august, 2016

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Congratulations to all of our
summer readers and prize winners!

Each year, the summer goes by faster and faster. There are so many activities for kids to enjoy and participate in during the summer. I appreciate all the parents, grandparents and caregivers who make time to bring children to the library to participate in our summer reading events. I’m grateful to the many businesses and local organizations that help support our programs by either donating their time, or donating a prize for a lucky reader. My co-workers always help out with the SRP booklet check-ins, program registrations, decorations, picture taking and whatever else I may need. I am also fortunate to have former story time participants (who are now teen volunteers) helping with programs. They all give me a lot of support.

We try to make coming to the library a fun experience for all ages by providing a relaxed atmosphere and helpful book selections that will make you want to return again and again. So just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean your library visits need to end. Picking up a new book to read on a hot August day will let your mind drift into a stay-cation right in your own home. We’ll have programs starting again in September for all ages to participate in. Before you know it, 2017 will be here and we’ll Build a Better World next summer at the library!

- Pam Hankinson, Children’s Coordinator

 Fall Toddler and Story Times

Beginning the week of September 12, 2016fallstorytime2

Fall is coming and our Toddler Time and Story Time programs will resume the week of September 12th. Please contact or call 740.924.3561 to register for one of the following sessions:

Toddler Time: Mondays from 6:30-6:50PM OR
Tuesdays from 10:00-10:20AM
for 18 – 36 months old and caregiver.

Story Time: Mondays from 7:00-7:45PM, Wednesdays from 10:00-10:45AM OR
Thursdays from 10:00-10:45AM
for 3, 4 & 5 year olds.


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.