The 100 year anniversary of the Great Flood of 1913 is being observed in many ways in the next two months.
The John McIntire Library is gearing up for the historic date, with a series of events and to enhance those events, there is a display case and bulletin board with images of the flood on loan from individual collections.
Assistant Director, Blair Tom said, "From collections of community members, a bible that survived the 1913 flood, and some of the dirt and mud can...
The 100th anniversary of the great flood of 1913 will fall this coming March and local organizations are preparing to commemorate the deadly weather disaster.
The impact of the flood was ever-lasting and is part of our city's history. The John McIntire Library, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Distrcit and other groups are preparing several exhibits through a series of events to mark the anniversary in March.
Assistant Director at John McIntire Library, Blair Tom said,...
The Muskingum County Library System has just received its final statistics for the usage of library resources in 2012.
1.5 millions items were used, borrowed or accessed through online resources and now that the numbers are in, the decisions for 2013 are in the works.
"What we are doing this week is gathering and meeting with our team members and asking ourselves, in digging deeper, what do these numbers tell us," said Assistant Director Blair Tom. "And then make a...
It's a chance to experience culture, family fun and something new.
The Muskingum County Library System is working to bring events into its walls that supplement what they already do with books and electronic devices. Monday, the library is playing host to magician Dave Lehman.
"We think it's really important in our public libraries to offer those enrichment types of opportunities, entertainment, introduce family and children to opera and plays and storytellers," said...
While libraries around the state explore the new e-readers the John McIntire Library is one of the first to loan out the devices.
Starting Monday, customers can checkout the Kindle Touch. The five devices are preloaded with five titles. Each Kindle is a different genre including romance, sizzling romance, inspirational fiction, mystery and science fiction. Right now the Kindles are only available at the John McIntire Library.
There's a new way to connect to the Muskingum County Library System and it's all in the palm of your hand.
You can now access the library through a phone app. All you have to do is go the App Store on your phone, search for LS2 and then download. Once it downloads it's just a matter of choosing the Muskingum County Library on the menu. You'll then be able to take books on and off hold, see if you have fines and if the library has the book you're searching for.
It's time to ensure your child does not fall victim to summer-time 'brain drain.'
The John Mcintire Library summer reading program kicks-off this week. The program uses incentives like games, songs, and special discounts to encourage kids to read. Library Assistant Director, Blair Tom said, kids should read at grade level, but understands the most important thing is to keep their brains active.
"What we know is while they are having fun, we are...