Spring has sprung at Hillsboro library

The Times-Gazette

Spring has sprung and the Hillsboro library is embracing the season with a full schedule of programming.

“April is going to be a huge month at the library,” said Circulation Manager Sarah Davidson. “We’re celebrating National Library Week, National Poetry Month, and we’re introducing two new clubs.”

National Library Week is April 7-13. The theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” All Highland County District Library locations are inviting patrons to build strong communities by thanking someone.

“Be on the lookout for special Library Week boxes,” Davidson said. “You’ll be able to drop in a thank you note to anyone— family, friends, library staff, community workers, teachers — anyone. We’ll share some of these special thank-yous on social media, plus everyone who writes a thank-you will be entered in a drawing, at each location, for a special library swag bag.”

At Hillsboro, there will also be a quiz that patrons can take, matching librarians to their favorite books. Whoever gets the most correct will receive a prize.

April is National Poetry Month, Davidson said, and the library is celebrating with a Poetry Slam on Monday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. Teen and adult patrons are invited to come and share their poems. The library asks that any poetry shared be appropriate for all audiences.

“We’re also excited to introduce two new recurring programs: Crochet Club and Paint Night,” Davidson said.

The patron-run Crochet Club will meet biweekly on Saturdays at 11 a.m. April’s meetings will be on April 13 and April 27.

Then, on Wednesday, April 24, the library will host its first ever Paint Night. Librarian and Brush and Palette Art Guild member Donna O’Dom will instruct participants in painting spring flowers.

“Spots are limited and filling up fast,” Davidson said. “Registration is required.”

To register, call the library at 937-393-3114 or stop by the front desk.

“We’re also excited that April marks our second month hosting special family events,” Davidson said.

First, for kids aged preschool through elementary, is the Evening Story Hour on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. The theme is bugs. Families will hear a story, play a game, and then make a craft.

Then, for older kids and kids-at-heart, there is Family Night on Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m.

“This month’s theme is ’80s trivia,” Davidson said. “Families are invited to come test their knowledge of this radical decade and compete for a fun prize.”

Registration is required for this event. Spots are limited.

Davidson added that in addition to these programs, the library has numerous monthly and weekly activities for every age and interest. Those are:

· Story Time every Wednesday at 11 a.m. (children 2 years old and younger) and at 11:30 a.m. (ages 3-5);

· Lego Club every other Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.;

· Writing Workshop on Monday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m.;

· Fandom Club on Monday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m.;

· Tween and Teen Make-and-Create Club on Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m.;

· BYO-Book Club on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m.;

· Comic Book Club on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.;

· Scrapbooking Club on Wednesday, April 24 at 2 p.m.;

· Write-Away Club on Monday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about these clubs and other programming, visit the library’s website at www.highlandcolibrary.org, like the library on Facebook by searching “Highland County District Library of Ohio,” or call the library at 937-393-3114.

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