Summer Reading at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Must register by 7/21/14
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
BD Children's Activity Room
Library
Boardman Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
You’ve probably seen different versions of H. G. Wells' best-selling classic “The War of the Worlds,” but how well do you know the book? First published in 1898, it has remained a best seller and inspired a number of films. Read the book if you can, and then join us to watch the film. Refreshments will be provided.
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the "young and restless," stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play! For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
TL Meeting Room
Library
Tri-Lakes Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
PO Children's Activity Room
Library
Poland Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join us for stories and fun for children of all ages. Parents are invited to join their children in this 30 minute program
Location
BD Meeting Room
Library
Boardman Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Take some old t-shirts and turn them into reusable shopping bags. For grades 5-12.
Location
TL Meeting Room
Library
Tri-Lakes Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Learn about Augmented Reality (AR) apps and how you can use them for: education, fun, and business. Every age, from toddler through adults, can use AR. Recommended for attendees to bring whatever iOS or Android devices they have for hands-on practice with AR. Register by calling 330.744.8636 or online at www.libraryvisit.org/programs
Location
Public Area
Library
Canfield Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join us for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the "young and restless," stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play! For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs or Rainbow Loom bracelets! Legos and Rainbow Loom materials will be provided. For kids, ages 6 and up.
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
A delicious new way to socialize with fellow food lovers. Sift through our flavorful array of cookbooks and mix with us at our monthly meetings where we will chat about new recipes, share ideas and discuss cookbooks! Bon Appétit! All ages welcome.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Learn about Augmented Reality (AR) apps and how you can use them for: education, fun, and business. Every age, from toddler through adults, can use AR. Recommended for attendees to bring whatever iOS or Android devices they have for hands-on practice with AR. Register by calling 330.744.8636 or online at www.libraryvisit.org/programs
Location
NP Large Meeting Room (A)
Library
Newport Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Become a scientific detective and discover the secrets of candy! We will dissolve, squash, and blow up candy. You might even get a piece of candy to eat. For school-age children.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
And why is he so upset? Find out when the Green Team and Green Youngstown read his story and make a Barbette Swartly or a Harvey Bender doll using reused folders. For kids of all ages.
Location
Public Area
Library
Springfield Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Blood Pressure Screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Boardman, 12:30 - 3 p.m., Mon., Aug. 4
Location
BD Meeting Room
Library
Boardman Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Hey, kids! Want to use an iPad? Hey, adults! Want to motivate your child to learn? Call 330.744.8636 and ask for a librarian at Main Library. We'll ask for the subject area you'd like to explore with your child and schedule you for a 30 minute or hour session with the Library's iPad. Registration and adult ID (valid license, state ID or library card) is required. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Appointments are available from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For kids from age four to those in sixth grade.

Location
Children's Area
Library
Main Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Discuss our book of the month, "Orphan Train", by Christina Baker Kline. Share your favorite books, and find out what new ones are being published.
Location
BD Meeting Room
Library
Boardman Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Wrap up summer in a big way with fun activities for children of all ages.
Location
Children's Activity Room
Library
Canfield Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the "young and restless," stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play! For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
TL Meeting Room
Library
Tri-Lakes Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join us as we experiment with music and the science of sound! For children in grades K-6.
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
PO Children's Activity Room
Library
Poland Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Become a scientific detective and discover the secrets of candy! We will dissolve, squash, and blow up candy. You might even get a piece of candy to eat. For school-age children.
Location
TL Meeting Room
Library
Tri-Lakes Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Wrap up summer in a big way with fun activities for children of all
ages!
Location
Public Area
Library
Greenford Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join us for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the "young and restless," stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play! For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
NP Large Meeting Room (A)
Library
Newport Library
11:15 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
PO Children's Activity Room
Library
Poland Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Wrap up summer in a big way with fun activities for children of all ages.
Location
Public Area
Library
Sebring Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
PO Children's Activity Room
Library
Poland Library
1:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Read a sizzling, red-hot history book lately? We would love to hear all the juicy details! Join us for informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Take a walk around the East Library and read a book while you enjoy the outdoors. Then come inside for an activity. Children of all ages.
This is a self-guided activity so children must be supervised by an adult while outside.
Location
Other
Library
East Library
6:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a morning with Mary Ellis, author of A Widow’s Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and many other best-selling Amish fiction books. Don’t miss this chance to meet this award winning author and hear how she draws inspiration for her stories. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
11:45 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
You'd be amazed at the wild & wacky things you can do with regular old household or store-bought stuff! Come join us for some hands-on science fun. For tweens and teens in grades 4 & up.
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Do you want pet a chinchilla? Hold a python? Touch a fox? Do you want to learn about animals? Join Outback Ray and his amazing animals, and you’ll do all this, and have fun, too. Fun for the whole family.
Location
EA Meeting Room
Library
East Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Wrap up summer reading at the library with stories and more fun for children of all ages.
Location
Public Area
Library
Springfield Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Explore the wacky world of puppets at the library's week long puppet camp. We will build and learn to work with a variety of puppets including sock, stick and glove puppets, masks, and more. On Friday we will host a 3:00 pm performance for the public featuring the puppets that the campers have built. Puppet camp will take place at the Poland Library, August 11-15 from 2:00-3:30 pm, for ages 10-17. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. To register, please call 330.744-8636 and ask for the Poland Library. Puppet Camp is being held in collaboration with Youngstown State University Theater Department.
Location
Other
Library
Poland Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Take some old t-shirts and turn them into reusable shopping bags. For grades 5-12.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the "young and restless," stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play! For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
TL Meeting Room
Library
Tri-Lakes Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids,ages 6 and up.
Location
TL Meeting Room
Library
Tri-Lakes Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a Movie Matinee. Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie! Children age 7 yrs & younger must be with an Adult. Movie will be rated PG-13 to G. For all ages
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Love books? Looking for a good read?
Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun! 6:00-7:00pm.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
If mindfulness is so important, why is it so hard to be aware of everything? We'll look at how our brains look at things.
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join us for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the "young and restless," stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play! For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
11:00 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
An outdoor program for tweens. Come dressed for water games and have fun tossing water balloons and playing beach ball volleyball. Share your favorite "beach read" over a freeze pop treat. Program held indoors if raining. For tweens in Grades 4-6.
Location
BD Meeting Room
Library
Boardman Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
2:30 PM
Description
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, ages 6 and up.
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Keyboard! Mouse! Cut and Paste! Saving! Emailing! And much More! Space limited to 3 so be the first to sign up! Call 330.744.8636 & ask for the branch by name.
For Adults
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
7:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
BD Children's Activity Room
Library
Boardman Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
NP Large Meeting Room (A)
Library
Newport Library
11:15 AM

Title
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
PARTY ON at our end of Summer Reading celebration!! Karaoke, games, snacks, and more. Bring the entire family!
Location
AU Meeting Room
Library
Austintown Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Whether you’re having your get-together at the pool, the backyard, the deck, the front porch, or the park, come to the Library Eats Book Club and we’ll talk about books with fabulous ideas for drinks, homemade ice creams, and finger foods.
Location
BD Meeting Room
Library
Boardman Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas, or "anything with yarn" project and learn from one another.
Adults and teens are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects.)
Location
BD Meeting Room
Library
Boardman Library
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
PARTY ON at our end of Summer Reading celebration!! Games, snacks, and more. Bring the entire family!
Location
TL Meeting Room
Library
Tri-Lakes Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description
PARTY ON at our end of Summer Reading celebration!! Games, snacks, and more. Bring the entire family!
Location
MN Large Meeting Room
Library
Main Library
7:30 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
BD Children's Activity Room
Library
Boardman Library
10:30 AM

If you have registered for a program before, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Important Messages

TO REGISTER AS AN ADULT:

1. Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled.

2. Click the button labeled "Click Here to Sign Up for Summer Reading!" (above).

3. A registration form will appear. Fill in all of the necessary fields. Then click Save.

4. Clicking "save" should complete the registration process (unless a mandatory field is blank or the password fields don't match). Once you are registered, you will automatically be logged in and taken to your Summer Reader Home Page.

5. From your Summer Reader Home Page, you will be able to manage your account, log minutes and check for prizes.

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TO ADD CHILDREN UNDER FAMILY REGISTRATION:

1. Register as an adult.

2. Make sure you are logged in.

3. Upon logging in, you will automatically be logged in and taken to your Summer Reader Home Page. On your Summer Reader Home Page, click the "Add Member" button (location: under Activity Center).

4. A pop-up window will appear. It will have a drop-down menu inside.

5. Select a program for your child from the drop-down menu.

6. In the pop-up, click Continue.

7. Fill out the registration form for your child. (Note: Last name, library card number, and telephone number will already be filled in, but change them as you see fit.)

8. You will be able to manage the accounts of your family members, log minutes and check for their prizes, while logged in to the adult (master) account.

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TO REGISTER AS A GROUP, PLEASE SEE A LIBRARIAN.

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ADULTS

REGISTER TO GET A PRIZE!

Then pick up your prize at any library.

REGISTRATION PRIZES:
(age 18+)

Voucher to Scrappers game*

INCENTIVES - SUMMER READING PRIZES FOR ADULTS:
(age 18+)

After 12 hours read... receive a stylus*

After 30 hours read... a chance to win a library mug*

After 100 hours read... a chance to win an embroidered library shirt*

Note: drawing will take place after August 17.

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CHILDREN (ADDED UNDER FAMILY REGISTRATION)

INCENTIVES - SUMMER READING PRIZES FOR CHILDREN:
(age 1 mo. - 17 years)

After 4 hours read... Choice of paperback book*

After 8 hours read... Beach ball* or yo-yo* (determined by age of participant)

After 30 hours read... Kids who read 30 hours by July 26th will be invited to breakfast with Jennifer Holm!

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CHILDREN (ADDED UNDER GROUP REGISTRATION)
To register as a group, see a librarian!

INCENTIVES - SUMMER READING PRIZES FOR CHILDREN:
(age 3 - 17 years)

Not eligible for coupons or registration giveaways.

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For a full list of incentives and prize drawing information for children and teens that are INDIVIDUALLY REGISTERED, please refer to the program tabs listed at the top of this page (i.e.: Babies/Toddlers, Youth, and Teen).

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*While supplies last.

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IMPORTANT: For additional information about Summer Reading, help accessing your account, and/or assistance with family registration, please see a librarian.

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