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Cincinnati Public Library

Library Open Hours

Sundays, noon-4pm except holidays. Check out a laptop or books using your PLCHC card and log your summer reading hours! Register for workshops by emailing

Hogworts Camp

Immerse yourself in Harry Potter’s world by visiting Howarts Camp (and school for beginning wizards.) Kids will participate in classes such as potions (chemistry) and Muggle Magic Tricks; play Potter themed games like Scorer’s Stone Challenge and Quidditch; make cool crafts like custom wands and house scarves; and snack on wizard refreshments like polyjuice potion and frozen butter beer! Each day is packed with imaginative fun for those who love all things Harry Potter!


June 10-12, 9:30-noon, ages 7-11 



Space Explorers

Yes! Science IS fun! Kids go beyond studying planets at this hands-on science themed camp. Each day, students will participate in hands-on experiments the explore the science of outer space, including anti-gravity galaxy in a bottle, make canister rockets to demonstrate Newton’s Laws of Motion; observe demonstrations like modeling of a black hole, and learn about what nebulae and how they are building blocks in space. Each day includes experiments, crafts, lessons and demonstrations to make this an entertaining AND educational camp!

July 22-24, 9:30-noon, ages 6-10


Three Day Adventures in Science

Join us for an exciting three days of Adventures in Science!

June 26-27

Ages 5-7: 9:30-12:00

July 1-3

Ages 8-10: 9:30-noon


Day one:  Dinosaurs, Day two:  Color, Day three:  Slime and other gooey stuff


In our adventures, we'll make erupting volcanoes, have simulated fossil digs, make trace fossils, do exploration with color and dyeing and make different kinds of slime. 

Each day is packed with hands on fun and exploration for all.


Classes are taught by National Award Winning Teacher, Barbara James, M. Ed., NBCT. Ms. James has worked as instructor of the gifted, science specialist and teacher in both the public and private sector for over 30 years. Her work with science and children has been featured in news articles, presented on college campuses and to a wide variety of audiences.

Early registration is a must. Camps have a limit to only 12 campers each. The cost for each camp is $65.00.

Cooking Camp

Cooking Camp A: REGISTRATION CLOSED               

6-10 year olds

Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14

9:30 am to 11:30 am



On Day 1 of this mini camp, we will have fun with chocolate in the kitchen!  We’ll make two recipes---one to eat and one to take home to share.    Day 2 brings everyone’s favorite treat, but homemade!  You’ll just have to take this one home to bake it!  We will learn how to measure, fold, chop and other cooking basics.

Limit 10



11-14 year olds

Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14       

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm



On Day 1 of this mini camp,  we will prepare two yummy chocolate recipes---one to eat and one to take home to share!  Day 2 brings everyone’s favorite treat but homemade.  You’ll just have to take this one home to bake it!  This mini camp teaches cooking basics, reading recipes, measuring,tips and techniques!

Limit 10

Coding for Kids Workshop

Introduction to coding for kids ages 10-14. This camp will teach you the basics to get you started and interested in computer coding!  

July 8-12, ages 10-14    



Theatre Intensive for Teens

High School applicants needed for Junior Theatre Board and Summer Theatre Intensive with American Legacy Theatre. A wonderfuly opportuntity to create, produce and act in a play this summer while gaining invaluable experience with a professional theatrical company! For application and details, visit

Meetings are Sundays, 1-3pm and Tuesdays/Thursdays, 7-9pm. Performance date is August 4

Summer Sunday Shows

Know Theatre

Dragon Up

June 16, 1pm

Free admission with advanced registration:

$5pp at the door

Frisch Marionettes

Variety Show

Sunday, July 12, 1pm

Free admission with advanced registration:

$5pp at the door

Madcap Puppets


Sunday, July 2, 1pm

Free admission with advanced registration:

$5pp at the door


The Barber of Seville

Sunday, June 28, 1pm

ROKCincy is thrilled to announce our special adaptation of Rossini’s classic comedy “The Barber of Seville.” Sung in English and Italian, this show stuns with familiar music, vocal fireworks, and high energy hijinks. The performance is 40 minutes long and appropriate for families and kids grades K-6. Rosina has been grounded by her strict guardian, Dr. Bartolo and isn't allowed to enter her project into the State Science Fair. Her teachers, Professor Figaro and Professor Susanna know that she can win first place if they can only get it submitted. They’ll need all their cunning, and more than a few tricks, to pull this off! Admission is free. RSVP to

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