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Adult Summer Reading 2018 Prize Winners Print
Active ImageThank you to everyone who participated in the Adult Summer Reading program this year.

Kimberly Miller, of Blanchester, won the Grand Prize, a UE Boom 2 wireless speaker. The three runners-up prize winners are Kara Davenport (Blanchester), a $50 gift card to Skyline Chili; Debbie Mitchell (Blanchester), a $50 gift card to Subway; and Abra Koch (Midland), a $50 gift card to Kroger.

Also, congratulations to the winners in our third drawing: Famous Songsters Scramble 1950s Edition — Angela Herlinger (Blanchester), Cooler; and Michael Kasten (Blanchester), Yoga Mat; Reading Entries — Pamela Herlinger (Blanchester), Chameleon Game; Nancy Fisher (Blanchester), Car Care Kit; and Kelly Flaugher (Hillsboro), Water Bottles.

"Libraries Rock" was sponsored by the Friends of the Blanchester Public Library and First National Bank of Blanchester.

 
New databases Print
Active Image Blanchester Public Library patrons now have access to several new databases, as well as more than 12,000 courses through Lynda.com.

As part of LinkedIn Learning, Lynda.com helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The courses range from computer programming to project management and include instruction on various business topics. Patrons just need their library barcode number and PIN to access the courses.

New databases availaible are Chilton Library, Fold3, Heritage Quest, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Kids InfoBits, and Oxford Research Encyclopedias.

The databases are provided by the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), which also provides the library's Internet connection.

All of the databases available to library users, with a brief summary, are listed on the Research page of the library website. These include databases the library pays for individually, plus those provided statewide by OPLIN, as well as some free web sites.

 
Creation Station Print
Active Image Get creative in the Creation Station in August with Lite Brite.

Use the colorful pegs freestyle to create your own designs or copy the templates, then light up your artwork in four different light shows.

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

 
Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 6, in the library meeting room.

September title:
Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout

At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
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Growing Station Print
Active ImageIf you want to get your hands dirty or just get an up-close look at the library's Growing Station, we will have open garden hours from 4-5 p.m. each Thursday in August.

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.

 
Kanopy Print
Active ImageThe library now offers Kanopy, a streaming video collection featuring more than 30,000 films. Find films on every subject imaginable, plus educational content from The Great Courses and PBS, and a selection of must-see classic films from The Criterion Collection.

The service is free to use with your library card.

To get started:

  • Visit the library's Kanopy page and click the "Sign up" button in the top right.
  • Create a unique login with your e-mail address and a password. (The service is only available to adult patrons)
  • A confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address you provided.
  • Once you have confirmed your e-mail, you will be asked to enter your library card number. You will only need to do this once.
  • Once you have entered your library card number, you are ready to watch.
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Mobile Hotspots Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library now has mobile hotspots available for checkout.

The hotspots allow patrons to connect their tablet, phone, laptop and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the Internet.

A hotspot may be checked out by any cardholder 18 years of age or older whose card is in good standing. All borrowers must show a current driver's license, state ID, passport or military photo ID at the time of checkout.

Hotspots circulate for 7 days. Each hotspot circulates in a carrying case within a plastic case along with an AC adapter and USB cable. The user is responsible for returning all of these items to the circulation desk (not in a bookdrop) in good condition.

Hotspots may be renewed one time, provided there are no holds on the item. Only 1 hotspot may be borrowed on a patron's account at a time. The fine for an overdue hotspot is $1 per day until returned. After 3 days overdue, the hotspot will be deactivated and the patron is billed for the item. You may put a hold on a hotspot here.

A hotspot can provide Internet access for up to 10 devices.

By borrowing and initiating use of the library's mobile hotspot, the user agrees to abide by the library's Mobile Wireless Hotspot Policy.

 
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 morning storytime sessions.

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

The morning storytimes resume in September, but please join us from 5-6 p.m. each Monday for family storytime. No registration is required. Children (and adults) of all ages are welcome to just show up and enjoy a story, songs, crafts and a light snack.

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

Youth Services August Calendar

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