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Library board announces 2021 meeting schedule

The boad of trustees of Bluffton Public Library has announced its meeting schedle for 2021.

Meetings will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Board Room at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton, or virtually as needed.  No meetings will take place in July or December.

 Board members are Elizabeth Hostetler, president; Bob Beer, vice president; Carrie Phillips, secretary; Amy Lehman Mikesell, Robert Scott, Emily VonStein, and Nancy Yeager. 

 Board meetings are open to the public.

Trivia night, postcard penpals, The Book Bag and more greets you in January

It's all at the Bluffton Public Library

It's a new year (almost) and the Bluffton Public Library is ready. Here's the January calendar at the library. At the bottom of the story are details you need to know about checking out material.

Zoom in on Tuesday to hear about "Bluffton Anthology"

Public Library program at 6:30 p.m. presented by Fred and Rudi Steiner

Icon viewers are invited to a Bluffton Public Library Zoom presentation at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, to hear some of the stories published in “Bluffton Anthology – A Creek Runs Through It” essays on a small Ohio town collected by Fred Steiner.

Steiner and his brother, Rudi, will talk about how the book was created. To watch the program email the library for a login at: psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org anytime between now and 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

New library service - The Book Bag

Subscription service sign-up underway; program begins in January

The Bluffton Public Library announces a new program, The Book Bag - A Library Subscription Service, according to Jessica Hermiller, library administrator. 

"The program allows community members to request a monthly-themed or specially-curated bag of items from the library collection along with an activity," she said.

"The Book Bag checks out for four weeks, with new bags being automatically prepared for pickup the next month.  

Registration for The Book Bag begins today, Dec. 14, with the program starting January 2021.

Need a book buddy?

The library has one for preschoolers through third graders starting today

Adopt a winter book buddy program begins today at the Bluffton Public Library.

Here's how it works. Children in preschool through third grade should ask an adult in the family to sign them up. Hurry - it's all while supplies last.

Each book buddy participant receives a:
• Book buddy stuffed animal
• Adoption certificate
• Reading log
• Other surprises.

Parents and caregivers can schedule a Curbside Pickup time to collect the winter book buddy.

Library has you in mind during December

Lots of holiday-related activities planned

Bluffton Public Library has you in mind in December. The staff has many holiday-related activities planned. A listing of those follows:

Services Update -The health and safety of our customers and staff at the Bluffton Public Library is a top priority and the library is working hard to keep services available. As of the time of this press release, the library is open for Curbside Pickup only. The library will review services and update as needed so be sure to check ​blufftonpubliclibrary.org/covid19​ for current services updates.