2) Click "Your privacy" in the left-hand sidebar menu.
3) Select your preferences. If you choose to save your history, the "Your reading history" linkwill show your current and previous checkouts moving forward when you log in.
Celebrating our Outreach team!
Outreach department tripled in size last year with the additions of
Sean and Andi to the team, joining intrepid Outreach Services Manager,
Sean joined the team in late March and hit
the ground driving, expertly piloting the ACPL Prius 12,122 miles over
the hills and dales of Athens County, delivering 3,293 library items to
36 At-Home patrons, plus 1,108 items to curious young learners at Solid Ground School.
He also dropped off 1,457 items to locker library patrons in Amesville,
New Marshfield, Shade, and Stewart (and that's just January-November!).
Andi, who joined us as a countywide Technology Training Librarian in
November, has been a welcome addition to Outreach and the larger
library fam. In her first two months on staff, she had 37 tech
arrived in February and was soon loaded up with all the books,
audiobooks, and DVDs that we could squeeze onto the shelves. Tipping the
scales at nearly 14,000 pounds, "the BoMo" clocked 2,611 miles in 2021,
visiting community festivals, pancake breakfasts, schools, concerts, food pantries,
and senior centers. 2,224 items were checked out on the bookmobile, and
the Outreach team opened at least 52 new library cards.
Thank you, Laura, Andi, and Sean for bringing the libraries
to so many places and people!
Final Month of 2022 Winter Library Club
Keep track of your library activities this month
and enter for a chance to win!
For instructions, countywide prize basket photos, and more info,
Community Behavioral Health Worker at the Library!
To better help library visitors navigate daily challenges and directly connect with resources, ACPL has partnered with Integrated Services for Behavioral Health (ISBH) to bring Liz Vandendries, a Community Behavioral Health Worker, into the ACPL family.
it’s a question about an online job application, accessing support for
mental health, or bringing up concerns about housing or food insecurity,
library visitors can speak with Liz about their situation and possible
and more library systems across the country are recognizing the need
for social service expertise on location and are figuring out ways to
make this happen. In ACPL’s case, Liz remains an Integrated Services
employee but is assigned to the county library system. “Essentially,
what we’re doing is closing the gap between our patrons who need social
services and delivering those social services to them,” shared ACPL
director Nick Tepe. “While previously we would have had to refer the
patron to one of the area's agencies, with Liz here she can work with
them immediately to get them the services they need.”
tuned for a regular schedule of where/when to find Liz at your local
library. For now, the easiest way to connect with her by phone or in
person is to ask at your local branch.
will also be periodically checking in with the countywide library staff
about the resources in high demand so that ACPL librarians
can better assist library visitors with related
*This position is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds
from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
*To go directly to these titles in our catalog, click on the links above,
then select the book covers that interest you.
The Athens library recently celebrated the life of legendary rock star David Bowie and his love of books. Bowie
died on Jan. 10, 2016, just two days after his 69th birthday. Since his
passing, fans have dubbed Jan. 8-10 “Bowiemas” each year, and
Athens librarian Sara Brumfield was more than happy to celebrate
the occasion with library visitors.
my time at the library, I’ve stumbled upon many collection items
inspired by Bowie and his art,” Sara said. “Bowie has always had a
special place in my heart, and I wanted to share my Bowie love during
the month of his birth and death. So I asked book display
coordinator Meredith Jensen to help me collect items, and thus the Bowie
bookshelf was born.”
display included some of Bowie’s albums and movies, including
Labyrinth, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and The
Prestige. In addition to being an influential artist, Bowie was a
lover of books, describing himself as a "voracious reader."
of the titles are difficult to find in print today, Sara was able
to discover many available for digital download
through library apps.
also employed the help of her husband Joe to create some original
artwork for the display, featuring Bowie with his nose in some of his
favorite literary titles. “I
had a lot of fun making this poster,” said Joe Brumfield. “David Bowie
is one of my biggest and earliest artistic inspirations.” Library
user Megan Russell, a fellow Bowie enthusiast, even loaned the library a life-size cutout of Bowie for added flair!