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Adult Summer Reading 2016 Print
Active ImageWhether you prefer the traditional way of reading or the electronic method, or even listening to a book on audio, there is nothing quite like the feeling you get when reading a good story.

The library is celebrating "Exercise Your Mind — Read" this summer to give all adults the opportunity to reinvigorate themselves with the books of their choice — and have several opportunities to win prizes.

Adults can win prizes just by reading through August 6. All you have to do is be at least 18 years of age and fill out a Book Review slip at the library for each book you read (or listen to). The three prize drawings will be held June 25, July 16 and August 6. The more times you enter, the better your chance of winning.

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Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 4, in the library meeting room.

August title:
First Impressions
by Charlie Lovett

When two customers come in requesting an obscure book by Jane Austen's friend Richard Mansfield, book lover and Austen enthusiast, Sophie Collingwood, is drawn into the mystery of the true author of "Pride and Prejudice."

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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 the last Thursday of each month.

The new Lego Club meets from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

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 Coordinator Ms. Amanda at 937.783.3585.

 
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 storytime sessions.

No storytime sessions will be held during the month of August but will resume on Sept. 6. Children must be registered for the sessions and will receive special storytime checkout privileges with no late fees. 

To register your child for storytime, please visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

August Youth Services Calendar

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AuthorCheck Print
Active Image One of the more common questions we receive at the library is, "When is my favorite author's next book coming out?" We can now provide an answer much more easily.

The library is introducing the new AuthorCheck service designed to help you keep track of your favorite authors, receive notices of their upcoming releases, and place these items on hold, plus discovering other authors in the library's collection you may enjoy reading. AuthorCheck may be found on the library's website among Good Books & More.

After creating a username and password, you can search for your favorite authors and track them. AuthorCheck will send you an e-mail in advance of the author's next book and provide you with a link to put the item on hold.

Take advantage of this service, and make sure you don't miss that next good book to read.

 
Student Loan Center Print
Active Image The Ohio Attorney General's office now offers an online Student Loan Center to help prospective, current, and former college students understand and manage student loans.

The Student Loan Center contains information and resources to explore careers, choose a school, apply for student loans, and repay loans. The site also provides tips on how to reduce the cost of college, with two calculators to help students budget their expenses and plan their loan repayment.

 
SelectReads Print
Active ImageThe library is making it easier than ever for you to find your next favorite book through the new SelectReads newsletters. Sign up now to receive book lists and recommendations in your inbox based on your reading preferences.
 
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