Adult Winter Reading Club – January & February

Sign up is at the circulation desk.  For every book you read fill out a ticket for a chance to win a cozy winter gift basket loaded with coziness. The basket will be on display at the library. The winning ticket for the basket will be drawn on March 1, 2022.

Introducing the Kensington Cozy Card Program!

Introducing a New Year Round Program starting January 3rd

Kensington Cozy Card. Pick up a Cozy Card bookmark from the circulation desk. For each cozy mystery that you read we will stamp the bookmark. Once you have read ten cozy mystery books just mail the card into the publishing company and receive a free advance copy of a new release!


Definition of a cozy book

Cozy mysteries are fun, light-hearted adventures—with a side of murder. With zany characters that follow a twisty trail of suspects to an unlikely killer. They have little blood with their murders, and limited adult situations.

Cozy Mystery Author suggestions:

Ellery Adams        Julia Buckley            Amanda Flowers          Joanne Fluke

Janet Evanovich       Tonya Kappes          Alexander McCall Smith         Jenn Mckinlay



Featured Collection: Children’s Audio Books

The children’s Department has two types of audio books.  For the younger children there are books with the CD so they can follow along with the story. Looking at the book while listening reinforces reading skills. For the older children there are chapter books on CD that allows their imagination to flourish. These both make great travel companions.  Also, we have free streaming and downloadable audio books for children of all ages on Overdrive.

New STEAM Kits for Check Out

We have added 7 new STEAM kits to check out.  They cover a wide variety of subject, from car engineering and design to construction.  Some are recommended for as young as 2 year olds.  The kids will learn as they play and enjoy them for hours!

Stop by to See the Porcelain Doll Display

Come and enjoy the beautiful porcelain dolls that are being shared by Brittany Miller in our display case.

The display case houses temporary collections or displays on all kinds of subjects. Individuals with collections or organizations with information to share please call Dolly Hickman at the Library 330-424-3117.  Keep an eye on our website or our Facebook page to see what new displays will be coming.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is a great way to start the preschoolers by reading with your child and loving books. We will give you the sheets to keep track of the titles as they are being read. Even if you read the same book more than once it counts. Show us the sheets as they are being completed. There is a measuring chart at the library in the children’s room that tracks your child’s progress. Watch as your child’s name climbs after each sheet of 100 is recorded and they’re progress moves up towards the 1000 books goal. Once completed they will receive a free book of their choice. For more information stop by the library.

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