FOR AGES 5+, HELP US FIND OUR LIBRARIAN ONCE AGAIN!

A Summer of .

SOS! Your dedicated librarian decided to take an ocean expedition in order to gather artifacts and knowledge for this year’s program. But her ship missed its arrival date, and no one knows what happened! Can you help find your missing librarian and save her from possible marooning – can you save our summer?! For ages 5+, weekly programs at your local branch will include clues, puzzles and more. Can’t attend a program? No problem, clues are also available as take home activities or on oilregionlibraries.org!

The best part? You get to create a cumulative keepsake using STEM & craft activities! Help & hints are available each week at designated programs to solve the case. Help is also available at your local branch during open hours. Track your reading online or on your mobile device with Reader Zone & record your minutes in your case file. You also have the opportunity to get a scratch-off ticket each time you visit your library for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Summer @ Your ORLA Library

Registration

Get started on your mystery by filling out our quick & easy registration form! Having a library card is not required to register.

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Summer @ Your ORLA Library

Track Your Reading

Track your minutes read online or on your mobile device by using Reader Zone. Make sure to use our group code!

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Solve the clues.

Each week, solve the clues below in your quest to find the librarian. Clues will become available for all age groups on Monday of each week. Miss a week? No problem, we’ll get you caught up. Feeling stuck? Call or visit your library for a hint!

Woohoo! It’s time for Summer at Your Library to begin! You excitedly head inside the library… only to find a frantic staff and a (once again) missing librarian – oh no, this seems vaguely familiar! Has anyone heard any yelling coming from the basement? All jokes aside, the looks on the other librarian’s faces are a bit troubling. You and the other participants start to gather in a confused circle when a staff member comes over and breaks the news. Your very dedicated librarian decided to take an ocean expedition in order to gather artifacts and knowledge for this year’s program. But her ship missed its arrival date, and no one has any idea what could have happened! 

Week #1 Clue

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FIND THE ISLAND NAME

Luckily, the librarian was able to make a call to the library. However, the connection was so garbled that the staff only heard bits & pieces. Maybe you could help decipher the message? Can you help find your missing librarian, and save her from possible marooning? Hopefully solving this first clue will get you one step closer to finding her!

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Week #2 Clue

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LOCATE THE ISLAND

So you know the name of the island! However, you’ve never heard of this island before & you need help to pinpoint the island’s exact location. The librarian must've left clues somewhere. What about her desk? Hmm, what’s this? She has files on marine life right on top?! Where do these creatures live & what secrets are they holding? There has to be something here that can help!

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In-House Programs

Weekly programs at your local branch will include clues, puzzles and more. Can’t attend a program? No problem, clues are also available as take home activities or on this page! Check program times for specific ages & locations here.

NOTE: Help & hints are not necessarily limited to program times. For help at your library, please feel free to stop in anytime during open hours!

DEEP SEA DETECTIVES (ages 3-5)

For the younger sleuths! Practice your puzzle-solving skills with Spot the Difference puzzles, I Spy searches, and more! Each completed activity comes with a reward. Track your reading using your Library’s log or Reader Zone!

Week #1 Activity

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SEARCH & FIND

This activity helps build memory and vocabulary skills for preschoolers as they recognize and remember the images! In addition, search and find activities help strengthen visual discrimination skills in young children.

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Week #2 Activity

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FIND THE TREASURE

Mazes help boost problem solving skills and patience for preschoolers. They also help improve hand-eye coordination!

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FOR THE LITTLES

We didn’t forget about them! For ages birth to 3, pick up a paper log at your local branch to do early literacy activities with your little one. You can also attend Storytime programs throughout the summer. Finish your log by the end of the summer and get rewarded with a book, bubbles, and other cool prizes!

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Oil City South Side Neighborhood Association

Friends of the Oil City Library

Friends of the Franklin Public Library

Belles Lettres Club of Oil City

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