— Avon-Washington Township Public Library
— Summer Reading Programs: Online reading clubs are available for all levels and the theme is “Dig Into Reading”. To register, go the library’s webpage at www.avonlibrary.net now through July 26 and click on the Summer Reading link. Choose which reading club desired, and complete the registration form. Attendees should include an e-mail address so contact can be made if a prize is won. Adding www.avonlibrary.net to your email address book ensures attendees will receive library communications about summer reading, raffle drawings, and prize notifications. Logging is running currently and ends July 26 at 11:59 p.m. Patrons should not log anything read before or after these dates and times. Watch the reading home page for important announcements throughout the summer, as prize notifications will be sent via e-mail or by phone if no e-mail is given.
— Pokemon League is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. today and July 20. Get together with other Pokemon fans to play, trade, and earn prizes. All ages are welcome. Bring own supplies.
— Cool Crew Club will meet every 11 a.m. to noon each Monday through July 15 and from 2 to 3 p.m. each Wednesday from June 12 through July 17. This is a weekly craft program for students in grades five through 12.
— Webkinz Lunch Bunch is 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays now through July 16 or 17. Attendees can bring a packed lunch and have fun with a Webkinz or other stuffed animal. Each week there will be games, a craft for the animal, and chances to win prizes. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each program.
— Investigation Destination is 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. every Friday from now through July 19. There will be a variety of nature-themed learning activities. Registration required and begins one week prior to each program.
— American Girl Adventures is 2 p.m. Mondays through July 15. Dig into history and learn about different time periods and places with the American Girl series. Participants can bring their American Girl or other favorite doll for stories, crafts, and chances to win prizes. Each week will focus on a doll in the series. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each date.
— Preschool Story time, I Dig It is 10 a.m. June 25 and July 9 and 16. The program will dig into reading with stories, songs, and crafts exploring dinosaurs, super heroes, gardening, fairies, and frogs. This program is for children ages 3 ½ through those entering kindergarten. Children will come into story time on their own for the first 30 minutes, and will then an adult to come in for the final 15 minutes to assist with the craft. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each program.
— Firefighter Ollie is 2 p.m. June 25 as well as July 9 and 16. Firefighter Ollie will use stories and activities to provide safety education tips children can use. The program is for children preschool through those in fourth grade and an adult must attended with any preschool child. Registration begins a week prior to each date.
— Mommy and Me is 10 a.m. June 26 and July 10 and 17. Children ages 18 months through 3 ½ who are accompanied by an adult can read books and sing songs in a 30-minute story time. Registration is required and begins a week prior to each program.
— Crafty Kids is 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. June 27 and July 11 and 18. Attendees will have the opportunity to dig through library supplies and see what can be unearthed for creative fun. The program will also allow for the design of a room decoration or gift. Registration is required and begins one week prior to each program.
— Drop-In Storytime is 10 a.m. June 28 and July 12 and 19. Meet in the grassy area by the library entrance for stories, songs, and rhymes geared towards kids 3 to 5-years-old, but all ages are welcome. Bring a blanket to sit on. In the event of inclement weather, story time will not be held.
— First Ladies is 6:30 p.m. June 25. The women behind the presidents come to life as historian Barbara Stauch gives insights into their lives before, during, and after their husbands were U.S. Presidents. Registration required.
— PAWS to Read is 6:30 or 7 p.m. June 25 and July 11 and 23. Children can have a 10-minute reading time with Murray, a reading dog.
— Monster High Party is at 6:30 p.m. June 27. This program is for fans of the Monster High dolls, where patrons will get involved in games, activities, and chances to win prizes. This is intended for children in fourth through sixth grades. Registration is required.
— James Coffey visits at 3 p.m. June 28. Coffey is an award winning family recording artist and will be at the library for a musical adventure that involves digging, dancing with dinosaurs, exploring ancient Egypt, planting seeds, and working with machines. Registration is required.
— Chess Nights are 6 to 7:30 p.m. and July 9 and 23. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
— Wii Move is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 9. This program is for children in grades 1 through 4 that want to play Wii games.
Brownsburg Public Library
— Survival Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. June 24 and July 22. This club is for children ages 9 through 13-years-old. Building on the popularity of Gary Paulsen’s Brain Series books, the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District will sponsor a summer book club. Come and discuss and explore what living alone in the wild would be like and receive a copy of Hatchet, the first in book series. Participants will learn how to create survival tools from “trash” like solar ovens made from pizza boxes and paper clip compasses. Registration is required and must be done at the library, where children will receive a copy of the book when they sign up. S’mores will be served, so parents must make any food allergies known prior to the program.
— Brown Bag Travel Club: Egypt, Israel, and Istanbul is 11:30 a.m. June 25. Bring a lunch and travel the world as the group watches a few episodes from the PBS series “Rick Steves’ Europe.” This program is for ages 18-years-old and above. Registration is optional.
— Dig Into Magic is 1 p.m. June 25. Magician Daniel Lusk will put on a 45-minute interactive show for families to teach the importance of reading. Kids will also meet Lusk’s pet mole puppet, sharing adventures from the underground.
— Dinosaur Fun: Fossil Making is 5 p.m. June 25. This program is for children 6 to 10-years-old and will teach participants how fossils form, what they look like, and they will be able to make their own fossils.
— Groundbreaking Reads: Yarn and Fabric Swap is 5:30 p.m. June 25. Dig up unused yarn and fabric and bring it to the program, where attendees will get to take home new treasures. Each patron will receive one ticket for each item (a skein of yarn or fat quarter) that they bring, and they will use that ticket to pick something else out. All items must be clean and in usable condition. Attendees should label if the item has been in contact with pets or smoke. Registration required for this program, which is for adults 18-years-old and above.
— Great Ideas Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. June 25. This is an adult discussion group for people who like to read about important ideas from literature, science, government, culture, and religion. Discussion books may be picked up and returned each month at the customer service desk.
— Babies Dig Machines is 9:30 a.m. June 26. This program is intended for children ages 0 through 15 months old and an adult caregiver. Weather permitting, the program may be held outside.
— Dinosaur Fun: Fossil Making is 2 p.m. June 26. During this program, children ages 6 through 10-years-old will make their own fossils.
— Lego Club meets at 5:30 p.m. June 26. The library will provide the Legos and each session will have a different them and Wii Lego videogame to play as well as building time. This program is for children ages 6 through 10-years-old.
— Groundbreaking Reads Movie Night: Moonrise Kingdom is 5 p.m. June 27. Enjoy free popcorn and a viewing of the 2012 film “Moonrise Kingdom,” which has a runtime of 94 minutes. This program is for adults ages 18 and older.
— Tots Dig Machines is at 10:30 a.m. June 28. Children can come celebrate big machines during a special story time. This program will have rhymes, songs, and books and is intended for children ages 15 months through 2-years-old.
Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library
— The Clayton Public Library has launched an e-newsletter and Facebook page to keep the community informed of library activities and news. To sign up for the e-newsletter, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 539-2991, or sign up at the library’s front desk. To become a “friend” of the library on Facebook, search Clayton Public Library and click “Like” to get in on the latest community events, library hours, resources, and children’s programs and events.
— Story Time for children ages 3 through those in pre-kindergarten is 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
— Little Listeners is a program for 18- to 36-month-old toddlers at 1 p.m. Thursdays.
— A naturalist from the McCloud Nature Center will visit at 4 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
— Special guest Belle from Beauty and the Beast will host a story time 6 p.m.
— Ronald McDonald will visit the library and share magic and fun at 6 p.m. June 24.
— Movie Night is 6 p.m. July 1.
— Michelle Marti of Divas, Dudes, and Doodlebugs will join the library for songs and dancing 6 p.m. July 8.
— Reading stars of the library will perform in a talent show 6 p.m. July 15.
Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library
— Storytime is from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. each Wednesday when Mill Creek Schools are in session, for preschoolers ages 3 to 6. Korleen Bledsoe will again serve as children’s programmer. McCloud Nature Park will present a nature program on the first Wednesday of each month.
— Dig Into Reading is the theme of the library’s 2013 summer reading program. Sessions are every Wednesday, June 12 through 26 and July 3 through 17. Children entering grades one through three will meet from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and children entering grades four through six will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. The summer reading program will conclude with a party from 1 to 3 p.m. July 17. All sessions and activities are free and will include snacks. Visit the library on Facebook by searching for Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library or check the website for updates. For more information, call the library from 1 to 7 p.m. during the week and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Danville Public Library
— Wiggleworms is 9:30 to 10 a.m. each Friday for babies ages 6 to 12 months and their adult caregivers. The program includes songs, rhymes, finger plays, and stories. Registration is required once for the 12-week program.
— Cuddlebugs is 10:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday for babies ages 12 to 24 months and their adult caregivers. The program includes finger plays, songs, and stories. Registration is required once for the 12-week series.
— Toddler Tales is 11:30 a.m. to noon each Friday for children ages 2 to 3 and their adult caregivers. The program includes short stories, action rhymes, songs, and simple crafts. Class size is limited. Register once for the series.
— Preschool Storytime is 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each week includes a 15-minute group story time and a 15-minute craft time. Parents are encouraged to leave their child for the first part of the program and then return to help with the craft.
— The Adult Department Summer Reading Program runs from now through Aug. 2. Patrons may register at the adult services desk. Every 500 pages read earns one entry into the prize drawing.
— Dream Big: Read is the theme for the Summer Reading Program, ongoing from now through Aug. 2 for grades kindergarten through six.
— Own the Night is the theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program, taking place now through Aug. 12 for students in grades six through 12.
— Dreamcrafters is 10 through 11 a.m. every Thursday through Aug. 1. This program is for children ages 2 through 6 and includes crafts and activities. Registration is required by week.
— Hoots ‘n Giggles will be from 2 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday through July 30. This program is for children in grades 1 through 6 and includes crafts and activities. Registration is required by week.
— Night Owl Camp — Whoo’s Coming is from 6 to 8 p.m. June 28. This program is for children entering grades first through sixth as they are invited to explore the library after hours. Snacks and games will be provided and registration is required. Parents or guardians will need to sign a permission slip in the presence of a staff member prior to the event.
— Children’s Pottery — Birdhouses is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 1 for ages 2 through 6-years-old and 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 1. Cost to attend is $13 for the 2 through 6 age group and $17 for the 6 through 12 group. Jeremy South of Rocky Ripple Clayworks will lead a pottery class where all participants will use the pottery wheel to create a birdhouse. Registration is required and payment may be made in advance of the workshop.
— Paws to Read is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 1, 8 and 15. Children in second through sixth grade read to therapy dogs for 20 minute sessions at the same time slot each week for three weeks. If anyone is interested in having their child participate, registration is required.
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
— Guess the Book is all month long in June. Stop by area T and check out a jar of shredded book pages, then guess what literary work it is. Names will be entered in a weekly drawing.
— Great Beginnings: Wonderful Ones is from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. June 24. This is a series of programs with stories and activities supporting the five major early literacy practices of reading, playing, talking, singing/rhyming, and writing. Each is matched to the attention span of the children. The program is free, but registration is required.
— Gallery Hands is 10 a.m. June 28. Support the arts, as hands are needed to help create collaborative art pieces that will be exhibited in The Gallery each month. Materials and instructions provided. The June project will be a colorful paper mache rooster sculpture.
— Smartphone Savvy is from 4 to 6 p.m. June 24. Whether using an Apple, Android, or Windows phone, the library is here to help learn the ropes with users being integrated into using smartphones, chargers, and anything else related to them.
— Teen Library Advisory Board is from 4 to 5 p.m. June 24. This board is for teens interested in giving feedback on library programs and teen materials.
— Great Beginnings: Fabulous Fours and Fives is from 10 to 10:30 a.m. June 25. This is a series of programs with stories and activities geared to match the attention span and developmental level of the children. This program is free, but registration is required.
— Underground Indiana is from 1 to 2 p.m. June 26. After viewing an episode of Indiana Expeditions about fossils and other artifacts, attendees will make their own fossil. This is a free program, but registration is required online or by telephone.