Announcements and Programs
Holiday Closing Dates
The library will be closed Wednesday and Thursday December 24th and 25th for Christmas. We will open again normally Friday, December 26th.
The library will close at 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 31st for New Year's Eve. We will be closed Thursday, January 1st for New Year's Day, and will be open normally Friday, January 2nd.
Mondays, November 3 - December 8 from 10:30 - 11:30 am. This is an open-ended play time for children, ages 2-3 years, who will enjoy interacting with their peers at our 'Exploration Stations'. This time also provides their parents/caregivers a chance to network.
Fourth Annual Gingerbread House Contest
Adults & Teens can register and pick up contest rules during the month of November. There are two categories: Teens ages 12-17, and Adults ages 18-99. Drop off your creation between Dec. 1-6. A Kindle Fire (tm) will be awarded to the best of each category based on originality, choice of materials, and difficulty of design. Winners will be announced on December 12, 2014. Registration is required.
Holiday Open House
Tuesday, December 16th from 11 am - 8 pm: "If you give a library patron a cookie (or two), he may want a glass of punch." Take the time to celebrate the holiday season with the library staff. We'll provide the cookies and punch. It's our way of thanking our library users for their patronage throughout the year.
Teen Game Day
Saturday, December 20th from 1-4 pm: Ages 10 and up can join us in the library for an afternoon of open board and adventure gaming. Games include Small World, Fortress America, Roborally, Nexus Ops, Survive! and others. Snacks provided. Register at the library or call 440-647-2120.
Sit & Knit Group
The first Thursday of the month, from 1:00-3:00 pm: The group is knitting like crazy. Each meeting introduces a new knitting technique. Check here for project materials. Don't know how to knit? We'll show you and soon you'll be completing knitted projects. Registration is required and can be done at the circulation desk. Space is limited.
New Adult Fiction at the Library (updated 11/17/14)
Monthly Teen Game Days at Herrick will continue in 2014! One Saturday a month the library will host either board gaming or Nintendo Wii gaming in the library's meeting room from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for ages 10 and up. Click the link for the schedule in PDF form.
Search for historic area photographs in the Wellington Family Album.
Search an obituary/marriage/birth index to the Wellington Enterprise in PDF format (Updated 9/26/14). Dates between 1919 and 1975 are incomplete in this file, e-mail the library if you want to search in this time period: ebooks at oplin dot org
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-books with your Kindle, e-reader, or tablet/smartphone, and audiobooks on your MP3 player are in this PDF file:
E-mail a librarian: ebooks at oplin dot org
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
And the State of Ohio has a Job Search and Resume Registry at www.ohiomeansjobs.com
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