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Monday, July 23, 2012

Hot Programs at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Just because the Reading Rocks program is coming to a close in the next week doesn't mean there aren't fun things to do at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County.  Michael Schelle, social media specialist for the library, was kind enough to share several exciting opportunities for fun and learning that are still available!

Looking for free activities you can do with your kids this summer? The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is always a great place to go with the family, but here are a few special programs going on this summer that Moms will really love!
Spending, Saving, Sharing for Kids (Wednesday, July 25th at the Norwood Library)
It’s never too early to teach your children the importance of a piggy bank! Join the Library for a special storytime for kids (ages 3 to 6) that incorporates the basics of spending, saving and sharing into an interactive story. The event is free but seats are limited, so click the link above to register online (it takes just seconds).
Free Summer Lunch Program for Children (click the link and search keyword “lunch”)
Make sure your child gets a good lunch every day this summer! The Library is teaming up with Cincinnati Public Schools and the Freestore Foodbank to provide free lunches to kids ages one to 18, with no registration needed and no income requirements. With 14 branches participating, there’s sure to be a lunch near your family, including at the Groesbeck, Main, Sharonville, Madisonville and Deer Park libraries. Call 513-369-6900 for details and a full list of locations, or click here to visit our Event Calendar and search for keyword “lunch” to view all our lunch programs.

Children practice reading aloud to registered therapy dogs at Tales to Tails.
Reading independently can be hard for children to learn, especially if they feel self-conscious about their reading level. One of the Library’s more unique programs, Tales to Tails gives kids a chance to read aloud to a certified therapy dog at several branches across Cincinnati. These pets are natural listeners, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your child’s confidence rises! Tales to Tails goes on every Friday at the Main Library at 3:00 PM in the Children’s Learning Center, or click here to visit our Event Calendar and search for keyword “tails” to view programs at other branches.
Books Alive! For Kids®

 The Library is partnering again this summer with Learning Through Art, Inc. for a series of 10 performances of the award-winning Books Alive! For Kids®. This interactive program combines sight, sound and touch by presenting a book, engaging children in a performance, and providing a hands-on, “make-it-and-take-it” craft. The Books Alive! For Kids Summer Library Tour 2012 features “What A Wonderful World” by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele and illustrated by Ashley Bryan.

 This year, the series is performed in conjunction with the “What Children Believe” international art exhibition being hosted inside the Main Library Atrium. Take your children to a performance at a branch near you, then bring them downtown and show them the artwork of children around the world!
Artwork by Sorina Calinescu of Romania (age 11) is on display as part of the exhibit, “What Children Believe.”

It’s a hot summer in Cincinnati, but there’s always something cool (and free!) to do with your family at the Cincinnati Library. Save the date for any of these great programs, or simply grab your Red Cards and head down to your local branch for family fun anytime!

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1 comment:

Savings Angel said...

Nothing wrong with teaching the little ones on the value of a dollar. That is something they will be able to take with them throughout their life's journeys.