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New Youth Services Coordinator Print
Active ImageWe are pleased to welcome Amanda Bishop as the library's new Youth Services Coordinator.

Amanda is a Blanchester resident and has an extensive background working with children of all ages. She has spent the past 10 years working for the Cincinnati Museum Center, most recently as the School Program Coordinator. She has developed various special events, created displays and taught numerous programs at the Museum Center.

"Miss Amanda" is excited about connecting with the area youth through storytimes, special library programs and school visits.

Please take the opportunity to meet Amanda at the library. You may also contact her with any questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 937.783.3585.

April Youth Services Schedule

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

May title:
The Dovekeepers
by Alice Hoffman

A tale inspired by the tragic first-century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.

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Recycling again Print
Active ImageCommunity members are encouraged to once again bring all of their old papers to the green and yellow paper retriever bin located near the library's back parking lot.

A different company, Royal Oak Recycling in Cleveland, is now handling the program, but virtually all types of paper products are still accepted, including newspapers, magazines, and catalogs.

The library does receive a small amount based on the volume of papers recycled, but, more importantly, we are all helping the environment.

 
LibraryReads Print
Active ImageEver wonder which books librarians are reading?

Now you can find out at LibraryReads, which features a new list each month of the top ten published books that librarians across the country love.

You also may sign up on the site for an e-mail newsletter to find out when each new list is released.

 
Faxing now available Print
Active ImageThe library now offers a fax service for patrons.

The faxing is done through the new BookScan Station installed at the library. The new station replaces the previous copy machine. The self-service faxing costs $1 for the first page and 50 cents for each additional page.

In addition to making copies, patrons also may use the station to scan documents to a USB flash drive, Google Docs, e-mail, or a smartphone or tablet. The cost is the same for all: 10 cents for black-and-white copies and 30 cents for color copies.

The BookScan Station, which is owned and maintained by an outside company, has a user-friendly touchscreen.

 
Sharon Ann Hickey Booksigning Print
Active Image Owensville resident Sharon Ann Hickey will discuss and sign copies of her new book, It Could Only Happen To Me: A Memoir, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30.

Hickey always has had funny and unusual things happen to her. She shares a forty-year collection of true, hilarious situations from her life in this book.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

 
New DVDs Print
Active Image Are you interested in keeping up with the latest DVDs added to the library's collection? You now are able to access the list in several different ways.

A New DVDs tab is available on the Online Catalog; New DVDs is just one of many lists available on the BookNews page, which is the first item you see by clicking on the Good Books & More link in the Catalog Search menu box; and, through BookNews, you can sign up to receive the list by e-mail.

The New DVDs list is updated twice a month.

 
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