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  UPDATE: August 8, 2019 PARKING: The main library parking lot will be closed Monday and Tuesday, August 12-13. Please enter through the entrance near the Ream Street book drops during this time. The rear parking lot will be open. CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT: The children’s department will be closed for approximately one week beginning Tuesday, August […]

I like to read. I have no doubt all of you find that shocking, but I do. I really, really do. I listen to audiobooks in the car, I pop open an ebook with my morning coffee, I curl up with a hardback on the couch at night. I’ve always got at least a couple […]

I spend a lot of time in front of a computer. I’m on one most of the day at work, and my primary hobby is writing, so I’m usually on my laptop at home. Lately, it’s led to me having some problems with eyestrain, so I’ve been fiddling with the settings on my computer as […]

A new book comes out and you’re dying to get your hands on it, or at least your metaphorical hands because the book is available for download from the Ohio Digital Library on the Libby app. There’s a hold list for this marvelous book (drat!), so you put yourself on the list and wait. And […]

Can you see this? How about this? Any better? Reading webpages can sometimes be pain when the text isn’t the right size. In the above examples, I changed the size as I typed it, but when you’re viewing someone else’s website, you’re kind of stuck with whatever the web designer decided. Or are you? There […]

Sorry everybody. No time to blog. There’s new Jo Nesbo out today. Shelia

Would you like to hear my favorite story about working in a library? I think it’s an apt story for the week of the 4th of July, because, and I may be biased here, I think public libraries are one of the best things about America. This story is a pretty great example of why. […]

The library has terrific programming all through our epic summer, but July 11 through 13 will be extra epic! Throughout these three days, we will offer something for all ages and interests. July 11 at 6 p.m., The Locke Boys will bring their country rock sound to the library patio for a free Live at […]

In my job, I run across books I want to read pretty much all the time. Now, I could check them out or place them on hold the moment I see them, but then I would end up with stacks of both real and virtual books and audiobooks I don’t have time to read at […]

This past March we tried out a new event we called #LibraryMadness. Much like the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament (but renamed to avoid the trademark infringement), we took 64 books that NCPL patrons nominated during February and seeded them in 4 Divisions and let you vote matchup-by-matchup for your favorite book ever. The winner […]