District library news, events

Library holiday closings

All Preble County District Library locations will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Kids and families

Tween-tivities: Agamographs (ages 8-12)

Agamographs are pieces of art that contain different pictures, depending on the angle at which they’re viewed. Make your own three-piece artwork at the library! Registration is required for this program on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 4:45 p.m. at the Camden Branch.

Fall crafts for families

The West Elkton Library is having a family craft and game night on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. We’ll have video games, board games, and seasonal crafts with all supplies provided.

Eaton Library story time registration

You can register for winter story time sessions starting Dec. 1 at the Eaton Library. Story times will run weekly from Jan. 3-Feb. 8, 2018. There are three age groups: Mother Goose for ages 6 months to three years; Library Mice for three-year-olds to kindergarten age; and After School Crew is for ages 6-12 years. Stop in or call the library for days and times for the weekly story times and to get signed up.

Christmas in the Village

Make the West Alexandria Library your first stop during the annual Christmas in the Village celebration on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 4-7 p.m. The library will have cookies, door prize drawings, and a punch card that lists all the open businesses.

Night Out with Dad

This event is for children and their dad or male caregiver to enjoy a fun night at the library! Hear a classic children’s story, make a personalized craft, enjoy a snack and receive a gift at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. Registration is required, as seating is limited. Register at the library or call 937-456-4331.

Lego Contest

Bring your own Legos to the West Elkton Library on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. Every builder gets to pick from the Lego goodie pack, and a grand prize winner will be awarded to the most creative in three different age groups: K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.


BB-8 ornaments

Are you a Star Wars fan? Get ready for the release of The Last Jedi next month by making your own BB-8 ornament! This craft will be at the Camden Library on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5:45 p.m.

Weekly Teen programs at the Eaton Library

Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., teens in grades 6-12 can come to the Eaton Library for a different program:

Nov. 28: Hamilton Party with trivia about the Broadway show, as well as other activities and a special Hamilton t-shirt decoration craft (please bring a plain shirt in your size to decorate for the craft). Registration is required for the Hamilton Party, so call ahead at 937-456-4331 or sign up at the library.

Dec. 5: Video games with snacks provided

Dec. 12: Teen Movie

Dec. 19: Cheese Party: plenty of cheesy snacks and activities

Teen book club: The Art of Secrets

The first meeting of the Eaton Library’s Teen Book Club is Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome, but you must sign up ahead of the book club. There are only 10 spots, but each participant gets a free copy of the book to keep!

The first book is ‘The Art of Secrets’ by James Klise. We’ll have a different book every month. Young adult titles may contain mature themes and language, so parental discretion is advised.


Craft for adults

Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m.: Make holiday ornaments at the West Alexandria Library.

Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.: Free crafting at the Eaton Library. We’ll empty our craft cabinet and provide some inspiration.

Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.: Make snowman crafts at the New Paris Library.

Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.: Make a pallet mason jar vase at the Camden Library. Reservations required by Nov. 30.

Creative Writing Group

Do you like to write? Want some feedback on your writing? The next meeting of the Eaton Library Creative Writers’ Group is Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. If you have a written piece you would like to share, please bring it to the meeting. You will not be expected to share but you are certainly welcome to do so! Writing activities and prompts will be provided for those who need a little extra inspiration.

Genealogy Scan Day

Bring your photos to the Preble County Room on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to be digitized and added to the local history archives. We’ll also save your digitized photos and documents to your flash drive and take home your physical and digital copies. Preble County Room is located at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.