Wednesday, May 11, 2016

5 Exciting Things About the Oldham County Library Summer Reading Program

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Summer is just a few short weeks away! Kick it off with the Oldham County Public Library Summer Reading Program!

1. The Kick-Off Party!
Enjoy the fun-filled celebration on Saturday, June 4th 12-3pm at the Main library in LaGrange!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, have fun interacting with the animals from Honey Hill Petting Zoo, listen to music, cool off with a sno-cone, play games and more! 
The Mahan Branch in Goshen is also celebrating on Monday, June 6th 4-6pm with face painting, food, crafts and a prize!

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2. The Learning Experiences!
Our librarians sure know how to make reading and learning super fun!  They have a schedule jam-packed with different activities.  Summer readers are called "Adventure Bots" this year to go along with the program's "Gamer" theme.  Adventure Bots can sign up for some hands-on learning, stories and more.  Adventure Bots Level One is ages 6-9 and Level Two is ages 9-12.  There is also a Little Bots Story Time for children ages 3-6 and Toddler Time for ages 2 and under.
*Special tip for families: sign ups are required for some of these programs and they usually open one week prior to each class.  Check the website early in the morning or watch Facebook!

3. The Special Guests!
Expect to see popular guests return like Madcap Puppets and Silly Safaris.  There are some new guests too - we won't give too much away, but expect to get wet and expect to be amazed by some cool tricks!  *Special tip for families: Some of these shows are first come, first serve, so make sure you watch the schedule and arrive early!

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Not only is reading beneficial for development and continuous learning over the summer break, but the kids get rewarded for their effort!  Each reader that completes the program will be entered to win an I-pad mini and also receive a packet full of great coupons and freebies from around the area.  Some businesses include Hometown Pizza, The Kentucky Science Center, MegaQuest and Dairy Queen!
NEW: Celebrate some more at the pool parties at the Oldham County Aquatic Center!  Pool parties are scheduled this summer by elementary schools for July 25th, July 27th & August 1st.  Make sure you get a pass for your pool party date!  (The parties, of course, include preschool, homeschool, private and nearby county schools, too.)

5. More and More Fun!
We love that the program includes evening and drop-in activities with such things as crafts, legos and "Starry Time" (or family story time).  Everyone loves a good indoor movie when it's just too hot or gloomy outside.  The library has some great films lined up!  Also, look for info on some other cool story times lined up in the area - again, we don't want to give too much away before the kick-off party!  *Special tip for families: get comfy during the movie!  Bring some blankets, pillows and snacks.  Enjoy that time together!

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  1. Great info! As new Oldham County residents, we look forward to participating.

    1. Welcome to OC! The librarians do a fantastic job!