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Adult/Teen Summer Reading 2015 Print
Active ImagePlan to join us at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7, for a special free family concert to conclude the Adult/Teen Summer Reading program and help create a colorful Story Quilt.

Audience members get to choose the hand-sewn blocks used for the quilt, and Bear Foot (Russ and Barb Childers) provides the songs and stories behind each one from Appalachian tradition to reveal how quilt patterns carry history lessons and family stories.

The program is appropriate for all ages.

Also, make sure to turn in your entries for the Escape the Ordinary book reviews and/or Classical Heroes Crossword by the Aug. 8 deadline to be entered in the final drawing and become eligible for the grand prize drawing for a GoPro video camera and head mount. Three runners-up prizes, $50 gift cards to Subway, McDonald's, and Kroger also will be awarded.

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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.

 
Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 6, in the library meeting room.

August title:
A Good American
by Alex George

The Meisenheimer family struggles to find their place among the colorful residents of their new American hometown, including a giant teenage boy, a pretty schoolteacher, whose lessons consist of more than music, and a spiteful, bicycle-riding dwarf.

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Magazines available Print
Active Image Many popular magazines are now available at The Ohio Digital Library to be read on your Nook or through the Nook App.

You have seven days to send a title to your Nook account. A title will remain in your account until you delete it, but you may have a maximum of only three magazines in your account at a time.

New titles are being added regularly, but the collection currently includes such titles as FamilyFun, HGTV Magazine, O The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Wired, Simple and Delicious, and ESPN Magazine.

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Recycling again Print
Active ImageCommunity members are encouraged to once again bring all of their old papers to the green and yellow paper retriever bin located near the library's back parking lot.

A different company, Royal Oak Recycling in Cleveland, is now handling the program, but virtually all types of paper products are still accepted, including newspapers, magazines, and catalogs.

The library does receive a small amount based on the volume of papers recycled, but, more importantly, we are all helping the environment.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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