Summer Reading 2017 Schedule of Events

Weekly 2 1/2 -Kindergarten AND 1st-5th Grade Classes

Wednesdays  1:00-2:00pm (Sorry, AM classes are full)

June 21st, June 28th, July 5th, and July 12th

Registration is required. Click here to sign up.

Register and attend for opportunities to win cool prizes!!

Visit our library, find our mascot Boscoe and check out his weekly activities.


Remember, Summer Reading is an easy way to prevent the “Summer Slide”.

Kick-Off Week Activities:

June 12  

Little Listeners Storytime, 2 1/2 yrs. old-kindergarten, 10:00-10:45am

Reader’s Theatre Auditions, 1st-5th grade, 1:00-3:00pm. When registering you must be available for all 3 dates. Registration is required. Click Here to sign up

June 13   

Kids Zumba Dance Party, Pre-K-3rd grade, 1:00pm

June 14

Pop Art with Michael Albert, K-12th grade, 1:00-3:00pm

A fun and interactive program with books, art, and a cool collage craft. Registration is required. Click here to sign up. Limited to 50 children.

June 16       

Reader’s Theatre Practice. 1:00-3:00pm

Other Activities:

June 19

Reader’s Theatre Performance, 6:30pm

June 22     

Babytime Storytime, Birth-2 1/2 yrs. old, 10:00-10:30am

June 26     

Lego Builders Family Program, 6:00-7:00pm

June 29     

Babytime Storytime, 10:00-10:30am

Build a Better World with 4-H, K-5th grade, 1:00-2:00pm. Join Leslie Jirles as she presents a fun and interactive program. Registration is required. Click here to sign up.

July 6    

Babytime Storytime, Birth-2 1/2 yrs. old, 10:00-10:30am

K-5th grade, STEAM and 3D Printer Program, 1:00-2:00pm Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Activities. Registration is required. Click here to sign up.

July 10      

Save Our Planet: Recycle Family Program, 6:30-7:30pm. Learn how to “Build a Better World” by recycling.

July 11       

Lego Builders @ Byesville Library, 2:00-3:30pm

July 13            

Beekeeping 101, K-5th grade, 1:00-2:00pm. Attend this program and learn interesting facts about bees.

July 18          

Little Listeners Storytime, 2 1/2-K, @ Cardinal Place, 10:00am. Join us and share summer fun with the residents.

July 19        

Summer Reading Finale with Juggler Matt Jergens, 10:45am @ the Cambridge City Park Large Pavilion.

All of these events are held at the Crossroads Branch unless otherwise stated.

Register in person, by telephone, or here online, starting on May 30th!!


Scholastic Book Fair-Monday, June 26-Thursday,

June 29th-Crossroads Branch

Monday, 12:00-7:30pm, Tuesday, 12:00-7:30pm

Wednesday, 11:00-11:45am and 2:00-5:00pm

Thursday, 10:00am -5:00pm

ALA Best of the Best

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books. The list is quite lengthy, but here are just a few owned by our library system:

Younger Readers-

Ada Twist, Scientist. By Andrea Beaty. Illus. by David Roberts. Abrams.

Inquisitive Ada Twist is determined to identify a mysterious smell. Her mission includes some not-so-successful science experiments, supportive parents, and insatiable curiosity.

Coyote Moon. By Maria Gianferrari. Illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Roaring Brook.

Striving to feed her pups, a coyote hunts in the moonlight until dawn. This strikingly illustrated, nonfiction offering holds many facts and celebrates this skilled predator.

Middle Readers-

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. By John David Anderson. HarperCollins/Walden Pond.

Ms. Bixby is the sort of teacher that makes going to school worthwhile. When she is diagnosed with cancer, three boys decide to make sure her last day is perfect.

Pax. By Sara Pennypacker. Illus. by Jon Klassen. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray.

Readers join a stirring search for peace in this poignant tale of loss and reconciliation, told in the alternating views of a fox and his boy.

Older readers-

In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives. By Kenneth C. Davis. illus. Holt.

The lives of five enslaved people owned by four U.S. presidents reveal the contradictions of a land founded upon the idea of freedom.

Wolf Hollow. By Lauren Wolk. Dutton.

In this coming-of-age story, spunky and courageous Annabelle defends a veteran who has become the target of local bullying attacks. (Newbery Honor Book)

All Ages-

Giant Squid. By Candace Fleming. Illus. by Eric Rohmann. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter.

Plunging into the “depths of the sunless sea,” readers are wrapped in the tentacles of Fleming’s text and Rohmann’s illustrations, gaining an appreciation for the ever-elusive giant squid. (Sibert Honor Book)

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. By Javaka Steptoe. Illus. by the author. Little, Brown.