Summer Discovery

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Kids: Complete Program by July 22 and Register for Breakfast Featuring Marc Brown, Author of the “Arthur’ Books (click to learn more)

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SUMMER DISCOVERY: MAY 1 – JULY 31

Summer Discovery for the Family

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Parents: Kids this summer can either complete activities or read books to earn prizes. The choice is yours! Whether they read or do learning activities, they will be able to earn books, prizes, and a chance for a gift card.

Preschool Summer Discovery: Birth to Pre-K

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ACTIVITIES PROGRAM for Birth-Pre-K:
Earn 3 badges and select a FREE book*.
Earn 5 badges and choose a FREE book* or an inflatable guitar*. You also earn a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.
(Kids under age 2 and under get in free!)
Earn 8 badges and have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate. Earn 8 badges by July 22 and receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 27 with Marc Brown, author & illustrator of the Arthur books.
Preschool Activities Book »

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READING PROGRAM for Birth-Pre-K:
Read 10 books and select a FREE book*.
Read 20 books. Get your choice of a FREE book or an inflatable guitar*. You also earn a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Technology. (kids ages 2 and under get in free!)
Read 30 books and have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate. Read & log 30 books by July 22 and receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 27 with Marc Brown, author & illustrator of the Arthur books.
Preschool Reading Log – pdf »

Group Summer Discovery

Summer camp and daycare leaders/directors can sign up groups of kids. Ask for more information by calling 330-744-8636.

Kids Summer Discovery: For Grades K-3

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Complete activities or read books to earn prizes. The choice is yours!

ACTIVITIES PROGRAM for Grades K-3:
Earn 3 badges and select a FREE book*.
Earn 5 badges and choose a FREE book* or an inflatable guitar*. You also earn a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.
Earn 8 badges and have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate. Earn 8 badges by July 22 and receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 27 with Marc Brown, author & illustrator of the Arthur books.
• Grades K-3 Activities Book »

OR

READING PROGRAM for Grades K-3:
Read 10 books and select a FREE book*.
Read 20 books and get your choice of a FREE book* or an inflatable guitar.* You also earn a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.
Read 30 books and have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate. Read & log 30 books by July 22 and receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 27 with Marc Brown, author & illustrator of the Arthur books.
Grades K-3 Reading Log – pdf »

Kids Summer Discovery: For Grades 4-6

Receive a coupon for a Free Dairy Queen Cone, and a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher just for signing up!

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Complete activities or read books to earn prizes. The choice is yours!

ACTIVITIES PROGRAM for Grades 4-6:
Earn 3 badges and select a FREE book*.
Earn 5 badges and choose a FREE book* or an inflatable guitar*. You also earn a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.
Earn 8 badges and have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate. Earn 8 badges by July 22 and receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 27 with Marc Brown, author & illustrator of the Arthur books.
• Grades 4-6 Activities Book »

OR

READING PROGRAM for Grades 4-6:
Read 10 books and select a FREE book*.
Read 20 books and get your choice of a FREE book* or an inflatable guitar.* You also earn a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.
Read 30 books and have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate. Read & log 30 books by July 22 and receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 27 with Marc Brown, author & illustrator of the Arthur books.
Grades 4-6 Reading Log – pdf »

Teens Summer Discovery: Grades 7-12

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At registration – get a Chick fil A coupon and a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher.
Read 5 books – earn a 5 in 1 USB charger cable*
Read 10 books – earn a book of your choice*
Read 15 books and you will earn a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card*

Teen Reading Log – pdf »

Adult Summer Discovery: Age 18 & over

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At registration – get a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher.
Read 5 books and receive a 5 in 1 USB charger cable*.
Read 15 books and you will earn a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.*

Adult Reading Log – pdf »

*Choose from available titles or prizes. While supplies last.

Thank you to these generous donors for helping to make Summer Discovery 2018 a success!

Thank you to these generous Juvenile Summer Discovery sponsors:
Camelot Lanes, Chuck E. Cheese, Dairy Queen, Dollar General, Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Friends of the Library – Austintown, Boardman, Poland Branch Libraries, Angeline Guerrieri, Jon & Adrienne Howell, The Kennedy Family Fund and First Place Community Fund – component funds of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Mahoning Valley Scrapper, 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

Marc Brown’s appearance and author breakfast is sponsored by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Thank you to these generous Teen Summer Discovery sponsors:
Camelot Lanes, Chick-fil-A, Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Friends of the Library – Austintown, Boardman and Poland Branch Libraries, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Skate Zone

Thank you to these generous Adult Summer Discovery sponsors:
Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Friends of the Library – Austintown and Boardman Branch Libraries, Mahoning Valley Scrappers