Library hosting Red Cross drive

By Sarah Allen

The Highland County District Library will be hosting a Red Cross drive throughout next month.

Beginning on June 1, patrons can bring items to the library. If patrons have fines, their donations can be applied to their balance. For every three nonperishable, unopened, and un-used items a patron brings, one dollar will be deducted from the fines they owe.

Donations can include the following: Baby necessities, such as clothing, bottles, diapers, and wipes; toiletries and cosmetics, including shampoos, conditioners, and soaps; and foodstuffs, such as canned, boxed, and jarred items. Anything expired will not be accepted.

Donations can also include towels, adult socks, adult underwear, hair dryers, and curling irons.

Whatever the Red Cross does not accept, the library will donate to the local food pantry.

To donate, visit any of the library’s four branches, located in Hillsboro, Greenfield, Leesburg, and Lynchburg.

For more information, visit the library’s website at, search “The Highland County District Library of Ohio” on Facebook, or call the library at 937-393-3114.

Sarah Allen is an assistant librarian at the Highland County District Library in Hillsboro.

By Sarah Allen