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Library Survey - Please Help!
We want to hear from you! From April 7 to April 20 the library will run an online survey to understand how patrons use the library’s technology so we can better provide resources and services to the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential and does not collect any personally identifiable information.
Please support the library and help us improve our services! Click the image below to take the survey.
National Library Week
National Library Week is April 13 to April 19 and the Clermont County Public Library is celebrating by inviting everyone to visit in person or online.
Visit in person and see what the 10 Clermont County branches have to offer. For those who visit, we have coloring sheets to give away to children up to age 4, mood pencils for ages 5 to 11 and tote bags for ages 12 and up.
Enter one of our online contests to win a prize! Contests run from now until April 18. Winners will be chosen April 19.
- Ages 0-11 can enter to win a copy of the movie Frozen and the Frozen soundtrack. Enter here.
- Teens, ages 12-17, can enter to win a retro turntable. Enter here.
- Adults can enter to win a copy of the movies Savings Mr. Banks and Mary Poppins. Enter here.
Thank a Library Worker and Win!
Would you like to compliment a Clermont County Public Library employee? Let us know about it with a Shout Out. Fill out our online form between now and April 19. We'll pass along your Shout Out to the staff member. Who says you can’t shout in the library? Each time you "Shout Out", you'll be entered into a drawing to win a Keurig Brewing System!
Clermont County Village Name Origins
Have you wondered where the local villages got their names? Join us for a presentation by special guest speaker Rick Crawford, county historian. Mr. Crawford joins us on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 at the Amelia Branch for an entertaining afternoon discussion about village name origins. Discover the history behind how the villages were founded, causing many of the unique village names right here in Clermont County!
Crawford has received many awards for his writing. He earned Journalist of the Year honors with Cincinnati Suburban Press, United Methodist Church West Ohio Conference Historian of the Year and was a member of the first induction class into the Clermont County Sports Hall of Fame. And in 2009 he was voted one of Cincy Magazine's Most Interesting People.For more information or to register, call 752-5580 or register online.
Go Fly a Kite!
Join us at the Union Township Branch on Thursday, April 24 at 4:00p.m. for a lesson in kite making just in time for our windy spring weather. We'll provide the brown paper bags, ribbons, and popsicle sticks; you provide the creativity! For more information or to register, call 528-1744 or register online. This program is for ages 8+.
Children's books about kites.
New Board of Trustees Member
Dr. M.E. Steele-Pierce joined the Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees April 14. She was sworn into office by board president Joe Braun.
“I very much look forward to working with the Clermont County Public Library system,” Steele-Pierce said.
Steele-Pierce retired in 2013 after more than 30 years with the West Clermont Local School District. She was assistant superintendent of teaching and learning.
She also is a volunteer with the League of Women Voters Clermont County, UC Clermont Alumni Advisory Committee, Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation Salute to Leaders planning committee and as a Clermont Senior Services board member.
Recycle with Crafts
Join us at the Bethel Branch on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00p.m. to make beautiful crafts with recycled materials. You'll take home your very own piece of upcycled art! This program is for children ages 5-12. To register for the event, visit the branch, call 734-2319, or register online. Books about upcycling crafts.
More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys
Bring the family for a night of fun on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30p.m. at the Owensville Branch when we celebrate one of our favorite author's birthday. We're going to act like monkeys in honor of Eillen Christelow, the author of "Five Little Monkeys". We'll tell stories, play monkey games, have monkey snacks, and even make a fun monkey craft to take home! For more information or to register, visit the branch, call 732-6084, or register online. This program is open to all ages.
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!
Join us at the Amelia Branch on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00p.m. as we celebrate the Bard's 450th birthday with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. They'll be sharing interesting facts about Shakespeare, encouraging audience participation, Shakespearian insults, scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, Henry V and more. The performance is open to all ages. For more information or to register, visit the branch or call 752-5580 or register online.
Hitchcock Film Festival
Not enough suspense in your weekend? Attend the Hitchcock Film Festival and Discussion at the Union Township Branch. We'll be showing movies on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 10:00a.m. On Monday, April 21, the movies start at 1:00p.m. Tom Zaniello leads a discussion of Hitchcock and his films beginning at 5:30p.m.
Tom Zaniello, Capitol Hill resident and facilitator of the Capitol Hill Village’s Cinephiles film discussion group, was formerly Director of the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University. He has taught courses in Hitchcock’s films at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Maryland. He is currently writing a book, "Hitchcock in the Funhouse".
No registration is necessary to join us as we watch the films but you will need to register for the discussion. You can register by visiting the branch, calling 528-1744, or register online.
Teens Create Black Out Poetry
Teens, feeling poetic? Celebrate National Poetry Month with a visit to one of our library branches during the month of April to create Black Out Poetry. Discarded books and other materials are onhand at all of our branches to make the poems. Just bring your creativity! Poems will be hung throughout the month of April in the branches. Select poems from each branch will be featured on the Teen Blog at the close of the program. If you need a little inspiration check out these books on poetry or visit the American and English Literature Collection database to search for your favorite poem.