Summer Reading Program is underway


“Be Creative” this summer at the Switzerland County Public Library, as the annual “Summer Reading Program” is now underway.

Registration for the summer program is still open, and is for all county children ages infant through high school.

Each child receives a free book when they register, and are eligible to win more books and prizes as they read through the summer.

Each child signing up will also receive a book bag and a bookmark.

For each level completed in the “Summer Reading Program”, participants will receive another free book or an incentive prize.

Each child who completed eight levels will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing, which will be held at the end of the program on Saturday, July 25th.

The staff of the Switzerland County Public Library is also planning many special programs that can help children “Be Creative”:

– This Tuesday, June 16th, children can do scrapbooking with director Shannon Phipps.

– On Wednesday, June 24th, everyone can pick up a take home craft that the entire family can enjoy.

Take home crafts may be dropped off anytime between June 25th and July 1st; and will be displayed and judged on Thursday, July 2nd. The winner will be announced on Friday, July 3rd; and will receive two tickets to the Newport Aquarium.

– On Saturday, June 27th, there will be a movie marathon from 10 a.m. on Saturday until 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 28th. Snacks will be provided.

– On Monday, July 6th, there will be a sand art class at 1 p.m.

– On Friday, July 17th, there will be a “Be Creative” craft project at 1 p.m.

– On Friday, July 24th, all reading logs must be turned in by 6 p.m.

– On Saturday, July 25th, at 11 a.m. the “Summer Reading Program” will conclude with a party, magic show, and drawings for the Grand Prize.


Librarian Shannon Phipps wants everyone to know that summer reading isn’t just for children – because adults can come and be a part of “Be Creative Bingo”.

Participants may pick up a bingo sheet from the front desk; complete a bingo; and then be entered into a drawing for a bag full of goodies.

Families can also work on a scavenger hunt together and be entered into a drawing to win four tickets to King’s Island.

All programs are free of charge; and everyone is invited to sign up now.

For more information, contact the library at 427-3363.