Children's Story Times, Programs, and News

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         Adventure Summer Reading 2024
         June 1st - August 3rd





Adventure Storytimes - 10 am

     Mondays  Columbus Grove | Kalida 
     Thursdays Continental | Leipsic
     Tuesdays Fort Jennings | Pandora
     Wednesdays Ottawa | Ottoville

Safari Tree Adventures with Bonnie Brooks of Putnam County Soil & Water 
     7/22 11 am Kalida
              1 pm Columbus Grove
     7/23  11 am Fort Jennings
              1 pm Pandora
     7/24  11 am Ottawa
               1 pm Ottoville
     7/25   11 am Continental
                1 pm Leipsic

Back to School Bingo 11 am
     7/29  Columbus Grove | Kalida
     7/30  Fort Jennings | Pandora
     7/31  Ottawa | Ottoville
     8/1    Continental | Leipsic  

Summer Story Walks 
    Continental, Fort Jennings, Ottawa, or Ottoville locations - It is great family fun, combining reading with activities, indoors.

Magnifying Glass Scavenger Hunts
    All 8 locations of the PCDL


Storytime Kits - Available August 3rd 
     **note the Ottawa Location will be closed August1st, August 5-12th - kits available August 3rd and on August 13th & after

Backpack Scavenger Hunts - all 8 locations of the PCDL


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The PCDL is committed to providing parents with the tools needed to help their children get ready to read. Every Child Ready to Read programs are offered weekly online - see the story time link above for the latest programs.. All programs require a caring adult to attend with the child. The five early literacy practices will help every child develop the foundation for reading, listening, writing, and learning for a lifetime. Every Child Ready To Read incorporates simple practices, based on research, to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.

5 practices for Early literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing