Registration - Open registration for the Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 10, so stop in the library and start having fun!
Weekly Drawings - There will be a weekly drawing to win a prize for adults, teens and children. To enter, visit the library between June 10 and July 31, fill out a ticket and put it in the designated place (Adults at the Service Desk, Teens in Young Adult section and Children in the Children’s Room).
Summer Reading Challenge - Kids (birth to 10 years) can take the basic reading challenge two ways this year. You can either read for 10 hours or 100 books - whatever works best for you. Teens (11-17 years) will have a Reading Bingo Sheet full of activities to complete . Everyone that finishes the challenge will get to pick out a prize upon completion.
Super Reader Challenge - Kids and teens who want to go beyond the basic challenge can keep reading and have a chance at the Grand Prize (a free bicycle) or two tickets to King’s Island.
Upon completing an additional ten hours or 100 books, each reader will have one ticket entered into the Grand Prize drawing. Teens can complete another Reading Bingo Sheet to be entered into the Grand Prize. There is no limit on the number of additional reading sheets you can submit, so the more you read the better your odds. The Grand Prize winners will be drawn on Saturday, July 27th.
Adult Summer Reading Program - Adults (18 years and older) will have the opportunity to enter the drawing for the Adult Grand Prize (a Kindle Fire) by reading three library titles and filling out a bookmark/ticket. The winner will be drawn at the end of the summer program.
The library is located at 20 E. First Street, in London. Call 740-852-9543 for more information about our summer programs. Download the complete schedule.
Check the calendar for time and location. In case of rain, outdoor activities will be held in the Hartley Room. All programs are free to attend!
*Family Movie Nights & Movie Night Out - Enjoy an evening out at the library watching a newly released movie on the big screen! Admission is free and refreshments will be provided! (*Family audience)
Knitting and Crochet Club - The Club is open to anyone interested in learning or sharing knitting and crochet techniques. Attendees are encouraged to bring the projects they are currently working on. (Adults)
Book Club and Non-Fiction Book Club - Join fellow readers for a lively discussion of books and authors. Extra copies of books will be available for anyone who wants to participate. (Adults)
Summer Concert Series -Listen to live music during select Fridays in the month of June and July on the library’s back lawn. Pick up a Concert Series program at the library for complete details on musical performances, dates and times. (All ages)
Turtle Lady - Monday, June 10, 6:30 pm – Find out why turtles dig and what they do underground. Get up close and personal with live turtles, lizards, and snakes! (All ages)
Zombie Survival Bag Scavenger Hunt - Tuesday, June 11, 2:00 pm - Find things necessary to survive a zombie apocalypse. (Teens)
Make a Book Planter - Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 pm – Learn how to make a planter out of old books. (Adults)
Dig into Crafts - Thursday, June 13, 2:00 pm – Decorate some underground crafts, such as a wooden snake and a flower pot. (All ages)
LEGO Club - Tuesday, June 18, 2:00 pm – Check out our new LEGO sets. Build an excavator, a Ninjago samurai, or put together your own creations. (All ages)
Make Your Own Sea Serpent - Thursday, June 20, 2:00 pm – Make your own serpent out of egg cartoons. (Teens)
The Bugman - Thursday, June 20, 6:30 pm – Learn about underground bugs through observation stations and interactions. (All ages)
Diggin’ for Dinos – Monday, June 24, 2:00 pm – Join Dr. T. Rex as he uncovers what we know about dinosaurs using funny magic, zany puppets, music, books, and tons of audience participation. (All ages)
How to Make Worry Stones - Tuesday, June 25, 2:00 pm – Personalize your own stones to promote positive thoughts. (Teens)
Diggin’ for Magic Show - Wednesday, June 26, 2:00 pm – Join Erica Carlson, her pirate crew, and Sedgewick the live hedgehog, as they go on an adventure to uncover a magical buried treasure. (Recommended for ages 2 – 8)
Archaeology in Ohio - Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 pm – A representative from the Madison County Archaeology society will talk about local artifacts. (All Ages)
Worm Races – Monday, July 1, 2:00 pm – Bring your own prize winning worm, or use one of the library’s. Worms will compete in rounds to see which worm is the fastest! Prizes awarded. (All ages)
Shark Victim Sugar Cookies - Tuesday, July 2, 2:00 pm – Decorate your own shark victim cookies and then enjoy them. (Teens)
Touch a Digger - Monday, July 15, 2:00 pm – The City of London Streets Division will have their backhoe parked in the back parking lot. Here is your chance to see a big digger up close. (All ages)
Make a Newspaper Charm - Tuesday, July 16, 2:00 pm – Charm your way through life by making your own newspaper charm. (Teens)
Crab Races - Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 pm – Get set, ready, go! Pick a crab and watch how it does in this library crab race. (All ages)
Matt Jergens Juggling Show – Thursday, July 18, 2:00 pm – Matt’s high energy show combines classy humor and top-notch skills. Stay after the performance and learn how to juggle and spin plates. (All ages)
Spoon Man – Monday, July 22, 6:30 pm – The Spoon Man will leave a lasting impression after playing on you – literally. Join in the interactive, musical comedy show. The Spoon Man has a totally clean act. He never uses dirty silverware! (All ages)
Make Cartouche Pendants - Tuesday, July 23, 2:00 pm - Personalize your own necklace with hieroglyphics. (Teens)
CD Garden - Wednesday, July 24, 2:00 pm – Plant a seed in a CD case. Take it home and observe the usually underground growing process. All supplies provided. (All ages)
Dino Dig and Chalk Art – Monday, July 29, 2:00 pm – Take turns creating sidewalk chalk art and uncovering dinosaur bones in the sand. See if you can assemble a dinosaur skeleton with the found bones. (All ages)
P.T. Reptiles – Wednesday, July 31, 2:00 pm – Join the Reptile Guy and his friends in an exciting, interactive program. Learn about reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, and more as you also get the opportunity to handle them. (All ages)