Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Library System

September 19, 2014 - 10:36am
44 weeks 5 days 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 - 3:29pm
48 weeks 5 days 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 - 3:58pm
50 weeks 20 hours 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 - 10:57am
1 year 1 week 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 - 2:59pm
1 year 5 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 - 5:04pm
1 year 6 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. "...

June 12, 2014 - 10:23am
1 year 6 weeks ago

Friday is the 13th and while some may see the day as unlucky, if you have fines on your library card it's your lucky day.

The library is holding an amnesty day. If you have overdue fines on your record you can choose one to be removed, as long as the item has been returned. The amnesty doesn't extend to items that have been lost or damaged.

"The bulk of our overdue fines are in relation to materials that slid under the backseat or got under a bookbag at home or something...

May 13, 2014 - 10:51am
1 year 11 weeks ago

It's more of a debate today in this electronic age of e-readers and downloadable music whether libraries are relevant.

The Muskingum County Library System argues that in our area these structures are important to the access of information, education and enrichment. Even though how they get that information has changed.

In April, the library system found that where WI-FI is concerned the John McIntire Library, Roseville and Dresden branches all saw greater connectivity.

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April 15, 2014 - 4:48pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Muskingum County library system is bringing you instant movies, music and books on demand.

The library system announced the availability of thousands of television shows, albums, audio books and movies to the public through their new partnership with Hoopla Digital.

Hoopla allows you to download music albums, movies, tv shows and audio books, all free of charge. There are unlimitied numbers of copies so customers never have to place a hold and can download it to...

February 28, 2014 - 7:24pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

Assistant Director of the John McIntire Library, Blair Tom, says in 2013, for every dollar invested in the general revenue fund, the library provided $5.15 in services, resources and materials to the community.

"Every year we try to grow that," said Tom. "We think it's important. Certainly we're pleased with the figure, but we always want to do better. So we're not satisfied, but we feel that $5.15 is a good return on investment for every dollar."

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