a party, but all his friends are busy. Wonder what they’re all doing? There will be a snack and activity along with the story as BFF comes to an end for the 2015 – 2016 school year.

Space is limited for BFF and registration is required by 4:00PM Wednesday, May 11. Please call 740.924.3561 or email for more information and to register for this month’s BFF. Don’t forget to send a note to school giving permission for your child to walk over from school with our staff.



Kids Movie Day:
Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Road Chip

Thursday, May 19 from 3:15–5:00PM

Through many misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore believe Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend and dump them. The chipmunks decide it’s time for a road trip! They have three days to get to reach Dave, stop the proposal, and save themselves from gaining an awful stepbrother.

Library staff will pick up K-3rd grade kids at school and escort them to the story room for movie day. Due to the school dismissal time for 4th & 5th graders, they will have to make their own transportation arrangements for attending movie day. Parents, please remember a note needs to be sent to school giving permission to walk over with library staff. Because space is limited, children need to be registered with the library by 4:00PM on Wednesday, May 18. Please contact the library at 740.924.3561 or email if you have questions or to register for the movie.



2016 Summer Reading Program

Thursday, June 2 from 6:30-8:30PM

Our 2016 Children’s Summer Reading Program will kick off with a drop in event on Thursday, June 2. Roger Bishop, of HyperSounds Entertainment will provide the fun with Bubble Soccer and an inflatable. We’ll be set up on the field in front of the Northridge Primary School. Kids can pick up their reading record booklets and have a a great time. Mark your calendars for June 2nd and get set to have a terrific summer at the library!

 Summer Toddler and Story Times

Thursdays June 9 – July 14thtoddlersummer

Please choose the time and program that fits your little one and contact the library to register:
Toddler Time: 10:00–10:20AM for 18 – 36 months old and caregiver;
Story Time: 10:30–11:15AM OR 11:30AM-12:15PM for 3, 4 & 5 year olds.
Look for more information in our June newsletter and on our webpage for all the free summer library programs we will be offering.

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.