Registration - Open registration for the Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 8, 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 8 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 25 so their Super Reader Sheets need to be turned into the library by Friday, July 24.
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)
The Great Kaplan – Monday, June 8, 6:30 pm – Illusion, music, juggling and deadpan comedy collide in this hilarious spectacle. See the Great Kaplan levitate a bowling ball, juggle furniture, and play melodies on a concert balloon and turkey baster! (all ages)
Interactive Bad Superhero Movie - Tuesday, June 9, 2:00 pm - Teens can text their comments to the big screen while watching one of the worst superhero movies
ever made. (Teens 11 – 17)
Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune – Wednesday, June 10, 2:00 pm – Join in with singer and musician, Tom Sieling, as he engages the whole family with fun, humorous, and very participatory songs as he accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and drum machine. (all ages)
Superhero Math-O-Magic Show – Monday, June 15, 6:30 pm – Captain Numbers takes you on a fast-paced, up-beat, and highly visual ride using comedy, improv, magic, and zany puppets to bring out your superhero powers. (all ages)
Monster Art - Tuesday, June 16, 2:00 pm - Teens can use Sharpies to incorporate monsters and other scary things into classic works of art. (Teens 11 – 17)
Superhero LEGO Club – Thursday, June 18, 2:00 pm – Build your own superheroes and sidekicks with LEGOs provided by the library. Spend 30 minutes constructing characters with judging to follow. Prizes will be awarded. (all ages)
Drawn to be a Hero – Monday, June 22, 2:00 pm – Artist Jeff Nicholas entertains his audience with original illustrations, humorous poems and stories, whileteaching how to create his heroic characters using simple, draw along methods. (all ages)
Superhero Story Time – Tuesday, June 23, 10:30 am – Have fun with superhero stories, songs, fingerplays, and flannel boards. (ages 1 – 6)
Stormchaser - Tuesday, June 23, 2:00 pm - A local stormchaser will be in to tell stories and share some of his equipment and videos. (Teens 11 - 17)
Super Sidewalks - Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 pm - Use chalk to decorate the Library’s sidewalks with superheroes, sidekicks, and villains. (all ages)
Superhero Trivia – Monday, June 29, 2:00 pm – Teens can test their comic book knowledge in this fi erce competition, with candy bars at stake. (Teens 11 – 17)
Everyday Heroes - Wednesday, June 30 2:00 pm - Madison County Emergency Medical District will teach about emergency apparatus and equipment with apresentation. Get an up-close look at an ambulance! (all ages)
Crusader Crafts – Monday, July 6, 2:00 pm – Design your own superhero mask, scratch out a superhero’s costume, and more. (all ages)
Captain Underpants Flies Again – Thursday, July 9, 2:00 pm - Create a Captain Underpants Mad Lib. Play games like Dress-up Relay and Underwear Fling. Design your own underpants for Captain Underpants. (all ages)
Edible Heroes – Monday, July 13, 2:00 pm – Teens can decorate human-shaped sugar cookies to resemble their favorite heroes! (Teens 11 – 17)
Superhero Show and Mini Museum – Tuesday, July 14, 2:00 pm – FamilyTime Entertainment presents a show of onstage participation and comedy, including fun tests with demonstrations of super strength, heat vision, x-ray vision, and mental telepathy. The Mini Museum contains over 35 items of superheroes. (all ages)
Superhero Training Academy – Monday July 20, 2:00 pm – Test your feats of strength, speed, and courage by going through various stations to see if you have what it takes to be a superhero. (all ages)
No-Sew Masks – Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 pm – Teens will create and decorate their own masquerade masks out of felt and other confections. (Teens 11 - 17)
Search and Rescue – Thursday, July 23, 6:30 pm - Midwest K9 Search Unit will bring a rescue dog to do a demonstration and presentation of human detection and trailing. Learn how the dogs and handlers prepare and perform. (all ages)
Superman: Look, Up in the Sky! – Monday, July 27, 2:00 pm – Superman needs four things to help keep him in flight. Children will learn about the four forces of flight taught by educators from Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Then construct your own paper airplane, paper copter, or kite and test it in the travelingwind tunnel! (all ages)
Mini Comic Con – Thursday, July 30, 2:00 pm - Join in the cosplay contest (dress as your favorite character). Photo ops available. Meet a localweb-comic artist, plus get a sketch to take home. (all ages)