West Unity Library Wants Kids To “Dig Into Reading”

West Unity Branch Library Summer Reading programs with the theme “Dig into Reading” will begin on Tuesday, June 4 and finish on Thursday, July 25. Children in the community are invited to come and share in the stories, fun activities, and learning experiences that are a part of summer reading. Testing shows that kids who read for fun in the summer do better and forget less when they go back to school. The summer months offer great opportunities for families to help improve reading and writing by attending summer programs at the library.

Every week there will be presenters from the community on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, a story time on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, a movie matinee on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, and crafts and games on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. In addition, the Tail Waggin’ Tutors schedule will continue on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and 6:00 to 7:00 pm, and on Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. “Dig into Reading” will be the overall theme of the programs.

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Community presenters will kick off with science teacher Mr. Leu who will do a program called “Dig into Science” on June 4. The Village of West Unity will have a Parade of Construction Equipment on June 11. On June 18, the OSU Extension Office will present the program “Dig into Soil Conservation.” “Dig into Farming” will be the topic of exploration for the Kidding Around 4-H Goat Club on June 25. Northwest State EvMotorsports will “Dig into Technology” on July 2. Chuck Wirth will “Dig into Wildlife” on July 9, and Tina Baker will “Dig into Archeology” on July 16. The closing party will be held on July 23 with special guest Johnny, the Tin Caps mascot.

Movies on Wednesdays will be as follows: Madagascar 3 on June 5; Journey 2 on June 12; Holes on June 19; Treasure Buddies on June 26; National Treasure on July 3; National Treasure 2 on July 10; How to Eat Fried Worms on July 17; and Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Dog Days on July 24.

Crafts and games on Thursdays will be centered on the following topics: burrowing animals; dig into gardening; dig up a scavenger hunt; digging for treasure; dig into Egyptian pyramids; digging up dinosaurs; and digging a party.

West Unity Library is located at 109 S. High Street in West Unity. Please stop by the library to sign up and pick up a calendar of events, or call Ruth Meyer at 419-924-5237 for more details about summer reading.


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