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Clinton County Reads 2015 Voting Print
Active Image Voting is underway for the ninth annual Clinton County Reads.

The 2015 edition of the county-wide reading program features a diverse list of five titles from which to choose.

The nominated titles are Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman; The Good Lord Bird by James McBride; The Hot Zone by Richard Preston; The Round House by Louise Erdrich; and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

The ballot will be published periodically in the Wilmington News-Journal and also is available at all three public libraries in Clinton County. You also may vote by sending the title of your selection to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visiting the event's Facebook page. Votes must be cast by Nov. 11.

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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.

 
National Book Awards 2014 Nominees Print
Active Image Finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards recently were announced, and the titles are available to borrow through your library. The winners will be announced Nov. 19.

The National Book Foundation also will present its 2014 Medal for Distinguised Contribution to American Letters to Ursula K. Le Guin in recognition of his outstanding achievement in fiction writing.

This year's fiction contenders are: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine; All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; Redeployment by Phil Klay; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; and Lila by Marilynne Robinson.

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Storytime Print
Active ImageChildren from ages 2-5 will build a foundation for reading success through stories, play and activities. And you still have time to register your child for the library's regular fall storytime sessions that are now underway.

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.

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Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Nov. 6, in the library meeting room.

November title:
The Sunflower
by Richard Paul Evans

After her fiance calls off their marriage a week before the wedding, heartbroken Christine Hollister reluctantly agrees to accompany her friend Jessica to Peru to do volunteer work in an orphanage, where she meets American doctor Paul Cook.

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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.

 
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.

 
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