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Hit the Books!

Baseball equipment with books.


This summer, ages 12 and older can "Hit the Books!" at Bliss Memorial Public Library. Patrons are asked to sign their name to a baseball or hat which will be placed on our “Hit the Books!” display. Participants are asked to fill out a ticket for each book, audio book, e-book, or three magazines they read. Tickets will be accepted starting Monday June 6th. Weekly drawings will take place on Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m., beginning June 13th. 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 prizes at the end of the program on July 25th. So hit the books this summer and fill out a ticket for a chance to win a prize.

Summer Reading

On Your Mark, Get Set...READ! Summer reading slogan with children running.The library cares about your children and is offering summer programs to encourage reading and learning. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to join Bliss Memorial Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for fun programs and events. The programs are free and open to all children. In addition to the programs, children can pick up a timed reading record at the library starting May 27th. 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 6th. It is that simple! So stop in the library to get your reading record and visit on Mondays for some fun activities!

Mon. June 6, 6:30 p.m.= “Circus of Motion” with Beth Fry

Mon. June 13, 6:30 p.m.= “Composting and Recycling” with Monica Perry of OSS Joint Solid Waste Management District 

Mon. June 20, 2:00 p.m. at Beeghly Park= “Electrical Safety” with Teri Lease of North Central Electric Company

Mon. June 27, 6:30 p.m.= “Conservation Fun: Make & Take” with Beth Diesch of Seneca Conservation District



A girl pulling a wagon with two children in reading books.Storytime is for children ages 3-6 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 7 = Let's Play                               June 14 = 1,2,3! Numbers

June 21 = Move It!                                 June 28 = Round & Round We Go

July 5 = Yummy!

Toddler Time

two toddlers sitting on the beach, one toddler is holding a bookand  the other is holding a volleyball.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 419-983-4675 or stop by for a visit and see what we have to offer. Please see list of programs below:

June 8 = Dinosaur Stomp!                                    June 15 = Painted Turtle

June 22 = Bubbles!                                                June 29 = Fourth of July Celebration

July 6 = I Scream for Ice Cream!

Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library

Stack of nine books.



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 Betty Dillinger, 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 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.

Recycle your old printer cartridges--AT THE LIBRARY!

Looking for an easy way to help your local library, let the staff at Bliss Memorial PL recycle your used printer cartridges.  Just drop them off and we will do the rest.  Questions, comments, concerns?  Contact us.

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