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."
A reading promise between a daughter and her dad is helping encourage literacy in Muskingum County.
The Day Break Rotary Club and John McIntire Library are teaming up to keep one family's tradition alive while encouraging reading at the same time.
"The reading promise program is based on a real life experience in a book where a father and a daughter made a promise to read for 100 days. And then when they achieved that, they extended it to 1,000 days and they finally ended...
With more and more focus on getting children to read at a younger age, the John McIntire Library is offering a variety of different story time sessions for you and your children. Assistant Director, Blair Tom, says the interactive story time sessions can be a great opportunity for families to spend time with their kids and to meet other families with similar-aged children.
"We have bed time story time for people who are unable to attend during the work day and that's at 6:30 in...
The John McIntire Library is already preparing for their fall programs and there's something for everybody to participate in.
"We're working on some exiting adult programs," said Blair Tom, Assistant Director of John McIntire Library. "An Ohio humanities speaker on the American presidents and their sense of humor in October. Today , we wind down the Cincinnati Children's Theater who will be visiting us in December with a magician for family nights coming."
New York Giants center, Jimmy Cordle stopped by Falls Elementary School Friday morning to deliver a $200 check to the students and faculty as part of a literacy challenge he started last year after learning about the need in the West Muskingum School District.
"Through The Second and Seven Foundation, we were able to bring Jimmy Cordle in and he inspired the children and challenged them to read many books and if they did, they would get a donation from the Cordle Cares...
Local kids are encouraged to dive into reading this summer.
Muskingum County Libraries are preparing for their summer reading program for 2013. The 6 week event is called "Dig into Reading". The students are encouraged to dig into different subjects including, treasures, travels and dinosaurs. Assistant Director, Blair Tom says it's important to keep kids reading throughout the summer months.
"Well studies indicate that students that don't read during the summer...
Boy Scouts of America is also celebrating an anniversary.
As a part of their centennial celebration, the Boy Scouts held "Adventures in Reading." Numerous boys were recognized for their reading achievements, and Galaxy Press was there to promote the importance of reading, and provide some entertainment.
"We decided to do this event in Zanesville. We've not done this before but it's a perfect matching up of boys who should be reading with the reading merit badges as...