These programs are offered at the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive in Sunbury. For information, call (740) 965-3901 or visit community.lib.oh.us.
The following programs are offered at the Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive in Sunbury, unless noted. For information, call (740) 965-3901 or visit community.lib.oh.us. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Please note: Spring Story Time break will be in effect through June 11. Regular story times will resume the week of June 12.
The Summer Reading Club, "One World, Many Stories," will run from June 13 through Aug. 6 for kids up to 11 years old. For every hour children read (or listen to reading), they will earn a Library Buck, up to a maximum of 10 Library Bucks. They may redeem their bucks for $1 prizes or they can save them to redeem for bigger $5 prizes. Children who read or listen for the maximum 10 hours have a chance to win one of the grand prize drawings, which include tickets for a Hocking Valley Scenic Railway ride; two Deluxe Splatterpacks to Splatter Park (ages 10 and up); two tickets to a Columbus Crew game and more.
The Young Adult Reading Club also runs June 13 through Aug. 6 and is for readers ages 12 through 18. The theme is "You Are Here." YAs earn four points for each book read, three points for every audio heard and 1 point for each magazine read. Incentives will be given for each four points earned, up to a maximum of four incentives awarded. YAs may enter prize drawings with every eight points earned. Prizes include Splatter Park passes; a $25 Aeropostale gift certificate; and tickets to the Dublin Irish Festival, the Renaissance Festival, BalletMet or Tecumseh. Each participant who logs 16 points will be entered for a chance to win an iPod Touch 8GB.
• Summer Reading Club Kick-off: International Fair, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 11. An International Fair will be held at Sunbury United Methodist Church to celebrate the reading club theme, "One World, Many Stories." Performers will demonstrate dance, karate and zumba, and other moves. A "Best Pizza Shop in Big Walnut" contest is planned, along with games, crafts low-cost henna tattoos and other activities. Door prizes include two tickets to Kings Island and tickets to National Trails, and passes to Cincinnati Museum Center and Columbus Motor Speedway.
• Dog Tales: Read with a Furry Friend, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., June 15, 22, 29 and July 6 or July 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3. Readers ages 5 through 12 may register for a 10-minute slot in one of the two sessions. Registration is required. Free.
• American Girls: Kanani, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Monday, June 20. American Girls fans: bring your mom, aunt or grandma for Hawaiian-themed crafts and activities.
• LEGO-palooza, 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 21. Kids ages 5 to 8 are invited to play games, enter a building challenge and create a masterpiece. Registration is required and is under way. Free.