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Creation Station Print
Active ImageWhether you are always itching to try out every new toy or you just have some time to kill and want to have some fun, make sure to drop by the library's new Creation Station.

The Creation Station is a do-it-yourself space where users are encouraged to experiment. The space will feature 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. There is no cost involved. (And library staff are available to help if you encounter any problems.)

In September, try out the 3Doodler, the world's first 3D printing pen. Make your very own phone stand or some cool shades. The 3Doodler allows you to literally draw in the air — whether freestyle 3D sketching or tracing shapes from templates to make larger structures and objects.

 
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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 after Sept. 1 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.

 
COOL Library app Print
Active ImageAccessing your library from your smartphone just got a whole lot easier.

Blanchester Public Library, through the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL), has launched a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips. From any smartphone or tablet, you can instantly tap into library resources, search the library catalog, check your account, and much more.

To access the library's mobile app, search "COOL Library" in your mobile device's app store and download the app, or you can visit cool.boopsie.com.

The app also allows you to use your device as your library card and includes the feature BookLook Mobile, which lets you scan an ISBN barcode anywhere you are to see if the library owns the title.

 
Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, in the library meeting room.

September title:
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheavel and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

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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 Services 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.

 
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