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A Tisket, A Tasket, Bid Upon A Basket
By Lillian Miller, President Andover Public Library Friends
03-02-2009 12:34 PM

Basket Auction 2008

It's that time again! We are planning our annual basket auction to benefit the Friends of the Library and want you to have plenty of time to contribute for this year's Basket Auction. Create a theme basket and donate it to the Friends of the Andover Public Library for a silent auction. The baskets... Read The Full Article
Awesome! Elinor M. Lee Nintendo Wii Tournaments are Here!
By Betsy Paul, Tournament Coordinator and Children's Librarian
03-02-2009 10:57 AM
The Andover Public Library Elinor Lee Wii Tournaments will start March 13. Teams of two players will be accepted in two age groups: Age 7-11 teams (of 2) with one member being an adult, and teams (of 2 players) of 12 and up. Below are the Wii Tournament Nights: March 13: Bowling and Smash... Read The Full Article
Are you Turning 65 Soon? Library has free Information Sessions
02-27-2009 11:08 AM

Laura Mutsko

Andover Public Library will be offering a free class "Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with Medicare" October 20 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm and October 27 from 10 am - 12 pm. Pre-register so we can prepare to meet your needs: 440-293-6792. As you... Read The Full Article
Spring Story Hours are Set for March 9 Through April 1
By Betsy Paul and Lillian Miller
02-10-2009 11:33 AM

Betsy Paul,

Children's Librarian

Andover Public Library Children's Department has set the Story Hour schedule for spring! Ages, dates and times have been set: Lap Time for: 0-18 months old will be Monday Mornings 10:30-10:50 am. Stories for 2 and 3 year olds will be Monday Mornings 11:15-11:45 am. We have two options for 4 and... Read The Full Article
Elinor Lee Nintendo Wii Contest and Wii Game Nights
By Susan Hill, Director
02-04-2009 03:20 PM

Swinging: Betsy Paul, Children's

Librarian; From left: Tiffany Barricklow,

Amanda Stanek and Valerie Ramos


Andover Public Library has a new Nintendo Wii Videogame and we are ready to play. It was purchased with our Robert E. Lee Library fund established in the name of Elinor Mary Lee. Elinor Lee grew up in Andover and loved Andover Public Library. Her greatest passion was books and the ability to read... Read The Full Article
Videogames will now Circulate!
02-04-2009 03:04 PM
Andover Public Library will begin circulating Videogames! PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii games will circulate for 7 days at the cost of $1 each. We just have a few so far, but we will add to our collection as we discover what our patrons want to play. PS2 games will also circulate for 7 days at no... Read The Full Article
Community Service and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By Susan Hill, Director
01-16-2009 04:33 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

won the Nobel Peace Prize at

the age of 35

In 1994 Congress designated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a national day of community service further commemorating a man who lived his life in service to others. As a tribute to that legacy and to the very real needs of our nation, the President-elect and Vice President-elect are calling... Read The Full Article
Have a Heart-Show You Care!
01-06-2009 12:31 PM
Give a book in memory or in honor of someone special. A book placed on our shelves is a gift that keeps giving long after the chocolates are gone! You can navigate to Amazon.com and click on "Wish Lists." There, choose Andover Public Library wish list and purchase a book there. The following is a... Read The Full Article
Happy New Year in 2009!
By Susan Hill, Director
01-02-2009 01:34 PM
Andover Public Library staff wish all of our community of library users a prosperous, health and joyful New Year in 2009. While our annual budget is not growing, we will dedicate every penny toward our vital role of uplifting, entertaining and serving the programming needs of our patrons. We... Read The Full Article
Medley of Trees People's Choice Winner is THE DAISIES!
12-22-2008 01:01 PM

The People's Choice Winner!

The Medley of Trees People's Choice Award has gone to Northeast Ohio Girl Scout Daisy Troop #571. The lovely little tree was entered into the Category "Best Represents an organization." The Daisy tree has daisies with each scout's name, and ornaments with flowers that represent each aspiration of... Read The Full Article
New Puppet Theater is Ready for Play
12-17-2008 01:55 PM

Mike Dzera and

Lillian Miller pose as

they install the new

Puppet Theater Stage

Lillian Miller and Mike Dzera placed our new Puppet Theater into the Children's Storyhour Room. The Theater is ready for creative play. Read The Full Article
Crestline Products Company of Andover
By Susan Hill, Director
12-17-2008 01:11 PM

Anna Hasson and

her fascinating


Does anyone know about an Andover Company called "Crestline Products?" Anna Hasson has an interesting artwork entitled "Last Supper." It might have been produced in the 1960's in Andover, and we would love to know more. The back of the work has the... Read The Full Article
Dolores Diebold Wins Magnificent Quilt December 12
12-15-2008 04:01 PM

Dolores Diebold with

her Prize Quilt!

The Covered Bridge Stitchers' wonderful quilt was won Friday December 12 by Dolores Diebold. Our lucky winner plans to give the beautiful pink and green quilt to her 97-year-old mother who prizes handmade workmanship. Over 800 tickets were sold benefitting the Friends of the Andover Public... Read The Full Article
Andover Public Library Glows for Holidays
12-09-2008 11:16 AM

Season's Greetings

to All from Andover

Public Library!

Andover Public Library has been putting on its finest Holiday decorations this year. Library staffer Mike Dzera has worked on the display daily for many weeks, adding festive lights, snowmen, and our giant wreath, as well as lights to greet everyone at the back entrance doors. "Rumor hasit" that... Read The Full Article
Winners of Blue Spruce Trees Announced!
12-09-2008 11:08 AM

The king of Christmas

Trees: Colorado Blue Spruce

Andover Public Library Friends announced that Peg Ruth, Amy Beach and Natasha Hutchinson each won one of the three live Colorado Blue Spruce trees decorating our rear doorway. We wish each of them good luck with their new trees.     Read The Full Article
Medley of Trees Winners Have Been Announced!
12-04-2008 12:13 PM

First Place tree decorated

by Helen Cole with Children's

Librarian Betsy Paul

The trees are up and ready for viewing in the annual Medley of Trees Contest at the Library. The People's Choice award will be announced at the end of December, but the judging is complete for the four special categories of the competition: Most Original Tree:  First Place is Helen Cole and... Read The Full Article
Santa Thrills Over 50 Children Thursday Evening
11-26-2008 11:42 AM

Bags of toys await

Children who Visited

Santa at the Library

Santa, Mrs Claus and our Story Telling Elf (Miss Betsy) greeted 56 children in the Andover Public Library Thursday evening December 11. Library punch and cookies were served, and children had their pictures snapped with Santa for just $1. Betsy Paul, our Storytelling Elf and Lillian Miller (Mrs.... Read The Full Article
Deck The Shelves With Books-A-Plenty!
11-24-2008 02:44 PM

Lady Liberty: A


Purchased in Memory

of Jeffrey Meddock

The Friends of Andover Public Library have kicked off the Holiday Book-Purchase Tradition. This year, it's "Deck the Shelves with Books-A-Plenty." Our library community is invited to purchase a book in memory of a loved one, in honor of a family member or friend, or just as a gift for all of us to... Read The Full Article
Author Paul Gaus Pleased His Audience November 15
11-11-2008 04:11 PM

Paul Gaus at the

Buckeye Book Fair

November 1, 2008.

Paul Gaus, popular Ohio author of Amish mysteries,spoke to fascinated crowds at Conneaut Public Library and at Henderson Memorial Public Library in Jefferson on November 15 (Saturday). The talk entitled: Ohio's Amish, was free, and our author signed all of his books and sold his newest: Separate... Read The Full Article
Andover Quilt Show Fun, Well-Attended
10-23-2008 12:25 PM

Past Years' Quilts are inspiring!

Quilt Show viewers enjoyed pie and beverages while choosing their favorite entries for 2008. Golden Needle awards were chosen by popular vote. Winner of the full size quilt Golden Needle Award is Irene Martin of Andover and winner of the award for best wall hanging is Pat Bradish of... Read The Full Article
Crazy Hat Contest Winners Chosen by Garden Club
10-10-2008 08:23 AM

Elisa Day receives her prize

for Best Fall Hat from Rose


Andover Fall Fest Crazy Hat contest winners are: Most Lovely Fall Hat   -   Linda Piper for "Pink Lovliness" Absolutely Craziest Fall Hat - Christopher Jones for "The Eyes Have It!" Best Depicts Autumn  - Elisa Day for "Harvest Crazy Lady"   The contest was judged... Read The Full Article
Free Medicare Seminar Attracts a Good Crowd
10-09-2008 03:51 PM
People of all ages interested in learning about Medicare options attended the a free seminar Thursday November 13: Getting Started with Medicare." Because it was so well-subscribed Andover Public Library will repeat it in the Spring. Watch our library webpage for details. Our speaker, owner of... Read The Full Article
Andover Public Library Supports the Jeffrey B. Meddock Memorial Scholarship Fund
By Susan E. Hill, Director
10-07-2008 10:31 AM

PVHS Principal during the 2007

Andover Public Library


Andover Public Library staff mourn the loss of Pymatuning Valley High School Principal Jeffrey Meddock. Beside his strong, effective work at school, Jeff Meddock was a continuous Library and community supporter who will remain a model for effective leadership and action. Andover Public Library has... Read The Full Article
Andover Art Show Winners Announced
09-29-2008 10:19 AM

Tribute to Roy Bushnell, Andover Woodcarver

The Andover Art Show had outstanding entries this year. Prizes were provided by the Andover Rotary and the Friends of Andover Public Library. We thank Andover Rotary Club for its special and significant support for the show. Winners, announced Saturday, are as follows: Oil/Acrylic:    ... Read The Full Article
Library Receives Special Gift from Andover Foundation
By Susan E. Hill, Director
09-09-2008 11:49 AM
On September 2 the Andover Foundation, Inc. awarded the Andover Public Library funds to purchase specific special enhancements for its patrons. We are thrilled to be able to cover some of our chairs which have become faded and worn. We will install additional fire/security devices for safety. We... Read The Full Article
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