What’s happening in June at the Put-in-Bay Library?

Put-in-Bay Summer Reading Challenge

We’re excited to announce the start of our new and easy-to-do Summer Reading Challenge at the Put-in-Bay Library. It will begin on Monday, June 5th, and end on Friday, July 14th. Six weeks of fun activities to “Build a Better World.” Complete three of the five activities each week for a chance to win a raffle. Everyone is welcome to participate. There are Four age groups: Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 5, Teens and Adults! Stop in to pick up your booklet for a cool sign up bonus! Visit us each week of the Summer Reading Challenge for a different craft beginning June 12th. Fun for kids of all ages!

Week One features several activities pertaining to our theme “Build a Better World” that you won’t want to miss! Lisa Brohl will be our host for a Garlic Mustard Pull on Tuesday, June 9th at 9 a.m. in conjunction with the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy. We will meet at the foot of Jane Coates Nature Trail on Put-in-Bay Rd., near the Maple Leaf Cemetery. Remember to bring your work gloves and water to stay hydrated. Help make this beautiful walking trail a better place.

Keeping Fit!

In keeping with our Summer Library Challenge, we are trying to “Build a Better World” by keeping fit! Join us each Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at the Put-in-Bay library entrance for our walk around the island. Don’t worry! We will start with short distances and gradually increase each week. Stay healthy in 2017!

Nature Story Times

For the little children, let’s “Build Better Readers” this summer by joining us for our new “Nature Story Times.” The first one will be at the school bleachers at the ball field on Wednesday, June 7th and the second on Wednesday, June 21st at the Lake Erie Islands NatureCenter. Both will begin at 11 a.m. and feature stories, songs, games, and crafts. Parents or caregivers are asked to stay with children for this half-hour program.

Bingo for Books

The all-time favorite program of “Bingo for Books” will be held on Tuesday, June 6th at 5 p.m. at the Put-in-Bay Library. Join us for an exciting evening of Bingo. We have the cards and books for prizes. You just show up for an evening of fun! Lots of great books to choose when a “BINGO” is called! It is suggested that participants know how to play Bingo and how to read numbers 1 to 75. Younger patrons will want to have a parent or caregiver stay to assist.

New to the Put-in-Bay?

Are you a new worker on the island? Trying to find your way around town? Want to meet new people? You are invited to come to Erie Islands Library on Tuesday, June 13th at 5 p.m. for information on the island and to meet fellow workers. We will have information available on where to go on the island in your spare time or days off from Put-in-Bay Librarian Sue Duff, an islander for over forty-five years. Learn what the Put-in-Bay library has to offer. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Put-in-Bay Movie Night!

Two opportunities to see your favorite movies in June! The first is for youngsters in Kindergarten to Grade 6 on Thursday, June 15th at 5 p.m. The second is “Teen Movie Night” for Grades 6-12 on Thursday, June 29th at 6 p.m. On both nights patrons are invited to enjoy
snacks and refreshments with their friends while watching a movie that will be announced two weeks before the viewing.

Put-in-Bay Library Summer Reading Challenge

On Tuesday evening, June 20th, Put-in-Bay Library staff would like to extend our appreciation to our patrons. We invite you to stop by from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a delicious ice cream treat. We thank you all for your loyalty to our library!

Hot Wheels

Do you love Hot Wheels cars? If you do, don’t miss out coming to the Put-in-Bay  Library to build the fastest track in town! On Thursday, June 22nd youngsters and teens are invited to come to the library from 5 to 6 p.m. to compete in building the best Hot Wheels track around
the library. We have the cars, tracks, connectors, and loops. You bring your imagination to create the best track around!

Music Program

Are you still in the mood for more music after the Put-in-Bay Music Festival? Or did you miss the all-star musical event? Join Musician Duke Otherwise at the Put-in-Bay Library on Tuesday, June 26th at 2 p.m. for a fun show filled with audience participation, dancing, and a vast array of musical styles. With his guitar, tap shoes, and distinct baritone, Duke will sing his hilarious and imaginative songs for all ages to delight in together.

Book Trading

Have you been cleaning up your bookshelves and found some gently used books that you don’t want to throw out? Bring a gift-wrapped book to the Put-in-Bay Library from your own collection on Wednesday, June 28th at 1 p.m to trade or one purchased for less than $10. Gifts per person for the exchange are limited to three. This event is for adults only. Tasty treats and tea/coffee will be served. There are lots of fun and amazing activities to do at your local library, in addition to borrowing books, magazine, and DVDs! Visit us today!