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Monday, August 31, 2015 


Belmont County District Library
Summer Reading 2014

Register Online or call the library at 740-795-4624. 
Programs are on Wednesdays at 10:00am and last about an hour.

Location: Powhatan Point Branch

June 11 - The Bugman 10:00am - 11:30am*

Re-Spect-ology is the study of looking again. Join Mark Berman, The Bugman, in an impressive display of live bugs, bug videos, great stories, audience participation, memorable lessons and lots of laughs for the whole family.

June 18 - Amazing Science 10:00am - 11:00am

Join Lisa Schlanz in exploring the wonderful world of science. Children will enjoy a hands-on approach of amazing science experiments.

June 25 - Discover Soil with Worms! 10:00am - 11:00am

Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District, Kim Brewster. Join us as we learn about the science of soil through the eyes of a worm! Participants will  have the chance to "adopt-a-worm" and build their own terrariums to take home.

July 9 - Tales of Earth, Sea & Sky 10:00am - 11:00am

Lyn Ford is a fourth generation, nationally recognized storyteller. Children will enjoy listening to Lyn's interactive and entertaining folk tales.

July 16 - Balloon Science & Face Painting 10:00am - 11:00am

Johanna Rockwell and her daughter are going to put on a fun show of storytelling and making balloon animals while exploring the science behind balloons. The children will take home a balloon animal and will be given the opportunity to have their faces painted.

July 23 - Fizz, Boom, Cartoon 10:00am - 11:00am

Educational artist and veteran teacher, Jeff Nicholas will entertain us with his original illustrations, humorous poems and stories while teaching how to create his "inventively fun" characters using simple, draw along methods.

July 30 - Jim Ellis The Pirate Guy 10:00am - 11:00am

Jim Ellis as Captain Grey Beard will fizzle and boom with exciting Pirate adventures.

Participants are not required to attend all of the scheduled weekly programs. The Summer Reading Program is fundamentally about getting children interested in reading. All children will be eligible for weekly prize drawings. All programs are free.

Thank you to the following 2013 Summer Reading Program supporters:

American Legion Saner Post 228 Charities

Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home

Bellaire Corporation

Belmont Aggregates

Belmont Savings Bank

Brubaker’s Gro-Service
Captina Chapter #489 O.E.S.

Clair-Mar Golf Course

First National Bank of Powhatan Point

Frosty Treat
Hank’s Place

Horseshoe Bend Golf Course

Ladies’ Auxiliary VFW Post 5565

Lehman’s Lawn Care
McNear True Value Hardware

Men’s Auxiliary VFW Post 5565 

Ohio Valley Community Credit Union

Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co

Old South BBQ

Powhatan Lions Club

Powhatan Senior Citizens

Powhatan Tire and Muffler

Susan Deitch

Sweet Nick’s Flower and Shoppe

Theresa Stillion

Tom’s Carry Out

Training Plus


Thank You to all who are an important part of our Summer Reading Program.  Without the kindness of our SPONSORS and VOLUNTEERS, we would not be able to have such a wonderful summer program!!!



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Martins Ferry Public Library
20 James Wright Place - PO Box 130
Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935
Phone: 740-633-0314
Fax: 740-633-0935
Yvonne Myers, Director