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Monday, August 31, 2015 


Belmont County District Library
Summer Reading 2014

Register Online or call the library at 740-968-3891. 
Programs are on Fridays at 1:00pm and last about an hour.

Location: Victoria Read Branch, Flushing, Ohio

June 13 - The Bugman 1:30pm - 3:00pm*

Re-Spect-ology is the study of looking again. Join Mark Berman, The Bugman, in an impressive display of live bugs, bug videos, great stories, audience participation, memorable lessons and lots of laughs for the whole family.

June 20 - Fizz, Boom, Cartoon 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Educational artist and veteran teacher, Jeff Nicholas will entertain us with his original illustrations, humorous poems and stories while teaching how to create his "inventively fun" characters using simple, draw along methods.

June 27 - Amazing Science 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join Lisa Schlanz in exploring the wonderful world of science. Children will enjoy a hands-on approach of amazing science experiments.

July 11 - Tales of Earth, Sea & Sky 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lyn Ford is a fourth generation, nationally recognized storyteller. Children will enjoy listening to Lyn's interactive and entertaining folk tales.

July 18 - Turtles and other Friends 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Turtle Lady, Nancy Lockard, along with at least 20 turtles, 4 bearded dragons, a corn snake, and 2 toads will be visiting the library. Children will have the opportunity to "gently" pet the animals during the program.

July 25 - The Science of Music 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Ellen Ford will lead us in story and song as we hum, buzz and whistle the creative science of music.

August 1 - Zion Christian Retreat & Nature Center 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Today we will meet at the Zion Christian Retreat & Nature Center for a picnic, prizes, games and lots of fun. Boating and fishing will be available when accompanied by an adult. Permission slips must be signed for the event.

Participants are not required to attend all of the scheduled weekly programs. The Summer Reading Program is fundamentally about getting children interested in reading. All children will be eligible for weekly prize drawings. All programs are free.

Thank you to the following 2014 Summer Reading Program supporters:

American Legion Post 366

Jack A. Hamilton and Associates, Inc.

Bashline Clinic

Quizno's Subb

David Jones CAI Auctionee

Doan Ford, Inc.

Fred and Sandy Kidd

Wheeling Nailer's Hockey

Riesbeck's Food Market

Warren Funeral Home
Carpenter's Pizzeria

Flushing Area Ruritan

Sandy's Country Curls

Janette Hamilton


Thank You to all who are an important part of our Summer Reading Program.  Without the kindness of our SPONSORS and VOLUNTEERS, we would not be able to have such a wonderful summer program!!!


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Martins Ferry Public Library
20 James Wright Place - PO Box 130
Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935
Phone: 740-633-0314
Fax: 740-633-0935
Yvonne Myers, Director