Library Blog: for future reference

Library Blog: for future reference2021-09-14T14:37:51+00:00

The House of Memories

Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, June 20, 2021 by Sydney W. Newsome Aristotle wrote that memory is the scribe of the soul. Today, experts say our first memories may have been formed as early as two and a half years old. Those are the building blocks of who we can become. I often reflect on memories of my dad. He’s taught me so much throughout my life, and he changes so much from one memory to the next. My earliest memories of my dad may not seem exciting, but are more than priceless to me. I borrowed one [...]

Hats Off!

by James Hill Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, June 6, 2021 If you’ve visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, you’ve likely stepped into the low-lit room that houses the Star-Spangled Banner. You also noticed the gaping holes throughout the flag. About 20 percent of it is missing. It’s not because it’s been tattered in battle; it was cut. Georgiana Armistead Appleton, daughter of Lt. Col. George Armistead, the commander of Fort McHenry, took the flag on tour throughout the country in the 1800s for all to see and would often scissor small cloth souvenirs for dignitaries [...]

Ashley, Susan, and Kelsey

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by Henry Holcomb Bennett

Hats off! Along the street there comes A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums, A flash of color beneath the sky: Hats off! The flag is passing by! Blue and crimson and white it shines, Over the steel-tipped, ordered lines. Hats off! The colors before us fly; But more than the flag is passing by. Sea-fights and land-fights, grim and great, Fought to make and to save the State: Weary marches and sinking ships; Cheers of victory on dying lips; Days of plenty and years of peace; March of a strong land’s swift increase; Equal justice, right and [...]

Changes to service: ArtistWorks and AcornTV

Following the sale of RBDigital Media to Overdrive, access to the ArtistWorks platform is now available in the Ohio Digital Library via the Libby app. To access the ArtistWorks library of musical instrument tutorials: Download the Libby app. Log in to the Ohio Digital Library by selecting "Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library" and entering your library card number and PIN. Click on the Libby face at the bottom center of your app. Click on "The Ohio Digital Library." Click on the new "Extras" section to access the ArtistWorks portal. And don't forget to check out a musical [...]

Getting to Know Your Local Librarians

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Creative Ways to Combat the Summer Slide

originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette on May 2, 2021 by Sheena Brown This school year was unconventional, to say the least. Though in-person learning was an option at our school, our family chose the virtual route. What we hoped would be a couple months turned into nine. Nine long months of navigating virtual platforms, finding a workflow that worked for us all, and suffering weekly through sixth-grade math. I, for one, have learned A LOT! Time will tell if my kids feel the same. One thing I am sure we all agree on, it has not been ideal. [...]

Earth Day 2021

originally published April 18, 2021 in the Chillicothe Gazette by Kelsey Holmes After a year of chaos and confusion, Earth Day, celebrated April 22 this year, is a great reminder of something we all have in common: this planet we all call home. No matter our race, religion, marital status, or political affiliation, we have Mother Earth in common. It’s a mind-blowing thought that this precious, life-sustaining planet connects us all in a great circle of life. (Ok, I had to quote The Lion King here. Who doesn’t love belting out “Circle of Life” at the top of [...]

Goodbye AcornTV, hello Cochrane Library

Try out AcornTV before it leaves public libraries on Friday, May 14, 2021.B By Jenn Slone, Access Team Leader AcornTV I am really bummed to let our patrons know that AcornTV has opted to cease its relationship with public libraries, and will no longer be offering their content to our patrons after Friday, May 14, 2021. Lots of our patrons enjoyed the critically-acclaimed British television that this platform provides, so we are sad to see it go. Last year, the popular eBook platform OverDrive acquired RBdigital Media, who managed the AcornTV service. We knew that the management [...]

National Library Week!

Welcome back! by Debbie Nunizatio originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, April 4, 2021 April 4-10 is National Library Week, and we’ve got some celebrating to do! It’s the week each year when we get to share with our communities all the reasons to love our libraries. This year’s national theme is 'Welcome to the Library.' Maybe you have visited us during the past year, but if not, we want to welcome you back. We take every possible precaution available to us to keep you safe, and we miss you! Of course, it’s understandable that some folks do [...]

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