The Ohio County Public Library successfully kicked off the Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading Program on Thursday, May 26, 2022 with Wild World of Animals. Registration for children, young adults and adults was held in the library's classroom - with lines stretching down the hallway at times. Patrons were also able to register or reactivate library cards in the library. One parent commented on Facebook following the event, "...my kiddos are very excited to use their shiny new library cards!"
Prior to the Wild World of Animals show, the audience guessed some of the animals that they may get to see. Some of the guesses included an opossom, skunk, snake, raccoon and more. Children of all ages gathered as closely as permitted to see the fascinating animals from Wild World of Animals up close!
Some of the animals featured included a screaming hairy armadillo, barn owl, serval and many more. Children who guessed a skunk were surprised to see another black and white animal - the black and white ruffled lemur. A crowd favorite was a two-toed sloth who enjoyed eating some snacks while slowly looking at the crowd from the stage - upside down.
More exciting events are scheduled throughout June and July in conjunction with the Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading Program. All ages are encouraged to register and participate in the program.
The Ohio County Public Library is excited to announce that Oglebay is giving you the opportunity to win a great prize! Sign up for the Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading Program and you'll have the opportunity to win a family pack of All Day Activity Wristbands from Oglebay!
For more information on the Summer Reading Program or the contest, call the Ohio County Public Library at 304-232-0244.
In conjunction with the Ohio County Public Library's Summer Reading program, special weekly activities and programs have been scheduled throughout the summer for all ages to explore!
Makers Monday will be held in the library's Children's Department on Mondays during the Summer Reading Program from 2pm-8pm (excluding June 20th and July 4th, on which days the library will be closed.) Stop by on various dates for fun activities like BUILDING A TOWER USING STAWS AND APPLES, BUILD A FISH COMPASS, CREATE A RAINBOW FISH ORNAMENT, BUILD A BEE HOUSE, BUILD AN ORIGAMI PLANTER & MUCH MORE. Visit the Ohio County Public Library calendar for more details.
Thursday Fun Day will be held in our Children's Department on Thursdays during the Summer Reading Program from 2pm-3pm. Make a butterfly garden to take home, make a honeycomb candle, identify animal tracks and more! Visit the Ohio County Public Library calendar for more details!
YA Camp Crafts with Ellen will be held in our classroom June 16th and July 7th. On June 16th, YA patrons will be able to create their own custom tote bag to take home. On July 7th, YA patrons will be creating painted kindness rocks to take with them for their garden or neighborhood. Visit the Ohio County Public Library calendar for more details!
Summer Learning Fun on Thursday evenings is perfect for all ages. Sessions will be held in the OCPL Auditorium, except for June 30th at Wheeling Park. Sessions will feature a variety of speakers including Dan Caron: Monarchs & More, Windswept Farm: Beekeepers & Bees, Mick Brown: Falcons, Owls & Falconry. Visit the Ohio County Public Library calendar for more details!
Story Time, Toddler Time, Lunch with Books, Lego Club, a new People's University series and other regular programming also continue this summer at the Ohio County Public Library. There is truly something for everyone to discover at the Ohio County Public Library!
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