Stories tagged with: John McIntire Library

May 31, 2011 - 1:44pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

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...

May 20, 2011 - 6:04pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

During these tough economic times, many have considered the thought of going back to school to further their education. But what if you had a little cash incentive to help your decision?

The Mind Your Own Business program along with Ohio University-Zanesville and the Muskingum County Library System are doing just that. They are partnering up in an effort to help those who don't have a high school diploma or GED. Residents will be able to take a class on public speaking and interviewing...

April 29, 2011 - 9:09pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

With Kate and William officially tying the knot Friday morning , southeast Ohio also took part in the Royal Wedding with its own reception.

The John Mcintire Library invited the community out to celebrate with wedding cake. John Mcintire's Blair Tom says it's more than just eating the cake, it's history in the making.

"A lot of the people have borrowed books that we have on the monarch, on previous royal weddings, on Prince William," said Tom.

Tom also says many...

April 1, 2011 - 3:59pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

Managing your finances can often times be a daunting task, let alone the tough economic times we're in, but what if you could learn more about managing your money, without costing you any?

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties along with the Muskingum County Library system has the answer for you. They will be providing three free one-hour workshops April 5th, 6th and 7th at the library in downtown Zanesville. United Way's Amy Davis says it's a way for those who want to...

April 1, 2011 - 3:54pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

Tired of paying for music online? Or paying for music in general? Well how about getting your favorite tunes for free? Legally.

That's what the Muskingum County Library System is doing. The library unveiled a program called "Freegal" Friday which is the Sony music catalog. John Mcintire Library's Blair Tom says those who are library members and have a valid library card can download up to three songs per week free of charge from the virtual library.

"You can...

March 12, 2011 - 5:19pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

A new art exhibit hits the John McIntire Library.

Artists in the Southeastern Ohio Water Media Society displayed their newest pieces. In the past, the shows theme was a color but, this year they wanted a chance to dig deeper with something more outside the box and less mainstream.

"It could be illustrating a poem, it could be illustrating a song, of course they pick what they want to illustrate, they name it and they make the piece around that so it is quite a variety,...

October 5, 2010 - 8:46pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

Members of the community seeking to gain insight on political candidates met with State Senator Bob Gibbs Tuesday night.

Gibbs is running against incumbent Zack Space in the battle for U.S. Representative for the 18th congressional district. Tuesday night, he highlighted key points for November's election including getting the unemployed back on their feet.

"It's about jobs and restoring that confidence because when you don't have people that are financially secure, you...

July 21, 2010 - 8:04pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Some kids are spending the week celebrating the arts, and they want to share that with the community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters held their first-ever Rising Stars Song and Dance Camp this week to support their mentoring program.

"We just wanted to have something in town that was affordable for everyone in the community to come and work on the arts which is something I love, so I love to be able to incorporate it with children in the community," says Sarah...

December 14, 2009 - 5:50pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

More people are using their library cards across the state of Ohio.

In fact, many libraries are reporting that their circulation numbers are up.

"Libraries are alive and well. I will tell you the interesting thing is that people are using us differently, " says John McIntire Library spokesman Blair Tom.

The John McIntire Library in Zanesville has more people checking out electronic resources, such as books on tape and DVD's. There's also more people on the...

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