Library News October 2018 –  What’s New at Erie Islands Library?

School is back in session at Put-in-Bay and we welcome the return of weekly visits by preschoolers through grade 7. Each week the classes in younger grades are read to by a librarian and have the opportunity to pick out books to enjoy at home with their parents. Students in grades 5-7 are often given lessons on valuable online resources available through and are given time to choose books for pleasure or school assignments.

Scholastic Book Fair

Once again this year, Erie Islands Library will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair in the Put-in-Bay School Multi-Purpose Room. All students will be able to visit the Book Fair during regular library hours on Monday, October 15th, to Wednesday, October 17th. We are looking for volunteers to help out at the Book Fair. Give us a call to sign up.  Thank you for your support!

Kid Nights

Beginning this month we will begin the “Kids Night” programming on Tuesday evenings at 5 pm beginning with Twister on October 1st. It will be followed by Jenga on October 9th and Lego Night on October 30th.

Teen Game & Pizza Night

A very special event is going to take place on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 5 p.m. It will be the first “Teen Game & Pizza Night.” Students
in grades six and up only are invited to come to play Yahtzee, Jenga or Uno while eating pizza. This informal game night for teens is going to be a monthly event October through March.

Story Time

Also starting in October, we will be having Story Times for Preschoolers. The first one will take place on Wednesday, October 10th, at 10:30
a.m. The theme will be Spiders, to kick off our celebration for Halloween. Children with caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and crafts about spiders.

Wine & Wine Book Club

Sue Duff will once again be hosting “Wine & Wine Book Club” on Thursday, October 11th at 5 p.m. This month’s gathering will be held at Heineman’s Winery. Each participant is encouraged to read a book of his/her choice to share with the group. Wines can be purchased at the winery that pairs well with your book. Sorry, but this is an adults-only activity.

Movie and Popcorn Night

Our monthly “Movie and Popcorn Night” will be Thursday, October 18th, at 5 p.m. A family friendly movie will be shown and all attending
will be served a beverage and popcorn. Join us for an evening of fun entertainment!

Book Folding Fun

Sue Hartman will be making a return to our library for more “Book Folding Fun” on Saturday, October 20th, at 10 am. If you missed the first
class, you won’t want to miss this one! Learn how to fold books to create magical designs. Participants are encouraged to bring a book to be folded that is at least 500 pages in length. The library will have a limited supply of books on hand…first come, first served.


Erie Islands Library annual “HalloReads” will take place this year at the new Put-in-Bay StoryWalk Trail located at Put-in-Bay Township
Park District’s Dodge Woods Nature Preserve, at the corner of Langram and Thompson Rds., on Wednesday, October 24th, at 5 p.m. Parents are invited to walk the trail with their children to read a Halloween story and to receive treats from the librarians along the trail. Children are encouraged to wear costumes to add to the fun. Please bring a bag for collecting treats and a flashlight for easier reading of the story. After walking the trail, children and adults are invited to partake in treats at the head of the trail. Family fun night!

Creative Doodling for Kids

The final event for October will be “Creative Doodling for Kids” on Thursday, October 25th at 5 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to join the library staff to doodle the night away. Thank You We would like to thank the community of Put-in-Bay for their support of the Put-in-Bay Story- Walk Trail. We have had very positive responses to this free family activity. People love the peacefulness of the trail and the chance to unwind after a busy day downtown. If you have any suggestions for stories you would like to see on the trail, do not hesitate to let us know. Thank you for helping us make the library fit your needs. That’s all for Library News October 2018