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March Into Reading Festival

Children between the ages of 0-6 need basic early literacy skills to become good readers. To learn more about how your child can master these skills, visit the second annual March into Reading Festival. The festival is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Union Township Branch. Call 528-1744.

Children's activity stations will highlight the basic practices of writing, reading, playing and exploring math and science to get ready to read. Joel the Singing Librarian will demonstrate the importance of singing and early literacy. Children can meet the library's mascot Browser. There will be prizes awarded for visiting the various stations as well as door prizes. All ages are welcome.

Children’s book authors will be on hand to discuss the importance of reading. Karma Wilson, an award-winning children's book author with titles on the New York Times bestseller list, will discuss literacy. Her books include The Cow Loves Cookies and The Bear Snores On. She started writing to give her three children something they liked to read.

Mary Kay Carson likes to introduce kids to the world around them by writing about space, nature and weather. Her books include Emi and the Rhino Scientist, Inside Tornadoes and Extreme Planets.

Seven-year-old Lauryn Marie Burks was trying to get ready for school one day wishing she had 100 hands to get everything done. Her parents recorded her ideas about how those 100 hands would help and turned them into the books, My 100 Hands and My 100 Hands Go To School.

A Xavier University graduate, Ashley Scribner taught and pursued her art career before moving to New York City, where she fell in love with the urban lifestyle. She returned to Cincinnati and specializes in painting Queen City landmarks. She recently illustrated her first children's book, Findlay: A Cincinnati Pig Tale.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers will be sell books by Wilson. The other authors and illustrators have been asked to bring copies of their work to sell.

The March into Reading Festival is presented in conjunction with Books by the Banks, Oct. 17, 2015.

The Clermont County Public Library is celebrating 60 years of service to the community in 2015. What will you discover?”


Teen Movie and Craft Night!

Join us at the Owensville Branch Tuesday, Mar. 3, 6-7:45 p.m. for a movie and craft night. Our movie follows a young heroine who struggles to find her place in a factioned government. We also will make rainbow loom bracelets in faction colors and share a snack. Bring your friends!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online. This program is for ages 13-17.


English Language Classes

Would you like to learn English? Improve your English language skills at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. with Alanna Hochberg, a local ESL educator, along with a friendly, informal group of people that meets the first Tuesday of every month. You are welcome to join!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700.


Facts & Tales of Owensville

Did you know ... ? Listen to stories about Owensville's past as told by historian Richard Crawford at the Owensville Branch at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 2. Did you know the village used to be known as Old Boston? It also was one stop on the famous ride by Morgan's Raiders. Richard has many stories and facts to share about Owensville.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online. This program is for ages 16+.

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Pajama Night: All About Birds

Join us at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. as we learn about birds. We'll listen to stories about birds and make a bird feeder to take home. Wear your PJs!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 248-0700. This program is for ages 3-10.


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

It's Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day and we are celebrating! Join us at one of our branches for a fun event.

Join us at the New Richmond Branch at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 2 for a party. Ages 3-7 are invited for stories, games, crafts and a special Seuss-themed cake surprise! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 553-0570 or register online.

Join the party at our Batavia Branch at 6 p.m., Monday, March 2. We will celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel by watching a movie. We’ll make a Cat in the Hat craft and enjoy a snack. See you there! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at732-2128 or register online.

You are invited to Family Night: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at the Union Township Branch . Families are invited to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. We’ll read classic Seuss stories, sing songs and make Seuss-tacular birthday cards. Don’t forget to wear your PJs! For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


Are UFO’s Visiting Ohio?

Join two MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) of Ohio experts on the hunt for UFOs as they visit the Owensville Branch on Saturday, Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m. to discuss some of their latest research on the topic. They’ll share photos, files, books and be available to hear your stories and answer questions.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 732-6084 or register online. This program is for ages 13 and up.


Where are the tax forms?

If you want a printed 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ tax form or forms for the state of Ohio, the Clermont County Public Library will have a limited number available.

The IRS and Ohio are greatly reducing the number of printed tax forms. Also, no instruction booklets will be printed by the IRS and very few by the state.

Instead, IRS and state officials want you to visit their websites to download the forms and instructions you need.

Visit IRS.gov for federal tax information. Visit tax.ohio.gov for state tax information. Or call the IRS locally at (513) 263-3333 or Ohio at (800)282-1780.