Stop by the lower level anytime Monday, January 27 - Friday, January 31 and browse the annual Preschool Fair displays for information about local preschools, just in time for their registration period.
The children's room has a new collection of the PlayAway View - palm-sized, kid friendly all-in-one video players. The View serves as a literacy tool to aid in comprehension & retention with highly-acclaimed content from studios like Nat'l Geographic, Little Pim & TumbleBooks. Stop in & check out this library exclusive product. For more information see our Playaway Views page.
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." -- Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012
Summer reading for all ages runs June 5 - July 28. See the kids page and the teen page for information on those programs. For adults: Choose any book, downloadable audio book, eBook, or CD book, then fill out an entry form and deposit it in the special box across from the checkout desk. Winners are drawn weekly. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants, movie passes, gas cards, and more, with a grand prize of an $80 gas card.
The children’s room has five brand new touch-screen Early Literacy Station computers for kids aged 3-8, and two new touch-screen AfterSchool Edge computers for kids 8-12. These have fun, educational games spanning the curriculum, from reading and math to the arts. The five Early Literacy Stations were donated by the Friends of the library.
You can now get books on CD in MP3 format here. These audiobooks are in MP3 format but on CDs, and a whole book usually fits on one CD (sometimes on two). They will work in some newer CD players, most car CD players made since 2005, and in computers. Just look for the red cases on the end cap in the AV section upstairs, or look in the catalog for "MP3 Books."
Come in and see our display (upstairs) of images and information pertaining to Vaughn Machinery, the Wetmore Dam and the Ohio Edison Dam. Since we are losing two of our dams soon, this is a chance to say goodbye to them and to see how the river looked at the turn of the last century. The display has photos of the Glens, the amusement park there as well as the walking paths.
Take a look in the display case near the magazine room upstairs for historical photos of some of the city's finest homes of the past.