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Unlike some of the other monthly themes for the Year of Reading Challenge, Women in Translation does not have the formal blessing of any government or large sponsoring organization. It is a small movement started by a book blogger in 2014 when she noticed how few books written by women in languages other than English […]

Here at the library, we have two services for e-audiobooks: the Ohio Digital Library (which uses the OverDrive and Libby apps) and Hoopla Digital. As someone who loves her audiobooks, I’ve always got a sharp eye out to any tweaks that are made to either of these services. Well, recently, Hoopla did more than just […]

For years, one of my favorite resources the library offered was Lynda.com, a website with hours and hours of streaming videos teaching dozens and dozens of difference skills. What you could learn was as varied as customer service skills, Microsoft Word, digital photography, and project management. And with the lessons broken down into short videos, […]

Something we have been wanting to offer for quite a while is 24-hour pick up in secure lockers outside our building. I can’t even begin to remember all the conversations the staff have had at this point that opened with, “Once we have pickup lockers….” And now, at long last, it is a reality! So […]

Today marks the start of a new month and that means new books, DVDs, and CDs. All of the items below are available for you to place a hold on, even if they haven’t made their way into the building yet. You can look for them here on our catalog. With a selection ranging from […]

In July for the Year of Reading Challenge, earn a chance to win a gift card by reading a Science Fiction or Fantasy novel. Below are some suggested titles put together by staff and using the NoveList database, which you can use as well here. Your selection for the drawing doesn’t need to come from […]

One of our Summer Reading themes is Explore Music, and Adults participating in summer reading can earn a Badge (and an entry into one of our grand prize drawings), by completing any two of the four Activities for the Explore Music Badge. One of those Activities is to listen to an album you check out […]

Adults participating in Summer Reading have additional chances to earn entries into the grand prize drawings by completing Activity Badges. One of those Badges is Explore Your Community, and an Activity you can do toward getting that badge is reading a book or watching a DVD on Local History. The staff has put together a […]

There are four different Activities Adults can choose from to earn their Explore Music badge. (Each badge is an entry into the grand prize drawings, so it’s good to do them!) One of the Activities is to check out a musical movie or documentary, either on DVD or from one of our streaming video services. […]

Adult Summer Reading is going great so far, with over 350 people registered and dozens of folks who have started completing Activity Badges. But there are still plenty of badges to earn, including the Explore Food badge. One of the Activities you can complete to earn this badge is checking out a cookbook from the […]