Stories tagged with: John McIntire Library

December 23, 2015 - 6:07pm
26 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 - 3:12pm
4 weeks 2 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," Tom said. "...

November 30, 2015 - 5:22pm
29 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 - 4:57pm
37 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 - 5:04pm
38 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 - 10:58am
1 year 8 weeks 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 - 5:39pm
1 year 8 weeks 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...

April 11, 2015 - 5:13pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

You might think you know all about the Civil War, but what you don't know might surprise you.

Historian Chris Hart came out to the John McIntire Library today to share some lesser known Civil War tales with our community. We had the chance to catch up with him and learn a little bit about our shared history.

"Civil War oddities. There's all kinds of different stories that exist out there about the war. Some we've heard of, some we haven't. But I got interested a little bit...

March 9, 2015 - 4:57pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

In 2012 the largest Turkish Filbert tree in Ohio had to be cut down.

But now, you can have another opportunity to view a section of the 61 foot tree. A round of it is now on loan at the John McIntire Library. It was 75 years old when cut down and has a 35 inch diameter, and OSU Extension master gardener, Schroeder Dodds, said it is a very unique tree.

"It definitely wasn't cultivated to become the largest, but it is an unusual tree...There are not a whole lot of Turkish...

January 18, 2015 - 8:27pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

 While Martin Luther King Junior Day isn't until Monday, many people gathered Sunday in the John McIntire Library Auditorium for the Twenty-Fourth Annual City Wide Singspiration honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The program included welcome and prayer from various local pastors, and musical selections from combined choirs of the City-Wide Singspiration. However, the highlight of the event was guest speaker Reverend Ernest H. Dandridge. A lifelong resident of Columbus...

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