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Monthly Trivia Night Print
Active ImageIs your head filled with useless information? Do you enjoy a good challenge? Do you like to have fun?

If you answered all three of these questions correctly, then you should join us for our new monthly Trivia Night on the last Monday of each month.

Gather a team of two to five friends or family members and join us from 6-7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30. All ages are welcome. 

No registration is required, and we will provide the nourishment (pizza and chips). Just show up ready to think — and eat.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 937.783.3585.

Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 2, in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

February title:
Cold Sassy Tree  
by Olive Ann Burns

One thing you could depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, was that word got around -- fast. On July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson, a woman half his age, and worse yet, a Yankee! On that day, 14-year-old Will Tweedy's adventures began, and an unimpeachably pious town came to life.
Winter Reading Challenge Print
Active ImageIf you want to spice up your reading this winter, make sure you participate in the library's Adult Winter Reading Challenge.

Anyone 18 and over who completes five challenges in a row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) on the grid sheet will win a 9-can cooler with the Blanchester Public Library logo. Participants have until the end of January to complete the challenge.

(Hint: It is more fun than challenging.)

There is a limit of one prize per person.

Just stop by the library and pick up a sheet to participate.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Print
Active ImageThe library now has free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits.

There are two tests per kit. Instructions are in the test kit box.

These tests are being provided through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health. Tests are limited to two per household per day.

For more information about the test, please visit

Tax preparation Print
Active ImageThe library is now taking reservations for free income tax assistance provided by AARP.  Time slots are available on Tuesday afternoons from Feb. 7 through April 4.

You do need to bring a photo ID and social security card to your appointment, which will be in the library meeting room. Slots usually fill up quickly, so call the library at 937.783.3585 to sign up as soon as possible.

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.

Storytime Print
Active Image Children 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 morning storytime sessions.

Fall storytime sessions are underway. Just show up for one of the morning sessions to register.

Morning storytimes are separated into age groups, but we also have our popular Family Storytime from 5-6 p.m. each Monday. No registration is required. Children (and adults) of all ages are welcome to just show up and enjoy a story, songs, crafts and a light snack.

For more information, please visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

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