Holiday Music at the Library

(December 3, 2010) Looking for some local entertainment to get you in the holiday mood?  Head over to the library this Tuesday, December 7,  at 6:30 for the Merry Music Family Holiday Special.  The Youth Services staff are pulling out all the stops with holiday stories and music for the whole family.  Please register in advance by calling 330-868-4101 or stopping by the Youth Services Department.  See you on Tuesday!

Thanksgiving Closing

(November 19, 2010)  The library closes at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 24, and will remain closed until Monday, November 29 at 10:00 am.  No library materials are due on any day the library is closed. November 26 and 27 are furlough days without pay for all library staff; these are the last of the 2010 staff furlough days that the library has imposed as a cost-saving measure.  The library Board of Trustees and library staff wish all of you a pleasant and safe Thanksgiving. 

Food for Fines Drive Underway

(November 15, 2010) Beginning today through Wednesday, November 24,  the library is accepting donations of non-perishable food items in exhange for overdue fines that you may have accumulated. All food collected will be given to the Minerva Salvation Army for distribution to local food pantries. The rate of exhange is one can of soup, boxed prepared meal, bag of rice, etc. for $1 in fines.  We will gratefully accept any additional food donations to aid the local pantries.

Book Sale Success!

(November 7, 2010)  Thanks to everyone who shopped at the library's fall book sale during the past week.  You found many interesting things to purchase and raised just over $1000 for the library to use for the purchase of new materials for you to check out and enjoy.  A special thanks to the many generous library patrons who donated books, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes for this book sale, you contributions ensured that eager shoppers found many different things to choose from. 

Fall Book Sale Underway

(November 1, 2010)  The library's Fall Book Sale kicked off at 10:00 on Friday, October 29.  The selection this year is bigger and better than ever, with books for all ages and interests, as well as VHS tapes for adults and children, music CDs, and DVDs.  The sale runs through November 6, and on that day, Saturday, November 6, everything goes for $1 a bag. All book sale proceeds are used to purchase new library materials for you to check out and enjoy, and to support library programs for all ages. 

Library Closed on Monday, October 11

(October 6, 2010)  A reminder that the library will be closed on Monday, October 11, as a furlough day without pay for all library staff. No library materials are due on days the library is closed. This is the third of five furlough days all staff will take in 2010 as part of the library's measures to reduce spending due to the State of Ohio funding cuts to libraries.  In addition, all staff are working 10% fewer hours than usual throughout the year.

Back-to-School Special

(September 9, 2010)  To help younger library patrons start off the school year right,  the Library has decided to waive all outstanding overdue fines for library cardholders younger than 18.  Thats's right, whether it's 10 cents or $10.00, those overdue fines have been forgiven this one time in order for all of our local students to make full use of the library.  So now is your chance to make a fresh start and visit the library.  We know that children can forget to return books on time, or that siblings or parents sometimes don't return things to

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