2017 Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library
May 30th - August 11th, 2017
How it Works:
- This program is for children ages 0 through 14.
- Starting May 25th come to OPL to sign up and receive the reading log for June.
- Finish the June reading log and return it to the library before the end of June to receive a prize bag.
- Starting June 24th come to OPL to pick up your reading log for July.
- Finish the July reading log and return it to the library before the end of July to receive another prize bag.
- Starting July 25th come to OPL to pick up your shortened reading log for August.
- Finish the August reading log and return it to the library before August 11 to receive your last prize.
- 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!
- Infant/Toddler/Preschool Grand Prize-A 193 Piece Lego Duplo Set!
- Infant /Toddler/Preschool Second and Third Prize- Build & Grow Prize Pack!
- K-5th Grades Grand Prize- A Lego Minecraft Fortress Building Kit!
- K-5th Grade Second and Third Prize- Build a Better World Prize Pack!
- 6th-8th Grades- $100 Amazon Gift Card!
- 6th-8th Grade Second and Third Prize- Build a Better World Prize Pack!
- Prize Winners Announced August 11th at the Summer Reading Program Carnival.
What’s Going on at the Library? (Weekly Events)
- Music & Movement Mondays: For kids 0-5, Every Monday at 10:30AM
- Infant/Toddler Story Time: Every Wednesday at 10:30AM
- Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 10:30AM
Entertainment and Special Programs!
- Thursday, June 8th- Dizzy the Clown Summer Reading Kickoff. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
- Friday, June 9th- IPTV presents Dan Wardell. 3:00PM at the KC Hall.
- Monday, June 12th- Fax Gilbert’s “Mime, Mask and Magic” show. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
- Monday, June 19th- Jay & Leslie’s Laughing Matters Juggling Show. 2:00PM at the KC Hall.
- Monday, June 26th- Geoff Akins’ Bubble Wonders Bubble Show. 6:00PM at the KC Hall.
- Thursday, June 29th- Pint Size Polkas. 2:00PM at the KC Hall.
- Saturday, July 8th- Miss Carole’s Macaroni Soup! Active Music for Kids! 3:00PM at the KC Hall.
- Wednesday, July 12th- Jonathan May’s Comedy Magic. 2:00PM at the KC Hall.
- Tuesday, July 18th- Absolute Science. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
- Thursday, July 27th- Lisa Laird’s Pockets Full of Fun Ventriloquist show. 10:30AM at the KC Hall.
- Tuesday, August 1st- The Blank Park Zoo. 10:00AM at the KC Hall.
- Friday, August 11th- 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).
A very special thank you to our local sponsors for their support of the Summer Reading Program: Ottumwa Kiwanis, OPL Friends, John Deere, McDonalds, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, The Ottumwa YMCA, Patritto Orthodontics, Dr. Thomas W. Evans DDS, American Home Finding Association’s I-Smile Program and the Knights of Columbus.
Look for these thinkers, helpers and creators 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!