ANSWER: Our cataloging colleagues added 24,146 items in 2022.
6 months out of the year, they hit 2100+ new additions!
Their busiest month was July, when they added 2,897 items.
a day-to-day basis, this also means that catalogers Emma and Bethany
opened 716 boxes full of new books; 292 disc refurbishments; added
$4,529 worth of gift items; and helped catalog 300 tools for the ACPL Tool Library at the Community Makerspace!
January & February, read ACPL books, watch ACPL movies, and attend
library programs (in person, grab-and-go, or virtual).
Keep track of your winter library activities on entry forms available at your local library or online at www.myacpl.org/winter-library-club, where you can also see the different prize baskets around the county.
Ask at your local branch about the goodies chosen for each prize, including local art, home decor, art supplies, and more!
Each library location will draw prize winners,
who will be announced March 6.
Ohio’s First Humanists: Native Americans
from Mound Building to Modern Voices
A new exhibit at Richland Ave. Park in Athens explores the first peoples to live in and around SE Ohio, ancient and modern.
you visit this educational story trail, you will learn more about
First Nations’ roles in shaping place names and get interpretive
glimpses into early Ohio’s history of Native American-white contact,
which included collaboration, conflict, and removal.
Humanities in the Park exhibit also highlights present-day
stewardship of Native American culture and art, including the impressive
collection of Diné (Navajo) weavings at the Kennedy Museum of
Art, as well as the voices of innovative communicators looking to
change perceptions about Native American peoples and powerful leaders
(such as Glenna Wallace, the Chief of the Eastern Shawnee nation, whose
ancestors were displaced from lands in the area. (www.ohio.edu/.../humanities-park/first-humanists)
organizations that make this story trail possible: Athens City
Department of Arts, Parks and Recreation; the Athens County Public
Libraries; humanities faculty in the Ping Institute; the Ohio University
Libraries (in particular the Mahn Center for Archives and Special
Collections and the Digital Initiatives Department); The Kennedy Museum
of Art; and The Central Region Humanities Center at Ohio University.
curators extend special thanks to John N. Low, Ph.D., Citizen of the
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and Director of the Newark Earthworks Center,
Ohio State University Newark Campus, for his advice and review of this
Don your love of libraries!
Meet Sarah, our Glouster branch manager
kinds of things have you enjoyed most about your position so far, and
what are you planning/dreaming about starting in Glouster?
have really enjoyed spending more time with other library colleagues,
picking each other's brains and sharing stories. My newest
scheme/dream is to institute goats as our official branch
mascot --The Glouster Goats!-- as well as continue to incorporate and
celebrate more local artists and authors, such as Chester Keith, Harry
Smith, Lori Taylor, and Brenda McClelland, just to name a few!
What does a typical day look like for you right now?
typical day involves being grateful as I meander through the
everyday library upkeep, mingled with some creative problem-solving
with help from Glouster library colleagues Tessa and Karen. And on a
really good typical day, I get a glimpse of the leucistic crow that visits the library's greenspace.
If you could tell library visitors about an ACPL resource or service that they might not know about, what would it be?
I would say our variety of resources that can assist in local history research.
Our physical collection is full of treasures that could never be
cataloged (like bricks or replicas of buildings), the digital resources
like Newspaper Archive, and to top it all off, we have our very own Local History Guru, Lorinda LeClain!
January Program Spotlight
Join renowned guest Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr. and
Athens librarians Todd and Austin as they share about how we can
build upon MLK's legacy of activism and moral purpose. We will also
learn how to access materials related to MLK's historical connections to
our community from Ohio University's Mahn Center for Archives &
Special Collections, as well as local newspapers.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens Public Library
and the Ohio University Alumni Association.
Martin Luther King, Jr. in a press conference at the 18th Ecumenical Student Conference,
1959-1960, Ohio University. (Photo: Ohio University Libraries Digital Archival Collections)