Wednesday, June 20 - Wednesday, July 25

Pick up a reading log & sign up for events beginning Monday, June 11

**For ages up to 12**

Week 1    
Wednesday, June 20 11 AM Storyteller Lindsay Bonilla
Thursday, June 21 1 PM Crafts with Mrs. Selak
Friday, June 22 1 PM Akron ZooMobile


Week 2    
Monday, June 25 1 PM Girard High School Robotics
Tuesday, June 26 1 PM Fly So High with Cleveland author Lauren Burnett
Wednesday, June 27 11 AM  Storyteller Jocelyn Dabney
Thursday, June 28 1 PM Crafts with Mrs. Selak
Friday, June 29 1 PM Rocks & Minerals with YSU professor Dr. Jeffrey Dick


**There are no programs during the week of the Fourth of July.**


Week 3    
Monday, July 9 1 PM Magic & juggling with Drip E. Faucet
Tuesday, July 10 1 PM Dancing with Kathy Kovell & Friends
Wednesday, July 11 10 AM   Pony Rides
Thursday, July 12 1 PM Crafts with Mrs. Selak
Friday, July 13 1 PM Art with Jan Stevens


Week 4    
Monday, July 16 2 PM Kent State Summer Stock performs The Frog Prince
Monday, July 16 6:30-7:30 PM   Read to a Dog with Pawz for People
Tuesday, July 17 1 PM Trumbull County Soil & Water Conservation
Wednesday, July 18 11 AM OH WOW! Science & Technology
Thursday, July 19 1 PM Crafts with Mrs. Selak
Friday, July 20 1 PM Build a Chemical Rock Garden
**Friday, July 20   Last day to turn in reading log**


Finale Week    
Monday, July 23 6:30-7:30 PM  Read to Somebunny with Bunnies in Basket therapy bunnies
Wednesday, July 25 6:30 PM Awards & Ice Cream Social



We have a wide variety of items especially for kids: board books, picture books, readers, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, and talking books.  Stay and play with our coloring pages, puzzles, Legos, and puppets and puppet stage. Also, don't worry if you forget a pencil, eraser, ruler or other supplies when you come to the library; homework help supplies are available.

Library Cards: We encourage all children 6 and over to get a library card. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when applying for a card. The parent must sign the registration card and provide valid identification. Children 12 and over do not need to be accompanied by a parent to get a library card. Responsibility for any items checked out ultimately lies with the parent or legal guardian of any minor under the age of 18.

Your library card must be presented every time items are checked out. If a library card is lost, there is a $1.00 replacement fee. Please report a lost or stolen library card to the Circulation Staff as soon as you become aware that it is missing to prevent use of your card by an unauthorized person. We strongly recommend not allowing others to use your library card--you are responsible for any overdue fines or replacement costs they incur while using your card. 

Loan Periods: Books and most other items have a 14-day loan period. DVDs and video games have a 7-day loan period. Any 14-day items may be renewed, unless another library patron has placed a hold on the item. Renewals can be made online, by phone, or in person. 

Videos, DVDs, PlayStation, XBOX and Wii games, E-books may not be checked out by anyone under the age of 18, and may not be renewed.

Fines: Fines are $.10 per day per item for all children's materials except DVDs.  Fines on all other non-children's items are also $.10 per day per item.

Unattended children: Children are encouraged to visit the library, however, it is library policy that children under six years of age be accompanied by an adult or designated responsible person.



Children's Summer Reading Program sign-up begins Monday, June 11!



May 2018

Themes for Storytimes:

Week of Apr. 30 -- Plant a seed.  Read!

Week of May 7 -- Mama Love

Week of May 14 -- Fitness Fun

Week of May 21 -- Turtle Time

**Summer Storytime break begins Monday, May 28; the regular schedule will resume in September.**



  • Familytime: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Stories involving the entire family. Also may include music and crafts


  • Preschool: Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and an adult caregiver enjoy stories, music, and movements that will introduce them to the joy of reading time.

  • Babytime:  First and Third Fridays of each month at  11:00 am. A special sharing time for infants and their adult caregivers to experience early sights and sounds found in books. 


Early Literacy  

Early Literacy concerns what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. The following links include websites with fun activities and facts about early literacy. You will find some pre-reading skills that your child can start learning from birth. Help your child become interested in and enjoy books and the library!

Ready At Five. Tip sheets and activity calendar for parents to support early literacy.

Ready *Set* Read Activities. Explains what behaviors to expect from children (birth to age 5), how they learn, what children learn about language, and activities to enjoy with children at each age-level.

Reading Is Fundamental Ways for parents to build a child's early literacy skills. Good section on choosing good books, reading aloud and language-rich homes.