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Library Parking Lots to Be Resurfaced

The parking lots at the Goshen and Owensville Branch Libraries will be closed for resurfacing and repainting this weekend, Sept. 19 to Sept. 23. The book drops will not be available during this time.

The parking lot will close at:

  • 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, 20.
  • 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, to noon Monday, Sept. 22.
  • 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, to noon Tuesday, Sept. 23, if needed because of weather.

You may use book drops at any other branch library.

Storytelling Workshop for Teens

Teens will learn to tell tales in the oral tradition and become more comfortable with public speaking. Join us at the Felicity Branch on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m. We will focus on campfire stories of the spine tingling variety. Teens, ages 12-17, who wish to will be invited to tell a tale at a library program. For more information or to register, call the library at 876-4134.

Homeschool Hangout: Poetry Slam

Join our Poetry Slam at the Amelia Branch on Friday, September 26 at 11 a.m. Try your hand at found poetry, spine poetry and more! We'll talk about different types of poetry. Write your own poetry and share it with the group if you'd like. Bring your creativity! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.

Children's books of poetry.

Free Jim Gill Concert

Join us for a special family concert with Jim Gill at the Union Township Branch, Friday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Each of Jim’s concerts is an active sing-along and clap-along activity. He bangs out energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, jumps, dances and even sneezes along. The concert is filled, of course, with songs and stories from Jim’s award-winning recordings and books for young children.

Jim Gill is a nationally-acclaimed author and musician. Over the years his recordings and books have received five separate awards from the American Library Association.

For more information or to receive a reminder phone call before the concert, visit or call the library at 528-1744. If you would like to receive a reminder email, register online. You don't need to register to attend the concert.

Weave a Rainbow Bracelet

Make your own colorful bracelets at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, September 23 at 6 p.m. Weave a bracelet using the library's loom or create a cool chevron bracelet with embroidery floss. Attendees, ages 10-17, will design their own bracelets to weave, wear, and take home. Come prepared to devour a colorful snack!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.

Perfect Pie Crust Tips

No-fail pie crust every time! Learn how to make a perfect pie crust from Cindy Mahaffey, who learned her techniques from her grandmother. Join us on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Owensville Branch. She'll have samples to taste and discuss. Bring your favorite recipe to share, too! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at or register online. For ages 16+.

Cookbooks about pies.

Fire Truck Stories

Kids ages 3-11 can come to the Amelia Branch on Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m. for a special story time. Enjoy stories about fire trucks, firefighters and fire safety! Make a firefighter's hat to take home, but first, try your hand at driving our pretend fire truck and putting out a pretend fire! visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.

Children's books and DVDs about fire trucks.

Register to Vote at the Library

Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day. Are you registered to vote?

If not, visit any Clermont County Public Library branch and a staff member will be happy to help you register any time during regular hours of operation, not just Sept. 23. The last day to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 6.

County offices up for election Nov. 4 include:

  • Commissioner
  • Auditor
  • Probate/Juvenile Court Judge

State and national offices on the ballot include:

  • Ohio State Representative, 65th District, which covers the cities and villages of Loveland, Milford, Newtonsville and Owensville as well as the townships of Goshen, Miami, Stonelick, Union and Wayne.
  • Ohio State Representative, 66th District, which covers the villages of Amelia, Batavia, Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Moscow, New Richmond, Neville and Williamsburg as well as the townships of Franklin, Jackson, Monroe, Ohio, Pierce, Tate, Washington and Brown County.
  • U.S. Representative, 2nd District
  • Ohio Governor
  • Ohio Attorney General
  • Ohio Auditor of State
  • Ohio Secretary of State
  • Ohio Treasurer of State
  • Ohio Supreme Court Justice
  • 12th District Court of Appeals judge
  • Ohio State Board of Education member

For more information about voter registration or the election, visit the Clermont County Board of Elections at

For more information about the Clermont County Public Library, including hours, visit

Crafter Dark

Back by popular demand! Make your other coffee mugs jealous by decorating your own with oil-based paint Sharpie markers at Crafter Dark: DIY Sharpie Design Mug II. Join us at the Union Township Branch on Monday, September 22 at 6 p.m. wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty. All supplies are provided but bring creativity and your sense of fun! All attendees will get instructions on how to fire their newly-designed mugs in their own ovens after the program. For teens and adults. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Just in time for school, September is Library Card Sign Up Month. The Clermont County Public Library welcomes everyone to sign up for a card and be eligible to win prizes.

There will be online drawings for kids, teens and adults. Just use your library card to enter. If you don’t have a card, sign up and use it. Or renew your existing card and use it. You must check out an item with a library staff member to receive an entry slip. Everyone age 5 and up is eligible.

Entry giveaways include book bags for adults and messenger bags for teens. Children who sign up for a library card receive bookmarks when they visit in September. Giveaways are available while supplies last, one per person.

For those age 5 to 11, you can help Browser find his lost library card in your branch library to earn an entry. Just ask a library staff member. Or find Browser’s library card on our website. When you find the card, click on it and you will be taken to an entry form that can be submitted online.

For those who like eBooks and other eResources, download your selected item, fill out an online entry slip and submit it - online.

Teens, tell us what is the last thing you check out with your library card. Fill out the online entry form with the name of the last item check out and submit the form.

You can enter once a day. Winners of system prizes will be announced Oct. 3. These prizes include gift cards for ages 5 to 17 and an Apple iPad Air for ages 12 and up.

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Shiver me timbers, matey! Come to the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Saturday, September 20 at 1 p.m. to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day! The library's very own Hands Up! Puppet Troupe will perform A Pirate Adventure starring Hap Hazard and his faithful sidekick Polly. Attendees ages 5-10 get to make a captain's hook. There will be grog to drink and pirate grub to eat. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700 or register online.

Children's books about pirates.

Say What?! Contest

Starting Monday, August 4, we're posting goofy photos on our Facebook page. Can you come up with a clever caption? Each Monday, we'll post a new photo. You have until September 27 to post your witty captions for our wacky pictures. Each caption you post is an entry into a random drawing! Enter as many times as you'd like. Two captions, one from a teen and one from an adult, will be drawn after September 29. Teens ages 13-17 and adults are eligible to play and win. Teen winners will receive two tickets to Glow Golf and an adult winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Good luck and have fun!