Annual Report 2012

Highland County District Library

Annual Report - 2012

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Fred Yochum, President

Jeff Cloud, Vice President

Geraldine Barnett, Secretary

Stephen Hunter

Larry Narkter

Kim Douglas

Mary Ellen McCarty

 

Jennifer West, Director

Emily Evans, Clerk-Treasurer

Margaret Magee, Greenfield Branch Manager

Sharon Aukeman, Leesburg Branch Manager

Elaine Williams, Lynchburg Branch Manager

 

 

Jennifer West, Director

 

Where did 2012 go! With the increasing use of library buildings and computers, and the preparation for and adjustment to our new circulation system, the year seemed to fly by for the Highland County District Library.

 

The annual circulation for 2012 was 549,877. This includes the circulation of e-formats (e-books, digital or downloadable audio, and videos). The annual circulation has dropped from the previous year although we continue to be very busy with serving our patrons, story times, book sales, programming, and the ILL daily shipments.

 

We hosted several book signings and programs this year. Saundra Crum Akers led a writing workshop on “How to Create Your Character and Then Make Them Miserable”. William Chavanne spoke on his experiences as a resident of the Ohio Soldier’s and Sailor’s Orphans’ Home in Xenia and shared his views on foster child care today. Dr. Jack Furbee, Jack Hope and J. L. Thompson gave talks on their books regarding growing up in Appalachia, aircraft engineering and straight Kentucky bourbon respectively.

 

After visiting State Representative Cliff Rosenberger and Senator Bob Peterson in Columbus on “Legislative Day,” I invited Mr. Rosenberger to visit a Friday story hour and read to the children, which he did in August. He has since returned to meet with his constituents and plans to make this a regular event.

 

Our meeting room was used for an ongoing craft class and by the African American Awareness Research Council, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Area 7 on Aging, Buckeye On-line School, the Ohio Virtual Academy (testing and science fair), Farm Bureau, Organizing America, Enterprise Works, Ohio Benefit Bank income tax help and Jim Milliken, a regional liaison of the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.

 

We collaborated with Hillsboro City Schools and Southern State Community College to receive a Library Services and Technology Act “Choose to Read Ohio” grant. Titled “Historical Secrets and Struggles that Divide Us,” the project helped students explore how historical struggles divide communities and families, and how these struggles applied to the local history of Hillsboro, Ohio as well. Multiple copies of theme-related books were kept at the Hillsboro library during the summer months as part of the voluntary reading program for high school students. The students were able to earn the opportunity to visit area Underground Railroad sites and an e-visit by Tony Abbott, one of the summer reading book authors. The project culminated with performances by former resident Susan Banyas and her theater group at both the school and at the Southern State theatre.

 

I enjoy my visits to the Belfast Head Start for story times. Although I was upstaged by a newborn chick on one occasion, the children are delightful. I visited the Laurels, Highland House and Heartland nursing homes each month and appeared as a dinosaur, a gorilla and the Statue of Liberty on occasion. I was asked to start a book discussion group at the Highland County Senior Center. We met a number of times but participation never picked up. I participated in Wal-Mart’s “Baby Days” dressed as Mother Goose and read stories to children and their parents one Saturday afternoon. I also displayed a slide show of Graceland photos at the Senior Center during their Elvis performance.

 

Brenda Fisher, our Computer Services Librarian, continued computer class sessions as well as assisting 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.

 

In June, along with the other members of the SEO Consortium, we migrated to SIRSI/Dynix’s “Symphony" circulation system. The transition was not as smooth as hoped for but SIRSI promises to work with SEO to resolve all the challenges. I would like to thank Donna Stout, our Circulation supervisor, and Brenda Fisher, Computer Services Librarian, for all the work they did before, during and after the migration. They attended a number of train-the-trainer classes before teaching staff members of both the HCDL in Hillsboro and surrounding library systems in Chillicothe, Peebles, Ripley and Waverly. It was a big undertaking on their parts and I greatly appreciate all they did for us and SEO.

 

The shift from print to e-formats continues as we add more e-books and downloadable audio books to our collection. I think this is a direction to head as more patrons want and expect this. Still the questions regarding ownership and use are troublesome.

 

Once again I thank the library staff for their service to the county, and our patrons for their patience in adjusting to the new circulation system and their continued support.

 

 

MERRY MONEY 2012:

 

At Hillsboro, 250 children signed up for the "Merry Money" program. 153 picked up $3,633 of the "Money". A total of $3,190 was spent in the Merry Money shop which was held in the Hillsboro library building for two days.

 

At Greenfield, 99 children signed up. 48 picked up $790. $652 was spent.

 

At Leesburg, 71 children signed up and 32 picked up $551. $551 was spent.

 

At Lynchburg, 115 signed up and 82 children picked up $1,954. $1,879 was spent.

 

 

 

THE NUMBERS:

 

County Population (2011 estimate): 43,433

Circulation: 549,877

Per capita circulation is 12.7 items

 




Registered Borrowers:

 

 

Adults

21,622

 

Juvenile

4,603

 

 

26,225

 

 

 

System Circulation for 2012:

 







 

Hillsboro

Greenfield

Lynchburg

Leesburg

Totals

Books

126,811

51,142

31,636

31,921

241,510

Audio Books

6,942

1,410

460

582

9,394

Music

3,526

1,205

794

466

5,991

CD-ROMs

627

269

184

108

1,188

Computer Use

21,429

10,302

5,732

3,666

41,129

Periodicals

10,577

5,124

2,879

1,532

20,112

DVDs/Videos

90,867

32,048

16,683

12,547

152,145

Misc. Formats

1,915

202

259

39

2,415

ILL to other libraries

25,687

7,782

7,633

8,117

49,219

In-house use

3,721

7,721

3,965

3,523

18,930

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

292,102

117,205

70,225

62,501

542,033

E-formats (see following page for more detail)

7,844

 

549,877

 

"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

3,856

 

 

 

 

Average Reference Transactions in a Typical Week

268

 

 

 

 

Average Non-Reference* Transactions in a Typical Week

588

 

(*directional, policy, mechanical)











Checkouts for Highland County District Library

1/1/2012 through 12/31/2012

SEO Catalog

Ohio eBook Project Catalog

 

Totals for Both Catalogs

 

 

 

 

 

Adobe EPUB eBook

2,783

647

 

3,430

 

Kindle Book

2,232

313

 

2,545

 

OverDrive WMA Audiobook

604

225

 

829

 

Adobe PDF eBook

376

23

 

399

 

OverDrive MP3 Audiobook

362

148

 

510

 

Disney Online Book

44

0

 

44

 

OverDrive Music

38

2

 

40

 

Open EPUB eBook

27

6

 

33

 

OverDrive Video

6

2

 

8

 

Open PDF eBook

2

0

 

2

 

OverDrive Video (mobile)

1

1

 

2

 

(Pending eBook)

0

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total eBook checkouts

5,464

991

 

6,455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total digital audiobook checkouts

966

373

 

1,339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total digital music checkouts

38

2

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total digital video use

7

3

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total digital checkouts in SEO eBook Catalog

6,475

1,369

 

7,844

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS:

 







Hillsboro

 

16

Adult Programs

451

Attendance

 

 

132

Juvenile Programs

4,674

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

1,814

Attendance

Total:

 

148

Programs

6,939

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenfield

 

76

Adult Programs

1,226

Attendance

 

 

75

Juvenile Programs

1,633

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

75

Attendance

Total:

 

151

Programs

2,934

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leesburg

 

118

Adult Programs

1,537

Attendance

 

 

74

Juvenile Programs

2,825

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

755

Attendance

Total:

 

192

Programs

5,117

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynchburg

 

65

Adult Programs

1,226

Attendance

 

 

115

Juvenile Programs

2,100

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

886

Attendance

Total:

 

180

Programs

4,212

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

275

Adult Programs

4,440

Attendance

 

 

396

Juvenile Programs

11,232

Attendance

 

 

 

Other Locations

3,530

Attendance

Total:

 

671

Programs

19,202

Attendance

 

 

 

OUTREACH:

 

Outreach was provided to 417 elderly or disabled residents at the Laurels of Hillsboro, Highland House and Heartland nursing homes by Jennifer West, serving as outreach librarian. Jennifer visited with the residents dressed as a dinosaur, a gorilla and the Statue of Liberty and gave programs on the history of the HCDL, trivia on St. Patrick and Thanksgiving celebrations, dramatic readings of “The Raven” and “Little Orphan Annie” and awful Halloween puns.

 

 

 

HILLSBORO CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

 

Written by Joan Cockerill, Head of Children's Department

 

The year 2012 was another busy and fun-filled year in the Children's Department. Miss Stephani presented 2 story times per week to our 2-3 year olds. We presented 97 programs in the library which were attended by over 900 children. Our outreach programs were presented to over 1,100 children.

 

Dawna Jo Kiesling from the Ohio State Extension Office came each month and shared nutritional tips and how to save money at the grocery with parents and children visiting the library.

 

We had a fun Summer Reading Club with 465 children signing up to read with us. Our theme “Dream Big – Read” took us in many directions, including night animals, the ocean, camping and going any place in books that children could dream about. Heidi Devine from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources shared a very interesting program on bats for our kick-off and John Louis shared his magic with us for our closing program.

 

This fall we started a Lego group for 3rd to 5th graders and hope participation will increase.

 

Our passive programs were very popular with the children and we had over 3,700 participate in 35 passive programs.

 

In September, all the kindergarten students from Hillsboro Elementary visited us for Community Day. The students were given a brief tour of the department and had several stories read to them during their visit.

 

Our storytelling kits were shared 96 times, reaching 2,549 children this year.

 

Registration for our "Merry Money Christmas Club" started October 1st and continued through November 24th. We had 250 children sign up to receive one "Merry Dollar" for each 30 minutes they read or were read to. Our Christmas store was open the first Saturday in December and the following Monday evening to give all the children a chance to shop for their families.

 

With the retirement of Betty Daugherty in July, we welcomed Emily Fryman as a new staff member.

 

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

 

CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT: Joan Cockerill, Betty Daugherty, Emily Fryman, Hannah Ramsey and Stephani Young.

 

ADULT DEPARTMENT: Donna Stout, Karen Davis, Lora Davis, Sandra Duplain, Nikki Fain, Deanna Flinn, Brenda Matesic-Little, Donna O’Dom, Caitlin Schafer and Vanessa Turner.

GREENFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

 

Written by Margaret Magee, Branch Manager

 

2012 at the Greenfield Branch Library just flew by! We welcomed many new patrons and were able to add many new items to our collection.

 

We had many adult programs here at the library and they included 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, Perennial exchange, Book sales, Summer Reading contests, CPR classes presented by Debbie Hensley, Summer Reading Kick-off, Genealogy Club headed by Earlene Scott with speakers that included George Foltz, Kirt Larkin, Robert Grim, Tim Mohon, Bruce Lieurance, Howard Kelly, Healthy Eating by Dawna Jo Kiesling, Ohio Benefit Bank Tax Preparation, Quilting Club, Horsemanship – Jerry Parker, Jim Milliken, liaison to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Hustead, held open office hours and Blood Pressure testing.

 

Children also had many great programs as well. These were story hours each week for ages 2-4 led by Vickie Everhart and Head Start story times. Summer Reading programs – “Dream Big – Read” – we had a sign up of 322 for the summer. We had John Louis, illusionist, for our kick-off event. A Season Readings Christmas Club with 99 children involved which was concluded with the Christmas Gift shop on December 1. We gave school class, 4-H, Scout and preschool tours and programs. We also had a Library Summer Camp with 228 in total attendance, Drop-In Kid’s Crafts, a Mother’s Club program for children with Rhonda Sponcil leading.

 

We have worked with many local agencies to provide more and better services. These include Edgewood Manor, Greenfield Area Medical Center, Village of Greenfield, G3 Committee, Highland County Community Action Organization, Concerned Veterans of Greenfield, Greenfield Head Start, Highland County Extension Service, CET, Highland County Board of Elections, Greenfield Rotary Club, Greenfield Area Merchants Association, Greenfield Farmer’s Market Committee, Greenfield Historical Society, Greenfield Soccer Association, Greenfield’s Mothers Club, Education Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio Virtual Academy and Paint Valley Mental Health.

 

We received donations from many local businesses, clubs and individuals including VFW Post 4736, Greenfield Mother’s Club, New Sabina Industries, Bob Smith, McDonalds, Robbins Village Florist, Subway, Domino’s, Star Cinema, The Glitz, Save-A-Lot, Community Markets, Bob Evans, Kathy Decker, Long’s Retreat, COSI, Burger King, Kings Island, Cincinnati Reds, Newport Aquarium, Renaissance Fair and other patron gifts.

 

There were many wonderful displays in our showcase this year: Railroad Memorabilia (George Foltz), Tea Sets (Vicki Strain and Deb Wise), Sheep (Mary Mick), Board Games (Greg Stewart), Baseball Cards (Jon Stewart), Election (Maryann Larkin),Sheet Music ( Greenfield Historical Society), Nativity Scenes (Marian Library, University of Dayton), Floral Displays (Nancy Baldwin) and “Week of the Child” artwork (Head Start).

Our community room has been in continual use this year. Besides our library programming, many community groups (Greenfield Concerned Veterans, Divas, Greenfield Mothers’ Club, American Association of University Women, Greenfield Farmers market Meetings, GSAY Soccer Meetings, Greenfield Voting Site, Greenfield G3 meetings, Greenfield Area Medical Center Stroke Support, Boy Scouts, ECOT and Ohio Virtual Academy, Highland County Community Action) have used the room for their meetings and events.

 

It has been a 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 2013.

 

Greenfield Staff: Margaret Magee, Branch Manager; Debbie Wise, Vickie Everhart, Linda Fugate, Kathy Patton, Sharon Greene and Sonya Scarberry.

 

 

 

LEESBURG BRANCH LIBRARY

 

Written by Sharon Aukeman, Branch Manager

 

The Leesburg Library staff had another busy year in 2012. The first six months of the year was spent preparing and training for our migration to a new circulation system. We spent the latter half of the year continuing to learn about the new system and honing our skills as we used it. As with all change it has taken some time to adapt and become well-versed with the new system, so we truly appreciate the patience that our patrons’ patience during this past year.

 

It has been a challenge for both patrons and staff to keep abreast of the latest technology in today’s society. We have many patrons with little computer experience who are now required to apply for work or perform other employment activities online. Also, patrons who now own an e-reader require assistance in downloading e-books for their particular device. As a result, we continue to see an increase in the usage of our internet computers and our wireless internet service.

 

This year, our adult programs included our annual Veteran’s Day Appreciation Breakfast, visits from the Highland County Extension Agent, and an information session from a representative from the Secretary of State’s Office. 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 and our story times. We continue to host an active Knit Together group that meets weekly.

 

The Leesburg Library loves our littlest patrons. We present two story times on Thursdays for our Wee Ones (ages 6 months to 36 months) and our Tater Tots (ages 3-5 yrs.) Themes this year included visits from our Library Mouse, Sharona the Great Magician, and our local fire department during Fire Safety Week. We had another successful summer reading program, “Dream Big”. Our children’s programs during summer reading included Ronald McDonald, Creatures of the Night, a life-size Candyland Game, a puppet show and the Reading Rocks Band. Children were able to participate in our Merry Money Christmas program again this year which enabled them to earn Merry Money to purchase Christmas presents by reading books. We also participated in the Fairfield School “Lions on Literacy” Night. The book the children read was “Because of Winn-Dixie” so the evening had a “dog” theme. The Leesburg Library sent Cruella Deville and one of the Dalmatians as representatives to talk to the students about our library and its services.

 

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, “Own the Night” as well as various reading contests we held for them throughout the year. Because Fairfield Schools require high school students to participate in some form of community service, we have had several students volunteer here at the library. Whether they have dressed up as characters for our Christmas Shop or Candyland game, or helped us clean books, we have enjoyed getting to know these Leesburg area teens during their time of service.

 

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 continue to be blessed by the generosity and support of the many businesses and patrons of the Leesburg community. Their donations assist us in providing incentives for our summer reading program and materials for our story times. 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, green glass, bird houses, light houses, and Christmas bears in our display case. The local Girl Scout troop provided an informative display of the history of the Girl Scouts. They also donated many autumn decorations to the library that we displayed during the months of October and November.

 

This past year brought the retirement of one of our staff, Louise McKamey. Louise always had a smile on her face as she served our patrons over the years. We miss her greatly, but we are happy to know that she is enjoying her retirement with family and friends. Due to Louise’s departure, we hired Belinda Baldwin as our newest staff member. She has become a great addition to the Leesburg Library.

 

This past year brought several changes to the Leesburg Library including a new circulation system and a change in staff. However, we continue with our commitment to meet the needs of our community and strive to provide the best possible service for all of our patrons. We look forward to whatever challenges we face in the upcoming year.

 

 

Leesburg Staff: Sharon Aukeman, Branch Manager; Becky Howard, Shirley Fetters, Lyn Tone, Belinda Baldwin, Louise McKamey (retired)

 

LYNCHBURG BRANCH LIBRARY

 

Written by Elaine Williams, Branch Manager

 

The Lynchburg Branch of the Highland County District Library was a busy place in 2013. Even as e-books gain popularity, the library is still a popular place to read, study, surf the web, find information and entertainment, and search for job opportunities.

 

Our weekly programs included children’s story times for all ages, and our Knit-n-Stitch group, which moved to Wednesday afternoons. The Pageturners Book Club continued to meet on the first Monday of each month. For adults, we also offered guest speakers on the following topics: Railroading from Loveland to Hillsboro, Basic Gardening, a Crash Course on Preventing Diabetes, A Visit with Nellie Bly (starring our teen volunteer Emily Knisley), and Nutrition for Diabetes. Library staff presented the annual Christmas Tea in December.

 

Our summer reading themes for adults, teens, and children were related to “night-time.” John Louis kicked off the summer with his “Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Goofy Gags” program. There were more special events for the summer: Big Dreams, Nighty-Night Stories, and an indoor campfire. In the fall, we made a duct tape wallets and had a school supplies contest. Our Merry Money program was a big hit again at the end of the year.

 

The children’s librarian made many visits to Lynchburg-Clay Elementary in 2012. She is a literacy mentor there for Project M.O.R.E. (Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence), and presented her annual “Lynchburg Then and Now” talk to the third grade classes, and her “Tornado Talk” to kindergarteners in the spring. She also spoke to Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and a Brownie Troop at the library on topics such as local history, endangered animals, and library cards, and gave several tours of the library and its resources.

 

Our activity room was used on a regular basis by several groups throughout the year. Activities including scout troop meetings, tutoring, test proctoring, “weigh-ins” for Wilmington Nutrition members, and Lynchburg Historical Society meetings.

 

Congratulations to Jean Bush for completing five years of library service, and Debi Dillon for completing ten years of library service! We look forward to serving our patrons in 2013.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADULT PROGRAMS:

 

HILLSBORO: Computer classes, Black History Month program honoring Rev. Hurd Scott Latimer and Charles Cole, Dawna Jo Kiesling, family nutrition, book signings for J.L. Thompson, Jack Hope, Dr. Jack Furbee, writing workshop by Saundra Crum Akers, program on Xenia’s Orphan Home by William Chavanne, Plant Swap, book sales, Jim Milliken, representative from Ohio Secretary of State office, Ohio Benefit Bank income tax help and Choose to Read ‘read-in.”

 

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, Railroading in Greenfield (George Foltz and Kirt Larkin), Quilting Club, Horsemanship (Jerry Parker), Blood Pressure testing.

 

LEESBURG: Annual Veteran’s Day Appreciation Breakfast, visits from the Highland County Extension Agent and Secretary of State’s office, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween (Beggar’s Night) and Christmas (Luminaria).

 

LYNCHBURG: Knit-n-Stitch, Pageturners Book Club, Railroading from Loveland to Hillsboro, Crash Course for Preventing Diabetes, Name That TV Tune, Basic Gardening, A Visit with Nellie Bly, Adult Summer Reading Club, Nutrition for Diabetes and Annual Christmas Tea.

 

 

DISPLAYS:

 

HILLSBORO: Stamps and Postcards (Daniel Benkiel), Black History Month program, Appalachian Artisans Guild Craft Projects, The Titanic, local author Karen Trout’s books, Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, McCoy Dresser caddys (Dylan Fain), Baseball collection (Sandy Duplain), Harley Davidson Motorcycle collection and Model Chevys (Kat Green).

 

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT: Winter, Snow and snowmen, Spring, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Black History, Dr. Seuss, In Memory of Jan Berenstain, Gardening, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Summer Reading, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Tadpoles, Classics, Summer Olympics, 4th of July, Night Creatures, Camping, Matt Christopher, Back to School, Mars, Curious George’s Birthday, Speak Pirate Day, Berenstain’s Birthdays, Johnny Appleseed, Fall, Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Night Before Christmas.

 

GREENFIELD: Railroad memorabilia (George Foltz), Martin Luther King Jr., Tea Sets (Vicki Strain and Deb Wise), Valentines, Sheep (Mary Mick), Board Games (Greg Stewart), Summer Reading and Dream Books, Celebrate America, Baseball cards (Jon Stewart), Floral Arrangements (Nancy Baldwin), Constitution Week, Election (Mary Ann Larkin), Sheet Music (Greenfield Historical Society), Week of the Young Child art work (Head Start), Nativity Scenes (Marian Library, University of Dayton).

 

LEESBURG: Snowmen (Stacey Setty), Cabin Arts Festival (Brenda Armstrong), Green Glass collection (Shirley Fetters), Girl Scout Celebration ((Lyn Tone and S. Tompkins), Bird Houses (Library staff), Summer Reading (Library staff), Light Houses (Lyn Tone), Highland County Fair display (Becky Howard), Artisan Folk Fair, Merry Money (Library staff), and Christmas Bears (Shirley Fetters).

 

LYNCHBURG: Teapots, Tea-for-Ones, Knick-Knacks, Military Caps, Indian Artifacts, Dionne Quintuplets, British Royalty, Barbies.

 

 

DONATIONS AND GIFTS

 



Hillsboro:

 

Nancy Perin Axmacher

Margaret Smith

Altrusa of Highland County, Ohio

New Sabina Industries

Deborah and Sandy Harsha

Sara McGaughy

In memory of Bing Williamson.

 

Greenfield Branch Library:

 

VFW Post 4736

Greenfield Mother’s Club

New Sabina Industries

Bon Smith

McDonald’s

Star Cinema

Subway

Save-A-Lot

Community Market

Robbins Village Florist

Bob Evans

The Glitz

Kathy Decker

Long’s Retreat

Kings Island

Newport Aquarium

Cincinnati Reds

Ohio State Fair

COSI

Renaissance Festival

Burger King

 

 

Leesburg Branch Library:

 

Candle-lite

Chakeres Theaters

Cincinnati Reds

Fetter’s Remodeling

Fifth-Third Bank

Frisch’s

Hardy Memorials

Heritage Club

Hickory & Plaid

Highland Lanes

Katie’s Confections

Kay Simmons Insurance

Kings Island

Leesburg Hardware

Leesburg Market & Meat

New Sabina Industries

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Sisters Tanning

Southern Hills Community Bank

Square One

Star Cinema

The Beach Waterpark

Wellers Plumbing & Heating

Blair & Sharon Aukeman

 

Lynchburg Branch Library:

 

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Belvo

Melissa Bingaman

Lukas Pharmacy

Darlene Michael

Ruth Ann & Christa Moore

New Sabina Industries

Kathy Wallen