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ePages: Winter 2011


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Find out what’s happening at the library this winter! Includes information about the library’s Choose to Read grant, Celebrate the Arts writing contest, Friends Shoppe volunteering, our new First Chapter Books collection and more!

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ePages: Winter 2011

  1. 1. Westerville Public Library | e-Pages Events Calendar Books Movies WINTER 2011 Our picks Grant $$$ will fund celebration The State Library of Ohio board has awarded the library a Choose to Read Ohio LSTA grant of Adults $2,490. Our proposal was one of just six approved for public libraries across the state. More good news! The funds will provide a library celebration of Ohio authors for children. The marquee event coming in April will be a visit from Will Hillenbrand, illustrator of Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! Watch for dates! Teens Happy 2011 and thanks for 2010 Director Don W. Barlow extends a huge “thank you” and shares a couple of highlights and challenges from 2010. Donʼs blog explains how we rank as a Five Star public library and among the best in the nation. Plus, your understanding helped weather last yearʼs budget cuts. “First Chapter” for kids Picture Book Thereʼs a new place for a young reader to browse when itʼs time to transition from easy readers into chapter books. Over 1,000 books in the new category called “First Chapter” are shelved just outside the chapter book room in Youth Services and ready for your family to check out. Not sure when to make the transition? See our tips for choosing books for kids! Writing Contest Kids (1 of 2) [2/10/11 11:49:59 AM]
  2. 2. Westerville Public Library | e-Pages Do you dabble in writing? Submit your entry to the 5th annual Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville, the library and Suburban News Publications. Youʼll become a published writer! Entries are compiled by the Arts Council and published as a book for purchase and for check-out. Be a 1st place winner in one of five age categories (grade K-adult) and see your writing and photo published in the Westerville News & Public Opinion newspaper and online. Writing contest entries are due Mar. 3. Friends Welcome, volunteers! Winter reading for prizes Weʼre wooing booklovers ages 18+ with this winterʼs reading program for adults, I Love Books. It features books and prizes readers will love! Sign up now through Feb. 19. Prizes include AMC passes, Graeterʼs Ice Cream, Bel-Lago Bistro and more. The Friends of the Library is lead sponsor. Foundation Join our annual appeal eBooks and eAudiobooks Connect with us Stranded by winter weather? Borrow books from the library without leaving home! Thousands of bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles can be downloaded straight from the libraryʼs website. Read or listen to these books on your computer, portable device (iPod, Nook, etc.) or smartphone, without late fees. Visit our eMedia page for details. Contact us Civil War events History will come alive at library programs marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Try on 1860s clothing at the fashion show presented by the Ohio Historical Society Mar. 5 and experience firsthand the life of a Civil War Tea Lady Mar. 19 and US Colored Troop soldier Apr. 22. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Between the Pages newsletter The winter issue of our newsletter, Between the Pages, is now available. Pick up a copy for a look at hot book and movie releases and upcoming programs. (2 of 2) [2/10/11 11:49:59 AM]