We're getting ready to go Off the Beaten Path at OCPL for our Summer Reading Program! Until our Summer Reading Kickoff on May 26th, Lunch With Books, Story Time, Toddler Time and other great programs are available for all ages! Stop by the library to pick up a calendar or click here for a downloadable version of the May 2022 OCPL programming calendar.
Story Time programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, songs, crafts, and other fun activities. Library Story Time incorporates the early literacy skills that children must master before they can learn to read. Story Times are designed for children 3-5 years old, though all ages are welcome. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes and caregivers are asked to participate with their children.
Based on the "Mother Goose on the Loose" program, Toddler Time is a fun-filled thirty-minute interactive program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. It is a proven method for planning and presenting programs that focus on the whole child. The "Mother Goose on the Loose" program helps children develop skills for success in a classroom. MGOL gives children opportunities to practice turn-taking, direction following, paying attention, and showing appreciation to others. The age-appropriate listening, moving, and singing that takes place in MGOL exercises fine and gross motor skills, fosters speech development, keeps children’s interest for an extended period of time, gives children opportunities to make scientific observations regarding cause and effect, and provides a joyful introduction to the world of books and reading.
This fall, the Ohio County Public Library Children’s Department has planned Toddler Times and Story Times both in-person at the Ohio County Public Library and virtually for those who can't make it to the Library. The programs will be broadcast live on the Library's Facebook page and the OCPL Kids YouTube channel. Toddler Time videos can be watched live on Mondays at 10:30. Story Time videos can be watched live on Tuesdays at 10. Recordings of our prior broadcasts can be viewed anytime on the Library's Story Time Online page.
LUNCH WITH BOOKS:
Lunch with Books is the library's flagship program for adult patrons. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy presentations by authors, poets, historians, musicians, and a variety of other people. Complimentary beverages are provided. Programs start at noon in the Library auditorium every Tuesday. For those who are unable to attend our programs in-person we will continue to offer our live-streamed broadcasts on YouTube and Facebook and recordings of past live-streamed videos can always be accessed on the Lunch With Books Livestream page.
The purpose of Ohio County Public Library-sponsored programs is to provide education, information, and entertainment for library patrons. The Library reserves the right to exercise sole discretion in selecting and inviting presenters for its programs. In selecting presenters, the Library does not discriminate on account of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, religion, ancestry or national origin, and the views expressed by presenters of Library-sponsored programs, or by any person in attendance at the programs, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Library, its staff, and/or its representatives.