Summer Reading Program 2023

Summer Reading is a fun and exciting way to keep children's reading skills sharp during the summer! This summer we have an exciting variety of STEAM-filled programs! STEAM programs include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math concepts. We are here to show you that learning can be fun. STEAM programs are sponsored in whole or part by a Libraries Accelerating Learning grant from the Ohio Department of Education. 

Earn prizes all summer by reading! With each reading goal you meet, receive a small prize and enter to win one of our grand prizes (Kings Island tickets, $50 gift cards to Walmart, Amazon, the Cincinnati Zoo, and more). Track your reading with a paper reading log, or new this year - track your reading with the Beanstack App

Register for the Summer Reading Program online here or stop in your local branch. Below is a schedule of events including weekly programs. 

Announcing the 2023 Summer Reading Champion: Jenna Bush Hager. Check out the link to see her complete suggested reading list. Request the books today through our library catalog

Weekly Programs

Fayetteville-Perry Library
Camp Unity
Caterpillars and Cubs
Mondays @ 11:00am
Ages 0-10
Trail Blazers
Wednesdays @ 2:00pm
Ages 11-18

Georgetown Library
Camp Compassion
Preschool Pioneers
Ages 2-5
Fridays @ 10:00am
Daring Discoverers
Ages 6-11
Fridays @ 11:15am
Teen Trailblazers
Ages 12-18
Sessions begin Monday, June 12 @ 5:30pm

Mt. Orab Library
Camp Friendship
Little Explorers
Ages 0-5
Mondays @ 11:00am
Happy Campers
Ages 6-9
Thursdays @1:00pm
Trail Blazers
5th grade and older (just finished)
Tuesdays @ 1:00pm

Sardinia Library
Camp Kindness
Ages 1-5
Tuesdays @10:00am

Happy Campers
Ages 6-11
Tuesdays @11:00am

Ages 12-18
Mondays @ 4:30pm


Family Programs

Princess Visit and Cosplay 101 (Fayetteville)
with Darling Lane Entertainment
Saturday, May 20 @11:00am
*Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council

Madcap Puppet Show (Mt. Orab)
“When you Wish Upon a Fish”
Friday, June 2 @ 6:00pm at the Mt. Orab Park
*Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council

Wild Canids of North America (Sardinia)
Ohio Canid Center
Wednesday, June 7 @ 5:30pm

Meet the Reptiles (Sardinia)
The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society
Monday, June 12 @ 5:30pm

Petting Zoo (Mt. Orab)
Family Traditions Animal Adventure
Tuesday, June 13 @ 6:00pm

Backpacking 101 (Fayetteville)
Roads, Rivers, and Trails
Wednesday, June 14 @ 6:00pm

Field Day Kick-off (Georgetown)
Thursday, June 15 @ 5:00pm

Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs (Sardinia)
Monday, June 19 @ 5:30pm

“Engineer It” (Mt. Orab)
Cincinnati Museum Center
Tuesday, June 20 @ 6:00pm

Campfire Fun & Safety (Fayetteville)
Fayetteville Fire Department & EMS
Wednesday, June 21 @ 6:00pm

Monarch Butterfly Garden (Georgetown)
with Danielle Thompson
Thursday, June 22 @ 6:00pm

Jacqueline & the Beanstalk (Georgetown)
Cincinnati Children’s Theater
@Gaslight Theater
Saturday, June 24 @11:00am
*Sponsored in part by the Ohio Arts Council

Stars and Constellations (Sardinia)
Cincinnati Observatory
Monday, June 26 @ 5:30pm

Solar Oven S’mores (Mt. Orab)
Free COSI Kits. Registration required.
Tuesday, June 27 @ 6:00pm

Water Bottle Rockets (Fayetteville)
Cincinnati Observatory
Thursday, June 29 @ 6:00pm

Tide Pools with Live Animals (Georgetown)
Newport Aquarium’s WAVE Foundation
Thursday, June 29 @ 5:00pm or 6:00pm
*Register for ONE session*

Sounds of Space (Sardinia)
Armstrong Air and Space Museum
Monday, July 3 @ 5:30pm

Nature Family Night Party (Fayetteville)
With FREE COSI Kits for the first 20 families!
Wednesday, July 5 @  6:00pm

Inventor’s Lab (Mt. Orab)
Cincinnati STEM Lab
Thursday, July 6 @  5:30pm

Stargazing Party (Georgetown)
Cincinnati Observatory
@Katherine Hanlon Memorial Park
Thursday, July 6 @ 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Family STEAM Night (Sardinia)
Monday, July 10 @  5:30pm

Owl Visit & Pellet Dissection (Mt. Orab)
Raptors Inc.
Tuesday, July 11 @  5:30pm

Monarch Butterfly Garden (Fayetteville)
with Danielle Thompson
Thursday, July 13 @  6:00pm

Bees and Pollination (Georgetown)
with Master Gardener Gary Keuffer
Thursday, July 13 @  6:00pm

Cooking Caravan (Georgetown)
“Come to your Senses” – Family Event
Saturday, July 15 @10:00am
“Drop a Beat, Grab the Mic” – Teen Event
Saturday, July 15 @ 11:15am

Bigfoot in Ohio (Sardinia)
Bea Mills
July 17 @ 5:30pm

Foraging 101 (Mt. Orab)
Forage Ohio River Valley
Tuesday, July 18 @ 6:00pm

Curiosity Carnival (Mt. Orab)
Games, Treats, STEAM activities, & prizes!
Thursday, July 20 @ 5:30pm
*Sponsored by Milacron

Owl Visit and Pellet Dissection (Fayetteville)
Raptors Inc.
Thursday, July 20 @ 6:00pm

Wolves: Fact vs. Myth (Georgetown)
Ohio Canid Center
Thursday, July 20 @ 6:00pm

Camp Unity Prize Picnic (Fayetteville)
Saturday, July 22 @ 12:00pm

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