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Mobile Hotspots Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library now has mobile hotspots available for checkout.

The hotspots allow patrons to connect their tablet, phone, laptop and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the Internet.

A hotspot may be checked out by any cardholder 18 years of age or older whose card is in good standing. All borrowers must show a current driver's license, state ID, passport or military photo ID at the time of checkout.

Hotspots circulate for 7 days. Each hotspot circulates in a carrying case within a plastic case along with an AC adapter and USB cable. The user is responsible for returning all of these items to the circulation desk (not in a bookdrop) in good condition.

Hotspots may be renewed one time, provided there are no holds on the item. Only 1 hotspot may be borrowed on a patron's account at a time. The fine for an overdue hotspot is $1 per day until returned. After 3 days overdue, the hotspot will be deactivated and the patron is billed for the item. You may put a hold on a hotspot here.

A hotspot can provide Internet access for up to 10 devices.

By borrowing and initiating use of the library's mobile hotspot, the user agrees to abide by the library's Mobile Wireless Hotspot Policy.

 
Creation Station Print
Active Image Visitiors to the library's Creation Station in September have the opportunity to create something with pony beads and take it home. Items you can make include a bracelet, an animal, or a fun character like in this video.

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

 
Friends of the Library Book Sale Print
Sample ImageThe Friends of the Blanchester Public Library holds its fall book sale Oct. 14-21.

This sale includes a large number of donated items. The meeting room will be filled with DVDs, books on CD, and adult and children's hardcover and paperback books either donated to the library or withdrawn from the library collection.

The Friends of the Library welcome all donations. To donate items, just bring them to the library.

All proceeds from the sale are used to support the library.

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Growing Station Print
Active ImageIf you want to get your hands dirty or just get an up-close look at the library's new Growing Station, we will have open garden hours from 2-4 p.m. each Thursday through August and September.

The garden features a number of raised beds, with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and a butterfly garden. The space will be used for library programs, with excess produce donated to the Blanchester Community Food Pantry.

So please stop by to enjoy the new space, help harvest items for the Food Pantry and plant new seeds.

 
Wall of Life Print
Active Image The library is pleased to once again host LifeCenter's Wall of Life during the month of August.

The three-paneled display shares stories and information about organ and tissue donation. Pamphlets and bookmarks available on the display share such facts as: One organ donor can save the lives of up to 8 people, and One tissue donor can enhance 50 to 75 lives.

Make sure to check out the Wall of Life this month.

LifeCenter has served as the Greater Cincinnati area's organ and tissue recovery organization for 35 years.

 
Lego Club Print
Active ImageIf 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 on September 28 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.

 
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 storytime sessions.

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

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

 

September Youth Services Calendar

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Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 5, in the library meeting room.

October title:
A Memory of Violets
by Hazel Gaynor

Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences.
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