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Friends of the Library Book Sale Print
Sample ImageThe Friends of the Blanchester Public Library is holding its fall book sale this week during library hours.

This sale includes a large number of donated items. The meeting room is filled with DVDs, books on CD, and adult and children's hardcover and paperback books either donated to the library or withdrawn from the library collection.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.

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.

Creation Station Print
Active Image Visitiors to the library's Creation Station in October have the opportunity to create art with with the Spirograph kit.

The Spirograph makes an artist of anyone, as you can draw beautiful intricate designs and unusual-shaped patterns with ease.

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

Rock painting, 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24 Print
Active ImageBack by popular demand, the library will host another Rock Painting Party for the Kindness Rocks Challenge.

BDK Hardware Lumber and Feed donated several paintbrushes for the party, which will be held from 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24.

We will provide the paint and rocks, but additional rocks are always welcome. Paint some rocks to take and hide while meeting other rock hunters.

To see examples of the rocks found in the area, check out the Blan Rocks Facebook page.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call the library at (937) 783-3585.

Pre-Diabetes Screening Print
Active Image One in three Americans have pre-diabetes, are you at risk?

The Clinton County Diabetes & Community Wellness Program will provide free screenings at the library, from 9-11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, and 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16.

The pre-diabetes screening includes risk assessment, BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure and A1c tests. You do not need to fast for any of the tests.

Funding for these screenings is provided by HealthFirst for Clinton County. For more information, call 382.7221.

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

November title:
Whistling Past the Graveyard
by Susan Crandall

Determined to get to Nashville to find her mother in 1963, 9-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home, eventually accepting a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby.
Lego Club Print
Active Image If you want to show off your Lego-building skills or if you just want to have fun building with your friends, the library is the place you want to be from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

The Lego Club meets next on October 26 in the meeting room.

Youth ages 5 and up are invited, but we do ask parents to accompany children 7 and under. Legos will be provided, although donations are welcome to help our collection grow. Donations may be dropped off any time at the front desk.

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Miss Amanda at 937.783.3585.

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., Oct. 23.

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. blue was designed 2006 by Karsten Oltrogge:
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