District library plans activities

Library holiday closings

All Preble County District Library locations will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24; Monday, Dec. 26; Saturday, Dec. 31; and Monday, Jan. 2 for the holiday season.

Food for Fines

Through the end of December, donate nonperishable food items to your local Preble County District Library branch to pay off your fines. For every item donated, $1 in fines will be removed from your account. Personal-sized items, single-serve-sized items, and items less than three months from the expiration date will not be accepted. Donation amounts will go only toward overdue fines and not toward lost or damaged items or collection fees. All donations will go to local food banks.

Kids and families

Eaton Library winter story time

Registration is open for the winter sessions of story time at the Eaton Library. The six-week sessions are available for kids as young as six months and as old as 12 years. The winter story times run from Jan. 4 through Feb. 8 with sessions that meet on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Register early, as spots are limited. You can register in person at the library at 301 N. Barron St. or call 937-456-4331.

Holiday Open Houses

Some Preble County District Library branches are hosting open houses for the holidays. Come for refreshments and see what the library has to offer.

The West Manchester Library’s open house is Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m., and the Eldorado Library’s open house is Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. Both open houses will have cookies, treats, and goodie bags for kids 13 and under, as well as pictures with Santa Claus.

The Camden Library’s open house is Monday, Dec. 19 during open hours of 12-8 p.m.

Homeschool Hour: Clay

Learn some techniques of pottery-making at the December Homeschool Hour. Join us at the Eaton Library on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. to learn about modeling and sculpture. Program is for homeschool students and educators, and each student will be making their very own project to take home!


Holiday ornaments adult craft

Make your own custom holiday ornaments this December at the library. These make great decorations or gifts! You can make your own ornaments on:

Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library

Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Library

Novel Discussion book club

We’ll discuss The Old-Fashioned Christmas Romance Collection at the Eaton Library on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. This book contains stories from DiAnn Mills, Peggy Darty, Rosey Dow, Rebecca Germany, JoAnn A. Grote, Sally Laity, Loree Lough, Gail Gaymer Martin, and Colleen L. Reece.

Adult Classic NES Gaming

Take a break from the holidays with some classic 8-bit video games at the Eaton Library on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.