Summer Reading Program 2016

Registration - Stop in the library and sign up for our Summer Reading Program and Challenge starting Monday, June 6th.  It's great fun throughout the summer!

Weekly Drawings - There will be a weekly drawing to win a prize for adults, teens and children.  To enter, visit the library between June 6 and July 30, 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 - (Children and Teens) For every 15 minutes you read color in a reading block. Color in an activity block for every 30 minute activity you accomplish. Once you have read 10
hours and completed 10 activities, turn your log in to the library to pick out a prize.  
Super Reader Challenge - Kids and teens who want to go beyond the basic challenge can keep reading and completing activities to have a chance at the Grand Prize (a free bicycle) or two tickets to King’s Island.  
Upon completing an additional reading and activity sheet each reader will have one ticket entered into the Grand Prize drawing. There is no limit on the number of additional reading/activity sheets you can submit, so the more you read the better your odds. The Grand Prize winners will be drawn on Monday, July 25 so their Super Reader Sheets need to be turned into the library by Friday, July 23.    

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 8) 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.

Program Guide:

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 - 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 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)

Nerd Nite – 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 5:00 pm - Share comic books and enjoy pizza while battling with your deck of Magic cards. (Adults & Teens)

Book Boot Camp –Tuesdays, 11:00 am –  Participate in physically active book readings and songs. Learn about good health and fitness. Every Tuesday for 6 weeks. (All ages)

Shark Cart - Monday, June 6, 6:30 pm - The Newport Aquarium brings live sharks so you can get up-close and personal with these amazing creatures. Learn common misconceptions and see artifacts like shark jaws and shark eggs. (All ages) 

The Art of Zentangle - Monday, June 6, 2:00 pm - Teens can try their hand at Zentangle an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing patterns. (Teens)

Family Movie Night: Zootopia - Tuesday, June 7, 6:00 pm - Bring the family and enjoy refreshments and a movie on the library’s big screen. No one under the age of 12 will be permitted without an adult over the age of 17. (All ages)

LEGO Club –Thursday, June 9, 2:00 pm –  Build sports designs with LEGOs. Creations will be judged and prizes awarded. (All ages)

Hula Hoop Hustle - Monday, June 13, 2:00 pm –  Play games and activities with hula hoops. (All ages)

Astronaut Fitness – Wednesday, June 15, 11:00 am – The Armstrong Air & Space Museum will teach you how the astronauts train for missions. Participate in activities to see if you are “mission ready”. Staff will demonstrate the difficulties of wearing a spacesuit with an Apollo-style suit. (All ages)

Candy Sushi - Thursday, June 16, 2:00 pm - Teens will create candy sushi using marshmallows and other goodies. (Teens)

Birds of Prey - Monday, June 20, 6:30 pm - Join us for an activity -based program which teaches you about Ohio’s hawks and owls. Program includes live birds. (Adults & Teens)

The Poof Daddy Comedy Magic Show –Thursday, June 23, 6:30 pm –  With a high energy, audience interactive magic show, Poof Daddy will encourage everyone to make healthy choices. (All ages)

Henna Tattoos - Monday, June 27, 2:00 pm - Teens will learn about the history  and art of henna tattoos and receive their own henna tattoo. (Teens)

Super Duper Magic Show – Wednesday, June 29, 11:00 am –  Erica Carlson combines hilarious magic tricks, fun surprises, and audience 
participation, all while trying to find Sedgie, the live hedgehog. (Ages 2 – 8)

All My Garden Guests are Wild - Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 pm - Join us as we discuss the different flowers, trees, shrubs, water features, and shelter you can incorporate into your landscape to make you yard wildlife friendly. Live animals included. (Adults)

Movie Night Out: Hail Caesar - Tuesday, July 5, 6:00 pm - Adults can enjoy refreshments and a movie on the library’s big screen. Intended for mature audiences due to the film’s PG-13 rating. (Adults)

Chocolate Olympics - Wednesday, July 6, 2:00 pm - Teens will participate in a variety of chocolate events. (Teens)

Dance Fit –Thursday, July 7, 2:00 pm – Join instructors from Dance Fit as they use music and movement to achieve fitness. (Ages 5 – 11)

Matt Jergens Comedy Juggling Show – Monday, July 11, 2:00 pm – Matt Jergens performs a high energy show full of comedy and juggling. (All ages) 

Post -It Art - Tuesday, July 12, 2:00 pm - Teens can create full-size characters out of post-it notes and make art at the same time. (Teens)

KEVA Club – Thursday, July 14, 2:00 pm – Use wooden KEVA planks to stack, build and construct your one-of-a-kind creation. (All ages)

Coloring Fun - Monday, July 18, 2:00 pm - Teens will create a piece of art by coloring large coloring sheets with each other. (Teens)

Kindergarten Camp – Monday, July 18, 6:00 pm – Children entering Kindergarten will practice skills such as sitting and listening, lining up, taking turns, cleaning up after a meal, packing a bookbag, and more. Snack provided. (Kindergarten age)

Worm Races – Tuesday, July 19, 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)

Adult Coloring Fun - Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 pm - Join us for an evening of coloring. We will have coloring sheets, bookmarks, and colored pencils. (Adults)

Shootang & Friends Comedy Extravaganza –Thursday, July 21, 6:30 pm –  My Nose Turns Red, a circus company, hosts a performance including audience participation, juggling, mime, and clown acts that include rubber chickens and everyday kitchen objects. (All ages)

Chef Battle – Monday, July 25, 6:30 pm –  The Cooking Caravan chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience members as sous chefs and judges. (All ages)

Glass Pebble Magnets - Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 - Join us as we make magnets out of paper, glass and glitter. (Adults)

Parachute Party – Thursday, July 28, 2:00 pm –  Play games and activities with parachutes and balls. (All ages)