Come to the Bethel Branch on Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. as we’re joined by the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Attendees ages 3 – 10 are invited to get up close and personal with all kinds of fun and interesting creatures! Participants can build a toy bug, play hide-and-seek with a very hungry frog and meet some ofss the museum’s other live insects friends!
Sign Up Now! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 734-2619, or registering online. This program is for ages 3 – 10.
Children’s books about bugs.
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!
Celebrate at the Amelia Branch. Stop in anytime during regular library hours Monday-Saturday, May 13-18 to find a craft featuring characters from some of your favorite children’s books!
Children’s Book Week originated in the belief that children’s books and literacy are life-changers. In 1913, Franklin K. Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, began touring the country to promote higher standards in children’s books. He proposed creating a Children’s Book Week, which would be supported by all interested groups: publishers, booksellers, and librarians.
Mathiews enlisted two important allies: Frederic G. Melcher, the visionary editor of Publishers Weekly, and Anne Carroll Moore, the Superintendent of Children’s Works at the New York Public Library and a major figure in the library world. With the help of Melcher and Moore, in 1916, the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association sponsored a Good Book Week with the Boy Scouts of America.
Children’s Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children.
Research shows that children who memorize nursery rhymes become better readers. Many of our favorite nursery rhymes have been around since Shakespeare’s time! Come celebrate Mother Goose Day at the Batavia Branch on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Attendees ages 5-12 can listen to stories, play games and make a craft.
Sign Up Now! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 732-2128, or registering online. This program is for ages 5-12.
Collections of nursery rhymes.
Bring the family to the Union Twp. Branch on Tuesday, February 5 at 6:45pm to learn about Chinese traditions while hearing stories, enjoying treats and making a special New Year’s craft. For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744 or register online.
Come to the Pajama Story Times at the Milford-Miami Twp. Branch on Mondays, February 4- March 11, 6:30 p.m. Attendees ages 0-6 are invited to wear pajamas to listen to books, sing songs and make a craft with a parent or caregiver. For more information, call the library at 248-0700.
Join us at the Goshen Branch on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the Goshen Township Holiday Event.
Bring the family and enjoy a visit from the library’s storytelling troupe, The Dreamweavers. Mrs. Claus will visit and read stories. Kids can make a special mitten craft to take home. Don’t forget your camera!
Kids’ books about the holidays.
Join us at the Goshen Branch on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. for a fun afternoon. We’ll read the story, ride the “train”, serve hot chocolate and make train snacks. We’ll create a polar craft and watch the movie too! Be sure to wear your pajamas.
Sign Up Now! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 722-1221, or registering online.
The Polar Express books and movie.
Join us at the Owensville Branch on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. as we wait for a visit from Santa.
We’ll hear Santa stories, play Santa games, watch a Santa movie, and decorate cake pops while we wait for the Big Man to appear. Bring your cameras!
Sign Up Now! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by visiting the branch, calling 732-6084 , or registering online.
Books about Santa.
Join us at the Union Twp. Branch on Saturday, November 24 for our LEGO Club! We’ll supply the LEGOs, you supply the imagination. Take on our themed challenge or create freestyle. Build by yourself or with friends. Anything goes! This program is for ages 5+. We’ll have two sessions, one at 10 and another at 2.
We will also have a LEGO table with Duplo bricks available for our younger construction experts.
To register, call the branch at 528-1744.
Celebrate Family Gaming Day on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Amelia Branch with games and fun for all ages. Play our life-sized Candy Land game! Board games will be available all day long. For more information, call the library at 752-5580.