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Summer Reading Club 2013 

Visit a Mahoning County public library near you or sign up online on or after June 1 to register for Summer Reading!


Dig Into Reading Juvenile

Children's Summer Reading: “Dig into Reading”

starOnline Juvenile Summer Reading Registration 

Receive a coupon for a FREE ice cream cone from Dairy Queen and a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher just for signing up!

For the first 4 hours read, you’ll receive a paperback book (choose from available titles).*

For the first 8 hours read, you’ll receive a library lunch bag* (pre - gr. 3) or a back pack* (gr. 4-6). You’ll also get one FREE admission ticket to OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.

For the first 12 hours read, you’ll earn a chance to win a LeapFrog Letter Factory or your choice of a magazine subscription (pre- gr. 3). Kids in grades 4-6 earn a chance to win an iPod Shuffle.

For 30 hours read, you’ll also qualify for an invitation to the “Bad Kitty Breakfast Bash,” a breakfast with Nick Bruel, author of the Bad Kitty books, to be held at Poland Library on July 30. This special breakfast bash, catered by Kravitz Deli, is only available to Summer Reading participants who complete their 30 hours by July 29. Don’t miss out!

Kickoff Event: Headline! Headline! Dig This! Bad Kitty for President

Vote Bad KittyNick BruelJoin the Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre and witness how elections really work in a program based on Nick Bruel’s entertaining book, “Bad Kitty for President.” Fun for the whole family. No reservations are needed.

Main, 10 a.m., Tues., June 18
Boardman, 2 p.m., Tues., June 18
Austintown, 10 a.m., Wed., June 19
Poland, 2 p.m., Wed., June 19

Meet NICK BRUEL, Author of the ‘BAD KITTY’ Books

Meet the creator of the popular Bad Kitty books and hear how he gets his ideas for Kitty’s adventures. Fun for the whole family. Don’t forget to finish your 30 hours of reading for an invitation to the Bad Kitty Breakfast Bash which will be held the morning of July 30.

Austintown, 2 p.m., Tues., July 30 (author presentation - free and open to the public)
Boardman, 7 p.m., Tues., July 30 (author presentation - free and open to the public)


 Baby Brilliant Dig Into Reading

Baby Brilliant Summer Reading Program for ages 0-2: “Dig into Reading”

starOnline Baby/Toddler Summer Reading Registration 

It’s never too early to read to your baby! Parents can learn early literacy techniques and little ones can earn a book, a Library insulated lunch bag, and a chance to win a subscription to Babybug magazine.


Beneath the Surface

Teen Summer Reading: Beneath the Surface

starOnline Teen Summer Reading Registration 

Register in person or online; visit us in person to receive a Scrappers game voucher and a coupon as well as an entry into a drawing for movie passes.

For 12 hours read – get an entry to win a Nook HD, a Kindle Fire HD, an iPod Nano, a PSP, or a gift card.

For 30 hours or more – get an entry to win an iPad mini, an iPod Touch or a Wii U!

Pandemonium Party!  – Party like a Downworlder at our MORTAL INSTRUMENTS-inspired extravaganza, based on the novels by Cassandra Clare. Enjoy food, crafts, games and music by a live DJ. Dress as your favorite supernatural being, and you might even win our costume contest! Door prizes will include passes for the upcoming movie, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” in theaters August 23. For teens in grades 7-12.
Poland, 6 p.m., Fri., Aug. 16


Groundbreaking Reads

Adult Summer Reading: Groundbreaking Reads

starOnline Adult/Family Summer Reading Registration 

For 12 Hours Read - receive a “Wild About Reading” Book Bag.

READ - books, magazines & eBooks.

LISTEN TO - Audio eBooks or books on CD. 


*while supplies last. 

Many generous donors help make the Library’s Summer Reading Club a success: Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley; Camelot Lanes;  Dairy Queen; Dollar General; Friends of PLYMC; Friends of the Library; Library Staff; Mahoning Valley Scrappers; OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology; Rotary Clubs of Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Youngstown; Ruth Bowers Fund for Youth Programs and Services; Sam’s Club; Skate Zone; Walmart of Austintown & Poland.

Find out what's happening at your favorite library this summer with these Branch Bookmarks:  


Happenings@Your Library - Summer Edition - pdf 


News releases featuring library programs: 

June Programs

July Programs

August Programs