District library plans events

Kids and families

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Ever wonder what your stuffed animals do when you’re not around? We’ll help you find out! On Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m., the Eaton Library will have the Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Hear a story, have a nighttime snack, make a craft, and let your stuffed animal stay the night in the library! The next day, pick your animal up at the library and you’ll get a book showing all the stuffed animals’ nightly adventures. Children of all ages can come dressed in pajamas!

*Please do not bring the animal your child sleeps with, as it will be at the library all night.

Olympic games at the library

Play some library-themed Olympic games in August. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m., the Camden Library will have a ‘Summer Olympics’ program for kids and families. The West Alexandria Library will host its ‘Library Olympics’ with DVD case-stacking, relay races, and more starting at noon on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Create, Explore, and More!

Jump into the Eaton Library’s different creative and exploratory stations on Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at 1:30 p.m. Some stations will include robotic Cubelets, edible architecture, and more. Drop in and have fun as a family. There’s something fun for everyone!

Teens (grades 6-12)

DIY Back to School Crafts

Get ready for classes at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 3:30 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12, we’ll have plenty of materials to deck out your school supplies, craft some school stuff from scratch, and we’ll even give away school supplies as door prizes! Registration is required for this program. Stop by the front desk at 301 N. Barron St. or call (937) 456-4331 to register.


Book Talk

Join us in August to discuss your favorite books of the summer! Pick a book or two to recommend to the group. If you’re not a reader, recommend a movie. It’ll be a great time to pick up something to add to your to-read (or to-watch) list. Catch Book Talk at the following dates, times, and locations:

Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Eaton Library

Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Library

Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library

Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library

Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 4 p.m. at the Eldorado Library

Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. at the West Manchester Library.

Book a Librarian

Do you need help with your e-reader, resume and job search, Microsoft Office, the library’s electronic resources, or a basic computer issue? Get one-on-one help with these and a multitude of other issues with the library’s ‘Book A Librarian’ program. Our Reference Librarian will be at the West Alexandria Library on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 2-4 p.m. Drop-in anytime for help. If you need help with a mobile device, like a tablet or smartphone, please bring the device.

Resume writing and job searching

Learn the ins and outs of creating a resume and filling out online job applications at this class from the Preble County District Library. On Saturday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m., you can learn about job search essentials at the Eaton Library at 301 N. Barron St. There are no prerequisites for the class, but a valid personal email address is preferred. Call (937) 456-5562 or visit the Eaton Library to register.

You can also catch the same class at the New Paris Library on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. Call (937) 437-7242 to reserve a spot for that class.

Quilting history

It’s not just Grandma’s quilt anymore: you can learn the history of quilts and quilting at the Eaton Library on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. Deb Crumbaker, avid quilter and member of the PC Genealogical Society and Daughters of the American Revolution, will take us on a journey into the rich and colorful history of quilting.