Announcements and Programs
Children's Story Times
January 25th through March 3rd.
Lap-sit: birth-24 months, Wednesdays @ 10:30. Lap-sit storytime is a great way for you to begin that daily ritual by learning rhymes, finger-plays, songs and games. No registration required.
Toddler Time: 18 months to 35 months, Mondays @ 6:30 or Tuesdays @ 10:30. A more advanced parent/child interactive story time that includes reading, singing, dancing, and a craft. No registration required.
Growing Readers: 3-5 years, Thursdays @ 6:30. Growing Readers: 3-5 years, Thursdays @ 6:30 A time for a child to listen to stories centered around a different theme each week, along with crafts and early literacy activities to help develop your child's readiness skills for school. No registration required.
Winter Teen Photo Contest
Get your cameras ready! Teens ages 12 to 17 are invited to submit a photo of your favorite winter scene. This is your chance to be creative! What do you do every winter? Win prizes including a Kindle tablet!
Rules for the contest can be picked up starting Monday, February 1st at the library, submit your photo by Monday, February 29th.
"Little House" Gingerbread Social
Saturday, February 6th from 1-3 pm. Come celebrate the Little House books and their author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Here some of Laura's stories, play some games, and make some fun crafts. Bring the whole family to enjoy this program. Register at the library or call 440-647-2120.
Blind Date With a Book
January 10 - February 29: Adults 18+ can check out one of our specially wrapped "mysterious" books. Fill out the attached name tag and return it when you return the book on or before February 29th. you will be entered into a prize drawing for one of two gift baskets or a Kindle Fire reader.
Family Read Aloud
January 2nd through February 29th: To encourage reading during the cold winter months the library is beginning a new winter program. Register and pick up a reading record at the Children's desk. Read books at home as a family. Write your book titles on your reading record. Come place a cookie in the big cookie jar for every book you read. When the jar reaches 100 cookies we'll have a party!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Reading to children as young as a newborn is a great way to begin developing your child's early literacy skills as well as a love for reading. Stop in the library and sign your child up for this simple to do program. Pick up a reading record and read the first 100 books to your child. When you complete that sheet bring it back to the library and pick up your next sheet. Does it sound hard? If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read 365 books a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. You know it's never 1 book a night... If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think.
Join us for a kick-off event on Thursday January 7th between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about this new program.
Adult Book Discussion
Thursday, February 25th @ 2:00 pm: This month's discussion book is "Jimmy Stewart: A Biography" by Marc Eliot. Copies are available for checkout in the library.
Fall Teen Photo Contest
Check out the fall photos that were submitted by our local teens!
New Adult Fiction (February) at the Library (updated 2/5/2016)
Search for historic area photographs in the Wellington Family Album.
Search an obituary/marriage/birth index to the Wellington Enterprise in PDF format (Updated 1/26/2016). 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:
Windows 10 users can get help using OverDrive and e-books at these links:
E-mail a librarian: herrickmemoriallibrary at gmail dot com
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