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News List

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
Do you have Old PV or Williamsfield Yearbooks?
09-08-2008 10:22 AM
Andover Public Library is building its collection of Yearbooks from Pymatuning Valley High School and Williamsfield High School. If you would be willing to donate your copy we will be very grateful. We hope to have complete sets someday. For PV we only have 1960-61, 1965, 1966, 1976 and 1977. We... Read The Full Article
Ashtabula County Budget Commission Approves Public Library Funding Agreement
By Susan Hill, Director
09-03-2008 09:52 AM
Below is a joint statement about libraries in Ashtabula County: Susan Hill, Director, Andover Public Library; Deborah Zingaro, Director, Conneaut Public Library; Joseph Zappitello, Director, Harbor Topky Memorial Public Library; Kathleen Jozwiak, Director, Henderson Memorial Public Library; Kathy... Read The Full Article
Using Goodsearch Toolbar Helps Andover Public Library
09-02-2008 12:06 PM
Have you seen Goodsearch? It is a way our library can raise money without costing anyone anything. When you search the Internet, either at home or in the library, a penny will go to the library for each click done through Goodsearch, Click on the link below to read all about Goodsearch and select... Read The Full Article
Time to Create! Andover Juried Art Show Will be September 27-October 2
08-15-2008 10:41 AM

Amazing sculpture entered in 2007.

The Andover Rotary Club and the Friends of the Andover Public Library are presenting the 2008 Juried Art Show September 27 through October 2. All creative adult artists are invited to submit their work between September 22 and 23, 2008 at the Andover Public Library. The show, held at the... Read The Full Article
First Andover Olympics Delights Kids and Parents
08-08-2008 02:26 PM

Jump Rope racing

Saturday August 23 Miss Betsy Paul, Children's Librarian, directed the Olympics of Andover. Miss Betsy was assisted by Friends of the Library: Jane Kennedy, Roy Stillman, Peg Ruth, Floyd Huff, Dan Hill, and Samantha Smith. The Library sends a huge "Thankyou" to these dedicated folks and all the... Read The Full Article
Fun at Pymatuning LakeFest and Talent Show
08-08-2008 01:22 PM

An Audience in

A Lovely Setting

The Pymatuning Lakefest drew happy crowds both Saturday and Sunday, thrilling the many volunteers, sponsors, and the Andover Area Chamber of Commerce Board. The Andover Public Library was so pleased to again present the annual Lakefest Talent Show to a large appreciative audience on Sunday August 3... Read The Full Article
Libraries Connect Ohio Provides New Database
08-06-2008 02:56 PM
The Ohio Web Library http://www.ohioweblibrary.org/ is a new access point to thousands of online publications and research resources. Andover Public Library users can connect to the Ohio Web Library from the Links area of this webpage, or by copying and pasting the web address into a web... Read The Full Article
Children and Parents Enjoy Safety Town Week
By Susan Hill, Director
08-05-2008 10:39 AM

Crawl Under the Smoke!

Chief Randy Gentry and the Andover Public Library concluded a full week of activities for children entering Kindergarten in the fall. We are grateful for wonderful sponsorship and material support from so many people! Andover Volunteer Fire Department, Pymatuning Valley Bus Garage, Andover... Read The Full Article
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