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SummerREAD 2024
Join our SummerREAD kick-off celebrations June 3 from 10 AM - 1 PM & 4 PM - 6 PM at the Main Branch in Findlay and June 8 at the Arlington Branch from 11 AM - 2 PM. Sign up for SummerREAD for an amazing summer of reading, games, activities, fantastic programs, great prizes, and more! Find out more about SummerREAD below.

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Teen Read Week

On Monday, October 15 teens will Kickoff Teen Read Week by decorating the sidewalks around the Library; Chalk It Up will be held from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, weather permitting. On Tuesday, October 16, teens are invited to participate in a Read-A-Thon from 6 pm to 8pm, bring a book and enjoy free pizza. Wednesday, October 17 teens will be watching the new Dark Shadows movie featuring Johnny Depp. Teens are encouraged to wear Halloween Costumes. The movie will begin at 5:45 and teens must have a parent permission form on file. Thursday, October 18, Teen Read Week will be celebrated at the Arlington Branch Library with a Zombie making program. Teens will be creating a paper box zombie after school from 3:30 to 4:30.

Telecirc Notice

Please note:  Telecirc (telephone circulation system) has been replaced by a new system.  The former system was outdated with unsupported technology. Changes include:
 ♦Caller ID will indicate the Main Library telephone number (419-422-1712).
 ♦Item holds will be picked up where item(s) were requested to be picked up.
 ♦The new system will still notify patrons of holds and overdue items. The system will not accept calls to renew items; however, items can still be renewed on the website or by calling library staff at 419-422-1712 or 419-365-5755 (Arlington).  


Online Catalog Issues

The library has decided to switch our online catalog from the Enterprise online catalog back to the E-Library catalog. Enterprise is the most recent version of the catalog, and contains many desirable features, but continues to experience frequent performance issues and downtime. We are, in effect, trading bells and whistles for reliability. We will allow the software technicians time to assure that Enterprise has a stable platform before permanently adopting the software. To access the reliable E-Library catalog, please CLICK HERE.

   On behalf of the administration and staff of the library, I apologize for recent online catalog problems. Our level of online technology service in recent months has not met our usual standards of customer service. Thank you for your patience as we work through complicated software issues being experienced by our library consortium. 

Jeff Winkle

2013 Gentle Read Book Discussions

The following book discussions will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Lindamood Room.  Free to join and books can be picked up at the Adult Services desk. 

January 16: The Ambition by Lee Strobel; February 20: Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Community Read book); March 20: The Choice by Robert Whitlow; April 17: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers; May 15: Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon; June 19: All Things New by Lynn Austin; July 17: The Elevator by Angela Hunt; August 21: My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren; September 18: Courageous by Randy Alcorn; October 16: False Witness by Randy Singer; November 20: The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall; December 18: The Gift of Christmas Present by Melody Carlson