May 9, 2001


This Summer the Public Library Presents �EVERYBODY READS��

Three Novel Ways for Family Fun!


EVERYBODY READS DAY kicks off the Library�s summer reading clubs on Saturday, June 9.� At high noon things will be hoppin�, so jump on over to the Main Library or any of the Library�s 41 branches to enjoy a read-aloud of theme-related books such as The Frog Princess? and other popular favorites. Children, teens, and adults can take in the fun as guest readers help launch the season. At the Main Library, a special kickoff party from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will include free grilled hotdogs, beverages, snacks, and music. Meet Froggy from the Jonathan London books and enjoy other fun-filled activities including crafts and games. At the Anderson Branch, Delhi Township Branch, and Westwood Branch libraries special EVERYBODY READS DAY activities will take place for the entire family all day as well.�


For the first time the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County has expanded its summer reading program to include something special for everyone. To bring the entire family on the same page reading together, children, teens and adults can participate in EVERYBODY READS through August. At the Main Library and all of the 41 branch libraries, everyone has a chance to win great prizes, read great books, and attend great programs.


Leap into Books is for children up to the sixth grade. As �toad-ally� awesome frogs jump off the pages and into the hearts of young readers, the Library�s �hoppy-go-lucky� lineup of lively stories including fantasy and fairytales is sure to be �ribbeting.� Children who read at least 10 books during the summer months, or youngsters who require assistance from others, will be offered reading incentives. Children up to age 3 who have 10 books read to them will receive a folktale coloring book. Children ages 4-12 who read 10 books will receive a frog stamper, and those who read 25 or more will receive one of 12 books.��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� - more-





2001: A Teen Reading Odyssey is for grades six and above. Journeys into new worlds can unfold as easily as the cover of an interesting book for teens. Those who participate in reading and reading related activities will be entered into weekly drawings for prizes, with added incentives of movie passes, gift certificates, and coupons for pizza, ice cream and more. A Grand Prize drawing for a Boom Box and CD gift certificates will be held at the Main Library on Saturday, September 8.


READfest will help launch adults into summer reading. For every book read or listened to, participants may fill out an entry form for a drawing to be held on September 1. Each of the 41 branches and the Main Library will award the winners $25 gift certificates to be redeemed at one of three area bookstores. All entries will also be eligible for a grand prize drawing of a $250 bookstore gift certificate to be awarded on September 7.


There are also lively discussions and presentations, designed especially for their interests provided at the Main Library and various library branches. A variety of engaging topics are being offered on everything from riveting reads you won�t want to miss and rave reviews on notable titles, to tips on starting a book club and discussions on great audio books and CDs for the listening enjoyment of the entire family. There�s even a slide program to try your knowledge of the Queen City and costumed interpretations depicting historical characters from books.


Pickup your 2001 Teen Reading Odyssey or READfest packet at the Main Library or any branch location beginning June 1. Packets are also available online (see website below). Information on Leap Into Books is also provided at all service desks. To complement EVERYBODY READS thousands of free programs will be offered throughout the summer for children, teens, and adults. Check your local library for a complete list, or visit us at For more �in-frog-mation� a special page on the Library�s website will be devoted to summer reading.




Information about events at the Main Library and 41 branch libraries is available on the Internet site: Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired. Please call

369-6944 (TDD 369-6946) at least one week before program.