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Adult Summer Reading 2014 Print
Active ImageWe would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2014 Adult/Teen Summer Reading program.

Jennifer Wells, of Blanchester, was selected in our grand prize drawing as the winner of a Premium Family Membership to the Cincinnati Zoo.

Also, three runners-up were selected. Jennifer Henderson, of Clarksville, received a $50 gift card to Gold Star Chili; Rebecca Wells-Moore, of Blanchester, received a $50 gift card to Books 'N More; and Brenda Hollon, of Blanchester, won a $50 gift card to Kroger.

The 18 winners from the summer's three drawings were: Angela Lakes, Amber Snodgrass, Joan Arnold, Linda Geers, Robin Bolin, Kevin Mintkenbaugh, Barbara Wanless, Terry Hendrickson, Imogene Adams, Kathy Bartolotta, Ronda Kreusch, Barb Hameister, Barbara Casey, Nancy Fisher, Tiffany Deatherage, Chris Schnetzer, Kris Fout, and Carolyn Barricklow.

"Literary Elements" was sponsored by the Friends of the Blanchester Public Library and First National Bank of Blanchester.

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. The library's regular fall storytime sessions begin Sept. 2.

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.

Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Sept. 4, in the library meeting room.

September title:
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
by Fannie Flagg

Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the World War II years.

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. blue was designed 2006 by Karsten Oltrogge:
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