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Faxing now available Print
Active ImageThe library now offers a fax service for patrons.

The faxing is done through the new BookScan Station installed at the library. The new station replaces the previous copy machine. The self-service faxing costs $1 for the first page and 50 cents for each additional page.

In addition to making copies, patrons also may use the station to scan documents to a USB flash drive, Google Docs, e-mail, or a smartphone or tablet. The cost is the same for all: 10 cents for black-and-white copies and 30 cents for color copies.

The BookScan Station, which is owned and maintained by an outside company, has a user-friendly touchscreen.

 
Adult Summer Reading 2014 Print
Active ImageThere is still time to win a prize this summer, as the Adult/Teen Summer Reading program continues through Aug. 9.

Patrons have until Aug. 9 to submit entries to be eligible for the final prize drawing for the Literary Elements book reviews and Women Scientists Crossword Puzzle.

The 12 winners from the summer's first two drawings were: Angela Lakes, Amber Snodgrass, Joan Arnold, Linda Geers, Robin Bolin, and Kevin Mintkenbaugh, Barbara Wanless, Terry Hendrickson, Imogene Adams, Kathy Bartolotta, Ronda Kreusch, and Barb Hameister.

All adults and young adults who enter prize drawings this summer will automatically be entered in the grand prize drawing for a one-year premium family membership to the Cincinnati Zoo. Three runners-up prizes, $50 gift cards to Books 'N More, Kroger, and Gold Star Chili also will be awarded.

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

August title:
Prayers for Sale
by Sandra Dallas

Set in the high country of Colorado during the depression, this is the story of an unforgettable friendship between two women – 86-year-old Hennie Comfort and 17-year-old Nit Spindle – and the deepest hardships and darkest secrets they shared with each other.

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New DVDs Print
Active Image Are you interested in keeping up with the latest DVDs added to the library's collection? You now are able to access the list in several different ways.

A New DVDs tab is available on the Online Catalog; New DVDs is just one of many lists available on the BookNews page, which is the first item you see by clicking on the Good Books & More link in the Catalog Search menu box; and, through BookNews, you can sign up to receive the list by e-mail.

The New DVDs list is updated twice a month.

 
LibraryReads Print
Active ImageEver wonder which books librarians are reading?

Now you can find out at LibraryReads, which features a new list each month of the top ten published books that librarians across the country love.

You also may sign up on the site for an e-mail newsletter to find out when each new list is released.

 
Social Security Update Print
Active Image The Social Security Administration is in the process of phasing out the paper notices they send through the mail to Americans who are eligible for or currently receiving Social Security benefits.

Everyone will need to create a my Social Security account on the administration's website.

Features of the my Social Security system include: Requesting and receiving benefit verification letters online; updating direct deposit and other personal information electronically; quick access to Social Security statements.

 
What Kind of Library User Are You? Print
Active Image Are you a "Library Lover"? An "Information Omnivore"? Or are you totally "Off the Grid"?

Take the Pew Internet Research Center's library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.

The quiz is a condensed version of the questions asked in the Pew Center's nationally representative survey of 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older in September 2013.

 
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