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.
Join OSU Master Gardener, Jean Tahyi, on the third Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. to learn great gardening skills. There will be a set topic each month and topics covered include: perennials, annuals, house plants, bulbs, vegetables, insects, disease and composting. Gardeners of any skill level are encouraged to attend. Bring any questions you may have! This program is made possible though the OSU Extension office. Please call for further details.
Currently, our "Book-A-Bike" program is on hiatus until the Spring. The bikes will be available again beginning on March 1st. We have partnered with the Knox County Health Department to help increase the activity levels of people in our community. After completing some required forms, you may use your library card to check out a bike and helmet. There are a limited number of bikes and one pull behind 2-child cart (called a Burley Bee). Please call the library for further details as bikes may be unavailable on certain days and in certain weather conditions.
We love the holidays at the library! All the Christmas books and movies are on our shelves, so be sure to stop in and look for your favorite. We all look forward to seeing the classics, like "It's a Wonderful Life." Storytime and Lapsit have wrapped up and will resume in January.
Fall Fest makes a triumphant return on September 24th from 2:00-4:00 PM. It will take place in the street along side of the library (Clayton). There will be food, music, activities and fun! This will also be an opportunity for you to learn about the library's newest program, Book-A-Bike. All ages are invited and this is a free program.