2014 Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library
June 1st- July 31st, 2014
LET’S EXPERIMENT WITH SOMETHING NEW!!!
For children through age 14.
Start reading or be read to on June 1st to win prizes.
Keep track of minutes read on calendars from the library. Prizes will be awarded upon returning your reading calendars and you will add your own “scoop” to our library ice cream cone on the wall.
Please return June calendar after June 30th and the July calendar after July 31st, but before August 9th.
Different prizes for each month include Pizza Hut coupons, SONIC novelties, Blank Park zoo passes, I-Cubs tickets and Cargill Meat Solutions sling bags.
6. Calendars cannot be returned any later than Aug. 9th. Grand prize drawing on Aug. 11th.
Special Programs Details
We are excited to be offering a new Summer Reading Program! There will be programs for all ages offered throughout June & July. (All are listed on Reading Calendars as well.)
NOTE: All Programs are at 10:30 am in the Knights of Columbus Hall unless noted.
LITTLE KIDS (Toddler-3rd grade)
ISU Extension “Pick A Better Snack”
Pioneer Ridge “Creepy Critters”
Grout Museum “Kitchen Science”
BIG KIDS (4th – 8th grade)
Local guest Molly Naumann “Houses With Stories”
Dizzy The Clown-“Dizzercise!”
Pioneer Ridge-“Creepy Critters”
“Fizz, Boom, Read!”-Dizzy The Clown
Grout Museum “Mad Mixture”
Dan Wardell “Reading Road Trip
4th of July party! @OPL (outside)
Silly Sally “Fizz, Boom, Read!”
Jim Birkel “Fizz, Pop, Spark, Boom!”
END OF SUMMER READING PROGRAM PERFORMANCE!
The Zinghoppers Group, LLC “Fizz, Boom, Pow!”
Find Sylvester the Scientist in the library every day and register for a weekly prize drawing!
Special thanks to John Deere, Tennyson Ent., SONIC, I-CUBS, Blank Park Zoo, Cargill, and the Knights of Columbus
If you’re an avid adult reader (age 18+), OPL wants you to be a part of our Adult Summer Reading program, “Literary Elements.” Sign up at the Reference Desk beginning June 2nd, and, just for signing up, you’ll receive a Little Bake Shop cupcake gift certificate. Read three books before July 31st, and you’ll earn an insulated coffee cup and will be entered into a drawing for other great prizes, including a Kindle or a Market on Main gift certificate. The prize drawing will take place at 3:00 p.m. on August 1st.
For our May program the OPL’s Reminisce Society is pleased to Roy R. Behrens from the Humanities Iowa . He will present “Remembering Iowa’s Buffalo Bill: Never Missed and He Never Will,” at the upcoming Reminisce program, Tuesday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.
Buffalo Bill, (William F. Cody), was born in Le Claire, Iowa in 1846. He was a Pony Express rider, an Army scout, a buffalo hunter for the railroad and the founder and central attraction of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, which traveled throughout the U.S. and in Europe for thirty years.
Roy R. Behrens is a Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa. He has taught graphic design and design history for more than 35 years at art schools and universities throughout the U.S.
Plan to join us on Tuesday, May 20, for a fascinating glimpse into Iowa’s past. Reminisce Society programs are free and open to everyone. For further