Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bad Kitty! Summer Reading Program at the Mahoning county library

There’s something for everyone in this year’s Library Summer Reading Club.  Babies, kids, teens and adults can read for fun and a chance to win prizes!  Kids who read 30 hours are invited to a “Bad Kitty Breakfast Bash” with author Nick Bruel on July 30.

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Library Summer Reading Club for All Ages Runs June 1 - August 17
MAHONING COUNTY (May 8, 2013/For Immediate Release) - There's something for everyone in this year's Summer Reading Club at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC).  Babies and their parents, kids, teens and adults can participate for fun and a chance to win prizes!  Visit a Mahoning County public library near you or sign up online on or after June 1 to register for this year's Summer Reading Club, which runs from June 1 through August 17. Kids who read 30 hours are invited to a "Bad Kitty Breakfast Bash" with author Nick Bruel in July.

To make it even easier for you to participate, the Library is offering a NEW online registration for this year's Summer Reading Club. Go to www.LibraryVisit.org on or after June 1 to sign up!


"Dig Into Reading" - Children's Summer Reading
MEET NICK BRUEL, AUTHOR OF THE 'BAD KITTY' BOOKS
Meet "Bad Kitty" Author Nick Bruel - Meet the creator of the popular Bad Kitty books and hear how he gets his ideas for Kitty's adventures. Fun for the whole family. Don't forget to finish your 30 hours of reading for an invitation to the Bad Kitty Breakfast Bash which will be held the morning of July 30.

Austintown, 2 p.m., Tues., July 30 (author presentation - free and open to the public)
Boardman, 7 p.m., Tues., July 30 (author presentation - free and open to the public)

Kickoff Event: Headlines! Headlines! Dig This! Bad Kitty for President! Join the Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre and witness how elections really work in a program based on Nick Bruel's entertaining book, "Bad Kitty for President."  Fun for the whole family. No reservations are needed.
Main, 10 a.m., Tues., June 18
Boardman, 2 p.m., Tues., June 18
Austintown, 10 a.m., Wed., June 19
Poland, 2 p.m., Wed., June 19

Kids: Receive a coupon for a FREE ice cream cone from Dairy Queen and a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game voucher just for signing up. Keep track of the time you read for surprises and chances to win.
For the first 4 hours that you read, you'll receive a paperback book.* (*Choose from available titles. While supplies last.)
For the first 8 hours read, you'll receive a library insulated lunch bag (preschool to grade 3) or a back pack (grades 4-6). You'll also get one FREE admission ticket to OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology.
For the first 12 hours read, you'll earn a chance to win a LeapFrog Letter Factory or your choice of a magazine subscription (preschool to grade 3). Kids in grades 4-6 earn a chance to win an iPod Shuffle.
Read 30 hours and you'll be entered into a drawing for a party at the Library for you and 10 of your friends.

"Bad Kitty Breakfast Bash" - For 30 hours read, you'll also qualify for an invitation to the "Bad Kitty Breakfast Bash," where you'll enjoy meeting and sharing breakfast with Nick Bruel, author of the Bad Kitty books, to be held at Poland Library on July 30. This special breakfast bash, catered by Kravitz Deli, is only available to Summer Reading participants who complete their 30 hours by July 29, so don't miss out!
Special thanks to these sponsors for their generous contributions to the Summer Reading Club.
      Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
      Dairy Queen
      Mahoning Valley Scrappers
      OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology
      Dollar General
      The Library Foundation, Ruth Bowers Fund for Youth Programs and Services
      Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
      Friends of the Library - Austintown, Boardman, Poland Branch Libraries
      Library Staff - gift cards
      Rotary Clubs of Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Youngstown
      Sam's Club
      Camelot Lanes
      Skate Zone
      Walmart of Austintown and Poland



Baby Brilliant Summer Reading Program for ages 0-2: "Dig Into Reading"
It's never too early to read to your baby! Parents can learn early literacy techniques and little ones can earn a book, a Library insulated lunch bag, and a chance to win a subscription to Babybug magazine.

Teen Summer Reading: "Beneath the Surface"
Register in person or online; visit us in person to receive a Scrappers game voucher and a coupon as well as an entry into a drawing for movie passes.
For 12 hours read - get an entry to win a Nook HD, a Kindle Fire HD, an iPod Nano, a PSP, or a gift card.
For 30 hours or more - get an entry to win an iPad mini, an iPod Touch or a Wii U!
READ - books, magazines, eBooks and graphic novels.
LISTEN TO - Audio eBooks or books on CD.
Read for yourself or read to someone else. IT ALL COUNTS!

Adult Summer Reading: "Groundbreaking Reads"
Register in person or online at LibraryVisit.org
FOR 12 HOURS READ - receive a "Wild About Reading" Book Bag.
READ - books, magazines & eBooks.
LISTEN TO - Audio eBooks or books on CD.
Get our summer program details in "Happenings" or on the Library Web site at LibraryVisit.org.





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