PCDL releases activity calendar


Curbside pickup, book drops now available during select hours

To place holds on and reserve library items, you can either call your local branch, or log on to your account at https://bit.ly/catalogpcdl and place holds online. Once the materials are ready, you will be notified by your preferred contact method. When you arrive at the library, pull into one of the designated curbside pickup parking spots and call the number posted on the parking sign. You will be asked for your name, library card number, and the letter of your parking spot. Materials will then be delivered to your car by a library staff member. Library staff will be wearing masks and gloves. In order to follow social distancing guidelines, the library asks that you stay in your vehicle during curbside pickup. Pickup times are as follows:

Camden Branch: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, 2-8 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Eaton Branch: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Eldorado Branch: Tuesday & Thursday, noon-6 p.m.

New Paris Branch: Monday-Wednesday, 2-6 p.m., Friday, noon-4 p.m.

West Alexandria Branch: Monday-Wednesday, noon-6 p.m., Friday, noon-4 p.m.

West Elkton Branch: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1-6 p.m.

West Manchester Branch: Monday, Wednesday, noon-6 p.m.

Please note:

• Book drops will be closed outside of the posted hours to ensure the safe handling of materials.

• If you have a relative that has received materials through the PCDL Homebound Program, you are welcome to return those materials at any of the open book drops.

• Due dates have been extended to ensure your items are not overdue. Opening some books drops will allow library staff to quarantine items until they are safe to handle. If you return items, they may still appear on your card as this process occurs.

PCDL Branches remain closed to the public until further notice. PCDL staff are working hard to ensure safety procedures are being followed.

Virtual Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading is through July 25. You can register online or by calling your local PCDL branch during open hours. Read and keep track of your time using our virtual game boards. There has been a slight delay but Summer Reading bags and game boards will be available very soon through curbside pickup! More information here: https://bit.ly/sr2020pcdl.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – now available in Preble County

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, Preble County District Library, and the Dayton Foundation have partnered with the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Preble County. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. It is available in Preble County, and you can sign your child up for free at https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/enroll.

Virtual library programs on social media

The library has been working very hard to offer lots of options in the form of virtual programming and access to digital content that is sure to make your stay-at-home time brighter and busier! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @PrebleLibrary to keep up with our virtual offerings. Our events section on Facebook will allow you to view our current programs. You’ll find other fun activities such as virtual storytimes, PCDL’s new web series Vids for Kids, and more on our Facebook playlist: https://bit.ly/pcdlvirtual

Camden Branch Events

DIY hand scrub

Join Miss Lauren as she makes a nice-smelling, two-ingredient hand scrub. This simple mixture will make your dirty hands squeaky clean after a long evening in the garden. You can customize our recipe by adding any essential oil or moisturizer to the mix. Video tutorial is available here: https://bit.ly/0507pcdl

Whipped coffee recipe

Miss Lauren is showing you how to make a refreshing iced whipped coffee drink. This tasty coffee beverage is a great pick-me-up after a long day outdoors or even as a lunchtime treat! Video tutorial available here: https://bit.ly/0508pcdl

Eaton Branch Events

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe [Virtual]

Miss Emily has a delicious recipe for you! Have you ever wanted to eat cookie dough but decided not to because of the eggs? Now you can make your own egg-free version in just a few minutes. Recipe sheet and more info here: https://bit.ly/060510pcdl

Broken Record Wall Art [Virtual]

This was to be the June craft of the month at the Eaton Library, but we can still do it with some adaptations! Please contact Emily at 937-456-4331 if you would like supplies to complete this craft on your own. First come, first serve! For a printable instruction sheet and more information, visit https://bit.ly/060512pcdl.

Teen Book Club – The Turtle of Oman [Virtual]

To accommodate for continued social distancing, this month’s Teen Book Club book is available as an eBook on Hoopla Digital. Borrowing from Hoopla is FREE with your library card! Visit the Facebook post to download the book and join the discussion: https://bit.ly/tbcmay

Bleeding Tissue Paper Craft [Virtual]

Miss Emily at the Eaton Branch Library came up with a fun watercolor art painting idea while staying at home and she wants to share it with all of you! More information and directions are on Facebook: https://bit.ly/0514pcdl

Learn How to Practice Mindfulness [Virtual]

Mindfulness is the process by which you are aware of the world around you and you are in tune with what’s going on in the present, instead of focusing on the past or on the future. Miss Emily made a short video walkthrough teaching you how to practice mindfulness, and it’s available here: https://bit.ly/0519pcdl

Eldorado Branch Events

Flower Fairy Coloring Page [Virtual]

A shy flower fairy has come out to say hello! She thinks May is the perfect time for a makeover. Give her some color and share it with the library on social media! Make sure to use #PCDLib and tag us @PrebleLibrary. Download the coloring page here: https://bit.ly/05212pcdl

New Paris Branch Events

Cyber LEGO® Club – Wrecking Ball Challenge! [Virtual]

We have been missing all of the brick-tastic builders on our awesome LEGO® Team in New Paris. Though the club can’t meet together just yet, there is no reason we still can’t have fun. So, to all of you Brickologists out there, I offer a virtual challenge: The Wrecking Ball Challenge! Visit https://bit.ly/0606lego

DIY Solar Yard Light Craft [Virtual]

Miss Lisa in New Paris came up with a fun craft to repurpose old glass lampshades into beautiful solar lights! You can use these for decorating your yard or even to add some colorful flair to your outdoor space. Find a downloadable guide here: https://bit.ly/0520pcdl

Homemade Butter Recipe w/ Miss Cris [Virtual]

Have you ever wondered what goes into making a simple food like butter? While the butter-making process is lengthy, the payout is deliciously savory! Miss Cris from the New Paris Branch has pioneered a simple butter recipe that only requires two ingredients and some sort of container with a lid. Recipe sheet and more information here: https://bit.ly/06051pcdl

West Alexandria Branch Events

Monday Craft Curbside Pickup – W. Alexandria [Virtual]

Each Monday during summer reading, we will have a variety of crafts and craft supplies for you to use your imagination to create your own story. Each bag will have a variety of miscellaneous craft supplies. It is your mission to come up with a craft, story, poem, or anything you can imagine to make with these items! Feel free to share them on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages @PrebleLibrary. Please let us know when you call for your curbside pickup how many craft bags you need. (937) 533-4095 https://bit.ly/06055pcdl

Imagine Your Story Weekly Quiz – W. Alexandria [Virtual]

Each week look for a new quiz of the week event posted on Facebook. Each contest will start on Monday and run until Saturday of that week. Weekly winners will be picked to receive a small prize. https://bit.ly/06054pcdl

Storytime Take Home Kits – W. Alexandria [Virtual]

We don’t want you to miss storytime this summer so we are creating a wide variety of Storytime Take Home Kits. These themed kits will include a book(s) and a variety of activities. Simply let us know when you call for curbside pickup that you would like a Storytime Take Home Kit. Share with us what your favorite craft or activity is. Post a picture of your crafts. https://bit.ly/06056pcdl

Storytime Take Home Kits – W. Alexandria [Virtual]

Do you like a good challenge? Do you like exploring new books, movies, genres, or activities? This event is for you. Complete one letter of this challenge board by completing all five activities in that column. For each letter column you complete, submit the form for those challenges to earn an entry in the prize drawing. Anyone of any age may complete this board to earn entries. Prizes donated by West Alexandria Friends of the Library. Feel free to share your pictures of your activities or tell us about your favorite challenge.

• Challenge Boards (case-sensitive):

• A-Z Book Challenge https://bit.ly/2ZYKYkN

• Fun Activities To Do #1 https://bit.ly/3eH5ESr

• Children’s Books #1 https://bit.ly/2XT0xb8

• Listen To Music Albums/CDs https://bit.ly/2U3G8Pc

• Movie Challenge https://bit.ly/3gPmyzZ

• Variety of Challenges #1 https://bit.ly/3cpee6J

LEGO Club Home Edition – June [Virtual]

While we may not be able to build together we can still show off our Lego creations. Please post pictures of your mythical creatures and made up monsters you have built with your Legos. https://bit.ly/06052pcdl

LEGO Club Home Edition – July [Virtual]

While we may not be able to build together we can still show off our Lego creations. Please post pictures of your mythical creatures and made up monsters you have built with your Legos. https://bit.ly/06053pcdl

Penny Spinner Craft [Virtual]

Miss Michelle in West Alexandria has been keeping busy with many different fun activities and crafts. She has made this colorful penny spinner craft to share with all of you! You can use your penny spinner as a game piece or just for fun. Directions and more information on the Facebook event: https://bit.ly/0521pcdl

Daily Reading Challenge [Virtual]

Let’s make reading an adventure! Each day, we will post a fun place for you to read or a challenge of what to read for 15 minutes in the Facebook event: https://bit.ly/0522pcdl

Never Have I Ever – Library Edition [Virtual]

Let’s play a game and start some conversations. Each day, we will post something library related and you tell us if you have or never have done the item listed. Help us learn more about our patrons on the Facebook event: https://bit.ly/0509pcdl

West Elkton Branch Events

DIY Peanut Butter Bird Feeder [Virtual]

Make a bird feeder with items you can find in your home and a bag of birdseed. For instructions and example image, visit https://bit.ly/060513pcdl.

Learn How To Repurpose Furniture! [Virtual]

Miss Stefenie at your West Elkton Branch Library put this fun guide together to teach you how to repurpose old furniture. She brought new life to a storage bench she had laying around. Guide, instructions, and examples here: https://bit.ly/06059pcdl

Rock-Painted Garden Marker Craft [Virtual]

Add a little bit of originality and glam to your gardens with these interesting garden markers. This craft is intended for adults, as spray sealant is used. Download the supply list and instructions here: https://bit.ly/05141pcdl

West Manchester Branch Events

Flower Fairy Coloring Page [Virtual]

A shy flower fairy has come out to say hello! She thinks May is the perfect time for a makeover. Give her some color and share it with the library on social media! Make sure to use #PCDLib and tag us @PrebleLibrary. Download the coloring page here: https://bit.ly/05212pcdl