Stories tagged with: John McIntire Library

February 2, 2016 - 3:56pm
1 week 4 days ago

The late fees for DVDs have been lowered at Zanesville's local library.

The John McIntire Library has lowered the late fees for DVDs from $1 to $0.50 effective February 1st.

"The idea of over due fees is never to be punitive. But to recover materials that we purchased with tax payer money. We just felt that this made it more feasiable for people to enjoy that collection. Without feeling like it was risk they did not want to take. We understand life happens things up come. A...

January 20, 2016 - 3:23pm
3 weeks 3 days ago

The John Mcintire Library System is hosting it's annual "book bags to go" winter edition.

Wednesday marks the beginning of the program which is geared toward adults. Winter is viewed as the prefect time for adults to read because people are spending more time indoors.

"We developed book bags to go so adults have a similar program during the winter. Adults are welcome to browse the bags, make their selection, check out the three books in the bag, read and return...

January 4, 2016 - 4:20pm
5 weeks 5 days ago

The John McIntire Library has made some changes for the New Year.

On Monday the library completed its switch to its own digital collection available to the public. Assistant Director Blair Tom said that the library team is making things more convenient for the people of the community.

“As we start the new year, the library team is assessing use of resources and identifying new strategies to assure that we have what people want, where they want it, and the quantity they...

December 23, 2015 - 5:07pm
7 weeks 3 days ago

Christmas is known to be the season of giving, but it's a great time to exercise your mind as well.

While you're off for the holidays, paying a visit to John McIntire Library can be beneficial to you and your family. With the opportunity to check out up to 75 items with a library card, not only can you get some festive books, but you can also check out some of your favorite holiday classic movies as well.

"We have classic holiday movies available for people to borrow and...

December 7, 2015 - 2:12pm
9 weeks 5 days ago

The John Mcintire Library has an opportunity to showcase children's creative sides.

In collaboration with the Story Book Christmas the Muskingum County Library Systems is offering children a chance show off their artistic abilities by decorating a wooden ornament. Assistant Director, Blair Tom said this is another way to engage the community.

"Provide opportunities for young people to explore their creativity and discover the kinds of opportunities and then feel apart of...

November 30, 2015 - 4:22pm
10 weeks 5 days ago

The John McIntire Library is inviting the community to celebrate the season with its list of holiday festivities.

For the first time ever, the library is hosting a Gingerbread House Competition during the Miracle on Main Street. All houses will be on display in the lobby of the library from 5 until 8 p.m, and the top three finalists will remain on display until the 18th. Along with the competition, Executive Director, Blair Tom, said the library is sponsoring a number of other events...

October 7, 2015 - 3:57pm
18 weeks 3 days ago

The John Mcintire Library is doing its part to help area students reach reading goals.

New updates to the library catalog help students find books on the shelves and mark each book with their Accelerated Reading (AR) level. Students looking to read books at their AR level can now see which books make the cut when they search for them in the catalog. Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library Blair Tom said it's all about making it easier for students to meet academic goals and...

October 1, 2015 - 4:04pm
19 weeks 2 days ago

With the transition from summer to fall and the start of school, the library is the place to be this time of year.

An increase in folks using and spending time in John McIntire Library has been noted, and in fact an increase in adult usage in particular. We spoke with Blair Tom to see how business at the library has picked up:

"But what we've really noticed this year is an increase in adult usage of the library for programs. We've had really great attendance at some of our...

April 29, 2015 - 9:58am
41 weeks 3 days ago

There's now more opportunity to use the John McIntire Library as a gathering place.

The library has repurposed two reading rooms in the back of the main floor as drop-in meeting areas. These rooms can be used by business leaders, for volunteers planning a project or for those tutoring.  

"First come, first serve. Stop at the reference desk or the children's desk and you can schedule up to a two hour session and then you just report back when you're finished and they'll...

April 28, 2015 - 4:39pm
41 weeks 4 days ago

Two organizations are giving you the opportunity to master your garden.

The John McIntie Library and the Zanesville Museum of Art are joining together for a five part gardening lecture series. It starts Saturday May 2, with a bonsai lecture. Executive Director of the Museum of Art, Laine Snyder, explained the series.

"We're thrilled to be having these lectures because there's so many wonderful gardeners in this community, and we have Art in the Garden Gala and garden tour...

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