As I mentioned about a month ago, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  The idea is that at Midnight on November 1, you start writing a novel, and by 11:59 p.m. on November 30 you have at least 50,000 words written. (Writing “The End” is a bonus, but it’s really the goal of 50,000 […]

Tomorrow (that would be Wednesday, October 24) I’ll be teaching a class here at the Library on how to use Hoopla, one of the Library’s digital services. You can use Hoopla to listen to audiobooks on your smartphone, stream movies to your TV, read comics on your tablet, and all sorts of great stuff. There’s […]

    We here at the Library believe in getting folks books for free. And honestly, however we can make that happen is OK by us. We don’t have it? We’ll borrow it from another library in the state. The libraries we borrow from don’t have it? Let’s see if the Stark County district library has […]

As I’ve been getting ready for NaNoWriMo (that’s National Novel Writing Month, if you didn’t know), I’ve been chatting with other folks who have written novels or are planning to write one this November, and the topic of how you keep track of it all and navigate through a work that’s over 50,000 words came […]

Last week the library updated the catalog, the version on the website you see, as well as the behind the scenes version we use to make the magic happen. One of the really cool new features can be found at the bottom of your checkout receipt. Beginning with the update, the catalog keeps track of […]

Summer is officially over, which means it’s now my favorite time of year. I’m not talking about fall, though. To me, it’s now NaNo season. “NaNo?” you ask. Yes, NaNo. The full name is National Novel Writing Month, and it happens every November. About half a million people around the world get together online and […]

Today is a terribly important holiday, although since it’s only five years old, you can be forgiven for not knowing about it. You see, today is Read an Ebook Day where people are encouraged to celebrate their love for ebooks. I know there are folks out there who prefer print books, and there’s no way […]

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 […]

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 […]