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Upcoming Closures: The Library will close February 20th in observance of Presidents Day.

Employment Information: Are you interested in working at the library? Click here to fill out and print our Employment Application.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten:

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book to your newborn, infant and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. In as little as 15 minutes a day, families can build the skills for future school and life success.

 

 

How to get started:

 

1. Pick up a free 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading log and folder at the library, or download and print the logs. If you choose to print your own book logs, stop at the library to get a folder to store all your logs.

2. Upon completing your first 100 books you will receive a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten book bag. Show a librarian your reading log to get your bag.

3. Come back every time you have completed 100 books to receive a sticker and your next book log. (Remember you can also print the logs from home a page at a time if needed.)

4. When you reach the 1,000th book goal, a staff member will take your picture to display at USCL’s Reading Hall of Fame to show the achievement you and your child have accomplished. Your child will also receive a certificate with their picture on it.


about:books

Do you know about:books?  This search engine will tell you anything you ever wanted to know about books, authors, subjects and storylines. Get book reviews, author websites, publisher information, and sometimes, even the book itself, if it's free on the web.

Results are from popular book-ish websites such as LibraryThing, NYT Book Review, Good Reads, Shelfari, etc. These sites give you "real people" book reviews and suggestions for further reading. Try it out below!

IdentityTheft.gov

IdentityTheft.gov is a free government resource to report identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission, build a step-by-step personalized recovery plan, and put that plan into action.


Edutrek:

For many people college is something that they are curious about and would love to have access to information about a specific school or degree they have been thinking of getting, or they want to find a school that they can finish a degree that they have started, but have not finished.

EduTrek is a free resource and has the largest database of colleges across the nation.


Tuition Funding Sources:

TuitionFundingSources.com represents 24 years of scholarship research that has produced the largest source of scholarships in the world. The scholarship database has been displayed in the Smithsonian and is free of charge.


ProQuest Ancestry:

ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition provides information valuable for genealogists and others who want to create a family tree.  Ancestry delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more, contained in over 7,000 databases. Unlike the other Ohio Web Library databases, Ancestry Library Edition will be restricted to on-site library access (no remote access).


Ohio Here To Help:

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is pleased to announce a new Web site designed to be a one-stop source of information for Ohio’s unemployed workers and their families. Ohio Here to Help – or www.ohioheretohelp.com – is unique in that it can quickly connect visitors to a wide range of information and resources – from both public and private entities – that can help them search for a job, find education and training opportunities, and learn about other supports that can help them get through this difficult time in their lives.
Ohio Here to Help provides direct links to job openings via Ohio Means Jobs, as well as to training and education resources via the State of Ohio Library. It also has information on such topics as money, food assistance, health care, housing, transportation, child care, veterans’ services, legal services, clothing assistance, youth employment and much more.
The site is divided into six sections:

  •  “I Need Assistance With…” provides helpful links to information about money, food, health care, housing, transportation, child care, veterans’ services, education and training, and more. The Money section includes information about credit counseling, financial management and related topics. The Housing section has information on foreclosure prevention, housing vouchers and energy assistance. The Food section includes links to online coupons and food assistance forms, as well as information on supplemental food assistance and child summer food programs. The Health Care Section has information on dental care, prescription drugs, youth health, Medicaid and other topics.
  •  “Stay Connected with Us!” allows visitors to register their names and e-mail addresses to receive notifications about upcoming events or other helpful resources related to their location or interest.
  •  “Free Download” allows visitors to print a “Back on Track Checklist,” which is an easy way to make sure they’re getting all the assistance they need from all the resources mentioned on www.OhioHeretoHelp.com. It also contains many of the applications and forms mentioned on the site, so they can get a better idea of whether they might be eligible for various programs. In some cases, they can complete the paperwork prior to their visit to an office for assistance. 
  •  “Job Search” allows visitors to search more than 100,000 job openings in and near Ohio – by job title, industry, company or location – through a direct connection to Ohio Means Jobs (www.ohiomeansjobs.com).
  •  “Skill Building/Youth/Video” provides information on all three of those topics. In the Skill Building section, visitors can learn about opportunities to acquire new skills via the "Learning Express Library" from the State Library of Ohio. The "Learning Express Library" offers tutorials, practice tests, exercises, software applications and skill-building courses, a job and career accelerator, and other useful information. Visitors are required to register to gain access to this site. Once registered, they can use the tools available at no charge on an unlimited basis. The Youth section of Ohio Here to Help features job-search advice tailored specifically to teens. The Video section allows visitors to view videos on a variety of topics.
  • “The Good News on Ohio Jobs” features current and archived news stories about Ohio’s economy, people and businesses, provided by hiVelocity.com.

Visit Ohio Here to Help at www.ohioheretohelp.com to find out about the many services and resources available to assist unemployed workers and their families in Ohio.


Support Your Library:

There are many types of charitable gifts from the modest to the substantial. A donation to the library can provide a memorial for a friend or realtive. A gift to the library can also acknowledge a birthday, anniversary or graduation. And, like any charitable gift of cash or property, the donor may receive tax benefits.

One way to give is with a bequest. Your will or trust can designate that a specifc amount be transferred as a gift to the library. Such a gift can take the form of cash, stocks, bonds, books, real estate, or any other type of asset. You may also give a percentage of your estate or give the residue after other terms of the will or trust have been satisfied. Such a designation may reduce your estate taxes. (Please check with your legal advisor.)


Tax Forms: If you need tax forms the library can help.  Click here for additional information.

Ohio Means Jobs: The Ohio Department of Development has created this web site Ohio Means Jobs that allows you to search all electronic job opportunites which include Ohio employers, national commercial job boards and niche industries. Let all Ohio employers find you today by taking the opportunity to post your resume for FREE!