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Cierra and Carter at the Peebles Library. Carter read 100 books for the 1000 Book Pre-Kindergarten program.

By Julia McCane-Knox

All Adams County Public Library locations offer a weekly curbside meal program for children 18 and under. Each child will receive a bag of seven balanced meals for the week as well as a craft kit or activity, which children, as well as parents and caregivers, can pick up. To collect your meals, please call the library upon arrival and indicate the child’s full name. Meals for this program are provided by the Children’s Hunger Alliance, an equal opportunity provider.

The Adams County Public Library, in partnership with the Office of the Governor of Ohio, Leadership Adams, the Adams County Developmental Disorders Board and other funding partners, are proud to present the Imagination Library of Dolly Parton! Thanks to this program, children under 5 receive a special book from the Imagination Library every month. You can register your child online, at any CAPL location or by mail. Go to, hover over “Resources” and click on “Imagination Library” to download the registration form or register for the program online.

Catch and study snowflakes with the Adams County Public Library’s Imagination Lab. This program is for all ages; however, the little ones will need the help of an adult. This program will last for the month of January. In this program, you will catch and watch snowflakes on black construction paper. You will also need a magnifying glass (optional), warm winter clothes and snowfall. You will keep the black paper in the freezer until it starts to snow. When it snows, put on your winter clothes and take the frozen paper outside. Hold the black paper flat so you can catch the falling snowflakes. Tip: Hold your paper by the edges so your hands don’t melt the snowflakes. Once you are done catching the snowflakes, look at them with your magnifying glass. Check their similarities and differences and write them down on a piece of paper. Go to libraries for seasonal crafts to take out.

It’s a new year, a new chapter. Read and listen to the songs you love on Libby. Libby is the mobile app for the Ohio Digital Library, a great place to browse e-books, audiobooks, and magazines, including self-help e-books, yoga audiobooks, and magazines online about healthy eating. You can read or listen to your cash registers in your browser or download the Libby app for your mobile devices. In addition, you can borrow up to 10 titles at a time and request up to 10 titles that are not available. To collect an item, all you need is your library card number and PIN.

Enjoy videos of popular children’s books, recorded in English and American Sign Language. The videos can be viewed in a unique niche academy hosted by the SEO Service Center. The new videos are presented in partnership with Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures, Worthington Libraries and the State Library of Ohio. The project was funded by an LSTA grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, awarded by the Ohio State Library. The entertaining videos were created and edited by the Worthington Libraries with Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures providing the ASL performers. Each video contains the illustrated story, ASL interpretation, audible narration, and closed captioning. Go to then click on the “ASL Storytime Videos” tab.

For more information about the library, check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or call your local library: Manchester Library: 937-549-3359 – North Adams Library: 937-386-2556 – Peebles Library: 937-587- 2085 – West Union Library: 937-544-2591.



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