Nesbitt Memorial Library

Director's Message

Library News
Dear Friends,
Unfortunately, it looks like it will be a while longer before we can resume our regular programming. We are grateful that you are using the library and taking the recommended precautions. 
We are fortunate to be open compared to libraries in nearby metropolitan counties where they are providing curbside services only. 

The Summer Reading Program was held from June 1 to July 14. This was our first year to have bucket drawings as an incentive for reading and it was encouraging to have as many participants as we had! I have included photos of many of the winners of the bucket drawings on our Facebook page.
Sixty-nine children ages 3 to 12 recorded reading over 77,000 pages and twelve teens read over 41,000 pages. We also had several adults keep a record of at least ten books each. Including the books that were recorded, we have circulated over 5,600 items from June-July! Not bad considering we are in the midst of an epidemic! This is about 50-60% of our previous participation and circulation. 
Congratulations and thank you to all of the participants! We would like to thank Walmart and the City of Columbus for providing the prizes for the bucket drawings!

I'm very pleased to announce a new service in the form of a weekly newsletter. You may have received an email newsletter from Wowbrary yesterday announcing our recent acquisitions and information about how to access digital books through Overdrive and TumbleBooks. Please feel free to share the newsletter with others who may be interested. They can subscribe easily. If you do not wish to receive it, there is a link to unsubscribe.

Our subscription to TumbleBooks has been a gift from the company and their subscription will end on August 31. If you have used it regularly, please let me know.

The NML Book Discussion will not meet this month. I will have copies of our September title, Radium Girls by Kate Moore, available to borrow. When it is safe to meet again, Tracey Wegenhoft will present about Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss.
In a effort to begin to provide programming, please contact me if you are interested in participating in either of the following:
  • A Puzzle Swap--bring a puzzle, take one home 
  • Beginning Crochet classes
Thank you for your support of Nesbitt Memorial Library!
I hope to see you at the library!

Susan Chandler,