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Upcoming Programs for Children:

Children's Summer Reading Program
June 6 - July 25
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kids in grades K-4 are invited to join the "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program. This music-themed program will be held Wednesdays, June 6-July 25 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Come register and make a craft on Wednesday June 6th from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
For more information, call (330) 482-5509 or stop in the library.



"Wee Read" Preschool Reading Program
June 1 - July 31, 2018
Children ages 2-5 who have NOT been to Kindergarten can earn prizes when they join our "Wee Read" Preschool Reading Program this summer. This program is designed to encourage parents and their preschoolers to increase the amount of time they read together. Come to the Youth Services Department anytime beginning June 1st to pick up a reading record and get more information.


Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show
Wednesday, August 8, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
This hands-on show is extremely entertaining and educational for kids of ALL ages. Outback Ray brings a variety of captive born, exotic reptiles, mammals, birds, and bugs. They are trained and handled daily to ensure safety of the audience and the animals. Pre-registration is requested and will begin Monday. July 16th.
Show is sponsored by the Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Columbiana.



Cookies & Books Discussion After-School Program
1st Wednesday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Students in grades 3-4 are invited to discuss great books, eat tasty cookies, and do fun activities. Please note the earlier time during the summer months! Students are invited to bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the program. The library will provide drink and dessert.

Here are the books for each month:

June 6: Hiding out at the Pancake Palace by Nan Marino
July 11: Reader's Choice
August 1: Lucky Cap by Patrick Jennings

Pre-registration is requested.
Books will be available in the Youth Services Department.


Babytime Babytime
June 19, July 17, August 21
Join us the third Tuesday of the month from 10:00-10:30 a.m. for a lapsit program for babies ages 6 – 18 months and their caregiver. Come enjoy stories, nursery rhymes & songs. There will be a time of play for the babies and caregivers to socialize after the program.Pre-registration is required & group size is limited.


Toddlertime
June 7 - July 12
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Children ages 18-36 months are invited to the library on Thursday mornings for a lapsit program including stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft. For more information, call or stop in the library.
Registration is required.


Storytime Preschool Storytime
June 7 - July 12
11:00-11:45 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 (who have NOT been to Kindergarten yet) are invited to the library on Thursday mornings for a storytime program including stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft. For more information, call or stop in the library. Registration is required.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they enter Kindergarten. The program beginds September 1st and is for kids from birth to the beginning of Kindergarten. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills to encourage learning success. Earn fun incentives while preparing your child to succeed in school.
Stop by the Youth Services Department to register and for more information beginning September 1st.




New Materials for Children:

New Pictures Books
 

Sleepover Duck
by Carin Bramsen

The new liBEARian
by Alison Donald

Klondike, do not eat those cupcakes!
by Amanda Driscoll



New Fiction Books
 

Funny Kid for President
by Matt Stanton

Supergifted
by Gordon Korman

Fairy Mom and Me by Sophie Kinsella



New Non-Fiction Books
 

Knightology
by Sir Marshall Lancelot

Scholastic Book of World Records, 2018
by Cynthia O'Brien

Ultimate Slime: Totally Borax Free!
by Alyssa Jagan