Enjoy an evening learning the art of painting with Mary Davis in a hands-on workshop on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6 pm. Registration and a fee are required! Patrons must sign up at the library and pay $15 to attend this hands-on workshop. Attendees will paint this beautiful scene on a 12 x 16 canvas. This is an adult and teen program and seats are limited.
Every month the library hosts movie times for the community to enjoy.We have Family Movie Night in which we show a family oriented film (G or PG) on the library's big screen.
For mature audiences, we offer Movie Night Out*, which features a popular film that is typically rated PG-13. Free refreshments are provided at each movie.
May 9 - A Dog's Purpose (PG)
May 16 - The Space Between Us (PG-13)*
Join us for Toddler Time (ages 0-3) on Tuesdays at 10 am and for Preschool Story Time (ages 3-6) on Tuesdays at 11 am. Each week focuses on a different theme using books, songs, and finger plays to reinforce the topic. We incorporate lots of music and movement.
Plus, don't forget about Play Dates on Thursdays at 10:30 am. Each week is a book themed hour of socializing, messy art, toys, and sensory table fun. Children from birth to age 6 are welcome. Caregivers are expected to stay in the room for the entire hour.
If you have questions, please contact Mary Anne Wood at 740-852-9543 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The next time you visit the library, check out the display case on the first floor. This month the ladies from the Open Gate Garden Club have created an attractive display for you to view.
While you are here, check out some of our gardening books.
Governor Kasich introduced his state budget proposal earlier this month for fiscal years(FY) 2018 and 2019. The legislation, House Bill (HB 49) contains over 3,500 pages of appropriations and policy changes for numerous state agencies, local governments and school districts. Several entities and programs would receive state funding cuts under Gov. Kasich’s proposal – including public libraries!
Gov. Kasich’s proposal would cut state funding to Ohio’s public libraries by more than $7 million in FY 2018 by reducing the Public Library Fund (PLF) from 1.7% of the state’s General Revenue Fund (GRF) to 1.66% of the GRF. We need to ensure our voices are heard at the Statehouse in an already crowded state budget conversation.
Legislators are hearing from their constituents on tax policy, education issues and other local government issues in the state budget. We need to make sure legislators hear from public libraries on the PLF – urge them to Protect the PLF!