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Children's Summer Reading 2015 Print
Active Image "Every Hero has a Story" at the library this summer, and the days will be jam-packed with events for the Summer Reading Program.

Registration is now open for babies through children who just completed third grade to earn prizes for books read (or read to) between June 1 and July 31. Parents may pick up their child's registration packet at the library.

Superhero-themed storytimes with Ms. Amanda for children 2 years of age through those who just completed third grade also will continue throughout the summer following the schedule below. No registration is required to attend these sessions, which feature stories, crafts, games, prizes, lots of books, and more!

Everyone is invited to join us for the Superhero Kickoff Party from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, June 8. And there are a number of special events planned throughout the summer for children (and adults) of all ages. We will have live raptors, hands-on chemistry and live animals with the Cincinnati Museum Center, magician John Louis, the Wump Mucket puppet show, a meet-and-greet with community heroes, and the Red Show Revue with Ronald McDonald.

Summer Reading Program Calendar

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Amanda Bishop at 937.783.3585 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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.

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

June title:
Me & Emma
by Elizabeth Flock

Eight-year-old Carrie Parker is determined to keep her younger sister Emma safe from a life of neglect at the hands of their drunken stepfather. After the sisters' plans to run away from home unravel, Carrie's world soon takes a shocking turn – with devastating results.

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Magazines available Print
Active Image Many popular magazines are now available at The Ohio Digital Library to be read on your Nook or through the Nook App.

You have seven days to send a title to your Nook account. A title will remain in your account until you delete it, but you may have a maximum of only three magazines in your account at a time.

New titles are being added regularly, but the collection currently includes such titles as FamilyFun, HGTV Magazine, O The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Wired, Simple and Delicious, and ESPN Magazine.

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Get Caught Reading Print
Active Image Have you been caught reading lately?

Now is as good a time as any because May is Get Caught Reading month.

The monthlong celebration has been supported by the American Association of Publishers since 1999 to remind people how enjoyable it is to read.

So, whether you enjoy the latest James Patterson book, or maybe want to get your hands dirty with some gardening, or possibly are looking for a new place to visit, or just want a picture book to read with your children, the library has everything you need to Get Caught Reading.

 
Recycling again Print
Active ImageCommunity members are encouraged to once again bring all of their old papers to the green and yellow paper retriever bin located near the library's back parking lot.

A different company, Royal Oak Recycling in Cleveland, is now handling the program, but virtually all types of paper products are still accepted, including newspapers, magazines, and catalogs.

The library does receive a small amount based on the volume of papers recycled, but, more importantly, we are all helping the environment.

 
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.

 
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