Two new exhibits currently on display at the Hillsboro Public Library are highlighting wonders – both magical and technical.
According to assistant supervisor Donna O’Dom, the fairy gardens on display in the library’s young adult section are from a local crafter who will be launching a new business through Etsy called Mad River Crafts.
The display includes fairy gardens with varying themes, including Halloween and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Also on display, near the library’s front doors, is a collection of items fashioned from a 3-D printer.
The items were made by librarians last fall and range from Disney characters to dinosaurs. O’Dom added that the library was able to rent that printer because it is a part of the SEO (Southeast Ohio) system.
“Kids were fascinated,” O’Dom said of the 3-D printing process.
These 3-D printed items have been brought back out for display in honor of National Inventors Month.
The library is also celebrating inventors by hosting a contest wherein patrons can guess the purpose of an object on display.
Circulation supervisor Lyn Tone said that four years ago the library ran the same contest with the same object. Out of the roughly 200 people who participated, only one person was able to guess the object’s purpose.
The Highland County District Library is located at 10 Willetsville Pike in Hillsboro. To stay updated on the library’s changing displays, search for the library on Facebook. If interested in displaying items, contact O’Dom at the library at 937-393-3114.
Sarah Allen is an assistant librarian at the Hillsboro Public Library.