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Storytime Print
Active Image Children 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.

The fall storytime session is scheduled to begin Sept. 6. Just show up for one of the morning sessions to register.

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.

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Individual Computer Assistance Print
Active ImageThe library now offers free one-on-one computer assistance.

Adult Services Coordinator Leah Pease will be available from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week for individual sessions. You can just walk in during these times or contact Leah by e-mail or by calling the library at 937.783.3585 to make an appointment.

These one-on-one sessions can cover various topics including: General computer use, web navigation, e-mail setup and use, social media accounts, resume setup and format, Libby accounts, library databases and more.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Adult Take-and-Make Print
Active ImageWe have a fun little (literally) craft for adults during the month of August — a Mini Reading Log.

Just visit the library and grab a free Take-and-Make bag with all the supplies (except glue and scissors) needed to construct your own Mini Reading Log. The included instructions walk you through the process.

So if you enjoy the little things in life and want a unique way to keep track of the books you read, stop by the library and get your Mini Reading Log.

 
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Print
Active ImageThe library now has free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits.

There are two tests per kit. Instructions are in the test kit box.

These tests are being provided through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health. Tests are limited to two per household per day.

For more information about the test, please visit https://www.fda.gov/media/144575/download.

 
Booklovers Discussion Print
Active Image The Blanchester Public Library Booklovers meets next at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 1, in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

September title:
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder  
by Holly Jackson

As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.
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Masks in the library Print
Active ImageWith Clinton County returning to the High level for COVID-19, we are following the CDC recommendation and requesting that all patrons who are able to please wear a mask in the library.

All library staff members have resumed wearing masks. The library strives to continue to provide excellent customer service while also maintaining a safe environment for the staff, patrons and community as we continue to fight COVID-19.

All of our other services currently remain the same as do our hours, which are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. We also are offering curbside pickup during these hours.

Disposable masks are available near the front entrance.

 
Mobile Hotspots Print
Active Image The library recently added four new mobile hotspots, increasing the total to eight 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. The user is responsible for returning all of these items to the circulation desk 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.

 
New library features Print
Active ImageThe Blanchester Public Library features several new conveniences for patrons!
  • Patrons may now borrow up to 10 DVDs on their card.
  • Loan periods have been lengthened for almost every type of item. The loan period for mobile hotspots remains 1 week, but for DVDs, Blu-ray and new books it has doubled to 2 weeks, and is now 3 weeks for all other items in the library. 
  • The library is now fine free. This means we have eliminated all overdue fines for books, audiobooks, magazines, and DVDs. And all previous overdue fines on patrons' accounts have been eliminated.
    Fines continue to be $1 per day for mobile hotspots; and the library still charges fees for lost, non-returned, and damaged items. Check here for more information.
  • All items are automatically renewed for you on the due date. You no longer need to worry about contacting the library to renew your item.
    There are still the maximum number of renewals allowed for various items (3 for everything except for DVDs, Blu-ray, new books, and mobile hotspots which are 1), and items that have a hold on them can not be renewed. Upon renewal, a notice will be sent via e-mail detailing the new due dates and indicating any items that were unable to be renewed.
    Patrons with more than two overdue items will not be able to check out additional items.
 
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