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What People Are Saying About Summer Reading
Nearly 2,000 children and teenagers have already signed up for our 2013 Summer Reading Program. Here are a few of the comments so far:
- "My daughter just wanted to say, 'Thank You' for having the reading program this summer and it is a pleasure to be in it."
- "I like these activities that you guys have set up!"
- "Proud to join the Summer Reading Program!"
There is still time for you to join too! The program is simple. Children and teenagers ages 0-18 can earn prizes for their reading activities now through July 20. Sign up today online.
It's Hobbit Forming
Attendees ages 10-17 are invited to join us at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. for An Unexpected Hobbit Party! You'll make your own hobbit feet to wear, test your Lord of the Rings knowledge and enjoy a hobbity snack.
Sign Up Now! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 752-5580, or registering online. This program is for ages 10-17.
The Hobbit books and movies.
Learn About Local Fossils
Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. to learn more about local fossils. Linda Romine from the Army Corps of Engineers at Harsha Lake will talk about local fossils and what they tell us about the geological history of Clermont County.
Sign Up Now! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 248-0700, or registering online.
Books about fossils.
Free Your Creativity!
Join us at the New Richmond Branch on Thursday, June 20 at 4:00 p.m. for the chance to release your creativity! Attendees ages 11-18 will make paint from egg yolks, create a masterpiece to take home, and design a special bookmark while enjoying snacks. We provide all of the supplies, you bring the fun!
Sign Up Now! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 553-0570, or registering online. This program is for ages 11-18.
Books about painting.
Join us at the New Richmond Branch on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a workshop about the Kindle. Learn how to download free eBooks using the Ohio eBook Project. You'll be reading popular titles on your Kindle in no time! Not a Kindle User? Ask about other eBook workshops at the branch's information desk.
Sign Up Now! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch,registering online, or calling 553-0570. This program is for adults.
Learn About Canning & Preservation
Join us at the Owensville Branch on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. for an informative presentation about preserving your harvest from The Ohio State Extension Family and Consumer Science. Make your fresh fruits and vegetables last even longer by understanding the correct procedures to ensure quality, safety and enjoyment!
Sign Up Now! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 732-6084, or registering online.
Books about canning and preserving.
Read a Story While Taking a Walk
This summer enjoy our first-ever StoryWalk®, June 8-July 20, at the Valley View Nature Preserve located at 5330 S. Milford Rd. behind Pattison Elementary School.
The walk features a story displayed page by page along the trail and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. After completing the trail, readers are encouraged to take a short survey. Participants will be entered to win a pair of binoculars for their future hikes.
The StoryWalk® Project was first created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
For more information about the StoryWalk® in Clermont County, contact the Milford-Miami Township Library at 248-0700.
Gnome Away from Home
Adopt a gnome to bring along on all your summer adventures! Stop in the Amelia Branch during the month of June to create a paper gnome. Give your gnome a name and take your new friend home for all your summer fun. Snap photos of your gnome throughout the summer. Show us your gnome away from home! Out and about, on vacation or just around town! Post your photos on our Facebook page.
Guess the Photo Contest for Teens
How sharp is your eye? Our new "I Know You Are, But What Am I?" contest asks teens to identify an online collection of macro photos. The extremely close-up photos are of items found in the library. A new set of four photos will be posted online each week in June. Submit your guesses online and you'll be entered to win a prize. The contest is for ages 11-18.
Read more on our Teen Page