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Aug 14, 2023

PORTSMOUTH— The Scioto County Public Library (SCPL) system is gearing up for a busy September, as another Library Card Sign-up Month is held. This is a time when the Scioto County Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind everyone about the valuable resources available with a library card.

From borrowing books, ebooks, and audiobooks to learning new skills, or attending a book club or storytime, a library card helps everyone do more of what they enjoy- all without stretching their budget.

“There’s something for everyone at the Scioto County Public Library, and signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning for students,” SCPL’s Katie Williams explained. “It’s elemental, really; everyone should have one. The Scioto County Public Library, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand services to meet the evolving needs of our community.”

During September, the SCPL will host a plethora of library sard sign-up activities.

South Webster will be hosting “Fire up Your Imagination Storytime” on Tuesday, September 12, at 10:30 a.m. It is free for children six and under. Children will be learning about fire and will be instructed through a special craft. For more information, call at 740-778-2122.

Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting “Wizard Orb Craft” on Tuesday, September 12, at 2:30 p.m. It is free for teenagers. Sticking to their element theme, participants will be making wizard orbs that they can paint to a theme of an element of their choosing. For more information, call 740-354-5688.

Lucasville Library will be hosting “Get to Know Earth” on Friday, September 15, at 4 p.m. It is free for all ages. The event will welcome Shawnee State Park Naturalist Jenny Richards, as she teaches fun facts about the surrounding forests. She will also be bringing wildlife with her. For more information, call 740-259-6119.

Wheelersburg will be hosting “Fire Safety Storytime” on Tuesday, September 19, at 11:30 a.m. It is free for children six and under. Children will learn about fire safety before making a craft. For more information, call 740-574-6116.

Portsmouth Public Library will host three different “ELEMENTAL Storytimes. Tuesday, September 19, at 11:30 a.m., for children four to six. Wednesday, September 20, at 11:30 a.m., for children two to three. Thursday, September 21, at 1 p.m., for children zero to 24 months.

“Join us and our pet fish for a very special session of storytimes in honor of Library Card Sign-up Month,” Williams explained. “We are all going to be water bugs for the day! We will have a water fight, H20 games, splashingly awesome crafts & we will have a few surprises too along with reading a book or two!”

For more information, call 740-354-5562.

New Boston Library will host “Up, Up and Away Storytime” on Friday, September 22, at 11:30 a.m. It is free for children under six. The library staff will be reading stories about air and making a hot air balloon craft. For more information, please call 740-456-4412.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. Sign up for a Scioto County Public Library card or update an expired card in September and you will be entered to win a Kindle Paperwhite.

To sign up for a library card or to learn more about the library’s resources and programs, please visit www.sciotolibrary.org.

Reach Joseph Pratt at (740) 353-3101, by email at [email protected], © 2022 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved.