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Friends of the Library Book Sale Print
Sample ImageThe Friends of the Blanchester Public Library will hold its fall book sale Oct. 10-17.

This sale will include a large number of children's books and donated music CDs, as well as DVDs, books on CD, hardcover and paperback books and magazines either donated to the library or withdrawn from the library collection.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.

All proceeds from the sale are used to support the library.

Basic ESL Print
 The library now offers free access to Basic ESL.

The site improves an individual's listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructional proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics, including: family, home, school and many others. In each lesson, students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in coversation.

No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant Access" to enter without registering.

SelectReads Print
Active ImageThe library is making it easier than ever for you to find your next favorite book through the new SelectReads newsletters. Sign up now to receive book lists and recommendations in your inbox based on your reading preferences.
AuthorCheck Print
Active Image One of the more common questions we receive at the library is, "When is my favorite author's next book coming out?" We can now provide an answer much more easily.

The library is introducing the new AuthorCheck service designed to help you keep track of your favorite authors, receive notices of their upcoming releases, and place these items on hold, plus discovering other authors in the library's collection you may enjoy reading. AuthorCheck may be found on the library's website among Good Books & More.

After creating a username and password, you can search for your favorite authors and track them. AuthorCheck will send you an e-mail in advance of the author's next book and provide you with a link to put the item on hold.

Take advantage of this service, and make sure you don't miss that next good book to read.

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

October title:
Ruth's Journey
by Donald McCaig

Authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, here is the first-eve prequel to one of the most beloved and bestselling novels of all time, Gone with the Wind. The critically acclaimed author of Rhett Butler's People magnificently recounts the life of Mammy, one of literature's greatest supporting characters, from her days as a slave girl to the outbreak of the Civil War.

Storytime Print
Active ImageChildren from ages 2-5 will build a foundation for reading success through stories, play and activities. And you are invited to register your child anytime for the library's 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.

October Youth Services Calendar

Magazines available Print
Active Image Many popular magazines are now available at The Ohio Digital Library to be read on your Nook or through the Nook App.

You have seven days to send a title to your Nook account. A title will remain in your account until you delete it, but you may have a maximum of only three magazines in your account at a time.

New titles are being added regularly, but the collection currently includes such titles as FamilyFun, HGTV Magazine, O The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Wired, Simple and Delicious, and ESPN Magazine.

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