Summer Learning

2019 Details

Summer learning 2019 graphic of an astronaut in spaceOnline Registration

Many libraries are offering online registration, tracking, reporting and awards and badges!

A Universe of Stories logoSummer Learning Kick-Off Events

So many great events at a variety of OCPL locations to help kick-off the 2019 Summer Learning season! See what your library is doing, or find a date that fits your schedule. Start Summer Learning off right with OCPL!

Photo of children having lunch at Central Library Summer Lunches

The Food and Nutrition Service of the Syracuse City School District is pleased to announce its participation in the Summer Food Service Program 2019 (SFSP). Free meals will be provided at sites around the city, Monday - Friday, and is available to all children aged 18 and under, for no charge. 

Summer Learning Newsletters and Flyers  graphicSummer Learning Newsletters & Flyers

Some libraries have put together Summer Learning newsletters, flyers, calendars and guides to help you plan your Summer Learning Events. 

Checkers the InventorCheckers & Snoozer

Checkers and Snoozer embark on a new adventure this summer as they try to land Snoozer on the Moon. Through magic, juggling, interactive games and challenges, Checkers and the audience will learn about space and the moon!

Community Rhythms logoCommUNITY Rhythms

Do you love music? Do you tap to the beat of your favorite songs? Come to a drum circle and let’s have some fun! You’ll learn some basic rhythms as we jam with djembe drums, shakers and bells. It’s simple, fun and anyone can do it! Creative rhythms Drum Events inspire and strengthen a sense of community, courage and confidence through various facilitated rhythm modules.

The MOST logoThe MOST

Have you ever seen a star being born? Or flown through Saturn’s rings? Or traveled through far away galaxies? A visitor from a galaxy beyond our own has done all of this, but they are most fascinated by seeing Earth for the first time! The audience can describe some of the unique parts of Earth, while the visitor demonstrates some of the most extraordinary aspects of the Universe.

Painting with a Twist logoPainting with a Twist

Join Painting with a Twist in DeWitt for FUN art this summer at OCPL city branch libraries. What's the twist? We listen to music, play games, give away prizes all while painting with instruction from a local artist! Each painter will create their very own masterpiece to take home the same day!

Zoo to youZoo to You

The world of reading comes alive with this fun and educational program that will bring you face-to- face with exciting zoo animals. Get hands-on with the zoo’s one-of- a-kind animal artifacts, ask a professional zoo educator your animal questions, and learn how you can make a difference to wildlife. Don’t miss Zoo to You this summer!


MyON FREE Digital eBooks for Children & Teens

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As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON®, by Renaissance®, are partnering to bring thousands of authentic, enhanced digital books to children from birth through 12th grade and their families all around the state. Unlimited, 24/7 access to the myON digital library will be available through a single shared account login from May 1 through September 30. Children and families can read online using any web-enabled device and offline using free mobile apps.


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