Toddler and Preschool Storytime – Wednesdays, from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Every Wednesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Each storytime includes age-appropriate stories, crafts, rhymes, and more for children ages 5 and under.  This will be the final month of Toddler & Preschool Storytime until September, but everyone is welcome to join us for Summer Reading on Mondays starting June 5th from 11-12.

May themes: Summer, Colors and Vacations.

This program is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. 

Summer Reading Program Registration Starts for Children!

See what all the buzz is about and sign up for Lepper Library’s Summer Reading. Registration begins May 1st and when you sign up, 0-6th graders ONLY, you will receive a COSI Science Box filled with 5 days of activities to do at home on Dinosaurs. There are only a limited number of boxes so be sure to sign up early to get yours while supplies last. You have the option of signing up by using the Reader Zone App (more details coming) or stopping by the library to register and pick up a packet.

The children’s weekly programs will be held on Monday’s at 11:00 am, June 5th – July 24th, excluding June 19th.

In collaboration with other libraries in our county, we will offer various themed programs such as Bees, Butterflies, Teamwork, Building Together and much more!

There will be programs for adults and teens too! This program is a great way to jump start your summer and is for the whole family. There will be weekly prizes and incentives along with the satisfaction we get just from reading.

Check back here or watch the local newspapers and social media for further announcements.

Homework Help Mondays & Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 pm

Lepper Library and the Ohio Valley YMCA of East Liverpool are partnering to offer local students, grades K – 8, free homework help. This is free for all of the community. Please bring homework and any additional material needed to complete your work, such as books or worksheets to the Library.  Homework Help will end for the school year on May 30th! Stay tuned for the startup date in September!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is a great way to read with your preschooler and start your child loving books. We will give you the sheets to keep track of the titles as they are being read. Even if you read the same book more than once it counts. Show us the sheets as they are being completed. There is a measuring chart at the library in the children’s room that tracks your child’s progress. Watch as your child’s name climbs after each sheet of 100 is recorded and they’re progress moves up towards the 1000 books goal. Once completed they will receive a free book of their choice. For more information stop by the library.

500 Books Before Middle School

This is a great way to keep children interested in books, all books read or read to count.  At each level they get a token and surprises at the end!  Sign up with the Youth Librarian.

Cinders & Sparrows by Stefan Bachmann

In a witch’s house, nothing is as it seems. When a scarecrow climbs over the garden wall, delivering twelve-year-old orphan Zita Brydgeborn a letter saying she has inherited a distant castle, she jumps at the chance of adventure. But little does she know that she is about to be thrust into a centuries-old battle between good and evil. Blackbird Castle was once home to a powerful dynasty of witches, all of them now dead under mysterious circumstances. All but Zita. And Zita, unfortuntely, doesn’t know the first thing about being a witch. As she begins lessons in charms and spells with her guardian, Mrs. Cantanker, Zita makes new allies – a crow, a talking marble head, two castle servants just her age named Bram and Minnifer, and the silent ghost of a green-eyed girl. But who is friend and who is foe? Zita must race to untangle her past and find the magic to save the home she’s always hoped for. Because whatever claimed the souls of her family is now after her.

Available at the Lepper Library

Secrets of Bearhaven by K.E. Rocha

When Spencer Plain’s uncle pulls him out of school, and they find themselves being chased by a strange car, Spencer does not know what is going on–but soon he is rescued from the woods by a bear, and taken to Bearhaven, a secret refuge his parents created, filled with bears who can talk, where, desperate to find his parents, he and a bear cub named Kate decide to take matters into their own hands.

Available at the Lepper Library