Warm weather. The promise of summer. Both will give us more time outside in the sunshine. Mark your calendar to spend some time outside with us at one of our Summer Reading Kick Off events.



  • June 5 at the Union Township Branch Library, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Union Township, Amelia, Batavia and Owensville Libraries.



Our annual Summer Reading initiative is one of the most important programs we offer at the Library. It is another part of our mission to help children excel at reading, whether they are just learning or to help students improve their skills. By reading all summer, children are able to maintain their reading level, which helps them when school begins again in the fall. Parents who read to their small children are helping them be better prepared to read once they start kindergarten. Statistics show that children who read well perform better in school.


The program is not limited to children. At the Library, we believe reading is a lifelong learning experience. We encourage adults to read for enjoyment and enrichment.


Plus, everyone likes to win a prize for succeeding. Library guests of all ages can win a prize just for reading. A gameboard is included in this calendar that can be used to mark the time you read, which can be logged in later on our website. We hope everyone in the family enjoys this year’s program.


Don’t forget to also browse this calendar for lots of information about exciting programs you can attend. Enjoy your summer.