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We have a display at the Clermont County Public Library and you can talk to library staff members through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. They would love to talk to you about all your library questions. We have lots of literature about our library, including programs, eBooks and more. Stop in and see us.

Join us at the Batavia Branch to learn about electricity with some hair-raising experiments at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 28. Doctor DNA of Mad Science of Cincinnati will show everyone the Electric Experimentation program. Come face to face with electricity and many of its uses. Our Mad Scientists will light up a light bulb without wires or fixtures!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-2128 or register online.

Sensory Exploration

Bring your 0-4 year old to the Union Township Branch on Saturday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. for our Sensory Circus. Helping with the development of both fine and large motor skills, children will explore different textiles and tactile stations such as sand and water play, scented playdough and goop.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or Call the library at 528-1744 or register online.

LEGO Contest

Join in our 4th LEGO creations contest at the New Richmond Branch. Build your own creation and drop it off at the library between July 26-31 to be on display during the month of August. Patrons will vote on their favorite displayed entry and the winner will be given a prize and bragging rights! For entry info and size limits, please call the library at 553-0570 for more information.

Almost the End of the Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading is almost over so join us at the Goshen Branch for a party at 6 p.m., Friday, July 25. WeĻll be creating sidewalk chalk works of art, making a forever sandcastle and be sure stay to wrap up everything with a root beer float!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 722-1221 or register online.

Hip Hop Class for Teens

Want to feel more confident on the dance floor? Join us at the Amelia Branch on Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00p.m. for an introduction to the world of hip hop dance moves. An instructor from the Cincinnati Ballet Company will be on hand to demonstrate the latest urban flavored dance moves.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or Call the library at 752-5580 or register online. This program is for ages 13-18.

Attendees will need to sign a release form before they can attend the program. Forms are available at the branch.

ArtsWave Presents Cincinnati Ballet's Dance Workshop supported by The Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts.

Visit from a Naturalist

Discover what may be living in your own backyard! Join us at the Williamsburg Branch on Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2:00 p.m. for a visit from a naturalist from the Clermont County Park District. The naturalist will bring a black rat snake, an American toad and an eastern box turtle for kids ages 6-11 to see. Learn what other animals are native to this area!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070.

What Do You Think?

The staff at the Clermont County Public Library wants your help planning new programs. What programs would you like to see the library staff offer?

Please fill out this short, online survey to help us better serve your needs.

We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.

DIY @ Home: Beer Brewing

Join us at the Union Township Branch on Monday, July 21 at 6:30p.m. for a class about home brewing. Rick Franckhauser of Cincinnati Malt Infusers will walk you step-by-step through the home process. Bring your passion for great beer and interest to create your own.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.

New Resource Debuts

As a Clermont County Public Library cardholder, you have access to a new online resource to help with genealogical research. World Vital Records provides access to a massive library which contains billions of historical records. The vast variety of records help shed new light on the lives of our ancestors. World Vital Records' mission is to make history both more engaging and more accessible for all. Patrons will need a library card for home access.

Beginning Yoga Class

Yoga instructor Lori Blevins will teach a three class series of yoga for adult beginners at the Union Township Branch at 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, July 15, 22 & 29. Wear comfortable loose clothing for this low-impact workout for adults. Participants will need to sign a release form before participating in the class.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.

Summer Reading Challenge

Fizz, Boom, READ

More people have signed up this summer for the Clermont County Public Libraryís Summer Reading Challenge than last year. And there is still time to join the fun. The program continues through Saturday, Aug. 2. Sign up online.

Complete the challenges, win prizes and be entered to win a grand prize for each age group. The program is open to adults for the first time this year and the grand prize is one of three iPad Minis. Teens also have the chance to win an iPad Mini.

Itís easy. Itís fun. And itís a way to help children maintain their reading skills this summer. For adults, try to catch up on one of those books youíve been meaning to read.

The library has lots of reading suggestions online for adults and children. You can borrow eBooks, magazines, movies, music and TV shows 24/7. Download a few before going on vacation. Items are available for most devices.

Or visit the library for some great programs. Check out a list of programs. You also can call a branch library for more information.

The Milford-Miami Township Branch Library is hosting a LEGO contest for ages 5 and up. Create you own design and display it in the library. Take a walk around Promont House Museum in Milford and read a story along the way. Kids can learn jazz dance moves at Amelia or hip hop at Bethel.

What are you reading - or - watching this summer?

Divergent Giveaway for Teens!

The Divergent series follows Tris, a young girl coming of age in a futuristic dystopian society where your future is determined by which faction you choose. There is the Abnegation who are selfless, the Dauntless known for their bravery, the Erudite who seek only truth, Amity the peaceful and Candor who believe honesty is most important. But there is another choice which embodies two or more of the factions and is thought to be taboo in Trisís world. Tris is Divergent.

What Faction would fit you the best? Take our Divergent Quiz. Learn what you know about the Factions. The winner will receive a new copy of the Divergent DVD! Take the quiz as many times as you'd like. We'll choose one winner, at random, in August after the release of the Divergent DVD. Contest is open to anyone 11-17.

Learn to Draw and Paint

Join us at the Williamsburg Branch on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. beginning July 11 through August 1. Learn new drawing and painting techniques from instructor Kanyoung Kim who works in watercolor and acrylic. Improve your technique by focusing on light, shadows, perspective and shapes. Basic supplies provided, but you're also welcome to bring your own.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 724-1070 or register online.

LEGO Contest

Bring your LEGO creations to the Milford-Miami Township Branch by July 28. Ages 5-adult will be entered into a random prize drawing. Entries must be received by July 28. Contact the branch for size and other entry information. The display will run from August 4-September 2.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online.

Take a StoryWalk

For the second year, the Clermont County Public Library, with support from the Volunteers of the Milford-Miami Township Branch, presents Storywalk: Read a Story While Taking a Walk, June 21-July 27. Discover a story displayed page by page on the grounds of Promont House Museum (906 Main St., Milford). The grounds are freely accessible to the public. The picture book featured on the walk this year is Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek by Deborah Hopkinson & John Hendrix.

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.