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The library will open at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 5. The three Clinton County libraries are holding a joint staff development program in the morning.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale Print
Sample ImageThe Friends of the Blanchester Public Library spring used book sale begins Saturday, April 26, in the library meeting room.

The sale runs for one week, through May 3.

The book sale features a variety of items either donated to the library or withdrawn from the library collection. The Friends of the Library welcome all donations. To donate items, just bring them to the library.

The Friends of the Library uses all proceeds from the sale to support the library.

New DVDs Print
Active Image Are you interested in keeping up with the latest DVDs added to the library's collection? You now are able to access the list in several different ways.

A New DVDs tab is available on the Online Catalog; New DVDs is just one of many lists available on the BookNews page, which is the first item you see by clicking on the Good Books & More link in the Catalog Search menu box; and, through BookNews, you can sign up to receive the list by e-mail.

The New DVDs list is updated twice a month.

Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., May 8, in the library meeting room.

May title:
Silver Star  
by Jeannette Walls

Two motherless sisters -- Bean and Liz -- are shuttled to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in their family for generations. When school starts in the fall, Bean easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz becomes increasingly withdrawn. Then something happens to Liz, and Bean is left to challenge the injustice of the adult world.

LibraryReads Print
Active ImageEver wonder which books librarians are reading?

Now you can find out at LibraryReads, which features a new list each month of the top ten published books that librarians across the country love.

You also may sign up on the site for an e-mail newsletter to find out when each new list is released.

Storytime Print
Active ImageChildren from ages 2-5 will build a foundation for reading success through stories, play and activities. The library offers regular storytime sessions.

Children must be registered for the sessions and will receive special storytime checkout privileges with no late fees. 

To register your child for storytime, please visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

Ohio Founding Fathers Print
 Active ImageThe Secretary of State's Office hosts a new site -- Founding Fathers -- that provides information and resources to help citizens better understand our history and to be better informed participants in our democracy.

The site features information about the founding fathers of Ohio and the United States. There also is a Do You Know Ohio? quiz to test your knowledge of state history.

The Secretary of State's Office also has gathered links to some of the state and country's most important Historical Documents to make them more easily accessible.

Children's/Young Adult Book Awards 2014 Print
Active Image The American Library Association has announced the major children's book award winners for 2014.

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo won the Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, while Locomotive, illustrated and written by Brian Floca, received the Caldecott Medal, for most distinguished American picture book for children.

Also, Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick earned the Printz Award, for excellence in literature written for young adults; and author Markus Zusak received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

For more information on all the winners and other finalists, visit the Book Awards page on the American Library Association web site.

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