June Dayton Dozen {2022}

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june 2022 titleSummer Reading Programs are HERE! For this June’s events roundup around Dayton, celebrate your child(ren) and their reading efforts with Library activities and programs galore! Check the branches you’re comfortable visiting and the details of this years programming. 

Here in the Greater Miami Valley, we have an abundance of Library access. Travel a bit more, and even more are possible. When visiting Libraries farther away, make a day of it with a family activity. Head out to Springfield and enjoy the Hartman Rock Garden, in Troy the Aquatic Park, or in Lebanon the L&M Railroad. If you plan on checking out books from a Library farther away, take a picture of your books (or receipt) so you can keep an accurate count and make just one return trip later. 

When looking for Library events, I mark two days in my calendar. One day is the program and the other is the day I can register for that program. Many Library events become full, but this method works smoothly and allows me to register as programs become available. Check out my previous Blog Post, Fantastic Library Events and How to Find Them for these kind of serial Library user tips. 


1. June 1st-July 31st 

Storybook Stroll with Clark County Public Library

Walk along Fountain Ave in Springfield to read Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. Have a copy of the map on your phone or stop by the Library first for a paper copy. 

2. Mondays in June 6,13, 20, 27 (and also in July) 1pm

Bubbles in the Park with New Carlisle Public Library

No registration required for a story, song, and playground fun with bubbles offsite at Smith Park, 799 Jefferson St, weather permitting. 

3. Monday June 6 5pm-7

Teen DIY: Upcycled Cassette Tape Tote Bags, grades 7-12 with Dayton Metro Library NorthWest Branch

Craft a unique bag with supplies included. Toggle through the filters of the Dayton Metro Library for more teen programming at many different locations. 

4. Saturday June 11 10:30am-11:30 

Boonshoft Science Series: Meet the Animals, all ages with Wright Memorial Library

No registration required for a conversation based program with live animal embassadors. 

5. Monday June 13 10:30am-11:30

Nature Fun! An Outdoor Family Storytime with Washington Centerville Library

Off-site location at Schoolhouse Park, 1875 Nutt Road

Weather dependent and no registration required, come enjoy an outdoor Storytime. Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the park before or after the program. 

6. Tuesday June 14 2pm

Bookmobile in the Parks, Pond Possibilities with Troy-Miami County Library and Miami County Parks

Join a Miami County Naturalist and the Troy Bookmobile for a special Storytime at Garby Big Woods Reserve, 6660 N Casstown Sidney Road

Registration requested. Check for other dates and park locations for this programming later in June in July. 

7. Wednesday June 15 9am-1 or Thursday June 16 3pm-7

Miniature Golf, ages 3yrs to entering 12th grade with Mary L. Cook Library

REGISTRATION REQUIRED *starting May 23rd call the Library to set up a tee time

Weather permitting, golf in the park adjacent to the Library. 

This Library is a very short drive to downtown Waynesville for a great walk and window shop experience. Or keep going and make a day enjoying Caesar Lake shoreline. 

8. Thursday June 16 1:30pm

Chris Rowlands performance, all ages with Milton/Union Library

Creative, catchy and informative, Chris performs original music with handmade puppets and backdrops. Bring cash to purchase a CD or Art print. 

9. Wednesday June 22 12 pm 

DIY Ocean in a Bottle, ages 5-8 with Greene County Public Library Beavercreek Branch

REGISTRATION REQUIRED *registration opens June 8.

Create ocean sensory bottles with Miss Mikala.

10. Thursday June 23 1pm 

Shipwreck Discovery, ages 9-13 with Greene County Public Library Beavercreek Branch

REGISTRATION REQUIRED *registration opens June 9.

Explore the secrets of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes and Oceans.

11. Saturday June 25 11am

STEM Saturday, ages 6-12 with all family members welcome with Lebanon Public Library

Please register for this exploration into the science of chromatography. 

12. Thursday June 30 11am-12

Newport Aquarium: Meet a Stingray, all ages with Dayton Metro Library Wilmington Stroop Branch

REGISTRATION REQUIRED *registration opens May 31. 

The Wave Foundation at Newport Aquarium brings their mobile Ray Cart to the Library. Learn about the animal and ways to help their conservation. Weather permitting located outside.

Look for other days and branches (even other animals) the Newport Aquarium is bringing to the Dayton Metro Library this Summer. 

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