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   2017 Childrens PreK-Grade 6   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Lets build a hologram! Use your cell phone to project a hologram and have fun while you learn. Snacks will be provided!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, along with our usual Hangout activities, we are asking teens to build something better.  Today's challenge - Build a Better Catapult using basic office supplies.
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Lets learn about mathematics and have fun building kites at the same time! We will try to fly our creations at the end of the program.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Have you ever heard of the street artists Banksy or Swoon? Did you know we have street artists right here in the Greater Dayton Area?  Local street artist, Etch will take us from the past to the present with a glimpse into the history of street art. How did street art become what it is today? Learn to make a hands-on piece of art in this style and with the guidance of Etch. He will show you tips and tricks for making your own artwork in this popular style.
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
We're constructing another Putt Putt Course at the library this summer!  Come be a part of creating a fun course for others to play!  We'll have everything you need--including snacks!  Teens and tweens welcome!  
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wilmington-Stroop

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Learn some basic American Sign Language and speak without making a sound! Snacks provided. Ages 9-15.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Can you build the best structure given only the material at hand? There'll be new challenges (and construction materials!) each month so come out to build the tallest and strongest structures you can! For grades 7 - 12 only.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Northmont

Title
Date
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, along with our usual Hangout activities, we asking teens to build something better.  Today's challenge - Build a Better Pancake using assorted ingredients.
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Make the world a warmer place by knitting scarves and donating them to those in need! Members of The Miami Valley Knitting Guild will be on hand to help. Bring yarn of your choice or select from the yarn we'll provide. Beginners can take home a Beginning Knitters Kit while supplies last! We encourage you to donate your finished scarf to St. Vincent De Paul. All ages and skill levels are welcome!
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wilmington-Stroop

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Learn some basic American Sign Language and speak without making a sound! Snacks provided. Ages 9-15.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Build giant bubbles at the pool and have fun with pool-time science! Take a break and cool off in our Book Mobile while you discover a good book.


Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Join the Northmont Branch Library's Anime Club for fun, Japanese snacks, and anime! Watch online episodes with friends and discuss what you've been watching. We want your suggestions! For grades 7 - 12 only.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Northmont

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Make your own slip leash for your pet with paracord.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
East

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, along with our usual Hangout activities, we asking teens to build something better.  Today's challenge - Build a Better Breakout Room.  Can you escape the puzzling breakout room before time is up?
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Turn junk mail into beautiful paper treasures! Paper Alice shares the art and magic of paper making using everyday items such as junk mail, napkins, grass, yarn and seeds. All supplies provided. Please register in advance.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
We're constructing another Putt Putt Course at the library this summer!  Come be a part of creating a fun course for others to play!  We'll have everything you need--including snacks!  Teens and tweens welcome!  
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wilmington-Stroop

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Learn some basic American Sign Language and speak without making a sound! Snacks provided. Ages 9-15.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Turn old CDs into new art! Scratch lines and designs onto painted CDs to make eye catching showpieces. Use negative space and structured patterns to make something interesting and unique! Show off your artist side! For grades 7 - 12 only.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Northmont

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, along with our usual Hangout activities, we asking teens to build something better.  Today's challenge - Build a Better Art piece using our Perler Bead kit.
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Learn some basic American Sign Language and speak without making a sound! Snacks provided. Ages 9-15.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Have you ever played the game Angry Birds? We have built a Giant Version of this game and we invite you to come knock it down! Come play this fun game at the pool with your friends!
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Come out to the library and get some yoga training from the folks at Day Yoga Studios. This one-hour introduction to yoga will be fun and informative. For grades 7 - 12 only.
Location
Council Chambers
Library
Northmont

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Bring a couple of old t-shirts (the brighter the better) and braid a dog bone toy that we will donate to a local animal shelter or veterinarian's office.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, along with our usual Hangout activities, we asking teens to build something better.  Today's challenge - Build a Better Game Night, we'll have some new games to try out.  Or bring a game to share!
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Monday, July 03, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Have you ever made a diorama or a terrarium? We are going to build and even better miniature world than you ever have before. Come get creative and build a better world. Snacks will be provided.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
In this collaborative program with Habitat for Humanity, program participants will transform finished art pieces back into building materials. The finished pieces will be donated back to Habitat for Humanity, for future use as materials in building a home.   
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Can you build the best structure given only the material at hand? There'll be new challenges (and construction materials!) each month so come out to build the tallest and strongest structures you can! For grades 7 - 12 only.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Northmont

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Learn some basic American Sign Language and speak without making a sound! Snacks provided. Ages 9-15.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
It's summer and time to celebrate by going to the pool! Did you know that you can have fun and with friends at the pool and still use the library? Play a game of Giant Jenga or Cornhole with friends and also avoid the summer slide by checking out a book from the book mobile!  
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Join the Northmont Branch Library's Anime Club for fun, Japanese snacks, and anime! Watch online episodes with friends and discuss what you've been watching. We want your suggestions! For grades 7 - 12 only.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Northmont

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Explore circuits with our Circuits Maker Kit. Learn how to light up the world.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, along with our usual Hangout activities, we asking teens to build something better.  Today's challenge - Build a Better Breakout Room 2.  Using input from our first Breakout Room attempt, we'll see if we actually did build a better room this second time around. 
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Have you ever heard of the street artists Banksy or Swoon? Did you know we have street artists right here in the Greater Dayton Area?  Local street artist, Etch will take us from the past to the present with a glimpse into the history of street art. How did street art become what it is today? Learn to make a hands-on piece of art in this style and with the guidance of Etch. He will show you tips and tricks for making your own artwork in this popular style. Please register in advance.
Location
Outdoors
Library
Wilmington-Stroop

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Learn some basic American Sign Language and speak without making a sound! Snacks provided. Ages 9-15.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Have you ever heard of the street artists Banksy or Swoon? Did you know we have street artists right here in the Greater Dayton Area?  Local street artist, Etch will take us from the past to the present with a glimpse into the history of street art. How did street art become what it is today? Learn to make a hands-on piece of art in this style and with the guidance of Etch. He will show you tips and tricks for making your own artwork in this popular style. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Take yarn made from old plastic bags and crochet it into fabulous accessories!
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Solve puzzles with friends to break open the safe and reveal the prize inside.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
East

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, along with our usual Hangout activities, we asking teens to build something better.  Today's challenge - Build a Better Tie-Dye.  Bring a white shirt, canvas shoes or socks (we'll have a limited supply of random items on-hand if you forget) and let's see how Sharpie Markers work for tie-dying!
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Learn some basic American Sign Language and speak without making a sound! Snacks provided. Ages 9-15.
Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Did you know that you could have fun and cool off at the pool and visit your library at the same time? Avoid the summer slide by playing an engaging game of giant Scrabble or giant Word Winder. Don't forget to visit the book mobile and check out a book for a pool side read!
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Create fun and colorful art using perler beads! Create a design of your own or use a provided template. Make a unique creation or make something based on a favorite character. The choices are all yours! For grades 7 - 12 only.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Northmont

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Schools.  Ages 0-18
Location
Community Room B
Library
Northwest

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Add to your décor with a throw pillow you've made yourself! We'll use our Textile Maker Kit to sew a throw pillow guaranteed to brighten up any room. Ages 13-18. Please register in advance.

Location
Community Room
Library
Brookville

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
  It's the last Hangout of Summer Challenge and anything could happen!
Location
Community Room
Library
Miamisburg

Title
Date
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Have you ever read a choose your own adventure book?  Come to this party where you can build your own adventure as you go around the library!  We will have special guests to meet, crafts that promote Build a Better World, and exciting games around every corner!  All supplies provided.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
More Summer Crafts based on our Summer Reading theme of 'Building a Better World!' There will also be drinks, snacks, and music...
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wilmington-Stroop

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Come to the library to cool off with some cool games! Spend time with friends and have a snack. 
Location
Meeting Room
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Can you build the best structure given only the material at hand? There'll be new challenges (and construction materials!) each month so come out to build the tallest and strongest structures you can! For grades 7 - 12 only.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Northmont

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Bring a t-shirt to the pool for fun with Tie Dye! The bookmobile will also be there so you can check out a good book!
Library
West Carrollton

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Join the Northmont Branch Library's Anime Club for fun, Japanese snacks, and anime! Watch online episodes with friends and discuss what you've been watching. We want your suggestions! For grades 7 - 12 only.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Northmont

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Important Messages
BUILD A BETTER WORLD - Children's Program


Power up your brain, read and earn awesome prizes too! There are amazing activities, great games and cool crafts happening at your Library this summer. Join us - the Challenge is ON!

Keep track of your progress by logging in above. You’ll earn prizes at 5, 15, 30, 45 and 60 hours.

You could win an WORLD WILDLIFE FUND STUFFED ANIMAL, A PARTY WITH A LIBRARIAN, or a BOOKMOBILE PARTY for you and your friends!

icon5 hours = LIGHT-UP HARD HAT KEYCHAIN


icon15 hours = BOOK to keep


icon30 hours = INFLATABLE GLOBE and you'll be entered in a drawing for:
• WORLD WILDLIFE FUND STUFFED ANIMAL
• A PARTY WITH A LIBRARIAN for you and 6 of your friends or family members
• A BOOKMOBILE PARTY for you and your friends


icon45 hours = BOOK to keep


icon60 hours = Voucher for two tickets for a UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON MEN’S FOOTBALL OR WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GAME.

Pick up a Program Guide or visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org and discover great free programs at Your Library.

One World Wildlife Fund Stuffed Animal and one Party with a librarian will be awarded at each Branch Library. One Kids Bookmobile Party will be awarded in the Dayton Metro Library system.

Don't have a Library Card? A special Student Card allows children to check out up to three books at one time. You can download digital books too. No worries about fines! Return your stuff to get more.

The Summer Challenge ends on July 29, 2017. Entries will not be accepted after that date. Sign up at only one Library location and collect rewards and prizes at that location. Prizes are awarded only once at each achievement level and must be picked up by August 12, 2017.