Summer Reading starting June 1

R-H Staff

EATON — Sign up at your local Preble County District Library branch beginning June 1 to participate in the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is: “The Epic Quest begins @ your Library…”

This summer, Newport Aquarium is helping kick off the Summer Reading season with its ‘Scales and Tails’ program at the Camden, Eaton, Eldorado, New Paris, and West Alexandria library branches. Through the summer, the library will have craft programs, movie nights, story times, building challenges, puzzle rooms, and it’ll culminate with the Preble County Comic Con on July 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eaton Library.

The Comic Con will feature cosplay contests, community fan art, comic book illustrator Adam Fields, cosplayer Kelly Turner, green screen photo ops, and more. The first 100 attendees will also receive a light-up lightsaber!

Each summer, the Preble County District Library encourages all ages to read with themed programs and prizes. Research has shown that kids lose reading skills during the summer months. Each of Preble County District Library’s seven branches provide engaging programs throughout June and July, as well as incentive-based programs to keep kids (and adults) reading.

Check the calendar at or pick up a printed calendar at your local branch for a listing of events. The more you read, the more chances you have to win prizes, like Kings Island tickets, an iPod touch, Lego kits, gift cards, and more. With programs and prizes for kids, teens, and adults, there’s something for everyone.

Sign up to get your Summer Reading game board and start tracking your reading time! Preble County District Library branches are in Camden, Eaton, Eldorado, New Paris, West Alexandria, West Elkton and West Manchester.

R-H Staff