Category: Family

Story Time Returns in February!

The wait is over…daytime Story Time with Ms. Barb, Ms. Amy and Ms. Noreen will return the week of February 12! All of your favorites, including Baby Book Worms, Toddler Tales, Story Time, Spanish Story Time, Little Picassos and Wiggles and Giggles are coming soon to your library. If your children are itching to come back and visit with our wonderful storytellers, check out the Event calendar on our website for specific dates and times. If you can’t make our…

Breakfast with Santa

Guess who stopped by the library on Saturday, December 2?  The big guy himself..Santa Claus.  90+ people joined us for our first Breakfast with Santa.   Everyone enjoyed pancakes, sausage and other breakfast pastries while Santa made his way around the room.  Ms. Jan had everyone feeling festive and joining in for a rousing Christmas sing-along.  After breakfast, children had their pictures taken with Santa and made a Santa craft to take home.  What a great way to kick off…

Trivia Night of the Round Tables Returned for an Evening of Fun

On Saturday, October 21, six lively teams joined library staff and Teen Advisory Board members for the second Trivia Night of the Round Tables event.  Our teams included The Dumbledorks, Irish Wristwatches, The Pasta Bazoos, Penguins, Whizzes and Woof Pack.  The teams competed against each other, answering questions from twenty categories.  The most challenging category, based on the teams’ results, was Current Events – now we know what they need to brush up on!  In between the questions and answers,…

Make It and Take It Station

If you haven’t been to the library lately, come by and check out the new Make it and Take It station.  This new station is located in the hallway near the Children’s Department.  The Make It and Take It station will offer fun and easy crafts for children to make and take home with them.  Last month, children were able to create their own solar eclipse.  This month they can create a fall tree.  Grace Majestic, a Canon-McMillan student, volunteers…

Libby – the one tap reading app

If you haven’t yet used the existing OverDrive app to access ebooks and audiobooks through OverDrive, why not give their new app, Libby, a try.  Libby, the new one-tap reading app built by OverDrive, is the quickest and easiest way to get started reading and discovering digital library content from anywhere in the world.  With Libby, readers are always one tap away from their library, their bookshelf and the books they’re reading (or listening to!). Readers have the option to…

Summer Reading Challenges

Take a summer reading challenge.  Next time you visit the library, stop by the Children’s Department to pick up one of our summer reading challenges.  We’re challenging everyone to read something new this summer!  Families with young children can try a challenge that helps build early literacy skills and a love of reading together.  Independent readers can try Reading Challenge BINGO.  Everyone can try to meet National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang’s three part Reading without Walls…

Bigfoot is Coming!

Bigfoot is coming….Saturday, April 29, 2017!  The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation returns to the Frank Sarris Public Library for an all ages’ event. Doug Waller is the founder of Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation.  He has recently retired from the Cambridge Ohio library system, which is located near the Salt Lick State Park.  Visitors to this state park have claimed to see the Grassman, a Bigfoot like creature.  Doug and his team will share the latest facts,…

Greater Washington County Food Bank Drive

The Frank Sarris Public Library is a collection site for the Washington County Farm Bureau’s drive to support the Greater Washington County Food Bank.  Please drop off non-perishable, unopened, current sell-by dated items at our donation box near the main circulation desk on the first floor.  The collection drive will run through March 31, 2017.  Wish list items include: peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned spaghetti sauce, dry and instant cereal and canned fruit juices.  Thank you for helping…

Comics Plus: Library Edition

Attention graphic novel and comic fans!  The Frank Sarris Public Library has paid for a subscription with RBdigital from Recorded Books, Inc. (Prince Frederick, MD) and is happy to announce the availability of Comics Plus: Library Edition, a resource for digital graphic novels and comics.  Through the library’s website, library cardholders can access thousands of digital graphic novels and comics.  Access anywhere, anytime with Web-connected devices such as tablets, PCs, and smartphones. There is no limit on the number of titles…

Fine Amnesty Week

Do you have overdue library books?  Maybe they slid underneath the car seats or got mixed in with other books in your home or maybe the kids liked them so much they hid them under their bed.  No matter the reason, this is the week to find those overdue books and bring them back to the library.  All overdue books belonging to the Frank Sarris Public Library that are returned between Saturday, February 11 and Saturday, February 18, 2017, will…