you can. Even our locker libraries in Shade, New Marshfield,
Amesville, and Stewart have book drops, and you can also return items to
the Bookmobile. While you’re at it, use your library card at any of our
Summer at the Library in July
Chair Beach Volleyball, Intro to Music Song Circles,
What kinds of things are you planning or dreaming about for the Chauncey library in your position as a Youth Services Librarian?
I’m most excited about starting an Anime
Club for teens and pre-teens in the fall! We will watch anime movies
and shows, and explore Japanese culture through crafts, music, and
generally, I love the children and youth of Chauncey, and I want them
to have all the best things. If there is anything you want or need from
the Chauncey Public Library, please don't hesitate to get in touch and
let me know how I can help!
Ifyou could tell families about one library resource that they might not know about, what would it be?
Free lunch! Every
weekday at 1:30 this summer, kids and teens 0-18 can come to the
Chauncey library for a free bag lunch. And Fridays are pizza days! We
often have canned goods, fresh veggies, eggs, and bread to give out to
Now I'm going to cheat and mention a second resource because everyone should also know about Kanopy.
It's basically a free version of Netflix, and all you need to access it
is a library card! It has robust collections of world cinema,
independent films, documentaries, and more.
What does a typical day look like for you right now?
is the best job in the world. I get paid to make crafts, play games,
and read stories with kids! Better yet, all day, every day, I get to
give people things they want and need for free. If that weren't enough, I
get to work with amazing people and meet funny, talented, interesting
library patrons of all ages.
New Resource: JET Packs!
ACPL is proud to announce children's
JET (Juvenile Educational Tools) Learning Packs
The libraries have teamed up with the OHIO Museum Complex
to offer circulating backpacks filled with books, tools, and activities
centered around a different STEM theme, ranging from fossils to
can be checked out from libraries in Athens, Nelsonville, and The
Plains (but if you frequent another branch, let us know, and we'll help
get you a pack!)
Visit this link to see which packs are available or to place one on hold.
Vision to Learn visits Glouster library
This incredible organization offers free mobile eye exams for kids ages 4-18,
and even free glasses if needed.
We hope to welcome them to another ACPL library in the future!
The Friends of the Athens Public Library gladly welcome donated hardback/ paperback titles for their ongoing book sale inside the Athens library. (Proceeds from the sale help further support primarily the Athens library, including things like library programs!)
Donations should be in good condition, likely to appeal to an audience in the
greater Athens area, and can be dropped off at the front desk of the Athens
library during open hours.
Thank you in advance from The Friends!
Plastic Free July
Representatives from Athens ReThink Plastics have been at ACPL locations this month to offer info booths, going plastic-free challenge calendars,
and upcycled & reusable bags (perfect for trips to the library!)
This local community organization will also host a film screening and
special storytime at our Athens branch later this month. More info here.
Sells Park Storybook Trail Update
The latest installment of the Sells Park Storybook Trail features Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima. Each
panel also includes a suggested activity--from an action to take
to a discussion question to think about--modeling the way families
can talk with their kids about all of the books they read together.