( September 24, 2014) Join us for an introduction to the art of creating articles of whimsy and beauty from used books on Saturday afternoon, October 4 from 2:00-3:30. This make and take Book Art program is open to adults, teens and school age children. An adult will need to assist children 10 and under. Space is limited. Call 330-868-4101 to sign up for an afternoon of learn-how-to fun! Inspired by the program, you may want to purchase some very affordable "materials" for creating more art at home. On October 4 you will pay only $1.00 for a whole bag of books at our Fall Used Book Sale.
(September 18, 2014) The library is pleased to offer all Minerva Public Library cardholders free access to Hoopla, a digital download service that offers a wide variety of music, videos, and audiobooks to play on your mobile device, laptop, or PC. It's free, easy to use, includes new content every week,, and requires only a library card and access to the internet. Find your library card and visit www.hoopladigital.com today to get started.
(September 9, 2014) Mark your calendars. The library's fall book sale begins Saturday, September 27 and runs through Saturday, October 4. A wide assortment of books for all ages and interests will be available for sale at attractive prices. The library is now accepting donations of gently used books to add to the book sale fun. All sale proceeds support library programs and the purchase of new materials for you to check out and enjoy.
(August 28, 2014) Because we want to encourage young readers and get the school year off to a good start, the library has forgiven all the overdue fines for library patrons younger than 18. Any fines dating before August 18 have been waived, and so any younger person's card that was blocked because of overdue fines should be ready to use again right now. However, we have not forgiven the charges for lost items--things were checked out and never returned. To solve that problem, young patrons need to return those long-overdue materials to the library. Doing so will automatically remove the lost item charge and might well make the card usable again. If you're not sure what's going on with your card, stop by the library or give us a call and let's see what we can work out.