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COOL Library app Print
Active ImageAccessing your library from your smartphone just got a whole lot easier.

Blanchester Public Library, through the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL), has launched a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips. From any smartphone or tablet, you can instantly tap into library resources, search the library catalog, check your account, and much more.

To access the library's mobile app, search "COOL Library" in your mobile device's app store and download the app, or you can visit cool.boopsie.com.

The app also allows you to use your device as your library card and includes the feature BookLook Mobile, which lets you scan an ISBN barcode anywhere you are to see if the library owns the title.

 
Adult Summer Reading 2016 Winners Print
Active ImageWe would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2016 Adult Summer Reading program.

Jessica Criss, of Blanchester, was selected in our grand prize drawing as the winner of a $150 Ohio State Parks gift card.

Also, three runners-up were selected. Jen Molitor, of Clarksville, received a $50 gift card to Subway; Karen Kasten, of Blanchester, received a $50 gift card to Bass Pro Shops; and Sarah Boehle, of Blanchester, won a $50 gift card to Kroger.

The 15 winners from the summer's three drawings were: Jim Herlinger, Jennifer Russ, Kiersteni Clark, Michelle Osborn, Velvet Benne, Beth Johnson, Jennifer Wells, Regina Bornemann, Marla Coffey, Mary W. Davison, Rodney Allen, Angela Lakes, Barb Blocker, Veronica Newman, and Heather Troxell.

"Exercise Your Mind — Read" was sponsored by the Friends of the Blanchester Public Library and First National Bank of Blanchester.

 
Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, in the library meeting room.

September title:
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheavel and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

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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.

 
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.

No storytime sessions will be held during the month of August but will resume on Sept. 6. 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.

August Youth Services Calendar

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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.

 
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.

 
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