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Adult Summer Reading 2019 Print
Active ImageThanks to everyone who participated in the Adult Summer Reading program "A Universe of Stories" this year.

And congratulations to our prizewinners:

Joan Arnold (Blanchester) won the grand prize, a GoPro Hero Session Camera. The three runners-up each received $50 gift cards, Lewis Crawford (Blanchester) to Lowe's; Whitney Brock (Morrow) to Subway; and Kathy Bartolotta (Blanchester) to Kroger.

Also, we awarded five more prizes in our third drawing of the summer: Discover the Universe quiz — Anna Moss (Pleasant Plain) constellation blanket/basket, and Vickie McNichols (Blanchester) duffle bag; A Universe of Stories — Melanie Lewis (Blanchester) Man on the Moon book, Karen Kasten (Blanchester) game combo, and Melodie Gibson (Midland) solar system crystal ball.

"A Universe of Stories" was sponsored by the Friends of the Blanchester Public Library and First National Bank of Blanchester.

Growing Station Print
Active ImageIf you want to get your hands dirty or just get an up-close look at the library's Growing Station, we will have open garden hours from 4-5 p.m. each Thursday in August.

The garden features a number of raised beds, with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and a butterfly garden. The space will be used for library programs, with excess produce donated to the Blanchester Community Food Pantry.

So please stop by to enjoy the space, help harvest items for the Food Pantry and plant new seeds.

Creation Station Print
Active ImageWhat will you create?

Visit the Creation Station during the month of August to use the 3Doodler 3D pen to bring your ideas to life. The award-winning pen inspires creativity, design, planning, building and spatial understanding — and it is completely safe for children of all ages.

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

Saturday Morning Movies Print
Active Image Aladdin is back.

Join us Saturday, Sept. 14, for Disney's live action adaptation starring Will Smith as the genie.

A street urchin frees the genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince to marry a beautiful princess. But soon an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes.

The free family-oriented movies begin at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room the second Saturday of each month and include popcorn.

For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.
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 Aug. 29 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 ImageThe Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 5, in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

September title:
by Neil Gaiman

The story of young Tristan Thorn and his adventures in the land of Faerie. He has fallen in love with beautiful Victoria Forester and in order to win her hand, he must retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to her.
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 August Calendar

Youth Services September Calendar

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