Test your skills against other Hunger Games fans on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 as Minerva Public Library hosts a Hunger Games Mockingjay Fan Jam. Join us for games, crafts, snacks, trivia and other fun. Enter to win exciting... Hunger Games prizes including movie tickets for the opening weekend showing of Mockingjay, Part 1. Dress like your favorite tribute or wear your most outlandish Capitol clothing. Students in grades 6 through 12 and all adults should register by calling Minerva Public Library Youth Department at 330-868-4101. Bring a friend and help save Panem!
(March 31, 2015) Love building with LEGOs? Get together and create with others who like them too! The Library is hosting a LEGO Day during Minerva Local Schools Spring Break on Thursday, April 2 from 2:00-3:30 pm.Our large assortment of LEGO blocks will be available for imaginative builders to use that afternoon in the Community Room on the library's lower level. This entertaining activity is designed for ages 6 and up. Parents are encouraged to attend. Because space is limited, registration is required. Stop at the Youth Desk to sign up or call 330-868-4101 and ask for Youth Services.
(October 22, 2014) Does your toddler love to dance and make music? Come to the library and join Miss Karla on Friday morning, October 24 from 10:30-11:10 for our Family Fun Special "Music in Motion". This interactive program is presented for toddlers 16 to 36 months old accompanied by a parent or caregiver who will be their Music in Motion partner.
Space is limited so call 330-868-4101 to sign up!
( September 24, 2014) Join us for an introduction to the art of creating articles of whimsy and beauty from used books on Saturday afternoon, October 4 from 2:00-3:30. This make and take Book Art program is open to adults, teens and school age children. An adult will need to assist children 10 and under. Space is limited. Call 330-868-4101 to sign up for an afternoon of learn-how-to fun! Inspired by the program, you may want to purchase some very affordable "materials" for creating more art at home. On October 4 you will pay only $1.00 for a whole bag of books at our Fall Used Book Sale.
(September 18, 2014) The library is pleased to offer all Minerva Public Library cardholders free access to Hoopla, a digital download service that offers a wide variety of music, videos, and audiobooks to play on your mobile device, laptop, or PC. It's free, easy to use, includes new content every week,, and requires only a library card and access to the internet. Find your library card and visit www.hoopladigital.com today to get started.
(September 9, 2014) Mark your calendars. The library's fall book sale begins Saturday, September 27 and runs through Saturday, October 4. A wide assortment of books for all ages and interests will be available for sale at attractive prices. The library is now accepting donations of gently used books to add to the book sale fun. All sale proceeds support library programs and the purchase of new materials for you to check out and enjoy.
(August 28, 2014) Because we want to encourage young readers and get the school year off to a good start, the library has forgiven all the overdue fines for library patrons younger than 18. Any fines dating before August 18 have been waived, and so any younger person's card that was blocked because of overdue fines should be ready to use again right now. However, we have not forgiven the charges for lost items--things were checked out and never returned. To solve that problem, young patrons need to return those long-overdue materials to the library. Doing so will automatically remove the lost item charge and might well make the card usable again. If you're not sure what's going on with your card, stop by the library or give us a call and let's see what we can work out.
(August 1, 2014) If you are into drawing cartoon characters or super heros and have finished 5th grade or up, this creative event is for you. Come have fun learning more about drawing Cartoons and Manga with cartoonist, Doug Laubacher. Call the library at 330-868-4101 to sign up for this hands-on activity!
(July 31, 2014) Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for our last BOOK BLAST of the summer tomorrow, August 1 at 12 noon. Our special guest, Connie Phillips from Bird Nerds Rescue and Sanctuary, is bringing along several of her colorful feathered friends. The birds will help her tell the story and mission of Bird Nerds. All children 18 and under will receive a free lunch which will be served at 11:45.
(July 23, 2014) Mastodons, stag-moose, giant beavers, dire wolves! It’s not Game of Thrones; it’s Ohio during the last Ice Age. Join us this Monday, July 28, at 7:00 pm to learn all about animals, plants, and landscape of Ice Age Ohio. Why does Northeast Ohio have such productive agriculture—Ice Age. Where did Lake Erie come from—Ice Age. Lynette Reiner, Science Director at the McKinley Museum will present this interesting and entertaining program. It’s suitable for all ages and free to the public.