(March 31, 2014) The library's 2013 Annual Report is now available for your perusal. It's posted on this website, along with several previous years' Annual Reports, and is also available to pick up here at the library. As always, we welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions regarding library programs and services.
The library opens at noon on Friday following a morning of staff in-service training.
(March 26, 2014) The library spring book sale continues through Saturday with a great selection of books at attractive prices. This spring we also have a large selection of audiobooks on cassette for adults for sale for only 25 cents each. Don't forget that this Saturday, March 29, all remaining items will be sold for $1 a bag. So stop by and stock up for your summer reading.
(March 19, 2014) It's time for the library's spring book sale. Hundreds of gently used donated and discarded books for all ages and interests will be sold at very reasonable prices. This time the sale includes a large number of children's books and many books on tape for adults. The sale runs from Saturday, March 22 through Saturday, March 29, and new items are added every day. Proceeds support library programs and the purchase of new materials for you to check out and enjoy.
(March 19, 2014) Civil War battles and campaigns are studied in great detail and discussed endlessly. But what about the home front? Did dissension, North or South, undermine the war effort? Not everyone at home believed that the war was just or even that it could be won. Ohio’s own Clement Vallandigham ran for Governor as a peace candidate. Join us at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 25, as Professor Jay Case from Malone University sheds light on this little-known aspect of the Civil War. This program is the final event of a series that the Library scheduled to complement the traveling exhibit Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later hosted by the library through March 26.
(March 16, 2014) It was in the Western campaigns, many historians argue, that the Civil War was truly won. A major part of the Union military effort there was the unlikely, ungainly, but powerful fleet of river warships that helped Grant, Sherman and others win victories and fame.Join us this Tuesday, March 18, as William F.B. Vodrey presents an exciting talk about the Civil War on the Mississippi that will interest all ages. This program is one of several the Library has scheduled to complement the traveling exhibit Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later hosted by the library through March 26.
(March 6, 2014) Join us Tuesday, March 11, at 7:00 pm for an evening of song and history. Steve Ball will perform Civil War music on vintage guitars from original sheet music. It's a fun and informative program for the whole family. This performance accompanies the Ohio and the Civil War exhibit on display at the library now through March 26. The program is free and open to all.
(February 26, 2014) The presidential election of 1864 was fraught with peril for the Union cause. The North was weary of war and the Union armies seemed mired in stalemate with their Confederate foes. Lincoln’s Democratic opponent was the popular General George McClellan, and the President was faced with a revolt inside his own party. Join us Tuesday, March 4, at 7:00 pm, as Professor Leslie Heaphy presents an interesting and informative talk on this often-overlooked facet of Civil War history. This program is one of several the Library has scheduled to complement the traveling exhibit Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later hosted by the library through March 26.
(February 12, 2014) Calling all parents and caregivers! Are you developing a serious case of "cabin fever" from staying inside due to all the ice and snow this winter? Here is a chance to get out and do something fun with your toddler. Our Family Fun Special "Music in Motion" is an interactive program for toddlers 16 to 36 months old and their parents or caregivers. Come and join Miss Karla for music, motion and fun on Friday morning, February 28 from 10:30-11:15. Space is limited so call 330-868-4101 to sign up!
(February 11, 2014) The library is pleased to announce that it will host the traveling exhibit Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later here at the library from Saturday, February 22 through Wednesday, March 26. This is the exhibit's only stop in our area and we have scheduled of interesting programs about the Civil War for each week of the exhibit's run. Everyone is invited to the opening programs and reception on Saturday, February 22, beginning at 1:00 with refreshments and live period music. Visit the Ohio and the Civil War page for a complete list of programs.