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The library will be closed Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

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Creation Station Print
Active Image Paper is not that old-fashioned, especially considering what you are able to do with it when practicing Origami. Visitiors to the library's Creation Station in August will have the chance to try the art of paper folding with an Origami kit.

There also are several books on Origami available in the Creation Station to use or borrow for ideas.

The Creation Station is a do-it-yourself space where users are encouraged to experiment. The space features different gadgets or tools each month.

Just stop at the front desk with your library card to check out the materials and you are ready to begin creating. All ages are welcome, although children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is no cost involved. (And library staff are available to help if you encounter any problems.)

Creation Station Calendar

Growing Station Print
Active ImageIf you want to get your hands dirty or just get an up-close look at the library's new Growing Station, we will have open garden hours from 2-4 p.m. each Thursday through August and September.

The garden features a number of raised beds, with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and a butterfly garden. The space will be used for library programs, with excess produce donated to the Blanchester Community Food Pantry.

So please stop by to enjoy the new space, help harvest items for the Food Pantry and plant new seeds.

Wall of Life Print
Active Image The library is pleased to once again host LifeCenter's Wall of Life during the month of August.

The three-paneled display shares stories and information about organ and tissue donation. Pamphlets and bookmarks available on the display share such facts as: One organ donor can save the lives of up to 8 people, and One tissue donor can enhance 50 to 75 lives.

Make sure to check out the Wall of Life this month.

LifeCenter has served as the Greater Cincinnati area's organ and tissue recovery organization for 35 years.

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

September title:
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.
COOL Library app Print
Active ImageAccessing your library from your smartphone just got a whole lot easier.

Blanchester Public Library, through the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL), has launched a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips. From any smartphone or tablet, you can instantly tap into library resources, search the library catalog, check your account, and much more.

To access the library's mobile app, search "COOL Library" in your mobile device's app store and download the app, or you can visit

The app also allows you to use your device as your library card and includes the feature BookLook Mobile, which lets you scan an ISBN barcode anywhere you are to see if the library owns the title.

Storytime Print
Active ImageJust a reminder that there will be no morning storytimes held during the month of August, but they will resume in September.

Children 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.

Just show up for one of the sessions to register and your child will receive special storytime checkout privileges with no late fees. 

For more information, please visit the library or call 937.783.3585.


August Youth Services Calendar

Family Storytime Print
Active ImageThe library is excited to offer a new Family Storytime one evening a month for all ages.

The Family Storytime will be held the last Monday of each month, with the next one scheduled for 6 p.m., Aug. 28.

Library staff member Ida Garrett-Patton will lead the hour and present stories, crafts and songs around a different theme each month. A small snack also will be provided.

No pre-registration is necessary. For more information, please visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

Crime Victims Rights Toolkit Print
Active Image A free online Crime Victims Rights Toolkit is now available.

This new toolkit is a good resource to help Ohio and federal crime victims understand and exercise their legal rights from the time of first report to police or a hospital through investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and post-release control.

Victims may either do research anonymously or create a login to locate more specific information for their case.

The toolkit is a product of the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center. blue was designed 2006 by Karsten Oltrogge:
Homepage of Karsten Oltrogge:

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