SATURDAY HOURS (June-September): 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
We will be CLOSED Friday, August 15, for a Staff Development Day.
We apologize for any inconvience. Our Book and Video Drops will remain open.
For a complete listing of toys, please click the graphic above to view the online catalog.
Click one of the following links to get started:
Hotspot Quick Start Guide | Hotspot Coverage Map
Digital downloads (Hoopla, IndieFlix, Freegal, Zinio), the Roku devices, Hotspots, and eBooks
are made possible thanks to the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation.
Need help downloading an eBook or need special coaching on basic computer skills? Need some assistance digging up local history or your family’s genealogy? Book-A-Librarian gives you individual, and tailored assistance in a 30-minute sit-down appointment with a Library staff member. To schedule a session, call 419-625-3834 (Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). Each request will be routed to the appropriate expert on our staff, who will then contact you as soon as possible to schedule your personal appointment. Limit 2 sessions per patron per month.
For the Hotspot coverage map, click here.
LIBRARY PROGRAM INFO:
Click here for our Summer "Cover to Cover" Newsletter.
Click here for a PDF printout of our August calendar of events.
Click here for our Emerging Tech (Computer/Internet/Microsoft Office/Social Media) Class Schedule.
Click here for our Babies and Books and Storytimes Schedule.
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMS:
CHEESE-MAKING AND PRESERVATION
Monday, August 4 / 6:30 p.m.
Chef Jamie Simpson, Culinary Vegetable Institute, presenter
Chef Simpson will demonstrate the art of making cheese, as well as give tips on preservation of food. He is passionate about the connection between art and food, and uses a very creative way of taking raw product and turning it into something unique, beautiful, and delicious; and yes, food samples will be available! Registration is requested and can now be done online through our website.
PAGES AND PUPS
Mondays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 / 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Pages and Pups pairs children in kindergarten through 4th grade with volunteers who meet once a week at the Library to practice reading, play reading games, and choose books to take home. Participants can read their favorite stories aloud to a Therapy Dog. If you have a child who could benefit from this program or you would like to volunteer, call the Library.
Tuesday, August 5 / 10:30 a.m.
Patricia Kentus, Beltone, presenter
Patricia Kentus will give hearing screenings as well as demonstrate the latest technology in hearing aids.
BABIES AND BOOKS
Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 / 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Babies and Books introduces children to fingerplays, stories, music, and age appropriate play. Please bring a blanket for the baby to sit on. An adult is required to attend. *Registration is preferred. (Birth-12 months)
KNIT ONE, LIBRARY, TOO!
Wednesday, August 6 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join the company of other knitters and crocheters on the first and third Wednesday each month. New to the craft? We’ll help you learn!
HEIGH-HO, THE DERRY-O, A WALKING WE WILL GO
Thursday, August 7 / 10:30 a.m.
Help Me Grow, presenters
We’ll read I Went Walking and do fun activities based on the book. Spoiler Alert: there are animals, water, and walking while exploring in this book. Be prepared to have fun with your child! Registration is preferred and adult supervision is required. (Ages birth-3 years)
GET SET FOR SCHOOL
Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 / 1:30-3:00 p.m.
This program is designed to help kids going into preschool, kindergarten, and first grade get ready to go to school. Registration is requested. Vouchers for transportation will be available at the Children’s Services desk. (Ages 4-7 years)
Thursday, August 7 / 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learn basic computer parts, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and about Microsoft Windows.
SNACK 'N SCREEN FAMILY MOVIE: THE LEGO MOVIE
Saturday, August 9 / 11:00 a.m.
Warner Brothers, 2014; 100 mins, Rated PG.
Join us in the Library Program Room for a movie and snack. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets!
Wednesday, August 13 / 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Stop in and visit OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile the Library’s parking lot. Interactive learning stations will give visitors an opportunity to search the Library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle® HD, iPad® Mini, Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Sony® Reader™, Kindle® Paperwhite, Windows® Phone 8, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the Library’s download service.
(Click the picture above to view the Under the Baton website)
For delays or closings during inclement weather, please check Facebook, MIX 102.7 WCPZ and
WLEC 1450 AM radio stations and website, or call 419-625-3834 for updated information.
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