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.
Volume 14 Issue 1 Start the New Year off right with a good book. January 2014
The Whistle Stop News
The Biggest Little Library in North West Ohio - Serving North Baltimore since 1919
Cold Start to the New Year
When the Wood County Sheriff declares a Level 2 or a Level 3 Snow Emergency, the Library closes.
Materials that are due that day will not be checked in until the next day we are open. No late fees will be assessed for the days we are closed.
During a Level 1 we will be open normal hours.
Please drive carefully.
The Friends of the North Baltimore Library are accepting new members and the renewals of past members.
All members were sent a membership reminder and form. If you were a member and have not turned in your membership for 2014, it is not too late. And if you’ve lost your form, extra forms are available. Membership fees are taken at the main circulation desk. We also have thank you gifts available when you pay your membership.
2013 Was a Good Year for the Library
We strive to be a place that feels welcoming to the public and provides services that will meet their needs. We circulated over 110,000 items this year. We send around 1900 of our books to other libraries each month. We are a part of SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) which benefits our patrons so much. It allows access to many more items so that patrons can get almost anything they want. We have an on-line catalog that allows searches of not just our Library but every library that is also a member of SEO.
The children’s room has many activities during the year. We have a Toddler Story Time and we also have an after-school program on Wednesday.
We have movies and play on the Kinect and build with Legos.
We also have craft days as well as a summer and a winter reading program. There’s a lot for the children to do throughout the year.
We also have programs for Teens. They had programs with games and pizza and did many activities and craft projects. This year they made locker organizers, rubber band bracelets, did a cup song event, decorated Christmas ornaments and made turkey wreaths.
We are so thankful to our community for all your support during the year. We couldn’t have done it without you.
All in all I feel it was a very good year for the library and our goal is to continue to provide the best service for the community that we can in the coming year.
Connie Phillips, Director
As we start a New Year, please make sure that we have your correct address, telephone and email address on file.
The Library will be open regular hours on
Martin Luther King’s Birthday, January 20st.
2014 will be the Chinese Year of the Horse. And I just got used to writing “Snake” on my checks.
Children’s News & Notes
Wednesdays from 3-3:45 pm
for grades K-4
The last Wednesday of the month will be Bingo Day!
All ages are welcome to play for prizes!
On days when NB schools are closed due to weather, we will offer alternate activities at 3 pm. If there is a 3 hour delay, the event will be held at 4 pm when school is out.
Special January Events:
Tuesday, Jan. 7 & 21 from 3-4 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 14 & 28 from 3-4 pm
Coming in February-
WINTER READING OLYMPICS &
the return of Tuesday morning
STORY TIME for preschoolers @ 10!
For Tweens (grades 5-8)
TWEEN SNOWFLAKE CRAFTS
Thursday, Jan. 9 from 3:30-4:30 pm
TWEEN GAME DAY
Thursday, Jan. 16 from 3:30-4:30 pm
PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS
Thursday, Jan. 23 & 30 from 3:30-4:30 pm
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230 N. Main St. North Baltimore, OH 45872
Phone: (419) 257-3621
Fax: (419) 257-3859
The Whistle Stop News
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North Baltimore Public Library
A book in the hand is worth two on the shelf!
Birthday Club February 2015
Feb. 1 – Maverick DeWalt – age 7
Feb. 3 - Mackayla Fifer – age 6
Feb. 3 – Madisun Webb – age 6
Feb. 4 - Eliza Baker – age 2
Feb. 6 – Iszayiah Sheridan – age 8
Feb. 7 - Andrew Benedict – age 2
Feb. 7 – Olivia Busch – age 8
Feb. 9 – Brody Minich – age 5
Feb. 9 – Aidan Sponsler – age 10
Feb. 12 – Evan Pelton – age 10
Feb. 12 – Bill Sheeks – age 9
Feb. 12 – Denny Simon – age 11
Feb. 14 – Quinn Landenberger – age 8
Feb. 18 – Olivia Courtney – age 10
Feb. 19 – Paige Rosselet – age 12
Feb. 21 – Cory (Corbin) Jackman – age 12
Feb. 21 – Gabriel Berger – age 4
Feb. 22 – Logan Saum – age 10
Feb. 24 – Eli Franks – age 12
Feb. 25 – Hunter Baker – age 12
Feb. 25 – Savannah Kowalski – age 3
Feb. 26 – Aidan Houck – age 12
Feb. 28 – Nellie Murray – age 8Wolfe 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 one day's use.
(There is a refundable $25 deposit on keys.)
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 on-line catalog. Just go to our website at: http://nbpubliclibrary.organd click on the Catalog button. You will need your Library card to log-in.
Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home. ~Carol Nelson
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Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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