From:  Cherie Roeth, J.R. Clarke Public Library

For more information on any of these activities. Participants may contact JR Clarke Public Library at 937-473-2226 or by email at

“READ MORE: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES!” Sign-ups continue through Tuesday, July 5.  Every Friday will be Movie and BINGO afternoon from 1p-3:30p in the Community Room.  The “End of Summer Reading Program Party will be held on Monday, July 18 at 6:00p.

Monday, June 27 and July 25 – Lego Landing & More for children who have finished first thru fifth grade 3:15p – 4:15p in the JRC Community Room.  This month we will be baking blueberry scones and creating an Ocean Creature!

Wednesday, June 29 – “Hotspot Lending & Training Workshop at 10:30a and again at 6:00p in the JR Clarke Alcove.  JR Clarke has five HotSpots to lend for families with no access to Wi-Fi. If you are interested, please attend and we will go over direction and answer any questions you might have and get you started.  The HotSpots can be checked-out at the Circulation Desk for a specific period-of-time.  No reservations required for these sessions.

Wednesday, July 6 and August 3- Junior High “Hodge Podge” Activities – First Wednesday of every month from 3:15 – 4:45p.  This month we are baking scones and introduced to the many activities within the MakerSpace – “Clarke’s Quest!”

Wednesdays through July, JR Clarke will be holding sessions on Penmanship/Cursive Practice for children who will next year be in grades 3, 4, 5, 6.  Grades 3, 4 will attend at 10:00a and grades 5, 6 will attend at 11:00a.  We will be using the same cursive writing program that is taught at Covington Elementary School.  These sessions will give the children more practice during the summer months so they are “ready and prepared.  The Wednesday dates are July 6, 13, 20 and 27.  Please sign-up in advance so that preparations can be made for your child.

Thanks to the many adults who have answered the question, “What type of activities would you like to see JR Clarke hold for our mature adults?”  We will begin with the following two activities and there will be more to come in the near future.  Your suggestions and recommendations are always welcome!  If you would like to assist with our Adult activities, please give Cherie a call at 937-473-2226

  • Thursday, June 23 and again on Thursday, July 21– Our first JRC Adult Card and Game Club will begin from 1p – 3p.  We will plan on meeting in the Community Room. Snacks and drinks will be provided this session as we gather together for some fun & conversation!  You will also have the opportunity to decide what games and cards you would like to play in the future.
  • Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, August 4 from 10:30a – 11:30a – “Epic Wonders” Women’s Book Club will begin in the JR Clarke Alcove on the second floor!  Remember, everyone has access to our elevator, which reaches all three floors of the library facility.  We will begin with a book that many of you may have already read.  Our library has access to many questions and possible activities that will broaden your experience and knowledge of, Heaven is for Real:  A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back.  Participants can get their books, in advance, through the COOL Consortium On-line Catalog at or if you would like a digital copy, you can download a copy from Libby!  If you need assistance, our staff will be happy to help!  Please allow two weeks for book delivery before “Epic Wonders” begins.

Tuesday, July 12  and August 12– Premier Community Health Screenings – Always the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00a – 10:45a in the JR Clarke Alcove. FREE Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening sponsored by Premier Community Health in Miami County.

Every Tuesday at 9:00a, Family Storytime at Covington Community Park.  Tuesday, June 14 thru Tuesday, July 12.  An adult must accompany your children.

Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, September 7– Veriflow and Yoga class with Lynn Blakely from 6p-7- in the JR Clarke Community Room.  Put this on your calendar now.