Children’s summer reading fun continues at the library


By Anne Quinn - Head of Carnegie Children’s Services



More than 500 children have signed up to participate in Carnegie Library’s summer reading program.


We are five weeks into the summer reading program, and so far more than 500 children have signed up to participate. It’s not too late to sign up and partake in our summer of fun!

We have enjoyed field trips to the fire department, John Deere Equipment, Fayette County Museum and Midland Acres. Upcoming tours include the Deer Creek Dam, Kroger and another tour of the museum. We still have more than 30 programs left on our summer calendar!

We are offering “Tech Toys” to explore a 3D printer, Makey Makey, Cubelets, Snap Circuits, and Ozobots! The gadgets all sound a little strange, so all the more reason to explore and play with our cutting edge technology toys. We’ll show you how to use them, and anyone can reserve time to explore “tech toys” on their own at the library. Bring a friend and explore together. Make a reservation soon, as we return the toys July 6.

Children that finish the reading requirements for their age group will win coupons to Bob Evans, Dairy Queen, Frisch’s, Kroger, Ohio State Fair, Ohio State Parks, Magic Mountain, McDonald’s, Renaissance Fair, Rooster’s, Taco Bell, Tim Horton’s and Wendy’s. Our summer finale party will be at Roller Haven! We are very appreciative of all the businesses that provided tours or coupons for the children of Fayette County. A very special thank you goes to Wal-Mart Distribution Center for the $2,500 grant we were awarded. Sonja Seiler and Alice Craig, members of Altrusa, have also been extraordinarily generous to the Children’s Department. We could not have provided the extensive schedule of programs without this assistance. Thank you! Thank you!

Every Friday we are giving away prizes from King’s Island, The Columbus and Cincinnati Children’s Theatre, the YMCA, Galaxy Golf, the Cincinnati Zoo, Columbus Crew, the Ohio State Fair and many more! Drop in weekly and fill our fish bowl with an entry form, one per child.

To wind up the summer fun, don’t miss “Magic on the Prairie” a program the library is co-sponsoring with Fayette Soil & Water and the Fayette YMCA. It will be held, Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a magical game of Quidditch on the grounds of the Y, and explore the prairie running alongside Paint Creek. There will be a magician for the kids, a scavenger hunt on the prairie, a singer/storyteller, archery and many more activities!

There is still plenty of time to read great books, complete reading requirements and participate in our programs! Check out our website, www.cplwcho.org, or stop by the library and pick up a newsletter!

More than 500 children have signed up to participate in Carnegie Library’s summer reading program.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_tech-toys.jpgMore than 500 children have signed up to participate in Carnegie Library’s summer reading program.

By Anne Quinn

Head of Carnegie Children’s Services

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