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KinderGo

KinderGo is an annual program designed to enhance educational awareness through city-wide library card distribution to Ontario’s kindergarten students. This program gives kindergarten students and families a personal invite to the library to ensure they are introduced to the services offered to them at the start of their child’s educational experience.

Kindergarten students in Ontario schools in the Ontario-Montclair School District, Mountain View School District, Chino Valley Unified School District and Cucamonga School District are visited by city staff. During the classroom visits city staff share a fun read-aloud story and provide students with a KinderGo bag, wallet and library card.

Students with KinderGo library cards are encouraged to visit their local Ontario City Library to activate their library card and foster a love of reading by checking out books! For more information, please call the Ovitt Family Community Library Children’s Reference Desk at (909) 395-2207 or the Lewis Family Branch Information Desk at (909) 395-2256.

KingerGo in 2021 - 2022
Visits to Kindergarten students will be held in September 2021 and all students will receive a special invite to visit the library for KinderGo’s culminating event – KinderFair!

KinderFair
Saturday, October 2, 2021
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ovitt Family Community Library

Summer at Ontario City Library

Summer at Ontario City Library is an annual reading program for all ages during the summer months. Participants can track their reading, access curated book lists, earn digital badges and weekly prizes.

Summer at Ontario City Library…

  • encourages reading for all ages.
  • strengthens the library’s role as a community hub.
  • opens the door to positive experiences.

How to Participate

  • Visit Us
  • Register
  • Read, listen, share
  • Tell us about it
  • Get stuff!

There are various online reading and learning programs year-round. Register for one at OntarioCA.Beanstack.org. For more information, please call the Ovitt Family Community Library at (909) 395-2004.

Ontario Reads

Ontario Reads 2022 

August 15 – September 30 

Ontario City Library is committed to growing, sharing, and opening the door to positive reading experiences. Ontario Reads is an annual opportunity for the library to connect to the community through literacy by selecting one book for participants to read, share and discuss. This fall join us in reading the Ontario Reads selection The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

Ontario Reads launches on August 15th by offering free copies of The Midnight Library at both of our Ontario City Library locations (while supplies last and limit one per household) or check one out with your library card! Once everyone has had a chance to read the book, we invite participants to library programs at both locations.

Patterned after the American Library Association’s “One Book, One Community” initiative, Ontario Reads is an opportunity for the library to connect the community through literacy by selecting one book for participants to read, then having them share and discuss it.  Every new title is complemented with informative and creative programming that may include arts and crafts, films, guest speakers, and sometimes meet-and-greets with the author.

Past programs have explored Mexican-American cultures in Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North; Gabrielle Zevin’s book about second chances in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry; Mary Shelley’s gothic thriller Frankenstein; a sci-fi adventure in Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton; the uplifting and complicated Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, the psychological suspenseful thriller The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, and You Should Talk to Someone by Lisa Gottlieb a non-fiction therapists account of how we can transform our complex lives.

100 Books Before Graduation (online)

100 Books Before Graduation is a year round online program for high school students grades 9 to 12. It’s easy! Students can register online and then track what they are reading to reach 100 books before they graduate from high school. It doesn’t matter whether the books are assigned by teachers or are just for fun. They can be comic books, manga, and graphic novels too, it all counts! Once students log 100 books, they can visit either library branch to pick up a sleek messenger bag full of supplies for their next journey in life.

Students can visit OntarioCA.Beanstack.org to register and log their books. For more information, please contact the Teen Alley Desk at the Ovitt Family Community Library at (909) 395-2228 or the Lewis Family Branch Information Desk at (909) 395-2256.

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