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Adult Summer Reading Print
Active ImageCongratulations to the Grand Prize winner of our Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading program, Kara Miller, of Blanchester, who won a pair of Beats Solo Pro Wireless Headphones.

Our runners-up prize winners were Linda Mider (Blanchester), who won a $50 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods, Barb Blocker (Blanchester), $50 gift card to Subway, and Samantha Hundemer (Blanchester), $50 gift card to Kroger.

We also held our third and final drawing of the Summer Reading program. Kimberly Miller (Blanchester) won a yoga mat and Jessica Cole (Blanchester) won a picnic cooler. They were randomly drawn from the three people who had perfect scores on the Famous Lighthouses trivia contest. Also, Jessica Reed (Blanchester) won a Reverse Charades game and Janet Falgner (Blanchester) won a Beat That game. Their slips were drawin from the Book Review entries.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 edition of the Summer Reading program.

Individual Computer Assistance Print
Active ImageThe library now offers free one-on-one computer assistance.

Adult Services Coordinator Leah Pease will be available from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week for individual sessions. You can just walk in during these times or contact Leah by e-mail or by calling the library at 937.783.3585 to make an appointment.

These one-on-one sessions can cover various topics including: General computer use, web navigation, e-mail setup and use, social media accounts, resume setup and format, Libby accounts, library databases and more.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

Adult Take-and-Make Print
Active ImageWe have a fun little (literally) craft for adults during the month of August — a Mini Reading Log.

Just visit the library and grab a free Take-and-Make bag with all the supplies (except glue and scissors) needed to construct your own Mini Reading Log. The included instructions walk you through the process.

So if you enjoy the little things in life and want a unique way to keep track of the books you read, stop by the library and get your Mini Reading Log.

Lunch at the Library Print
Active Image Books? Check. DVDs? Check. Audiobooks? Check. Magazines? Check. Lunch? Check.

Yes, the library is pleased to be able to offer a free bagged lunch to anyone 18 and younger this summer.

The library is participating in the Summer Food Service Program through sponsorship with the Children's Hunger Alliance, the Ohio Department of Education, and the USDA.

Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 6 through August 12 in the library meeting room. (The food cannot be taken out of the library, per rules of the program.)

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider"

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

Masks in the library Print
Active ImageWith Clinton County returning to the High level for COVID-19, we are following the CDC recommendation and requesting that all patrons who are able to please wear a mask in the library.

All library staff members have resumed wearing masks. The library strives to continue to provide excellent customer service while also maintaining a safe environment for the staff, patrons and community as we continue to fight COVID-19.

All of our other services currently remain the same as do our hours, which are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. We also are offering curbside pickup during these hours.

Disposable masks are available near the front entrance.

New library features Print
Active ImageThe Blanchester Public Library features several new conveniences for patrons!
  • Patrons may now borrow up to 10 DVDs on their card.
  • Loan periods have been lengthened for almost every type of item. The loan period for mobile hotspots remains 1 week, but for DVDs, Blu-ray and new books it has doubled to 2 weeks, and is now 3 weeks for all other items in the library. 
  • The library is now fine free. This means we have eliminated all overdue fines for books, audiobooks, magazines, and DVDs. And all previous overdue fines on patrons' accounts have been eliminated.
    Fines continue to be $1 per day for mobile hotspots; and the library still charges fees for lost, non-returned, and damaged items. Check here for more information.
  • All items are automatically renewed for you on the due date. You no longer need to worry about contacting the library to renew your item.
    There are still the maximum number of renewals allowed for various items (3 for everything except for DVDs, Blu-ray, new books, and mobile hotspots which are 1), and items that have a hold on them can not be renewed. Upon renewal, a notice will be sent via e-mail detailing the new due dates and indicating any items that were unable to be renewed.
    Patrons with more than two overdue items will not be able to check out additional items.
Scholastic Teachables Print

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Teachers, homeschoolers, parents ... the library is pleased to announce a resource available free to all cardholders.

Scholastic Teachables features worksheets, activity pages, coloring sheets, and a lot more. From preschool through 8th grade, you can find teacher-made, Scholastic-approved printable activities for any subject. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, and skills sheets for children in any grade.

You will just need your library card number to access Scholastic Teachables from outside the library. blue was designed 2006 by Karsten Oltrogge:
Homepage of Karsten Oltrogge:

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