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Serving the community of North Baltimore for 95 years.



The December  Library Board Meeting is

December 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM




Library Director Announces Holiday Schedule




The Library will be closed all day Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th for Christmas.

Open regular hours on Friday, Dec. 26th.



New Year’s Day

The Library will close at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, December 31st.

Closed for New Year’s Day on January 1st, 2013

Open regular hours on Friday, Jan. 2nd.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale




2015 Membership Drive

The Friends of the Library annual membership drive is running from now until the end of the year.  Stop at the circulation desk to register and get your premium.

Memberships begin at the Individual level for $10.00 and Family for $25.00. 

Other levels are available; please stop at the Main Desk for Membership applications.



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 12                                                    December 2014    

              The Whistle Stop News       


Serving the people of North Baltimore for 95 years est. 1919


Library Director Announces Holiday Schedule


Staff Holiday Luncheon

The Library will close Monday,

Dec.15th, 12-1 pm



The Library will be closed all day Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th for Christmas.

Open regular hours on Friday, Dec. 26th.



New Year’s Day

The Library will close at

4:30 PM on Wednesday, December 31st,Closed for New Year's Day on January 1st, 2015

Open regular hours on Friday, Jan. 2nd.


Happy Holidays from: Connie, Lori, Jodi, Cheryl, Steve, Holly, Deb, Chelcie, Diana, & Christina


Holiday Wishes from the Library Board:

Rick Van Mooy, Jim Miller, Dennis Miller, Bev Greene, Martha Hamlin and

 Dr. Ralph Wolfe.


A Tribute to



Facilities Coordinator

for the North Baltimore Public Library

our dearly departed

co-worker and friend


You will be missed but your memory shall live on as The Whistle Stop News continues...




Steve Cram – Editor

Be thankful for books!




Although it's difficult today to see

beyond the sorrow,

May looking back in memory

help comfort you tomorrow.



Thank you Steve for your years of dedication and service to the North Baltimore Public Library.


Free Computer Classes

   The State Library’s Mobile Computer Lab will offer free   computer classes at the North Baltimore Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 4th


The free classes are:

iPad and eBook at 11:00 am

Please bring your own device (BYOD) and your questions.

If you don't have your own device, you may still attend.


Windows 8 at 12:30 pm

Learn how to navigate and troubleshoot Windows 8.




We’re on the Web at


Check out our new Pinterest page




We offer free Wi-Fi

throughout the Library

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. 

~Roy L. Smith


 Children's Programs

Weekly Events:

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10 am

For children age 1-4 with an adult companion.

The last session will be

Dec. 16.  Story Time will return in March.


After School Story Mission

Wednesdays from 3-3:45 pm

Dec. 3, 10, 17 – No ASSM if NB schools is on holiday

For grades K-4


Special Events:

Kinect Play

Tues., Dec. 9 & 30

From 3-4 pm



Thurs., Dec. 11, from 6-7 pm  & Tues., Dec. 23 from 1:30-2:30 pm


Lego Hour

Tues., Dec. 2 &16

From 3-4 pm



Join our early countdown to ring in the New Year!

Wed, Dec. 31st  from 11-12:30 pm


J4T @ the NB Library

Thurs., Dec. 4,11,18 - 3:30-4:30 pm

Just for Teensis for grades 5-8.


Birthday Club – Dec. 2014


Dec. 1 – Tyler Simon – age 10

Dec. 2 – Chance Jones-Coup – age 12

Dec. 2 – Ryan Main – age 12

Dec. 8 – Loren Mominee – age 11

Dec. 10 – Kiean Wheeler – age 3

Dec. 11 – Timmothy Simon – age 12

Dec. 12 – Isaiah Boyd – age 11

Dec. 14 – Karlie Salyers – age 5

Dec. 14 – Laura Keegan – age 11

Dec. 16 – Myiah Combs – age 7

Dec. 17 – Aaron Crudup – age 2

Dec. 17 – Marcus Hucke – age 8

Dec. 17 – Bryan Patel – age 12

Dec. 20 – Alex Salazar – age 8

Dec. 25 – Anthony Lafferty – age 6

Dec. 26 – Yulabell Kowalski – age 1

Dec. 27 – Lila Seedorf – age 8

Dec. 28 – Dylan Vanatta – age 11

Dec. 31 – Madison Swan – age 10



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 $35.00 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




Little Known Facts About Christmas


The first Christmas stamp was released in Canada in 1898.


In the nineteenth century, the British Post Office used to deliver cards on Christmas morning.


Each year between 34-36 million Christmas trees are produced to cope with the holiday demand.




The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice is December 22 this year.  This marks the first day of winter, and has the shortest amount of daylight of any day in the year.  There will be only 9 hours and 13 minutes of sunlight that day.

At the farthest point north in Alaska it's going to be one long, cold night.  In Barrow, Alaska, the sun set on November 18.

They won't see a sunrise until 1:08 p.m. January 23, 2004 – that’s 66 days!

Even with the sun never rising, Barrow isn't as dark as you might think because each day brings at least three hours of Civil twilight, even in the middle of winter.

Civil twilight is the time after sunset or before sunrise when it's light enough for outdoor activities without artificial lights.

On the Lighter Side:

Where can you find books about Santa's assistants?
In the Elf-help section.


What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
Frosted Snowflakes!


What is the best evidence that Microsoft has a monopoly?
Santa Claus had to switch from Chimneys to Windows.


If Santa rode a motorcycle, what kind would it be?
A Holly Davidson.


What is claustrophobia?
Fear of Santa.


What is the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?

The Christmas alphabet has no L (Noel).


Why was Santa's little helper depressed?

He had low elf esteem.


How did Darth Vader know what Luke Skywalker was getting for Christmas?

He felt his presence.  (presents)



Tips & Tricks...

Have a large gift to wrap? Use a paper tablecloth to wrap your large gift. You usually can find one with a holiday pattern. Check your local Dollar Store!



Evergreens were cherished at this time of year as a natural symbol of rebirth and life amid winter whiteness. But holly was particularly prized to decorate doors, windows and fireplaces because of its prickliness - to either ward off or snag and capture evil spirits before they could enter and harm a household.

Sort of like flypaper for evil faeries.

Did you know?...


  Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing - toasting neighbors to a long and healthy life.


Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. 

In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. 

~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

Did you Know?...

The first Animal Crackers were not made for eating...  they were made as Christmas tree decorations!


The three phrases that best sum up the Christmas season are:  “Peace on Earth,” “Goodwill to men” and “Batteries not included.”


A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.


How did Santa come to live at the North Pole?


In 1882 Thomas Nast drew a cartoon showing Santa sitting on a box addressed "Christmas Box 1882, St. Nicholas, North Pole".  Nast just figured it was a good place for Santa to live.

The December Geminids

This year, patient sky watchers have the chance to see an active meteor shower - the Geminids - on the evening of Monday, December 13th through to the following morning.

Meteors are the brief streaks of light more commonly referred to as 'shooting stars.'  They can be seen on any clear, dark night. They are what you see when small pieces of debris from comets burn up as they enter the Earth's atmosphere at speeds of up to 43.5 miles per second.  The observer on the ground sees light from the superheated tube of air that results.


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




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The North Baltimore Public Library has joined Library Ideas™’ network of Public Library that offer access to over 3 million songs including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.


The Freegal™ Music Service will allow registered card holders of the North Baltimore Public Library to download 3 Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week as a free service to you.

Click and follow this link to the Freegal website and sign in using your Library card and PIN number.

If you have any problems logging in, call us at 419-257-3621

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9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Sunday: Closed
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North Baltimore, OH 45872


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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