Library Wish Lists at Amazon.com

(October 15, 2009)    The library has set up wish lists at  Amazon.com and would appreciate your help in purchasing materials for everyone to check out and enjoy.  Because of the dramatic decline in library funding this year, the Minerva Public Library has cut its spending severely.  Since the end of July, we have relied only on donated money and book sale proceeds to pay for newly-published, high-demand, library books, DVDs, audiodbooks, and other

Fall Book Sale Continues!

(October 12, 2009) The library's fall book sale began Monday, October 5 at 10:00 am and has proved so popular that it will continue through this week.   A wide variety of books for all ages and interests are for sale at reasonable prices, and we add more books to the sale every day.  Proceeds will pay for the purchase of new library books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more for you to check out and enjoy this year.  And remember, a blue Minerva Public LIbrary book bag is the ideal way to tote home your purchases.  A book bag costs only $7.50 and may

Blue bookbags are back!

(September 23, 2009)  The handy and handsome blue Minerva Public Library bookbag is back in stock at the library.  It's durable, with sturdy handles, and is just the right size for hauling your library materials around town.  Decorated with the striking Minerva Public Library logo, the bags make great holiday or birthday gifts, or treat yourself to one today.  Reasonably priced at just $7.50 each, you may purchase bags at the main service desk.  All proceeds support

Library Requests Book Sale Donations

(September 1, 2009) The library will host its fall book sale from Monday, October 5 through Saturday, October 10, and will happily accept your donations now of  books, DVDs, VHS tapes, and other such items in good condition for sale to benefit the library.  All proceeds from this sale will be used for the purchase of new library materials this year for you to check out and enjoy. Donors will be given upon request a formal Acknowledgement of In-Kind Donation which you may use for tax purposes. 

New Website for Minerva Public Library

(September 4, 2009)    The Trustees and staff of the Minerva Public Library are very pleased to replace our over-six-years-old web presence with a website that has a better design, is easy for you, the user, to navigate, and is much easier for us to update.  The site was built for the library  by staff at the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)  using the open source software Drupal.  At a time of budget shortfalls and cutbacks in programs and services, it may seem odd that the library would invest in  a major project.  However, OPLIN off

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