Stories tagged with: John McIntire Library

August 13, 2014 - 3:58pm
2 weeks 9 hours ago

Kids can now read their favorite books at the library without ever having to turn a page.

The Muskingum County Library System launched their "Kindles for Kids" program Wednesday. For now, the Kindles are only available at John McIntire Library, but if all goes well, the program could be expanded soon.

"We have three Kindles--one with easy readers, one with picture books, and one with chapter books," said Library Assistant Director Blair Tom. ...

August 1, 2014 - 5:02pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

The John McIntire Library of Muskingum County is awaiting the release of estimates from the Office of Budget and Management.

Those estimates are expected to be released in early to mid August. Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System, Blair Tom, says that library funding as of late has been minimal.

"The past few years our library funding has been flat. We will receive the updated estimates from the office of budget and management early to mid august, we...

July 18, 2014 - 2:20pm
5 weeks 5 days ago

Have you ever wondered about the history of the Y Bridge? Saturday, July 19 you have the opportunity to learn more.

The event is being held at 2PM at the John McIntire Library Auditorium. Director of Museums for the Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County, Jim Geyer says that they are very honored have David Simmons as a speaker for Saturday's event.

Geyer said, "We are really honored to have David Simmons as our speaker tomorrow for the program. He is the...

July 17, 2014 - 5:40pm
5 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Master Gardeners are sponsoring the 8th annual Earth to Art event.

The event will take place on August 2 from 12PM to 6PM at the John McIntire Library. According to Muskingum County Master Gardner, David Newton, visitors who attend this event will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment.

Newton said, "Folks can pick up an entry form and do floral arrangements, photography, a whole variety of things that they can enter. They can choose to compete or...

February 28, 2014 - 7:24pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

Assistant Director of the John McIntire Library, Blair Tom, says in 2013, for every dollar invested in the general revenue fund, the library provided $5.15 in services, resources and materials to the community.

"Every year we try to grow that," said Tom. "We think it's important. Certainly we're pleased with the figure, but we always want to do better. So we're not satisfied, but we feel that $5.15 is a good return on investment for every dollar."

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February 8, 2014 - 6:19pm
28 weeks 4 days ago

Creativity was sparked at the John McIntire Library Saturday afternoon.

With a team and a box of legos area youth spent the wintry afternoon building original creations in this year's 4th Annual Lego Tournament. The tournament has really gained momentum among elementary and middle school kids alike, so much so that officials had to turn kids away this year.

"We always try to have something going on at the library for kids to come and do. At least a couple family nights a...

February 5, 2014 - 12:08pm
29 weeks 8 hours ago

For those feeling cooped up in this winter weather there's a place of escape.

The Muskingum County Library System said during snow days they see an influx of patrons into their buildings. Most are families looking for entertainment in the form of DVDs or kids taking time to place with the puzzles. They're also borrowing books.

"We get messages and have conversations from superintendents and teachers that it's really important during these periods where there's been prolonged...

December 16, 2013 - 3:15pm
36 weeks 2 days ago

The John McIntire Library is set to implement some procedural changes after receiving suggestions from its patrons.

Starting on January 2nd, library card holders will be able to put more items on their cards including books and cd's.

"Currently customers can borrow 50 items at one time using their library card and that will increase to 75 items which sounds like quite a lot. Some families use one card for their entire family so it make its easier for them to manage,...

October 28, 2013 - 4:56pm
43 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Library System selected a special panel of researchers to review its electronic web site just in time for annual budgeting.

Four community members were asked to rate the library's online databases on a scale from one to five. The researchers evaluated the ease of access, value of information and availability of resources on the virtual library and gave their suggestions.

"One of the comments we heard again and again is it's great resource, but people...

October 9, 2013 - 2:04pm
46 weeks 9 hours ago

The staff at the John McIntire Library will be hard at work for the next few days as they prepare the budget for 2014.

Assistant Director of John McIntire Library, Blair Tom says they are taking a different approach than previous years. Typically, they would start with what was spent last year, but this year they are starting with community priorities and how the library can achieve those.

"In the past we would start with department kinds of submissions,” said Tom....

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