Boone County Summer Reading
Welcome to the Boone County Summer Reading Program
   0-4 yrs.       K-12 gr.       Adult   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Gotta catch ‘em all! Bring your own deck or DS; no trading, English cards only. Registration encouraged.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join your friends in a feast of fun as we go on a bear hunt through the library and make tasty teddy bear trail mix.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Stimulate your baby's development and help your child build language and literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Walton Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for a battle of wits! Test your chess skills against other masters or come to learn the rules of the game. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room C
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Partner with a teen for weekly summer sessions to enhance your reading skills. Registration required through application.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Stories and messy art!
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs, and playtime.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Help Mercy solve the crime and save her delicious toast.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children and their grown-ups can beat the heat with great stories and a cool activity at a different park each week!
Location
Boone Woods Park
Library
Off-Site

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs, and playtime.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Play and build your world on the library's Minecraft server. Registration required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Florence Branch

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs and playtime
Location
Activity Room
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
A storytime especially designed for children with sensory sensitivities.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Cuentos, canciones y juegos para pequeñitos de 0 a 5 años con sus padres.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Florence Branch

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
On-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books and begins to build six pre-reading skills through books, finger plays, songs, and playtime.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Young library users, with the active participation of their adults, have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes and activities.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Read to one of the library's therapy dogs. Call the Main Library to schedule your 15-minute time slot.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Spend the evening making silly putty and glittery play doh to take home, and leave with other ideas for kooky concoctions. Parent participation is encouraged!​
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children and their grown-ups can beat the heat with great stories and a cool activity at a different park each week!
Location
Central Park
Library
Off-Site

Title
Date
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Used books, movies, and more for children and teens at greatly reduced prices.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 08, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Play and build your world on the library's Minecraft server. Registration required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Florence Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for a battle of the wits! Test your skills against other players with a variety of card and board games. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Do you love all things art? Join us the second Tuesday of each month. This time – Fabric Dying. Registration encouraged. Registration encouraged.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Walton Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
For The Cincinnati Enquirer's 175th Birthday, BCPL and other area libraries are providing activities and initiatives to combat child poverty and strengthen literacy. The library systems in Greater Cincinnati are teaming up with the Enquirer and United Way to set a Guinness world record for the world's largest storytime. In addition, residents are encouraged to volunteer and donate books. Stop by the Main Library for a story, to donate, and be counted as a participant! No registration needed.
Location
Meeting Room ABC
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Storytime programming sensory table training
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children and their grown-ups can beat the heat with great stories and a cool activity at a different park each week!
Location
Conservancy Park
Library
Off-Site

Title
Date
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Hear stories, rhymes, and fingerplays about marine animals, then build your own aquarium in a jar!
Registration encouraged.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children are welcome to listen to stories in the Arboretum's Children's Garden located at 9190 Camp Ernst Road. Each program will end with a craft. Bring a blanket!
Location
Arboretum
Library
Off-Site

Title
Date
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children and their grown-ups can beat the heat with great stories and a cool activity at a different park each week!
Location
Giles-Conrad Park
Library
Off-Site

Title
Date
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Elizabeth Hickerson will have the family singing, dancing, and playing. Registration encouraged.
Location
Meeting Room AB
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Play and build your world on the Library’s Minecraft server. Registration required.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Florence Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Read to one of the library's therapy dogs. Call the Scheben Branch to schedule your 15-minute time slot.
Location
Activity Room
Library
Scheben Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 22, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Gotta catch ‘em all! Bring your own deck or DS; no trading, English cards only. Registration encouraged.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us for a battle of the wits! Test your skills against other players with a variety of card and board games. All skill levels are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages
Summer Reading: June 1 - August 31

Get Started!
Early learning begins with you! Help your child get ready to read with these fun activities.

1st prize:
Complete and log 10 activities.
  • Book of your choice.
2nd prize:
Complete and log an additional 10 activities for a total of 20.
  • Reading buddy
  • Local coupons

3rd prize:
Complete and log 10 more activities for a total of 30.
  • Sensory ball
  • Entry into the grand prize drawing

Don't Stop!
For every additional 10 activities you log, you’ll earn another entry into the grand prize drawing.

(Please note: All activities must be logged by August 31 to be eligible for prizes. All prizes must be picked up by August 31, while supplies last.)
Book & Program Reviews
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Title
Clumsy Duck
Review
Clumsy Duck shows us that we should love ourselves just as we are, and what we may consider to be an imperfection could actually be our best asset. This is a silly and sweet story.  "Check it Out"
Genre
Picture Book - Birds
Rating
Author/Presenter
Britta Teckentrup
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Title
Where the Wild Things Are
Genre
Picture Books
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Author/Presenter
Maurice Sendak
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Title
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Rating
Author/Presenter
Arlene Mosel
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Title
Wolfie the Bunny
Review
If you're looking for a sweet story that reminds us not to judge a book by its covers and shows us the loyalty of family (no matter what that family looks like)--look no further!  "Check it Out"
Genre
Picture Book - Animals
Rating
Author/Presenter
Ame Dyckman
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Title
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Review
My daughter loves to identify the foods in this book as well as there colors. She enjoys counting them as well. Her favorite part is when he turns into a beautiful butterfly!   "Check it Out"
Rating
Author/Presenter
Eric Carle