Annual Report 2013

HIGHLAND COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY

ANNUAL REPORT 2013

 

System Report Greenfield Branch Report Leesburg Branch Report Lynchburg Branch Report
The Numbers Outreach Adult Programs Displays Donations

 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Fred Yochum, President
Jeff Cloud, Vice President
Kim Douglas, Secretary
Stephen Hunter
Larry Nartker
Mary Ellen McCarty
Sharon Higgins

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 - 2013

Jennifer West, Director

    2013 seemed to fly by for the Highland County District Library.  While the migration to SIRSI/Dynix’s “Symphony" circulation system has been a disappointment, we hope the situation will improve.  Computer Services Librarian Brenda Fisher and I along with other representatives of the SEO membership have met with the State Library of Ohio to discuss our options.

    The annual circulation for 2013 was 534,068.  This includes the circulation of e-formats (e-books, digital or downloadable audio, and videos).  We have concerns about the validity of this number as it does not reflect our daily use.  We continue to be very busy with serving our patrons, story times, book sales, programs and the ILL shipments.

    Our meeting room has been used by the Freestore Foodbank, Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, Daughters of the American Revolution, Buckeye Online School, Ohio Virtual Academy, African American Awareness Research Council, local Girl Scout and Cub Scout groups, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Electronic Classroom Of Tomorrow, a presentation on the JFK assassination, and assistance with Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment.

    Senator Bob Peterson, State Representative Cliff Rosenberger, and Jim Millikin of the Secretary of State’s office have also used the libraries to meet with the public.  The four libraries remain a drop-off location for “Holiday Mail for Heroes” cards to be distributed to service personnel, their families and veterans.

    We had a continuing education experience thanks to the State Library of Ohio’s “Tech Petting Zoo” at both the Hillsboro and Greenfield libraries.  The staff was able to handle and operate all manner of gizmos, such as Ipads, tablets and Kindles.

    I proctored exams for five local students and made monthly visits to Belfast Head Start and the Laurels, Highland House and Heartland nursing homes.  I also participated in the Highland District Hospital’s Health Fair, a “Bright Night” at the Bright Local elementary school, and an open house at Hillsboro Elementary School.  The Hillsboro Kindergarten classes visited us again for “Community Day” in September and took a tour of the Hillsboro library as well as enjoying a story time.

    We have had PC Reservation Internet access software installed at Hillsboro.  The patrons like the freedom of logging themselves in.  However we are struggling to get daily use statistics for our records!

    After 27 years of service, Donna Stout retired.  When she started working at the Hillsboro location everything was done by hand.  We thank her for her years of service and wish her a happy retirement.  I also 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 2013:

At Hillsboro, 220 children signed up for the "Merry Money" program.  143 picked up $3,398 of the "Merry Money".  A total of $3,185 was spent in the Merry Money shop which was held in the Hillsboro library building.

At Greenfield, 82 children signed up.  40 picked up $635 of Merry Money, all of which was spent.

At Lynchburg, 111 signed up and 76 children picked up $1,790 of Merry Money.  $1,765 was spent.

This year Leesburg offered “The Polar Express Experience,” based on the book and film.  Each of the 80 children who signed up received a “golden ticket” for every 10 books they checked out.  These tickets were entered into a drawing for Walmart gift cards.  The Experience consisted of a "train ride" to the North Pole.  On the way, the conductor and elves sang songs, played games and read Christmas stories, including “The Polar Express.”  The 55 children who participated drank hot chocolate and had nougat candy.  Upon arriving at the North Pole, Santa hopped on board the train and talked to each child while handing out goodie bags of train and Christmas related items.  When the train returned to Leesburg the children were able to decorate ornaments to hang on the library Christmas tree.

 
THE NUMBERS:

County Population (2011 estimate):  42,998
Circulation:  534,068
Per capita circulation is 12.4 items

Registered Borrowers:    
Adults    22,386
Juvenile    3,766
    26,152

System Circulation for 2013:
 

 

Hillsboro

Greenfield

Lynchburg

Leesburg

Totals

Books

103,487

40,199

26,391

27,860

197,937

Audio Books

6,666

1,089

520

500

8,775

Music

2,254

1,387

730

406

4,777

CD-ROMs

348

160

119

98

725

Computer Use

21,006

8,527

5,399

4,483

39,415

Periodicals

8,789

3,018

1,603

885

14,295

DVDs

69,588

24,113

10,697

8,394

112,792

VHS Tapes

6,354

2,634

1,409

407

10,804

Misc. Formats

2,117

979

921

328

4,345

ILL to other SEO libraries

22,012

6,534

8,449

4,479

41,474

ILL from other SEO libraries

40,910

16,282

11,071

9,358

77,621

In-house use

2,765

2,132

887

1,855

7,639

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

286,296

107,054

68,196

59,053

520,599

E-formats (see following page “Digital Circulation” for more detail)

13,469

 

534,068

                 
"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    3,422    
        
Average Reference Transactions in a Typical Week    239    
        
Average Non-Reference* Transactions in a Typical Week    575    
(*directional, policy, mechanical)
Digital Circulation 2013

In 2013 the Ohio eBook Project and the SEO Digital Catalog merged into “The Ohio Digital Library,” a digital consortium of 179 Ohio libraries.  The libraries share a collection of digital media that includes eBooks, audiobooks, music and video.  The holdings include over thirty-one thousand copies of more than nineteen thousand individual titles.
 

Formats

Check outs by HCDL Patrons

Adobe EPUB eBook

4,970

 

Adobe PDF eBook

327

 

Disney Online Book

22

 

Kindle Book

4,422

 

Open EPUB eBook

83

 

Open PDF eBook

3

 

OverDrive MP3 Audiobook

1,521

 

OverDrive Music

15

 

OverDrive READ

759

 

OverDrive Video

17

 

OverDrive Video (mobile)

10

 

OverDrive WMA Audiobook

641

 

Pending (Audiobook)

202

 

Pending (eBook)

7

 

Pending (Music)

1

 

Pending (eBook)

469

 

 

 

 

Ebooks Checkouts

11,062

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Audiobooks Checkouts

 

 2,364

 

 

 

 

 

Music Checkouts

 

 16

 

 

 

 

 

Video Checkouts

 

 27

 

 

 

Total Digital Checkouts

13,469

 

    
    
“Pending” categories refer to a book having been checked out but not yet downloaded or no format has been selected.  The circulation still counts, but the title can't be properly assigned a format until the patron chooses one.  Once the patron downloads the book, it will be assigned to the correct category.

There are also times when a title will be checked out by a patron and never downloaded, thus it will remain in pending.

PROGRAMS:

Location

Number of Programs

Type of Program

Attendance

Hillsboro

36

Adult Programs

560

 

155

Juvenile Programs

4,534

 

 

Other Locations

1,859

Total:

191

Programs

6,953

 

Number of Programs

 

Attendance

Greenfield

78

Adult Programs

1,031

 

152

Juvenile Programs

1,382

 

 

Other Locations

 

Total:

230

Programs

2,413

 

Number of Programs

 

Attendance

Leesburg

92

Adult Programs

1,144

 

76

Juvenile Programs

3,310

 

 

Other Locations

772

Total:

168

Programs

5,226

 

Number of Programs

 

Attendance

Lynchburg

61

Adult Programs

1,148

 

113

Juvenile Programs

2,133

 

 

Other Locations

843

Total:

174

Programs

4,124

 

 

 

 

Totals

267

Adult Programs

3,883

 

496

Juvenile Programs

11,359

 

 

Other Locations

3,474

Total:

763

Programs

18,716

 

 

OUTREACH:

Outreach was provided to 463 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 snow queen, the Statue of Liberty and a Leprechaun and gave programs on Milton Caniff and Steve Canyon, National Corn Flake Day, pearls and readings of Shel Silverstein’s poems.
 
HILLSBORO CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Written by Joan Cockerill, Head of Children's Department

    The year 2013 was another busy and fun-filled year in the Children’s Department.  Miss Stephani presented 2 story times each week to our 2 to 5 years olds.  We presented 123 programs in the library which were attended by over 1,300 children.  Our outreach programs were presented to about 500 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 over 300 children signing up to read with us.  Our theme “Dig into Reading” took us in many directions, including underground animals, dinosaurs, pirates, construction trucks, gardening and bugs.  Heidi Devine from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources shared a very interesting program on animals that live underground for our kick-off.

    Our Lego group for 3rd to 5th graders continues to grow and we hope to get it built up with more children participating.  Our passive programs were very popular with the children and we had over 3,100 participate in 32 passive programs.

    We welcomed Debbie Fister as a new staff member in June.

    In September, all the Hillsboro Elementary kindergarteners visited the library 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 with over 1,600 children this year.

    Registration for our "Merry Money Christmas Club" started October 1st and continued through November 30th.  We had 220 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 Christmas gifts.

    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, Stephani Young, Emily Fryman and Debbie Fister.

ADULT DEPARTMENT:  Donna Stout, Lyn Tone, Barb Barker, Karen Davis, Lora Davis, Sandra Duplain, Nikki Fain, Deanna Flinn, Vickie Johnson, Brenda Matesic-Little, Donna O’Dom, and Vanessa Turner.


GREENFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY

Written by Margaret Magee, Branch Manager

2013 was a great year.  We have registered many new patrons and have many new items for our community to share.  We have enjoyed serving our Greenfield community’s informational, educational and entertainment needs.

We had some great 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, Book sales, Summer Reading contests, CPR classes presented by Debbie Hensley, Summer Reading Kick-off, Genealogy Club headed by Earlene Scott, Healthy Eating by Dawna Jo Kiesling, Ohio Benefit Bank Tax Preparation, Quilting Club, Jim Milliken, liaison to Ohio Secretary of State and Jon Hustead.

Children also had many great programs as well.  These were story hours each week for ages 2-4 led by Vickie Everhart.  Summer Reading programs – “Dig into Reading” – we had a sign up of 227 for the summer.  A Season Readings Christmas Club with 82 children involved which was concluded with the Christmas Gift shop on December 7.  We gave school class, 4-H, Scout and preschool tours and programs.  We also had a Library Summer Camp with 230 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, Concerned Veterans of Greenfield, Greenfield Head Start, Highland County Extension Service, CET, Highland County Board of Elections, Greenfield Rotary Club, Greenfield Farmer’s Market Committee, Greenfield Historical Society, Greenfield Soccer Association, Greenfield’s Mothers Club, Education Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio Virtual Academy and others.

We received donations from many local businesses, clubs and individuals including Greenfield Mother’s Club, New Sabina Industries, McDonalds, Robbins Village Florist, Subway, Domino’s, Star Cinema, Kroger’s, The Glitz, Save-A-Lot, Johnson’s Dairy Isle, Community Markets, Bob Evans, Dakota’s, Jeff’s Embroidery, Greenfield Chiropractic, Buck’s Tire Service, Tecumseh, CARE Chiropractic, Big City Pizza, W 7 W Cleaners, 3 Spoons Diner, Lowe’s, Walgreen’s, Frisch’s, Greenfield’s Homestead, Long’s Retreat, The Party Pit, COSI, Kings Island, Newport Aquarium, Renaissance Festival and other patron gifts.

There were many wonderful displays in our showcase this year: Coca-Cola memorabilia (George Foltz), Crochet (Deb Wise), Moose (Jogi Roe), Photography (Burch Peabody) Old McClain School pictures and articles (Greenfield Historical Society, Harold and Judy Schmidt), Knitting (Teena Thornton), Nativity scenes (Marian Library, University of Dayton) 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, Greenfield Farmers market Meetings, GSAY Soccer Meetings, Greenfield Voting Site, Greenfield Area Medical Center Stroke Support, Boy Scouts, ECOT and Ohio Virtual Academy, Ohio Services for the Visually Impaired) have used the room for their meetings and events.

2013 has moved by quickly.  Our staff, patrons, and community working together make a great team to enrich our community.  We look forward to serving our community in 2014.

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

 


LEESBURG BRANCH LIBRARY

Written by Sharon Aukeman, Branch Manager

2013 was another busy and challenging year for the staff at the Leesburg Branch Library.  While our circulation of materials keeps us busy, computer usage has increased greatly by patrons needing our assistance with employment searches, writing resumes, and other employment related tasks that must now be done online.  This year we again offered on-site proctor exam services for long-distance learning students living in the Leesburg area, and assisted many of our patrons with their new e-book reading devices.  Keeping up with today’s technology has been extremely challenging for both patrons and staff!

This year, our adult programs included our two book sales, Veteran’s Day Appreciation Breakfast, visits from the Highland County Extension Agent, and our Holiday Mail for Heroes.  As in the past, we celebrated Valentine’s Day, Halloween (Beggar’s Night) and Christmas (Luminaria) with the community of Leesburg.  Our activity room is used for our monthly teen and adult book groups and our weekly story times.   We continue to host an active Knit Together group that meets weekly.

We continue to have a very active program schedule for our children.  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 Clown, Winston the Book Wolf, and our local fire department during Fire Safety Week.   The Greenfield Head-Start classes visited us this year for a tour of the library and a story time activity.  Our “Dig into Reading” summer reading program was a huge success!  Programs during the summer included Ronald McDonald, Archeology students, a life-size “Dig the Adventure” board game, a local potter and the Reading Rocks Band.  Instead of the Merry Money program we have done in the past, our library did the “Polar Express Experience”.  The "Experience" consisted of a "train ride" to the North Pole.  The decorated community room served as the train.  On the way, the conductor and elves sang songs, played games and read Christmas stories, including The Polar Express.  Kids drank hot chocolate and had nougat candy.  Once we arrived at the North Pole, Santa hopped on board the train and talked to each child while handing out goodie bags.  We arrived back in Leesburg where kids were able to decorate ornaments to hang on our Christmas tree.  We held a drawing (for Wal-Mart gift cards) of “golden tickets” children had earned by reading books during the months of October and November.  We also participated in the Fairfield School “Lions on Literacy” Night.  The book the children read was “The Lemonade War”.  Staff members who attended the event dressed up as lemons and spoke to the students and their parents 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, “Beneath the Surface” as well as various reading contests we held for them throughout the year.  We had several high school students volunteer with us this year as part of their community service requirement for the Fairfield School System.  We appreciate their willingness to blow leaves off our front walk, dress up as characters for our summer reading and Christmas programs or help us keep our library neat and clean.

We enjoy working 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.

The Leesburg Library was fortunate again this year to be supported by many businesses and patrons in the greater Leesburg area.  Through their donations of books and other materials, we were able to host two book sales which enable us to provide materials for our story times.  Financial donations assist us with our summer reading programming.

We continue to encourage our patrons to share their collections with us in our display case.  This year’s displays included paintings by a local artist, items being sold at the Cabin Arts Festival, quilts, pottery, and old cameras.

In October our staff member, Lyn Tone, became the Circulation Manager at Hillsboro.  We were very excited for Lyn’s new adventure but she left big shoes to fill.  We hired a new part-time employee, Ashley Rainey.  Ashley is very energetic and passionate about our Leesburg patrons, especially our teens.  She is now presiding over our SPARX teen reading group.  We welcome her new ideas and enthusiasm for our library.

The rest of the staff continues to work diligently to provide the best possible service to our patrons.  Although we continue to be challenged with new technologies and methods to accomplish our tasks, the Leesburg Library staff remains steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our patrons and our community.

Leesburg Staff:  Sharon Aukeman, Branch Manager; Rebecca Howard, Shirley Fetters, Lyn Tone (now at Hillsboro), Belinda Baldwin, Ashley Rainey


LYNCHBURG BRANCH LIBRARY

Written by Elaine Williams, Branch Manager
                        
            The Lynchburg Branch Library continued to be an important part of our community in 2013.
            
            Our weekly programs included three children’s story times and our Knit-n-Stitch group for adults on Wednesday afternoons. The Pageturners Book Club continued to meet on the first Monday of each month. Library staff presented the annual Christmas Tea in December, with good food, music, and the “Pass the Parcel” game enjoyed by all.
 
            Our summer reading themes for adults, teens, and children were “Dig into Reading,” “Beneath the Surface,” and “Groundbreaking Reads.” We kicked off the summer with our annual sidewalk chalk & popsicles program. This year’s theme gave us lots of fun opportunities! The first week, we held a very popular Potato Chip Taste Test. The winning chip was Ruffles brand. Other programs for kids were: a Pirate Treasure Hunt, a Dinosaur Dig, Construction Fun, an Indiana Jones party, and making hemp jewelry. All programs were well attended. There were 88 adults, 22 teens, and 195 children signed up for the summer reading clubs in 2013.
 
            Outreach to the elementary school continued in 2013. Staff participated in the Project M.O.R.E. literacy program, and presented “Lynchburg Then and Now” talks to the third grade classes once in the spring and once in the fall. In April, Elaine Williams brought her “Tornado Talk” to 96 kindergarteners.  A fifth-grade math teacher met with students for tutoring at the library on a regular basis. Several scout groups returned for tours of the library and its resources and for information on local history.
 
            Our activity room was used for Lynchburg Historical Society meetings and counseling for veterans throughout the year.  Patrons filled our display cases with gemstones, a truly amazing eraser collection (featuring at least two thousand erasers), Hot Wheels, baseball cards, patriotic items, action figures, hound-related items, and vintage children’s books.  Local author Blaze Strain held a book-signing in September.
 
            Congratulations to Carol Frost for completing fifteen years of library service! We look forward to serving our patrons in 2014.
 
 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 Wilbert Kenneth Cumberland and Ronald Eugene Rockhold; Dawna Jo Kiesling, family nutrition; Angela Ruble, American Sign Language classes; Childbirth classes; a book signing for Blaze Strain, the “No Strings Attached” puppet troupe; a Plant Swap; Carol Cartaino, “Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing;” book sales; Jim Milliken, representative from Ohio Secretary of State office; and Barb Barker, “A Christmas Craft program”.

GREENFIELD:  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, Book sales, Summer Reading contests, CPR classes presented by Debbie Hensley, Summer Reading Kick-off, Genealogy Club headed by Earlene Scott, Healthy Eating by Dawna Jo Kiesling, Ohio Benefit Bank Tax Preparation, Quilting Club, Jim Milliken, liaison to Ohio Secretary of State and Jon Hustead.

LEESBURG:  Book sales, Veteran’s Day Appreciation Breakfast, visits from the Highland County Extension Agent, Holiday Mail for Heroes, Knit Together group, Teacher Outreach, monthly teen and adult book groups, and celebrations for Valentine’s Day, Halloween (Beggar’s Night) and Christmas (Luminaria).

LYNCHBURG:  Knit-n-Stitch group, the Pageturners Book Club, Annual Christmas Tea, and a book signing for author Blaze Strain.

DISPLAYS:

HILLSBORO:   Currency, Dan Benkiel; Black History Month; Appalachian Artisans Guild; Baskets, Mary Nelson; Madame Alexander First Ladies of the United States dolls, Charlene Tarr; Quilt blocks, Donna Stout; Handmade jewelry, Nancy Wilson; Ink Wells and Antique School Supplies, Charlotte Pack; Tractors, Guy Dyers; books on Rocks and Minerals; Rock display, Ed O’Dom; Crafts to Make for Christmas, Library Staff..

CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT:  Winter and snowmen, Dr. Martin L. King and Black History, Amelia Bedelia, Valentine’s Day, Dr. Seuss, Wind, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, Graphic Novels, National Library Week, rain, Gardening, Mother’s Day, Summer Reading Club, Construction, Underground animals, Father’s Day, Pirates, Healthy food, Bugs, Fourth of July, Summer , Cats and kittens, Back to School, County Fair, Labor Day, Lego Club, Grandparent’s Day, Fall, Columbus Day, Halloween, Voting, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Night Before Christmas.

GREENFIELD:  Coca-Cola memorabilia (George Foltz), Crochet (Deb Wise), Moose (Jogi Roe), Photography (Burch Peabody) Old McClain School pictures and articles (Greenfield Historical Society, Harold and Judy Schmidt), Knitting (Teena Thornton), Nativity scenes (Marian Library, University of Dayton) and “Week of the Child” artwork (Head Start).

LEESBURG:  Paintings by Vicki Gilkinson, local artist; items from the Cabin Arts Festival, quilts by Nancy Sonner, pottery by Lyn Tone and S. Tompkins, art contest winners, Summer Reading program, Old cameras by Shirley Fetters, Polar Express, and Santa collection by Sharon Aukeman.

LYNCHBURG:  gemstones, eraser collection, Hot Wheels, baseball cards, patriotic items, action figures, Veteran’s Day, Hound-related items, and vintage children’s books.

DONATIONS AND GIFTS

Hillsboro:
 

Nancy Perin Axmacher in memory of her grandmother, Lyne Letcher Spargur, David McKenna and Lesia Langston McKenna, donated book in honor of Evelyn Bachman, President, GFWC Ohio 2010-2012, Sylvia Lynn in appreciation of research help in genealogy, Heidi Devine, Altrusa of Highland County, Ohio to the Summer Reading Program, New Sabina Industries to each of the libraries plus an additional donation to Leesburg, Patricia Kelch in memory of Bea Turner, Wilkin-Wilkin Insurance in memory of Bea Turner, John and Jana Fevurly in appreciation of research help, donation in memory of Erma Gibbs, our former co-worker, and Jim Spurlock in appreciation of computer assistance, and many donated items to the book sales.

Greenfield Branch Library:
 

Greenfield Mother’s Club, New Sabina Industries, McDonalds, Robbins Village Florist, Subway, Domino’s, Star Cinema, Kroger’s, The Glitz, Save-A-Lot, Johnson’s Dairy Isle, Community Markets, Bob Evans, Dakota’s, Jeff’s Embroidery, Greenfield Chiropractic, Buck’s Tire Service, Tecumseh, CARE Chiropractic, Big City Pizza, W & W Cleaners, 3 Spoons Diner, Lowe’s, Walgreen’s, Frisch’s, Greenfield’s Homestead, Long’s Retreat, The Party Pit, COSI, Kings Island, Newport Aquarium, Renaissance Festival and other patron gifts.

Leesburg Branch Library:
 

Candle-lite, Chakeres Theaters, Cincinnati Reds, Fetter’s Remodeling, Fifth-Third Bank, Frisch’s, Hardy Memorials, Heritage Club, Highland Lanes, Hillcrest Productions, Katie’s Home Health, Kay Simmons Insurances, Kings Island, Leesburg hardware, Leesburg Market & Meats, Main St. Salon, New Sabina Industries, Saucy Sisters Pizza, Southern Hills Community Bank, Square One, Star Cinema, The Beach Waterpark, Wellers Plumbing & Heating, Becky and Jeff Johnson, Phyllis Smith, and numerous donations of books and other media.

Lynchburg Branch Library:
 

Lukas Pharmacy, Darlene Michael, Christa Moore, Teresa Rammel, and scout member Wesley H. Rosenmayer provided us with a new sign at the Pearl Street entrance to the parking lot.