Our Summer Reading Program Is Winding Down. Attend Our Summer Reading Program Finale Events!

8/5/2014 -- Have you gotten enough Fizz, Boom, and Reading this summer? There’s more where that came from! Don’t miss our Summer Reading grand finales in August!


Lorain Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program (running from June 9 to August 9) is wrapping up soon.


Children and teens who participated in our Summer Reading Program are invited to entertaining grand finale events. Just show your reading record to get admission.


Witness how Mad Science of Northeast Ohio transforms laboratory science into fun, interactive learning! Let them spark your imagination! Children and teens, bring your reading record to attend this spectacular science program at each of our libraries.


Check out also one of our special teen finale celebrations! 


In addition to these finales, there are still great science programs going on at LPLS libraries! See our online calendar for details.


Find Summer Reading Finales details below, in our online calendar and in our Dimensions newsletter.


Enjoy! Summer Reading Program Finales!


Teen After-Hours Summer Reading Finale

Saturday, Aug. 2 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Main Library, 351 W. Sixth Street, Lorain, OH 44052

Come celebrate the successful conclusion of another season of teen Summer Reading at the Main Library! Music, pizza, giant games and ridiculousness may ensue. This program is for Summer Reading participants from the Main Library, South Lorain Branch, the Bookmobile and guests only.  You will have to show your reading record at the door. For teens and guests in grades six through 12.

Preregistration required online or by calling 440-244-1192.



Fizz, Boom, Read With Mad Science

Mad Scientists love to make things pop, ooze, whoosh, spew, gush, burst, blare, blaze, blast and belch. So this year’s Summer Reading theme is right up their alley! Join Mad Science as they “grow” an exothermic milkshake, create wacky sounds in their unique Mad Science way, and attempt to poke a needle through a balloon without having it go boom! A fire-breathing dragon may even make an appearance on the scene for the grand finale. You definitely don’t want to miss this!  This program is for Summer Reading participants only.  You will have to show your reading record at the door.  The Mad Science program is provided by a grant from The Stocker Foundation. Preregistration is required online or by calling the hosting library.

-North Ridgeville Branch

35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Call 440-327-8326

-South Lorain Branch

2121 Homewood Drive, Lorain

Saturday, Aug. 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call 440-277-5672

-Domonkas Branch

4125 E. Lake Road, Sheffield Lake

Saturday, Aug. 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call 440-949-7410

-Columbia Branch

13824 W. River Road, North, Columbia Station

Monday, Aug. 11 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Call 440-236-8751

-Avon Branch

37485 Harvest Drive, Avon

Monday, Aug. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Call 440-934-4743

-Main Library

351 W. Sixth Street, Lorain

Thursday, August 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Call 440-244-1192




Out With A Bang! - Teen Summer Reading Finale

Monday, Aug. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Domonkas Branch, 4125 E. Lake Road, Sheffield Lake

Teens in sixth through 12th grades, have fun at a video game party celebrating the finale of the teen Summer Reading Program! There will be fun and games, and tasty treats. This program is for Summer Reading participants and their guests only. Please show your reading record at the door.

For more information, call Domonkas Branch at 440-949-7410.



End Of The Summer Teen Party

Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Columbia Branch, 13824 W. River Road North, Columbia Station

All teens are welcome to our annual end of the summer teen party.  We will have games, trivia, prizes, pizza and snacks. Weather permitting, we will have outdoor games too! Bring a friend and come have some fun. This program is cosponsored by The Friends of the Columbia Library, Inc.

Preregistration is required online or by calling 440-236-8751.



Teen Summer Reading Finale

Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

North Ridgeville Branch, 35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville

Sixth through 12th-graders who participated in the Summer Reading Program can help the library celebrate the end of summer by making their own ice cream sundaes. Get ready for an evening full of hilarious games! Each participant will have to show their reading record at the door. Each participant may bring a guest.

Preregistration is required online or by calling 440-327-8326.