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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 December Library Board Meeting will be on Monday, December 14 at 11 am.  

The library will close from Noon to 1 pm for the annual Staff Holiday Luncheon.


 The Whistle Stop News   

Volume 15 Issue 11                       Freedom is never free.  Thank a Vet!                     November  2015    

             The Whistle Stop News            

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




Library Director Announces Holiday Schedule

Veteran’s Day

The Library will be open regular hours on the observance of Veteran’s Day – Wednesday, November 11th.



The Library will close at 5:00  PM on Wednesday, November 25th.

Closed for Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 26th.

Open regular hours on Friday, Nov. 27th.



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

Open regular hours on Saturday, Dec. 26th.


New Year’s Day

The Library will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 31st.

Closed for New Year’s Day on January 1st, 2016

Open regular hours on Saturday, Jan. 2nd.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Library Fall Book sale held in October was a success! The money goes towards helping the Library with purchases and special projects.

The Friends of the Library and the Library staff wish to thank the volunteers who helped out in the setting up and separating of items and who were here during the sale. 


Adults are having knitting and crocheting every third Thursday of the month through March 2016 at 6:30 in the board room.

Bring your own yarn and needles. Beginners are welcome.

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Cookie exchange November 5, 2015 at 6PM in the Wolfe Community Room.

Please bring 2 dozen cookies to share in our first annual cookie exchange! Please also bring the recipe to share so we can all take home a copy. Feel free to bring a copy of any recipe that is your "go to" dish for get together or holiday events. We will have a nice door prize, bottled water and punch will be provided. Join us for fun and prepare yourself for upcoming holiday events!

Happy Holidays from the Staff:Connie, Lori, Jodi, Cheryl,   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.


The staff of the North Baltimore Public Library sends out “Thanks” to the Vets of North Baltimore and all of Ohio.

Your service is appreciated and we wish to take a moment to honor you for your service to our nation.

Almanac – November  

November is for the Ninth Month.

Latin Novem "nine"
Literally: “November mensis” – ninth month.


November’s Birthstone is the topaz, which is a yellow gemstone,.

November’s Flower is the Chrysanthemum, which symbolizes “optimism / cheerfulness.”


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf

is a flower.” 
― Albert Camus


November’s Full Moon is the Beaver Moon.  There is disagreement over the origin of November's beaver moon name. Some say it comes from Native Americans setting beaver traps during this month, while others say the name comes from the heavy activity of beavers building their winter dams. Another name is the Frost Moon.  November’s Full Moon will be on the 25th.


North Baltimore Public Library

September 2015 Memorials


Hugs for Girlfriends

In Memory of: Donna Ebersole

Given By: Don and Pam Seiler


Bits and Pieces

In Honor of: All My Feline Friends

Given By: Miss Cheryl


Otis and the Scarecrow

Smile It’s Fall

Given By: Miss Cheryl


The Tree House that Jack Built

In Memory of: Reginald August

Given By: N.B. American Legion


Alphabet under Construction

In Memory of: Steven Paul

Given By: N.B. American Legion



I Love Lucy (1st Season on DVD)

In Memory of: Dakota Snyder

Given By: N.B. Library Staff


The Leonids is one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 20 meteors per hour at their peak.  The shower usually peaks on November 16 & 17.  Look for the shower radiating from the constellation Leo after midnight, and be sure to find a dark location for viewing.According to

BIRTHDAY CLUB – November 2015

Nov. 1               Brylee E. Rhodes – age 8

Nov. 1               Cassidy Gerdeman – age 8

Nov. 1               Kyra N. Rhodes – age 8

Nov. 2               Leah Trout – age 6

Nov. 3               Hailey Goodridge – age 12

Nov. 5               Kayden Livingston – age 7

Nov. 5              Breana Kreais – age 11

Nov. 11              Lindy Vincent – age 12

Nov. 14             Brookanne Busch – age 8

Nov. 15             Avery Benedict – age 5

Nov. 16             Tyson Eaken – age 11

Nov. 17             Alison Teegardin – age 11

Nov. 17             Alexis Buffkin – age 10

Nov. 17             Calley Schinsky – age 6

Nov. 17             Meredith Buchanan – age 12

Nov. 18             Caeli Empcke – age 12

Nov. 18             Landon Seedorf – age 4

Nov. 21             David Coppes – age 12

Nov. 21             Everett Mowery – age 9

Nov. 23             Garret Lindquist – age 4

Nov. 23             Libbie Bowen – age 11

Nov. 23           Rusty Teegardin – age 8

Nov. 24            Joseph Lanham – age 3

Nov. 24             Abigail Browning – age 10

Nov. 25             Aiden Williams – age 8

Nov. 24             Skyler Livingston – age 9

Nov. 25             Ashley Walter – age 12

Nov. 26             Ethan Johnson – age 7

Nov. 27             Owen Johnson – age 11

Nov. 29             Lucy Miller – age 3

Nov. 29             Gavin Minich – age 8

Nov. 29             Tyler Williams – age 11


Children’s News & Notes

Weekly Events:

Homeschool Club

Mondays @ 10 am


Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10 am


Lego Hour

Tuesdays from 3-4 pm for all ages


After School Story Mission

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


Special Events:

Movie Time - INSIDE OUT

Thursday, Nov. 5 from 1:30-3:40 pm


Craft Day -

Friday, Nov. 6 from 10:30-2 pm

Drop in & make a fall project!



Canceled- Will reschedule in the Spring!



Wednesday, Nov. 25 @ 2 pm



BUCKEYE BOOK AWARD Vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Election Day!Vote for your favorite of the 4 nominees, use a voting machine & receive a voting sticker. 

Vote online through Nov. 10th

Buckeye Book Award will be announced Dec. 1st.


J4T @ the NB Library

November 2015

J4T(Just for Teens) is for grades 5-8.  Weekly Activities

& Teen-approved SNACKS!


Thurs., Nov. 5

NB Schools Early Release –


From 1:30-3:40 pm


Thurs., Nov. 12 - 3:30-4:30 pm

Take a Look at Vending Machine Snacks

Sue Miklovic from OSU Extension


Thurs., Nov. 19 – 3-5 pm



Mixed Up Book Titles

A student requested a book for a homework assignment.  He asked for a book about “St. Francis the Sissy.”  (St. Francis of Assisi)

Another patron asked for a book about a man called “Don Coyotes.”  (Don Quixote)

Yet another wanted “Warren Pease.”

(War and Peace)

And still another asked for “Homeless Idiot.”  (Homer’s Iliad)

Veterans' Day

   November 11, is the anniversary of the Armistice which was signed by the Allies and the Germans in 1918, ending World War I.

In 1927 Congress issued a resolution requesting President Calvin Coolidge to call upon officials to display the Flag of the United States on all government buildings on November 11. 

   After World War II, there were many new veterans who had little or no association with World War I.  Leaders of Veterans' groups decided to try to correct this and make November 11 the time to honor all who had fought in various American wars, not just in World War I.

   The name was changed to Veterans' Day by Act of Congress on May 24, 1954.  In October of that year, President Eisenhower called on all citizens to observe the day and changed the name to Veterans' Day in honor of the servicemen of all America's wars. 


Holidays to Remember: November is…International Drum Month, Peanut Butter Lover's Month, and Slaughter Month

November 1 is . . . . . Plan Your Epitaph Day

November 2 is . . . . . Deviled Egg Day

November 3 is . . . . . Tongue Twister Day

November 4 is . . . . . Be a Pal Day (Art Carney’s


November 5 is . . . . . Donut Day

November 6 is . . . . . Basketball Day

November 7 is . . . . . Bittersweet Chocolate with

                                     Almonds Day

November 8 is . . . . . Dunce Day

November 9 is . . . . . Knock Down a Wall Day

November 10 is . . . . Forget-Me-Not Day

November 11 is . . . . Air Day

November 12 is . . . . Chicken Soup Day

November 13 is . . . . Drive Through a Tunnel Day

November 14 is . . . . People with Big Ears Day

November 15 is . . . . Clean Out Your

                                    Refrigerator Day

November 16 is . . . . Button Day

November 17 is . . . . Homemade Bread Day

November 18 is . . . . Cartoon Day 

November 19 is . . . . Have a Bad Day Day

November 20 is . . . . Absurdity Day

November 21 is . . . . Hello Day

November 22 is . . . . Start Your Own Country Day 

November 23 is . . . . Cashew Day

November 24 is . . . . This Holiday Intentionally

                                     Left Blank Day  

November 25 is . . . . Parfait Day

November 26 is . . . . Shopping Reminder Day

November 27 is . . . . Pins And Needles Day

November 28 is . . . . TV Cowboy Day

November 29 is . . . . Square Dance Day

November 30 is . . . . Stay At Home Because

                                     You're Well Day


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News Flash!

A ship was carrying a cargo of yo-yos, bound from Hong Kong to San Francisco.  It was hit by a typhoon and sank….. twenty-three times.

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 security deposit.)

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.


Did You Know?....

Female chickens, or hens, need about 24 to 26 hours to produce one egg. Thirty minutes later they start the process all over again


November’s Cartoon & Fictional People’s Birthdays


Cookie Monster: November 2

Mickey Mouse: November 18th, 1928
Mr. Fantastic & The Thing: November 1961

We offer free Wi-Fi

throughout the Library


Daylight Saving Time

officially ended on Sunday, November 1st at 2AM.

In Spring we “spring ahead” an hour and skip from 2:00 to 3:00AM.

In the Fall, we “Fall back” and go from 2:00 AM back to 1:00 AM


Have you toured the North Baltimore Historical House?

The Historical House is an elegant Queen Anne style house built in 1879 by Jacob Dirk, one of the prominent founders of the Village of North Baltimore.

   The North Baltimore Area Historical Society, Inc. has visiting hours on Tuesday will also open for special tours.  Call the Society for details.


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

Turkey facts

Ben Franklin, in a letter to his daughter, proposed the turkey as the official United States bird.


The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.


Wild turkeys can fly for short distances up to 55 miles per hour.

Wild turkeys can run 20 miles per hour.


Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.


Wild turkeys spend the night in trees. They especially like oak trees.


For their first meal on the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin ate roast turkey in foil packets.


The caruncle is a red-pink fleshy growth on the head and upper neck of the turkey.  Turkeys have a long, red, fleshy area called a snood that grows from the forehead over the bill.  The fleshy growth under a turkey’s throat is called a wattle.


What do you get when you cross a turkey with an octopus?
Finally!  Enough drumsticks for Thanksgiving!


Why did the turkey cross the road? 
It was the day before Thanksgiving and he was escaping.


Why did the scarecrow win the Nobel Prize?
(Because he was out standing in his field!)


What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
He got the stuffing knocked out of him!


What did the turkey say to the turkey hunter?
“Quack, quack, quack!”


Why did pilgrims' pants always fall down?
Because they wore their belt buckle on their hat! 


What kind of car was the Pilgrim’s favorite?



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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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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