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Andover Public Library will be Closed August 21 for an In-Service Day
By Susan Hill
08-14-2017 04:12 PM
August 21 the Library is closed so staff can prepare for our Big Book Sale starting Saturday August 26. In the afternoon from 1-4 pm library staff will be at the Pymatuning Valley Schools for events related to the 80% Solar Eclipse. At the Athletic Field Eclipse Glasses will be handed out (as... Read The Full Article
Friends of the Library's Annual Book Sale on August 26
By Laura York
08-14-2017 04:07 PM
Andover Public Library's Annual BOOK SALE and the end of the Friends' Basket Auction is Saturday, August 26. The Meeting Room will be full of wonderful books, DVD movies, VHS movies, paperbacks, magazines,hardback books in fiction and non-fiction for your enjoyment starting Saturday August... Read The Full Article
EXPLORE EARTH: Our Changing Planet Exhibit is August 16-October 13
By Laura York and Susan Hill
08-01-2017 03:34 PM

Exploring and

Photographing

August 16th we invite our community to Andover Public Library for the Grand Opening of Explore Earth. At 5pm we will have refreshments and give everyone a chance to examine the Exhibit. At 6 pm Judy Semroc of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will talk about her passion for the natural world... Read The Full Article
Astronomical Andover Solar Eclipse Party
By Susan Hill
07-28-2017 10:56 AM
Come to Pymatuning Valley Schools at 1pm Monday August 21 and we will give you eclipse glasses (until they run out--we were granted over 1,000 pairs), then you can sit in the stands and watch the solar eclipse for a while, then go to the Veterans' Auditorium to see NASA live eclipse streaming. NASA... Read The Full Article
Zachary Hoffman of PUCO Speaking July 24 at 6PM
By Laura York and Susan Hill
07-10-2017 04:50 PM

Zachary Hoffman,

Public Information Officer

PUCO

Come to the Library with your energy bills. Zachary Hoffman from the PUCO will help us understand the different charges, tell you how to find your current energy supplier and compare prices, tell you how too ensure accurate usage numbers, and answer questions. Zachary Hoffman is Public Information... Read The Full Article
Ohio Rose Barn Quilt Dedicated June 28
By Susan Hill
06-28-2017 03:07 PM

Mike Dzera, Dan and

Pete Hill and Don

Eyring attach the

quilt to the Library

The Andover Public Library's Ohio Rose pattern Barn Quilt was hung by a wonderful contingent of Library Friends and was dedicated at 6:30 pm June 28. The Barn Quilt was inspired and designed by Venie Hinson, with feedback and ideas by Dawn Marr and Chris Angerman. Dan Hill primed the boards;... Read The Full Article
Andover Public Library Art Club
By Jennifer Martin
06-28-2017 09:57 AM
The Andover Public Library Art Club meets every third Monday of each month at 6 pm. Each month the group works on a different project. New members of the Art Group are very welcome! The only months the Club does not meet are January and February. Come to the next meeting July 17th to discover the... Read The Full Article
Meet a Sun Scientist June 21 at 530 pm
By Susan Hill
06-21-2017 12:39 PM

NASA Sun

Eclipse Picture

Come to Andover Public Library at 5:30 pm Wednesday June 21 for a streaming presentation by Lou Mayo, NASA Sun Scientist. Get ready for the upcoming Solar Eclipse in the afternoon of August 21! Hear where and why eclipses happen, learn eclipse science, and find out how NASA will view the eclipse... Read The Full Article
Reading Garden Glowing as Summer Approaches
By Susan Hill, Library Director
05-31-2017 01:27 PM

Reading Garden

plot created by

Pymatuning Garden

Club

April 22 a group of wonderful Friends of the Library celebrated Earth Day by helping weed and spread mulch donated by Valley Veneer (and delivered by our loyal Library Friend Floyd Huff). Andover Bank donated a lovely flowering crab named "Sparkling Sprite" which we planted in our Memory Garden for... Read The Full Article
Andover Library Teen Summer Reading: Build a Better World
By Susan Hill, Library Director
05-30-2017 04:22 PM
Signup for Teen Summer Reading (ages 12-17) is May 31, June 1 and June 2, 2017. Teen Book Review pages will be available and books completed pages may be turned in as the summer progresses. Readers will receive drawing tickets for a great prize (a flying Drone). Two programs also will give you... Read The Full Article
Sign Up for Library 2017 Summer Reading May 31, June 1 and June 2!
By Susan Hill, Library Director
05-30-2017 02:56 PM

Library Summer

Reading Prizes

Andover Public Library Summer Reading is here! Children's or Family Summer Reading Program Folders, for children 17 and under, may be acquired at the Library Circulation Desk. Registration (picking up Packets) runs May 31, June 1 and June 2. Packets include the Schedule of Events, how to get points... Read The Full Article
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with Medicare on June 6th
05-16-2017 04:08 PM

Laura Mutsko,

Senior Advisor

Everthing You Need to Know to Get Started with Medicare will be held at the Andover Public Library on Tuesday, June 6 at 5PM.  The class will offer people approaching retirement or going on Medicare for the first time a chance to gain basic understanding of how Medicare works. ... Read The Full Article
Register for Summer Reading Kick Off with Neil Zurcher on June 5th
By Laura York
05-11-2017 05:07 PM

The Best of

One Tank Trips

You are invited to the Andover Public Library on Monday, June 5th at 5PM for a special program presented by author, Neil Zurcher who will discuss his adventures as a travel reporter. Neil Zurcher has logged nearly a million miles over the last 33 years with his travels all over Ohio during his One... Read The Full Article
Pushing the Limits Series: Discussion Four is May 20
By Laura York and Susan Hill
05-04-2017 05:32 PM

Dean and Helen Oyen,

Discussion Leaders

Helen and Dean Oyen will be our Science Partners to lead the discussion of Jean Auel's Land of Painted Caves on Saturday May 20 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Helen is a Nurse and Dean is a Paleontologist. The event is free and includes lunch. Please register by calling: 440-293-6792. The theme of our... Read The Full Article
Sparkling Sprite Given on Earth Day by Andover Bank
By Susan Hill, Library Director
05-04-2017 03:29 PM

Mike Dzera, Dan

Hill and Eric Senor

April 22 Eric Senor brought the Library a lovely flowering crab tree. The variety, "Sparkling Sprite," has bright white flowers with pink buds. It is in full bloom now and decorates our Memorial Garden for Mary Jo Orahood, former Director of the Andover Public Library. Watch for our new baby tree... Read The Full Article
100 Book Challenge Winners Receive their Prizes
By Susan Hill, Library Director
04-13-2017 01:40 PM

Some (but not all)

of Andover's Winners

at a Very Happy Moment

What an enjoyable Party it was! The Library patrons who read 100 books in 2016, having accepted the 100 Book Challenge, converged upon Kent State Ashtabula to receive their T-Shirt or Tote Bag and partake of appetizers and 100 Book Challenge cake Tuesday April 12. Winners were greeted by Ohio... Read The Full Article
Celebrate National Library Week April 9th - April 15th
By Laura York
03-31-2017 12:56 PM

Sing! The Movie!

Celebrate National Library Week April 9 - April 15 and transform your ideas about the Library. The Andover Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library... Read The Full Article
Lighted Sign is a Wonderful Gift
By Susan Hill, Library Director
02-13-2017 03:16 PM

New Sign with

Betsy Paul and Mike Dzera

For Valentine's Day we are taking control of the new lighted sign made possible by a gift from Dr. Linn Newman. Doc Newman is a former Board of Trustees member and who also served as President of the Board. The donation of his former office across the street from the Library allowed us to purchase... Read The Full Article
Near Total Eclipse is Coming!
By Susan Hill, Library Director
02-06-2017 12:50 PM

Path of totality.

August 21, 2017 Andover will experience an Eclipse of the sun. What a Monday it will be! Andover Public Library plans a number of programs ahead of time and on the day itself in partnership with the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society, our Science Partners at CWRU, and Pymatuning Valley Local... Read The Full Article
February is Friends' Month at the Andover Public Library!
By Lillian Miller, President of the Friends of the Library
02-02-2017 12:53 PM
You are invited to join the Friends of the Andover Public Library. February is Friends' Month! If you are already part of the Friends' group, then it is time to renew your membership. The Friends of the Library help promote the Library by developing activities, presenting special programs,... Read The Full Article
AARP will assist with taxes beginning February 2, 2017
By Susan Hill
02-02-2017 12:29 PM
Andover Public Library staff members are starting to take appointments for Ohio Residents to have taxes completed by the AARP Volunteers. The Volunteers will be at the Library on Thursdays from February 2 through April 13, 2017. They are unable to take appointments for Pennsylvania residents... Read The Full Article
Pushing The Limits Discussions Part 2: Survival!
By Laura York and Susan Hill
02-01-2017 12:39 PM

Arctic Drift, a

Dirk Pitt thriller by

Clive Cussler.

March 25 is our second Pushing the Limits free book discussion lunch at 11am. The featured book is Clive Cussler's Arctic Drift. Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing,and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries. It is made possible by a grant from the National... Read The Full Article
One Hundred Book Challenge Has Ended!
By Susan Hill, Library Director
01-06-2017 12:20 PM

ICAN Libraries

100 Book Challenge!

The 100 Book Challenge of 2016 has ended and Andover Public Library has NINETEEN patrons who have accomplished the Mission! A couple of readers read over two hundred books and will receive TWO prizes. The winning readers will receive their Totes or T-Shirts at a special party being arranged by the... Read The Full Article
PUSHING THE LIMITS Program Series Begins February 4, 2017
By Laura York and Susan Hill
01-04-2017 02:04 PM

Harsh Mathur,

popular lecturer at

CWRU

Pushing the Limits is an exciting free reading and discussion series at Andover Public Library. Participants will read major books evoking the four themes of Connection, Survival, Nature and Knowledge. The four program series will be held one each month, beginning with the February 4th program (the... Read The Full Article
The Bill of Rights and You
By Laura York
12-27-2016 02:33 PM

Miss Betsy and the

Bill-of-Rights Exhibit

 The Bill of Rights and You Andover Public Library  will host a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one... Read The Full Article
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