Summer Brain Camps at the Library make learning count

This summer, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is giving students the opportunity to remain engaged academically and also have fun during Brain Camps. These camps are available as part of the Library’s Summer Learning Program and feature a focus on Maker and STEAM topics. Brain camps are free, fun, and available at the Main Library and select branches through the generous support of Duke Energy. Registration begins today, May 2, for week-long Brain Camps and May 23 for one-day Brain Camps. Group size is limited for individual attention so register early.

Week-Long Brain Camps at the Main Library

Free, week-long Brain Camps are held at the Main Library, 800 Vine St., 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the William Hueneke Homework Center. Campers can enjoy books, group lessons, computer activities, outdoor play, and creating crafts in the MakerSpace. Afterward, kids are invited to the Homework Center from 4–6 p.m. for individual reading and math skill-building assistance.

June 6–10: Treasure Island (Grades 1–5)

June 13–17: Dr. Seuss  (Grades 1–2)

June 20–24: Harry Potter (Grades 3–5)

June 27–July 1: La bella Italia (Grades 3–5)

July 11–15: Listen to Your Art (Grades 1–5)

July 18–22:  Believe It or Not (Grades 6–8)

July 25–29: Route 66 (Grades 3–5)

Aug. 1–5: Olympic Games (Grades 1–5)

Week-Long Brain Camps at branches

Free, week-long Brain Camps are available at select Library branches. Activities include stories, games, science experiments and themed crafts. Themes vary by branch. Camps are for students in grades 1–5 and run Monday through Friday in the afternoons (exact times vary by branch).

June 13–17: Forest Park, Green Township, and Monfort Heights branches

June 20–24: College Hill, North Central, and Oakley branches

June 27–July 1: Madisonville, Northside, and Sharonville branches

July 5–8: Blue Ash, Reading, and St. Bernard branches

July 11–15: Avondale, Corryville, and Walnut Hills branches

July 18–22: Covedale, Groesbeck, and West End branches

July 25–29: Norwood, Pleasant Ridge, and Price Hill branches

Aug. 1–5: Bond Hill, Clifton, and Westwood branches

One-day mini Brain Camps at branches

Free, one-day Brain Camps are being held at 15 select branches for students in grades 1–4. There Is an A in STEAM is this year’s theme. The participating branches are Anderson, Deer Park, Delhi Township, Elmwood, Greenhills, Harrison, Hyde Park, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, Miami Township, Mt. Healthy, Mt. Washington,  Symmes Township, and Wyoming. Check for details in mid-May at Registration opens May 23.  

Thanks to the sponsors who have made a commitment to Summer Learning:
Duke Energy, the Anderson Township Library Association, the Dally Foundation, the Friends of the Public Library, the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Advisory Council, the Jack J. Smith Charitable Trust, the Kroger Co., the Library Foundation, supported by the Newman’s Own Foundation, the Pfau Foundation, the Maxwell Weaver Foundation at U.S. Bank, Western & Southern and Wing Eyecare along with our media partners Cincinnati Family Magazine, Hulafrog, and Metro.