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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
Family Movie Matinee "The Secret Life of Pets"
By Betsy Paul
12-15-2016 02:51 PM

What do they do

When you are not home?

Join us at the Library on Thursday, December 22 to view "The Secret Life of Pets"at 2 PM.  Enjoy popcorn and drinks while watching this very entertaining movie for families. Read The Full Article
Happy Christmas Holidays, New Years, and Martin Luther King's Birthday
By Susan Hill, Library Director
12-15-2016 01:01 PM

Santa at the

Andover Public Library!

Andover Public Library wishes our community Joy and Peace throughout the next weeks of Holidays. The Library will be closed the following dates: December 23, 24, 25, 26; 31; January 1 and 2nd (we are closed on Sundays). We will also be closed for the Federal Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day... Read The Full Article
Here Comes Santa Claus!
By Laura York and Betsy Paul
11-23-2016 11:49 AM

Santa Open House

Thursday Dec. 14

5:30 pm -7 pm

  Join Santa and Mrs. Claus on Thursday December 14th  from 5:30 -7 pm at  the Andover Public Library. Pictures with Santa will be available for a donation of $1 each, Crafts, Refreshments and Door Prizes will be available: all sponsored by the Friends of the Andover Public Library.... Read The Full Article
Ohio Authors Featured in Library Exhibit
By Susan Hill
11-22-2016 12:59 PM

P.J. Wrisley and Betsy

Paul with the Bookfair


Libraries in Ohio annually attend a great autumn event in Wooster called the Buckeye Book Fair. This year a team from Andover Public Library was given a gift of $500 by the Andover Public Library Friends to purchase books by Ohio authors. The 29th Buckeye Book Fair was November 5. Friend of the... Read The Full Article
Library Closed Friday November 18
By Susan Hill, Library Director
11-16-2016 03:04 PM
Andover Public Library will be closed Friday November 18 so that all the staff can participate in a County-wide in-service training day. Staff will be updated on our catalog, programming, patron services, and other new areas of their jobs. We appreciate the patience of our community as we strive to... Read The Full Article
Thank you Veterans November 11
By Susan Hill, Library Director
11-11-2016 09:46 AM
Today is the day we add a special "Thank you" for our Veterans. If you are a Veteran of our armed services, please come to the Circulation Desk for the Daffins candy bar of your choice! Read The Full Article
Andover Quilt Show On November 5
By Laura York
10-17-2016 03:39 PM

"Our House" 2016

Wall Hanging

The Friends of the Andover Public Library are hosting the 25th Annual Andover Quilt Show at the Andover Public Library from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, November 5, 2017.  Golden Needle Awards will be given for the public's favorite quilt and wallhanging.    Fabric shops, The... Read The Full Article
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 Start October 5
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 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 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... 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 26. 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
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