The Muskingum County Library system receives good news on funding.
The Library Board of Trustees reviewed and approved temporary budget appropriations for 2013. This comes as a pleasant surprise for the library as state funding has slowly decreased over the years.
"As most libraries in Ohio have shown decreases we feel like we're being much more efficient and effective. We are stream-lining program delivery and looking very carefully at what customers use, borrow and...
You see the signs around town, you may even see or hear their ads. But, have you heard from the candidates running for office in person?
This Sunday, the American Association of University Women will host their annual candidates' forum. Nineteen candidates from most of the contested elections on the ballot will take the stage to give a three minute presentation of their position.
"The best advantage is to hear the person without all the hype of the ads that we've been...
While libraries around the state explore the new e-readers the John McIntire Library is one of the first to loan out the devices.
Starting Monday, customers can checkout the Kindle Touch. The five devices are preloaded with five titles. Each Kindle is a different genre including romance, sizzling romance, inspirational fiction, mystery and science fiction. Right now the Kindles are only available at the John McIntire Library.
Zanesville got a glimpse into history Saturday at the John McIntire Library.
Author Bill Jamerson presented a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC planted ninety million trees, built hundreds of dams, constructed over three thousand miles of truck trails, stocked fish, fought forest fires and built several state parks.
"The CCC had a lot to do with Blue Rock State Park and so there's a lot of people in the area that know about...
There's a new attraction at the John McIntire Library in Zanesville.
The "Wild About Eyes" kiosk was installed in the Carnegie Wing Gallery on Wednesday. Assistant Director Blair Tom said the kiosk has four interactive stations for young people to learn about vision and eye safety.
"There's a computer that has a little film that they can watch and take a quiz," said Tom. "They can see different kinds of vision impairments and how they would...
Sometimes it's tough to return a good book to the library, but an event this weekend is allowing readers to keep certain books for a small fee.
The John McIntire Library in Zanesville is holding its "Buck-A-Bag-Of-Books" sale. Assistant Director Blair Tom said anyone can buy a bag from the Friends of the Muskingum County Library System and stuff it full of books for just a dollar.
"Some books are no longer borrowed because newer books are in the collection,...