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News List

Banned Books Week Contest Winners Anounced!
By Laura York and Susan Hill
09-23-2016 12:16 PM

Did you know these

were banned somewhere??

Andover Public Library celebrated Banned Books Week September 25 - October 1. It is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  It highlights the value of free and open access to information.  Banned Books Week brings together the book community; librarians, booksellers, publishers,... Read The Full Article
Ayurveda: Ancient Medicinal Science - -FREE Sept. 23 from 4-5:30 PM
By Laura York and Susan Hill
09-22-2016 11:25 AM
Sarah Dunfee, who has apprenticed in the Ayurvedic College for wellbeing in Puerto Rico, will present a Program titled: Introduction to Ayurveda: The Science of Life and Natural Prevention and Healing of Disease free Friday September 23rd from 4-5:30 pm. Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal science... Read The Full Article
Fall Home Garden Herb Series
By Dawn Bechtel and Laura York
09-08-2016 12:26 PM
Dawn Bechtel of Dawn's Herbs is presenting a Fall Home Garden Herb Series at the Andover Public Library. "I Grew Them, Now What?" will be presented at the Library on Tuesday, September 20 from 4 to 5 PM. Dawn will present hints on harvesting and the many different ways to preserve your home-grown... Read The Full Article
Tai Chi Classes in October
By Laura York
09-06-2016 10:46 AM
Tai Chi/Chi-gong classes will be held at the Andover Public Library beginning Thursday, October 6 from 5 to 6 pm.  The session will run for five weeks, every Thursday, under the instruction of Delbert Piper, Sr. and the cost is $35 due at the beginning of the session. Payments are to... Read The Full Article
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with Medicare on June 6th
By Laura York
08-24-2016 05:03 PM
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
To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine is September 12
By Susan Hill
08-22-2016 02:04 PM

Ian Ruskin as

Thomas Paine

September 12 (Monday) will be a film about the life of Thomas Paine, acted by Ian Ruskin and to be shown later in fall on PBS. Come to the Library for the 6pm film showing and enjoy some tasty 18th Century refreshments while enjoying a truly fascinating life story. We will have a drawing for a copy... Read The Full Article
Library Closed August 19 (Friday)
By Susan Hill, Library Director
08-15-2016 01:17 PM
The Library will be closed Friday August 19th to prepare for the BIG Book Sale Saturday August 27. Thousands of books, many like new, will be available for sale August 27th from 10 am to 2 pm. Saturday August 27 also will be the end of the Library Friends' Basket Auction. Auction ends promply at... Read The Full Article
Library Friends Purchase Widescreen for the Circulation Desk
By Susan Hill
08-01-2016 01:48 PM

Dawn Bechtel and

Nancy Logan

with new Program


Andover Public Library Friends have purchased a special gift for the Library in the form of a new flatscreen on which to publicize upcoming events. The Program Screen will be located right at the Circulation Desk. We thank our Friends for the wonderful gift which will show our Programs and... Read The Full Article
Safety Town Readies Children for Kindergarten
By Betsy Paul and Susan Hill
07-27-2016 02:49 PM

Safety Town Children,

Teachers and Emergency

Personnel pose Wedneday

with the ambulance

Children's Librarian Miss Betsy Paul is working hard this week (July 25-29) to be sure children getting ready for Kindergarten learn important safety information: Children learn not to be afraid of Policemen, Firemen, Emergency Techs and their equipment and uniforms, which can be terrifying during... Read The Full Article
Andover Public Library will Sell House on West Main
By Susan Hill, Library Director
07-27-2016 02:25 PM

Home given to

Andover Public Library

by Dr. Linn Newman

The Board of Trustees of Andover Public Library have voted to sell the home donated by Linn ("Doc") Newman. A special fund bearing his name will be set up for the benefit of the Library. The home is located at 131 West Main Street in Andover. Offers for the former dental office may be directed to... Read The Full Article
Friends of the Library's Annual Book Sale
By Susan Hill & Laura York
07-19-2016 02:06 PM
Andover Public Library's Annual BOOK SALE and the end of the Friends' Basket Auction is Saturday, August 27. 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
Andover Public Library Receives a Major Gift
By Susan Hill, Library Director
07-13-2016 11:15 AM

Doc Newman and Library

Board President Donald

Eyring as the Deed is transferred

Dr. Linn Newman, beloved dentist to our community, has made a donation of his former office to the Library. The house is located across the street at 131 West Main. The Victorian building is a historical landmark and a fine asset to Andover. The Library will sell the building to someone who intends... Read The Full Article
Annual Basket Auction
By Laura York
07-12-2016 10:03 AM

The Baskets are


It's time for the Friends Annual Basket Auction. The wonderful baskets are on display at the Library. Visitors may write down a bid for each of his or her favorites. The bidding ends on the day of the Annual Used Book Sale on  August 27. The highest bidder will have 10 days from... Read The Full Article
Free Lunch Weekdays for Children under 18!
By Susan Hill
06-01-2016 11:03 AM

Kelly Kanicki

Supplemental Nutrition

Assistance Program

OSU Extension Office

FREE LUNCH will be in the Andover Public Library Meeting Room from 12:15 to 12:45 daily. On Thursdays, beginning June 16, Kelly Kanicki of the OSU Extension Office will be available to teach good eating habits and entertain the young people after lunch at 12:45. No Registration or Identification... Read The Full Article
What's All This About Saving on Electric or Gas Bills?
By Laura York and Susan Hill
05-31-2016 01:13 PM

Zachary Hoffman

We all have received letters encouraging us to continue with the Regional Aggregation program for our electric bills, now that we can choose our provider. We also receive phone calls stating the same is true for natural gas. Is it really worth moving around or are the savings negligible? How do we... Read The Full Article
Krayon Kiosks Added to Children's Area
By Betsy Paul, Susan Hill
05-31-2016 11:21 AM

Donald Mason enoys

the Ipad Air 2 at the


A new Krayon Kiosk for children has been added near the Tumblebooks Computer. The Kiosk contains two Ipad Air computers, each loaded with 50 game and activity aps. New chairs and a new computer table complete the updates. The completely secured computers use the library's WiFi, but they are not... Read The Full Article
Child Summer Reading 2016!
By Betsy Paul, Susan HIll
05-25-2016 02:06 PM
On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! Sign up for Summer Reading June 1, 2 and 3 Receive your Packets! Schedule of Events June 1, 2 & 3  During Library Hours                Sign-up and receive packets at the... Read The Full Article
By Laura York
05-23-2016 01:31 PM
Join us for the “HEALTHY SNACKING, NUTRITION AND COOKING” program on JUNE 1  from  6 to 7 PM at the Andover Public Library, a fun and educational program presented by Chris Martello, RD, LD Nutritionist and owner of the Herb Garden School of Cooking in Jefferson,... Read The Full Article
By Laura York
05-23-2016 01:09 PM
"EXERCISE YOUR MIND - READ!"  this summer  during Andover Public Library's 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program for patrons ages 18 and older. Patrons are invited to explore a variety of ways to improve their health and well-being, including fitness, nutrition and stress relief. ... Read The Full Article
Join Us for Free Lunch all Summer! Children ages 1-18
By Susan Hill
05-10-2016 11:09 AM
Andover Public Library will host Summer Foods in our meeting Room each weekday from 12:15 to 12:45. Summer Foods is open to all children and teens ages 1 through 18.  No registration of identification is required. Want a delicious lunch? Summer Foods will be served by Country Neighbor and is... Read The Full Article
2016 Junior Picasso Student Art Show Winners
By Laura york and Susan Hill
04-25-2016 02:11 PM

Winners who were present

to receive their prizes April 23

at the Public Reception

Best of Show is "Rey" by Faith Lockwood. Below are the winners in each category except People's Choice. That Award will be anounced at the end of the show April 28. K-4th Grade 1st Place -- Dinae Moore 2nd Place - Dezarae Bowley 3rd Place - Rylee Young   5th to 8th Grade 1st Place -... Read The Full Article
2016 Junior Picasso Art Show
By Laura York
04-06-2016 04:26 PM

People's Choice

Award Winner 2015

The 2016 Junior Picasso Student Art Show is being held at the Andover Public Library April 23 through April 28.  All students in grades K-12th are eligible to enter and are allowed a maximum of 2 entries in the following categories: paintings, drawings, sculpture, mixed media and... Read The Full Article
Andover Public Library Supports Pymatuning Area Chamber of Commerce Raffle!
By Susan Hill
04-06-2016 01:42 PM
Our local Chamber of Commerce has purchased the Cranberry Station building so it will have an actual location on the Andover Square. The Chamber is selling Tickets for $5 for a drawing the first week of June for over $400 worth of family fun prizes, sponsored by our Gazette printing. The winner... Read The Full Article
Celebrate National Library Week April 9th - April 15th.
By Laura York
03-29-2016 09:53 AM
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
Library Closed on Good Friday!
By Laura York
03-23-2016 03:49 PM
The Andover Public Library will be closed on Friday, March 25 in observance of Good Friday!  The Library will reopen on Saturday, March 26, at 10 AM. Read The Full Article
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