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Friends of the Library Book Sale Print
Sample ImageThe Friends of the Blanchester Public Library will hold its spring used book sale beginning April 11.

This one-week sale includes a number of donated music CDs for just $1.

The book sale features a variety of items either donated to the library or withdrawn from the library collection.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.

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New Youth Services Coordinator Print
Active ImageWe are pleased to welcome Amanda Bishop as the library's new Youth Services Coordinator.

Amanda is a Blanchester resident and has an extensive background working with children of all ages. She has spent the past 10 years working for the Cincinnati Museum Center, most recently as the School Program Coordinator. She has developed various special events, created displays and taught numerous programs at the Museum Center.

"Miss Amanda" is excited about connecting with the area youth through storytimes, special library programs and school visits.

Please take the opportunity to meet Amanda at the library. You may also contact her with any questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 937.783.3585.

April Youth Services Schedule

March Youth Services Schedule

 
Clinton County Reads 2015 Print
Active ImageYou have read the book, you have seen the movie, why not delve a bit deeper into the inspirational story of World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini and join in as Clinton County Reads 2015 features Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand?

The entire county is invited to read the book and attend various programs and discussions during the 10th annual event.

A discussion of the book will be held at the library at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 9.

The month-long event once again will wrap up with a dinner at the General Denver at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 16. That evening's entertainment will include World War II-era music by the Boyer Sisters and a presentation by Dean "Okie" Waddell, a local veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Recycling again Print
Active ImageCommunity members are encouraged to once again bring all of their old papers to the green and yellow paper retriever bin located near the library's back parking lot.

A different company, Royal Oak Recycling in Cleveland, is now handling the program, but virtually all types of paper products are still accepted, including newspapers, magazines, and catalogs.

The library does receive a small amount based on the volume of papers recycled, but, more importantly, we are all helping the environment.

 
Tax preparation Print
Active ImageRepresentatives from AARP are providing free income tax assistance at the library this year.

There are just a few remaining slots for the Tuesday afternoon sessions, which run through April 7. Please call the library at 937.783.3585 to make a reservation.

Due to budget cuts at the IRS, the library will receive only the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms this year. The library also will receive a laminated copy of the most popular forms that may be copied. All other instructions and forms must be accessed on the IRS web site.

 
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.

 
Faxing now available Print
Active ImageThe library now offers a fax service for patrons.

The faxing is done through the new BookScan Station installed at the library. The new station replaces the previous copy machine. The self-service faxing costs $1 for the first page and 50 cents for each additional page.

In addition to making copies, patrons also may use the station to scan documents to a USB flash drive, Google Docs, e-mail, or a smartphone or tablet. The cost is the same for all: 10 cents for black-and-white copies and 30 cents for color copies.

The BookScan Station, which is owned and maintained by an outside company, has a user-friendly touchscreen.

 
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