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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.

 

North Baltimore Public Library Board Meeting

February 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM

 

 

Volume 15 Issue 2                                                     February 2015    

     The Whistle Stop News     

                                 The Friends of the North Baltimore Public Library held its annual meeting on January 12 in the Wolfe Community Room. Seven members were present. The group discussed the Book Sale projects undertaken during the past year and purchases made for the Library. 

   The group set the dates of the Spring Book Sale to be held in the Wolfe Community Room April 9 through 11th. A members-only presale will be held on April 8th.

   The fall Book Sale will be held October 8 through 10th.  The members-only presale will be on the 7th.

   Roxie Emahiser was elected to the Board for a second term as trustee.

Several purchases were voted on and will be made by the Library and paid for out of the Friends’ funds. 

The Friends’ memberships were down this year.  If you would like to become a Friend of the Library, applications are always available at the Main Desk.

 

 

The Library will be open regular hours on President’s Day,

February 16th.

 

 

Without libraries what have we?

We have no past and no future.

–Ray Bradbury

The State of the Library Report

 

    Our hope is that you will continue to use North Baltimore Public Library even as the explosion of online resources have become popular requests by many of our patrons. We will continue to offer a good selection of best-seller books, popular magazines and books on CD as well as movie DVDs and music CDs.  Additionally, we have increased our video game collection. Patrons may select from DS, 3DS, Xbox 360, Wii, Kinect, and PS3 games. Video games can be found in our Media room on the New DVD shelves.

   Our Director continues to purchase as many new items as the budget will allow while researching all venders to get the very best deals we can. 

   We are committed to providing the community of North Baltimore with the best service possible.  Don’t forget that if we don’t have what you are looking for we will do our best to get it for you through our Inter-library loan service.  If you borrow an item through Inter-library loan, it will be shipped here at no expense to you.  You will be contacted by email or a phone call, whichever you prefer. Then you will have seven days to pick up your hold. 

   So please come to your Library and take advantage of all we have to offer.

 Director Connie Phillips reported to the Library Board at the January meeting that the circulation for 2014 was approximately 100,000

   That’s the equivalent of every person in North Baltimore, (population 3,361), borrowing 29 ¾ items each.

 

 

It’s TAX TIME

 

 

The 1040, 1040A, & 1040EZ tax forms are available near the Media Room.  If you need other forms, many are found on the IRS website at www.irs.gov.

    Copies of forms and instructions are ten cents per page.  If you are filing a form 1040EZ, many companies will file from their website for free.  Check out the IRS website for details.

 

Groundhog Day!

   Many braved the chilly morning air in Punxsutawney, PA to watch as Phil was awakened from his sleep and proclaim:  “I see my shadow.”

 

   In Marion, Oh, Buckeye Chuck was awakened amidst a snowfall and he proclaimed, I do NOT see my shadow.” 

   So we have conflicting forecasts from two preeminent groundhog weather predictors.  Will it be an early end to winter, or will it drag on for six more weary weeks?

       Groundhog Day is based on the

     Scottish couplet: "If Candlemas

     Day is bright and clear, there'll be

     two winters in the year."

 

 

A great library is one nobody notices because it is always there, and always has what people need.

–Vicki Myron

 

Winter Be Prepared!

Keep additional gloves, hats, scarves and blankets in your car in case of becoming stranded.

   A shovel, and either kitty litter, rock salt or sand will come in handy should you need extra traction on ice or need to dig out of excess snow.

 

Did you know…?

Winter Edition

Frostbite can occur in 15 minutes or less.

The less exposed skin, the warmer you’ll feel.

Use of hats and gloves can help prevent frostbite and loss of body heat. 

Dressing in layers can help you to adjust to both outside and inside temperatures. 

 

 

Nine out of ten people say they like chocolate.  The tenth person might be lying.

 

There are scans of historic pictures of North Baltimore on our patron computers.  Look for a folder marked NB History Pictures.

 

   Dedicating a Memorial book or other item in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to honor their memory. 

   Ask at the Main desk for details about how to arrange a memorial. 

 

Don’t have a Library card?  Sign up today!

 

Kids Science Observations:

“A blizzard is when it snows sideways."

 

Newbery and Caldecott winners for 2015 have been announced:

 

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

The Crossover, written by Kwayne Alexander

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

The Adventures of Beekle:  The Unimaginary Friend, illustrated by Dan Santat

See: www.ala.org/yma

 
   

 

Thank you  to Briar Hill Health Campus for its ongoing  donations of after school snacks. The children are eating it up!

 

We offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Library building.

 

Something SWEET for February!

The library has replaced its 27" laminator. Consider laminating party signs, documents, or paper crafts.  The laminator charge is $1.00 per running foot.  Please call ahead.

Additionally, photos, I.D.'s,  and smaller items may be laminated on the 11" laminator at the main desk for $1.00 or less according to item size.

THANK YOU to NB Beverage Center! Your donation of snacks for our Noon Year's Eve family program was sweet!

 

 

Hours:

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 – Asst. Director & Cataloging

Cheryl Heilman - Youth Services Coordinator

Holly Emahiser – Processing & Memorials

Deb Zimmerman -Asst. Children's Librarian

Chelcie Berger - InterLibrary Loans

Diana Patterson - Circulation Clerk

Christina Kern – 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

Published Monthly @ the

North Baltimore  Public Library

 

 DEDICATED TO:  Stephen CRAM  – Editor Constituo

 

                   We Love Books!


 

 

Birthday Club       February 2015

 

North Baltimore Public Library Memorials

December 2014

 

 

You Can You Will

In Memory of: Steve Cram

Given By: Dr. Ralph Wolfe

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories

In Memory of: Steve Cram

Given By: Bruce and Gwen Mauk

America Farm to Table

In Memory of: Rev. Paul Eichar

Given By: Dr. Ralph Wolfe

New Illustrated Bible Dictionary

In Memory of: Steve Cram

Given By: Jodi Karhoff

Guy on Fire: 130 Recipes Adventures in Outdoor Cooking

In Memory of: Harry Parsons

Given By: Dr. Ralph Wolfe

Manger

In Memory of: Rev. Paul Eichar

Given By: Staff of Powell Elementary

Love Does

In Memory of: Rev. Paul Eichar

Given By: Tony and Angie Swartz

Love Does Story Guide: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

In Memory of: Rev. Paul Eichar

Given By: Tony and Angie Swartz

How to Train a Train

In Memory of: James Ziegler

Given By: NB American Legion

Ohio’s Lake Erie Wineries: Images of America

In Memory of: Harry Parsons

Given By: NBHS Class of 1965

Legendary Lighthouses

In Memory of: Steve Cram

Given By: NB Historical Society Volunteers

Janice Emahiser, Tom Boltz, Gwenn Mauk, Pam Seiler, Phyllis Mercer,

 Paula Miklovic and Larry Slaughterbeck

Lighthouse Christmas

In Memory of: Steve Cram

Given By: NB Historical Society Volunteers

Janice Emahiser, Tom Boltz, Gwenn Mauk, Pam Seiler, Phyllis Mercer,

 Paula Miklovic and Larry Slaughterbeck

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that set them free

In Memory of: Rev. Paul Eichar

Given By: John and Nancy Sponsler

 

Your Family in Pictures: The Parent’s Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits and Everyday

In Memory of: James Zeigler 

Given By: Faith Gallant and Family

A Magical Christmas

In Memory of: Henleigh Ryann Engard

Given By: Grandpa Don and Grandma Jean

Go ahead and Dream

In Memory of: Rev. Paul Eichar

Given By: Don and Pam Seiler

Race from A to Z

In Memory of: James Ziegler

Given By: Don and Pam Seiler


 

 

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 8


 

Children’s News & Events

 

After School Story Mission

Wednesdays from 3-3:45 pm for grades K-4

Lego Hour

Tuesday, Feb. 3 & 24 from 3-4 pm for all ages

Kinect Play

Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 3-4 pm for all ages

Movie Time – THE BOXTROLLS

Thursday, Feb. 12 from 2-3:45 pm for all ages

 

Winter Reading continues through Friday, Feb. 13th.  Kids in 4th grade & under may sign up at the Children's Desk. They will be entered in the drawing for a dragon puppet & receive the weekly give-away! 

 

J4T

(Just for Teens)

Grades 5 & up

 

Thursday, Feb. 5 from 3:30-4:30 pm

Make a Valentine

 

Thursday, Feb. 19 from 3:30-4:30 pm

Celebrate CHINESE NEW YEAR!

 

Thursday, Feb. 26 from 3:30-4:30 pm

CHOCOLATE DAY!

 

Winter Reading continues through Friday, Feb. 13th.  Teens may sign up for the Minecraft or Dragon/Fantasy Prize set each day they check out.

 

 

 

 


 

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 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.

 


 

Hours:

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

 


 

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


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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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Address:
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North Baltimore, OH 45872
Phone:419-257-3621
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 Staff:

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:
 
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.

 

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