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Story Time Online: Reading Takes You Places


OCPL Summer Reading Program 2020 - Reading Takes You PlacesWhere do you want to go this summer? Reading takes you everywhere!

Join our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge - "Reading Takes You Places" - and read, explore, and discover amazing places both near and far. Each minute you read between now and August 15th will count as one mile. We'll be keeping track of countries visited in books and miles (in minutes) read through an online platform. Want to participate? It's easy!

Starting June 15, 2020 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 points to earn cool prizes!

We will also be posting Toddler Time, Story Time, and Special Kids Programs each week. Additional Story Times will be posted on our regular Story Time Online page

Follow our Ohio County Public Library Kid's Facebook Page for additional video programs and news updates. 


Thursday  |  August 6, 2020 at noon
Summer Reading Special Activity: Week Nine: Welcome Home!
Special Activity: We will read Home by Carson Ellis and do an "Around Your House" Scavenger Hunt!

Tuesday  | August 11, 2020 at 10:00 am 
STORY TIME ONLINE: Week Nine: Welcome Home! 
There is no place like home as we conclude our summer travels.
Story Time featured story: Come Home Already, by Jory John, illustrated by Benji Davies.

Monday  |  August 10, 2020 at 10:30 am 
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Week Nine: Welcome Home!
There is no place like home as we conclude our summer travels.
Toddler Time featured story: Zoo Borns: Zoo Babies from Around the World, by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland. 

Thursday  |  August 6, 2020 at noon
Summer Reading Special Activity: Week Eight: Reading Takes You Through North America!
Let’s explore our own continent of North America.
Special Activity: We will read Pictures From Our Vacation by Lynne Rae Perkins and make a graphic novel/ comic strip of a special memory.

Supply List:
Paper (folded); pencil

Tuesday  | August 4, 2020 at 10:00 am 
STORY TIME ONLINE: Week Eight: Reading Takes You Through North America!
Let’s explore our own continent of North America.
Story Time featured story: Scout Moore, Junior Ranger - Yellowstone, written by Theresa Howell with illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler.

Monday  |  August 3, 2020 at 10:30 am 
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Week Eight: Reading Takes You to North America!
Let’s explore our continent of North America.
Toddler Time featured story: Out on the Prairie by Donna M. Bateman; illustrated by Susan Swan.

Thursday  |  July 30, 2020 at noon
Summer Reading Special Activity: Week Seven: Hop on board as we sail away to South America!
Special Activity: We will experience the rainforest as we make a rain stick and read The Great Kapok Tree: a tale of the Amazon rain forest, by Lynne Cherry.

Supply List:
Paper towel tube or 2 toilet paper tubes taped together, aluminum foil, rice or dried beans or popcorn seed, paper or markers to decorate the outside, and tape.

Tuesday  |  July 28, 2020 at 10:00 am 
STORY TIME ONLINE: Week Seven: Reading Takes You to South America!
Hop on board as we sail away to South America.
Story Time featured story:  Love and Roast Chicken: a trickster tale from the Andes Mountains by Barbara Knutson.

Monday  |  July 27, 2020 at 10:30 am 
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Week Seven: Reading Takes You to South America!
Hop on board as we sail away to South America.
Toddler Time featured story: Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino with pictures by Steven Kellogg.

Thursday  |  July 23, 2020 at noon
Summer Reading Special Activity: Week Six: Reading Takes You to Africa!
Special Activity: Learn about African folklore as we read Anansi The Spider by Gerald McDermott and make a spider web craft.

Supply List:
2 sticks; yarn

Tuesday  |  July 21, 2020 at 10:00 am 
STORY TIME ONLINE: Week Six: Reading Takes You to Africa!
Let’s go on a safari through the amazing continent of Africa! 
Story Time featured story:  Caldecott winner Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema.

Monday  |  July 20, 2020 at 10:30 am 
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Week Six: Reading Takes You to Africa!
Let’s go on a safari through the amazing continent of Africa! 
Toddler Time featured story: Papa, Do You Love Me? written by Barbara Joose with illustrations by Barbara Lavallee.

Thursday  |  July 16, 2020 at noon
Summer Reading Special Activity: Week Five: Reading Takes You to Antarctica!
Special Activity: How do the animals here stay warm? We will find out as we read Penguins Don’t Wear Sweaters by Marikka Tamura and complete a hands-on activity to learn how animals beat the cold.

Supply List:
2 ziplock bags (quart size) or a pair of rubber gloves; Crisco or other type of shortening; Bowl; Water; Ice cubes

Tuesday  |  July 14, 2020 at 10:00 am 
STORY TIME ONLINE: Week Five: Getting chilly in Antarctica!
Things are going to be cool this week as we travel to Antarctica! 
Story Time featured story:  Penguins, Penguins Everywhere by Bob Barner.

Monday  |  July 13, 2020 at 10:30 am 
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Week Five: Reading Takes You to Cool Places!
Things are going to be cool this week as we travel to Antarctica! 
Toddler Time featured story: Peter Loves Penguin by David McPhail.

Thursday  |  July 9, 2020 at noon
Summer Reading Special Activity: Week Four: Reading Takes You to Australia!
Special Activity: Join us as we journey across Australia in the story Possum Magic by Mem Fox and make aboriginal clapping sticks.

Supply List:
Two Rulers or Paint Sticks or Popsicle Sticks; Paint

Tuesday  |  July 7, 2020 at 10:00 am 
STORY TIME ONLINE: Week Four: Reading Takes You Down Under!
We are off to the smallest continent, Australia!
Story Time featured story: The Biggest Frog in Australia by Susan L. Roth

Monday  |  July 6, 2020 at 10:30 am 
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Week Four: Reading Takes You Down Under!
We are off to the smallest continent, Australia!
Toddler Time featured story: Pouch! by David Ezra Stein.

Thursday  |  July 2, 2020 at noon
Summer Reading Special Activity: Week Three: Reading Takes You to Asia!
Special Activity: Join us today as we read A Carp for Kimiko by Virginia L. Kroll and make our own koi fish kite.

Supply List:
Toilet Paper Tube, Hole Punch, String, Streamers, Glue, Scissors

Tuesday  |  June 30, 2020 at 10:00 am 
STORY TIME ONLINE: Week Three: Reading Takes You to Asia!
Now, we are on to the huge continent of Asia. This week we will see the wonders of China and Japan.
Story Time featured story: The Beckoning Cat by Koko Nishizuka; illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger

Monday  |  June 22, 2020 at 10:30 am 
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Week Three: Reading Takes You to Asia!
Now, we are on to the huge continent of Asia. This week we will see the wonders of China and Japan.
Toddler Time featured story: Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle

Thursday  |  June 25, 2020 at noon
Summer Reading Special Activity: Week Two: Reading Takes You to Europe!
Special Activity:  We will build a replica of the Eiffel Tower and read Gustave Eiffel’s Spectacular Idea.

Supply List:
Newspaper, Stapler, Tape

Tuesday  |  June 23, 2020 at 10:00 am 
STORY TIME ONLINE: Week Two: Reading Takes You to Europe!
What will we discover on our tour of Europe? We will visit Italy, France, Spain, England, the Netherlands, and Germany and we won’t even need a passport!
Story Time featured story: City Cat by Kate Banks

Monday  |  June 22, 2020 at 10:30 am 
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Week 2: Reading Takes You to Europe!
What will we discover on our tour of Europe? We will visit Italy, France, Spain, England, the Netherlands, and Germany and we won’t even need a passport!
Toddler Time featured story: Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees by A.A. Milne

Thursday  |  June 18, 2020 at noon
SPECIAL ACTIVITY ONLINE: Reading Takes You Places - The Adventure Begins

Are you ready to travel the world without leaving your home? This week we will set out on our adventure. 
Special Activity: We will make a rubber band car and read Wherever You Go
(See supply list for rubber band car below)

CRAFT SUPPLY LIST:

Tuesday  |  June 16, 2020 at 11:15 am 
STORY TIME ONLINE: Reading Takes You Places - The Adventure Begins

Are you ready to travel the world without leaving your home? This week we will set out on our adventure. 
Story Time featured story: Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Monday  |  June 15, 2020 at 10:30 am 
TODDLER TIME ONLINE: Reading Takes You Places - The Adventure Begins

Are you ready to travel the world without leaving your home? This week we will set out on our adventure. 
Toddler Time featured story: On-the-Go-Time by Elizabeth Verdick


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