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Events & New Books E-Newsletter

 calendar July 1, 2018     issue Issue 10


Keep reading! The 2018 Summer Reading Program - Libraries Rock! continues in July for all ages. See below for remaining Summer Reading events. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring the Summer Reading Program.


July Library Closures

Please note, the Bucyrus Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. BPL will also close early on Tuesday, July 3 at 6:00 pm. The library will resume normal hours on Thursday, July 5.   For your convenience, return boxes are available outside of the library 24/7. Library cardholders can still access materials from Hoopla and the Ohio Digital Library, as well as the online catalog and online databases even when the library is closed.


Steven's Puppets Presents:

The Wizard of Oz

It's a return engagement for the Raynors and their hand-carved marionettes. Watch as they bring L. Frank Baum's tale  to life! Saturday,  July 7, 11:30 am.


Rock/Fairy Gardens

Construct your own rock/fairy garden to take home! The library will provide supplies, but you may bring small items to place in your garden.
Tuesday, July 10 at 1:30 pm.


Teen Rock Star Day

Enjoy temporary tattoos, crafts, and other rock star activities for teens all day Thursday, July 12.


Rock Around the Clock Program

Welcome Bill Fisher from the Crawford Park District! Friday, July 13 at 2:00 pm.


What Else is Happening this Month at BPL?!

Teen Red, White, and Blue Day - July 3, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Pinterest (rock cacti) - July 3 at 2:00 pm; pre-registration required

Book Chatter Book Club (no required reading) - July 6 at 10:00 am

Scrapbooking and Card Making - July 6 at 1:00 pm

LEGO Club/Preschool STEAM - July 7, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Ohio Crane and the Panama Canal Program - July 9 at 6:00 pm

Book Bingo - July 11 at 1:00 pm

Teen Electronic Gaming - July 11 at 4:00 pm

Crime Time Book Club - July 12 at 2:00 pm

Food Fanatics Book Club - July 13 at 10:00 am

Interactive Wizard of Oz Movie - July 14 at 11:00 am; pre-registration required

Teen Table Top Gaming - July 18 at 4:00 pm

Family Dance Party - July 20 at 2:00 pm

Stories 'n Stitches Book Club - July 25 at 10:00 am

Teen Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party - July 26, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Children's Summer Reading Wrap-Up/Prize Drawings - July 27

Adult Summer Reading Grand Prize Drawing - July 28, 12:00 pm; Bucyrus Historical Society

Summer Lunch Program - Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, age 18 and under

Summer Walking Group - Mondays at 8:00 am, until July 23

Coloring for Relaxation - Mondays at 4:00 pm

Qigong - Mondays at 4:30 pm

Tech Tuesdays - Tuesdays at 5:30 pm

Sit & Stitch - Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Music, Movement, & More - Mondays at 11:45 am and Tuesdays at 5:00 pm

Storytime - Mondays at 6:30 pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:30 am
NO Storytime the week of July 2!

Click here to view our full calendar on our website!


11 New Research Tools for Ohioans! 

The Bucyrus Public Library announces several additional online databases that will be part of the Ohio Web Library beginning July 1. The new databases include African American Heritage, Chilton Library, Fold3, HeritageQuest, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Kids InfoBits, Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Small Business Reference Center, Transparent Languages, and Very Short Introductions.


These online research resources are provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents through the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN). The Ohio Web Library databases are funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.



Will Sheep Sleep?

by Hilary Leung

After Sheep's long day, his friends help him go through his bedtime routines before he goes to sleep

Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Fiction, board book, 40 pages, recommended for young children

Breakout by Kate Messner

From multiple perspectives, tells of a time capsule project and the middle schoolers who contribute, including future journalist Nora Tucker and newcomer Elidee Jones, whose brother is in the local prison.

Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Middle grade fiction, realistic fiction, 448 pages, recommended for upper elementary

Whisper by Lynette Noni Strudwick

For two and a half years, Subject 684 has been locked underground
in a secret government facility, enduring tests and torture, and in that time she hasn't uttered a single word. When she is put in the care of the mysterious Landon Ward, her resolve begins to crack. But just as she begins to trust him, Lyss lets her power loose by accident. Now her ability is at the heart of a sinister plot for vengeance, where she has to decide whom she will trust and whom she will help.

Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  YA fiction, fantasy/science fiction, 320 pages, recommended for teens

Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

In  Stuff Matters , Miodownik entertainingly examines the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor and the graphite in his pencil to the foam in his sneakers and the concrete in a nearby skyscraper. He offers a compendium of the most astounding histories and marvelous scientific breakthroughs in the material world.

Check GoodReads to see what others have to say about this book
  Nonfiction, science/technology, 272 pages, recommended for adults

Community Spotlight

Equality Ohio, Ohio's statewide LGBTQ education and advocacy organization, has received funding from the Cleveland Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Foundation to establish a state-wide legal clinic that specializes in LGBTQ issues. The organization is conducting a needs assessment and is surveying which services are most needed––and they really need to hear from people in Crawford County. You can participate in the survey here.

Attorneys are encouraged to participate in the process by joining the Equality Ohio Legal Network. This free network is expected to offer training, occasional phone calls on emerging LGBTQ issues, referrals, and occasional pro bono opportunities.


If you have a piece of information related to the Bucyrus area community that you would like to be included in a future newsletter, please e-mail Rebecca at Thanks!