September is Library Card Signup Month

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Loudonville Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the Loudonville Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate or just relax with peers.Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including a variety of online resources that students can access from home with a library card, like e-books, online homework help and online databases.

“Our library provides access and programs for students of all ages,” says Michael Thornton, Director. “For preschool age children we offer early literacy and storytimes to encourage school readiness, for school aged children we offer programs with fun and educational activities, as well as AR Book Club. For teens we supplement their education with hands-on crafts and skill building programs such as basic sewing. Teen Advisory Board gives our local teens the opportunity to participate in the development of programs and selection of materials. We don’t want to leave out the adults, who have a variety of educational and entertainment opportunities to choose from. There’s really something for everyone and it’s all free with a library card.”




Library Programs and Events

Event StartTitle
9/2/2015 10:00 AM Wednesday Play Dates
9/3/2015 4:30 PM Teen Craft - Fabric Lunch Bag
9/7/2015 Library Closed
9/9/2015 10:00 AM Wednesday Play Dates
9/10/2015 3:30 PM After School Program - Kinetic Sand
9/10/2015 6:30 PM Cookbook Club
NEW! Check Out Digital Magazines

A wide selection of popular magazines are now available at the Ohio Digital Library. View magazines on your PC, tablet or even your smartphone. Take advantage of the article view feature that allows you to remove ads and photos allowing you to read articles without distraction. This feature can be turned on and off as you peruse a magazine. In order to access magazines, it is necessary for users to download the free Nook app from your device store. When you select a magazine it will be sent to the Nook app for viewing. 

Employment at the Library

The Library has an open position for a Youth Services Assistant. Please refer to our employment opportunities for more information.

Canning Peach Jam 
Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7:00 pm
Don't miss the opportunity to use what you have learned in Kate Shumaker's classes. Kate will be leading an actual canning session at the library. Everyone will bring home a jar. Registration is required.

TAB Applications Due
Friday, September 25
The Teen Advisory Board is made up of local teens that help influence teen programming and the selection of teen materials. Share your suggestions while receiving volunteer hours. TAB meets the first Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30 pm. Application are available starting Aug. 24. 

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, Sept. 19
We invite caregivers to bring their children and join us monthly for food, projects (for Dad) and crafts (for Mom) from 10:00-11:00 am. Signup is required. Children 5+.

Muffins with Mom
Saturday, Sept. 26