Summer Newsletter 2023

# Tween & Teen Time @ the Branch THIRD THURSDAYS | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM West Lafayette Branch Library Join us on the third Thursday of each month at the Branch for art, games, snacks and pop! Each month, we will have a special activity or craft planned: JUNE 15: Friendship Bracelets JULY 20: Beaded Wind Chimes AUG. 17: Decoupage Coasters Papermaking and Recycling JUNE 27 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM West Lafayette Branch – Reading Shelter Alex Nelson from Coshocton Co. Recycling and Litter Prevention will share how we can work together to recycle, live green, and practice sustainable habits. Storytimes in the Parks JULY 13, SEPT. 7 | 6:30-7 PM Burt Park, West Lafayette The library is on the move! Join us for stories, songs, and activities as we visit parks throughout Coshocton County this summer. There will be two Storytimes held at Burt Park in West Lafayette. Coffee Chat for Readers JULY 12 | 9-10 AM West Lafayette Branch Library Adults are invited to this bi-monthly Reader’s Advisory program to discuss new and best-selling books. Hot coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. Get new leads on GREAT reads! Beanstack Summer Challenge Prefer to participate in the Summer Reading Program digitally? Use the Beanstack Tracker app to keep track of your reading activity, earn virtual badges, and enter to win prizes. Summer Reading Kickoff JUNE 2 | 3-4:30 PM West Lafayette Branch Library Sign up for Summer Reading, visit Hank the Horse, and enjoy activities as we join “All Together Now” to kick off the 2023 Summer Reading Program! Featured Art Exhibit An art exhibit is featured monthly at the West Lafayette Branch by area artists. Stop by the Branch Library during regular hours to view the exhibit. JUNE ARTIST: Marcella Olenzak JULY ARTIST: Jareyn Gress AUGUST ARTIST: Dave Snyder Summer Storytimes JUNE 6 – JULY 20 (every other week) Lapsit (ages 0-3) | 10-10:30 AM Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6) | 11-11:30 AM Storytimes will be held every other week on Tuesdays at the West Lafayette Branch. In celebration of the summer reading theme, “All Together Now,” we will explore community helpers. If a child is 3 years old, the caregiver may determine if Lapsit or Preschool Storytime is more appropriate. World of Wonder JUNE 13 – JULY 27 (every other week) Tuesdays @ W.L. Branch | 11 AM – 12 PM Drop in the library for special activities and crafts celebrating cultures around the world. For ages 3-12. WEST LAFAYETTE BRANCH Programs in blue require registration. Sign up at or by calling 740-622-0956.