Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kids Summer Reading Program 2016


2016 Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library
June 1-August 12th, 2016

How it Works:

  1. This program is for children ages 0 through 14.
  2. Starting May 25th come to OPL to sign up and receive the reading log for June.
  3. Finish the June reading log and return it to the library before the end of June to receive a prize bag.
  4. Starting June 25th come to OPL to pick up your reading log for July.
  5. Finish the July reading log and return it to the library before the end of July to receive another prize bag.
  6. Starting July 25th come to OPL to pick up your shortened reading log for August.
  7. Finish the August reading log and return it to the library before August 12 to receive your last prize.
  8. For each reading log you turn in (a limit of one per month, per child) you will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize for your age category!

What Can You Win?!?!?! And the Grand Prizes Are...

  • Infant/Toddler/Preschool Grand Prize- A New Radio Flyer Big Wheel!
  • Infant /Toddler/Preschool Second and Third Prize- Sunny Day Play Kit
  • K-5th Grades Grand Prize- A Brand New 20” Bicycle!
  • K-5th Grade Second and Third Prize- Outdoor Summer Fun Pack
  • 6th-8th Grades-A Brand New 24” Bicycle!
  • 6th-8th Grade Second and Third Prize- A Get Moving Sports Pack
  • Prize Winners Announced August 12th at the Summer Reading Program Carnival.

What's Going on at the Library? (Weekly Events)

  • Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 10:30AM
  • Infant/Toddler Story Time: Every Wednesday at 10:30AM

Entertainment and Special Programs!

  • Friday, June 10th- Dizzy the Clown Summer Reading Kickoff. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Tuesday, June 14th- Mike Prestby’s Magic and Puppets. 2:00PM at the KC Hall.
  • Tuesday, June 21st- Fax Gilbert’s “Mime, Mask and Magic” show. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Friday, July 1st- Lisa Laird “Get Ready, Get Set, GO!” Ventriloquist show. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Thursday, July 7th- The Grout Museum’s “Snakes Alive”. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Thursday, July 14th- Science Center of Iowa’s “Fantastic Forces”. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Monday, July 18th- Jim Birkel’s “Go, Go, Go with Mad Science!” 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
  • Thursday, July 21st- The Blank Park Zoo’s “Animal Athletes”. 1:00PM at the KC Hall.
  • Friday, August 5th- Magician Keith West & Miss Kitty the Library Lady’s “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” 10:00AM at the KC Hall.
  • Friday August 12th- End of Summer Reading Program Carnival! 2:00-4:00PM in Central Park (weather permitting). Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Winners will be announced at the end of the carnival. (Please note, attendance at the carnival is not required in order to win the Grand Prize).

Sponsors

A very special thank you to our local sponsors for their support of the Summer Reading Program: Kiwanis, OPL Friends, John Deere, Anderson, Larkin & Co Certified Public Accountants, Wal-Mart, Culver’s, McDonalds, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, The Ottumwa YMCA, Patritto Orthodontics, Dr. Thomas W. Evans DDS and the Knights of Columbus.

Look for these star athletes in the Children’s Room at the library, as they race to a new spot daily! Find them and you can be entered into a weekly prize drawing!