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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 are jam-packed with events for the Summer Reading Program.

Make plans to attend "Family Fun with our Community Heroes" at 2 p.m., Saturday, in the parking lots behind the library. Visitors will get to meet some of the men and women who help keep the community safe. A number of their vehicles will also be on hand for an up-close look.

Superhero-themed storytimes with Ms. Amanda for children 2 years of age through those who just completed third grade also 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!

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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Adult/Teen Summer Reading 2015 Print
Active ImageFive lucky entrants took home prizes from our first "Escape the Ordinary" Adult/Teen Summer Reading drawing.

Drawn from the entries with all correct answers in the Literary Heroes Quiz, Michael Juniet, of Clarksville, won a two-person tent, and Alice Irvin (Blanchester) won a Cincinnati Reds throw. The three prizewinners from the book review entries are Abra Koch (Midland), a cooler on wheels, Roger Wells (Blanchester), a gardening set, and Reagan Day (Midland), a beach towel set.

Adults and young adults can win prizes just by reading through August 8. All you have to do is be at least 13 years of age and fill out a Book Review slip at the library for each book you read (or listen to).

Library users also may win prizes by participating in trivia contests. Prizes will be awarded based on the most correct answers. For more information and entry sheets, please visit the library.

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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., August 6, in the library meeting room.

August title:
A Good American
by Alex George

The Meisenheimer family struggles to find their place among the colorful residents of their new American hometown, including a giant teenage boy, a pretty schoolteacher, whose lessons consist of more than music, and a spiteful, bicycle-riding dwarf.

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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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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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