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Youth Summer Reading 2023 Print
Active ImageLet the reading begin.

Well, reading should never end (in our opinion), but the library's Youth Summer Reading Program has begun.

All children — from newborns to 12-year-olds — are invited to read for fun and prizes this summer. The first 100 families that register receive a free yard sign. All children who register will receive a packet with reading logs, coupons, etc.

The Summer Reading Program runs through July 31. This year's theme is "All Together Now."

All youth also are invited to celebrate the beginning of the program at the Youth Summer Reading Kickoff Party from 1-3 p.m., Friday, June 2. The party will feature stories, games, snacks and more! 

The library also is hosting weekly storytimes through the end of July. See the schedule below.

June Calendar

July Calendar

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

Teen Summer Reading 2023 Print
Active ImageTeens have several opportunities to win prizes this summer at the library just for reading — or completing a few fun activities.

All young adults ages 13 to 17 can pick up a registration folder for the Teen Summer Reading Program at the library. The folder contains all the information necessary to participate, plus some coupons.

The summer reading program runs through July 31 with a Teen Review Raffle and Be Better Bingo. For every hour teens read, they can submit a Teen Review for their choice of two prizes. The more you read, the better your chances of winning. Prize drawings will take place on June 30 and July 31.

Teens also may complete five boxes on the Be Better Bingo board and submit it by July 31 to be entered in a drawing for one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

Each teen who turns in either a Teen Review or a Be Better Bingo form gets a drawstring sports bag just for participating. (Limit one per person.)

Please contact Adult Services Coordinator Amanda Johnson at 937.783.3585 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.

Saturday Morning Movies Print
Active ImageJoin us for a one-of-a-kind viewing of Raya and the Last Dragon on Saturday, June 17.

Our monthly Saturday morning movies are now an interactive experience, with props and "rules" throughout the movie, making it even more fun. And there is still free popcorn.

The free family-oriented movies begin at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room.

It is up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon to help her stop the sinister Druun from taking over their land for good. But, along her journey, Raya learns that it will take more than dragon magic to save the world; it's going to take trust as well.

Enjoy the journey with Raya during this unique viewing experience.

For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

Lunch at the Library Print
Active Image Books? Check. DVDs? Check. Audiobooks? Check. Magazines? Check. Lunch? Check.

Yes, the library is pleased to be able to offer a free bagged lunch to anyone 18 and younger this summer. And, in a change from last year, children and/or their guardians may pick up lunch each day or up to 5 meals per week at one time and take it with them.

The library is participating in the Summer Food Service Program through sponsorship with the Children's Hunger Alliance, the Ohio Department of Education, and the USDA.

Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 5 through August 11 in the library meeting room.

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider"

Adult Take-and-Make Print
Active ImagePatrons have the opportunity this month to create their own magazine bows.

Visit the library and grab a free Take-and-Make bag with all the supplies needed to construct your bows. The bags include enough supplies to make three bows, but you also can use your own magazine pages to put your individual spin on it.

They will be available throughout the month.

Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 1, in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

June title:
The German Wife 
by Kelly Rimmer

A former Nazi scientist is pardoned by the United States to work for the new space program. When his wife confesses their past to a neighbor, idle gossip turns into violence.
Home Delivery Service Print
Active ImageWe now have the capability to bring the library to you.

The library's new Home Delivery Service provides library materials to homebound residents who reside in the Blanchester Local School district.

You may be eligible for this free service if you are unable to visit the library due to illness, physical or mental disability, lack of transportation, or are temporarily homebound due to surgery or illness.

To register for the program, please call Amanda Johnson at the library at 937.783.3585 or print, complete and return this form.

We will deliver items to registered cardholders each month by appointment as well as pick up items ready for return. Deliveries may be suspended or stopped at any time.

Mobile Hotspots Print
Active Image The library has seven mobile hotspots available for checkout.

The hotspots allow patrons to connect their tablet, phone, laptop and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the Internet.

A hotspot may be checked out by any cardholder 18 years of age or older whose card is in good standing. All borrowers must show a current driver's license, state ID, passport or military photo ID at the time of checkout.

Hotspots circulate for 7 days. Each hotspot circulates in a carrying case within a plastic case along with an AC adapter. The user is responsible for returning all of these items to the circulation desk in good condition.

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