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Youth Summer Reading 2024 Print
Active ImageAnyone looking for fun and excitement this summer should visit the library.

The library will offer a multitude of programs, activities and prizes for children 12 and under during its Summer Reading event, "Adventure Begins at Your Library."

Registration for Summer Reading is underway. All children who register will receive a bag that includes reading logs, coupons, etc., and a library yard sign. And everyone who registers before June 1 is entered into a drawing to win one of four adventuresome prizes.

We also will host a kickoff party at 2 p.m., Friday, May 31, in which all participants can enjoy s'mores, crafts and other activities. This will be the first of eight Family Fun Fridays at the library during June and July with special programs scheduled featuring live animals, juggling, music, dancing, and more.

Children can earn prizes just for reading and filling out and returning their logs from June 1 through July 31.

The library also is hosting weekly storytimes through the end of July. See the schedule below.

May Calendar

June Calendar

July Calendar

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Amber Chaney at 937.783.3585.

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Teen Summer Reading 2024 Print
Active ImageTeens have several opportunities to win prizes this summer at the library just for reading — or completing a few fun activities.

All young adults ages 13 to 17 can pick up a registration folder for the Teen Summer Reading Program at the library. The folder contains all the information necessary to participate, plus some coupons.

The summer reading program runs June 1 through July 31 with a Teen Review Raffle and Adventure Bingo. For every hour teens read, they can submit a Teen Review for their choice of two prizes. The more you read, the better your chances of winning. The first prize drawing takes place June 29.

Teens also may complete five boxes on the Be Better Bingo board and submit it by July 31 to be entered in a drawing for one of two $50 Visa gift cards.

Each teen who turns in either a Teen Review or a Be Better Bingo form gets a drawstring sports bag with a collapsible frisbee and waterproof phone pouch. (Limit one per person.)

Please contact Adult Services Coordinator Amanda Johnson at 937.783.3585 with any questions.

Modern Homesteading Print
Active ImageThe library has lined up an exciting series of adult programs for 2024 on Modern Homesteading.

The third of our six-program series is Raised Bed Gardening with Kymisha Montgomery at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 23.

Montgomery is the Urban Agriculture Coordinator at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. The series also features upcoming programs on food preservation, beekeeping, and composting.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Adult Services Coordinator Amanda Johnson at 937.783.3585.

Adult Take-and-Make Print
Active ImageCelebrate the spring sunshine with this month's Take-and-Make, a Pony Bead Suncatcher.

Each Take-and-Make bag includes one mini pie pan and a bag of approximately 50 beads. You will need access to a grill, oven or toaster oven in which to melt the plastic beads and an oven mitt or spatula.

Just follow the detailed instructions to design your suncatcher and you will have a brighter window.

Visit the library and grab a free bag. These will be available through the month of May.

Brick Builders Print
Active ImageThe name has changed, but the chance to have fun and show off your creativity have not.

If you want to show off your Lego-building skills or if you just want to have fun building with your friends, the library is the place you want to be from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

The Brick Builders meet next May 30 in the meeting room.

Youth ages 5 and up are invited, but we do ask parents to accompany children 7 and under. Legos will be provided, although donations are welcome to help our collection grow. Donations may be dropped off any time at the front desk.

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Amber Chaney at 937.783.3585.

Booklovers Discussion Print
Active ImageThe Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 6, in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

June title:
Hornet Flight
by Ken Follett

In June 1944, with the war not going well for the British, the lives of three people on both sides of the English Channel — MI6 intelligence analyst Hermia Mount, Danish police detective and collaborator Peter Flemming, and young Harald Olufsen — intertwine as Harald makes a discovery that could change the course of the war, if he can get the information to England.
Breakfast/Lunch at the Library Print
Active ImageChildren and teens will be able to receive two free meals per day at the library this summer.

In addition to once again offering bagged lunches this year, we also will have bagged breakfasts available to anyone 18 and younger.

Children and/or their guardians may pick up lunch and/or breakfast each day or up to 7 meals per week at one time and take it with them.

The library is participating in the Summer Food Service Program through sponsorship with the Children's Hunger Alliance, the Ohio Department of Education, and the USDA.

The meals are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 3 through August 16.

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