Summer Discovery

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Join in the Summer Discovery fun! Check out our Summer Happenings or view our Calendar of Events.

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

Receive a coupon for a Free Dairy Queen Cone just for signing up!

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

If you choose to do the Summer Discovery ACTIVITIES PROGRAM for Birth-Pre-K:
Complete 3 badges and select a FREE book*.
Complete 5 badges. Get your choice of a FREE book or a FREE incentive*. Little ones over the age of three will receive a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Technology. Plus, have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Toys “R” Us gift certificate.
Preschool Activities Book »

OR

If you choose to do the Summer Discovery 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 a FREE incentive*. Little ones over the age of three will receive a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Technology.
Read 30 books and have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Toys “R” Us gift certificate.
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

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!

If you choose to do the Summer Discovery ACTIVITIES PROGRAM for Grades K-3:
Complete 3 badges and select a FREE book*.
Complete 6 badges. Get your choice of a FREE book or a FREE incentive* and receive a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Technology. Plus, get an invitation to hear author/illustrator Rosemary Wells when she visits.
Complete 7 badges and have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Toys “R” Us gift certificate.
Complete 8 badges by July 21 and you will receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 28 with Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of the Max & Ruby books.
• Grades K-3 Activities Book »

OR

If you choose to do the Summer Discovery READING PROGRAM for Grades K-3:
Read 10 books and select a FREE book*.
Read 20 books. Get your choice of a FREE book or a FREE incentive* and receive a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Technology. Plus, get an invitation to hear author/illustrator Rosemary Wells when she visits.
Read 30 books by July 21 and you will receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 28 with Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of the Max & Ruby books. Plus, have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Toys “R” Us gift certificate.
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!

If you choose to do the Summer Discovery ACTIVITIES PROGRAM for Grades 4-6:
Complete 3 badges and select a FREE book*.
Complete 6 badges. Get your choice of a FREE book or a FREE incentive* and receive a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Technology. Plus, get an invitation to hear author/illustrator Rosemary Wells when she visits.
Complete 7 badges and have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
Complete 8 badges by July 21 and you will receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 28 with Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of the Max & Ruby books.
• Grades 4-6 Activities Book »

OR

If you choose to do the Summer Discovery READING PROGRAM for Grades 4-6:
Read 5 books and select a FREE book*.
Read 10 books. Get your choice of a FREE book or a FREE incentive* and receive a coupon for FREE admission to OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Technology. Plus, get an invitation to hear author/illustrator Rosemary Wells when she visits.
Read 15 books by July 21 and you will receive an invitation (good for one child and one adult) for breakfast on July 28 with Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of the Max & Ruby books. Plus, have your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Toys “R” Us gift certificate.
Grades 4-6 Reading Log – pdf »

Teens Summer Discovery: Grades 7-12

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At registration – get a Chik fil A coupon and a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher.
Read 5 books – get an incentive*.
Read 10 books – get your choice of a FREE book*.
Read 15 books – get your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

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 – get an incentive*.
Read 15 books – get your name entered into a prize drawing for a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

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 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 PLYMC – Walter David Baker Memorial, Friends of the Library – Austintown, Boardman, Poland Branch Libraries, Angeline Guerrieri, Library Staff, 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, Walmart

Rosemary Well’s appearance and author breakfast is co-sponsored by Home Savings & 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 Library – Austintown and Boardman Branch Libraries, Mahoning Valley Scrappers