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Summer Toddler Time

Seahorse in the water reading a book.Toddler Time is for children ages 1-3 and their parents or guardians. Programs are on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. and last around 30-45 minutes.  Programs consist of playtime, songs, fingerplays, and simple stories.  To register your child, please call 419-983-4575 or stop by for a visit and see what we have to offer. Please see list of programs below:

July 1 = Humpty Dumpty

July 8 = Look At Me Grow!

July 15 = Grandparents

Summer Preschool Storytime

Octopus in the water with a firefighter hat on.Storytime is for children ages 3-5 and consists of playtime, songs, stories, flannelboards and a craft. Programs are on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. and last around an hour. To register your child or children please call 419-983-4675.  Please see list of programs below:

June 30 = My Family

July 7 = Do You Know the Police Man?

July 14 = I Speak for Trees

Every Hero Has A Story

Every Hero Has a Story theme with city backdrop.The library cares about your children and is offering summer programs to encourage reading and learning. Children ages 5 to 13 are invited to join Bliss Memorial Public Library’s Summer Library Program for fun programs and events. This summer’s theme is Every Hero Has A Story. The programs are free and open to all children. Programs will be held on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the programs, children can pick up a timed reading record at the library starting May 20th. Children are encouraged to read for an hour a week, once an adult signs their record, they may bring it to the library for a weekly prize and a ticket for a grand prize starting June 8th. It is that simple! So stop in the library to get your reading record and visit on Monday evenings for some great activities!               

Mon. June 29 = “Super Migrator, Super Monarch” with Beth Diesch of Seneca Conservation District

Mon. July 6 = Bloomville Police Department with Howard Minzer

Mon. Jul 13 = “Michael Recycle” with Monica Perry of OSS Joint Solid Waste Management District

Escape The Ordinary

Landscape of city at night with a book signal instead of a Batman signal.


This summer, ages 14 and older can "Escape the Ordinary" at Bliss Memorial Public Library. Patrons are asked to sign their name to a book which will be placed on our “Escape the Ordinary” display. Participants will fill out a ticket for each book, audio book, e-book, or three magazines they read. Tickets will be accepted starting Monday June 8th. Weekly drawings will take place on Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m., beginning June 15th. Tickets turned in after this time will be placed in the drawing for the following week. Three readers will be chosen per weekly drawing. All tickets turned in will be eligible for the grand prize at the end of the program on July 20th. So while you are trying to escape the ordinary this summer, fill out a ticket for a chance to win a prize just for reading!

Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library

Stack of nine books.


The Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library had their annual meeting Monday March 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the library.  The mission of the Friends is to create awareness of and appreciation for library services. All proceeds raised by the Friends are for the use of Bliss Memorial Public Library. The Friends' year runs from March to March and involves only one meeting in late March. Officers are: President Fran Fleet, Vice-President Elaine Levans, Secretary Sandy Kuntz, and Treasurer Ruth Kagy. All other involvement is on a volunteer basis. Membership dues are $2.50 for a single person and $5.00 for a family. Special donor levels are Friend from $10.00-$25.00, Patron from $26.00-$50.00, and Sponsor for over $50.00. It is easy to join the Friends. Just complete the membership form, available at the library, return the form and your dues to the library. This is just one way you can support your local library. Thank you!

Sponsor a Subscription TODAY!

Sponsoring a magazine is a wonderful way to help the library save money. All you have to do is select a magazine from the magazine list and pay for a one year subscription. A name plate will be placed on the shelf below the magazine to designate your donation. You will have the first opportunity to have the magazines when they are released for the book sale. Each year, a reminder will be sent to you if you would like to sponsor it again.

Here are the titles that are still available for sponsorship.  Contact the library for pricing details.

Research Library is Now Open

The W.E. Bliss Foundation Research Library is now open for those who would like to do genealogy or other local history research. It is open Monday through Friday from 11:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment only.

Cell Phone Recycling

A picture of lots of cellphones and people using themDo you have a cell phone you no longer use? Place it in the cell phone recyling box next to the eye glasses recycling box near the front door.

Bloomville School Replicas

1923 replicas of the Bloomville School are being sold by the Tiffin Alumni Association at Bliss Library for $15.00. The replica shows the school before the elementary addition was built in 1955. Many of you have the 1955 replica, so this would be an additional piece to your collection of Bloomville School memorabilia.

Beth's Picks



Image of Silver Linings Playbook
Rated R Silver Linings Playbook. I just finished reading the book in a couple of days. Good read!




Image of Django Unchained
Rated R Django Unchained. Looks good to me.




Image of Life of Pi
Rated PG Life of Pi. I wasn't sure about this movie when I took it home but it turned out to be one of the best movies I have watched for awhile. Highly recommended! We also have the book if you would like to check it out.





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