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Big news for 2020 Print
Active ImageThe Blanchester Public Library will feature two major new conveniences in 2020!

First, the library is now fine free. This means we have eliminated all overdue fines for books, audiobooks, magazines, and DVDs. And all previous overdue fines on patrons' accounts have been eliminated effective Jan. 1.

Fines continue to be $1 per day for mobile hotspots; and the library still charges fees for lost, non-returned, and damaged items. Check here for more information.

Second, all items will be automatically renewed for you on the due date. You no longer need to worry about contacting the library to renew your item.

There are still the maximum number of renewals allowed for various items (3 for everything except for DVDs, new books, and mobile hotspots which are 1), and items that have a hold on them can not be renewed. Upon renewal, a notice will be sent via e-mail detailing the new due dates and indicating any items that were unable to be renewed.

Patrons with more than 2 overdue items will not be able to check out additional items. 

 
Creation Station Print
Active ImageLite Brite is back!

Lite Brite is a fun way to create art with light, and you can try it in the Creation Station this month. Creative light play can be done on the included templates or by creating your own designs. 

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

 
Tax preparation Print
Active ImageThe library is now taking reservations for free income tax assistance provided by AARP.  Time slots available are 10 am, 11:10 a.m., 12:40 p.m., and 2:10 p.m. each Tuesday from Feb. 4 through April 7.

You do need to bring a photo ID and social security card to your appointment, which will be in the library meeting room. Slots usually fill up quickly, so call the library at 937.783.3585 to sign up as soon as possible.


 
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 Feb. 27 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.

 
Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

March title:
Resistance Women
by Jennifer Chiaverini

After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work — but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate.
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Blu-ray available Print
Active Image The library now features a growing collection of new and classic movies on Blu-ray to borrow.

Just as with DVDs, Blu-ray discs can be borrowed for 7 days and renewed once as long as there are not any requests.

The Blu-ray collection currently includes all of the Harry Potter movies, many of the Marvel movies, as well as all of the Toy Story and Lion King moves, and many more. Just let us know if you have any suggestions of movies you would like to see the library own on Blu-ray.

 
COOL Library app Print
Active ImageWe have a new app.

Blanchester Public Library, through the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL), has a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips.

Go to your app store on Android or Apple and download the "COOL Libraries" app.

From any smartphone or tablet, you can instantly tap into library resources, search the library catalog, check your account, and much more.The app also allows you to use your device as your library card.

The library's previous app is no longer functional and should be removed from your device.

 
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.

Morning storytimes are separated into age groups, but we also have our popular Family Storytime from 5-6 p.m. each Monday. 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 February Calendar

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