Stories tagged with: John McIntire Library

November 16, 2012 - 5:55pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

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...

October 9, 2012 - 9:53am
2 years 20 weeks ago

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...

September 24, 2012 - 10:09am
2 years 22 weeks ago

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.

"You cannot place holds on them and they are...

September 22, 2012 - 4:21pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

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...

August 22, 2012 - 2:34pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

One organization is working to open the eyes of young children about the importance of eye health and safety.

On Wednesday, pre-school-aged children as well as their parents and caregivers spent their reading hour at the John McIntire Library participating in activities with Prevent Blindness Ohio.

Wendy Klein said the program uses an interactive kiosk and other visual aides to simulate various eye disabilities and demonstrate proper eye safety.

"It reinforces what the...

August 2, 2012 - 5:11pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

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...

July 11, 2012 - 3:42pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

Dozens of plants and pieces of artwork were on display for the public outside of the John McIntire Library Wednesday.

The annual Earth to Art event, which is in its 6th year of existence, features vibrant displays of plants as well as paintings and photography.

The money raised will provide grants to local schools in Muskingum County to fund classroom projects that serve horticultural purposes.

Chairwoman Kathy Mohler said prizes are awarded to entrants and those who visit...

April 27, 2012 - 3:55pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

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,...

April 17, 2012 - 4:23pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

The John McIntire Library hosted presentations from over a dozen community organizations today.

The agencies of the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties spoke to investors and area residents on how their agencies will impact the community during the next fiscal year.

Executive Director of the United May Meg Deedrick said last year the United Way raised just under $1,000,000 with some of that money going towards the Agency's programs.

"The overall campaign...

April 16, 2012 - 6:15pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

One local organization is teaching area kids how to deal with bullying.

Muskingum University's Community Action Learning in Forensics program and the C.A.S.S./M.I.N.D. program teamed up to mentor and tutor at-risk youth at the John McIntire Library Monday Evening.

Student volunteers from Muskingum University performed skits aimed at educating students about bullying and ways to avoid becoming a victim.

M.I.N.D. CEO Cassandra McDonald said the idea came about after one of...

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