James Hill

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Our Stories

originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, July 7, 2019 Throughout our community, in big ways and small, people’s lives are being affected by opioids. For several years now, it’s been a hot topic in the news, online, and around kitchen tables. We hear about the statistics, the deaths, the Narcan, but behind each of those numbers is a story. [...]

By |2019-07-08T15:50:35+00:00July 8th, 2019|0 Comments

…Make Good Stories

Bumper sticker wisdom:  Instant Karma is going to get you…eventually. We all make bad decisions. Usually, the ramifications of our choices aren’t immediate or with lasting effect, though—one more cookie probably isn’t going to be life changing. Bigger bad decisions, however, do make for interesting storytelling. It’s been an unintentional, but reoccurring theme in my reading lately. If you’re [...]

By |2019-06-18T12:15:01+00:00June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Take the library on vacation with you this summer

Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, June 16, 2019. It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for.  The sun is shining, gardens are growing, school is out, vacations are planned, and summer is right around the corner. Libraries play an important role in the summertime by picking up the torch laid down by our local schools, in [...]

By |2019-06-17T12:30:46+00:00June 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Isn’t that just for kids?

Originally published in the Chillicothe Gazette, June 9, 2019. If you grew up in Ross County, you likely have fond memories of the library’s summer reading program, Bookworm. Summer, reading, and prizes -- what’s not to love? This year is the 65th anniversary of Bookworm, and although it started out just for kids, it’s open to all ages now. [...]

By |2019-06-11T12:16:31+00:00June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Thank a vet!

For the past seven years on Armed Forces Day, the library has hosted a Military Appreciation Picnic. It is a community picnic, and all are welcome. This year we were lucky to have beautiful weather, which helped build attendance. Visible throughout the crowd were military hats and shirts, letting all know in what branch of the military each served, [...]

By |2019-05-23T17:06:39+00:00May 23rd, 2019|0 Comments