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The library will be closed December 24-25 in observance of Christmas and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for New Year's.

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Saturday Morning Movies Print
Active Image Disney returns us to the African savanna where a future king is born.

Join us Saturday, Dec. 14, for a showing of the recent blockbuster, The Lion King, which uses pioneer filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama.

The film features a star-studded lineup of voice actors, including Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Seth Rogen.

The free family-oriented movies begin at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room the second Saturday of each month and include popcorn.

For more information, visit the library or call 937.783.3585.
Clinton County Reads 2020 Voting Print
Active ImageVoting is underway for the 15th annual Clinton County Reads.

The 2020 edition of the county-wide reading program features a list of five titles from which to choose.

The nominated titles are American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse; Finding Dorothy: A Novel by Elizabeth Letts; Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro; The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border by Francisco Cantu; and Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.

The ballot will be published periodically in the Wilmington News-Journal and also is available at all three public libraries in Clinton County. You also may vote by sending the title of your selection to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visiting the event's Facebook page. Votes must be cast by Dec. 18.

Creation Station Print
Active ImageWhere will Code-a-pillar go next?

You can determine its path this month in the Creation Station by working the endless number of combinations. Just change and rearrange Code-a-pillar's segments to send it in a different direction, with cool sounds and lights every time.

The Creation Station is a do-it-yourself space where users are encouraged to experiment. The space features different gadgets or tools each month.

Just stop at the front desk with your library card to check out the materials and you are ready to begin creating. All ages are welcome, although children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is no cost involved. (And library staff are available to help if you encounter any problems.)

Creation Station Calendar

Lego Club Print
Active Image If you want to show off your Lego-building skills or if you just want to have fun building with your friends, the library is the place you want to be from 6-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month.

The Lego Club meets next Dec. 26 in the meeting room.

Youth ages 5 and up are invited, but we do ask parents to accompany children 7 and under. Legos will be provided, although donations are welcome to help our collection grow. Donations may be dropped off any time at the front desk.

For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator Miss Amanda at 937.783.3585.

Blu-ray available Print
Active Image The library now features a growing collection of new and classic movies on Blu-ray to borrow.

Just as with DVDs, Blu-ray discs can be borrowed for 7 days and renewed once as long as there are not any requests.

The Blu-ray collection currently includes all of the Harry Potter movies, many of the Marvel movies, as well as all of the Toy Story and Lion King moves, and many more. Just let us know if you have any suggestions of movies you would like to see the library own on Blu-ray.

COOL Library app Print
Active ImageWe have a new app.

Blanchester Public Library, through the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL), has a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips.

Go to your app store on Android or Apple and download the "COOL Libraries" app.

From any smartphone or tablet, you can instantly tap into library resources, search the library catalog, check your account, and much more.The app also allows you to use your device as your library card.

The library's previous app is no longer functional and should be removed from your device.

Storytime Print
Active ImageChildren from ages 2-5 will build a foundation for reading success through stories, play and activities. And you are invited to register your child anytime for the library's regular morning storytime sessions.

Just show up for one of the morning sessions to register and your child will receive special storytime checkout privileges with no late fees.

Morning storytimes are separated into age groups, but we also have our popular Family Storytime from 5-6 p.m. each Monday. No registration is required. Children (and adults) of all ages are welcome to just show up and enjoy a story, songs, crafts and a light snack.

For more information, please visit the library or call 937.783.3585.

Youth Services December Calendar

Ohio Legal Help Print
Active ImageOhioans in need of legal assistance can now turn to a new website, Ohio Legal Help, for free information.

Ohio Legal Help is a non-profit organization that was founded to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system. The site provides plain language legal information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people solve their legal issues

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