Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Kids Summer Reading Program 2019


2019 Summer Reading Program
Ottumwa Public Library
June 3rd - August 9th, 2019
How it Works:
  1. This program is for children ages 0 through 14.
  2. Starting May 28th 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 9th 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 ?!?!?1 And the Grand Prizes Are...
Infant/Toddler/Preschool Grand Prize
Dress up Space Suit and Rocket Play Tent!
Infant/Toddler/Preschool Second and Third Prize
Universe of Stories Prize Pack!
K-5th Grades Grand Prize
Children's Telescope and VIP Tee-Rex Mini Golf pass worth $100!
K-5th Grade Second and Third Prize
Universe of Stories Prize Pack!
6th-8th Grades
$75 Amazon Gift Card
6th-8th Grade Second and Third Prize
Universe of Stories Prize Pack!
Prize Winners Announced August 9th at the Summer Reading Program Carnival.

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
Sara's Songs and Stories
For kids 0-5, Every Wednesday at 9:30 & 10:30AM
Preschool Story Time
Every Friday at 9:30 & 10:30AM
(No Preschool Story Time June 14 th due to the Dizzy the Clown show)
Wednesday Drop-In Crafternoon
Each Wednesday kids can join us from 1-5PM for a drop-in afternoon of self-directed crafts. Open to all ages, no registration required, just stop by!
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 one is at the KC Hall at 123 3rd St, in Ottumwa.
Blast Off with Books with Dizzy the Clown
Friday, June 14, 10:30AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
Outer Space Buddies dance show
Thursday, June 18, 10:00AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
Musician Duke Otherwise
Saturday, June 22 10:00AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
Traveling Lantern Theatre’s My Mother the Astronaut show
Tuesday, June 25 10:00AM at KC Hall
Magician Keith West
Tuesday, July 2 10:00AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
Musician Chad Elliott’s Wilderman’s Treetop Tales show
Tuesday, July 9 10:00AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
Science Center of Iowa’s Outer Space Odyssey program
Tuesday, July 16 10:00AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
Martika’s Variety Show
Tuesday, July 23 10:00AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
Blank Park Zoo
Tuesday, July 30 10:30AM at the Hub Coffee Shop
End of Summer Reading Program Carnival!
Friday, August 9 2-4PM at the Hub Coffee Shop
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: Ottumwa Kiwanis, OPL Friends, Hub Coffee and The Bridge Church, John Deere, Tee-Rex Mini Golf, the Staff at River Hills Community Health Center, Lifetime Wellness Chiropractic, Dr. Dwayne Patritto DDS Patritto Orthodontics, Dr. Thomas Evans DDS Pediatric Dentist, Ottumwa Printing, Mary Baird Krafka Attorney at Law, Norris Asphalt Paving Co., Kent and Leisa Walker, Roto-Rooter Sewer Drain Service of Ottumwa, Eastview Animal Hospital, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition N. A. Inc., Aldi Inc., Casey’s General Store, Taco Bell, Burger King, American Home Finding Association’s I-Smile Program and the Knights of Columbus.


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