Annual Report 2011

HIGHLAND COUNTY DISTRICT

LIBRARY

 

ANNUAL REPORT

2011

 

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Fred Yochum, President

Jeff Cloud, Vice President

Geraldine Barnett, Secretary

Stephen Hunter

Larry Narkter

Kim Douglas

 

Jennifer West, Director

Emily Evans, Clerk-Treasurer

Margaret Magee, Greenfield Branch Manager

Sharon Aukeman, Leesburg Branch Manager

Elaine Williams, Lynchburg Branch Manager

 

Highland County District Library

 

Annual Report - 2011

 

 

Jennifer West, Director

           

            2011 was a very good year for the Highland County District Library.  We continued to provide the residents of Highland County with access to materials and services that will meet their needs for information, personal pleasure and education.  We are experiencing some growing pains however, as we adapt to developments in technology, respond to requests for new formats, and prepare for migration to a new circulation system in 2012.

 

            The annual circulation for 2011 was 623,547.  This includes the circulation of e-formats (e-books, digital or downloadable audio, and videos).  This is a slight drop from the previous year which is surprising, as busy as we have been, especially packing and unpacking the Cargo shipments.  We assume part of the decrease is attributable to more patrons using the wireless network.

 

            We continue to offer free computers classes, and appearances by local authors and musicians.  We collect for the "Toys for Tots" Christmas program, and the AAUW-Altrusa book sale.  We participated in the Red Cross/Pitney Bowes "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program which collects and distributes greeting cards for members of our U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families.  Our meeting room was used by the Girl Scouts, Ohio Virtual Academy, Altrusa of Highland County, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, a tribal council, tutors, the Virtual Academy, COAD Child Care training, Conservation Outreach, and the Ohio Secretary of State's office.

 

            I enjoy my visits to the Belfast Head Start for story times and have sung many verses of "The Wheels on the Bus."  In the spring of 2011, I started visiting the Laurels and Highland House nursing homes, and will begin visiting Heartland in 2012.

 

            The small garden planted by the Hillsboro Garden Club to replace a damaged tree at the Hillsboro library won first prize in the 2011 Ohio Association of Garden Clubs' state beautification contest. We are very happy to have this beautiful garden to fill the space and welcome the public.

 

            Thanks to a grant through the State Library of Ohio we are able to offer our patrons the use of Mango Languages and Ancestry Library Edition databases for a limited time.

 

            We were disappointed in the hope that Connect Ohio would take over public computer training.  Brenda Fisher, our Computer Services Librarian, held 20 class sessions in the fall with a total attendance of 58.  She also assists patrons one-on-one with their questions on connecting to the wireless network, printing, downloading, setting up email accounts, and many more topics on a daily basis. Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Hardware Program we were able to add two new computer work stations to the Greenfield Branch Library in 2010 and 2011.

 

            The Public Library Fund percentage remains at its temporary reduction of 1.97% of the state's total general tax revenue.  As OPLIN and the Library Services for the Blind and Physically Disabled are also funded through the PLF with no reimbursement from the General Revenue Fund, this amounts to another 1.5% decrease in the PLF distribution to libraries.

 

            The year ended with a lovely performance of Christmas music by area musicians Virginia Spillman and Sue Frump, known as "Mountain Mist" and our annual Merry Money Reading Program.  A total of 535 children registered for the program and "spent" $8,040 at the Merry Money shops in December of 2011.  Families thanked us for continuing this program which encourages children from age 3 to grade 6 to earn "Merry Money" for every 30 minutes that they read (or are read to) and record in their logs.  This "money" is redeemed in the Library Christmas Shops to buy gifts for their family and friends

 

            After considering a move to open source software, the State Library of Library has decided to stay with our current vendor, SIRSI/Dynix.  With the other member libraries of the SEO Consortium, we will migrate to the new "Symphony" circulation system this upcoming summer.  We will be hosting the training sessions for other nearby SEO member libraries in preparation for this change.

 

            Once again I thank the library staff for their service to the county, and our patrons for their continued support.  They are the reason we are here.

 

 

 

OUTREACH:

 

Outreach was provided to 218 elderly or disabled residents at Laurels of Hillsboro and Highland House nursing homes by Jennifer West, serving as outreach librarian.  Jennifer visited with the residents and shared baseball and Kentucky Derby trivia, items from the "world tour," and poems by Shel Silverstein and James Whitcomb Riley, and Edgar Allen Poe.

 

 

 

MERRY MONEY 2011:

 

At Hillsboro, 276 children signed up for the "Merry Money" program.  192 picked up $4,698 of the "Money".  A total of $4,628 was spent in the Merry Money shop which was held in the Hillsborolibrary building for two days.

 

At Greenfield, 90 children signed up.  48 picked up $652, all of which was spent.

 

At Leesburg, 82 children signed up and 57 picked up $1,337, all of which was spent.

 

At Lynchburg, 87 signed up for Merry Money and 66 children picked up $1,496.  62 children shopped and spent $1,423.

 

THE NUMBERS:

 

County Population (2010 estimate): 43,589

Circulation:  623,547

Per capita circulation is 14 items

 

Registered Borrowers:

 

 

Adults

20,948

 

Juvenile

4,455

 

 

25,403

 

 

System Circulation for 2011:

 

 

Hillsboro

Greenfield

Lynchburg

Leesburg

Totals

Books

140,321

55,943

31,148

38,025

265,437

Audio Books

8,303

1,366

691

662

11,022

Music

6,609

2,539

1,468

1,272

11,888

CD-ROMs

590

185

154

113

1,042

Computer Use

23,462

9,098

4,960

4,880

42,400

Periodicals

11,033

3,822

1,564

1,161

17,580

Videos/DVDs

114,013

36,893

22,996

19,713

193,615

Misc. Formats

1,919

151

37

91

2,198

ILL to other libraries

26,778

 8,150

11,533

 8,342

54,803

In-house use

5,788

9,916

3,332

876

19,912

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

338,816

128,063

77,883

75,135

619,897

E-formats (e-books, digital or downloadable audio, and videos)

3,650

 

623,547

 

"Miscellaneous formats" include toys, story telling kits, mystery kits, maps and pamphlets.  "In-house use" includes newspapers, periodicals, microfilm reels and honor paperbacks.

 

Average library attendance in a Typical Week

4,208

 

 

 

 

Average Reference Transactions in a Typical Week

241

 

 

 

 

Average Non-Reference* Transactions in a Typical Week

759

 

(*directional, policy, mechanical)

 

PROGRAMS:

 

Hillsboro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

104

Adult Programs

820

Attendance

 

 

167

Juvenile Programs

5,071

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

1,102

Attendance

Total:

 

271

Programs

6,993

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

Adult Programs

1,555

Attendance

 

 

64

Juvenile Programs

1,615

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

 

Attendance

Total:

 

149

Programs

3,170

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leesburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

Adult Programs

1,786

Attendance

 

 

91

Juvenile Programs

3,639

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

800

Attendance

Total:

 

132

Programs

6,225

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynchburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63

Adult Programs

1,430

Attendance

 

 

123

Juvenile Programs

2,435

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

795

Attendance

Total:

 

186

Programs

4,660

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System Totals:

 

 

 

 

 

 

293

Adult Programs

5,591

Attendance

 

 

445

Juvenile Programs

12,760

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

2,697

Attendance

Total:

 

738

Programs

21,048

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HILLSBORO CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

 

Written by Joan Cockerill, Head of Children's Department

 

                 The year 2011 was another busy and fun-filled year in the Children's Department.  We welcomed a new staff member, Miss Stephani, to give two story times per week to our 3-5 year olds. We presented 122 programs and story times which were attended by 611 children.  Our outreach programs were given to 827 children.

 

                 Dawna Jo Kiesling from the Ohio State Extension Office came each month and shared tips on nutrition and how to save money at the grocery.  She also presented two Family Night programs which everyone enjoyed.

 

                 We had a very successful Summer Reading Club with 490 children signing up to read with us.  The Penningtons performed magic and made balloon animals at the kick-off event.  This year's theme was "One World, Many Stories," and the story times explored many different animals and regions of the world.  Hurd Latimer and Faye Thompson each presented a fun and interesting story time.

 

                 Passive programs are very popular with the children and we had 4,272 participate in 37 passive programs.

 

                 Our storytelling kits were shared with 1,703 children.

 

                 Registration for our "Merry Money Christmas Club" started October 1st and continued through November.  We had 276 children sign up to receive one "Merry Dollar" for each 30 minutes they read or were read to.  This year our Christmas store was in the library building.  It was open the first Saturday in December and the following Monday evening to give all the children a chance to shop for their families.  It appeared to be a huge success since only 3 or 4 children were unable to get to our store.

 

                 With the retirement of Pam Strange, we welcomed Hannah Ramsey as another new staff member.

 

                 We would like to give a special thank you to our Summer Reading Club sponsors: Dairy Queen, Great Scot Community Market, and McDonald's.

 

CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT:  Joan Cockerill, Betty Daugherty, Hannah Ramsey, Pam Strange and Stephani Young,

 

ADULT DEPARTMENT:  Donna Stout, Shirley Foster, Shirley Crouch, Karen Davis, Lora Davis, Melanie Dawes, Sandra Duplain, Nikki Fain, Deanna Flinn, Donna O’Dom, Caitlin Schafer and Vanessa Turner.

 

 

 

GREENFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

 

Written by Margaret Magee, Branch Manager

 

2011 at the Greenfield Branch Library was a great year!  We have registered many new patrons this year and have enjoyed working with them as well as all of our great patrons.  We are thankful that even with the budget cuts, we were able to provide many new materials as well as order items from all the libraries throughout the SEO Consortium.  And, we also are thankful that through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we were able to add one new Internet computer this year.

 

We had many adult programs here at the library and they included the CET Ready to Learn workshops for preschool caregivers, the Bookworms adult book discussion group, beginning computer classes, monthly stroke Support Group provided by the Greenfield Area Medical Center, a perennial exchange, book sales, Summer Reading kick-off and contests, CPR classes presented by Debbie Hensley, healthy eating by Dawna Jo Kielsing, Digital Photography, and Ohio Benefit Bank tax preparation.  We also had several authors join us to talk about their books – Kevin Williams, Saundra Crum Akers, Jason Hughes and Brenda Conaway.

 

The Greenfield Genealogy Club headed by Earlene Scott continues to meet at the library, and heard from Russ Pollitt, head of genealogy at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Harold Schmidt, Joe Heer, Janet Ackley, Mary Ann Larkin, Jerry Pruitt, and Bill Ebright.

  

Children also had many great programs as well.  There were story hours each week for ages 2-4 and a Head Start story time.  We had 322 register for this year's Summer Reading Program ("One World, Many Stories").  A Seasons Readings Christmas Club with 90 children involved which was concluded with the Christmas Gift shop.  We gave tours and programs to school classes, 4-H groups, Scout Troops and preschools.  We also had a Library Summer Camp with 356 in total attendance, Drop-in Kid's Crafts, and a Mother's Club program for children head by Rhonda Sponcil.

 

We have worked with many local agencies to provide more and better services.  They include: Edgewood Manor, Greenfield Area Medical Center, City of Greenfield, G3 Committee, Highland County Community Action, Concerned Veterans of Greenfield, Greenfield Head Start, Highland County Extension Service, CET, Highland County Board of Elections, Highland County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Lion's Club, Greenfield Area Merchants Association, Greenfield Hobby Club, Greenfield Farmers Market Committee, Greenfield Historical Society, Greenfield Soccer Association, Greenfield Mothers Club, Treca/Digital Academy, Ohio State Library Workshop, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Paint Valley Mental Health, AAUW, and others.

 

We received donations from many local businesses, clubs and individuals including: VFW Post 4736, Greenfield Mother's Club, New Sabina Industries, Bob Smith, Freida Alldredge, Cullom & Sons Construction, McDonald's, Robbins Village Florist, Subway, Domino's, Star Cinema, The Glitz, Sav-A-Lot, Community Markets, Kathy Decker, Chillicothe Paints, Tecumseh, King's Island, Cincinnati Reds, Newport Aquarium, Greene's Automotive and other patron gifts.

 

There were many wonderful displays in our showcase this year.  Don Alexander – Disc Golf, Photography – Linda Fugate, Apron Collection – Deb Wise, Beany Babies - Kathy Patton, Nancy Baldwin – Floral Displays, Head Start "Week of the Child" artwork, and staff displays of Snowmen, Old Barn pictures and Canning.

 

Our community room has been in continual use this year.  Besides our library programming, many community groups (Greenfield Concerned Veterans, Greenfield Historical Society, Divas, Greenfield Mother's Club, Greenfield Teachers' Association, American Association of University Women, Greenfield Farmers Market Meetings, PERI, GSAY Soccer Meetings, Greenfield Voting Site, Greenfield G3 meetings, Greenfield Area Medical Center Stroke Support, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Girl Scouts, Treca/Digital Academy, Y Graduate) have used the room for their meetings and events.

 

It has been a very busy and exciting year.  A great staff, wonderful patrons, and a caring community all work together to make a tremendous team to enhance our community.  We look forward to serving our community in 2012.

 

Greenfield Staff:  Margaret Magee, Branch Manager; Debbie Wise, Vickie Everhart, Linda Fugate, Vicki Strain and Kathy Patton.

 

 

 

 

LEESBURG BRANCH LIBRARY

 

Written by Sharon Aukeman, Branch Manager

 

This past year has once again been very busy and productive for the staff at the Leesburg Library.  We were excited to learn that we had attained our all-time circulation high during the month of June.  Computer usage continued to increase as did the need for us to assist our patrons with on-line job searches, filing for unemployment benefits, writing resumes, and in some instances, obtaining their first email addresses.  We also offered on-site proctor exam services for long-distance learning students.  Many of our patrons were the recipients of e-book readers this year; so the number of questions and issues dealing with the readers and how they work with the Highland County Library e-book collection increased also.

 

Our adult programs included computer classes, our annual Veteran’s Day Appreciation Breakfast and two book talks by local authors, Carol Cartaino and Patricia Thomas.  As in the past, we celebrated Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween (Beggar’s Night) and Christmas (Luminaria) with the community of Leesburg.  Our activity room is used for our teen and adult book groups, our story times, and the local Red Hat Club.  We also host an active Knit Together group that meets weekly.

 

In addition to our weekly story times, we had many other programs for our youngest patrons.   Story time themes this year included visits from Johnny Appleseed, the Little Red Hen, and a reenactment of “Stone Soup” with the story time kids in supporting acting roles.  We have also added a once-a-month evening story time for 3-5 year olds whose parents are unable to attend our Thursday morning times.  Our summer reading program, “One World, Many Stories” was very successful.  We had visits from Ronald McDonald, a magician and patrons who did programs for our young ones about their travels to far-off lands.  Kids were able to eat watermelon with chopsticks and sample African food fare.  Our Grand Finale included the Reading Rocks Band, snacks of hot dogs and sno-cones and carnival games with prizes.  We also had another successful year of Merry Money where readers were able visit Santa’s Workshop to purchase items for Christmas presents with money they had earned by reading.

 

Our teen reading group, SPARX, continued to meet monthly to read and discuss some of our new Young Adult Fiction books.  They also participated in their Summer Reading Program, “You Are Here” and participated in many reading contests we held for them throughout the year.

 

We continued to work with local organizations to provide services to the community at large.  Some of these programs/organizations include Teacher Outreach, Leesburg Fire Dept. and Life Squad, and the Highland County Extension Office.  Our library also participated in the Holiday Mail for Heroes during the Christmas Season. 

 

We are so grateful for the generosity and support provided by the many businesses and patrons of the Leesburg community.  Their donations assist us in providing incentives for our summer reading program.  We also appreciate the many donations of books, videos and Dvds that we use in our book sales throughout the year.

 

This year we had patrons share their collections of snowmen, quilts, salt & pepper shakers, glassware, and nativity sets in our display case.  Many thanks to all of them for loaning these items to us each month.

 

As we reflect on the past year, it seems as though we have been busier than ever.  We have noticed that some of our patron’s needs have shifted from entertainment and reading materials to computer time for job searches, etc., requiring more of our time with one-on-one assistance.  The Leesburg Library Staff looks forward to the challenges that we face in the upcoming year and will continue to strive to meet the needs of our community in a professional and efficient manner. 

 

Leesburg Staff:  Sharon Aukeman, Branch Manager; Becky Howard, Louise McKamey, Shirley Fetters and Lyn Tone.

 

 

 

LYNCHBURG BRANCH LIBRARY

 

Written by Elaine Williams, Branch Manager

 

2011 was a good year for the Lynchburg Branch of the Highland County District Library, with exciting programs for all ages and new community outreach opportunities.

 

While the in-house services of the library remained in full force, the staff conducted several informational or service-oriented programs outside the building. A member of Village Council invited us to talk to the residents of Lynchburg Commons about what we have to offer. This talk resulted in several new patrons and some book donations for the library. Rosemary McLarty also presented “Knitting at the Commons” there as a response to requests from the apartment residents. We look forward to expanding this outreach opportunity in the future.

 

One of the local Boy Scout troops created a partnership with the children’s librarian in order to help the boys earn their badges. Although we started with basic library instruction, such as how to take care of library books and how to get a library card, the troop leader found that the library could assemble and present information on most any topic. Two more sessions were devoted to bird watching and Native American culture.

 

Another Village Councilmember thought of the library as she planned for Lynchburg’s observance of Arbor Day. As part of the day’s activities around town, a group of pre-registered children came to the library for storytelling, movement activities, and a craft, all related to trees and leaves.

 

Our branch was more involved with the elementary school this year as well. For the first time, we took official part in the two yearly sessions of kindergarten registration by offering library card signups for kids and parents, bookmarks, stickers, and pencils with library and reading themes. During these two days, we made contact with 90 people representing incoming kindergarteners and their families. We also shared with enterprising first graders passing by, who wanted to be part of the library action, too!

 

In March, Elaine made her annual presentation, “Lynchburg Then and Now,” to five third-grade classes in order to satisfy the teachers’ state requirements on the study of local history. As usual, the kids were shocked at how the old village has changed.

 

Sometime in May, the coach of the high school’s Lady Mustangs basketball team called to see if there were volunteer opportunities at the library over the summer—for the entire team! We answered with a resounding “Yes!” Because of this generous offer, we were able to offer more frequent and more time-intensive programs to children and their families during the two-month Summer Reading Club. These included: Jungle Jamboree, the Outrageous Olympiad, Destination Egypt, and an International Tasting Buffet (complete with authentic African dress for the librarian and allergy disclaimers for all participants). The buffet led to a spin-off club for teens that we called the Borscht Buddies. We had a few meetings over the rest of the summer, during which we indulged in dramatic improv and puppetry. The group performed puppet shows at one of the regular story times before the summer was over and Borscht Buddies members had to go back to school or to custodial parents in other communities.

 

As Thanksgiving approached, the Lynchburg-Clay preschool teacher gave us a call to ask if the library was willing to be a stop on their Lynchburg Field Trip. We were excited, as we hadn’t had large school groups visit the library since Head Start and the elementary & middle schools had moved outside of town! Twenty-five preschoolers came for a story time about “sharing,” after which they shared a handmade poster with the library—literally covered with their painted handprints. We hope that we can be included in the itinerary every year!

 

We also offered our regular library programs in 2011, including three story times a week, Knit-n-Stitch on Thursdays, Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens, and adults; the Pageturners Book Club, and the annual Spring and Christmas Teas.

 

The community continued to think of new ways to use their local branch. During the year, we hosted tutors, test proctors, Bible studies, caseworkers, the tractor club, the historical society, and more scouting groups in our meeting room.

 

We at Lynchburg would like to make mention of some very special people whose contributions to this library branch have been priceless. Darlene Michael is a truly selfless donor who has gifted us with hundreds of dollars of merchandise to use as summer reading prizes, school supply contest prizes, and Merry Money store items. With the ongoing crisis in library funding across the nation, Ms. Michael has enabled us to tighten our belt on library programming without affecting its quality. We salute you!

 

Our teen volunteer, Emily Knisley, has been with us once a week for several years now. She decorates, changes the letters on our sign, helps unpack shipments, shelves, and helps patrons find items when regular staff can’t leave the desk. Emily can even answer questions about the history of Russell Station and keep our stats up with her weekly checkouts. Thank you, Emily!

 

Last but not least, we must mention the milestone of Rosemary McLarty’s retirement. Rosemary has been with the library longer than any other of the current Lynchburg staff, from the first day former manager Gloria Dragoo asked her to put in an application, to her last day over fifteen years of gold-star service later.  She has been a mentor and great friend to staff and a kind, helpful servant to patrons. We appreciate her for her humor, quick wit, and joie de vivre. We are pleased that she is planning to continue to come to Lynchburg as a member of the Pageturners book club and knitting group, an occasional volunteer, and a friend and patron. Thank you, Rosemary, from the bottom of our hearts! We love you!

 

Looking forward to serving our community in the future!

 

 Lynchburg Branch Staff:  Elaine Williams, Branch Manager/Youth Librarian, Beverly Wilkin, Carol Frost, Jean Bush, Debi Dillon, Rosemary McLarty.

 

 

ADULT PROGRAMS:

 

HILLSBOROComputer classes, Black History Month program honoring Dr. Stephanie Dunson, author Carol Cartaino on Coyotes – Friend or Foe, Guerilla Gardening, author Ken McCarty's "Trails End" book signing, Dawna Jo Kiesling, family nutrition, Bulbfest! bulb and plant exchange, book sales, and Sue Frump and Virginia Spillman of Mountain Mist performed Christmas music.

 

GREENFIELD:  Monthly Stroke Support groups, CPR classes, Genealogy Club, Bookworms book discussion group, CET Ready to Learn workshops, Computer classes, Perennial exchange, Dawna Jo Kiesling, healthy eating, Ohio Benefit Bank tax preparation, book sale, Russ Pollitt from Columbus Metropolitan Library, genealogy specialist, Digital Photography, and authors Jason Hughes, Saundra Crum Akers, Kevin Williams and Brenda Conaway book signings.

 

LEESBURG:  Blood Pressure Readings/Life Squad, Book Sale, Book Talks by Carol Cartaino and Patricia Thomas, Computer Classes, Contests, Highland County Extension Programs, Holiday Mail for Heroes, Knit Together, Luminaria, Merry Money Christmas Shop, Military Interview, Red Hat Club, RRRR Book Discussion Group, St. Patrick's Day, Sparx Youth Group, Teacher Outreach, Trick or Treat, Tutoring, Valentine Chocolate Testing, Veterans' Day Program ad Vocational Training Testing.

 

LYNCHBURG:  Pageturners Book Club, visits to Lynchburg Commons, Knit-n-Stitch, Knitting at the Commons, Spring and Christmas Teas and the Adult Summer Reading Club.

 

 

ART DISPLAYS at HILLSBORO:

 

            Brian Humphries

            Barbara Hodge

 

 

DISPLAYS:

 

HILLSBORO:   Civil War Etchings, Dennis Lindsey; Dr. Stephanie Dunson, Black History Month program; Appalachian Artisans Guild Craft Projects; Suiseki (Japanese art of stone appreciation), Mitch Boatman; Civil War Items, Al Martellotti; Summer Reading; Fossils, Dennis Kimberly; Geo-K-Jewelry; National Magic Month, Steve Fairs; Highland County Historical Society Gift Shop Items; Pottery, Dora Anderson; Constitution Week, Highland County DAR Chapter; Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT:  Snow, Winter, Martin Luther King Jr., Gingerbread, Black History Month, President's Day, Valentine's Day, Book Characters, St. Patrick's Day, Dr. Seuss, Spring Gardening, Civil War, Easter, Cinco De Mayo, National Library Week, Legislator For a Day Contest, Mother's Day, Author of the Month, Dolls and Animals Around the World, Father's Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Disney, Back to School, County Fair, Fall, Apples, Magic, Halloween, Choose Your Own Adventure, Voting, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

GREENFIELD:  Snowmen display by staff, Martin Luther King, Black History Month, Old Barns, Bird Feeders, President's Day, Valentines, March Madness, Dr. Seuss's birthday, Elizabeth Taylor, Disc golf – Don Alexander, Photography, Linda Fugate, Women's history, Perennials, Gardening, Ohio in the Civil War, Spring Projects, the Royal Wedding, Horrible Harry books, Irish – St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, National Smile Month, Learning Express Library,  Judy Moody books, Dog Days, Summer Reading, Father's Day, Celebrate Freedom, Canning display by staff, Apron collection, Deb Wise, Highland County Fair, Columbus Day, Back-to-school, Flower Arrangement, Nancy Baldwin, Constitution Week, McClain Football, Seasons Readings Christmas Club, Halloween/Scary Books, Thanksgiving, Beany Babies by Kathy Patton, Christmas Crafts and Cooking, Week of the Young Child Head Start artwork.

 

LEESBURG:  Snowmen, Cabin Festival Crafts, Girl Scout Celebration, Quilts, Summer Reading and Contest Winners, Red Glassware, Salt & Pepper Shakers, Merry Money and Nativity Sets.

 

LYNCHBURG:  Cracker Jack toys, Doris Day memorabilia, Butter Pats and Dolls from around the World.

 

 

 

DONATIONS AND GIFTS

 

Hillsboro:

 

· Nancy Perin Axmacher in memory of her grandmother, Lyne Letcher Spargur.

· Jim Boyd of Fort Collins, Colorado, donated books on Highland County history.

· Mary V. Banks donated a copy of her book, "Maggie."

· Ms. Edith J. Simpson donated a copy of "The Joshua W. Powell Family of Colbert County, AL and Lee County, MS".

· Sandy and Deborah Harsha and family donated both a hard copy and an ebook of Ekhart Tolle's "New Earth" in memory of David Pence.

· Joan Wilkin donated a copy of Violet Morgan's "Folklore of Highland County."

· Deana Blackwood in memory of David Pence.

· Beverly Wilson Palmer in memory of David Pence.

· Charles Parker in appreciation of research help he received.

 

Summer Reading donations

 

· Dairy Queen

· Great Scot Community Market

· McDonald's

· New Sabina Industries

 

 

Greenfield Branch Library:

 

· Frieda Alldredge

· Chillicothe Paints

· Cincinnati Reds

· Community Market

· Cullom and Sons Construction

· Kathy Decker

· Domino's Pizza

· The Glitz

· Greene's Automotive

· Greenfield Mother's Club

· Kings Island

· McDonald's

· New Sabina Industries

· Newport Aquarium

· Ohio State Fair

· Robbins Village Florist

· Sav-A-Lot

· Bob Smith

· Star Cinema

· Subway

· Tecumseh

· VFW Post 4736

 

 

Leesburg Branch Library

 

· 5/3 Bank

· Candle-lite

· Chakeres Theaters

· Cincinnati Reds

· Fat Boys Pizza

· Fetter’s Remodeling

· Frisch’s

· Hardy Memorials

· Hickory & Plaid

· Highland Lanes

· Katie’s Confections

· Kay Simmons Insurance

· Kings Island

· Leesburg Dairy Bar

· Leesburg Hardware

· Leesburg Market & Meat

· New Sabina Industries

· O’Dells Flowers

· Ohio Renaissance Festival

· Poor Bobs Gas Station

· Sisters Tanning

· Southern Hills Community Bank

· Square One

· Star Cinema

· The Beach Waterpark

· Wellers Plumbing & Heating

· Blair & Sharon Aukeman

· Teresa Cudkowicz

· Tracey Current

· Sadie de Haas

· Grace Everhart

· Becky Hurst

· Dorothy Jean Robinette

· Stacey Setty

· Elizabeth Stritenberger

· Pam Weston

· Anonymous donations left in book drop

 

 

Lynchburg Branch Library:

 

· Todd Belvo

· Ruth Ann & Christa Moore

· Darlene Michael

· Melissa Bingaman

· Kathy Wallen

· Lukas Pharmacy

· Three Arts Club

· New Sabina Industries