New Catalog Installed

(June 8, 2012)  As of this afternoon the new SEO library catalog is up and running.  There will be the occasional hiccup over the next few days as consortium staff adjust settings and fix surprise problems, but we are back to checking library materials in and out, placing holds, sending and receiving items in delivery, and searching the catalog.  Please take a look at the new library catalog and give it a try.  Your account is again available to you, and we hope that you'll enjoy the new catalog search features.  Thank you for your patience during the switch.

New Catalog Under Construction

(May 31, 2012) The library is moving to a new online catalog over the next week along with the other 78 libraries that are members of the SEO library consortium.   It's a big project to move the records for over 6.7 million items and over 700,000 library patrons from one system to another, and there will be some limits to our services during the next few days.

  • The library will be open its usual hours, and we will be able to check out library materials to you.  Internet access in the library will not be affected by this project.
  • However, we can not check in things you might return between June 3 and June 7.  Nothing is due from June 3-10 so we ask that you give the library materials an extended vacation at your house and not return them until they are due.
  • The online catalog will not be available from June 1-7 either at home or in the library.  During this time, you will not be able to place holds on library materials.
  • However, library staff will be able to look up items for you and we will keep a list of holds on paper to enter in the catalog as soon as we can. 

Thanks for your patience during  this transition. 


Civil War Pastimes, Monday, May 14, 7:00 pm

(May 4, 2012) Daily life for the Civil War soldier was not all marching and fighting; in fact, it was mostly spent in camp.  How did soldiers pass their time?  What kind of games, sports, music, and recreation were popular in the 1860s?  Join Leslie Heaphy, Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, Stark Campus, for a lively and informative look at how soldiers and civilians occupied their minds and hands during wartime.  Professor Heaphy is a popular speaker at the library and her special interest in the history of baseball will add extra zip to the evening.

Book Sale Success

A big thank you to everyone who shopped at the library's Spring Book Sale.The sale took in $923.25 to support library programs and the purchase of new library materials this year for you to check out and enjoy.  The next book sale will take place in June during Minerva's Homecoming celebration. 

Spring Book Sale Begins Saturday

(March 28, 2012)  The library's spring book sale opens this Saturday, March 31, at 10:00 am and continues through the coming week.  Books for ages and interests are sold at reasonable prices to benefit the library's program and materials budgets.   New items are added to the sale each day, so it pays to stop by several times.  On Saturday, April 7, the popular $1 a bag sale will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Donations are always welcome. 

Library Accepting Book Sale Donations

(March 13, 2012)  The library's spring book sale begins March 31, and the library is now accepting donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and audiobooks.  If you have a large number of items to donate, please give us a call first so we can make room.  Proceeds from the book sale support library programs and the purchase of new materials this year for you to check out and enjoy. 

Astronomy Evening @ Your Library

(March 12, 2012)  March is a great month for stargazing so stop by the library on Tuesday, March 20 for a couple of interesting and entertaining programs. At 7:00 pm, Joann Ballbach, from the Wilderness Center in Wilmot will talk about “Things You Know about Astronomy that just Aren’t So.” Children and adults will enjoy this fascinating and fun look at common astronomy “myth-conceptions” Weather permitting, the friendly folks from the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club will set up their big telescopes so we can all enjoy a great view of the five planets visible in the evening sky this month. The viewing starts around 8:00 pm and everyone will have a good chance to take a look.

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