COMPUTER COURSES: Take basic computer classes at the Lorain Public Library System. Begin learning how to work on a computer at the Main Library beginning Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6 p.m. Use a mouse, identify computer parts and receive an introduction to the Windows operating system. Want to learn about the Internet? Internet for Beginners at the Main Library is Friday, June 6 at 3:30 p.m. The class will visit websites and use online search engines. Preregistration is required for both classes. Register online at LorainPublicLibrary.org or call the Main Library at 440-244-1192 or 1-800-322-READ, ext. 450. The Main Library is located at 351 W. Sixth St., Lorain.
SUMMER READING KICKOFF EVENT: Get ready to read this summer. Lorain Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program kickoff is Saturday, June 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at Lakeview Park located at 1800 W. Erie Ave. in Lorain. This year’s theme is science and COSI Center of Science and Industry of Columbus will be at Lakeview Park to present Science Spots, a traveling science exhibition with hands-on kiosks that let you play, explore and learn about science. Other fun for the whole family will include crafts, games and face painting. The Summer Reading kickoff is sponsored by the Lorain Public Library System, the Lorain County Metro Parks and The Stocker Foundation. For more information, call the Lorain Public Library System at 1-800-322-READ.
BEACH CONCERT: Start your summer off with a concert at the beach! As part of Lorain Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program kickoff, 7 Mile Isle will play at Lakeview Park, 1800 W. Erie Ave. in Lorain, on Saturday, June 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. The whole family will enjoy grooving to this lively band. The setting is perfect for 7 Mile Isle’s island style including steel drums and guitar. For more information, call the Lorain Public Library System at 1-800-322-READ.
BOOK BUDDIES: Make your time off from school count this summer. Join Book Buddies at Lorain Public Library System’s Main Library. Book Buddies is a program that pairs middle and high school students with early readers. There’s a mandatory orientation session for Big Buddies on Wednesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. Big Buddies must commit to the whole program that meets Wednesdays at 3 p.m. from June 18 through July 30. So teens, volunteer your time and read with kids at the library! Little Buddies, look forward to reading – and playing games – with older students. Sign up today! Preregistration is required and is available online at LorainPublicLibrary.org or by calling the Main Library at 440-244-1192 or 1-800-322-READ, ext. 449. The Main Library is located at 351 W. Sixth St., Lorain.
eBOOKS AND DIGITAL AUDIOBOOKS: Lorain Public Library System introduces a new service for borrowing eBooks and digital audiobooks. Check out Axis 360 in the eLibrary on LorainPublicLibrary.org. Borrow an electronic book or audiobook for free with your LPLS library card. Your next great read is just a click away.