District library monthly calendar

Kids & Family Programs


Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: Join us for LEGO Club at the Eaton Library! School-age children can come in and build, complete challenges, and just have fun! The program will meet on the last Monday of the month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children can build with the library’s LEGO collection. If you bring LEGOs from home to build with, please bring them in a container labeled with your child’s name.

Monthly Family Board Game Night – New Paris Branch

Visit the library on the last Tuesday of each month 5 p.m. to play board games and enjoy a snack!

Weekly Crafting Programs – West Elkton Branch

Join your West Elkton librarians on Thursdays at 4 p.m. for a fun program! There is usually a craft to be made and other exciting activities.

• Aug. 22: Shark Storytime & Puppet Craft

• Aug. 29: 3D Paper Houses

• Sept. 5: DIY Funny Face Flip Book

• Sept. 12: Cootie Catcher Pets

• Sept. 19: Fall Bookmark Craft

• Sept. 26: Teen & Adult Coffee, Cocoa, and Coloring

Book Sale – Camden Branch

Stock up on books, magazines and DVDs at the Camden Library! The sale will be held during library open hours, which are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12-8 p.m., Tuesday: 2-8 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Aquatic Storytime – Camden Branch

Aug. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Camden Branch: Come to the Camden Library and enjoy an aquatic story and complete a fishy craft!

PCDL MakerSpace Open Hours – Eaton Branch

Maker Space Open Hours: Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: The Maker Space is a room full of new technology with open access to all ages. All equipment and assistance is free. Bring your own consumables, such as fabric and paper. Some materials can be purchased for a fee. Other dates and times available by appointment. Ask questions, or make an appointment by contacting youthservices@preblelibrary.org or calling 937-456-5478.

Tweens (ages 8-12)

Tween-tivities: Gaming

Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: It’s time for another monthly tween program! Ages 8-12 are welcome to join us for an hour of pizza and gaming. No registration required.

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 to enjoy activities such as coloring and simple crafting, board games, video games, and more! These programs are designed to be self-led. Just drop by any time from 3:30-5:00, sign in, and have fun!

• Aug. 20: Passive Programs

• Aug. 27: Passive Programs

Teen Harry Potter Alliance – Monthly Teen Group

Join our chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance! Preble County Potterwatch is dedicated to teen leadership and fan-based activism. The international community of the Harry Potter Alliance works for equality, literacy, and human rights… all around the globe! Inspired by literature, this group encourages teens in grades 6-12 to take action for important causes through donations, campaigns, and community service. We may not have magic rings, death eaters, or White Witches to face, but there are plenty of opportunities to help improve our community and the world around us! For more information, follow @PreblePotterwatch on instagram, or contact magracel@preblelibrary.org.

Unity – Monthly Teen Group

Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: join us for the new LGBTQ+ teen group… Unity! This meeting is a safe space, open to local teens (including allies!) in grades 6-12. Join us for open discussion, as well as resources and information. The group will build objectives and goals, meeting agendas, future programming ideas, and more! For more information, contact youthservices@preblelibrary.org.

Teen Book Club – Monthly Group

Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: The Teen Book Club selection for the month of August will be Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk! Sign up in advance to receive a free copy of the book to read before the program!

*Teen Book Club takes place once a month, with a meeting to discuss a selected YA book. Ten spaces will be available for each session, allowing book club members to receive their own personal copy free of charge. Registration is open monthly, and only applies to that specific session.*

Please read the book in its entirety before the scheduled meeting. This program is available for grades 6-12, but YA titles may contain mature themes and language, so parental discretion is advised.*

Adults (18+)

Creative Writers’ Group

Meets every fourth Friday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: If you have a written piece you would like to share, please bring it to the meeting. You will not be expected to share, but you are certainly welcome to do so! Writing activities and prompts will be provided for those who need a little extra inspiration.

Book a Librarian

Every Wednesday (by appointment) from 1-4 p.m. at the Eaton Branch: 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 with tablets/e-readers, computers, Microsoft Office, Internet, resumes and job searching, using the library catalog, and research. Call 937-456-5562, email prebleref@preblelibrary.org, or stop by the library in person to set up an appointment!

Adult Craft: Fabric Flower Bouquet

Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library: A little glue and some fabric go a long way to make a fabulous flower bouquet! All supplies provided. Visit the library or call 937-456-4331 to sign up. *Registration required for this free program. Register in person or call (937) 456-4331.*