Saturdays, August 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021 from 11 am-2 pm: Anime Club Ages 13 +. Do you enjoy the art and storytelling of Japanese manga and anime? Are you looking for a group to fan girl/boy about your favorites? Looking for new series to enjoy? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then Anime Club at the Library is the group for you! Anime Club meets every Saturday from 11:00AM- 2:00PM. Hope to see you there!
Monday, August 9, 2021 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Explorer’s Club Ages 6 (Kindergarten) – 5th Grade. Explorer’s Club meets on the second Monday of every month from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Each month we will explore a different topic. In August, we will explore Dinosaurs!
Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Lego Club Ages 5 – 12. Imagine it. Build it. Legos and K'nex will be provided. Donations of new Legos or money to purchase additional Legos are welcome. We also collect used Legos in good condition. If you have Legos looking for a new home, please consider donating them to the library.
Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 6 pm-7pm: Quilt Guild. All Ages. Come exchange ideas and tricks to quilting!
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 1 pm-2pm: Posture Screenings. All Ages. Sertell Chiropractic will be at the Mechanicsburg Public Library Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 1 - 2 PM for posture screenings!
Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm: Art with Lisa. All Ages. Come create an art piece with Lisa Ware!
Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 10 am-11 am: Paint Pouring with Lynn. Ages 11+. Come learn the turkey pour technique! Registration required!
Monday, August 23, 2021 from 4 pm-5 pm: Generation What’s Next Ages 11 – 18. Design the future of programming at the library. Let your voice be heard!
Monday, August 23, 2021 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Book Chatter Ages 18 +. Come talk about books and what you are reading or your favorite book!
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Mason Jar Lid Coasters. Ages 18+.
Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm: Generation Next: DIY Locker Decor Ages 11 – 18. Come create magnets for your locker for the school year!
Hotspots Mechanicsburg Public Library is pleased to announce their new Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot lending program which will help make information more accessible to community members. The Mobile Hotspot lending collection provides patrons greater access to the Internet away from the library and furthers the Library's mission to support the informational, educational, economical, cultural, and recreational development of Mechanicsburg. Hotspots may be checked out for two weeks (14 days) by patrons age 18 and older. To request a Hotspot, please call or stop by the library.
Hoopla Digital Hoopla Digital is a new service now available that includes instant access to over 500,000 eBooks, audiobooks, comics, streaming video (movies & television shows), and streaming music. Mechanicsburg patrons can borrow 10 items per month. Download the Hoopla Digital app for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire or visit the Hoopla website to make an account with your library card and get started! If you don't have a library card, you can get a digital card online. Hoopla is also compatible with Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Roku. Please call or stop by the library if you have questions about Hoopla.
Beanstack! Register Now! Download the Beanstack Tracker app or visit www.mechanicsburgohlibrary.beanstack.com. Complete your goal!
Curbside Click & Collect Service! A new service is available through the SEO Libraries app. Curbside Click & Collect is an easy way to pick up items on hold via curbside service. Look for the Click & Collect button on the Holds section of your app. You can begin the process for eligible items and let them know when you arrive at the library all through the app - no phone call required! Visit their website https://www.mechanicsburg.lib.oh.us/ or call 937-834-2004 for more information!
At-Home COVID-19 Tests! The Mechanicsburg Public Library is excited to provide free COVID-19 at-home tests through curbside pickup. To use a test kit, you must have access to the internet and either a smart phone/tablet with a camera or a computer/laptop with a webcam. Anyone can access a free test during operational hours. Patrons may request more than one test (limit of five tests per family). Thanks to support from the Ohio Department of Health and its partnership with Abbott and eMed to bring rapid, reliable testing into the home. Visit their website https://www.mechanicsburg.lib.oh.us/ or call 937-834-2004 for more information!
Wireless Printing! Mechanicsburg Public Library is pleased to announce that they have installed Princh, a wireless documents! Visit their website https://www.mechanicsburg.lib.oh.us/ or call 937-834-2004 for more information!
Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 11 am-Noon: Chalkboard Craft Ages 18+
Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021 from 2 pm – 4 pm: Knitting/Crochet Class All Ages.
Fridays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021 from 10 am-7 pm: Coloring for Relaxation Ages 13+
Saturdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2021 from 11 am-2 pm: Anime Club Ages 13+
Monday, July 5, 2021 from 2 pm-3 pm: Generation Next: Marshmallow Shooter Ages 11–18
Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021 from 11 am – 11:45 am: Juvenile Summer Reading Ages 2–5th Grade
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Sweet Summer Watermelon Canvas Ages 18+
Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021 from 11 am – 11:45 am: Story Time Ages 2–5
Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 11 am-Noon: Euchre Ages 18+
Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Lego Club Ages 5–12
Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 6 pm-7pm: Quilt Guild. All Ages
Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 11 am – 1 pm: Books & Bridle. Ages 5–18
Monday, July 12, 2021 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Explorer’s Club Ages 6 (Kindergarten)–5th Grade
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Sand Art. All Ages
Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 11 am-Noon: Bingo. All Ages
Monday, July 19, 2021 from 2 pm-3 pm: Generation Next: Etched Glass Bottle Ages 11–18
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Fruit Stamped Tea Towels. Ages 18+
Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 11 am-Noon: Paper Beads Jewelry. Ages 18+
Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 4 pm-5 pm: Generation What’s Next Ages 11–18.
Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm: Beach Canvas. Ages 13+.
Monday, July 26, 2021 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Book Club Ages 18+.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Flag Trivia. All Ages.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 11 am-Noon: Clear Gem Magnets. Ages 18+.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 4-6 pm: Mechanicsburg Safety Day. Ages Incoming Kindergarten–1st Grade.
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The Kick-Off will be held at the North Lewisburg Branch Library on Thursday, June 3 from 10-11 a.m. and at the Main Library in Urbana on Friday, June 4 from 10-11 a.m. and 3-4 p.m.
The Summer Reading Program will run June 1 through July 31 and combines reading with special events and activities for all ages. Some of the highlights this summer include the Glen Helen Raptor Center and Cool Critters (an animal education and rescue organization). Participants will also see a return of some favorite programs including storytime for preschoolers and toddlers, crafts for all ages, Barks and Books, Pokemon Club and the LEGO Club. The library will continue offering Grab & Go Kits for all ages each month, as well.
Students from preschool through 12th grade can keep track of reading and activity progress with special journals received at registration. Anyone completing at least part of their journal will receive a free book. Those participants will also be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing held at the end of the program. Prizes include $50 and $25 gift cards and Kings Island tickets.
An online version of the summer reading program will be available at ChampaignCountyLibrary.Beanstack.org. Challenges for the reader’s age group will appear on the home page. Participants earn badges as they complete activities and log their reading time.
Adults are welcome to join in the fun too. Reading challenges are available online through Beanstack or entry forms are available at the library.
This year we encourage everyone to READ! Make it fun and not a chore. Studies indicate that students who read six or more books during their summer vacation prevent the “summer slide” and even make gains in their reading levels.
For more information and to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, visit champaigncountylibrary.org, call 937-653-3811, or visit the library: Champaign County Library, 1060 Scioto Street, Urbana. North Lewisburg Branch Library, 161 Winder Street, North Lewisburg.
The statewide Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP), offered locally by OhioMeansJobs Champaign County (OMJCC), helps clients, ages 14-24, get the education, training and additional support they need to enter the workforce and break free of the poverty cycle, explains Beth McFann, CCMEP case manager and career coach at OMJCC, which is located in Suite J100 of the Champaign County Community Center, 1512 U.S. 68, Urbana.
OMJCC is part of the Champaign County Department of Job and Family Services (CCDJFS).
“Some of the young people I serve have a hard time seeing beyond their current situation.,” McFann says. “So, I help them discover the career and training options available to them. I help get them in the mindset to plan for their future.”
Amy Sherman, OMJCC workforce supervisor, adds, “Our goal is to reach teens and young adults, to address their barriers in life when they’re still young, so they can live the rest of their lives self-sufficiently and not have to rely on assistance.”
“Every person has different needs,” McFann says. CCMEP services include:
Stacy Cox, director of CCDJFS/OMJCC, recommends anyone working with youth to contact OMJCC to learn more about CCMEP, so they can refer people they know who could benefit from the program. For information on CCMEP, call Beth McFann, at 937-484-1500, ext. 2701, or the OMJCC, at 937-484-1581.
Submitted by Champaign County Dept. of Job & Family Services.