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November 2019
Closed November 11 in observance of Veterans Day
Closed on November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Sarah Clevidence, Assistant Director, to become Library Director, January 2020
At their October 8th meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library approved the retirement of Library Director Jeff Winkle, effective January 10, 2020. The Trustees named Sarah Clevidence, the current Assistant Director, as the next Library Director effective January 11, 2020. 
Mrs. Clevidence has served at the library since 1996, starting while in high school at an entry level Page position. During her career she has worked in the Media Services, Children’s Services, and Adult Services departments, as well as in Library Administration. Mrs. Clevidence has a B.S. in Economics from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Library and Information Science Degree from Kent State University.
Mrs. Clevidence has been very active with the Ohio Library Council. She has served as the Chair for various committees and events and was recently elected to the organization’s Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in January 2020. In 2016, Mrs. Clevidence was awarded the Ohio Library Council’s Diana Vescelius Emerging Leader Award. 
Mrs. Clevidence is the recently elected President of the Findlay Kiwanis Club and is a member of the Hancock Literacy Board of Directors. She is a 2016 graduate of Hancock Leadership. “I love our library and I believe the services we provide every day are important and can be life- changing. We have a dedicated Board of Trustees, a tremendous staff and a wonderful community. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with all of them as we build the future of the library.”
Mr. Winkle joined the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in 1999 serving as Extension Services Manager and then Assistant Director. He left the library in 2005 for brief stints as Director of the public libraries in Fostoria and Tiffin before returning to Findlay as Library Director in 2009. Prior to his library career, he owned and operated Winkle’s Open Book, a local bookstore, for 20 years. 
During Mr. Winkle’s tenure, the library increased its focus on early literacy, career development resources and assistance, and a strong customer service culture. Since 2011, the library added an Early Literacy Center, created a StoryWalk in Riverside Park, increased the children’s book collections and started the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Winkle was recently named 2019 Librarian of the Year by the Ohio Library Council.   
“It was a privilege to work with the library staff to serve the residents of our county-wide community. This is a wonderful group of hard-working, dedicated people. Under Sarah’s leadership, I know the staff and library will flourish.”
Director's Corner    
I often hear from our patrons that wait times for the most popular eBooks and eAudiobooks are too long. I agree. There are a few reasons why wait times are lengthy for our digital collection. These items strain already stretched library budgets. The cost of digital items for libraries is generally 3-4 times more than consumers pay through Amazon and other vendors. Digital items are also sold to libraries on a limited time basis. Commonly our licenses for digital items expire after a time period (often 2 years) or a number of uses (often 26). After expiration, these items need to be repurchased. The special rules for libraries have been difficult to deal with, but we have adapted as our resources allow.
    However, a new development has caused a larger uproar in the library community. On July 25, Macmillan Publishers announced it would become the only major (Big 5) publisher to limit eBook lending for U.S. libraries. Under its new licensing model, scheduled to begin November 1, 2019, a library may purchase one copy upon release of a new title in eBook format, after which the publisher will impose an eight-week embargo on additional copies of that title sold to libraries. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is a member of the Ohio Digital Library Consortium. Under the new Macmillan rules the consortium of over 200 libraries will share one copy of a new release.
    As American Library Association (ALA) President Wanda Brown asserted that same day, “Macmillan Publishers’ new model for library eBook lending will make it difficult for libraries to fulfill our central mission: ensuring access to information for all. Macmillan’s new policy is unacceptable.”
    If you agree that equal access to eBooks is important for you and your community, I invite you to join me in signing an online petition asking Macmillan Publishing to reverse their new limited access for libraries policy.

Italian Horror Film Presentation
November 5, 6, and 7.
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Italian Horror Presentation. Staff member, Chris Spradlin, will present three Horror Films in November.
Creative Writers' Group
November 7.
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Attend a free writers' group. All levels of writing welcome.  
Read for LIFE Tutor Training
November 8. 9:45-4:15 p.m.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training.
For more information about Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor training, Click here.
Author Fair 2019
November 9. 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The public is welcome to meet and mingle with a fantastic group of authors! Books will be available for sale and signing by authors!
Complete a special bingo card during the event for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!
Military Research Resources at your library
November 12. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
In honor of Veterans Day, library staff member Justin Crawfis will present a genealogy program about military resources available at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. The program is free and no registration is required. Children and teens are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult.
Healthy Holiday Food Ideas
November 14. 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Bluffton dietetic interns, Megan Cipolla and Samantha Kavander, will share helpful hints for preparing holiday foods that add flavor and fun to your holiday festivities without all the guilt. They will demonstrate healthy twists on holiday favorites and bring samples and recipes for you to try at home. This program is intended for ages 18 and over.
Sleep Wellness
November 20. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sleep is integral to health and a sense of well-being. It is essential in maintaining a healthy outlook, and in optimizing our work-life and relationships. However,sleep does not just happen. Like most things in life sleep requires effort in regards to preparation and making it happen. Come learn about sleep and how to optimize your sleep. Dr. Sak from Blanchard Valley Regional Health Care will present the free program. ww
   
CrafterWork
November 25. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
We're starting off the holiday season with a cute little ornament led by a video on Creativebug! Registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space available. 
Teens 16+ and adults welcome.
Story Time
Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 10-November 14.
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Join the library for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Story time is for children of all ages, accompanied by a caregiver.


Baby Story Time
Wednesdays and Fridays
September 4-November 22.
9:45-10:15 a.m.
Songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun activities for the youngest learners. Recommended for children through 36 months and their caregivers.


 
Little Tikes Play Date
Wednesdays and Fridays
September 11-November 15.
10:15 a.m.-Noon
Come in and play with a selection of library toys!


Work on Reading
with Gibbs
November 6, 13, 20
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Read with therapy dog, Gibbs
For grades K-12.


 
Makerspace
November 7.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Marble Roller Coaster
For grades 2-6.


Tween Night
November 14.
6:00-7:00 p.m.
DIY Dragon Eggs
Grades 2-6



 
Family Movie Night
November 21.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Movie: Angry Birds Movie 2
For grades 2-6.


The Science of
Glow in the Dark
November 16.
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Make florescent slime and explore how things glow in the dark.
Grades K-6
Registration is required by November 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Call the Children's desk to register at 419-434-1077.


 
Story Time at the Arlington Branch Library
Thursdays
September 5-December 26.
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
November-StoryWalk-Riverside Park
During the month of November, the StoryWalk will feature the book Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze by Maureen Wright.
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.

All teen programs, unless otherwise noted, are for teens in grades 6-12.
No registrations are required unless noted.
Collage Creations with Spiritus Collage
November 5. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Apples to Apples
November 9. 2:00-3:00 p.m.

November 12.
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Scholarship Information Talk
Information will be presented on how to find scholarships and best practices regarding how to maximize each opportunity. The program is presented by Sylvan Learning Center in Findlay, Sallie Mae, and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. This event is for teens and their parents.
Teen/Tween Movie Night
November 19. 6:00 p.m.
Movie: Dora and the Lost City of Gold. This is for grades 4th-12th. No registration is required.
Teen Game Night
November 20. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Calling all teens--come to teen game night.
Blacklight Crafts and Games
November 26. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us for black light crafts and games. Teen program for grades 6-12.
No registration required.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
206 Broadway Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-1712 (voice)
419-422-0638 (fax)
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