Alison Homan, local Fort Recovery resident, will be sharing her family's foreign adoption stories and experiences at the Fort Recovery Library on Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:00 PM. Join us for a slide presentation and discussion about foreign adoption. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The Fort Recovery Education Association (FREA) is sponsoring a Winter Reading Program. Fort Recovery Local Schools students of all grades are encouraged to check out books at the FR Public Library January 18th - February 23rd. Students receive a pencil when they check out books, and for every 100 books checked out during this time period, FREA will donate a book to the school library and to the public library. The more students read, the more books the libraries earn! Thank you FREA for sponsoring this great program.
Does your child like crafts? The Library would like to invite preschool children and a parent or guardian to Craft Time at the Library Monday, January 22nd at 10:30 AM. This free craft time will be sure to be fun for all.
Join us Monday, January 15th at 1:00 PM for a kids game time. School is not in session. Kids of all ages are invited to come and play games. For more information call the Library at 419-375-2869.
Calling kids of all ages. Come visit Santa at the Library Tuesday, December 5th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. We can't wait to visit with Santa and share our Christmas wishes. Santa's visit is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Join our "Holiday Hijinks" and help us unlock the box at the Library to Help the Gnome get home for the Festival of Trees! Groups of 6 will work together to solve a series of puzzles to find clues to open a locked box before time runs out. Suggested ages are students 2nd grade to 6th grade, but all are welcome. Game dates are at various times November 20 - 25, 2017. Check out our calendar of events for specific times. Registration is required to participate in this free activity. Please call the Library at 419-375-2869 for more information and to register.
Join the Fort Recovery Friends of the Library for a visit with author, Judy Bruns and illustrator, Kathy Salyer Ayers on Monday, November 6th at 6:30 PM. They will share their picture story book about a neighborhood baseball game that took place in Fort Recovery years ago...a game not soon forgotten. Baseball enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to attend.
Everyone is welcome to join us for a Holiday carry-in meal on Friday, November 3rd at 12:00 noon. Bring your favorite appetizer, entree, side or salad to share with a group. Pre-registration is requested by visiting the Library or calling at 419-375-2869.
The Mercer County Council on Aging (MCCOA) will be available at the Library by appointment Tuesday, October 24 to discuss Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Comparisons. To schedule an appointment, call the MCCOA at 419-586-1644. You will need your current insurance cards and a listing of your medications for your scheduled meeting.
Join the challenge and sign up to commit to reading aloud to your child under 8 at least 15 minutes a day for 21 days. Beginning Monday, October 2nd and running through October, our library and other organizations are teaming up with Read Aloud 15 MINUTES to promote literacy and reading with your children.
15 minutes of reading aloud to a child for 21 consecutive days will kick-start a positive reading habit for life. Each year, as many as 3.4 million babies miss out on a basic building block for early brain development; They aren't read aloud to beginning at birth. Reading aloud from birth plays a vital role in a child's brain development, cultivating the language and literacy skills necessary for school and learning readiness. Only 15% of parents read aloud from birth, however and only 8% report doing so for 15 minutes a day, according to a survey conducted by YouGov for Read Aloud 15 MINUTES.
Throughout October, national literacy organization Read aloud 15 MINUTES hopes to change those statistics with its 21 day Challenge. Read Aloud is partnering with children’s book authors and grassroots allies such as United Ways, schools, libraries and health care providers, to challenge parents and caregivers to include 15 minutes of reading aloud in their daily routine for 21 days straight. (www.readaloud.org)