Library Blog: for future reference

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

End of Year Escape

Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, December 27, 2020 by Kelsey Holmes and Sheena  Brown We’re at the end of a year that feels like four, or 400. Between the virus-that-shall-not-be-named, political and social unrest, and murder hornets, 2020 has turned into the year that we’ll all be glad to escape. While it'd be great to jet to a distant beach, there is an alternative: Books! Until the glorious day that 2020 is over, here are some great fiction books that’ll distract you until 2021. My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and [...]

Bringing the Books to You

by Jenn Slone, Access Team Leader Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, November 29, 2020 This year is not normal, everyone knows that. In 'normal' years, the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library welcomes nearly 300,000 patrons through its doors. Patrons leisurely browse our stacks, dreaming of all the places books will take them; children run in to greet their favorite librarians who read them stories, and to tinker with computers and puzzles; adults chit chat as they run into one another while attending cooking and yoga programs. We love a bustling library. We miss you. But because [...]

Beyond Books

Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, November 1, 2020 by James Hill, Library Director Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library prides itself on creating welcoming and safe spaces for everyone. Although current COVID guidelines make it challenging, we’re looking to the future. CRCPL currently has several construction projects underway. If you’ve traveled Paint Street, you’ve noticed that we’re getting a new parking lot at the Main library. The improvements should be done by mid-November. For some quick background, the building that we call the Annex, directly behind Main, was built in the 1970s as Central School. It was [...]

World Mental Health Day

Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, September 27, 2020 by Sheena Brown Somehow it's October. I'm pretty sure it was March was a few minutes ago, but here we are. There is a comfort that comes with fall. Cozy sweaters, bonfires, and pumpkin spice lattes (yes, I said it). Though this year, the comfort is a bit thinner with a sharpened edge just beneath the surface. There is no forgetting that this is not other years. There is something unsettling in our midst, though it's not as straightforward as Michael Myers or the Freddy Kruger of my youth. [...]

Collaboration Counts

By James Hill, library director [originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, September 6, 2020] Last week I participated in an online conference, Collaboration Counts, hosted by the Ohio School Boards Association. I sat on a panel with Huntington School’s Superintendent Pete Ruby to discuss “Sharing and Trading Spaces.” As you know, Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library (CRCPL) has three locations inside school buildings:  Huntington High School, Buckskin Elementary in South Salem, and Mt. Logan in Chillicothe. Like a lot of public libraries, CRCPL has a long history of collaborating with schools. The Chillicothe Library was organized in [...]

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 and our county branches. 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 all locations can be found here. “We are being slow and cautious to protect our patrons, staff and families. We are grateful for our communities’ overwhelming support and understanding,” said James Hill, library director. All CRCPL locations closed in mid-March, but online services have increased. “Our online usage of streaming music and movies, research [...]

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 [...]

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