Discover a Universe of Stories at Your Library this Summer
The 2019 Summer Reading Program kicks off on Saturday, June 1st at the Main Library in LaGrange. Pick up a reading log at any OCPL location and participate in programs and reading challenges for all ages!
Wee Reader (ages 2 & under): Share 25 books with your child to complete the Summer Reading Program. Come in with your completed reading sheet to earn a prize and a pass to the pool party.
Children through 5th grade: Reading is a habit to brag about! Beginning June 1st, come into the library to get your reading chain and first brag tag. Track your daily reading on your reading log. For every five days of reading, you earn a brag tag and a summer attraction coupon. Complete five sets of days and earn a special brag tag, a prize, and a pool party pass.
Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration: June 1st, 11-2pm, Main Library
Get the Summer Reading party started with special activities featuring the Kentucky Science Center, Bubble Bug, Honey Hill Petting Zoo, Kona Ice, and more! (Weather permitting)
A Universe of Stories, South Oldham Opening Celebration: Wednesday, June 5th, 3-6pm, South Oldham Library
Drop by the South Oldham branch to pick up your summer reading information and enjoy a bouncy house, lemonade stand, and complete an alien inspired art project in the kids' room.
Summer Reading Celebration at Mahan Library: Saturday, June 8th, 1-3pm, Mahan
Start the summer off with a big bang at the Mahan Library. Visit the petting zoo and bouncey house.
Kindergarten Readiness Day: Monday, July 15th, 4-6pm, Main Library
(For children entering Kindergarten in the fall). Get excited to start school with this special event at the Main Library! Have fun with activities designed to help children get ready for school and develop skills to succeed. Registration required.
Events listed below are held at the Main Library (308 Yager Ave, LaGrange) and are first come, first served, unless noted. Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes prior to the start of each program.
June 12th: Silly Safaris 11am, 1pm & 6pm A fun & educational show featuring live animals.
June 19th: Wonder Wheels 11am, 1pm & 6pm Stunt BMX bike riders perform at the Main Library. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on for this outdoor performance!
June 26th: Jim Gill Family Room Concert 11am & 6pm Clap and sing along with award winning musician Jim Gill! Each concert features music and family play.
July 10th Masterson’s Magic 11am, 1pm & 6pm 21st Century Magic in a high energy, high impact, magic & illusion show with the right amount of comic relief.
July 17th: Living Arts & Science Center Discovery Dome Planetarium 10:30-4pm (registration required, sign ups open July 8th) The Earth, Moon & Sun show examines how humans learn through space exploration!
July 24th: Madcap Puppets 11am & 6pm: The Great Space Caper Discover the universe in this performance featuring larger than life puppets!
|Baby Time||Drop-in Crafts||Drop-in LEGO|
|Garden Club||LEGO Star Galaxy||Movie Series|
|PAWS to Read||Pokemon Club||Space Pioneers|
|Story Time||Toddler Time||Voyagers|
Story Times and Toddler Times
Story Times happen weekly at all locations for a variety of ages. Siblings are always welcome at Story Times. Registration is not required.
Drop in for space themed crafts and activities! All ages welcome, no registration required.
This program is for ages 5 and up. Swing by the Main Library for LEGO challenges and free build. No registration required.
This program is for ages 5 to 12. Create your own fairy or gnome garden to take home and keep! Click here to register.
The Family Movie series is for all ages! Popcorn will be provided. Bring a blanket or pillow to get comfy and enjoy a free movie. No registration required. Showtimes are Fridays at 2pm at the Main Library.
July 12th: LEGO Movie 2 (PG)
July 19th: Space Jam (PG)
July 26th: Wall-E (G)
The Paws to Read program is designed to allow kids the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener. Often times they could be struggling or reluctant readers. Each session is 15 minutes of one on one time with a therapy dog. Click here to register, or visit the calendar.
The Pokemon Club is for children ages 8-12. Sign up for an afternoon of fun with Pokemon themed crafts, activities, and games! Registration required.
Join a weekly school-aged program at the South Oldham Library that features enrichment in math, science, art, cooking, and more. Sign up for either the 1pm or 4pm session. Program starts June 13th. Registration is required.
Voyagers I: 11am, Main Library (Starting June 10th)
A weekly program for ages 6-9, featuring crafts, games, and exploration! Registration required.
Voyagers II: 2pm, Main Library (Starting June 10th)
A weekly program for ages 9-12, featuring crafts, games, and exploration! Registration required.
Please note: Library policy states that children under 10 years of age may not be left unattended at the library. This includes programs. We strive to provide a safe and fun environment for all our patrons and appreciate the support of the community in helping sustain this.