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Summer Reading Club

On Your Mark, Get Set... Read! - Sports is our theme in 2016 - Summer Reading Club is for all library users. We will have Story Time, Toddler Time, Fit Club, Guest Story Tellers, Book Discussion Group, take home activities, and reading
incentives for school aged guests. Teens and Adults have separate programs and incentives. Information and full event schedules will be available after May 15th.
SIGN UP STARTS June 1st and continues through July 2016
A $2.00 donation is requested for each child.

GENERAL INFORMATION 2016 (The current year will be updated in mid-May.)
Running June 1 - July 27, 2016
Sign up begins June 1
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.
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.
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.
SPORT SCIENCE will be held in the library community room every Thursday at 2 p.m. Students age 7 and up are welcome. Group size is limited so you must sign up to attend. Sign up after each program for the following week.
MERIT POINTS are awarded to club members who attend programs, read, check out books and do activities this summer. Merit Points will earn you tickets for a chance to win a prize basket. 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.
LAST DAY TO EARN MERIT POINTS IS JULY 23. Tickets for the prize basket will be given throughout the summer Kim will do her best to ensure that everyone receives the appropriate number of tickets.

Wednesday, June 8                                             2 p.m.
Grand Slam Science - Presented by Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by the Elks Lodge.

Wednesday, June 15                                           2 p.m.
The Athletic Flip-Side - Wellsvill's Rachel will be showing us how the non-athlete lives.

Wednesday, June 22                                           2 p.m.
Force, Fiction and Fun - Is what we can expect from Renae as she arrives from Salem.

Wednesday, June 29                                              2 p.m.
The Race Is On...To Read - Carrie from Columbiana will be sharing a marathon of fun.

Wednesday, July 6                                               2 p.m.
Making Waves @ Your Library - Let's explore water sports with Noreen from East Palestine.

Wednesday, July 13                                            2 p.m.
Stretch Your Mind - Read  - Angela from Lisbon wil be the fitness instructor for our mind and body.

Wednesday, July 20                                            2 p.m.
Read for the Win - Everybody is a winner with Lindsay from Leetonia.

Wednesday, July 27                                            2 p.m.
Moved to Read - Miss Kim will be keeping you moving - stretching your mind and body with stories and songs.


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 through the summer. We will be reading a specific chapter book for each week and have 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 16     1 p.m.
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
This book can be picked up June 6. All other books will be passed out at the prior meeting.

Thursday, June 23      1 p.m.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Thursday, July 7     1 p.m.
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton

Thursday, July 14     1 p.m.
The Only Game by Mike Lupica


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 9, 11a.m.

Bring a stuffed animal to the library to try for a prize! Prizes will be awarded for the Hairiest, Coolest Sound, Most Huggable, Most Colorful, Scariest, Best Dressed, Most Loved, Sportiest, Biggest, Smallest animals registered, as well as, the Judges Choice. Prizes are awarded based on the judges' conception of these categories.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and will end for the judging to start at Noon. Prizes will be announced at 12:30 p.m. One entry per child. Animals can be picked up immediately after the publicity photos of the winners are taken.

*Toddler Time
For children birth to 36 months. Introduces toddlers and one care giver to the joys of language with one half hour of nursery rhymes, songs, and stories once weekly for six weeks.
Program Times: Tuesday 10 a.m. or Thursday at 6 p.m.
Sessions begin June 7&9 - June 28 & 30
Sign up begins May 31
*Preschool Story Time
For children 3-6 years old. This is 45 minutes of stories, songs, and craft once weekly for 6 weeks. Children who are comfortable may be left in the room alone.

Story time: Monday 6 p.m. or Tuesday 11 a.m.
Sessions run June 6 & 7,- June 27 & 28
Sign up begins May 31.

*Family Game Day    July 2
Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bring your whole family for Library Game Day. We will be playing traditional library games, adding some family fitness challenges, 9 holes of miniature golf, and some surprising twists. Cost is $1 for each player.
*Pool Party 
- at the Cartwright Pool/Thompson Park. A hot dog picnic is provided. Bring family and friends!
Cost: TBA
Date: TBA
Time: 4-7 p.m.

*Reading Rewards
Pick A Prize - You can choose a prize from the left over prize bin when you read 5 days and every 5 days you read after that. At 25+ days you get additional prizes when you read 5 days.


*Science of Sports  —Thursday 2 p.m.
June 16 - July 21
We will be studying the science behind sports.  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.

*Merit Point Prize Basket July 27
Merit Points will earn you tickets this year. Each ticket will go into a drawing for a prize basket at the end of the summer. One prize will be awarded on July 29th.​

GRAND PRIZE –Collecting points will earn you prizes as you go. They will also earn you tickets to put in a drawing for the GRAND PRIZE.  One grand prize drawing winner will be selected at the library program on July 29th.

JULY 23 – This is the last day to turn in papers for points. 


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.