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Upcoming Programs for Children:

Children's Summer Reading Program
June 7-July 26, 2017

Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Kids in grades K-4 are invited to join the "Build a Better World" Summer Reading Program. This Building/Construction themed program will be held Wednesdays, June 7-July26 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register at the first program on June 7th or any time after that date. For more information call 330-482-5509 or stop by the library.

"Wee Read" Preschool Reading Program
June 1-July 31
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 preschoolersto 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 for more information.

Registration is required and group size is limited. Registration begins Tuesday, May 30. This program is sponsored by the Jerusalem Luteran Church of Columbiana.
Carnegie Science Center: Science on the Road Workshops
Friday, June 30, 2017
Bring STEM themes with hands-on activities to kids ages 3 years to 4th grade in these 45 minutes to 1 hour workshops. There will be two classes offered:
Preschoolers ages 3-5 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.: Learn about "Inside, Outside, Head to Toe" and use pretend and dramatic play to learn about the amazing human body!
Kids in Grades K-4 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reach for the stars with a class on "Rockets" that includes hands-on activities including an Alka Seltzer rocket.

Summer Rant, Rave, and Write
Thursday, July 27, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
This writing workshop for kids in Grades 4-6 led by Lori Brothers encourages creative exploration. Topics include likes, dislikes, and inspirations drawn from personal summertime experiences. Writing prompts will create a structure to support personal expression through words. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 3.

Lego Block Party
Thursday, August 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Do you love Legos? Are you a kid in Grades 1-4? Come to the library and get creative and build anything you choose with Legos. The library will provide Legos while you provide the imagination. Please leave your Legos at home, we don't want you to lose your favorite pieces. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 17.

Cookies & Books
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.

Here are the books for each month:

July 5th: Reader's Choice

August 2nd: Genius Files #1: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman
Registration is requested. Books will be available in the Youth Services Department.

Babytime Babytime
July 18, August 15
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 & caregivers to socialize after the program. Registration is required & group size is limited.

June 8 - July 20
Toddlertime will be held Thursday mornings from 10-10:30 a.m. for toddlers ages 18 – 36 months and their caregiver. Come enjoy stories, fingerplays, and a simple craft. Registration is required.

Storytime Preschool Storytime
June 8 - July 20
Storytime will be held Thursday mornings from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. for kids ages 3-5 (who have not been to Kindergarten yet). Come enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and a simple craft. Pre-registration is required.

New Materials for Children:

New Pictures Books

Click, Clack, Surprise!
by Doreen Cronin

The Storybook Knight
by Helen Docherty

Good night, bat! Good morning, squirrel!
by Paul Meisel

New Fiction Books

Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure
by Ann M. Martin

Sword in the stacks
by Jen Swann Downey

Mrs. Moody in the Birthday Jinx by Megan McDonald

New Non-Fiction Books

American Girl Ultimate Visual Guide: A Celebration of the American Girl Story
by Carrie Anton

The Book of Knights
by Julia March

by Elizabeth Carney