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Library Open for Curbside Pickup Print
The library is open with curbside service only under Gov. Mike DeWine's Responsible RestartOhio plan. Patrons are able to pick up reserved items in their cars in the library's back parking lot from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays, 1-4 Saturday.

We are going to proceed with caution to try to be as safe as possible for our employees, patrons and community because the novel coronavirus remains a serious concern.

No patrons will be allowed inside the library during this initial phase of the re-opening process.

Patrons may reserve items at any time through the library's online catalog, the COOL Libraries app, or sending a list of items by e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Patrons also may call the library at 937.783.3585 during library hours to reserve items. Patrons will be notified when their items have been checked out on their account and are ready to pick up. Signs in the parking lot will provide instructions on how to proceed to let us know you are here to pick up your items. Your bag of items will be brought to your car.

Items must be returned in the library bookdrops in the front of the building. Following recommendations of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, all returned items will be quarantined for three days before they are checked in and returned to the collection. The items will remain on your account during this time.

We currently plan to continue with curbside service only through June 6.

Please remember everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and staying healthy. Please stay home if you are exhibiting signs of the flu or if you are not feeling well. We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website. You have access to movies through Kanopy and can download eBooks and audiobooks through the Ohio Digital Library.

For the latest information, please follow us on social media or check the website.

Please stay safe.

Chris Owens

Storytime-to-Go Print
Active ImageWe are missing everyone's smiling faces at storytime but now you can have storytime at your home!

Beginning May 12, we will be preparing Storytime-to-Go bundles that include 3 themed books, activity sheets, and a hands-on activity. Please call Miss Amanda at 937.783.3585 or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up for weekly Storytime-to-Go bundles.

We are currently allowing one bundle per child, per week and can accommodate babies through 13 year olds. Each week your registered child will receive a different theme, and we will prepare a new bundle for pickup each week – no need to call after you are registered, just pick up your new bundles each week.

Please be sure to give us the following information in e-mail or over the phone: full name on the library card to be used, phone number, age of child (or reading level if it differs), and sex of the child.

NOTE: The books will be checked out on the card provided and need to be returned in the bookdrops
at your convenience. The activity sheets and hands-on activity are yours to keep!

Novel coronavirus info Print
Active Image Please visit these sites for the most factual and up-to-date information regarding the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:
1.    Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
2.    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
3.    Avoid contact with people who are sick.
4.    Put distance between yourself and other people (about 6 feet) if COVID-19 is spreading in the community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
5.    Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
6.    Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
Please take the Clinton County COVID-19 Community Response Survey to help determine the resources and needs within the county. And Neighbors for Neighbors is a network in Clinton County created to help neighbors connect so no has to face the COVID-19 crisis alone.
Ohio Governor's Imagination Library Print
Active Image The Ohio Governor's Imagination Library is now active in Clinton County.

Parents are encouraged to enroll their children under the age of 5 in the program, which through a partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, will provide all enrolled children in Clinton County a new book in the mail each month.

You are able to enroll online here, or paper enrollment forms are available at the library. The program is free of charge for all families.

The Ohio Governor's Imagination Library plans to be active in all of the state's 88 counties by the end of the year.

The OGIL is made possible in Clinton County by the Blanchester Public Library, Sabina Public Library, Wilmington Public Library, Air Transport Services Group, Inc., and the Clinton County Foundation.

For more information, visit or call the library at (937) 783-3585.

Kanopy Print
Active ImageLibrary patrons have access to 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.

Also, check out Kanopy Kids, which features movies, TV series and story read-alongs for children.

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.
Free online magazines Print
Active Image Library patrons now have access to more than 2,000 magazines through a free trial from Flipster.

It is simple to select your favorite digital magazines from the Flipster newsstand and start reading. You can access Flipster on any device that has a web browser, or you can download the Flipster app for either Apple or Android devices.

Use User ID: blanchtrial and Password: Spring2020$.

Tumblebooks Available Print
Active Image Children and teens have a few options to access books and audios online.

Audible offers a large collection of free streaming audio.

Also, Tumblebooks collections are available to library patrons.

Tumblebooks features a variety of eBook and eAudio collections available online, including TumbleBookLibrary (Grades K-6), TumbleMath (Grades K-6), TeenBookCloud (Grades 7-12), and AudioBookCloud (All ages).

Genealogy Tools Available Print
Active Image Ancestry Library Edition is currently available remotely to all library patrons through April.

The site helps you unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Just visit Ancestry Library and enter your library card number for access.

Library patrons also have free access to Newspaper Archive, which features a collection of over 300 million digitized newspaper pages. blue was designed 2006 by Karsten Oltrogge:
Homepage of Karsten Oltrogge:

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