Kids and Families
Create a First Aid Kit
Design your own box to hold first aid supplies! For ages 8-12 at the following locations/times:
Tuesday, June 7: 1 p.m. at the Eldorado Library and 3 p.m. at the New Paris Library
Wednesday, June 8: 2 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library and 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Library
Thursday, June 9: 1 p.m. at the Camden Library and 3 p.m. at the West Elkton Library
The New Paris Library has story time for ages 7 and under every Monday at 5 p.m. from June 13 through July 11.
The West Alexandria Library has story time for ages 7 and under every Wednesday at 1 p.m. from June 8 through July 20. Bring the kids for a story and a fun craft for Summer Reading!
On Monday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m., the West Elkton Library will have a ‘Focus on the Fifties’ story time. After a reading of Ellen Stoll Walsh’s ‘Hop Jump,’ we’ll design a roller skate and play a game of Pin the Hair on Elvis.
Weekly Summer Reading activities
For kids age 12 and under, the Eaton Library has special programs twice a week through the Summer Reading months. Get to the library and watch plays, readers theater, hands-on activities, crafts, and more! The activities vary each week on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and a repeat of the week’s program on Thursday at 2 p.m. from June 8 through July 14.
Make a marshmallow shooter at the Camden Library on Tuesday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m.!
Focus on the ‘50s
Celebrate the 1950s with games and activities from that fun decade. This family program will be at the West Manchester Library on Monday, June 6 at 5 p.m. and at the Eldorado Library on Thursday, June 9 at 4 p.m.
Our portable robotic egg designer was a big hit at the West Alexandria Library last year. We’re bringing it back on Monday, June 20 at 3 p.m. Watch as it draws computer-created designs onto wooden eggs and help design an egg for yourself.
Tech Toy Tuesday
Exercise your mind at the West Alexandria Library on Tuesday, June 21 at 1 p.m. We’ll have stations set up to try the library’s tech toys: robotic Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Quiver Coloring, and Lego Fusion.
For ages 8-12: play Pictionary, Hangman, and other fun drawing games! This program will travel to all Preble County District Library branches:
Monday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at the Eaton Library
Tuesday, June 14: 1 p.m. at the Eldorado Library and 3 p.m. at the New Paris Library
Wednesday, June 15: 2 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library and 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Library
Thursday, June 16: 1 p.m. at the Camden Library and 3 p.m. at the West Elkton Library
Teens (grades 6-12)
Come out to the library to play the latest video games inside the state-of-the-art Dayton GameTruck in June. GameTruck is a full mobile video game entertainment center with high-definition televisions and a massive library of games for the latest consoles, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U.
The GameTruck will be making four stops in Preble County the first full week of June:
Tuesday, June 7 at the New Paris St. Paul UMC (301 E. Main St.) from 3-5 p.m. (937-437-7242)
Wednesday, June 8 at the Eaton Library from 3-5 p.m. (937-456-4331)
Thursday, June 9 at the Camden Library from 3-5 p.m. (937-452-3942)
Registration is required. Call the phone number listed in parentheses to register for that particular date. Please register by June 1.
Super Mario Maker Challenge
Play Super Mario Maker on the Wii U! Take our course maker challenge. You can create a course in the game and have other teens play your course. We’ll also have old school four-player Mario Kart Double Dash on GameCube. Snacks and prizes for everyone! Take the Mario Maker Course Challenge at the following locations/times:
Tuesday, June 14 at 3 p.m.: West Alexandria Library
Thursday, June 16 at 4 p.m.: West Elkton Library
Tuesday, June 21 at 3 p.m.: Eldorado Library
Henna Temporary Tattoos
Get a temporary tattoo on your arm or hand using henna, using dye from the henna tree! Make a design on your skin and stain the figures with henna dye. You must have a signed permission slip to attend. Registration is required for the Eaton Library.
Wednesday, June 15 at 3 p.m. or Friday, June 17 at 2 p.m. at the Eaton Library (register in person or call 937-456-4331)
Monday, June 20 at 3 p.m. at the West Manchester Library
Thursday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Camden Library
Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the New Paris Library
Thursday, July 7 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Library
Tuesday, July 12 at 3 p.m. at the Eldorado Library
Tuesday, July 19 at the West Alexandria Library
Play Splatoon, the super fun team game with ink-spraying, squid-like Inklings, on the Wii U! We’ll have two programs: one on Wednesday, June 22 at 3 p.m. and another on Friday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Registration is required. Register in person at or call (937) 456-4331.
Novel Discussion Book Club
Join us at the Eaton Branch of Preble County District Library for our monthly book discussion. This month, we’ll meet Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “A Body to Die For” by G.A. McKevett. The Novel Discussion book club meets the third Thursday of every month.
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body
Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. We’ll have Jacki Williams from the Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association at the Eaton Library on Saturday, June 4 from 1-2 p.m. to help keep our brains and bodies healthy as we age.
Pamper your Body: Spa program
Learn about lotions, soaps, and more at the June adult programs across the library branches. Catch the program on:
Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library
Tuesday, June 14 at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Library
Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Library
Wednesday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library
Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library
Wednesday, June 22 at 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Library
Thursday, June 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Elkton Library
Open Computer Lab
Take advantage of the libraries new open lab hours for help with your mobile devices, Microsoft Office, research, using the library catalog, or any tech-related issue you have! No appointment is necessary. Open lab hours will be 1-4 p.m. on the following Saturdays: June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9.
Tai Chi with Sandra Loy
Tai Chi has many health benefits! It is considered a form of ‘meditation in motion,’ which promotes serenity and inner peace. It has evolved over the years into an effective means of alleviating stress and anxiety and that’s something we all can benefit from in today’s stress-filled world. Join Sandra Loy as she explains the benefits and teaches us some basic moves on Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. at the Library Meeting Room, which is at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.