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Serving the community of North Baltimore for 95 years.

The North Baltimore Public Library works to promote and encourage education among the Children, Teens, and Adults of North Baltimore. 



The North Baltimore Public Library strives to serve the entire community's needs for learning and entertainment through print and non-print media, in an atmosphere both open and supportive of patrons' information needs.



Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM  Sunday: Closed


Library Staff:

Connie Phillips – Director

Jodi Karhoff – Fiscal Officer

Lori Kaufman – Assistant Director & Cataloging

Cheryl Heilman - Youth Services Coordinator

Holly Emahiser – Processing & Memorials

Deb Zimmerman - Assistant Youth Services Coordinator

Chelcie Berger - InterLibrary Loans

Diana Patterson - Circulation Clerk

Christina Kern – Circulation Clerk


Library Board Members:

President: Mr. Rick Van Mooy

Vice President: Mr. James Miller

Mrs. Beverly Greene / Mrs. Martha Hamlin

Mr. Dennis Miller / Mrs. Ginger Povenmire

Dr. Ralph H. Wolfe


The Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:00 PM.

All meetings are open to the public.



 The Whistle Stop News   

Volume 15 Issue 10                         We Have Books and DVDs that are Scary Good!                     October  2015    

             The Whistle Stop News            

                                                      Serving the people of North Baltimore for 96 years                                      est. 1919



Friends of the Library   Fall Book Sale

The sale is open to the public

October 8th :   9 am – 7:30 pm

October 9th:    9 am – 4:30 pm October 10th:  9 am – 1 pm

    $4 per bag on Saturday!

There is a Friends of the Library only pre-sale on Wednesday, October 7th: 5 pm – 7:30 pm


Volunteers Needed

We are in need of a number of volunteers to help set up and then run the book sale in the Wolfe Community Room. The set up will begin on Wednesday, October 7th.  The more people who help, the faster the sorting and unboxing of books! Then, we need people willing to check out those who come to buy books each day of the sale.  We usually have two people work a 3 hour shift during the Thursday through Saturday hours.  On Saturday we are looking for people who will help us sort and pack up the remaining items for an hour.  Please sign up on the large schedule at the Main Circulation desk.


2016 Membership Drive

The 2016 Membership Drive will begin during the Fall Book Sale. We are hoping to exceed 60 memberships by the end of December. 

Memberships will continue to be accepted throughout the year.  Application forms are available at the Circulation Desk of the Library.  Everyone is encouraged to sign up today!


Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6-7:30 pm

Stop by the Library for a special treat!


Watch for a Library float in the upcoming N.B. Halloween parade.

Saturday, October 31st

at 7 PM.

                    We offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Library          




Join us for knitting and crocheting

OCTOBER 15TH @ 6:30 PM

Bring your own project

Beginner’s welcome!  Adults only please.




Join us Wednesday, October 21st

@ 6:30 pm

In the Wolfe Community Room

Family Show for all ages!



Adult Pinterest Project


*bring your own wine glass(es) & paint brushes

October 19th @ 6:00pm in the Wolfe Community Room


Check out our Pinterest page


Almanac – October  

October is for the Eighth Month.

Latin octo "eight" + -ber (adj)
Latin: “October mensis” – eighth month.


October’s Birthstone is the Opal, which is a vivid pink gemstone.

October’s Flower is the Calendula, which symbolizes “grief and jealousy.”

You can do renewals on-line at our website.  Sign on and click on the “Catalog” button to go to our on-line catalog services.

You will need your library card number as well as your PIN number



October’s Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon.
The first moon after the harvest moon is the hunter's moon, so named as the preferred month to hunt summer-fattened deer and fox unable to hide in now bare fields. Like the harvest moon, the hunter's moon is also particularly bright and long in the sky, giving hunters the opportunity to stalk prey at night. Other names include the travel moon and the dying grass moon.


October’s Full Moon will be on the 27th.


  The week of September 14th was a very active one for the Children's Room at the NB Library!  On Tuesday morning, WILD ABOUT EYES, a special Story Time about keeping your eyes healthy & safe was held for preschoolers.  Special guest readers pictured above, Wes Farbach (NW Ohio District Director for Senator Portman) and Tim Bosserman (District Representative for Congressman Latta), read stories about taking care of your eyes and gettingglasses.  Afterwards the children were able to explore hands on activities such as viewing microscopes, kaleidoscopes, eye charts and trying on glasses, safety goggles and sports helmets.  Each child received a gift bag containing a book, sunglasses and more information for parents.  The library would like to thank the PREVENT BLINDNESS OHIO organization for sharing it's message with our community.  Stop by the library for additional safety information and children's coloring books.


   At Wednesday's After School Story Mission, Amanda Gamby from Wood County Solid Waste Management District, visited with a few wiggly friends.  The subject for the day was WORMS & Composting.  Children dug right into it!


Pictured are Jesse & Javin Whitaker; Darrel Rader in center.





Pictured are Josie Doe & Aralyn Lanham








On Thursday evening, the library went next door to the NB Area Historical Society for it's 3rd annual Barbie Tea Party.  Tea or apple juice was served with 3 yummy tea courses beginning with veggies and ending with mini-cupcakes.  Caprice Cheney shared some of her Barbie collection focusing on movies & television characters.  Though most children weren't familiar with Marilyn Monroe or Frank Sinatra, there were plenty of Barbies & Kens they recognized and loved! 


North Baltimore Public Library

August 2015 Memorials


Tea Time with God

In Memory of: Shirley Langenkamp

Given By: N.B. Library Staff



In Memory of: Phillip Carl Bucher

Given By: Rick May


The Decision

In Memory of: Aneta Greiner

Given By: Class of 1949


Veteran’s Day

In Memory of: Marshall Mullins

Given By: North Baltimore Class of 1964


The Photograph

In Memory of: Aneta Greiner

Given By: Her Friend Esther Heilman

Holidays to Remember: October


October is . . . . Adopt-A-Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, Clock Month, Dessert Month and Popcorn Poppin' Month


October 1 is .  . Older Persons Day

October 2 . . Guardian Angel Day 

October 3 is .  . Wear Denim Day

October 4 is . . . . . Broderick Crawford Day (10-4)

October 5 is . . . . . Teachers Day

October 6 is . . . . . Mad Hatter Day

October 7 is . . . . . Smile Day

October 8 is . . . . . Spin a Top Day

October 9 is . . . . . Be Curious Day

October 10. . .Angel Food Cake Day

October 11 is . . . . Take a Teddy

                                  Bear to WorkDay

October 12 is . . . . Old Farmers Day

October 13 is . . . . Peanut Festival

October 14 is . . . . Dessert Day

October 15  White Cane Safety Day

October 16 is . . . . Dictionary Day

October 17 is . . . . Wear Something

                 Gaudy Day

October 18 is . . . . No Beard Day

October 19 is . . . . Evaluate Your

   Life Day

October 20 . . . Love Your Body Day

October 21 is . . . . Count Your

                                   Buttons Day

October 22 is . . . . Nut Day

October 23 is . . . . TV Talk Show

    Host Day

October 24 is . . . . Bologna Day

October 25   Make a Difference Day

October 26 is . . . . Mule Day

October 27  Cranky Co-Worker Day

October 28 is . . . . Chocolate Day

October 29 is . . . . Internet

   Awareness Day

October 30 is . . . . Candy Corn Day

October 31 is . . . . Magic Day



Oct. 4 – Audrey Schetter – age 7

Oct. 7 – Aaron Keeran – age 5

Oct. 7 – Mason Seitz – age 5

Oct. 7 – Olyvia Amburgey – age 6

Oct. 7 – Autumn Buder – age 11

Oct. 8 – Brody Clark – age 4

Oct. 8 – Brynnali Clark – age 4

Oct. 8 – Lilyana Clark – age 4

Oct. 10 – Mackenzie Fifer – age 5

Oct. 12 – Donivin Webb – age 4 

Oct. 12 – Alexis Proffitt – age 9   

Oct. 12 - Rachel Patterson – age 10

Oct. 14 – Thomas Snyder – age 5

Oct. 14 – Gabriel Patterson – age 7

Oct. 16 – Kayden Lindquist – age 7

Oct. 17 – Morgan Spence – age 12

Oct. 21 – Madisyn Ferguson  age 10

Oct. 21 - Weston Heitkamp – age 11

Oct. 25 – Bryson Reynolds – age 2

Oct. 26 – Lexi Phillips – age 6

Oct. 26 – Jonah Hagemyer – age 7

Oct. 27 – Evan Gaertner – age 6

Oct. 28 - Rowan Spangenberg – age 10

Oct. 29 – Logan Johnson – age 3

Oct. 29 – Isabella Hyden – age 5

Oct. 29 – Jack Clark – age 7

Oct. 30 – Braxton Simon – age 6


Scottish Prayer


From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

NB Library Children’s Events

October 2015

Bingo– Thursday, Oct. 1 from 3-4 pm for all ages

New! Homeschool Club

Monday mornings @ 10 am

Parents meet with parents - Kids play & learn!

Preschool Story Time– Tuesday mornings @ 10 am

Kid’s Crafts– Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 3-4 pm

Lego Hour– Tuesdays, Oct. 13-27 from 3-4 pm for all ages

After School Story Mission – Wednesdays, Oct. 14-28 from 3-3:45 pm for grades K-4

Movie Time – CINDERELLA (2015)

Thursday, Oct. 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm


Wednesday, Oct. 21

 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for a fun and educational night all about Yo Yos and other spinning toys!  Family Show for all ages!

Kinect Play– Thursday, Oct. 22 from 3-4 pm for all ages

NB Community Trick-or-Treat

Thurs., Oct. 29 from 6-7:30 pm

NB Halloween Parade- Oct. 31 @ 7 pm


@ the NB Library

J4T(Just for Teens) is for grades 5-8.  Weekly Activities & Teen-approved SNACKS!


Thurs., Oct. 8 ~ 3-4 pm

Fall Craftsin Teen Area


Thurs., Oct. 15 ~ 3:30-4:30 pm

Kinect games & more!


Thurs., Oct. 22 ~ 6:30-7:30 pm


Beware!  Are you ready for Pumpkin Guts?!?  Pumpkin Games & Snacks!


Thurs., Oct. 29 ~ 3:30-4:30 pm


Sue Miklovic from OSU Extension

Come to the library when you are trick or treating.  We will love to see your costume and you will get a treat for stopping in!

Wolfe Community Room

  House too small to fit all the visiting relatives?  The Wolfe Community Room is perfect for your family holiday get together.   The room can be rented for $45.00 for day use/ $25.00 security deposit.  Cash only please.  

  There is a kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave.

  The room use is first come - first served.

You can request items from other Libraries at home on the Internet using our online catalog.  Just go to our website at:

Click on the Catalog button. You will need your Library card to login.

Did You Know?....

The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.


Check out the website for the North Baltimore Area Historical Society.  It’s at:

Halloween Safety Tips


Carry a flashlight.

Walk, don't run.

Stay on Sidewalks.

Obey traffic signals.

Stay in familiar neighborhoods.

Don't cut across yards or driveways.

Wear a watch you can read in the dark.

Make sure costumes don't drag on the ground.

Shoes should fit (even if they don't go with your costume.)

Carry only flexible knives, swords or other props.

(If no sidewalk) walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.

Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape.

Approach only houses that are lit.

Stay away from animals you don't know.


Young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult.

Children should carry their phone number on a card in case they get separated so they can call home.



-Make sure your yard is clear of such things as ladders, hoses, dog leashes and flower pots that can trip the young ones.

-Pets get frightened on Halloween, so put them up to protect them from cars or inadvertently biting a trick-or-treater.

-If you do use candles, place the pumpkin well away from where trick-or-treaters will be walking or standing.

-Make sure paper or cloth yard decorations won't be blown into a flaming candle.


   We have 2 laminators available for use.

    The large laminator is used for items up to 25 inches wide and requires 15 minutes to warm up.

There is a charge of $1 per running foot for this machine.

   The small laminator is at the Main desk and requires 10 to 15 minute to warm up.

   The charge is $1 for large sheets up to 8 1/2” x 11”, and .50 cents for small items such as I.D. cards.


Really Bad Halloween Jokes

Why do witches use brooms to fly on?
Because vacuum cleaner cords are so short.


Why don't mummies take vacations?
They're afraid they'll relax and unwind.


  Why do demons and ghouls hang out together?
Because demons are a ghouls best friend!

What did the little ghost have in his rock collection?



Monday -- Thursday:  9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday:  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

Sunday:  Closed


 Library Staff:

Connie Phillips – Director

Lori Kaufman – Asst. Director & Cataloging

Jodi Karhoff – Fiscal Officer

Cheryl Heilman - Youth Services Coordinator

Holly Emahiser – Processing & Memorials

Deb Zimmerman –Asst. Youth Services Coor.

Chelcie Berger - InterLibrary Loans

Diana Patterson - Circulation Clerk

Christina Kern – Circulation Clerk

Rosemary Daniels – Housekeeping

Sean Mills – Landscaping

Chad Ryder -- Maintenance 



Board Members:

President: Mr. Rick Van Mooy

Vice President: Mr. James Miller

Mrs. Beverly Greene / Mrs. Martha Hamlin / Mr. Dennis Miller / Mrs. Ginger Povenmire / Dr. Ralph H. Wolfe


The Board meets on the Second Monday of each month at 5:00 PM.


All meetings are open to the public.


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North Baltimore Public Library

Dedicated to:  Stephen Cram – Editor Constituo



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Connie Phillips – Director
Lori Kaufman – Ass't Director & Cataloging
Jodi Karhoff - Fiscal Officer
Cheryl Heilman - Youth Services Coordinator
Holly Emahiser – Processing & Memorials
Deb Zimmerman - Ass’t Children's Coordinator
Chelcie Berger - Circulation Clerk & InterLibrary Loans
Diana Patterson - Circulation Clerk
Cristina Kern - Circulation Clerk
 Board Members:
Mr. Rick Van Mooy
Vice President
Mr. James Miller
Mrs. Beverly Greene
Mrs. Martha Hamlin
Mr. Dennis Miller
Mrs. Ginger Povenmire
Dr. Ralph H. Wolfe
The Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:00 PM.
All meetings are open to the public.


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