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Library Talk – August 30, 2016


From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director

Last year we asked you, our library family, to be innovative and help us create a family of scarecrows for the fence around the Ripley library. We had fun, and figured it was a tradition in the making. Amazingly, it is time for “Scarecrows on the Fence” again. If you have your scarecrow from last year we welcome them back as long as there has been some change or update. We have assembled new frames to give out, and new this year there will be baby/toddler size frames as well. There is a limit of 20 full-size and 10 pint-size that we think we can accommodate on our fence without getting too crowded. Call to reserve a spot and a frame—937-392-4871.

Ah, the time for the Ohio Rural Heritage Festival is upon us. Closing Main Street does cause a bit of a problem with parking and access to the library, so as we do every year, we will close the Ripley library at 5:00 p.m. on Friday (making room for the parade), and we will be closed on Saturday. The meeting room will be open for the photography contest and quilt show at noon on Saturday, but the rest of the library will not be accessible. Branches will be open on Saturday 10-2 in case you need a ‘library fix’! All libraries will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

Our Tuesday and Thursday ‘one on one’ technological assistance opportunities at 5:30 p.m. at the Ripley Library are still going strong. If you’ve avoided downloading books on your Kindle because it seems too complicated (it has gotten much simpler) or there is that burning question as to why an attachment doesn’t open on one computer but does on another, or you just don’t get something on Microsoft Windows 10, stop in, make a reservation to have your own ‘personal’ trainer (Matt Carpenter) help you out.

Story times are gearing up again—Russellville’s popular toddler story time will begin this week on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. for a program of stories, activities and comradery.

Ripley’s story time will start the following week for the 3-5 year olds—also on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and last about 45 minutes, filled with stories and crafts and fun!