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Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library

Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library A library is the temple of learning, learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history

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Enjoy these beautiful songs from Sonya!
01/27/2023
Christian Medley: 1/27/23

Enjoy these beautiful songs from Sonya!

Sonya Petty on the Tenor Sax:1) Come, Thou Fount of Every blessing2) Fairest Lord Jesus3) To God Be the Glory

Guest reader for this week's Storytime (weather permitting).Please join us!
01/25/2023

Guest reader for this week's Storytime (weather permitting).
Please join us!

No Ya Cafe today.
01/25/2023

No Ya Cafe today.

Feel like getting out this morning? Bullet Journaling is still happening. If the county should switch to a level 2 we wi...
01/25/2023

Feel like getting out this morning? Bullet Journaling is still happening. If the county should switch to a level 2 we will cancel.

Wipe your calendar! You’re invited to join us for a weird and fun virtual hour as we chat with New York Times Bestsellin...
01/24/2023

Wipe your calendar! You’re invited to join us for a weird and fun virtual hour as we chat with New York Times Bestselling and creator of , Randall Munroe about his newest What if 2? Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions on January 31st at 2 PM EST via digital live-stream in partnership with MLJ Library!

Register and view more Author Talks here: https://libraryc.org/mljlibrary

Wednesday, Jan 25th  330-430  YA Cafe. You don't want to paint? That's ok! Just come hang out, have a snack, play a game...
01/23/2023

Wednesday, Jan 25th 330-430 YA Cafe. You don't want to paint? That's ok! Just come hang out, have a snack, play a game.

Storytime is every Thursday at 11am. We read stories and do a craft that goes with the theme. This week is Curious Georg...
01/23/2023

Storytime is every Thursday at 11am. We read stories and do a craft that goes with the theme. This week is Curious George! We will have a guest reader! Please join us!

Feb 11th - You & me Painting! Time slots are 11-12 and 1230-130 or you can request a take-home kit. This program is for ...
01/23/2023

Feb 11th - You & me Painting! Time slots are 11-12 and 1230-130 or you can request a take-home kit. This program is for adults and minor children to create something together, share a canvas, or paint an individual canvas.
Go to https://mljlibrary.org/you-me-painting to sign up.

Storytime today at 11am!We will be reading books from the Elephant and pig seriesOur books will beWe are in a book! The ...
01/19/2023

Storytime today at 11am!
We will be reading books from the Elephant and pig series
Our books will be
We are in a book!
The Thank you book.
I broke my trunk!
Our craft is Elephant & Piggie

We hate to do it, but tonight's Writing Club is Cancelled due to illness.
01/18/2023

We hate to do it, but tonight's Writing Club is Cancelled due to illness.

7th to 12th graders .. Today at 330 YA Cafe. All materials provided!
01/18/2023

7th to 12th graders .. Today at 330 YA Cafe. All materials provided!

Surprise! Enjoy this rocking song from Sonya - Roundabout
01/17/2023
Roundabout 1/13/2023

Surprise! Enjoy this rocking song from Sonya - Roundabout

Sonya Petty on the alto saxophone

Do you use the OverDrive app? Upgrade to Libby! Access the same collection of digital titles from our library, but with ...
01/17/2023

Do you use the OverDrive app? Upgrade to Libby! Access the same collection of digital titles from our library, but with new features, like tags to categorize books however you'd like. Give it a try today: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/.

Clean your calendar and join us for a refreshing virtual hour as we chat with Bestselling  Dana K. White () about her  O...
01/16/2023

Clean your calendar and join us for a refreshing virtual hour as we chat with Bestselling Dana K. White () about her Organizing for the Rest of Us and Decluttering at the Speed of Life on January 17th at 2 PM EST via digital live-stream in partnership with MLJ Library!

Register and view more Author Talks here: https://libraryc.org/mljlibrary

Enjoy this beautiful song - Desperado 🎷
01/13/2023
Desperado 2023

Enjoy this beautiful song - Desperado 🎷

Sonya Petty on the alto saxophone

I am looking for tree bark for a summer reading project. The image shown is what I am hoping to be able to have the kids...
01/12/2023

I am looking for tree bark for a summer reading project. The image shown is what I am hoping to be able to have the kids make this summer. but I need bark. I would need them roughly 6x8 but can make do with smaller (4x6)... and will cut down larger pieces. If you can help please call Susan at 419-673-2278. Please and Thank you!!

Children 0-5 eat free with a paying adult! Stop in for your free 0-5 admission ticket!
01/12/2023

Children 0-5 eat free with a paying adult! Stop in for your free 0-5 admission ticket!

YA Cafe people... Anyone who has not completed your diamond art canvas please feel free to come to the library today and...
01/12/2023

YA Cafe people... Anyone who has not completed your diamond art canvas please feel free to come to the library today and work on it in the YA section by my office.

Join us for Storytime today at 11 am.Today our craft is a polar bear and we are reading -Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do...
01/12/2023

Join us for Storytime today at 11 am.
Today our craft is a polar bear and we are reading -
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?
The Lonesome Polar Bear.
Cold Paws, Warm Heart.

Clean your calendar and join us for a refreshing virtual hour as we chat with Bestselling  Dana K. White () about her  O...
01/11/2023

Clean your calendar and join us for a refreshing virtual hour as we chat with Bestselling Dana K. White () about her Organizing for the Rest of Us and Decluttering at the Speed of Life on January 17th at 2 PM EST via digital live-stream in partnership with MLJ Library!

Register and view more Author Talks here: https://libraryc.org/mljlibrary

YA Cafe canvas painting today 330-430
01/11/2023

YA Cafe canvas painting today 330-430

Hey OverDrive app users! Have you tried the Libby app yet? It's the newer, easier reading app from OverDrive, with lots ...
01/10/2023

Hey OverDrive app users! Have you tried the Libby app yet? It's the newer, easier reading app from OverDrive, with lots of features we know you'll love. Soon, the OverDrive app will be discontinued, so we recommend you upgrade to Libby today. https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/switchtolibby

You'll be "Bewitched" with Sonya's newest jazz tune!
01/07/2023
Bewitched

You'll be "Bewitched" with Sonya's newest jazz tune!

Sonya Petty on the soprano saxophone

Enjoy this beautiful song from Sonya (don't mind the background video - darn ads!😅)
01/07/2023
Blue Train

Enjoy this beautiful song from Sonya (don't mind the background video - darn ads!😅)

***Please ignore the video in the background... my scenery went to a commercial, ugh!***

Clear your calendar and join us for an exciting virtual hour as we chat with New York Times Bestselling   about her  The...
01/06/2023

Clear your calendar and join us for an exciting virtual hour as we chat with New York Times Bestselling about her The Merciless Ones on January 7th at 2 PM EST via digital live-stream in partnership with MLJ Library!

Register and view more Author Talks here: https://libraryc.org/mljlibrary

January & February Storytime books & crafts.
01/05/2023

January & February Storytime books & crafts.

Data Base of the MonthFold3 Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stor...
01/05/2023
Fold3 Library Edition | Mary Lou Johnson Hardin County District Library

Data Base of the Month
Fold3 Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the people who served in the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3. Access Now Res...

01/05/2023

The Mary Lou Johnson Hardin County District Library is pleased to announce that in 2023 we are going to be showcasing a virtual author talk series each month featuring bestselling, award-winning, and highly acclaimed authors from around the world. The featured writers and thought leaders will cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. This Bestseller Speaker Series has been made available to our community thanks to a partnership with Quest Federal Credit Union.

The free, virtual series takes place two to three times a month and includes the opportunity to ask questions to the author. A complete list of events is available on the MLJ Library virtual author talk series website at https://libraryc.org/mljlibrary.

Magazine bundles have been added to our book sale section. We are clearing out older material to make room for the new c...
01/04/2023

Magazine bundles have been added to our book sale section. We are clearing out older material to make room for the new coming in. The magazine bundles are $1 each and all books are currently 20 for $1. Stop by and see us!

What new read is first on your list for 2023?  If you don't have one in mind, stop in and see us when we reopen for regu...
12/31/2022

What new read is first on your list for 2023? If you don't have one in mind, stop in and see us when we reopen for regular hours on Tuesday January 3rd. Our New and Bestseller shelves are waiting to be explored!

Looking forward to the "Green Green Grass" of spring!! Happy New Year!
12/30/2022
Green Green Grass of Home

Looking forward to the "Green Green Grass" of spring!! Happy New Year!

Sonya Petty on the tenor sax

Bring in the new year with some swinging tunes from Sonya!!
12/30/2022
Swinging Out 2022!! 12 30 2022

Bring in the new year with some swinging tunes from Sonya!!

Sonya Petty on the Tenor Sax1) April in Paris2) Stompin' at the Savoy3) Route 66

New year, new you? Bullet journaling is a great way to set yourself up for success.  Take an hour and put those New Year...
12/28/2022

New year, new you? Bullet journaling is a great way to set yourself up for success. Take an hour and put those New Year’s resolutions and 2023 plans down on paper.
Join us at 10AM for this free Adult program!

Enjoy a good book on your holiday and stop in for a new one when we reopen for regular hours on Tuesday December 27th.
12/24/2022

Enjoy a good book on your holiday and stop in for a new one when we reopen for regular hours on Tuesday December 27th.

12/21/2022

I still have Santa letters for Abel, Ayden T, Carly, and Elizabeth N.
I still have You and Me painting kits for Kalie (2 kits), and Allison (4 kits). REMINDER We will be closed Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th. Merry Christmas!!

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325 E Columbus Street
Kenton, OH
43326

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(419) 673-2278

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Congratulations to our 2022 recipients of the Judith Krug Banned Books Week Grants. Athens-Clarke County Library, Chesapeake Public Library, Kean University, Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library, Medina County District Library, and Sidney Silverman Library at Bergen Community College. https://ftrf.org/news/614250/FTRF-Announces-2022-Banned-Books-Week-Grant-Recipients.htm
Visited the Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library 📚 today - FANTASTIC experience!! The place was packed with kids 👧 👦🏻 and adults 👩🏼 👨🏻 learning, sharing and reading 📖
They even have raised garden 🪴 bed projects 🍓 for their summer ☀️ reading program incentive and a playhouse inside!
Over 60 libraries are LIVE on Northstar Digital Literacy in Ohio now! Congrats to the latest additions:

Coshocton Public Library System Greene County Public Library Westerville Public Library Marvin Memorial Library Brown County Public Library Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library Pickerington Public Library Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
We had a wonderful time learning about opposites in music at the Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library in Kenton this morning and last night at the Delphos Public Library. We will be bringing this program to the Mercer County District Library in Celina and the Auglaize County Public District Library System in Wapakoneta in January - we hope you will join us! For up to date Symphony Storytime dates visit: https://www.limasymphony.com/symphony-storytime

A big THANK YOU to all the sponsors that make Symphony Storytime possible: AC Dienstberger Foundation, GA Wintzer & Son Co, State Bank, Thermal Gard Window & Door, Van Wert County Foundation, Mercer County Civic Foundation.
Here it is ! If you haven’t donated to the campaign yet, here is the perfect opportunity to make those dollars really count! Your donation will be doubled & if we hit our goal Sam from Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library will dress like Buddy & read live on FB a story ! Let’s blow that goal out of the water !!!!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/197324669231642/?fundraiser_source=external_url
The link to give is live!
Have you started your downtown scavenger hunt? Start at Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library and then come find our icon!
Mark your calendar Oct 23 rd from 10-12
United Way of Hardin County , ONU HealthWise , Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library have partnered to bring a flu shot / health clinic to Kenton
Mobility Foundation one of our partner agencies will be providing a fall clinic along with Midwest Rehab .
Happy National Library Week! 📚❤

Your GCML serves everyone in Kenton, Dyer, Humboldt, Milan, Springhill, Rutherford, Bradford, Trenton, Yorkville, and Gibson. We searched for other libraries that serve geographical areas that match ours!

HUGE shoutout to Yorkville Public Library, Humboldt County Library, Medina Community Library, Bradford Memorial Library, Siouxland Libraries-Humboldt, Milan Public Library, Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library, Gilchrist County Public Library, Neuse Regional Library-Trenton, Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, and Rutherford Public Library for supplying us with a Library card and information about your library! Also thank you to Yorkville Public Library for the very neat idea!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgsP05sKg0c
Next video in the Senior Music Series. Enjoy!!! Sonya Petty - Outreach Coordinator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgsP05sKg0c
My latest video in the Senior Music Series. Enjoy!!! Sonya Petty - Senior Outreach Coordinator
Hi there! This is SONYA PETTY with this week's new area Seniors Music Contest Video! Enjoy!!!
Hi there! This is SONYA PETTY (Outreach Coordinator @ MLJ Hardin Co. District Library). Here is my next video in the area seniors contest video series. I know the last contest was a bit difficult, but I hope you still enjoyed the music. This week we're gonna have some FUN!!! Just name the DECADE in which the songs were released...get all three correct for a prize! A special bonus prize will be given to those who can name the exact YEAR. Till next time...
Hi there! This is SONYA PETTY with this weeks contest series video! The last contest was a bit difficult, but I hope you enjoyed the music anyways. This weeks contest is going to be FUN!!! Just name the DECADE in which the song was released (40's, 50's, etc.). And if you can name the exact YEAR, there will be a little extra bonus prize. Till next time...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6aEqV7HOYg
HELLO! This is SONYA PETTY, Outreach Coordinator for the MLJ Hardin Co. District Library. Every two (2) weeks, I will be posting a theme related music video contest. Everyone, please feel free to vote for your favorite song. Only residents of Kenton Nursing & Rehab, Hardin Hills Skilled Care Facility, and Blanchard Place Assisted Living are eligible for the contest. ENJOY!!!
Mid-Ohio Energy's Community Fund recently awarded a grant to Mary Lou Johnson - Hardin County District Library for its newspaper digitization program.

Sandy Thaxton, Head of Reference Services, holds two portable hard drives that contain searchable scans of the local newspapers. This includes the Kenton Times and the Kenton Daily Democrat (pictured behind her on the conventional microfilm reader).

The library is working to preserve the community's past and increase digital access to help genealogists, researchers, and the general public!

For Community Fund info & applications, visit https://www.MidOhioEnergy.com/communityfund
I wanted to share this with you, the marks in the book show it was entered in your system in 3/63 and I got it at a used bookstore north of Columbus in the late 70's. It is one of my childhood treasures. https://www.facebook.com/589294326/posts/10157069300634327/?app=fbl
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