District library plans news, activities

Kids and Families:

Homeschool Hour: Electricity

Join us as we learn about electricity in this hands-on program! Homeschool Hour is geared to students ages 8-12 but is open to all homeschool students and their educators. January’s Homeschool Hour will be Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Library Administrative Office Meeting Room at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.

Eaton Library book sale

The next book sale at the Eaton Library is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 20. Get there early for the best selection of fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and children’s books. The sale is during regular library hours (Monday-Thursday, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at 301 N. Barron St. Prices are not set for items. All sales are by donation only. Grab what you want and give as much as you can, as all proceeds go to the Eaton Branch Library.

Eaton Valentine Make & Take

Children ages 12 and under can make their own Valentines for family or friends at the Eaton Library. On Saturday, Feb. 6 from 1-2 p.m., the library will provide all the materials to make fun Valentines!

Registration for Spring Storytimes

Beginning Feb. 1, you can sign up for the spring sessions of storytime at the Eaton Branch Library. Spring sessions will run from March 2 through April 7. Multiple sessions will be available for varying age groups from six months to 12 years old. You can sign up in person at the Eaton Library or by calling 937-456-4331.

Robot Hand craft (ages 8-12)

The February tween craft will teach you how to turn some card stock, straws, and string into a working robotic hand! You can make your own robot hand at the following locations:

West Manchester Library on Monday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Camden Library on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 4:45 p.m.

West Alexandria Library on Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m.

New Paris Library on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 4:30 p.m.

West Elkton Library on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Storytime sessions

Library storytimes are a great way to give your child a jump-start on reading. The following libraries are having storytimes for children 11 and under:

New Paris Library on Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, and Feb. 29 at 5 p.m. each day.

Camden Library on Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, and Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. each day.

New Paris Valentine Drop-In

Get ready for Valentine’s Day at the New Paris Library. On Friday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., stop in to make a card for your Valentine! All supplies will be provided by the library.

Teens (grades 6-12):

Teen Creative Writing Group

Local teens can spur their creative juices at the Teen “Write On!” writing club. We’ll have creative writing prompts, snacks, and you can talk with other teens about writing. You can share aloud, but you don’t have to.

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at the Eaton Branch Library (301 N. Barron St.). Registration is required. Register in person at the library or call 937-456-4331.

Tabletop Games

Play awesome tabletop games, like Marvel Memory, Zombie-opoly, Zelda Yahtzee, and more at the library! Library branches will host tabletop gaming programs in January and February. See when the program is heading to your local library:

West Manchester Library on Monday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m.

New Paris Library on Monday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.

West Alexandria Library on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m.

Camden Library on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

West Elkton Library on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

New Paris Library on Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board

What kind of teen programs do you want at your library? Come to the Teen Advisory Board meeting on Friday, Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Help plan the spring 2016 Eaton Library programs and the Teen Summer Reading programs for 2016. We’ll give you pizza and snacks for your brilliant ideas!

Space is limited. Come early to ensure a spot.

Splatoon: Turf War Tournament

Play other Splatoon players from around the world in the Turf War Arena at the Eaton Library on Friday, Feb. 12 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. The local teen with the highest number of Battle Points will win a squid hat. Snacks and prizes for everyone! Registration is required. Call 937-456-4331 or come to the Eaton Library at 301 N. Barron St. to sign up.


Novel Discussion Book Club

Join us at the Eaton Branch of Preble County District Library for our monthly book discussion. This month, we’ll meet Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews. The Novel Discussion book club meets the third Thursday of every month.

Adult Crafting: Perpetual Calendar

It’s a new year, and you’ll need a new calendar. During January, you can make the last calendar you’ll ever need at the Preble County District Library branches. We’ll be using nuts and bolts to make a perpetual calendar. All supplies are provided. Make your calendar at:

New Paris Library on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

West Alexandria Library on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Eldorado Library on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m.

West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.

West Elkton Library on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m.

Be a kid again

Why should the kids get to have all the fun? The year, the West Alexandria Library will present a few programs to remind adults of their childhood. The first one is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m., and we’ll be coloring some adult coloring books. We’ll have crayons, markers, and colored pencils for an hour of coloring.

Friends of the West Alexandria Library

Join our wonderful group of patrons who love the library. There are no fees, and everyone is welcome. The next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. We meet at the West Alexandria Library