Last week I rambled a bit in my enthusiasm for my book clubs here at the library, and while I mentioned that we offer two other book groups, I didn’t really say much about them. Let me fix that now. The first Thursday of every month at 6:30, a longstanding group meets for the Unforgettable […]

I have to admit it—I love my book clubs. Of the four adult book clubs here at NCPL, I’m fortunate enough to lead two of them. There’s Classic Lit, which is fairly self-explanatory (although we do have a rule that the author needs to be deceased and the work has to be at least 50 […]

The library’s fall newsletter is ready for you! Pick up a copy at the library, at our Main Street Festival booth or view a PDF here.

So, it’s just about that time, isn’t it? It’s still warm, and there are still a million things you meant to accomplish this summer, and yet, school is about to start again. Rather than fight the inevitable, take a deep breath and think of all the ways the library can help you through the school […]

I love audiobooks. It started about 7 or 8 years ago when I transferred to a new job at the library I was working at then. Before, I didn’t need to know anything about audiobooks, and they had never appealed to me personally, so I’d never listened to one. But in this new position, I […]

As everyone’s garden is starting to bear fruit (and vegetables), the question becomes what to do with all of it. There are only so many green beans and tomatoes you can give your friends if you want them to remain your friends. (Actually, you can give me an infinite number of tomatoes and I will […]

We’ve added a new section here at the library for Adult Graphic Novels. For years, there has been a GN designation for Juvenile and Young Adult graphic novels, but the adult graphic novels were just interfiled with the fiction by the author’s name, either general fiction, fantasy, or science fiction. Well, now they have their […]

One of the services the library has long provided is Databases, a fancy name for electronic resources that are better than just finding something on Google. We have databases with information on businesses, articles to use for that paper you’re writing and other homework help, plus a database to help fix your car and another […]

People love magazines, and we here at the library love getting people the things they want to read. However, finding a good digital magazine service has been harder than folks might think. There was Zinio and then the Ohio Digital Library partnered with Barnes and Noble to offer magazines, but those services didn’t work as […]

I’ll admit, I’ve been looking forward to this week more than any other the whole summer. Is it because I get a day off work in the middle of the week? Nope. Is it because I love fireworks? Not especially, even though I do like them. Is it because the Medieval Fair is Saturday? YES! […]