Monday, July 30, 2012

What We've Enjoyed!

Looking for an entertaining read for your little one(s)?
Something to keep you turning the pages late into the night?
Here are a few reccomendations from staff and fellow patrons!


 Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

"When Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat, an exciting adventure takes ensues as Trixie realizes 'somebunny' was left behind. Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong."


"Three Pines Mystery" Series by Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. So begins Still Life, the introduction to what is not only an engaging protagonist in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces--and this series--with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012 Summer Reading Program Finale!

Another year of summer reading has come and gone and it was more than jam-packed full of fun activities, exciting programs, amazing prizes, and lots and lots of books! We hope that you enjoyed participating in 2012's "Dream Big" Summer Reading Program and will join us again next year. We would also like to say thank everyone who did participate and made the program so much fun!

Congratulations to our prizes winners! The luck of the draw was on your side this year as you won one of our many amazing prizes, including Kindle Fires, Nook Tablets, Kings Island tickets, Cincinnati Reds tickets, and more! If you were one of the lucky winners, please stop by the Circulation Desk as soon as possible to pick up your prize.

Still haven't earned that 2012 Summer Reading t-shirt yet? Don't worry -- you have until this Friday, July 27th, to enjoy your remaining materials and earn yours!

Make sure to stop in just as frequently throughout the rest of the year, as we will be having even more fun programs, activities, and prizes to give away this fall and winter!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Reading - Library at Night

Can you believe that we have reached the final week of the 2012 Summer Reading Program already? We sure can't! We hope you've enjoyed dreaming big with us this summer and will join us again next summer! But, before we get all nostalgic, let's enjoy this last week of amazing activities, programs, and crafts! 

Mark Wade's Dream Machine
Monday, July 23, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Family Program

Wouldn't it be great to have a machine that could make every dream come true?
Ventriloquist, Mark Wade and his friends are going to unveil the Dream Machine!

Shooting Rockets!
Tuesday, July 24th, 11:00 - 11:30 am
Grades K-5

Make a rocket launcher using a paper cut-out, a bendy straw,
and some thread! This craft promises to be a blast!

The Library After Hours
Tuesday, July 24th, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Family Program

*Registration Required*

This is the biggest event of 2012's Summer Reading Program! In celebration of a summer
jam-packed full of great reading and fun, the library will stay open after-hours! Families
can participate in the Ultimate Challenge (similar to the popular "Minute To Win It" game show),
where they can compete in multiple 60-second challenges that escalate in difficulty and fun to win the Dream Prize! There will be monster crafts, fairy & gnome crafts, Library Bingo, and Wii on the giant 8-foot projector screen! Come hungry as we will be serving pizza, popcorn, and drinks!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer Reading - Night Shivers

Can you believe that there are only two weeks left in this year's Summer Reading Program? Don't worry though --- anyone can sign up at any time from now until the end of the program and still win any of the amazing prizes the library has to offer. This year's prizes include a "Dream Big" t-shirt, scooters, Kings Island tickets, stuffed animals, as well as Kindle Fires and Nook Tablets! Still not convinced? Read on to find out about all of the fun (and spooky) things we will be offering for the week of July 16-20:

Monster Blow-Out!
Monday, July 16th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Family Program

It's a monster blow-out party, packed full of scary stories, crafts, treats, and more!

No-Scare Monster Pal
Tuesday, July 17th, 11:00 - 11:30 am
Grades K - 5

There is no reason to fear these monsters. They're cute, fun, cuddly, and they'll
be your little one's best friend! A fun monster craft for the nightstand!

Bricks 4 Kidz
Tuesday, July 17th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Ages 5 - 12
*Registration Required - Limit 15*

Think you've got what it takes to be a Bricks 4 Kidz builder? Explore the
creative process of model design and discover how LEGO components can work
together to create all kinds of structures. Games and activities are led by
a Bricks 4 Kidz pary host! LEGO bricks galore!

Lego Build Your Dream!
Friday, July 20th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Family Program

One hour of free-building fun with your friends and family!
Dream up some great creations!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Reading - Starry Starry Night

We are approximately at the halfway point of the 2012 Summer Reading Program already! If you have yet to sign up, fear not! You can register at any time throughout the course of the program. There are, of course, plenty of activities and programs for you to take part in still, including this week's fun and fantastic programs:

Universe in a Jar
Monday, July 9th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Family Program


Ever wanted to bottle the universe and keep it on your shelf?
Well, now you can! Bring one 16 oz clear glass or plastic jar from home
and we'll show you how!

Make Your Own Constellation!
Tuesday, July 10th, 11:00 - 11:30 am
Grades K - 5

Do you love stars? Listen to a starry night story and design
your very own constellation! This craft is "out of this world!"

Hunger Games
Tuesday, July 10th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Grades 6 - 12
*Registration Required - Limit 30*

Think you have what it takes to be declared a victor in the
library's first annual Hunger Games? Crafts, skill stations, Capitol food
and an Arena Scavenger Hunt await our tributes.
May the odds be ever in your favor.

Mosaic Dream Monogram
Wednesday, July 11th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Grades 4 -8
*Registration Required - Limit 15*

Using shiny, glittery gems, beads, buttons, and more, teens will
have a blast creating a mosaic monogram on a canvas banner.
The results are stunning!

Lighted Paper Lanterns
Thursday, July 12th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Grades 4 - 8

Lighten up your night. Make your own custom paper lanterns!