Have a BLAST at Your Library this summer with awesome activities, cool crafts, great games, excellent experiments and SO MUCH MORE! Plus, earn SUPER PRIZES along the way!
Here's the best part - Read for 30 hours AND attend 5 Library Programs, and you'll be entered into a drawing for the most awesome grand prize - A BRAND NEW BICYCLE! A bicycle will be awarded to one lucky winner at each Dayton Metro Library locations.
Children who are not yet reading on their own may be read to by a relative or friend.
Celebrate the Summer Challenge at the PARTY IN THE PARK - Saturday, AUGUST 8, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Cooper Park downtown. SUPER FUN for EVERYONE Games, crafts, performers, music and more, FREE! We hope to see you there.
The Summer Reading Club ends on Saturday August 1st. Entries will not be accepted after that date.
For younger children - birth to 36 months, ask us about joining our "Little Sidekicks" Challenge.
*while supplies last.
For little ones, each accomplishment is a victory. Each activity shared is a chance to learn, grow and bond. And with your Library's Summer Challenge YOU are your child's hero!
To join the Little Sidekicks Challenge, come into any Dayton Metro Library and pick up a folder to keep track of the activities you and your baby or toddler do together.
We encourage you to attend Library programs designed especially for babies and toddlers. It's never too early to start developing early literacy skills and a love of learning in your child!
The Summer Challenge ends on Saturday, August 1st. Entries will not be accepted after that date. Please remember you may sign up at only one Library. You will receive your rewards and prizes at that location throughout the summer. Need more ideas? Ask for an additional sheet of suggested activities at your library.
You can get QUICK TEXT TIPS of fun, easy things you can do with your baby or toddler this summer. Have fun together and help your little one learn and grow. Sign up on your Little Sidekicks registration form or here.
*while supplies last
Aurora Red Ikebana with Bright Yellow Stems, Dale Chihuly (b. 1941), American, 2001, Blown glass. Artist Dale Chihuly was one of the original members of the Studio Glass Movement that moved glass-making from the factory setting to the studio. Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art form of flower arrangement. This piece is made from three separate pieces: one vase and two flowers.
Rationale for inclusion: Like the new library, this piece combines traditional usage and forms with new and exciting ideas, colors and outcomes.
For more information: http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/200187#overview
Study of Heads of an Old Man, Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1641), Flemish, c. 1612, Oil on oak panel. Peter Paul Rubens' use of sensuous color and bold movement have made him one of the most definitive artists of the Baroque era. Study Heads of an Old Man was probably created in anticipation of a larger work, Christ and the Adulterous Woman, but when the museum received the painting it
showed only one face. A dealer had probably painted out the second face some time ago in order to sell the work as a portrait, rather than a study.
Rationale for inclusion: The fascinating story of this painting's surprise second face would make a great novel!
For more information: http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/196082#overview