Thank you to all that joined us in the village meeting room on Sunday, February 17th for a historical discussion of businesses in Centerburg. Gloria Parsisson brought about 120 photos to show how the businesses have changed over the years. Several others brought photos, memorabilia and stories to share. It was a wonderful time and everyone came away knowing a bit more about our history here in Centerburg!
The State Library of Ohio is announcing the launch of the Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar website. It's a free tool that offers resources to help young children prepare for, and do better in, school. There are fun and positive learning experiences that support school success and lifelong learning. Please click on the link for further information http://DayByDayOH.org
Thanks to an agreement between the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) and LinkedIn, we are now offering free access to Lynda.com to our cardholders. Click on "Read More" to get started.
Our current session of Storytime and Lapsit is underway! Storytime is for children ages 3-5 (kindergarteners are welcome regardless of age) and Lapsit is for ages 0-36 months. We always read several books, sing and complete a simple craft. No registration is required. Please call with questions.
The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) has announced that a broad-based suite of genealogical,historical, homework and reference resources are currently available to Ohio's public libraries. These include Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest Online, Fold 3 Library Edition and ProQuest African American Heritage. For these and other available resources, visit http://www.ohioweblibrary.org/sources/
Go Green with Jean is back! OSU Certified Volunteer Naturalist Jean Tahyi will be leading the group in topics such as: seeds, planting, composting, soil preparation and general gardening. This free program will take place here at the library on the third Friday of each month at 10:30 am. This has been such a popular program in the past but we always welcome new attendees. This program is made possible through the OSU Extension Service and Knox County Park District. There is no registration and you are invited to call the library with questions.
There are still spots remaining for our upcoming "Mom and Me" painting events. These are taking place on May 3rd and May 5th in our meeting room. Both mom and child will work together to make a beautiful spring creation. The fairy garden event will be on May 19th. It will be held in honor of Lou Ann Adams and participants will pay a reduced fee that was made possible by a contribution from a local book club. Please stop in or call us for more details.
We have quite a wide collection for the upcoming book sale. The sale will run the week of May 21-26 and be during normal business hours. There will be a large variety to choose from including dvd's, children's books, adult books, and audiobooks. Expect our meeting room to be loaded with great bargains for you to take home!
Volunteers from the local chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) will be holding a "Discovering Your Ancestors" event from 1:00-2:30 on May 20th in the Village Meeting Room. This event is hosted by our library and some of the topics covered will include organizational skills, source checklist, census records and court records. This is a free event but registration is required and space is limited. Call the library to secure a spot.