Happy Thanksgiving

The Trustees and staff of the Minerva Public Library wish you all a pleasant holiday and safe travel.  The library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 11/25 and will remain closed through Sunday 11/29.  The library will re-open at its usual time of 10:00 am on Monday, 11/30.  Friday and Saturday of this week are mandatory days of leave without pay for all library staff.  This leave is part of the belt-tightening the library has done this year in order to make do with reduced funding. More information about how the library has managed

Star-gazing at the Library--This Tuesday.

(November 18, 2009) Because of clouds and rain predicted for  Thursday, 11/19, the astronomy program is postoned to its rain date of Tuesday, 11/24 7:00 pm.  Join us for a computer-assisted tour of the night sky. presented by Bob Sudomir.  Afterwards, weather permiting, we'll meet outside the library for star-gazing.  Telescopes and hot chocolate will be provided.  Arrive early, before 7:00 pm, and view

A Successful Book Sale!

(November 6, 2009)  The library's fall book sale came to a successful conclusion with the always-popular $1a bag spectacular.  Eager readers found many great buys among the books generously donated by library patrons or withdrawn from the library's collection.  The book sale raised $1341.70, all of which will be used to purchase new library materials this year for you to check out and enjoy.  Thanks for your continued support. 

$1 a Bag Booksale Begins!

(October 23, 2009) The library's fall booksale comes to a thrilling conclusion with the $1 a bag bonanza.  Fill a grocery bag with books and pay only $1.  The sale starts Saturday 10/24 at 10:00 am.  There are still many interesting books to choose from and all proceeds will fund the purchase of new library materials this fall.  Thank you for your support. 

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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