2013's program theme is "Dig into Reading!"
Wednesday, June 19, 2 p.m.
Treasure Reading - Let's Dig In and find some story treasure with Noreen from East Palestine.
Wednesday, June 26, 2 p.m.
Plant a Seed, Read - Carrie from Columbiana will help our imaginations grow.
Wednesday, July 3, 2 p.m.
We Dig Dinosaurs - Let Sharon from Lisbon prove to you that good stories are not extinct. Dinosaurs do roam in our library books.
Wednesday, July 10, 2 p.m.
Game Day - This is your chance to compete in games designed by our own staff. Come and see what kind of games I've dug up this time.
Wednesday, July 17, 2 p.m.
Mummy Madness - Come see the fun unearthed by Rachel from Wellsville
Wednesday, July 24, 2 p.m.
Dinosaur Detectives - presented by Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh - Come hang out with professional scientists as we explore a favorite topic. This program has been sponsored by the Elks Lodge #258.
Wednesday, July 31, 2 p.m.
Dirty Stories - Lindsay from Leetonia will be covering us this week. Let's find the magic hidden under the dirt.
WEDNESDAY PROGRAMS WILL BE HELD AT THE SALVATION ARMY.
We are asking that you bring a non-perishable food item to any Wednesday program you attend. The Salvation Army is donating their space to us this summer and as a thank you, we would like to help them by donating food. The donation of food is not required to attend a program.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
We are continuing our reading challenge for dedicated readers through the summer. We will choose a specific chapter book for each week and have a “readers only” meeting to talk about what we liked or didn’t about the book selected. We will also allow time to share other books worth reading. Students only - and oh yeah, did I mention the snacks?
Thursday, June 20, 1 p.m.
Tunnels by Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams
This book can be picked up June 10. All other books will be handed out at the prior meeting.
Thursday, June 27, 1 p.m.
Me and the Pumpkin Queen by Ohio author Marlane Kennedy
Thursday, July 11, 1 p.m.
Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan
Thursday, July 18, 1 p.m.
To be determined by the readers.
Enter a drawing for a weekly prize by answering the question on the coupon. Ask for Details in the Children's Room.
*Stuffed Animal Contest
Thursday, June 13, 11a.m.
Bring a stuffed animal to the library to try for a prize! Prizes will be awarded for the Coolest, Most Huggable, Most Colorful, Silliest, Scariest, Best Dressed, Most Loved, Most Cheerful, Biggest, and Smallest animals registered, as well as, the Judges Choice. Prizes are awarded based on the judges' conception of these categories.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and will end for the judging to start at Noon. Prizes will be announced at 12:30 p.m. One entry per child. Animals can be picked up immediately after the publicity photos of the winners are taken.
- at the Cartwright Pool/Thompson Park. Details will be announced later.
Date: To be announced
Time: 4-7 p.m.
The top 36 POINT EARNERS will get a Magnetic Photo Frame.
The top 25 READERS will get a book award.
5 Medals will be given EACH WEDNESDAY starting June 26th. They may be given for total points, total minutes read, or weekly totals, this will be decided each week by Miss Kim.
Merit Points will be awarded based on papers YOU turn in.
LOGGED TIME – 25pts/hour or 5pts/15min – Pick up a Time Log, color in a symbol for each 15 minutes read, put your name and phone number on the paper, have an adult initial/sign your paper, put it in the box at the library, start a new Time Log. You can read library books/ebooks/magazines/audio books, or books/ebooks/magazines/audio books from anywhere else.
CHECK OUT LIBRARY BOOKS – 5pts/book return – Put your name, phone number and age group (child, teen, or adult) on the back of your check out slip and turn it in for points or prize drawings. If you check out a lot of books, you can turn in additional slips for every 10 books you have checked out.
ATTEND A LIBRARY PROGRAM – 10pts/program – Any library program you attend, will gain you points. Attendance will be taken or door prize slips will account for attendance.
COUPON GAME – 5pts/week – There is a different question to be answered in the children’s room each week. If you participate, whether your answer is right or wrong, you will get 5 points and be entered into a drawing for candy. Winners are drawn at the Wednesday programs.
INCENTIVE GAME – 20pts/summer – Complete 8 of the activities on the sheet (you can pick these up at the library). You must color in the activities you did, put your name and phone number on the paper, have an adult initial/sign your paper, put it in the box at the library. You will only get points for this 1 time.
DIG INTO READING FAMILY FUN PAGE – 5pts each – Complete as much of the activity as you can (or ask a family member for help). Turn in the sheet with your name, phone number and have an adult initial/sign your paper, put it in the box at the library.
AWAY-FROM-HOME-GNOME – 10pts/picture location **1 bonus point/picture if you are reading in the picture** – Max points 110 for this activity – Pick up a gnome picture at the library, color the gnome, take the gnome away from home. Take a picture of yourself with the gnome, show your picture to Kim for 10/11 points, or leave us a copy of the picture you took to post in the library (make sure we have your name so you can get your points), OR send us an electronic picture to be posted on our website. Electronic pictures can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org  – any pictures received through email will get posted online without names at the Away From Home Gnome  gallery.
Monday AND Thursday 9a.m. - 7p.m.
Tuesday AND Wednesday 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Friday AND Saturday 9a.m. - 1p.m.
**We will again be asking for a $2 donation at the time of sign up. This money will be used entirely to defray the cost of the on going summer programming. Additional donations will be happily accepted. Arrangements will be made for those unable to afford the initial expense.