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Play & Learn @ the Library Print
Active Image Are you the parent or caregiver of little children and want the opportunity to meet other local parents? Or do you want to give your child more time to socialize with other children?

4C for Children hosts a Play & Learn from 10-11:30 a.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the library. The group provides children from birth to age 5 who are not enrolled in preschool or child care the opportunity to learn and explore through play, setting a foundation for continued learning through school and life.

Participants also receive free activities and materials to take home to extend the learning and fun.

So, visit the library on March 27 and try it out. For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Miss Amanda at 937-783-3585.

4C for Children educates and supports the adults who care for young children and prepare them for success in school and life. The organization is the state-designated child care resource and referral agency for 27 counties in Ohio and Kentucky.

Lego Club Print
Active ImageIf 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 on March 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.

Clinton County Reads 2017 Print
Active Image Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, had no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago.

Author Amy Stewart tells the forgotten true story of Constance, one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs, in her first novel Girl Waits with Gun.

The novel is the focal point of Clinton County Reads 2017. The entire county is invited to read the book and attend various programs and discussions during the 12th annual event.

Creation Station Print
Active ImageThe library's set of K'NEX will allow you to build, build and build some more during the month of March.

The Creation Station features the 52 Model Building Set, which includes instructions/ideas for 52 unique models. Loaded with over 600 K'NEX rods and connectors, you can build trains, planes, animals, and tall structures.

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

Creation Station Guidelines

Mental health screening Print
Active ImageThe library is partnering with Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren & Clinton Counties to host a Mental Health Screening Kiosk.

Mental health screenings provide a quick, anonymous and effective way to help anyone who may be at risk for treatable mental health disorders. The kiosk, located in the magazine area of the library, offers a place to get information to help you take those first steps toward assistance.

Screenings are available for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, adolescent depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorder, and substance abuse.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Print
Active Image Families are invited to join the new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Blanchester Public Library.

This nationwide program encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.

The library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success. Any child under 5 years of age can participate.

Stop by the library any time to register and pick up a reading log for the first 100 books. After each 100 books, your child will receive a special sticker and place their name on the 1,000 Books Wall of Fame. After 1,000 books, your child will receive a book tote and Dr. Seuss book.

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Amanda Bishop at 937-783-3585.

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

April title:
Sing You Home
by Jodi Picoult

A stillborn baby ends Max and Zoe's marriage. Max leaves Zoe and turns to drinking. Zoe falls in love with a female school counselor, Vanessa. Max finds help for his drinking problem through his brother's church. Vanessa and Zoe get married. Vanessa offers to carry one of Zoe and Max's fertilized embryos. Zoe goes to Max to get permission to release the embryos to her but Max's newfound religious fervor leads him to sue Zoe for custody.
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