Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Library System

November 5, 2014 - 4:19pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

Another levy that easily passed was for the Muskingum County Library System.

It won by nearly 8,000 votes. Assistant Director Blair Tom said it's remarkable to have the levy pass with that big of a margin.

"We wanted to have the ability to win by at least one vote, but we were optimistic that we should be able to continue with the renewal, but I have not talked with anyone that was thinking about that kind of margin," said Tom.

The renewal will allow the library...

October 23, 2014 - 3:50pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Library System is pairing up with the Zanesville Community Theater.

Anyone who shows their library card while purchasing tickets will receive half off admission to the hollow. Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System, Blair Tom, says there are multiple goals to the partnership.

"Well we are really focused on adding value to library card ownership. But also, our mission is to connect people with information, ideas and each other and our...

October 20, 2014 - 5:16pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Library System is advancing its technology.

Through a matching grant with the Ohio Lion's Foundation and the Muskingum County Lion's Club, five Muskingum County libraries now can loan an iPad. These will be a resource for visually impaired customers of the library. The assistant director of the library system, Blair Tom said the iPads allow customers to enlarge font or use voice features for the internet or downloaded books.

"It takes away that barrier...

October 7, 2014 - 4:20pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Library System is looking for your support.

The library system has a renewal levy on the November ballot. Blair Tom, the assistant director said the community has been very supportive and he wants people to know that the library is not asking for new money.

"What we would do that would be new is allocate those funds differently. We are just completing strategic planning and the community has us focused on maintaining those most traditional services while...

September 19, 2014 - 9:36am
1 year 20 weeks ago

Students at one Zanesville City School have a new award to put in their trophy case.

As part of this summer's reading program, through the Muskingum County Library System, a goal was set to have more kids in the Zanesville City Schools reading.

They challenged the buildings and the winner for the most percentage of students in the program would get a trophy.

Friday, that trophy was presented to John McIntire Elementary with 26.5 percent of their students taking part in the...

August 22, 2014 - 2:29pm
1 year 24 weeks ago

Starting Monday the 25h, the Mskingum County Library System is going to have a floating DVD collection.

The basic idea for the floating system is that whatever branch a DVD is returned, that is where it will stay. Assistant director, Blair Tom told us that currently a DVD can be returned to any of the six locations, but, then it's transported back to its home branch. This new system leaves the DVDs at the branch they are returned to until it is requested by another location.

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August 13, 2014 - 2:58pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

Kids can now read their favorite books at the library without ever having to turn a page.

The Muskingum County Library System launched their "Kindles for Kids" program Wednesday. For now, the Kindles are only available at John McIntire Library, but if all goes well, the program could be expanded soon.

"We have three Kindles--one with easy readers, one with picture books, and one with chapter books," said Library Assistant Director Blair Tom. ...

July 21, 2014 - 9:57am
1 year 28 weeks ago

For the last couple of months area kids have read their way through summer vacation.

Nearly 3,000 young people have registered for the Muskingum County Library System's summer reading program, "Fizz, Boom, Read." The library system is still short of their  goal of over 100,000 books read. So, in this last week, they encourage kids to meet their individual goals.

"It's such an important partnership with area educators, families and businesses to make sure we...

June 23, 2014 - 1:59pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Zanesville and Muskingum County have a lot of activities and events to offer residents, but often times, we may overlook what's going on right in our own backyard.

A new partnership between the Muskingum County Library System and the Convention and Visitors Bureau aims to change that with their summer series titled "Explore - Discover - Experience."

"What we're going to do is have a speaker, an opportunity, that tells us about tourism or destinations in Ohio, and...

June 16, 2014 - 4:04pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

Kids may be done with school for the summer, but the Muskingum County Library System wants to make sure they don't fall behind with reading.

The library's summer reading program officially kicked off Monday. Assistant Director Blair Tom said the program is flexible and allows students to set a pace they are comfortable with.

"Children set their own goal, and then when they read and report books weekly, they receive incentives and prizes," Tom said. "...

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