The Meigs County District Public Library is pleased to announce that we are now offering digital magazines through a service called Zinio. By participating in a group purchase with several libraries who are members of the Southeast Regional Library System (SERLS), we have been able to purchase the digital magazine subscriptions at a greatly reduced cost. Magazines are available to an unlimited number of library customers at one time, so there is no waiting for someone to return the new issue before it is available to you. Everyone can have the new issue as soon as it is published.
As with all of the new technology, there are some hoops to jump through in order to access the content, but library staff is willing and able to help you get started. There is a Zinio link on the library’s homepage which you can click to create your Zinio account. The magazines can be viewed on any number of devices including your home computer, ipad, iphone, Kindle, NOOK, Blackberry and/or Android device. The service also requires use of the Zinio app which is free and can be downloaded from the apple store, Google Play or anywhere you normally download apps for your device. Wi-fi is required for the initial download, but once you have downloaded the content, you do not need wi-fi to view it.
With summer reading in the books, the library staff is looking forward to fall. Fall story times begin September 9th at all library locations. Also, be on the lookout for our regular movie matinees as well as the ever popular Pumpkin Painting program which will be held near the end of October. Don’t forget to contact the library when the book reports and projects begin. We’re always happy to help our local students in any way we can by assisting them in locating sources or by providing access to our computers, printers and copiers.
We will be having our 2nd Annual Quilt Expo on Saturday, Sept. 28th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Start the day off by browsing the quilts that have been entered into the contest as well as the Ohio Donor Quilt and a variety of hand-made quilts that will be on display throughout the library. Sit with experienced quilters and ask questions or even try your hand at quilting with special guest Rosalie Story from The Hemlock Grove Quilters. There will be displays from local vendors including a display of quilting now vs. quilting in the past from the Pomeroy Fabric shop and an antique quilt display from the Chester Shade Historical Society.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Teen Summer Reading Challenge is.... Elizabeth Nease! She was presented with the grand prize of a Kindle Fire HD, sponsored by the Friends of the Meigs County Library. Congratulations Elizabeth!