THE NEXT CHAPTER www.elyrialibrary.org June - August 2023 Newsletter Elyria Public Library
IN THIS ISSUE 2 A Note from the Director 3 Library News 4-5 Central 6-7 West River 8 Keystone 9 South 10 Outreach 11 Library Friends 12 Special Services UPCOMING CLOSINGS 2 www.elyrialibrary.org DEAR FRIENDS, Memorial Day May 29 Independence Day July 4 Welcome to our summer edition of The Next Chapter! We are gearing up for another fantastic summer of reading, creating, learning and having fun together. This summer’s theme All Together Now is centered around kindness, unity and friendship. Our EPL team has been inspired to develop wonderful programs with something for everyone. Please come take advantage of these opportunities to connect and enjoy being part of our vibrant LaGrange and Elyria communities. I love to hear what people are reading, so I’ll start by sharing a new book I picked up that connects with our Summer Reading Program theme. The book is Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How it Can Transform Your Life by Dacher Keltner. Awe is an experience we all have felt; it’s when our sense of self gives way to a wider view of our place in humanity, nature, or the universe. We can feel awe through experiences like seeing art, hearing music, watching an exceptional athlete, being in nature, the collective shared energy of a rock concert, spiritual and religious practices, and seeing moral courage and human selflessness. There is a story of kindness in the book about a young woman from rural Mexico who traveled to San Francisco with her new baby so that an ailing grandfather could meet his new baby grandson. An unfortunate setback left her unable to return home. Scared and alone, the new mom had to get by in San Francisco, navigating a foreign place and culture. She walked into a library branch one day and a librarian changed her life. The librarian took interest in her, and even though they had limited ability to communicate at first, the librarian introduced her to books for herself and her baby and ultimately helped her find sense of belonging at the library. The book contains a letter the woman wrote later in life thanking the librarian for kindness that changed her entire life course. Reading that brief letter of gratitude, I experienced a moment of awe at the goodness of people and the power of libraries and library workers. The woman in the story turned out to be Yuyi Morales, highly lauded Caldecott Award winning author and illustrator, whose lifelong passion for children’s books was set in motion by a welcoming librarian. I hope that you find many ways to experience beauty and awe this summer, whether reading books about courageous acts, seeing the sunset across Lake Erie, or cheering in the crowd during a Cleveland Guardians game. Please enjoy this guide to summer programs at the library, and stop by to connect, engage, and find inspiration at the library. Warmly, Jen Starkey
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KIDS Baby Play & Learn Tuesdays, June 6 - July 25 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 0 - 3 This series is for our youngest library friends. Come for stories, rhymes, and songs - stay for play. Wiggle & Giggle: Baby Play Time Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26 @ 10 - 10:45 a.m. | Ages 0 - 3 Boost your baby’s brain through play while connecting with other families. Why play? Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination and ability to learn. Ready-to-Read Story Time Thursdays, June 8 - July 27 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Help your child get ready for preschool with stories, singing, rhyming, and crafts. Pollination Pals Saturday, July 1 @ 12 p.m. | Ages 5 - 12 Pollinators are super important to our survival. Learn to become a pollinator and experience what they do. Registration is required. Kids Create: Watercolor Resist Painting Tuesday, July 25 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 5 - 12 For this special Kids Create, the Elyria Arts Council will host a watercolor class that you’ll find hard to resist. Registration is required. FAMILY Downtown Scavenger Hunt All Summer | June 3 - Aug. 10 Pick up a scavenger hunt for around downtown Elyria. It’s fun for the whole family and will re-introduce you to what is happening around Ely Square. Return correct and completed sheet for a prize! Meet and Greet Ponies Saturday, June 17 @ 10 a.m. | All Ages Introduce your little ones to a unique pony experience. Ponytail Farms is bringing some special pony friends to visit. Stop by to meet a pony (and take a selfie)! Fun in the Sun* Friday, July 28 @ 12 - 2 p.m. | All Ages Have some fun in the sun with giant size yard games and more. In collaboration with Elyria Parks and Recreation Department. * Weather permitting. Cats in the Stacks* Tuesday, July 11 @ 2 - 4 p.m. | All Ages Beat the heat and come hang out with some cool cats, courtesy of the Friendship Animal Protective League (APL). All visiting cats are available for adoption through the APL! *Cats will be in the Rotary Room only to accommodate patrons with allergies. TEEN Select Start Video Game Club 2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 3:30 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Video games at home getting boring? Come play at the library with friends instead! Teen Advisory Board (TAB) 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 3:30 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Let your voice be heard! You can take part in planning programs, suggesting crafts, recommending books, and influencing Teen Services at the Library. Bring a friend or two! To join, ask for an application at the Ask Me desk. Completed application required. Sweet Summer Sips 3rd Friday of the month @ 2 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Start the weekend with sips you can learn to make at home. Mix up cold sweet drinks to cool down from the summer heat. Registration is required. June 16: Slushies July 21: Milkshakes Aug. 18: Boba Tea Movie Madness 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 4:30 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Come to the library and watch some movies selected by your very own TAB! Each movie will be selected by TAB the month before, so check our website’s calendar of events for what movie will be next. Paint-a-Panel Tuesday, June 20, 27 @ 4 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Our partners at the Elyria Arts Council will host sessions to create a collaborative art panel for the outdoor Art Walk. Registration is required. Dream Interpretations June 22; July 19; Aug. 16 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 13+ Have time for another hobby and experience? Discover what your dreams could mean. Presented by Crystal Era. Registration is required. Outdoor Game Day* Last Friday of the month @ Select Times | Ages 13 - 17 Play yard games and more. In collaboration with Elyria Parks and Recreation Department. * Weather permitting. June 30, July 28 at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. Envision This! Mondays, July 24 & 31 @ 5:45 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Where will you be? Here! Let’s manifest what we want in life with a vision board party. Registration is required. July 24: Find and collect photos July 31: Craft the board Meltdown Parlor Monday, Aug. 28 @ 5:45 p.m. | Ages 13 - 17 Simple candle-making for teens. Create a candle that melts in a jar, not in your hand! Registration is required. 4 CENTRAL 211 Second Street | Elyria, Ohio 44035 | 440.323.5747
ADULTS Handmade Cards 1st Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m. Create a unique card with a new design featured each month. All supplies provided. Registration required. June 1: Happy Sunshine Card July 6: Sailboat Card Aug. 3: Sunflowers Yoga for EVERY Body Saturdays, June 3 - Aug. 26 @ 10 a.m. (No session on July 1 & 22) Start your weekend off right with a balance of mindfulness and a hectic lifestyle. Find a morning moment of peace with a yoga session. All skill levels welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Registration is required. Kumihimo Klub* Second Thursday of the month @ 5:30-7:30 p.m. Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese artform of making braids and cords. Gather for an informal get-together for Kumihimo enthusiasts who can share their joy for this art. Bring a Kumihimo project to work on. Session begins with a lesson introducing a Kumihimo skill. Supplies provided. * Beginner level Kumihimo skills required. Community Sketch Books Begins June 10 Borrow one or all three of our themed sketch books to add a page of your own art to them. Create any kind of art to go with the theme – colored pencils and markers will be included. Each art page will be displayed and voted on at the end of Summer Reading Program. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Crafter Hours 3rd Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m. Flex your crafting skills with a new crafty challenge each month. All supplies provided. Registration is required. June 15: Felt Ball Owls July 20: Hanging Planter Aug. 17: Paper Beads Beginning Beadweaving Saturday, June 17 @ 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Local artist Barb Harris returns to offer an introductory class to beadweaving. Registration is required. Ohio Amusement Parks Wednesday, June 21 @ 6 p.m. Learn about amusement parks from Northern Ohio, from Geauga Lake to Lincoln Park. Presented by the Western Reserve Historical Society. Registration is required. Shelf Awareness Last Wednesday of the month @ 6 p.m. What makes a banned book banned? Stop by the library for an evening of discussion and reading dangerously. June 28: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer July 26: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Aug. 30: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Quest for the Stars Wednesday, July 12 @ 6 p.m. Explore the experience of the women of the Mercury 13 along with the first class of female astronauts. Presented by the International Women’s Air and Space Museum. Registration is required. Book Speed Dating Wednesday, Aug. 9 @ 6 p.m. Tired of “dating” the same old books? It’s time to break free and find new books to date with book speed dating! One-on-One Tech Help Need help with computer basics? Make an appointment with a staff member to get help with your basic computer needs. Call 440-322-0461 to request a session. 5
KIDS Book Character Pen Pals Visit the Children’s Room all summer and write a letter to one of the posted book characters. Leave a return address, and they’ll send you a reply! Story Time Stars Mondays, June 5 - July 24 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 and under Join us weekly for stories, songs and a craft! Animal Adventures Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 and under Grab your binoculars, and enjoy stories, songs, and crafts with your favorite animal friends. Baby Jamboree Thursdays, June 8 - July 27 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 2 and under Be noisy in the library during a lapsit story time with stories, songs and rhymes! When we’re done, we’ll have open playtime. Summer Bingo Wednesdays, June 7; July 19; Aug. 9 @ 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. | All Ages Play summer-themed Bingo and win sweet prizes! Girls Who Code Thursdays, June 8 - Aug. 3 @ 2 p.m. | For kids entering grades 3 - 5 (no session 7/20) Learn how to code using Scratch and other activities! Registration is required. Cookies and Crafts Select Mondays @ 2 p.m. Ages 6 - 10 Visit for a craft and a sweet treat! Registration is required. June 12: Perler Beads July 17: Suncatchers Pete the Cat Party Tuesday, June 13 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 2 - 6 Kick off summer with cool Pete the Cat stories and games! Registration is required. DIY Plant Tags Tuesday, June 13 @ 6 p.m. | All Ages Help label our garden! Decorate a paint stick so others know what we have growing in our community garden and make a few to take home too! Registration is required. Summer STEM: Space 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 1 p.m. | Ages 8 - 12 Learn a bit about different things in our part of the Milky Way with fun activities! Held outside, weather permitting. Registration is required. June: The Sun July: The Moon Aug.: The Solar System What Does a Beekeeper Do? Wednesday, June 21 @ 2 p.m. Ages 8 - 12 with a parent/guardian Find out what a beekeeper does and other cool bee facts. Presented by the Lorain County Beekeeping Association. Registration is required. Play Lab NEW! Fridays, June 23; July 21; Aug. 18 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 5 and under Bring your little ones for a fun, friend-filled playtime at the library! Playing together is an excellent way to help children practice their large and small motor skills, build social skills, and promote learning. Summer Fun Day Tuesday, June 27 | All Ages Drop into the children’s room anytime this day for summer crafts and games! Ice Cream Social Tuesday, July 11 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 2 - 6 Cool off with ice cream stories, songs, and games, plus a delicious snack! Registration is required. Be a Paleontologist! Wednesday, July 12 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 8 - 12 Use the tools provided to dig out dinosaurs and other fossils, just like the scientists do! Registration is required. Superhero Training Camp Tuesday, July 25 | All Ages Drop into the children’s room anytime for superhero fun! It’s Construction Time! Tuesday, Aug. 8 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 2 - 6 Drive on into the library for a fun construction-themed time with stories, songs and games! Registration is required. TEEN Choose Your Character! 3rd Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m. | Ages 10+ Choose your character in Super Smash Brothers with a friendly competition. Snacks provided. Bad Art Night Monday, June 26 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 Do you decidedly NOT have an artist’s eye? Create your worst! The least-best creation wins! Registration is required. Sew Cool! Monday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 Learn how to hand stitch and make a panda softie. Registration is required. Word Tile Art Monday, Aug. 7 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 Paint, relax and create some word art using Scrabble tiles! Registration is required. FAMILY Summertime Movie Nights Wednesdays, June 14; July 12; Aug. 16 @ 6 p.m. It’s movie and popcorn time! Salsa Party Wednesday, Aug. 23 @ 6 p.m. Join us to make your own salsa with veggies from our garden! Registration is required. WEST RIVER 1194 West River Road North | Elyria, Ohio 44035 | 440.324.2270 6
7 ADULTS Tiny Art 1st Wednesday of the month @ 5 - 7 p.m. Make some time for yourself to rest, relax, and paint. Registration is preferred. Crochet Collective Every other Thursday, June 8 - Aug. 31 @ 6 p.m. Stop in for an evening of stitching, chatting, and sharing! Bring your own hooks. Page Turners Book Club Select Mondays of the month @ 6 p.m. Meet new friends as we discuss the month’s book. Books are reserved for YOU at our circulation desk; come in the month before to check it out. June 12: Keeper’s of Storie by Sally Page July 10: Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand Aug. 7: The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley Tasting Tuesday 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:30 p.m. Learn about different foods with recipes and tastings. Registration is required. June 13: Cabbage July 11: Berries Aug. 8: Peppers Mysteries in the Morning 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 10 a.m. Elevate your morning with a book discussion. Chat about a historical mystery, a fresh take on an Agatha Christie classic and a fast-paced comedic read. June 14: The Right Sort of Man by Allison Montclair July 12: Nine Lives by Peter Swanson Aug. 9: Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock Backyard Birds Thursday, June 15 @ 6 p.m. Discover how birds can bring delight and awe to those who take the time to observe them. Learn the common species that visit our county throughout the year. Plus, take in tips on how to create a bird-feeding station of your own! Presented by the Lorain County Metro Parks. Registration is required. Crafting on a Budget 3rd Monday of the month @ 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Make friends and craft – and we have so much fun we do it twice that day. Registration is required. June 19: Puzzle Earings July 17: Paper Mache Mini Hat Boxes Aug. 21: Milk Carton Fairy Houses Too Good to Be True Book Club 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 6 p.m. You can enjoy a non-fiction book AND participate in an engaging discussion? Why, that sounds.... June 21: Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World’s Ugliest Sweater by Peggy Orenstein July 19: Nature’s Wild ideas: How the Natural World is Inspiring Scientific Innovation by Kristy Hamilton Aug. 16: The Season: A Social History of the Debutante by Kristen Richardson Our Little World Alpacas Thursday, June 22 @ 4:30 p.m. | All Ages Alpacas are back on the lawn. Stop by and learn a bit about alpacas, and if you’re lucky you can pet one. They’re so fluffy! And they hum! Genealogy Club 4th Tuesday of the month @ 6 p.m. Here’s a chance to use Library resources and share experiencs and tips with fellow genealogy enthusiasts. Open to new and experienced genealogists. Registration is required. Ceramics at the Library Select Dates @ 6 p.m. Anne Jesse of the Elyria Arts Council will instruct a two-part pottery class. This hands-on class provides patrons the opportunity to shape and glaze their own pop-up plate to keep. Registration is required. Aug. 1: Making Session Aug. 15: Glazing Session Craft Swap Saturday, August 19 @ 12 - 2 p.m. Has your craft table disappeared under an avalanche of leftover craft supplies? Let your cast-offs become someone else’s treasure! Stop by the Miller Room between August 14 - 18 to donate your unwanted, gently used craft supplies. Then on the 19th come in and take home new gently used supplies. Take home supplies whether you donated or not. Those who donate, get early access at 11 a.m. DID YOU KNOW? West River has a VHS-to-DVD converter station located on the second floor. Bring your home videos and blank DVD to transfer your memories to a more updated platform. Reserve the room today! Call 440-324-9825 for more info.
KIDS Lego Club Tuesdays, June 6 - Aug. 15 @ 4 - 5 p.m. | Ages 4+ A new brick challenge each week. Morning on the Go Story Time Wednesdays, June 7 - Aug. 9 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 0 - 5 Make the Library a part of your little one’s morning routine with a story time, craft, and activity. Tie Blanket Thursday, June 29 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 6+ Make your own blanket out of fleece. Registration is required. Glow in the Dark Party Friday, August 4 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 3 - 7 Let’s end summer with a bang! Join us for a glow in the dark party. We will read a story, make a craft, and of course, dance the afternoon away! Registration is required. Archaeology, Can You Dig? Castles and Catapults Friday, Aug. 11 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 6+ Battle each other with handmade catapults and castles. Registration is required. Nintendo Switch Tournament Friday, Aug. 18 @ 2 p.m. | Ages 8+ Who will be the fastest? Race your friends in Mario Kart. Registration is required. FAMILY Big Rigs Friday, June 2 @ 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. They’re back! Sign up for summer reading and explore the big rigs in our community. Community Walking Tour Saturday, July 15 @ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Take a walk with us while we visit the fire station, police station, and post office. We will end at the library for a snack, craft, and story. Registration is required. Rainbow Tree Friday, July 21 | All Day Bring your family in, and let’s turn an old picture book into a tree that can be hung up! While supplies last. TEEN Gaming Club Wednesdays, June 7 - Aug. 16 @ 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. | Ages 10+ Play a different game each week for some friendly competition. The Highschool Hive Select Tuesdays @ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Ages 13+ A club where we hang out and talk popular teen fiction. Registration is required. June 13 & 27: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak July 11 & 25: The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake Aug. 8 & 29: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Tech Thursday Select Dates @ 2 p.m. | Ages 10+ You can learn how to code, and you won’t even know it! Each month learn a new tech toy. Registration is required. June 15: Circuits July 13: Cublets Aug. 10: Oculus Quests Creative Monday’s 4th Monday of the month @ Select Times | Ages 10+ Get crafty with us each month. Registration is required. June 26: Cake Pops @ 3 p.m. July 24: Cricut Maker @ 3 p.m. Aug. 28: Faux Cactus @ 4 p.m. ADULT Stitch & Share Wednesdays, June 7 - Aug. 30 @ 6:30 p.m. Join us with your current crossstitch, latch-hook, plastic canvas, crochet, or knitting project to share ideas and work together. Afternoon Social Group 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month @ 1 p.m. Meet new friends and play a fun round of dominoes or try your hand at a card game! Afternoon Puzzle Exchange Saturday, June 10 @ 1:30 p.m. Kick off our new puzzle exchange program with a bang! Bring a new or used 300+ piece puzzle to exchange while we play. Registration is required. Writer’s Guild Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m. June 17; July 29; Aug. 26 Calling all writers! We are a group of writers looking to improve our writing techniques and storytelling skills. Registration is required. Book Nook Summer Session 3rd Monday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. Cool off inside to talk about your favorite books! Each month, share your current reads and recommendations with friends. Bobbins and Hooks* Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m. June 22; July 20; Aug. 31 Have a sewing machine, knitting needles, or crochet hooks and don’t know how to use them? Come in, and we will go over the basics. Registration is required. *Bring your machine, hooks, or needles. DIY Décor 2nd Monday of the month @ 6 p.m. Sign up to make a fun and easy craft to display in your home. Each month will feature a new creative outlet. Registration is required. June 12: Perler Bead Magnets July 10: String Art Aug. 14: Leaf Rubbings Community Cards Friday, July 7 @ 1 - 3 p.m. Celebrate your community and a sense of togetherness! Create a card and send a note of appreciation to your local community service workers! Shipwrecks of Lake Erie: Fire, Storm, and Collison Thursday, Aug. 3 @ 6:30 p.m. Lake Erie has the largest concentration of shipwrecks per square mile of any body of water in the world. Explore wreck types and their stories. Registration is required. 8 KEYSTONE 133 East Commerce Drive | LaGrange, OH 44050 | 440.322.0119
FAMILY Magic of Friendship Show Monday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. Bring the family to this fun, entertaining, and interactive magic show featuring local magican Jim Kleefeld. Registration is required. ADULT Open Mic Night Thursday, July 20 @ 6 p.m. Share an original piece of prose, poetry, comedy, or music during an evening of artistic expression. Registration is required. One-on-One Tech Help Navigating technology is hard. We offer a personalized onehour session to fit your schedule. Topics available include: eMedia, email, NorthStar, databases, basic cell phone (Android or iPhone), and basic social media. Call 440-322-0190 to request a session. KIDS H is for Hug Storytime Thursday, June 8 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Enjoy stories all about hugs and make a hug to send in the mail to someone you love. W is for Wheel Thursday, July 13 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 3 -5 Wheels are all around us in this story time all about cars and trucks in our community. C is for Camping Thursday, Aug. 17 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Enjoy a camping-themed story time adventure with s’mores. Slime Time Select Dates @ 5 p.m. Ages 6+ Make ooey gooey slime each month. Registration is required. June 20: Jelly Cube Slime July 18: Icee Slime Aug. 15: Campfire Slime 9 SOUTH 340 15th Street | Elyria, Ohio 44035 | 440.322.0190
PROGRAMS Story Time Stroll @ Carlisle 2nd Monday of the month @ 10:30 a.m. | All Ages EPL and Lorain County Metro Parks collaborate to bring you a story time at the Children’s Nature Discovery Trail at Carlisle Reservation, 12882 Diagonal Rd. in LaGrange. June 12: It Began with Lemonade by Gideon Sterer July 10: A Friend Like You by Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon Aug. 14: A New Friend by Lucy Menzies Mondays at the Rec June 19; July 17 @ 11 a.m. | Adults Seniors, join us at the Elyria Parks East Rec Center for a rotating monthly program including trivia, art, history discussions, and more! Books on Tap 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. | Adults Only Let’s get together at The Foundry Kitchen & Bar to talk about our latest and favorite reads! Find us at: 525 Broad Street in Elyria. Little Adventures at Cascade* Fridays, June 23 - July 28 @ 10:30 a.m. | All Ages Join us at a story time for preschoolers and their caregivers as we explore the world around us with stories, music, and activities at Cascade Park. Registration is required. Location: Under the Walking Bridge June 23: Squeeze the Day: Lemonade July 7: Let’s Go to the Zoo July 21: Aloha! Location: Elywood Park June 30: Scoops & Cones July 14: Beach Day! July 28: In My Backyard * In case of inclement weather, this event is cancelled. FIND US @ COMMUNITY EVENTS Third Thursdays June 15; July 20; Aug. 17 @ 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Ely Square EWOC EPL WORKFORCE & OUTREACH CENTER The EPL Workforce & Outreach Center (EWOC) is a vehicle designed for one-on-one/small group meetings for technology focused interactions with an emphasis on employment along with local community and government assistance programs. The EWOC will appear at various public spaces during the summer, in particular, city parks in Elyria while also partnering with agencies to make our resources available on site. These agencies include The Lorain County Office on Aging, Ohio Means Jobs, Mental Health, Addiction, and Recovery Board of Lorain County, and Horizon Education Center South Elyria Campus. Appointments for assistance are not necessary but can be arranged when possible. See below for scheduled visits this summer. EWOC @ Cascade Park Select Dates @ 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. June 15; July 6 & 20; Aug. 3 & 17 In conjunction with the EPL Bookmobile, visit the EWOC for technology assistance, access to WIFI, and more. EWOC @ Summer Concerts Thursdays, June 1 - Aug. 17 @ 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. In conjunction with the City of Elyria’s Summer Concerts, check out the EWOC to see its mobile services. Find us at Ely Square. 10 TUESDAYS Penfield Park at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. June 6, 20 | July 18 | Aug. 1, 15 40756 St. Rt. 18 in Wellington LaGrange Community Park at 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. June 6, 20 | July 18 | Aug. 1, 15 422 W. Main St. in LaGrange Cottages at Riverview at 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. June 27 | July 11, 25 | Aug. 8 550 Sommer Way in Elyria THURSDAYS Twin Lakes Homes at 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. June 1, 15 | July 6, 20 | Aug. 3, 17 42660 Albrecht Rd. in Elyria Riverview Plaza at 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. June 1, 15| July 6, 20 | Aug. 3, 17 310 East Ave. in Elyria Cascade Park at 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. June 15| July 6, 20 | Aug. 3, 17 387 Furnace St. in Elyria WEDNESDAYS Wilkes Villa at 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. June 7 | July 5, 19 | Aug. 2, 16 199 Louden Ct. in Elyria R. J. Gordon Manor at 10:25 - 11:00 a.m. June 7 | July 5, 19 | Aug. 2, 16 511 Fuller Rd. in Elyria Westway Gardens at 11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. June 7 | July 5, 19 | Aug. 2, 16 731 Infirmary Rd. in Elyria North Pool at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. July 5, 19 | Aug. 2, 16 901 Duffey St. in Elyria Kensington Square at 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. June 7, 21 | July 5, 19 | Aug. 2, 16 535 S. Abbe Rd. in Elyria Harr Plaza at 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. June 14, 28 | July 12, 26 | Aug. 9 15 Chestnut St. in Elyria East Rec Pool at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. July 12, 26 | Aug. 9 1105 Prospect St. in Elyria COMMUNITY BOOKMOBILE VISITS Each week the bookmobile will bring a new theme to you! Stop by one of our community stops this summer for games, crafts, information, and more! The EPL Bookmobile, EWOC & Community Events OUTREACH
LIBRARY FRIENDS The Friends of the Library bring a greater awareness of the Library’s importance in our service communities of both Elyria and LaGrange. EPL thanks both groups of Friends for their support of this year’s summer reading program.
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