District library plans activities

Kids and families

Story times

Take your kids (ages 11 and under) to the library for story times with crafts. The New Paris Library has story time on Nov. 7, 14 and 28 at 5 p.m. each day. Camden Library will have story times on Nov. 8 and 15 at 5:30 p.m. each day.


Bring the kids to the West Elkton Library on Monday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. to build a robot with Cubelets! With Cubelets, you can build a robot that flashes lights, moves, and responds to lighting and your movments.

Lego Building Contests

Show off your Master Builder skills at the West Manchester Library on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. and at the Eldorado Library on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. You can win a prize for the best builder in three different age groups for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. You’ll have one hour to finish. Light refreshments will be available. You must bring your own Legos, and all bricks must be separated before building.


For ages 8-12, we have programs at each library branch in November that may include crafts, games, or other fun activities with an autumn theme. Catch tween-tivities at your local library:

Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Elkton Library

Monday, Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library

Tasty Tales presented by Cooking Caravan

What goes best with books and songs? Tasty snacks, of course! Cooking Caravan will visit the libraries and share their Tasty Tales program, which includes an awesome story, interactive songs, and a tasty snack to tie it all together! Here’s the schedule:

Monday, Nov. 14 at 4:15 p.m. at the West Manchester Library and at 6:15 p.m. at the West Alexandria Library

Monday, Nov. 21 at 4:15 p.m. at the West Elkton Library and at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library

Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 4:15 p.m. at the Eldorado Library and at 6 p.m. at the Eaton Library

Dr. Insecta’s Bug Lab

Dr. Insecta is bringing some of the world’s largest live insects to the Camden Library on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. His Bug Lab is an interactive program that entertains, educates and desensitizes fears we have about these incredible creatures who let us share their world.

Egg-Bot ornaments

The library’s Egg-Bot draws computer-generated graphics onto round objects (like eggs). At the West Alexandria Library on Tuesday, Nov. 15, we’ll make holiday ornaments and sun catchers with the Egg-Bot. The program starts at 5 p.m. We’ll have the same program with the Egg-Bot at the Camden Library on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Teens (grades 6-12)

Minecraft Mania!

Play Minecraft on the Xbox 360 and on the Wii U at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll have snacks, too. Minecraft Mania is for teens in grades 6-12, and you must register at the library or call (937) 456-4331 to ensure your spot.

Zelda and NES Classic Gaming

Teens in grades 6-12: Compete in Nintendo Land’s Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest and try the original Legend of Zelda on the library’s new NES Classic console! You can also make Zelda crafts and eat Zelda snacks and enter to win a Link plush as a door prize at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Eaton Library. Registration required. Call (937) 456-4331 or register at the library.

NES Classic Gaming

Try the library’s new NES Classic gaming console with original 8-bit games and original controllers! We’ll also design Super Mario levels on the Wii U with Super Mario Maker! We’ll have snacks, too!

NES Classic Gaming is for teens in grades 6-12, and it will be at the following libraries:

Camden Library on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

West Manchester Library on Monday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m.

West Alexandria Library on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m.


Creative writing group

The Eaton Library’s Creative Writers Group for adults meets every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Bring a written piece to share if you like. We’ll provide writing activities and prompts for a little extra inspiration. The next meeting of the group is Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.

Sighting Bigfoot!

Learn more about the search for Bigfoot from Mike Miller and Mike Feltner of the Ohio Night Stalkers. You’ll hear about tracking Bigfoot in Ohio and some recent sightings in the area. The Ohio Night Stalkers will bring some audio and video recordings. Join us Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Library.

Book Angels adult craft

Recycle books with a few simple folds, rolled magazine pages, and hot glue to make an angel for holiday décor or as a gift. Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Library

Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Paris Library

Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at the West Elkton Library

Disney Magic A to Z author visiting the library

Nicole Newport will share her favorite Disney World tips from her recent book, Disney Magic A to Z, at the Eaton Library on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. She’s been to Disney World several times, including four times in the past year, so she has up-to-date information on planning the best vacation.

Novel Discussion book club

We’ll discuss Lynn Cullen’s Twain’s End at the Eaton Library on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. This book is a fictionalized imagining of the personal life of America’s most iconic writer: Mark Twain.