Library Blog: for future reference

Library Blog: for future reference 2017-12-26T17:12:47+00:00

April 2018

Looking Forward in Kingston

Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library (CRCPL) is always making improvements to its locations. Usually, that means new paint, floors, or shelving -- little changes that help keep the buildings safe, looking fresh, and up-to-date. [...]


Time flies. We go from point A to point B, from January to December, and we often miss the in-between. We focus on a schedule or a deadline, then rush to the next thing without [...]

60 Years of National Library Week

"Wake Up and Read For a Better-Read Better-Informed America" For the past 60 years, the American Library Association has designated the second week of April as National Library Week. What initially started as [...]

March 2018

Do Writers Need to Be Good People?

"You are what you read," said Oscar Wild. Does that mean you are what you write, too? Believe it or not, there was a time when the author’s personal life didn’t matter to the book. [...]

February 2018

Introducing Luke Bentley

It's been two weeks and the library staff have had a chance to get know him, so now we've asked the new Youth Services Manager to introduce himself to you. Here's what he had [...]

March Book Madness!

What is Book Madness? In the spirit of the college basketball tournament known as “March Madness,” Book Madness is a literary competition in which you cast votes to decide which literary locations will advance [...]

January 2018

How to Pick a Book? Just Ask!

Recently, a friend was telling me about her youngest son (the 3rd of four children) who never seemed very interested in reading. The mom often reads to all four kids at the same time [...]

You have the right to a good book.

What is a Bill of Rights? We’re all familiar with the United States Constitution’s first 10 amendments, guaranteeing a free press, free speech, the right to a jury trial, etc. It’s the credenda of [...]

December 2017

Tom Williamson’s Dedication to Education

This month we say goodbye to our retiring board member, Mr. Thomas Williamson. Tom has volunteered as a valued member of the Library Board of Trustees since June of 2008. His 38-year career as [...]

For Whom the Year Crows

I have a friend who always reads his horoscope a day late just to see if he can glean any meaning from yesterday. I’m not an especially superstitious person, but as we approach the end [...]

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