Library Blog: for future reference

Library Blog: for future reference2020-06-30T21:16:12+00:00

Thank you, 2020 Bookworm Sponsors!

We would like to thank our 2020 Bookworm sponsors!  They helped to make this year's non-traditional program a huge success. Remember to join us for the Drive-Through Finale Party on Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. at Yoctangee Park! Junior Civic League of Chillicothe Kings Island COSI McDonald's Cane's Detillion Landscaping Noble Plumbing Buckeye Propane Taco Bell Applebee's State Library of Ohio Institute of Museum and Library Services Haute Doggerie Herr's Potato Chips Friends of the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library Adena Health System City of Chillicothe Discovery Garden Family Playgroup & Easterseals

Sanity Survival Guide for Summer

Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, Sunday, July 19, 2020. by Sheena Brown I’m just going to say it, things are weird. Things are so weird. Life feels more like an over-plotted film than real life. Every day brings more information - changing information, misinformation, and sadly, more dissention on what is right and for whom. It’s exhausting, mentally, emotionally and physically. There are only so many cat videos on the internet, people, and certainly not enough to distract from this dissonance. How a straight-up public health crisis turned into something that managed to divide us along political [...]

Easy Readers

Books Miss Ruby talked about in this book talk about easy readers: (click the link and sign in with your library card to put on items on hold) Biscuit & the Little Pup By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli Biscuit's Day at the Farm By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli Jack Goes West By: Mac Barnett & Greg Pizzoli Hi, Jack By: Mac Barnett & Greg Pizzoli Yasmin the Soccer Star By: Saadia Faruqi Yasmin the Gardener By: Saadia Faruqi Yasmin the Friend By: Saadia Faruqi Yasmin the Writer By: Saadia Faruqi Bob Books: Beginning Reader By: Bobby Lynn Maslen Bob [...]

Main Library reopens to the public

The library is pleased to resume limited hours and services at the Main Library. Drive-through service is still available at the Northside location for high-risk individuals, and patrons of all library locations are encouraged to utilize this service.  Hours for both locations are: Monday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon “We are being slow and cautious to protect our patrons, staff and families. We are grateful for our communities’ overwhelming support [...]

A Book Talk with Miss Ruby

Here is the list of picture books Miss Ruby talks about in the video.  Click the link and sign in with your library card to put on items on hold! Baby Belly by Patricia Martin B is for Bee by Charlotte Milner Friday Night Wrestlefest by J.F. Fox Don't Feed the Coos! by Jonathan Stutzman The Old Truck by Jarrett Pumphrey The Bear Must Go On by Dev Petty The Bear in My Family by Maya Tatsukawa This Book is Gray by Lindsay Ward Hike by Pete Oswald Another by Christian Robinson Just Like Me by Vanessa [...]

Virtual Bookworm

Beyond Books by Ruby Smart, Youth Services Manager Virtual Bookworm - How’s That Work? Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, May 31, 2020 Each spring, the Youth Services department visits every school in Ross County to spread the word about Bookworm, our summer reading program. We do a silly skit in front of thousands of kids, make fools of ourselves, and we love it! I always tell the kids that Bookworm is my favorite time of the year, and that’s not acting. I love Bookworm! Bookworm has been my favorite part of the year since my son participated for [...]

CRCPL Digital Library Open for Business

Originally published in the March 22, 2020 edition of the Chillicothe Gazette By Jenn Slone, Access Team Leader As the events of the past week have unfolded, every business sector, organization, and citizen has found themselves making challenging and difficult decisions. Social distancing is the only true prevention in leveling out the coming spike in Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases that will be seen nationwide. On Monday, March 16, the library made the difficult decision to protect our staff, patrons, and community, by closing the doors to our facilities and ceasing all on-site services. We’ve worked out a rotation for [...]

Coronavirus Information

Download the hoopla, Libby, or Freegal apps from the App Store to access the library's eBooks, music, and movies. The Northside Branch Library drive-through window is currently open for materials pickup. Patrons of all library branches as well as high-risk individuals are encouraged to use this service.  The building is closed to the public at this time. The Main Library is open to the public, and the Howard S. Young (Frankfort), Paxton, Kingston, and Richmond Dale Branches will open to the public on Monday, August 3. More information about hours and services can be found here. 7/29/20 [...]

…and Read On!

from James Hill, Library Director It’s ironic that in the “information age,” we don’t always get the information we’re looking for. Or, as often as not, we have to stop and question the information we do get. That applies to Coronavirus, too. I'm not an expert, so in these situations I think it’s important to trust health officials rather than pundits and anecdotes. The State of Ohio’s Department of Health website maintains a list of suspected Covid19 cases in Ohio. As of now, March 9, there are no confirmed cases in our state with 4 outstanding tests [UPDATE: [...]

From the Reference Desk: 211 Helps Us Help You

Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, February 16, 2020 By Jennifer Slone, Access Team Leader Over the past few years, as small-town economies have suffered and poverty has risen, library reference desks throughout the nation have been inundated with social service requests. Library patrons have immediate needs for things like housing, clothing, and food security, and while we want more than anything to help our patrons find the resources they need, we are library workers, not social workers. We often struggle keeping up with the abundance of resources available throughout the county. Which food pantries are still operating? [...]

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