Announcements and Programs
The library will close Thursday, November 26th for Thanksgiving. We will reopen normally Friday, November 27th.
Ornament Crafting for Adults
Tuesday, December 8 @ 6:00-7:30pm: Learn how to create some unusual and inexpensive ornaments from natural materials and imagination. This class is limited in size to accommodate the time to make these different ornaments. Registration can be done by visiting the library or by calling 440-647-2120.
Saturday, December 12 @ 1:00-3:00pm: All Aboard! The Herrick Memorial Library's version of the beloved picture book "Polar Express" is back, but with a twist. The program will be held at the Lorain & West Verginia Railway Depot on State Route 18 W. (near the Lorain County Fairgrounds). It is open to children, ages 2 and up. Young children, ages 2&3, require a participating adult. Registration is required and can be done at the library or by calling 440-647-2120. Dress warmly! *Please note that there are no restroom facilities available at the depot at this time.
Afternoon Book Group
There will be no book discussion scheduled in December for the Book Group. Enjoy the holidays; we'll see you in January.
Teen 3D Printer Workshop
Saturday, December 19 @ 1:00-4:00pm: Teens, ages 12 and up, who are interested in learning 3D design and printing can learn to design objects using a 3D drawing program and then print your design on a PLA (Polylactic Acid) plastic fused deposition 3D printer. Participation is limited and registration is required. Register at the library or by calling 440-647-2120.
Fall Teen Photo Contest
Check out the fall photos that were submitted by our local teens!
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 (October) at the Library (updated 10/19/15)
Search for historic area photographs in the Wellington Family Album.
Search an obituary/marriage/birth index to the Wellington Enterprise in PDF format (Updated 9/25/15). 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:
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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