Announcements and Programs
The library will be closed Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day. We will re-open normally Monday, July 6th. Have a happy and safe July 4th!
Take Our Survey
Herrick library is conducting a survey to collect information on how we are doing on a variety of topics. If you have not taken the time yet, please take the survey at the link below. This survey should take just a few minutes to complete and will be available until May 30th. Your input is valuable to us in planning our operations. Thanks for participating!
Summer Reading Programs @ Herrick Memorial Library
June 1 - August 1, 2015: The Herrick Memorial Library is hosting an eight (8) week summer reading program for all ages. Registration for the programs begins June 1. The themes are: children, ages 0-10 years, "every Hero Has a Story"; tweens and teens, ages 11-17 years, "Unmask"; and adults, ages 18 and up, "Escape the Ordinary". The library is bringing in a wide variety of programing that will appeal to the different age groups. The children's summer reading program is funded by the Stocker Foundation and the Friends of the Herrick Memorial Library. The tweens and teens program is funded by the LMRE PEOPLE Fund and the Friends of the Herrick Memorial Library. The adult program is funded by the Friends of the Herrick Memorial Library. Story times and the Findley State Park program begin the week of June 8. These programs are an excellent way to prevent the loss of reading skills and ending the summer learning slump. Stop in or call the library at 440-647-2120 for more information. Like us on Facebook.
Genealogy for Beginners
Wednesday, July 8 @ 1:30 p.m.: Genealogy is a growing pastime in the U.S. and in this program the Wellington Genealogy Group will help start you on the path to tracing your family roots. Registration is a must and can be done in person at the library or by calling 440-647-2120.
Teen Wii Game Day
Saturday, July 11, 1-4 p.m.: Teens and Tweens ages 10 and up can join us in the library community room for an afternoon of open gaming on the library's Nintendo system. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, and many others. Snacks provided. Registration is requested and can be done in person at the library or by calling 440-647-2120.
Super Hero Trivia
Wednesday, July 15 @ 2:00 p.m.: Do you know super heroes and comics? Tweens and teens, ages 10 and up can compete for prizes in our Wits & Wagers super hero trivia contest! The Wits & Wagers trivia game allows players of different skill or knowledge level to have an equal chance since you can win points on other playerís answers as well as your own. Donít know the answer? Bet on someone else! Win movie tickets to Ant Man or other summer movies, graphic novels, and more! Registration is requested and can be done in the Herrick Memorial Library
or by calling 440-647-2120.
This program is funded by the LMRE PEOPLE Fund.
Afternoon Book Discussion Group
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will take a break this summer. See you in September!
Sit & Knit
The Sit-n-Knit monthly program will resume in fall.
Ohio BMV Practice Tests
We now offer free Ohio practice driving tests and Ohio driving handbooks through the Driving-Tests.org organization. You can take practice tests for an Ohio Driver's License, an Ohio Motorcycle License, or an Ohio Commercial Driver's License. Click on the "Find It" tab above, then click on the "Education Tab" or click here: Driving Tests
Donate to the Friends on Amazon
The Friends of the Herrick Memorial Library are now on Amazon Smile! Amazon Smile is just like Amazon.com, but at Smile you can choose Friends of the Herrick Memorial Library Inc for your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to them at no cost to you.
If you would like to participate, instead of visiting the usual Amazon site go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and simply log in with your normal Amazon account. Your account will work across both sites simultaneously, and you can shop on either as you see fit, but you must make purchases on the Smile website if you want Amazon to donate to your charity. This includes Kindle e-books, but you must buy them from the Smile website to get the donation, not from the Kindle device or Kindle app.
If this is your first visit to Amazon Smile you will be asked to choose a charity organization. In the search box type in "friends of the herrick memorial library inc" and this account should pop up for you to select. You can see your chosen charity at the top of the screen while shopping on the site, it should say "Supporting: Friends Of The Herrick Memorial Library Inc". If you need to change your chosen charity you can find the Change Your Charity option under the Your Account menu on the right side of the page near your shopping cart button. This will allow your Amazon purchases that you make anyway to support your local library through our Friends organization. Thanks for participating!
New Adult Fiction (June) at the Library (updated 5/29/15)
Search for historic area photographs in the Wellington Family Album.
Search an obituary/marriage/birth index to the Wellington Enterprise in PDF format (Updated 5/29/15). Dates between 1919 and 1975 are incomplete in this file, e-mail the library if you want to search in this time period: herrickmemoriallibrary at gmail dot com
Checking Out e-Books
Herrick Memorial Library patrons can download e-books, audiobooks, and other e-materials from the Ohio Digital Library (use the link in the left navigation pane). You will need your library card number and your pin/password. The pin/password can be set up at the library if you have not yet done so. Instructions for accessing these e-materials with various devices are at detailed in the following PDF documents. Any time a document instructs you to find "your library's overdrive website" you can find Herrick's Overdrive website with the "Ohio Digital Library" link in the left navigation panel above.
The following guides are geared toward specific devices:
E-mail a librarian: herrickmemoriallibrary at gmail dot com
Looking for a job?
We have tips to make your resume better and a sample resume
Lorain County Community College offers job counseling, resume help and more
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