2018 Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library
June 1st - August 10th, 2018
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 25th 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 10th 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- Make Some Noise Prize Pack
- Infant /Toddler/Preschool Second and Third Prize- Libraries Rock Prize Pack!
- K-5th Grades Grand Prize- an Acoustic Guitar and a VIP Tee-Rex Mini Golf pass worth $100!
- K-5th Grade Second and Third Prize- Libraries Rock Prize Pack!
- 6th-8th Grades- $100 Amazon Gift Card!
- 6th-8th Grade Second and Third Prize- Libraries Rock Prize Pack!
What’s Going on at the Library? (Weekly Events June-August)
- Music & Movement Mondays: For kids 0-5, Every Monday at 9:30 & 10:30AM (Please note, no Music & Movement June 25 due to Duke Otherwise show)
- Infant/Toddler Story Time: Every Wednesday at 9:30 & 10:30AM (Please note, no Infant/Toddler Storytime August 1 due to Pint Size Polkas show)
- Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 9:30 & 10:30AM
Entertainment and Special Programs!The Library would like to say a very special Thank You to Hub Coffee, for hosting our Summer Reading Program entertainers!
Please note that this year some of our shows are at Hub Coffee at 133 2nd St W, in Ottumwa and some are at the KC Hall at 123 3rd St, in Ottumwa.
- Dizzy the Clown’s Super Hero Magic show
- Tuesday, June 5, 10:30AM at the KC Hall
- Musician Dino O’Dell
- Thursday, June 14, 10:00AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
- Fax Gilbert’s “Mime, Mask and Magic” show
- Tuesday, June 19, 10:30AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
- Musician Duke Otherwise
- Monday, June 25, 10:30AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
- Steve N’ TV’s Robot Dance Party
- Tuesday, July 3rd. 10:00AM at the KC Hall
- Cowboy Randy
- Tuesday, July 10, 10:00AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
- Absolute Science
- Tuesday, July 17, 10:30AM at the KC Hall
- The Blank Park Zoo
- Thursday, July 26, 10:00AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
- Pint Size Polkas
- Wednesday, August 1, 10:30AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
- End of Summer Reading Program Carnival!
- Friday, August 10, 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, Hub Coffee and The Bridge Church, John Deere, Wal-Mart, Tee-Rex Mini Golf, Taco John’s, Taco Bell, Dr. Thomas Evans DDS Pediatric Dentist, Casey’s General Store, The Hotel Ottumwa, Applebee’s, American Home Finding Association’s I-Smile Program and the Knights of Columbus.
Look for these Library Rockers in the Children’s Room at the library, as they jam out to a new spot daily! Find them and you can be entered into a weekly prize drawing!