Serving the Community Since 1890 - BookEnds - E-Newsletter
July 2019
The library will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Director's Corner
Ohio has been hard hit by the opioid crisis. Research shows that public awareness of the issue is high, but many Ohioans don’t perceive much of a threat to their own children and families. Many parents admit to having a “not my kid” mindset, leading them to overlook the importance of preventative measures. But the facts are real:
1.      One in four teens will misuse or abuse a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime.
2.      Nearly half of teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from their parents’ medicine cabinet.
3.      When you talk to your kids about the dangers of drugs, you can cut their risk of abuse in half.
    The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is committed to strengthening opioid prevention in our community and stopping the next generation from abusing prescription opioids. That’s why we are joining public libraries, businesses, and other community groups across the state to help spread education and prevention messages through the Denial, Ohio campaign. Denial, Ohio public service announcements (PSAs) are set in the fictional town of Denial, Ohio, where residents are “in denial” that their children could become addicted to opioids.
    Please check out the PSA (there’s a link on our website), take a look at the Denial, Ohio posters around the library, or pick up our fact sheet. Help us stop opioid abuse in Hancock County; educate your family and friends about the proper use and disposal of prescription opioids and how to safely secure prescriptions. To learn more, visit: 
SummerREAD 2019
Summer at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library overflows with fun activities for kids and families. The Library continues its annual SummerREAD program through August 17. SummerREAD features incentives for kids who keep track of their reading over the summer, with prizes earned for reading milestones. Thousands of reading hours are logged each summer and community sponsorships are a big reason for the success of the program. For more details, visit
The Library's Lending Telescope and Astronomy 101
July 8. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
J.T. Senghas of Millstream Astronomy Club will present the basics of astronomical observing and on using the library telescopes, which can be borrowed. Topics will include an explanation of the movement of the night sky, what kinds of objects can be found in it, and how to find them using various tools such as charts, planispheres, and free electronic apps.
Food and Fun in the Sun.
Safe and Healthy Ideas for
Picnics and Cook-outs.
July 11. 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Ants, mosquitoes, and pop-up showers aren’t the only things that can put a damper on a picnic or cook-out. Unfortunately, picnics and cookouts dish out an unwanted invitation to food-spoiling bacteria like salmonella and listeria. Participants of the class will learn how to keep those uninvited guests from crashing the party with how-tos of keeping food safe and good to eat. Join Professor Little as she shares tips.
Creative Writers' Group
July 11. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Share your writing with others. No writing experience needed.
Kids and Medicine
July 17. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Kids and Medicine will be presented by Dr. Ternullo, an assistant professor at the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy.This talk will focus on medication for expectant parents and parents of infants or younger children. It will cover the basics of medication administration, safe use of non-prescription medications in children, and use of non-drug therapies.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training
July 19. 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Learn what it takes to become a tutor with Read for L.I.F.E. and attend a Tutor Training class. Call the Read for L.I.F.E. office at 419-422-3755 or e-mail
Christmas in July-
Basket Program
July 27. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The basket we will be making is a Twill Woven Tote basket. It measures 10 inches long, 4 inches wide, and 14 inches tall. Basket weaving experience is a must in considering taking this class. It is not a beginner class. The class size is limited. The cost of the class for materials is $17. This is due at the Reference Desk at time of registration. 
July 31. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Come join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a new craft led by videos on Creativebug! Registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space available. 
This month's craft: Monkey's Fist Knotted Necklace
Book Cellar Sale - July Special
All Fiction Books - Half Price!

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Children's Activity
Cube Donated -
Arlington Branch Library
The Musgrave family donated a bead maze activity cube in memory of Muriel Musgrave for the Arlington Branch Library. No matter how you turn the cube, there is something going on! Spinners, beads, puzzles, and more for cause-and-effect action. Visit the Arlington Branch Library.

Phone: 419-365-5755
Monday - Thursday :
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday - Saturday :
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday : Closed
New Copy Machine
The library has a new copier that allows for both color and black & white copying located at the Adult Services Desk close to the Circulation Services Department. Copies are still 10 cents (black and white) and 50 cents (color) per page.

The PrinterOn station is available that gives the ability for patrons to print documents at the library from anywhere. Visit for more information.

A staff member at the library will be happy to assist you with your printing needs, or call 419-422-1712 for more information.
July 2, 9, 16 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Join us for a craft each Tuesday afternoon at the Arlington Branch Library.

Story Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 4-August 1.
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Library at the Planetarium
Story Time Under the Stars

Story Time Under the Stars
July 1. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.
A short story time and interactive talk.

A Universe of Stories
July 8. 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Constellation stories from around the world. Grades 4-12.

Baby Story Time
Wednesday and Fridays
June 5-September 6.
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
June 4-July 31.
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Work on Reading with Gibbs
July 10. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tween Night: Galaxy Jars
July 11. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Learn how to make  galaxy   jars  using acrylic paint, and glitter! Fun activity for the kids.
Grades 2-6
A Walk On Mars
July 15.
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Explore Mars with the Challenger Learning Center. Participants will "walk on Mars" with an amazing map depicting the surface of the red planet and learn about the geography of Mars with a fun scavenger hunt.
Family Movie Night
July 18. 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a family movie night. Popcorn and water provided. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Movie: Dumbo
Drive-in Movie, Jr.
July 22. 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Decorate a cardboard car or rocketship and enjoy a drive-in (or fly-in) movie at the library. Participants will be watching space themed animated shorts. Ages 8 and under, accompanied by a caregiver.
Family Art Lab: Rock Painting July 25. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Rock painting art as a family.
Alien Neon Party
July 29.
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Help us celebrate a SummerREAD that was out of this world. Wear your brightest clothes and come party the summer away. Family friendly music, dancing, and activities all with a fun neon twist. Drop by or spend the whole evening celebrating with us.
July-StoryWalk-Riverside Park
During the month of June, the StoryWalk will feature the book Your Alien by Tami Sauer.
As visitors take a walk clockwise around the StoryWalk, they will come to 17 display posts which contain pages of the book.   StoryWalk changes monthly.

Teen Programs
All teen programs, unless otherwise noted, are for teens in grades 6-12.
No registrations are required unless noted.
Teen Afternoon Movie & Bleach Shirts
July 1. 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Prior to the movie, we will make bleach t-shirts. Please bring a 100% black cotton shirt. While the shirt dries, we will enjoy the movie Flight of the Navigator.
Apples to Apples Game Night
July 2. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Come to our teen only hangout and play Apples to Apples. All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome.
Space Crafts-Teens
July 9. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Join other teens who love to to make some Alien String Art.
Free ACT Practice Test
July 10. 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Teens take a Free ACT practice test and get your results to prepare for your ACT test. 

Teens must register for this test by July 8.  Register by calling the Children’s Department.

On the date of the test, arrive at the Library at 9:15 a.m. and enter in through the garage so the test can start promptly at 9:30 a.m. Teens are asked to bring number 2 pencils and a calculator. The Library will provide a light snack at your morning break. Grades 8 to 12. Lindamood Room.

This program is presented by Sylvan Learning Center of Findlay.
Board Games & Brunch
July 15. 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wake up and come have fun. Miss Erin will be serving pancakes and Gary from Post Board Gaming will be at the event to introduce games from other countries.
No Registration required.
Teen Movie Night
July 16. 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Teen movie nights are for middle school and high school teens. Movie; Shazam!
Escape Room: Time Travel
July 20 and July 21.
Can you solve the puzzles to travel in time and save the stranded time travelers? Registration required. Please stop by the Children's Desk or call 419-422-1712 to register and get your session time.
Grades 4-12.
Teen Paint Party
July 23. 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Bob Ross paint party. Dress like Bob and paint Happy Trees. Please stop by the Children's Desk or call 419-422-1712 to register.
Breakfast and Books
July 24. 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Come and spend the morning reading. Pancakes will be served. 
Grades 6-12.
Teen Explorers
July 30. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Parents and teens, join us in the Lindamood Room for an informational session about exploring. This program enables local youth the opportunity to explore several career fields through immersive hands-on experiences.  
Teen SummerREAD 2019
or visit:
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-1712 (voice)
419-422-0638 (fax)
What's New @ Your Library
Mrs. Everything
b y Jennifer Weiner
The Oracle
by Clive Cussler
Summer of ‘69
by Elin Hilderbrand
Grinnell: America’s Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West
by John Taliaferro
Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman’s Firsthand Account of World War II
by Philip Handleman
The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World
 by Jamil Zaki
Aladdin: Far
from Agrabah
by Aisha Saeed
Aurora Rising
by Amie Kaufman

Duel at Araluen
by John Flanagan

Hotel Mumbai
Dear Boy
by Paris Rosenthal and Jason Rosenthal
Harold & Hog
Pretend for Real!
by Dan Santat
A Wolf Called Wander
by Rosanne Parry
In Memory of:
Malcom Badertscher
by: Keith and Lynnette Coppler, Dave and Alison Heitmeyer, Jim and Dana Helfrich and Joe and Ruth Raudabaugh

In Memory of:
Paul Pete Mains
by: Tom & Terri Winklejohn

In Memory of:
Louis Mihaly
by: Dorothy Reineck

In Memory of:
Mabel, Hubert and
Stephen Miller
by: Roger, Ann and Jack Miller (StoryWalk station)

In Memory of:
Muriel Musgrave
by the Musgrave family (activity cube for the Arlington Branch Library)

In Memory of:
Carol Springer
by: The Springer Family
(StoryWalk station)