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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 prizes include books bags for adults, messenger bags for teens, animal shaped bookmarks for children age 5 to 11 and coloring sheets for children age 5 and under.

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.

Visit the Clermont County Public Library for books, movies, television shows, magazines, programs, reference materials and more.

The same materials also can be downloaded at clermontlibrary.org.

See you at the library.


How-To Festival

Join us for an all ages, interactive learning event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Union Township Branch.

At 11 a.m., Mad Science presents Spin, Pop Boom. You'll be amazed when the Mad Scientist is able to defy gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands and steaming chemical reactions will introduce children to a world of exciting chemistry.

At 1 p.m., Rick Franckenhauser demonstrates and discusses brewing beer at home. He'll talk about different types of equipment and recipes.

At 2 p.m., Chef Joseph Childress of Specialty of the House demonstrates the basics of German cuisine. He'll show you how to make schnitzel, German onion soup with beef, potato soup, and sauerbraten. There will be schnitzel to share! Recipes provided.

We have fun and exciting things happening throughout the day!

  • The Manufactory, a shared membership workshop that offers tools, equipment and workspace, will demonstrate their 3D printer.
  • Learn how to create a holiday center piece and hexnut jewelry.
  • Play with brushbots and artbots.
  • Learn papercrafting and make a jumping frog or a Chinese takeout box.

We'll also have drawings for cool stuff like brushbot kits and gift cards.

For more information, visit or call the library at 528-1744.


Discovery Club: Be Ready!

September is National Preparedness Month. Join our monthly Discovery Club at the Union Township Branch on Friday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. Kids will learn facts about emergency situations, how to create preparedness kits, and brainstorm how to make their own home safety plans. Make a plan to attend! This program is for ages 6-12.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


Learn Paper Marbling

Create unique works of art with ink, paper and water! Learn the art of suminagashi, Japanese paper marbling at the Amelia Branch on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. You can make your own masterpiece to take home! We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity! This program is for ages 16+. For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 752-5580 or register online.

Books about Japanese paper crafts.


Scrapbooking Swap

Do you love scrapbooking? Can't get enough of our Scrapbook Club? Join us at the Union Township Branch on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. for our last Scrap Swap of the year! Bring your scrapbooking supplies to share, get to know your fellow scrapbookers, learn techniques, and swap ideas. Beginner and expert scrapbookers welcome. For ages 12+.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.

Books in our branches about scrapbooking.


Felicity Quilters Make Donation

Members of the Felicity Cardinal Quilters donated this quilt to the Felicity Branch Library Aug. 28. It will be hung in the children's area of the library. The quilt has hand-quilted images of farm animals surrounded by a border of books and craft supplies. Thanks to the members for this gift.










Home Canning Techniques

Learn how to preserve your harvest at the Milford-Miami Township Branch on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. Make your fresh fruits and vegetables last longer! Corn from your garden tastes great on your holiday table. Learn helpful home canning and preservation techniques in this workshop presented by an Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences specialist.

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

Additional resources about canning:


Pioneer Days

Join us for "Life on the River" at the library to celebrate New Richmond's bicentennial at the New Richmond Branch on Saturday, September 6 at 2:30 p.m. Learn what life was like in the 1800s. Visit one or all of our fun stations to learn string games such as cat's cradle and jacob's ladder. Make a yarn doll or a tissue-box steamboat. Play 19th century games like hoops or cup and ball. Come dressed in your favorite frontier outfit and get a picture with our cardboard steam wheel. While you're here, look through our local history section and newspaper clipping scrapbooks. After you're tuckered out, relax with a snack of kettle corn with root beer or lemonade.

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at553-0570 or register online. All ages are invited, but attendees ages 8 and under need a parent or caregiver to attend with them.


Hats, Hats, Hats!

Wear your PJs and bring the whole family as we celebrate Fall Hat Month at the Union Township Branch on Tuesday, September 2 at 6:45 p.m. We will share stories, rhymes and songs all about what we wear on our heads. Create your own one-of-a-kind fancy hat with newspaper. Be creative!

For more information or to register for the program, visit or call the library at 528-1744 or register online.


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!