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Library Board position open Print
Active ImageThe Board of Trustees of the Blanchester Public Library invites anyone interested in filling an open position on the Board to indicate their interest to Director Chris Owens by Oct. 3.

The Board was created by state law to act as the governing body of the library and consists of seven members, who each serve 7-year terms. Six of the members must reside within the Blanchester Local School District.

The current opening is to fill the remainder of a term through December 2015. The opening does not require residency within the school district but does require residency within Clinton County.

The Board currently meets at 9:45 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the library meeting room. Board members are expected to make a commitment to active participation and consistent attendance.

A fact sheet with more information about the Board of Trustees is available at the library.

 
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.

 
Storytime Print
Active ImageChildren from ages 2-5 will build a foundation for reading success through stories, play and activities. And you still have time to register your child for the library's regular fall storytime sessions that are now underway.

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.

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Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Oct. 2, in the library meeting room.

October title:
The Girl You Left Behind
by Jojo Moyes

Unwillingly rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her small French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie's portrait.

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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.

 
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.

 
Social Security Update Print
Active Image The Social Security Administration is in the process of phasing out the paper notices they send through the mail to Americans who are eligible for or currently receiving Social Security benefits.

Everyone will need to create a my Social Security account on the administration's website.

Features of the my Social Security system include: Requesting and receiving benefit verification letters online; updating direct deposit and other personal information electronically; quick access to Social Security statements.

 
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