Library Link February 2022

Table of Contents
· Winter Reading Challenge continues
· Black History Month
· Sharing & Giving
· Women's History Month
· Tax Assistance
· Level Up Free Student Tutoring
· Our World Through the Eyes of Children
· COVID-19 At Home Self-Tests

Winter fun for everyone!

Even as the temperature and snow falls, your librarians are continuing to work with tireless enthusiasm and creativity on new programs, services, and exciting highlights taken from your catalog of books, movies, music, digital resources, and more!  

To start off, there's still one month left in our Winter Reading Challenge. So grab your age-appropriate bingo activity and reading sheet and get to it!

Then February and March provide us with two great opportunities to celebrate through programs and our catalog the contributions of Black and Women figures from Greene County and beyond.

We're excited to bring back our Food for Friends program, giving you a chance to help us stock our local food pantries while making a dent in your's or a neighbor's fines. Which is a great way to bring some more attention to our continuing After School Snacks program - with free distribution days at all seven of our libraries. It's worth noting that kids can still take advantage of our Level Up free tutoring program and also engage with their creative side through an art contest we are co-presenting with the Juvenile Court.

It's also the return of another tax season - but don't worry! Your librarians have assistance available with forms and our volunteers at Xenia.

Finally, the Ohio Department of Health continues to offer us COVID-19 At Home Self-Tests for distribution. As these are available we will continue to update our site and phone lines.

There's so much to do - so be safe and have fun - and I can't wait to see you back at your library!
Karl Colón, Executive Director of Greene County Public Library
Winter Reading Challenge continues
You still have plenty of time to start and to complete your Winter Reading Challenge bingo before February ends! With sheets for Young Children/Kids and Teens/Adults, get one at your local library or our website.
Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month all February with collections, programs and more, compiled by your local librarians.
Sharing & Giving
Your library has two ways for you to help your neighbors experiencing food insecurity this February with Sharing & Giving. Join us in sharing the news of our After School Snacks program and giving non-perishable goods through our Food for Friends program.
Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month and we're excited to present you with a number of highlights from your collection, special programs and more! Be sure to visit our website starting on March 1 for more information.
Tax Assistance
Filing your taxes is complicated. Let the library and our volunteers help! Find more information on forms and services available by visiting our Tax Assistance page.
Level Up Free Student Tutoring
Supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we're excited to be offering free tutoring at your library
Our World Through the Eyes of Children Art Contest
Celebrating the creative spirit and skills of our children, Greene County Juvenile Court and Greene County Public Library are excited to invite students from grades 7-12 to participate in a countywide art contest
COVID-19 At Home Self Tests
In partnership with the Ohio Department of Health, your Greene County Public Libraries are distributing Rapid COVID-19 Antigen At-Home Self Test Kits free of charge. Confirm availability by checking online.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The new Self Test Kit is different than the previous Test Kit we had been provided to distribute. These tests are for personal use and cannot be used for travel, return to school or to end a quarantine.

Library Locations:

Beavercreek, 3618 Dayton-Xenia Road | (937) 352-4001
Cedarville, 20 South Miller Street | (937) 352-4006 
Fairborn, 1 East Main Street | (937) 878-9383 
Jamestown, 86 Seaman Drive | (937) 352-4005 
Winters-Bellbrook, 57 West Franklin Street | (937) 352-4004 
Xenia (with Spark Place and The Green County Room), 76 East Market Street | (937) 352-4000
Yellow Springs, 415 Xenia Avenue | (937) 352-4003

Library Hours:

Mon., 10am-8pm
Tues., 10am-8pm
Wed., 10am-8pm
Thurs., 10am-8pm
Fri., 10am-6pm
Sat., 10am-5pm
Sun., 1-5pm (closed in Cedarville & Jamestown)

Programming Schedules:

Beavercreek Calendar
Cedarville Calendar
Fairborn Calendar
Jamestown Calendar
Winters-Bellbrook Calendar
Xenia Calendar
Yellow Springs Calendar

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