Online Dec 2021 Newsletter Booklet

PROGRAMS & SERVICES Winter 2021 December Auglaize County Libraries

3 Your Library Card 4 Library Locations & Hours 5 eBooks, eMedia & Reading Apps 6 Adult Events 8 Teen Events 9 Kids Events 12 Support the Library

Your Library Card Findmore at Materials & Loan Periods New DVDs have a 3-day loan period. Regular DVDs, CDs & Magazines are 7-day loans. New Adult Fiction, Holiday, Kitchen, Hotspots & Games are 14-day loans. The rest is mostly 28-days. Maximum Items Checked Out Patrons in good standing (owing less than $3) may check out up to the following: a maximum of 3 movies, 5 CDs, 1 hotspot, 3 puzzles, 3 games, 5 read-alongs, and as many books as you can keep track of at one time. Lost, Stolen, or Missing Items & Cards Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out on their card including lost and damaged items. Lost cards can be issued replacement cards at no cost. How to Get a Library Card Adults must show proof of their current address by showing a driver's license, utility bill, or renter agreement to receive a library card. Children must have a parent or guardian present with one of the above mentioned items to receive a card. Cards for Children 17 & Under Parents are responsible for their children's library cards. Only legal guardians/custodians are allowed to access a child's card. Parents may allow permissions for a child to check out movies and/or to use public computers. I Forgot My Library Card # If you forgot your library card number or PIN, you can ask for help at the desk, you can call 419738-2921, or you can email acpdl@auglaizelibraries,org for help. Renewing Items Most items automatically renew when due, up to the maximum number of renewals, unless requested by other patrons. Access the Library Online Access your account to see what's checked out, to place holds, borrow eMedia, and find events at Fines & Fees There are no daily incremental fines for most overdue items, hotspots excluded. Replacement fees will be charged if items are not returned. 3

Library Locations ACPDL - Wapakoneta 203 S. Perry St. Wapakoneta, OH 45895 419-738-2921 Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM Saturday 10AM-12PM Cridersville 116 W. Main St. Cridersville, OH 45806 419-645-5447 Monday, Wednesday 10AM-1PM 2PM-6PM Thursday 1PM-6PM Saturday 10AM-12PM New Knoxville 304 S. Main St. New Knoxville, OH 45871 419-753-2724 Monday, Wednesday 10AM-1PM 2PM-6PM Thursday 1PM-6PM Saturday 10AM-12PM White-Waynesfield 108 E. Wapakoneta St. Waynesfield, OH 45896 419-568-5851 Monday, Tuesday 10AM-1PM 2PM-6PM Thursday 1PM-6PM Saturday 10AM-12PM Stallo-Minster 196 E. Fourth St. Minster, OH 45865 419-628-2925 Monday-Wednesday 10AM-6PM Friday-Saturday 10AM-12PM New Bremen 45 S. Washington St. New Bremen, OH 45869 419-629-2158 Monday-Tuesday 10AM-6PM Thursday 10AM-6PM Friday-Saturday 10AM-12PM 4

Libby eBooks, eAudiobooks Thousands of titles available from the Ohio Digital Library for you to download on your device. Get Libby, the free mobile app to access now with your library card. Hoopla eMedia, eBooks, eAudiobooks Instantly access thousands of movies, TV shows, eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, and music. Free mobile apps, including one for your TV. Beanstack Tracker Reading Log App Keep a reading log, log your time, complete activities, and participate in reading challenges through the library. Free mobile app, available for all devices. eBooks, eMedia &Reading Apps 5

Book Clubs Monthly, Multiple Branches Pick up a copy of this month's book at your library and join us to discuss with friends. New readers welcome. New Knoxville Book Club - First Thursdays 6-7PM Dec. 2 - The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis Jan. 6 - The 12 Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen Wapak Friday Morning Book Group - Second Fridays 10-11AM Dec. 10 - Home This Christmas by Holly Chamberlain Jan. 14 - Club's choice Southern Charm Book Group - Third Tuesdays 4:30-5:30PM Dec. 21 - Call library for title. Jan. 18 - Call library for title. Cridersville Book Club @ the Library - Dates vary. Dec. 22 - 10:30AM Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva Jan. 27 - 1:30PM Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham Minster Library Book Club - Fourth Wednesdays 2-3PM Dec. 22 - Call library for title. Jan. 26 - Call library for title. Digital eBook Borrowing Wapakoneta, Sat. Dec. 4 - 10AM-12PM Bring your device and learn how to download free books and media with the Libby app. Registration required. Adult Events 6

Gift Wrapping Waynesfield, Saturdays in December Bring your presents in & we'll wrap them for you for free! Saturdays, Dec. 4, 11, & 18 - 10-11:15AM Google Drive Basics All Branches Learn how to use Google Drive for file storage and sharing. Google account required before registration. Registration required. Monday, Dec. 6 - WAY 10AM-12PM / CRI 1-3PM / WAP 4-6PM Monday, Dec. 13 - NK 10AM-12PM / NB 1-3PM / MIN 4-6PM Monday, Dec. 20 - WAP 10AM-12PM / WAY 1-3PM / CRI 4-6PM Tuesday, Dec. 28 - MIN 10AM-12PM / NK 1-3PM / NB 4-6PM CookBook Club Monthly, Wapakoneta Share your love of food with others--join our monthly CookBook Club! This month we're decorating Christmas cookies! Bring cookies to decorate and we'll provide the rest! Registration required. Tuesday, Dec. 14 - 5-6PM Crafts for Adults Monthly, Multiple Branches Sign up with friends to make one-of-a-kind crafts at no cost to you! Registration required. Cridersville - Third Mondays at 5:45-7PM & Third Wednesdays 2-3PM Dec. 15 & 20 - Resin Molds Wapakoneta - Last Mondays 5-6PM & Last Tuesdays 1-2PM Dec. 27 & 28 - Snow Globes Knit & Crochet Circle Monthly, Wapakoneta Bring your current project and chat with other knitters. Tues. Dec. 21 - 5-6PM Holiday Escape Room? See page 8. 7

Holiday Escape Room New Knoxville Unravel secret codes & ciphers and solve the puzzles in time to help save Christmas! Escape rooms made possible by Arby's. All ages welcome. Registration required. Please call 419-753-2724 to register. Wednesday, Dec. 1 - 3:15-4:15PM & 4:30-5:30PM Wednesday, Dec. 8 - 3:15-4:15PM & 4:30-5:30PM Wednesday, Dec. 15 - 3:15-4:15PM & 4:30-5:30PM Wednesday, Dec. 22 - 3:15-4:15PM & 4:30-5:30PM Teen/Tween Craft Time Monthly, Wapakoneta Stop in and try out a new craft for teens and almost-teens. Thursday, Dec. 9 - 3:30-5PM - Broken CD Ornaments Life Skills for Teens/Tweens Monthly, Wapakoneta Teens and almost-teens are invited to join us for this series on learning skills (HACKS) that make life easier! Cooking simple meals, how to dress for an interview, planning a budget, etc. Hands-on fun. Thursday, Dec. 16 - 4-5PM Activity Bags for Holiday Break? See page 9. eBook Class? See page 6. Google Drive Class? See page 7. Teen Events 8

Holiday Take-Home Activity Bags Multiple Branches New activities to take & make every week! Limited quantities; first come, first served. Wapakoneta - November 29-December 31 - All Day New Bremen - December 1-23 - All Day New Knoxville - December 1-23 - All Day Waynesfield - December 2-23 - All Day Storytime Weekly, Multiple Branches Little ones & caretakers can enjoy stories, songs, & more during our weekly storytimes at every library location! New Knoxville - Wednesdays at 10:30-11AM Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 New Bremen - Thursdays at 10:30-11AM Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 Wapakoneta - First & Third Thursday Evenings at 5-5:30PM Dec. 2 & 16 Wapakoneta - Tuesday Mornings at 10:30-11AM Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 Cridersville - Mondays at 10:30-11AM Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27 Minster - Tuesdays at 10:30-11AM Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 Waynesfield - Tuesdays at 10:45-11:15AM Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 Kids Events 9

Mini Christmas Party Minster Kids Kindergarten to 2nd grade are invited for a party of games, crafts, snacks, & a story! Registration required. Monday, Dec. 6 - 3:30-4:15PM Tuesday, Dec. 14 - 3:30-4:15PM Snowman Bracelets Minster Kids in 2nd-6th grade can sign up for this beautiful craft. Registration required. Wednesday, Dec. 8 - 3:30-4PM Toddler Playdate Bi-Monthly, Wapakoneta Families with babies and toddlers ages 0-3 are welcome to join us for an informal playdate twice a month in the Early Learning Room. We'll read a book and sing a song & then encourage them to play! First and Third Thursdays at 10:30-11AM Dec. 9 & 23 Christmas on Main Cridersville, Sat. Dec. 11 - 9AM-12:30PM Stop in to the Cridersville Library during the downtown Christmas on Main event to stamp your passport to win prizes. Passports available at the Fire House. Armstrong Encounters: Christmas Lights Wapakoneta, Sat. Dec. 11 - 10:30-11:15AM Join an educator from the Armstrong Air & Space Museum to learn about our favorite spakrly Christmas lights & SNAP circuits! No registration required. Paint with Natalie Minster Sign up for two different chances to paint along with Natalie! Registration required. Monday, Dec. 13 - K-2nd Gr. - 3:30-4:15PM Monday, Dec. 13 - 3rd-6th Gr. - 4:45-5:30PM 10

Pixel Art Waynesfield Design your own pieces to take home with Perler Beads. Tuesday, Dec. 14 - 4-5PM Paws to Read Monthly, Wapakoneta Kids can sign up to read in a gentle environment to Sadie, a sweet therapy dog. Registration required for 15-minute increments. Tuesday, Dec. 21 - 5-6PM Holiday Escape Rooms? See page 8. 11

419-738-2921 • • Winter Reading Program Coming in January Track your reading this winter online or on the Beanstack app, complete activities, and win prizes! Register on Beanstack to start reading January 1! Learn more at Support the Library Make a difference in your community by giving to the library! Your tax-deductible donation helps support library services, collections, events & more. Learn more at Libraries Closed: Nov. 25, Dec. 24, Dec. 25, & Dec. 31 at 3pm See page 4 for list of hours and locations. Expanded Hours Coming in January! Library events may be photographed/filmed for promotion in library publications, website, or social media. Attendance automatically confers consent for your likeness to be used. Please notify staff if you decline being photographed for yourself or your child. 12