Preble County District LibraryJuly programming

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EATON & PREBLE COUNTY — This month at the Preble County District Library and its branches:

New: Weekly Summer Reading Storytimes & Crafts for Kids

Many of our branches offer weekly in-person storytimes for kids of all ages. Our storytimes are formulated around Every Child Ready to Read initiative, focusing on the five early literacy practices of reading, singing, playing, talking, and writing. Some crafts may get a little messy.

• Monday, July 8 and 15 at New Paris at 5:30 p.m.: Mighty Kids Monday Storytime

• Every Tuesday at Camden at 5:30 p.m.: Little Ones Storytime

• Tuesday, July 10, 17, and 24, at Eaton at 10 a.m.: Summer Reading Storytime!

• Tuesday, 10, 17, and 24, at West Alexandria at 5:30 p.m.: Read Renew Repeat Storytime

New: Grab & Go Craft Kits

Our monthly Grab & Go Craft kits offering has been expanded in July as part of our Summer Reading Initiative. Additionally, the West Alexandria branch library will have a unique Grab & Go offering each week throughout July. Be sure to check out these cool kits at your local branch.

Children’s Grab & Go Kits

• July 2-16 at all branches: Woven Flower Craft

• July 17-31 at all branches: Axolotl Party Baby Craft

Teen’s Grab & Go Kits

• July 2-16 at all branches: Recycled Paper Craft

• July 17-31 at all branches: Habitat Craft

New: Adulting Can Be Fun!

The Preble County District Library offers various adult craft and social programs in July at several of our locations throughout Preble County. Some programs require registration, please call the hosting branch for details.

• Wednesday, July 10, at 6 p.m. at Eaton: Blended Family Support Group

• Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at Camden: Adult Craft Club

• Monday, July 15, at 6 p.m. at Eaton: Social Stitch

• Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at New Paris: Beehive Craft

• Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at Eaton: Papermaking Craft

• Thursday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m. at Eldorado: Glass Jar Macrame

• Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at Eaton: Technology Sandbox

• Wednesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at Eaton: AYA Book Club

New: Weekly Teen Programs at the Eaton Branch

On Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., teens in grades 6-12 can come to the Eaton Branch to enjoy activities such as coloring and simple crafting, board games, video games, and more! Be sure to check our calendar for great teen programs at other branches as well!

• Tuesday, July 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Eaton: Monthly Movie

• Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at Camden: Teen Summer Reading

• Tuesday, July 16, at 3:30 p.m. at Eaton: Axolotl Art

• Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at West Alexandria: Design a Tote Bag

• Tuesday, July 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Eaton: Tie Dye & Pizza Pie

New: Family Crafts and Activities

The Preble County District Library offers various craft and social programs for kids, teens, and families in July at several of our locations throughout Preble County.

• Tuesday, July 9, and 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Camden: Summer Reading Fun!

• Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at New Paris: WAHOO Wednesdays!

• Monday, July 8, at 5 p.m. at Eaton: Let’s Role! Kids RPG Club

• Tuesday, July 9, during open hours at New Paris: Board Game Day

• Tuesday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m. at West Alexandria: Minions Family Night

• Wednesday, July 10, at 4:30 p.m. at West Manchester: Egg Carton Ship Craft

• Thursday, July 11, at 4:30 p.m. at Eldorado: Recycled Container Sand Art

• Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at West Elkton: Discover America

• Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at Camden: After School Fun

• Wednesday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m. at West Manchester: Homemade Sticker Jar Banks

• Wednesday, July 24, at 4:30 p.m. at West Manchester: Recycled Container Sand Art

New: Build Something New with LEGO Programs

Let your imagination run wild as the Preble County District Library hosts LEGO Club. LEGO Club is where kids and teens can come to show off their Master Builder skills. If you bring LEGOs from home, please label them in a container with your child’s name.

• Tuesday, July 23, during open hours at New Paris: Lego Day

• Saturday, July 27, at noon at West Alexandria: Lego Club

• Monday, July 29, at 4:30 p.m. at Eaton: Lego Club

New: The Professor Show – Mysteries and Marvels

Join us for an adventure of skills and mystery brought to you by your local library!

Tony calls himself the professor of nonsense. After Tony saw a juggler perform at his local library, he found a lifelong hobby and career. He spends his summers traveling around the Midwest performing at libraries and science centers for kids, parents and patrons spreading a love of throwing things and the importance of patience, practice and not breaking his grandma’s fancy bowls.

• Monday, July 22, at 3 p.m. at West Elkton

• Monday, July 22, at 6 p.m. at New Paris

• Tuesday, July 23, at 3 p.m. at West Alexandria

• Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at Camden

• Thursday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at Eaton

• Thursday, July 2,5 at 4:30 p.m. at Eldorado

New: Let’s Do Yoga! – Thursday, July 11, at 5 p.m. at Eaton

Designed for kids 4-12, this experience provides a safe and inclusive environment for children to exercise, build their confidence, and have a blast stretching and moving with their peers!

New: Magazine & Puzzle Swap – Friday, July 26, at 1 p.m. at Eaton

Join us on the last Friday afternoon of July for a magazine and puzzle swap! Anyone can participate – whether you’d rather swap, drop off, or donate is up to you. Please bring your donations on the day of the swap and take home what is not selected. Only magazines from the last 10 years and complete puzzles in good condition will be accepted. Registration is not required.

Other Library Program Offerings:

Book a Librarian

Would you like to learn more about computers? Do you have a new tablet or smartphone you’d like to learn more about? The Reference Librarian is happy to help! Book an appointment on Monday afternoons between 1-4 p.m. for assistance with: tablets/e-readers, computers, Microsoft Office, Internet, resumes and job searching, using the library catalog, and research. Call 937-456-5562, email preblerefatpreblelibrary.org, or stop by the library in person to set up an appointment!

Explore & More Adventure Pass Program

Explore & More now with your PCDL Library Card! We are excited to introduce our newest service, the Explore & More Adventure Pass Program, enabling PCDL patrons to borrow passes using their library card. This one-time pass, which must be checked out in person at the Eaton Branch, grants patrons limited free access to attractions that would otherwise charge admission fees.

Participating organizations include The Dayton Art Institute, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, and Carillon Historical Park.

*Each organization sets its own rules for how many individuals are covered under its passes and which days the passes will be honored. Patrons are advised to call the organization ahead of their visit for hours and rules.

For information about these programs and more, visit the website at https://www.preblelibrary.org.

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