Our Summer Reading Challenge for 2020 — "Reading Takes You Places" — is winding down. But there's still time left to participate! Each minute you've read between June 15th and August 15th counts toward one point. Reach 1000 points and you'll qualify for prizes and receive a digital certificate!
READSquared is a new software the Library is using to track Summer Reading participation for all ages. It's super easy to sign up online at ohiocountylibrary.readsquared.com or download the READsquared app at the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Collect points for reading and completing activities. Log your minutes read to earn cool prizes! Download a 2020 OCPL Summer Reading booklet for full details on signing up.
We still have one week left in our online Summer Reading programs for kids. We've been all around the world this summer (Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antarctica, South America, and back) and this week we'll be heading back home. There is no place like home as we conclude our summer travels. Monday's Toddler Time featured story will be Zoo Borns: Zoo Babies from Around the World, by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland. Tuesday we'll have Story Time with Come Home Already! by Jory John. And on Thursday we'll have our final Summer Reading Special Activity reading the book Home by Carson Ellis and going on an Around Your House Scavenger Hunt!
Subscribe to our OCPL Kids! YouTube Channel, like our Facebook Page Ohio County Public Library Kid’s Page, or tune in to our Story Time Online: Reading Takes You Places web page to watch all of our previous programs as well as this week's upcoming Story Times, Toddler Times, and Special Summer Reading Activities. And remember, these programs count toward your child's READSqaured minutes! Don't forget to log them as you watch.
Our Summer Reading series for Adults — People's University Online: Around the World in Literature and Language — has come to an end. Thank you all who tuned in and asked our instructors very thoughtful and insightful questions. For those of you who missed these classes, it's not too late to view them. All the classes in this series are available on our People's University YouTube Channel, the People's U Facebook Page, or the People's U Online: Around the World in Lit & Langauge OCPL website page.
The Library's Summer Reading Finale for adults took place, Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 pm. Dr. David Javersak hosted our Summer Reading World Geography Bee featuring questions inspired, in part, by the Around the in Literature and Language World People’s University series. We want to thank all the participants - we had such a fun time! Watch the full competition online.
Surviving Round One and battling head-to-head in a live (virtual) broadcast studio, our 2020 Champions were: 1st place - Dave Rinn - $75 gift certificate to Later Alligator; 2nd Place - Becky Szabo - $50 gift certificate to Avenue Eats; and 3rd Place - Michael Borsuk - $25 gift certificate to Wheeling Brewing. Very impressive knowledge was displayed by all - especially by our third-place winner Michael who is only sixteen! Michael will be sharing his gift certificate with his parents who have been assured that Wheeling Brewing has a very fine food menu that is kid-friendly.
Our next People's Unversity Series: The Struggle of Women's Rights (Thursday nights at 6:30 pm starting August 20 and running through September 27) will also be online. Make sure to subscribe to our People's University YouTube Channel like People's U Facebook Page to receive notifications of upcoming classes.