Christmas Open House & Scholastic Book Fair

Come To Our Book FairVisit the Fort Recovery Public Library during the Annual Community Christmas Open House Sunday, November 11th from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Story Time will be offered in the afternoon in the library and is hosted by the Fort Pioneers 4-H program. The Friends of the Library is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair for families to purchase new books during the Open House and the sale will continue through the week during regular business hours. Proceeds from the Book Fair will go toward purchasing new books and materials for the library. 

 

Medicare 101

The Mercer County Council on Aging will have a representative at the Library on Tuesday, October 23, from 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM to work individually with patrons to help determine the best Medicare Enrollment and Part D Comparisons. These sessions are designed to help educate the public on health care insurance options for seniors. Please call 419-586-1644 for additional information or questions and to register for your individual consultation. 

Training for Non-Profit Organizations

Minding the Business While Changing the World: Reporting and Fiduciary Responsibilities - 
     The Friends of the Library is hosting an evening of learning for any local non-profit organization on Tuesday, October 30th at 6:00 PM at the Library. This training will include a review of the basic requirements all charitable organizations have, and provide easy-to-follow tips for board members who try to do their jobs responsibly in order to protect the organization and the beneficiaries of the group's efforts.
    

 

Used Book Sale

The Fort Recovery Library will host a Used Book Sale, Monday, October 15 - Saturday, October 20. Books, audiobooks, and DVDs will be available for purchase. Items are buy one, get one free for members of the Friends of the Library. 

Forum of Resources on Elder Education

FREE (Forum of Resources on Elder Education) of Mercer County is organized with the mission to educate the aging community, their children and caregivers through their transition through life. Presentations will be held throughout the county on a regular basis for the purposes of education. 

Wednesday, September 19th, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Brian Hogenkamp, from Hogenkamp Funeral Homes, will give a presentation at the Fort Recovery Public Library on Funeral Planning 101. He will give advice on what you should or should not prepare for prearranged funerals. This free program is open to the public and does not require pre-registration. Please visit Facebook at Elder Education - Mercer County or visit the website www.MercerFREE.care for more information.

 

The Building of the Ark Encounter

Clarence Torkelson of Berne, IN will be at the Fort Recovery Public Library on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 pm, to share how he was involved in the life-size Noah’s Ark project in Williamstown, KY. The Ark Encounter is a family-friendly attraction that shows the vast size of Noah’s Ark, an introduction to Noah’s family, displays of the animals and more. The public is invited to this free presentation by Mr. Torkelson to learn more about this incredible project.

Thank You!

Libraries Rock words with booksThe 2018 Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock” was a terrific success! Thank you to all that made it possible for us to have a great summer. We are thankful for our many sponsors and volunteers that help us at the Library. Thank you to the Fort Recovery Friends of the Library and Psi Iota Xi Sorority for monetary donations that allow us to provide programming, activities, and prizes.  Thank you to Jessica Niekamp, Amy Pearson, Jenni Smith, Chris Wolterman, Hull Bros. Inc, K & L Tractor, Ambassador Pool & Lifeguards, Miller’s Dairy Drive-In & Daniel Blake from ODNR for donating their time and/or resources to the Library. There are also many businesses and organizations that donated prizes for the Summer Reading Program: COSI, Muncie Children’s Museum, Science Central, Walmart, Sauder Village, Newport Aquarium, Carillon Historical Park, African Safari Wildlife Park, Johnston Farm, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Dayton Soc. Of Natural History, Garst Museum, Kings Island, and The Beach Waterpark. Thanks again to everyone that  donated and participated!

Band Camp Calamity

Kids playing instruments in a rock bandJoin us for our own version of an "escape room" - Unlock The Box! The Band has gone to a campground for Band Camp and their music is missing. Can you help this band avoid a "Band Camp Calamity"? Register a group of 6 (kids and adults are invited) to help solve this mystery and save the Band Camp. Times are available July 6, 7, and 9. Call the Library at 419-375-2869 for more information and to register.

 

Summer Reading Program Finale

Headphones with Libraries RockJoin us on Wednesday, July 18th as we celebrate another successful Summer Reading Program with food and a pool party. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served at 5:00 at the Shelter house at the Pool park with prizes given at 5:45. Children and their families can swim at the pool at no charge for the remainder of the evening. Thanks for participating in our 2018 Summer Reading Program!

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