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2-1-1 Informative Program will be on Oct. 23
By Laura York
10-06-2014 05:47 PM
Learn more about what Ashtabula County's 2-1-1 can do for YOU!  Besides offering immediate support and assistance when one of life's emergencies occur, Ashtabula County's 2-1-1 service continues to be the #1 resource to individuals seeking access to food, shelter, clothing and assistance with... Read The Full Article
Learn about our Senior Levy, 211, and the HEAP Program
By Susan Hill
10-03-2014 11:58 AM
Come to the Andover Public Library at 11 am Saturday October 11 for a factual, non-political talk about the Ashtabula County Senior Levy and the Ashtabula County Community Action Programs: HEAP and 211. Sponsored by the Andover Area Tea Party, the event is free and open to all interested persons.... Read The Full Article
Wildlife Children's Author Coming to Andover!
By Susan Hill
09-19-2014 03:33 PM

Dr. Becker's Latest Book


Dr. John Becker is coming to PV Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Friday September 26. He will speak to the PV Primary students, teachers, parents and families during two sessions: 12:45-1:45 and 1:45-2:45. After his presentation, Dr. Becker will sell and sign his books in the foyer of the auditorium.... Read The Full Article
The History of Covered Bridges
By Laura York
09-18-2014 10:59 AM
The History of Covered Bridges will be presented at the Andover Public Library on Thursday, September 25 at 6PM. Julie Grandbouche of the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival will discuss bridges around the world and Ashtabula County Covered Bridges.  Call the Library to register at... Read The Full Article
Scarecrow Contest
By Laura York
09-18-2014 10:49 AM

Story Hour!


The Scarecrow Contest is open to everyone - individuals, families, businesses and organizations.  Scarecrows should be whimsical, humorous, mischievous or lovable, not frightening.  All scarecrows may be set up and displayed in the Andover Library Reading Garden on Saturday,... Read The Full Article
Mindy McGinnis will be Author for ICAN Libraries' Joint Event October 4!
By Susan Hill
09-13-2014 12:18 PM

NEW! Coming Sept.23, 2014

Not a Drop to Drink is Mindy McGinnis' current book (2013). The book has been signed to become a movie! The author will be here in Ashtabula County October 4 at Henderson Library, brought to you by the 6 Clevnet Libraries of Ashtabula County. Mindy McGinnis has a new book: In a Handful of Dust. It... Read The Full Article
A Matter of Balance Exercise Program at the Andover Public Library
By Laura York
09-03-2014 06:36 PM
A Matter of Balance Exercise Program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase inactivity levels.  Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase strength and balance.  Small-group, highly interactive... Read The Full Article
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with Medicare
By Laura York
08-12-2014 12:31 PM
Everthing You Need to Know to Get Started with Medicare will be held at the Andover Public Library on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 2PM - 4PM.  The class will offer people approaching retirement or going on Medicare for the first time a chance to gain basic understanding of how Medicare... Read The Full Article
Annual Used Book Sale on August 22
By Laura York
07-24-2014 12:01 PM
The Friends of Andover Public Library's Annual Used Book Sale begins on Saturday, August 22 at the Andover Public Library from 10am to 2pm. Hundreds of items available during the sale are hardcover books, paper back books, magazines, DVD's, videos and audio books. The sale continues  August 24... Read The Full Article
Library closing for a Day and a Half for Collection Maintenance
By Susan Hill
07-18-2014 02:17 PM
Every year the Library closes briefly in the summer so staff can weed the collection. Discarded books will go into the Big Book Sale August 23. This year many wonderful donations have been received which will make the Book Sale a wonderful shopping experience! The Library will close at 1 pm August... Read The Full Article
Safety Town will be July 21 through July 25!
By Betsy Paul and Susan Hill
07-11-2014 12:44 PM
The Annual Safety Town for children entering Kindergarten is scheduled July 21 through July 25 at the Andover Christian Church from 10:00-Noon each day (except 1pm on Thursday). Children will learn songs, meet police, fire, emts from Community Care, visit the Emergency Room and Helicopter and ride... Read The Full Article
Friends' Basket Auction July 14 through August 23
By Susan Hill
07-07-2014 01:26 PM

Huge Baby

Items Basket

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 22. The highest bidder will have 10 days from notification... Read The Full Article
Library will be closed July 4 and July 5 for the Holiday
By Susan Hill
06-26-2014 03:58 PM
The Independence Day Celebration will cause the Andover Public Library to be closed July 4 (Friday) and July 5th (Saturday). The Library will be open for regular hours Monday July 7. Read The Full Article
Earn Carnival Bucks for PV Primary Fall Carnival!
By Susan Hill
06-18-2014 12:29 PM
Every Day this Summer from June 16 through August 15 there will be Stories in the Children's Story Room from 10:30 to 11:00 am. Parents and all PV Primary children are always welcome to join in. After Story Time children may wash up and come to the FREE Summer Foods and Fun lunch from 11:15-11:45... Read The Full Article
Thursday Talks at the Library 11:45 AM
By Susan Hill
06-16-2014 03:46 PM

Healthy--and FUN!

Kelly A. Kanicki, Ohio State University Extension Service Program Planner, will speak at Summer Foods and Fun, Andover Public Library, Thursday July 10 in the Meeting Room. The talk: "Eat Healthy: Less Fat, Less Sugar!" is aimed at the children who are enjoying Lunch at the Library. The fun talk... Read The Full Article
Spark a Reaction Teen Summer Reading
By Susan Hill
06-11-2014 02:08 PM
Young Adult readers (Middle School) are invited to compete during Summer Food with Fun activities at Andover Public Library June 16 through August 15. The Prize for Spark a Reaction reading is a Kindle Fire HD to be awarded at the Finale at the Middle School in fall. Students may fill in the Teen... Read The Full Article
Fizz! Boom! Read!
By Betsy Paul and Susan Hill
06-09-2014 03:13 PM
Fizz! Boom! Read!   There are still several Summer Reading activities for children to enjoy:   June 25 from 2:00-4:00 PM:  Simple Science Experiments June 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM  Fun with Germs and the Five Senses with Jennifer Quellhorst July 1 from 4:00-5:00 PM:... Read The Full Article
Memorial Day Holiday
By Laura York
05-21-2014 05:08 PM
The Andover Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. Read The Full Article
Summer Foods and Fun: all Summer at the Library!
By Susan Hill
05-10-2014 11:59 AM
Andover Public Library is partnering with Country Neighbor to provide free healthy lunches to hungry children (up to age 18) from June 16 through August 15 this summer. The Library will provide reading and games before and after the box lunches each day from 10:30 to 1:00 pm. Lunch from 11:15 to... Read The Full Article
Andover Public Library Seed Library
By Laura York
04-29-2014 02:42 PM
The Andover Public Library Seed Library's  mission is to collect and distribute samples of heirloom varieties, certified organic and open-pollinated seeds that have not been genetically modified in any way. We welcome seed donations of heirloom, open pollinated or non-hybird varieties. ... Read The Full Article
Junior Picasso Art Show 2015
By Laura York
03-11-2014 10:17 AM

Laura York presents Best

of Show Award to

Kendra Spencer

The 2015 Junior Picasso Student Art Show is being held at the Andover Public Library April 25 through April 30. 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 photography. All... Read The Full Article
Ashtabula County Master Gardeners Library Blitz in March
By Laura York
03-04-2014 10:24 AM
The Ashtabula County Master Gardeners will present "Thriller, Spiller & Filler", a program on container gardening for flowers at the Andover Public Library on Saturday, March 22 at 10am. They also will have information about seed saving, growing cucumbers and composting. Call the Library to... Read The Full Article
E-Magazines are Here!
By Susan Hill
02-04-2014 01:53 PM
Andover Public Library now has online magazines for the enjoyment of our library patrons! Called ZINIO, electronic magazines may be viewed on laptop or desktop computers and your hand-held device. How do patrons access ZINIO? Here is what you do: Click on THIS LINK which will take you to... Read The Full Article
Spring Story Times are coming!
By Betsy Paul and Susan Hill
01-15-2014 04:14 PM
Andover Public Library Spring Story Times run from March 13 through April 16, 2014. One and Two year olds: Monday Mornings from 11:00-11:30 am Three, Four and Five year olds: Tuesday Nights from 6:00-6:45 PM Three, Four and Five year olds: Wednesday Mornings from 10:30-11:30 am. To Register... Read The Full Article
AARP Volunteers will help Seniors with Taxes Starting February 5, 2015
By Susan Hill
01-06-2014 02:43 PM
Andover Public Library staff members are starting to take appointments for Seniors to have taxes completed by the AARP Volunteers. The Volunteers will be at the Library Thursdays from February 5 through April 9, 2015. To make an appointment for tax help please call the Library: 440-293-6792. Read The Full Article
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