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Summer Reading Club 2014

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


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Logon button-kidsChildren's Summer Reading: Fizz, Boom, Read

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. (while supplies last)

For the first 8 hours read, you’ll receive a beach ball (birth to age 8) or a light-up yo yo (ages 9-11). Kids ages 3 and up will 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 $25.00 gift card to Toys ‘r Us (birth to age 8).

Kids, ages 9-11, earn a chance to win an iPod shuffle. 

Read 30 hours and receive a special invitation to meet Jennifer Holm, author of books about Babymouse and Squish, when she visits on Aug. 1st.

Jennifer Holm authorMeet Jennifer Holm, author of “Our Only May Amelia,” books about Babymouse and Squish, and more. Don’t miss this great program.

Austintown, 11:30 a.m., Fri., Aug. 1
Boardman, 3 p.m., Fri., Aug. 1

And, kids who read 30 hours by July 26th will be invited to have breakfast with Jennifer!

>> visit the Library's Kidzone: http://www.libraryvisit.org/kidzone


Baby SR iconBaby Brilliant Summer Reading Program for ages 0-2: Fizz, Boom, Read  

It’s never too early to read to your baby!

Logon-babyParents can learn early literacy techniques and little ones can earn a book (choose from available titles - while supplies last), and a beach ball.

You’ll also be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card from Toys ‘r Us.


>> visit the Library's Kidzone:
 http://www.libraryvisit.org/kidzone


Teen SR iconTeen Summer Reading: Spark a Reaction  

At Registration – Register in person or online; visit us in person to receive a Scrappers game voucher and other coupons.

Logon-teenFor 12 hours read – get a paperback book of your choice.*

For 30 hours or more – get entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card and get an invitation to a special evening with Chris Yambar, author and graphic novelist.

READ – books, magazines, eBooks and graphic novels.

LISTEN TO – Audio eBooks or books on CD.

Chris Yambarteen badge buttonLearn from the Best! Chris Yambar - Love to draw?
Want to write your own graphic novel? Join Chris Yambar, regular contributor to the Simpson’s television show and author of the Mr. Beat books, for a two-day, hands on workshop and learn how this pop artist, publisher, and comics writer creates the unique art that has won him national acclaim. For teens and adults. Reservations are needed. Call 330.744.8636 or register online below.
Austintown, 2 p.m., Wed., Aug. 20 - register online
Austintown, 2 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 21
- register online

Spark a Reaction with Chris Yambar
Teens who read 30 hours by July 26 are invited to an ice cream party with Chris Yambar. Learn how writing and illustrating comic books go hand-in-hand.
Poland, 7 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 7

>> visit the Library's teen site: http://www.libraryvisit.org/teens


Adult SR iconAdult Summer Reading: Literary Elements 

At Registration – Register in person or online; visit us in person to receive a Scrappers game voucher.

adult badge buttonLogon-adultFor 12 hours read – get a pen/stylus* for use on your tablets and smart phones.

For 30 hours or more – get entered into a drawing for a Library mug.

For 100 hours or more – get entered into a drawing for an embroidered Library shirt.
 


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

 

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