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Clinton County Reads 2023 Print
Active Image Clinton County Reads 2023 features The Sentence, the latest novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louise Erdrich.

Please plan to join us at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, when the library hosts "The Power of Books" by Isa Fernandez and Kenzie Hahn. Fernandez is the book buyer and Hahn a bookseller at The Bookmatters, a new independent bookstore in downtown Milford.

We invite everyone to read the 2023 Clinton County Reads selection and come together to participate in this year's event running through April 20.

In The Sentence, Erdrich details the life of a small independent bookstore in Minneapolis that is haunted by a former annoying customer during a pivotal year for the store and the city. The library has multiple copies of the book available for checkout.

We will explore the book more in-depth at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 13, as The Sentence is the featured title for the Booklovers monthly discussion at the library.

Clinton County Reads is sponsored by the Blanchester Public Library, Sabina Public Library, Wilmington Public Library, Watson Library at Wilmington College, and Books 'N More.

Saturday Morning Movies Print
Active Image Join us for a one-of-a-kind viewing of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish on Saturday, April 22.

Our monthly Saturday morning movies are now an interactive experience, with props and "rules" throughout the movie, making it even more fun. And there is still free popcorn.

The free family-oriented movies begin at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room.

Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives and embarks on an epic journey into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star to restore his lost life.

Join Puss, his nemesis Kitty Soft Paws and the mutt Perro for this grand journey — and a unique experience.

For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

Adult Crafternoon Print
Active Image Creative adults are invited to join us at the library for a free monthly program designed just for you — Adult Crafternoon.

We will meet at 1 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon each month in the meeting room and make a different craft each time.

On Wednesday, April 12, attendees will make Bunny Wreaths for spring.

Please plan to join us each month. And if you have any ideas for upcoming crafts, please contact Adult Services Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your suggestion.

Home Delivery Service Print
Active ImageWe now have the capability to bring the library to you.

The library's new Home Delivery Service provides library materials to homebound residents who reside in the Blanchester Local School district.

You may be eligible for this free service if you are unable to visit the library due to illness, physical or mental disability, lack of transportation, or are temporarily homebound due to surgery or illness.

To register for the program, please call Amanda Johnson at the library at 937.783.3585 or print, complete and return this form.

We will deliver items to registered cardholders each month by appointment as well as pick up items ready for return. Deliveries may be suspended or stopped at any time.

Tax preparation Print
Active ImageThe library is now taking reservations for free income tax assistance provided by AARP.  Time slots are available on Tuesday afternoons through April 4.

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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Print
Sample ImageThe Friends of the Blanchester Public Library annual spring book sale starts Saturday, April 29, in the meeting room.

The sale runs through Saturday, May 6, during library hours — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This sale features a large number of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines. 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.

Storytime Print
Active Image Children 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.

Fall storytime sessions are underway. Just show up for one of the morning sessions to register.

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.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Print
Active ImageThe library now has free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits.

There are two tests per kit. Instructions are in the test kit box.

These tests are being provided through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health. Tests are limited to two per household per day.

For more information about the test, please visit blue was designed 2006 by Karsten Oltrogge:
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