April’s Newsletter and programs

To learn more about our programs and services click here and subscribe to the newsletter:  


Here’s some of what’s coming up in April:

Information sessions are being held this month for Teens who may like to join our advisory board:

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Also….join us this Saturday for:

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And a new service! If you need to print from your phone or other mobile device, stop in and print it here!

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Our 2018 Annual Fund Drive is underway!


You may have gotten our Annual Fund Drive Letter in the mail recently. We are already receiving donations! THANK YOU to all who support us through the annual drive and in other ways all year!

Your support allows us to serve the community in so many ways, including some very positive changes coming this year! We are excited about these changes and hope you are too!

Take a look at the letter below (or click the link for a PDF ) if you haven’t gotten one and would like to read it (LOTS of information about what’s happening) and stop in with or mail in your contribution! 

2018 library fund drive letter

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Give us your ideas, take our survey!

new year goalsHappy 2018! 
We have set some goals for the new year. Over the next few months we will discuss our progress and ask for your input through this website, our newsletter, our Facebook page, at the library, and out and about in the community.
Please help us to meet our goals and set more. Read our goals below and take the survey about what interests you or tell us what other programs and services you need!

You can pick up the survey at the library or print it out here: 

 2018 Library program idea SURVEYS

Our Goals:

  • Increase programs and events for all ages
  • Start a Teen Advisory Group
  • Partner with local groups to better serve the community
  • Improve and expand our Summer Reading/Learning Program
  • Take our programs and services out into the community
  • Update our collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and more


Programs we have:
Storytime on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings
Book Club 3rd Wednesday of the month
Coloring for Adults 1st Tuesday of the month
Summer Reading Program for all ages

What we’re adding: 
One on One Computer & Device help by appointment
Teen Advisory Group

Some of our ideas for 2018 (also listed in the survey): 

Paint/Craft/Create: Make a craft, painting, or other project with materials and instructors provided.
Craft and Chat: bring your current project and spend time with other crafters, sharing tips and ideas or just enjoying their company.
Community Game Night: Bring your card or board games to play with friends and family and/or meet other game enthusiasts. Learn some new games or play old favorites.
Trivia Night: Test your knowledge and luck! Bring a team, join a team, or compete solo. Interested in a specific TVshow/movie series/ book genre/sport? We will host a tournament and find questions to stump you!
Nonfiction Book Discussion: book group to discuss narrative nonfiction on a variety of topics.
Book Buzz:  A monthly meeting to share favorite authors and books, to find out what is coming next from established and new authors. Discuss which titles are generating buzz and which should get more attention.
Hour of Code/Hour of STEAM: Know a child that likes to try new things? We can whip up activities and experiments to help them explore and learn with a group or at their own pace.
Middle Grade Writing Workshops: For kids in the middle grades who need some help or already like to write. They’ll start a notebook to help them explore creative and factual writing.
Read to a Therapy Dog: For beginners and anyone who wants to practice their reading skills with a soothing companion.
Drop in Crafts: Is your busy schedule keeping you from getting here for programs? Come in when you get a chance and the kids can do a craft while you browse.
Beginners Block Party: Toddlers and preschoolers come in to build with our awesome sets while their adults can socialize and relax.
Lego/Manga/Minecraft/Pokeman/Dr. Who/whatever: You want to meet others interested in your fandom? We can host a get together that may lead to a regular meeting.


So which of these programs would you attend?  Do you have other ideas? Print and fill out the survey or come in to pick one up!
For more information or and/or to share your ideas, please email Melissa at liblehtn@ptd.net 

NEW Databases!!

Check out our NEW databases!

Rosetta Stone offers ALL levels for 30 languages, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  It can be accessed remotely and with the Rosetta Stone app on both Apple and Android devices.  It includes an audio companion and supplemental materials.  Reach fluency with your library card!

Chilton Library will help you with all of your automotive needs, from maintenance guides to spec tables, ASE test prep quizzes to wiring diagrams,  step-by-step service and repair procedures to the labor estimation tool.  Chilton Library has it all!

LawDepot offers easy legal forms in minutes.  LawDepot for Libraries empowers each patron to create their own legal forms personalized specific to their state/province and personal situation.  You can create, modify, and save hundreds of every-day personal and business legal documents with easy set-up and use.  LawDepot uses a question and answer method to enter vital information once – and then builds the form needed and puts patron-entered information into the proper locations within the document to eliminate redundant entry, keying errors, and form-confusion in state specific forms and to the state standards.  LawDepot makes it easy for you to get all of your legal forms ready for notary, filing and other transactions.

To access these and any of our other amazing databases, click the links on either side of our home page!