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Winter Reading Challenge Print
Active Image Just in time for the dreary days of winter, the library is offering prizes just for reading to patrons of all ages.

The reading challenges run through Feb. 29. Just pick up a reading log (youth up to age 12) or the appropriate bingo sheet (teens and adults) to begin your challenge. (Which is actually more fun than challenging.)

Youth readers can win a book and stuffed snow monster, teens can win a color changing moon lamp and adults can win their very own soft-sided library cooler.

Enjoy your reading!

Homeschool Book Club Print
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Trivia Tuesday Print
Active ImageIs your head filled with useless information? Do you enjoy a good challenge? Do you like to have fun? Could you use a $25 gift card?

If you answered all four of these questions correctly, then you should join us for Trivia Tuesday.

Gather a team of two to six friends or family members and join us from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, for U.S. Presidents trivia.

No registration is required. Just show up ready to think — and maybe walk away with the $25 gift card that goes to the winning team.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 937.783.3585.

Adult Take-and-Make Print
Active ImageIf you love to read books (and, really, who doesn't), you never seem to have enough bookmarks. So, to help you out, this month's Take-and-Make features a Winter Fabric Bookmark.

Each Take-and-Make bag includes a small container of Mod Podge, a strip of fabric, tassel, and a craft stick. You will need scissors and can use a paintbrush. Just follow the detailed instructions, and you will have a new sturdy, fashionable bookmark to add to your collection.

Visit the library and grab a free bag. These will be available through the end of February.

Happy Reading!

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 February 29 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 Amber Chaney at 937.783.3585.

Clinton County Reads 2024 Print
Active ImageThe votes have been tallied, and Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder has been selected by local readers as the Clinton County Reads 2024 title.

We invite everyone to read the Clinton County Reads selection and come together to participate in this year's event.

A New York Times bestseller and a 2023 NPR Best Book of the Year, Rough Sleepers is the inspiring story of Dr. Jim O'Connell, who created a community of care for Boston's unhoused population, including thoe who sleep on the streets, the "rough sleepers."

The schedule for book discussions and programs, which will run from March 18-April 18, will be released toward the end of February. The 19th annual event will conclude with a closing dinner on April 18. Copies of the book will be available at all of the county's sponsoring libraries and bookseller.

Clinton County Reads is sponsored by the Blanchester Public Library, Sabina Public Library, Wilmington Public Library, Watson Library at Wilmington College, and Books 'N More.

Booklovers Discussion Print
Active ImageThe Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., March 7, in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

March title:
This Tender Land
by William Kent Krueger

A powerful novel about an orphan's life-changing adventure traveling down America's great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair.
Tax preparation Print
Active ImageThe library is now taking reservations for free income tax assistance provided by AARP.  Time slots are available on Tuesday afternoons through April 9.

You do need to bring a photo ID and social security card to your appointment, which will be in the library meeting room. Slots usually fill up quickly, so call the library at 937.783.3585 to sign up as soon as possible. blue was designed 2006 by Karsten Oltrogge:
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