Summer Newsletter 2021

Director’s Corner You could say it is fortuitous that the theme of this year’s Annual Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales comes on the heels of a year where we all spent more time home with our furry companions, resulting in plenty of pandemic stories to tell. Simon, my husband and my Ragamuffin (Siamese, Ragdoll mix cat), believed he had a camera-ready face, making frequent digital meeting appearances. He even stole the show during one meeting. The host concluded, “I don’t know who was more entertaining, the speaker or Jennifer Austin’s cat?” The theme for the program was actually selected three years ago, prior to the word ‘pandemic’ entering most of our vocabulary. We hope you will join the library this summer to celebrate Tails and Tales! Kindly, Jennifer Austin, Director and Simon, Cat IN THIS ISSUE: Adults 2 Teens 3 Children 4 West Lafayette Branch 5 Digital Technology 6 Bookmobile 7 Friends of the Library 7 Summer Newsletter 2021 Summer Reading Program The 2021 Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales , is here with much to look forward to in June, July and August! Throughout the summer, there will be weekly programs & special events (including Outback Ray!) for children & teens (pp. 3-4), along with a variety of special programs for adults (pg. 2). Readers of all ages can sign up for the Summer Reading Program, log their reading activity, and enter to win prizes through the Beanstack website/mobile app (pg. 6). Families are invited to visit the beautiful, new StoryWalk® at Clary Gardens to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time (pg. 8). Make sure to stop in the library this summer for Tails and Tales ! LIBRARY CLOSINGS: Monday, May 31 Memorial Day Monday, July 5 Independence Day observed LOCATIONS & HOURS: Main Library 655 Main Street Coshocton, OH 43812 (740) 622-0956 Monday-Wednesday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday-Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM West Lafayette Branch 601 East Main Street West Lafayette, OH 43845 (740) 545-6672 Monday-Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday-Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM