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,...
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...
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....
The Muskingum County Library System hosted an open house on Thursday to celebrate community partnerships.
Friends and partners of the library system met at the Carnegie Wing of the John McIntire Library to receive recognition for their contributions to education and literacy of community members of all ages.
"Emerging literacy, that's very young children, school age literacy and adult literacy, and we want to highlight the important outcomes occurring as a result of these...
The John McIntire Library is already preparing for their fall programs and there's something for everybody to participate in.
"We're working on some exiting adult programs," said Blair Tom, Assistant Director of John McIntire Library. "An Ohio humanities speaker on the American presidents and their sense of humor in October. Today , we wind down the Cincinnati Children's Theater who will be visiting us in December with a magician for family nights coming."
A unique perspective on culture is on display at the John McIntire Library.
The Carnegie Wing Gallery is home to several works by Newark artist Emily Talbott. She creates eco-collages, using pieces of paper from all over the world and made with sustainable resources and layers them on canvas to create the works of art.
"We're really uniquely positioned to share some enrichment opportunities with our communities and we do that with live performances, with summer readers and...
Those traveling into the downtown will see a beautiful site once work is complete.
The John McIntire Library recently removed some trees on the 5th Street side of the building that were over 20 years old. The trees were sick and others dead. The removal left the library in need of landscaping for the space. Thanks to the Daybreak Rotary the area is changing.
The organization presented the library with a $2,000 grant.
"I hear a lot of people say I know where Zanesville...
As the last commemoration event for The Great Flood of 1913, The Muskingum County Water Conservancy presented flood markers for five local establishments to mark how high the historic flood waters reached at the John McIntire Library Saturday afternoon.
"We've been part of the planning committee and one of the primary reasons is because the conservancy district was formed as a result of that Great Flood," said Darrin Lautenshleger of The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy.
For the past few weeks on WHIZ TV we have aired a dozen 90 second clips remembering the Great 1913 Flood in our area.
Now these small clips will be compiled into a DVD and will be available for purchase for twenty dollars through The John McIntire Library.
Assistant Director, Blair Tom said, "And so much interest has been expressed in having a copy that WHIZ Media Group has agreed to make those available late March early April, so people who are interested are welcome to...