October 2020 Press Release

Submitted by jawwiller on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 14:39


6 West Emerald Street

Willard, OH 44890

419-933-8564     fax 419-933-4783     email: willard@oplin.org

For immediate release.

Contact Persons: Jen Farrell or Barb Templeman


     The Willard location of our Huron County Community Library offers a different option to enhance the reading experience of our young patrons.  Check out our collection of Wonderbooks and Vox books.  These books are audio and print bound together for literacy and fun.  These are great items for your children who like to read along as they listen to the stories.  With the audio contained in the print books, the child pushes the button on the book and follows the prompt to turn the page as the story is read to them.  Both Vox and Wonderbook are rechargeable and play directly from the book.  Wonderbook also has a learning mode to encourage comprehension.  We have both fiction and non-fiction available so stop in and try one with your child.  

     Story Time at our Willard location for October will be on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Mitzy on Facebook Live.  Stop by any Huron County Community Library location for information on the story time kits.  The theme for October 7 is“Owls”, on October 14  “Leaves”, on October 21 “Pumpkins”, and on October 28 is “Monsters-Halloween Fun”.  

     At our Wakeman location Story Time will be Friday, October 23 at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live.  Miss Cathy’s theme is “Leaves Falling All Around.”  Miss Jenny at Greenwich will have Story Time on Facebook Live, Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m.  Her theme will be “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month”.  She will also have a special guest and a clay craft.

     Miss Charlotte has a couple special events planned for kids on Facebook Live.  On Tuesday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m. it’s time for some Spooky Science.  The fun science experiments she has to share are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit.   Then, learn how to make a stress balloon Ghost with flour and a balloon.  Kits are available at our Willard location while they last.  On October 31 at 3 p.m. join  the Youth Department staff for a fun skit as they perform “The Red Lips”.  Following the skit stay tuned for some scary stories with funny endings.

     Wednesday, October 14 at 3 p.m. on Facebook Live Miss Cathy from our Wakeman location will use kitchen supplies along with shaving cream, food coloring, and baking soda to create a really fun experiment with color.  Then on October 21 at 3 p.m. join her for Chromatography.  Learn how to pull colors by using paper towels or coffee filters and create art.

     Did you know it is Hispanic Heritage Month.  Miss Jenny at our Greenwich location will teach you how to make a Latinx Snack on Monday, October 12 at 4 p.m.

     Hey Teens!!  Catch Teen Time with Miss Jo on our Facebook page or Youtube at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 5 and learn how to make Halloween Decorations from wine glasses and then on Oct. 26 create a leaf print impression using air dry clay.  Stop by our Willard location and pick up a kit and try to make your creations at home with us.

     It is time for Fall!!  On Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m. learn how to make a Do-It-Yourself Wreath with us on Facebook.  Also watch on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.  to catch a Pumpkin Donut Demonstration.  This fall favorite from “Taste of Home Copycat Restaurant Favorites” is sure to be a hit.

     Don’t forget our Book Discussions.  All Book Discussions are held live through GoToMeeting.  At our Willard location “Monday Reads” will discuss “Educated” by Tara Westover on October 19 at 10 a.m.  “Awkward Book Club with Jo” will talk about “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter on October 19 at 6 p.m.  

     “Manga Talks” with Jo and Mrs. Rogers will continue discussing “One Piece” vol.7-9 on October 16 at 3 p.m. and “Cook Up a Storm Cookbook Club” will share their thoughts October 28 at 6 p.m. on “Complete Make Ahead Cookbook” by America’s Test Kitchen.

     At our Greenwich location, the book selection featured to check out for October is “When We Were Vikings” by Andrew David MacDonald and the Inspirational Book for October at our North Fairfield location is “Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan.

     October is Fire Safety Month.  Celebrate with us by helping us create “Thank You” cards for our first responders.  Stop by our Greenwich or Willard locations to pick up a card to color.  Once you are done, drop the card off at our Greenwich location in our drop box.  We will deliver them to our local Fire, EMS, and Police Stations.