2014 Summer Reading Program

2014's program theme is "Fizz Boom Read!" 

Running June 9 - July 30, 2013
Sign up begins June 2

The Summer Reading Club is open to all people using the Carnegie Public Library in East Liverpool. Club Members are generally school-aged youth or preschoolers.


A $2.00 donation is requested for each participant at sign



Club Privileges:
PROGRAMS are hosted every Wed. They will be held at the Salvation Army. The programs last one hour with guest librarians or special events & door prizes each week. See program listing for details. Pre-schoolers should be accompanied by school aged friends or family. Others may be left. Adults must be accompanied by children.

SCIENCE LAB will be held in the library community room every Thursday at 2 pm. Students age 7-up are welcome. Group size is limited so you must sign up to attend. Sign up after each program for the following week.

COUPON GAME is done in the children’s room. You pick up a paper with a question on it. Do the activity; hand in your answer. These go into a drawing to be held at the Wednesday programs.

MERIT POINTS are awarded to club members who attend programs, read, check out books and do activities this summer. Merit Points can be turned in for a grab bag of prizes beginning July 28th. Library staff will record program attendance, time read, activities completed and the number of times you checked out  books from the library. Numbers will be based on papers YOU fill out and return. 



Wednesday, June 11, 2 p.m.
Fizz Boom Read - Our summer Explodes with an exploration of Solids, Liquids, and Gases by our own Librarian Kim.

Wednesday, June 18, 2 p.m.
Grossology - We’ll be looking at the scientifically gross with Rachel from Wellsville

Wednesday, June 25,  2 p.m.
It’s Raining Fun this week as we take a peek at Weather with Carrie from Columbiana.

Wednesday, July 2, 2 p.m.
There’s No Place Like Space. We will be blasting off with Noreen from East Palestine.

Wednesday, July 9, 2 p.m.
Game Day - This is your chance to compete in games designed by our own staff. Come see what kind of games I’ve dug up this time. 

Wednesday, July 16,  2 p.m.
RockiN’ Robots - Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh will be bringing some robots for a rockin’ good time. Sponsored by the Elks Lodge #258.

Wednesday, July 23,  2 p.m.
All The Water in the World - Renae from Salem will washing away our boredom.

Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m.
Tales from a Mad Librarian - Lindsay from Leetonia will be taking us to the unexplored bookshelf of a Librarian’s Laboratory.


We are asking that you bring a non-perishable food item to any Wednesday program you attend. The Salvation Army is donating their space to us this summer and as a thank you, we would like to help them by donating food. The donation of food is not required to attend a program.

We are continuing our reading challenge for dedicated readers . We will be assigning a specific  chapter book each week and having a “readers only” meeting to talk about what we liked or didn’t about the book selected. We will also allow time to share other books worth reading. Students only - and oh yeah, did I mention the snacks?

Thursday, June 19 , 1 p.m.
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This book can be picked up June 10.
All other books will be passed out at the prior meeting.

Thursday, June 26, 1 p.m.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead 

Thursday, July 10, 1 p.m.
White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

Thursday, July 17,  1 p.m.
Flora and Ulysses by Kate Dicamillo


Enter a drawing for a weekly prize by answering the question on the coupon.  Ask for Details in the Children's Room.

*Stuffed Animal Contest
Thursday, June 12, 11 a.m.

Bring a stuffed animal to the library to try for a prize! Prizes will be awarded for the Coolest, Most Huggable, Most Colorful, Silliest, Scariest, Best Dressed, Most Loved, Most Cheerful, Biggest, Smallest animals registered, as well as, the Judges Choice.
Registration will begin at 11 am, and will end for the judging to start at noon. Prizes will be announced at 12:30 pm. One entry per child. Animals can be picked up immediately after publicity photos of the winners are taken.

*Toddler Time
For children birth to 36 months old. This is one half hour of nursery rhymes, songs and stories.
Program Times: Monday 6 pm or Tuesday 10 am
Sessions run six weeks June 2 - July 8.
Sign up begins May 27.

*Preschool Story Time
For children 3-6 years old. This is 45 minutes of stories, songs, and snack once weekly.
Story time: Monday 10 am or Thursday  6 pm
Sessions run six weeks June 2 - July 10.
Sign up begins May 27.

Thursday, 2 p.m.

Science Experiments will be led by library staff. Students age 7 - Up are welcome.
You must sign up to attend.
Sign up each week for the following week.
June 19 - July 24

*Pool Party 

at the Cartwright Pool/Thompson Park. A hot dog picnic is provided. Bring family and friends!

Cost: $1/person for Summer Reading Club Members and their guests.
Monday, July 21st
Time: 4-7 p.m.


Also Happening...

*Reading Rewards -
We are changing our record keeping again this year.  You will get prizes by reading and earning points.

     Reading Prizes: You can pick a prize or get a specific prize when you read 5 days, 15 days, 30 days, 35 days, and 45 days. Prizes can be picked up as soon as you complete a stage.

Rules and Opportunities 2014

Merit Points will be awarded based on papers YOU turn in.

READING LOG – 5 pts for each test tube/25 pts max – Pick up a Reading Log, color in bubbles for each day you have read. It counts the same if you are reading or someone reads to you. You can read LIBRARY books/ebooks/magazines/audio books, or books/ebooks/magazines/audio books from anywhere else. eBooks can be found at http://ohioebooks.org/kids (and there are no late fees). I would say a reading day is a day you have read 20 minutes or more. You decide based on YOUR child’s ability to sit still and reading skill if this is a good earmark at YOUR house.

CHECK OUT LIBRARY BOOKS – 25 pts/book return – Put your name, and phone number and age group (child, teen, or adult) on the back of your check out slip and turn it in for points. If you check out more than 10 books, you will get double the points.

ATTEND A LIBRARY PROGRAM – 10 pts/program – Any library program you attend, will gain you points. Attendance will be taken or door prize slips will account for attendance.

COUPON GAME – 5 pts/week – There is a different question to be answered in the children’s room each week. If you participate, whether your answer is right or wrong, you will get 5 points and be entered into a drawing for candy. Winners are drawn at the Wednesday programs.

INCENTIVE GAME – 50 pts/summer – Complete 8 of the activities on the sheet (you can pick these up at the library). You must color in the activities you did, put your name and phone number on the paper, have an adult initial/sign your paper, put it in the box at the library. You will only get points for this 1 time.

FIZZ BOOM READ FAMILY FUN PAGE – 5 pts each – Complete this page alone or as a family. Turn in the sheet with your name, phone number and have an adult initial/sign your paper. Put it in the box at the library.

SCIENCE LOG – 50 pts/summer – Complete this page alone or as a family. Do 8 of the activities on the sheet. You must color in the activities you did, put your name and phone number on the paper, have an adult initial/sign your paper, put it in the box at the library. You will only get points for paper 1 time.

POINT PRIZES – You can cash in your points for a grab bag beginning July 28th. 0-100 points earns you grab bag
#1. 100-500 points earns you grab bag
#2. 500+ points will get you a bonus prize to be determined later in the summer. 


Fizz, Boom, Read!
Let's experiment with reading fun in 2014.

Library Hours:
Monday AND Thursday 9a.m. - 7p.m.
Tuesday AND Wednesday 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Friday AND Saturday 9a.m. - 1p.m.

**We will again be asking for a $2 donation at the time of sign up. This money will be used entirely to defray the cost of the on going summer programming. Additional donations will be happily accepted. Arrangements will be made for those unable to afford the initial expense.