Adult Services

Big Library Read 2016

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Big Library Read (June 23-July 7) is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds. Participating in this event allows your library to offer a new simultaneous use title for community-wide access from your library at no cost. It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club, and an opportunity for your library to generate more interest in your digital collection beyond the bestsellers. Thousands of libraries have already enjoyed great success engaging thousands of new and current users with Big Library Read.

About the Book, A Murder in Time: Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI.  Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded.  As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates.

For assistance in checking out A Murder in Time, contact the Library at 330.343.6123.

Yarn Bombing @ the Library!


June 11 is Interantional Yarn Bombing Day! Help knit, crochet, wrap yarn, or make pom poms to decorate the front entrance of the library on Saturday, June 11 at 9 AM.  All ages and creative ideas are welcome! What is Yarn Bombing? Yarn bombing is the art of integrating yarn into public spaces in fun and inspiring ways. “Yarn bombs” (the product of yarn bombing campaigns) are collaborative, improvised fiber art installations that infuse outdoor public spaces with color, warmth, and playful humor. They often incorporate a variety of knitting, crocheting, and yarn crafting techniques, reflecting the creative and social diversity of both the artists and the surrounding community. For more info, call Ashley at 330.365.1380.

An Evening with Author Joanna Connors

Joanna Connors

Join us on Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 PM for An Evening with Author Joanna Connors.  Joanna will discuss her new book, “I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her.”  While on assignment for the Cleveland Plain Dealer to review a play at a college theater, then thirty-year old Joanna Connors was held at knife point and raped.  Once her assailant was caught and sentenced, Joanna never spoke of the trauma again, until 21 years later, when her daughter was about to go to college.  She resolved to tell her children about her own assault so that they could learn and protect themselves.  While doing so, she began to realize that the man who assaulted her was one of the formative people in her life.  Joanna embarked on a journey to find out who her attacker was, where he came from, who his friends were, and what his life was like.  “I Will Find You” is a brave, timely consideration of race, class, education, and the families that shape who we become, by a reporter and a survivor.  This program is part of the Library’s Nights at the Round Table Author Series.  Call 330.343.6123 to register. A book signing will follow the program, which is free and open to all.

A Dozen Ways to be Healthy: the 2016 Community Walking Challenge

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May  1 – August 1, 2016

Challenge yourself to create a healthy walking habit this year by participating in the annual Community Walking Challenge organized by the Fit Youth Initiative and the OSU Extension office. Stop by the library to register and receive your tracker, a chain, and your first foot token. Check off a block in the tracker for each 15 minutes of walking (above your regular daily activity). Every three hours of walking (one line on the tracker), earns you another colorful foot token! Before you know it, you’ll fill up 10 lines. That’s 30 hours of walking! After completing line 10 of the tracker, you will be eligible for a free t-shirt. Turn in your tracker at the library no later than August 3 to receive your T-shirt. Call us at 330-343-6123 for more information or stop by the library to sign up!

In addition to the walking challenge, the Fit Youth Initiative has also organized several hikes and other events throughout the summer to help you have fun, stay fit, and reach your walking goal. Activities include 5 adventure hikes. Participating in these special events will earn you special foot tokens only available at these hikes. If you participate in 3 of the adventure hikes, you will also receive a free walking stick. All activities are listed on the tracker.

Happy walking!

Volunteer of the Month: Aimee

AimeeCongrats to our Volunteer of the Month for May: Aimee! Aimee helps our Outreach Librarian Linda with her Books on Wheels Program. Thanks for being such a terrific Book Buddy, Aimee!


How long have you been volunteering at the library?

Since April 2015


Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?

  1. Because I love to read!
  2. My grandfather spent some time in a nursing home, and during that time, I saw how great the volunteers were for various things there, and I wanted to give back. When I heard about Books on Wheels, I knew I had to be part of it!


Who are some of your favorite authors?

Judy Blume, James Patterson, Tammy Hoag, Mary Higgins Clark, Gillian Flynn, Lois Lowry, David Baldacci…. Too many to list!


What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?

  1. Seeing the patrons’ eyes light up when you walk in the room carrying new books
  2. Seeing their faces smile when they realize you’re there to see them. Some of these people don’t have anyone visit them, and we are it.
  3. Talking and having conversations about books!
  4. That I get to get books to people that can’t get to the library
  5. Being able to give back


Thank you for all your hard work, Aimee! Books on Wheels wouldn’t be the same without volunteers like you!

Would you like to volunteer? Contact Wendy Contini for more information on how to help your library.

Raffle Fundraiser

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May 2016

Win 4 Tickets to Kings Island!

Raffle Tickets are $1 Each or 6 for $5 and on sale in the Children’s Department. Drawing will be held on June 1. Tickets are Valid through Labor Day 2016 and are valued at $65 each. Funds from the raffle sales will be used to purchase Duplo blocks and other special equipment for the department. See the Children’s Department for More Details