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Friends of the Library Book Sale Print
Sample ImageThe Friends of the Blanchester Public Library is holding its fall book sale this week during library hours.

This sale includes a large number of donated items. The meeting room is filled with DVDs, books on CD, and adult and children's hardcover and paperback books either donated to the library or withdrawn from the library collection.

The Friends of the Library welcome all donations. To donate items, just bring them to the library.

All proceeds from the sale are used to support the library.

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Mobile Hotspots Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library now has 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 and USB cable. The user is responsible for returning all of these items to the circulation desk (not in a bookdrop) in good condition.

Hotspots may be renewed one time, provided there are no holds on the item. Only 1 hotspot may be borrowed on a patron's account at a time. The fine for an overdue hotspot is $1 per day until returned. After 3 days overdue, the hotspot will be deactivated and the patron is billed for the item. You may put a hold on a hotspot here.

A hotspot can provide Internet access for up to 10 devices.

By borrowing and initiating use of the library's mobile hotspot, the user agrees to abide by the library's Mobile Wireless Hotspot Policy.

 
Creation Station Print
Active Image Visitiors to the library's Creation Station in October have the opportunity to create art with with the Spirograph kit.

The Spirograph makes an artist of anyone, as you can draw beautiful intricate designs and unusual-shaped patterns with ease.

The Creation Station is a do-it-yourself space where users are encouraged to experiment. The space features 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. All ages are welcome, although children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is no cost involved. (And library staff are available to help if you encounter any problems.)

Creation Station Calendar

 
Rock painting, 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24 Print

Active ImageBack by popular demand, the library will host another Rock Painting Party for the Kindness Rocks Challenge.

BDK Hardware Lumber and Feed donated several paintbrushes for the party, which will be held from 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24.

We will provide the paint and rocks, but additional rocks are always welcome. Paint some rocks to take and hide while meeting other rock hunters.

To see examples of the rocks found in the area, check out the Blan Rocks Facebook page.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call the library at (937) 783-3585.

 
Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 2, in the library meeting room.

November title:
Whistling Past the Graveyard
by Susan Crandall

Determined to get to Nashville to find her mother in 1963, 9-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home, eventually accepting a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby.
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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 from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

The Lego Club meets next on October 26 in the meeting room.

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 Miss 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.

Just show up for one of the sessions to register and your child will receive special storytime checkout privileges with no late fees. 

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

 

October Youth Services Calendar

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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.

 
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