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Youth Summer Reading 2019 Print
Active ImageRegistration is now underway for this year's Youth Summer Reading program — A Universe of Stories — at the library.

There are opportunities to read (and be read to) for prizes for all children under 18 years of age. Just visit the library to register and pick up your Summer Reading packet.

The library also will host a Summer Reading Kickoff Party from 1-3 p.m., Friday, May 31, with prizes, snacks, activities and more.

Summer Reading Program Calendar

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Amanda Bishop at 937.783.3585 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Friends of the Library Book Sale Print
Sample ImageThe Friends of the Blanchester Public Library annual spring book sale continues through Saturday.

The sale is open during library hours throughout the week in the library meeting room.

This sale features a large number of donated items. 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.

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Booklovers Discussion Print
Active ImageThe Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 6, in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

June title:
Murder Past Due
by Miranda James

Everyone in Athena, Mississippi, knows librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine coon cat named Diesel that he walks on a leash. They also know his former classmate-turned-famous bestselling novelist, Godfrey Priest. But someone in Athena took Godfrey off the bestseller lists, permanently and with extreme prejudice. Now, Charlie and Diesel must browse through the history section of the town's past to find a killer.
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Creation Station Print
Active ImageTake LEGOs to a new level in the Creation Station during the month of May.

LEGO Chain Reactions allows you to design and build machines that swing, pivot, roll, lift and drop. Teach your bricks new tricks and build machines such as a seesaw, ramp, pop-up flag and falling hammer.

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

 
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.

 
New databases Print
Active Image Blanchester Public Library patrons now have access to several new databases, as well as more than 12,000 courses through Lynda.com.

As part of LinkedIn Learning, Lynda.com helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The courses range from computer programming to project management and include instruction on various business topics. Patrons just need their library barcode number and PIN to access the courses.

New databases availaible are Chilton Library, Fold3, Heritage Quest, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Kids InfoBits, and Oxford Research Encyclopedias.

The databases are provided by the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), which also provides the library's Internet connection.

All of the databases available to library users, with a brief summary, are listed on the Research page of the library website. These include databases the library pays for individually, plus those provided statewide by OPLIN, as well as some free web sites.

 
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 May Calendar

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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 from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

The Lego Club meets next May 30 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.

 
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