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May 2011

What’s New · Summer Reading Kickoff Celebrations

Join Team Read! Join Team Read!

Ready to take on the challenge? From June 1 through July 31, join Team Read, the Library’s 38th annual Summer Reading Program. This year, there are more ways to win than ever before. The more you read, the more chances to score and WIN!


All sorts of fantastic prizes for preschoolers, kids, teens, and adults are available this summer! These prizes include: books, toys, ear buds, flash drives and entries to grand prize drawings for Reds tickets and Coney Island passes. The child, teen and adult who read the most at each location will win a Nook Color!

Kickoff Celebrations for Kids

Kids and their families are invited to stop by the Main Library’s Children's Learning Center or any of our branches on Saturday, June 4th between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., to decorate a Team Read pennant and enjoy refreshments courtesy of Costco Wholesale. We’ll supply everything you need to personalize your pennant. A couple of special guests will be helping us kick off Summer Reading! Meet the Cincinnati Bearcat at the Anderson Branch and Cincinnati Kings soccer players at the Pleasant Ridge Branch.

Read to win Coney Island passes! Read to win Coney Island passes!

Kickoff Celebrations for Teens

We’re hosting nine special kickoff parties just for teens at the following locations:

We’ll have board games or video games, food, and music! Check with each location for details.

Kickoff Celebration for Adults

Adults are invited to Join Team Read at the Main Library on Wednesday, June 1st from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Win prizes playing Reds Jeopardy with the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, test your Wii skills, enjoy refreshments courtesy of Barnes & Noble, and sign up for Summer Reading!

Join Team Read! Join Team Read!

How to Participate

Signing up is easy! Just use our online registration form or sign up at any one of our libraries. Then, beginning June 1, use the online reading log to keep track of the books/minutes read. For every reading level you complete, you're eligible to win a prize.

Thanks to...

Team Read was made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: The Cincinnati Reds, Coney Island, the Friends of the Public Library, the Anderson Township Library Association, the Kersten Fund, the Charles H. Dater Foundation, and an anonymous donor for funding the Nook Colors

Additional support provided by the: Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Hamilton County Park District, Cincinnati Kings, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, and the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics.