Register here  for the May Flowers program! Ages 0-6 accompanied by an adult.
We are on a storytime break until June 5th. But, don't forget to stop in Saturday, June 1st at 10:30 for our Summer Reading Kickoff Party with Pete the Cat!
Mini-hippies (0-2 years with caregivers): Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
Flower Children (2 and 3 years with caregivers): Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Paisleys (4-6 years): Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Peaceniks (7-10 years): Wednesdays, 2:00 PM
Hippies (11-18 years): Wednesdays, 2:00 PM
Find out what we're reading, listening to, and watching!
Ohio Books from the State Auditor Website: http://www.auditor.state.oh.us/publications/default.htm  - This page offers PDF versions of the Official Ohio Lands Book and Along the Ohio Trail. (The documents are at the very bottom of the page so be sure to scroll all the way down.)
Reading help: Is your beginning reader struggling? Try ReadingTeacher.com. 52 classic beginning reader books have been updated and made interactive. You will need sound enabled on your computer. You can sign up for free account here: http://www.readingteacher.com/ 
Free online lessons for anything and everything: http://www.khanacademy.org/ 
Choose one of the online databases below! An online database is much like an online book. It is a collection of information available via the internet. The information is accurate and up to date and as reliable as an encyclopedia or dictionary. The library purchases databases for patron usage.
CultureGrams  (Kids Edition) - Looking for information on a specific country? From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, get a kid's-eye view of daily life in countries around the world. Facts, photos, maps, recipes and more.
CultureGrams  (World Edition) - Didn't find what you were looking for on the kid's edition? Try the world edition that offers a more detailed look at many more countries throughout the world.
CultureGrams  (State Edition) - Is it time for those pesky "State Reports" again? Here you will find state maps, flags, mottos, statistics, climate, history, cultural notes, and more.
Mango  - Looking to learn a new language? Check out Mango! Foreign language courses and English language courses. Registration is FREE.
Searchasaurus  - Start with a broad topic and narrow it down using simple to follow clickable pictures. Find magazine articles, newspaper articles, photos, and more. In addition, search by Lexile level.
Kids Search - Newspaper articles, magazine articles, and more. Searchable by topic or keyword. Great "Teacher Resources" link that allows for more in depth searching through Academic Search Premiere, ERIC, and Professional Development Collection.
Student Resource Center - A great database for middle and high school students. Accurate and updated information about current events, careers, and much more!
World Book Early World of Learning  - Here you can play games, explore the world, and learn fun facts. Perfect for the earliest learners.
World Book Kids  - A great database to get started on a report. Just like the World Book encylopedias, but online and more easily updated and accurate. Find encyclopedia entries, games, coloring and more!
LearningExpress Library  - Register for free, then have access to testing materials from Preschool to Adult testing. Find help for elementary math, reading and writing. Practice GED exams and more!
Science Buddies  - This website is a great resource for science fair project ideas and experiments. Use their "Topic Selection Wizard"  to help you choose a project, then use the step-by-step guide to help you through the process.
What is Summer Reading Club?
Children sign up at the library and receive a booklet to keep track of their reading during the summer. After reading 40 books (or for 10 hours), your child(ren) will earn a prize, free food coupons, and a free book! This year children have 8 weeks to complete their reading records and turn them in. They may complete 2 reading records this summer for a chance to earn 2 prizes, 4 food coupons, and 2 free books.
Who can join?
Youth ages 0-18 can join the Youth Services Summer Reading Club.
When and where do you sign up?
Starting Saturday, June 1st at our kickoff party, children can register for the summer reading club. Stop in the library anytime after June 1st to pick up your reading record at the Youth Services Desk upstairs.
Why should your child read during the summer?
When children fail to read during the summer, they can return to school reading at a lower level than when they left. If your children keep reading all summer long, they can maintain their reading level...and chances are even improve their reading level. Also, it's fun! We don't require the kids to read from a particular list of books. We require kids to read books they like. Pleasure reading is very important at this age. Librarians are available to help you choose the right books for your children. We are here to help! Just stop at the desk and let us know what we can do for you and your family.