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Area libraries marking National Library Week

Tom Jackson • Apr 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Here’s what other local libraries told us about their activities:

Port Clinton

Ida Rupp Public Library will have colored paper cutouts that look like an open book.

“We would like people to come in and tell us what their favorite book is. We are going to make a display of those,” said Lauren Lemmon, interim director of the library. “We’ll have you write the author and the title on the cutout”

As people fill out the forms, they will be added to a display at the library, Lemmon said.


All week the Huron Public Library is offering a “Food for Fines” program to provide food for the Huron Food Pantry. Fines for an overdue library item will be waived in return for donating nonperishable food items, at a rate of one food item for one book or other library material. Old fines will be forgiven, so long as they aren’t for items that are lost or damaged.

Also, the Huron Public Library is holding a trivia contest for library patrons who want a chance to win a basket of goodies.

In addition, a PowerPoint will be running that shows a normal day in the life of the library. It was put together by the new director, Benjamin Reid.

“I took pictures and talked with patrons who were using the library” Reid said.

Milan and Berlin Township

Milan and Berlin Township’s public library is offering a fine forgiveness day on Monday.

Bring in a new book (preferably a children’s book), or a new coloring book and crayons, and the library will forgive a fine on an item for up to $10, said Vikkie Ritchie, who handles marketing for the library. Sorry, the offer doesn’t apply to lost materials or fines from other CLEVNET libraries — only Milan or Berlin Township fines can be forgiven.


Birchard Public Library is marking the week with a big used book sale. The library’s Friends group will be the only folks admitted on Wednesday, but the sale opens up for the general public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

On Saturday, people seeking reading material can fill up a bag for just $3, said Pam Hoesman, the library’s director.

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