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Spring 2015 Summer Reading Program Workshop - Heroes
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Spring 2015 Summer Reading Program Workshop - Heroes

Join your fellow Children's Librarians for this full-day summer reading workshop featuring this summer's theme: Heroes.

When: 3/18/2015
9:00 AM
Where: Washington-Centerville Public Library
111 W Spring Valley Road
Centerville, Ohio  45458
United States
Contact: Racheal
513-751-4422 x10

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Heroes Theme!

The event will be held at Washington-Centerville Public Library at 111 W Spring Valley Road, Centerville, OH 45458.


    8:45 AM to 9:10 AM - Registration and Introductions

    9:10 AM to 10:00 AM - Lane Libraries: "Unmasked" Non-Superheroes

    10:00 AM to 10:50 AM - Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Power Up and Read

    10:50 AM to 11:00 AM - Break

    11:00 AM to 11:50 AM -  Raptor Inc.

    11:50 AM to 12:30 PM - Boxed Lunches (included)

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM - SWON: Tech Fun

    1:30 PM to 1:50 PM - Pinterest Ideas

    1:50 PM to 2:40 PM - Campbell County: Superheroes Give Back

    2:40 PM to 2:50 PM - Break

    2:50 PM to 3:45 PM - Idea Share- We will go around the room and each attendee will share one successful idea with the group, please come prepared. We'd be happy to make copies for you. If you have a handout you'd like to share, please email it to


Lane Libraries: "Unmasked" Non-Superhero Lane Libraries will be discussing programs that they have had, Arts and Crafts, Group programs, Science and Tech, and Passive programs.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Power Up and Read From PLCH's previous Summer Reading Program, what was successful, what wasn't, and where can you find the items they used.

Raptor Inc.: Raptors are Animal Heroes! A 50 minute presentation featuring 3 live educational ambassadors. Up close and personal, you can see their beaks and talons and learn about the adaptations which make them supreme hunters of the sky. You will learn what makes them animal heroes: why the Barn Owl is called the “Farmer’s Friend”, why the Great Horned Owl is an apex predator indicating the health of the environment or how Turkey Vultures help prevent diseases which could kill humans. You will come away marveling at home beneficial these raptors are for the environment and why they must be protected. Feathers and wings will be available for touching and vocalizations will be played.

SWON: Tech Fun for Kids of All Ages 

Summer slide doesn’t happen only with reading. Our students lose ground in math and critical thinking skills too. But having fun while continuing to learn is part of what library summer programming is about. Our program will introduce you to Makey-Makey and Cubelets. Makey-Makey is an "Invention Kit for Everyone." Check out one example in the video.


Cubelets Robot Construction for Kids are magnetically connectable blocks possessing different functions. There are Sensing blocks, Thinking blocks and Acting blocks. You can combine them in countless ways and they can be used with LEGOs to create whatever sort of creature you can imagine. After a brief introduction, you’ll be making music with a mini-keyboard you create and using LEGOs to fashion your own moving and sensing robots. The connection to heroes may be tenuous, but the learning isn’t.


Both kits will be available for you to borrow any time during the year on our Tech to Lend Page.

Racheal Mick: Pinterest Ideas Need some last minute ideas to do with children and teens? Racheal will show you some ideas she found on pinterest.

Campbell County: Superheroes Give Back! Learn how to throw an awesome super hero themed program for preschoolers to school-aged children! Ideas and samples for themed games, crafts, and treats will be covered- including where to find links to great free printables. Learn how to make kids feel like real-life superheroes by partnering with local non-profits- we’ll cover everything from cold-calling to building collaborative relationships with local .orgs!

Sponsored in part through LSTA funds awarded by the State Library of Ohio.


We will be giving away t-shirts, books, standees of superheroes, and other fun prizes!

Boxed Lunches will be provided! When you register you will have options for special dietary requests.


Employee of Supporting Member Library: $25

Geographic: $35

Out-of-State: $60

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