Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, June 08, 2012

Register for Summer Reading Program at Norwood Library

Guest blog by Megan Brandmaier

Get ready to rock and READ! The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County wants you to get with the beat this summer and jam with our 39th Annual Summer Reading Program! From June 1 to July 31, everyone—preschoolers, kids, teens, and grown-ups—is invited to join in the fun at a Library location near you.

Your family will flip for the prizes we have on the stage! Complete the First Level of the program to receive a book. Keep reading to earn more prizes! Readers of all ages are eligible for chances to win family four-packs to a Cincinnati Reds game or tickets for performances by the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra. Be the lucky winner of a random drawing at your Library location, and you could also win a grand prize! A grand prize will be awarded to one winner in all four age categories at each of our 41 locations. Preschoolers could win a LeapFrog Tag, kids and teens are eligible to win an iPod Touch and $25 Gold Star Gift Certificate, and adults can win a Sony e-Reader.

Our line up of programs will keep you and all of your family members reading until the stage lights fade. Save the dates for these programs you won’t want to miss at the Norwood Branch Library 4325 Montgomery Rd, 513-369-6037)!
·    Movers & Shakers every Weds. 10 am. (for ages 1-4)
·    Preschool Story Time every Weds. 11 am. (for ages 3-6)
·    Lego Club, the first Saturday of every month at 4 pm. (for ages 6-12)
·    Balloon Man Dan, Tues. June 5th at 1 pm. (for families)
·    Make a Rock Star Wrist Band, Thurs. June 7th at 2 pm (for teens)
·    Family Karaoke Night, Thurs. June 7th at 6 pm. (for all ages)
·    Honey Hill Farm Petting Zoo, Tues. June 12th at 2 pm. (for all ages)
·    Wii 1-2-3, Tues. June 19th at 1 pm and 2 pm for kids (ages 8-12) and 3 pm for teens.  (ages 12-18)
·    Olympic Games Brain Camp, Tues. June 26th at 1 pm. (ages 8-12)
·    Family Movie Day, Tues. July 2nd at 2 pm. (for families)
·    Arts and crafts camp, Tues. through Thurs. July 10-12 at 1 pm. (ages 6-12)
·    The Second Greatest Magician, Tues. July 17th at 2 pm. (all ages)
·    Make Your Own Recycled Paper, Tues. July 24th at 2 pm. (ages 6-12)
·    Dulcimer Society… Hear Appalachian Music and Try Out the Instruments!  Tues July 31 at 2 pm. (all ages)

Summer Reading has other great benefits for your family, too. Studies show that library summer reading programs can help prevent the loss of kids’ reading skills due to time away from school. Plus, by participating in Summer Reading along with your children, parents become reading role models. This is one of the best ways to get your kids excited about reading.   

Sign up as a family and log your hours online or print out a log and track your reading on paper.

It’s free, fun, and easy! Join the band today by clicking here to register online.

Happy reading this summer!

Megan Brandmaier
Children’s Librarian   
Norwood Branch Library