Kids and families
Summer Reading programs are happening now! Stop by your local branch library to sign up. Start logging your reading for a chance to win prizes! While you’re at it, pick up a list of all the fun kids, teen, and adult events being held during the summer, at your local PCDL branch!
Tweens Rock (ages 8-12)
Every Thursday in June and July at 12:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Learn about a different style of music each week at the Eaton Branch.
Tween-tivities: Piano note holder
Build the perfect place to clip notes and pictures for display: a piano note holder! This craft is for ages 8-12. Registration is required. Call or visit your local branch to sign up:
Monday, July 9 at 3 p.m.: Camden Branch
Wednesday, July 11 at 2 p.m.: West Alexandria Branch
Monday, July 16 at 4 p.m.: New Paris Branch
Wednesday, July 18 at 3 p.m.: West Elkton Branch
Monday, July 23 at 2:30 p.m.: West Manchester Branch
Thursday, July 26 at 2:30 p.m.: Eldorado Branch
Weekly Crafts at the West Elkton Branch
For families, the West Elkton Branch will have a different craft on Thursdays through July:
July 5: Sponge Water Toys
July 12: DIY Glass Gem Suncatchers
July 26: All Ages Game Night
Summer Reading Musical Performance with Dave Sams
Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Dave Sams is a Hamilton-based musician who plays acoustic blues, jazz, Americana and fingerstyle guitar. Join him for an acoustic performance.
Preble County Comic Con 2018
Preble County District Library is hosting our second annual Preble County Comic Con (#PCCC2018)! In the hopes of being bigger and better than last year, this year’s event will be held at The Star Theatre and Gymnasium across the street from the Eaton library. This allows more space for community guests and artists, as well as crafts and activities.
The event is planned for Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Events/guests & activities include:
Artists/ Comic Book Illustrators: Adam Fields, Stephen Baker, Vanessa Bettencourt & Jacob Falling
LARP (Live Action Role Play) demos with Amtgard
Table-Top Gaming with Dark Hold Games
Vendors: Local comic shops, authors, artists
Community Fan Art display
Live recording of Lost in Circulation podcast.
Slime Station- Create superhero themed slime.
Make sure to get to the Preble County Comic Con early, because the first 100 in attendance will receive a limited edition Comic Con poster, designed by artist Adam Fields!
Teens (grades 6-12)
Weekly Teen programs at the Eaton Library
On Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., teens in grades 6-12 can come to the Eaton Library for a weekly program:
July 3: Dance Party – Brush up on your line-dancing skills, play Just Dance, or freestyle your way through this dancing program. Not much of a dancer? Come hang out with your friends!
July 10: I’m with the Band – Make music and musical crafts at this program. Snacks provided!
July 17: Grease movie – Enjoy a musical movie! Grease has a runtime of 110 minutes.
July 24: Puzzle Room – Solve the mystery of Byron St. Claire’s missing Symphony in this team-based puzzle room! Solve riddles, find clues, and complete the puzzle within one hour, with the help of other teens at your library.
Solve the mystery of Byron St. Claire’s missing Symphony in this team-based puzzle room! Solve riddles, find clues, and complete the puzzle within one hour, with the help of other teens at your library. Registration is required for this program. Call or register in person at your local branch.
Monday, July 9 at 4:30 p.m.: Camden Branch
Wednesday, July 11 at 3:30 p.m.: West Alexandria Branch
Monday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m.: New Paris Branch
Wednesday, July 18 at 3 p.m.: West Alexandria Branch
Monday, July 23 at 4 p.m.: West Manchester Branch
Tuesday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m.: Eaton Branch
Thursday, July 26 at 4 p.m.: Eldorado Branch
Gaming Discussion & Design Group
Monday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Want to make your own game but don’t know where to start? Come join the Eaton Library’s new Gaming Discussion and Design Group! You will learn about where to find ideas and resources, and be able to interact with people who also want to make their own games.
Painting Flower Pots
Tuesday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Branch: Rock out and make some musical-themed flower pots.
Bob Ross Paint Along
Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Paint along with a classic episode of ‘The Joy of Painting.’
Microsoft Word Class
Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Learn the very basics of Microsoft Word – text formatting, saving documents, adding pictures and WordArt, and so forth. Some computer experience highly preferred.
Rock out a clay pot
Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library: Get inspired and rock out a clay pot for your garden! Sign up at the library or call (937) 437-7242.