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Children's/Teens Summer Reading 2016 Print
Active ImageThe library will host a race for prizes this summer – and all you have to do to win is read.

Registration is underway for babies through 17 year olds for the library's children's and teen Summer Reading programs, "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read."

Just stop by the library and pick up a registration packet. All books read between June 1 and July 31 count toward earning prizes. Also, there will be hands-on storytimes for 2-year-olds through 3rd-graders and Family Fun Friday programs for everyone in June and July.

Summer Reading Program Calendar

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Amanda Bishop at 937.783.3585 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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 the last Thursday of each month.

The new Lego Club meets from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

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 Coordinator Ms. Amanda at 937.783.3585.

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

June title:
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.

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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 storytime sessions.

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.

May Youth Services Calendar

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Student Loan Center Print
Active Image The Ohio Attorney General's office now offers an online Student Loan Center to help prospective, current, and former college students understand and manage student loans.

The Student Loan Center contains information and resources to explore careers, choose a school, apply for student loans, and repay loans. The site also provides tips on how to reduce the cost of college, with two calculators to help students budget their expenses and plan their loan repayment.

 
AuthorCheck Print
Active Image One of the more common questions we receive at the library is, "When is my favorite author's next book coming out?" We can now provide an answer much more easily.

The library is introducing the new AuthorCheck service designed to help you keep track of your favorite authors, receive notices of their upcoming releases, and place these items on hold, plus discovering other authors in the library's collection you may enjoy reading. AuthorCheck may be found on the library's website among Good Books & More.

After creating a username and password, you can search for your favorite authors and track them. AuthorCheck will send you an e-mail in advance of the author's next book and provide you with a link to put the item on hold.

Take advantage of this service, and make sure you don't miss that next good book to read.

 
Children's/Young Adult Book Awards 2016 Print
Active Image The American Library Association has announced the major children's book award winners for 2016.

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena won the Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, while Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, illustrated Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick, received the Caldecott Medal, for most distinguished American picture book for children.

Also, Bone Gap by Laura Ruby earned the Printz Award, for excellence in literature written for young adults; and author David Levithan received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.

For more information on all the winners and other finalists, visit the Book Awards page on the American Library Association web site.

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