Wow, what a summer it's been! We thank all the readers, sponsors, and staff who made our first virtual Summer Reading Program possible this year! Our prize drawing winners have been drawn.
BACK ONLINE! The upgrade is complete and our services are back up and running.Thank you for your understanding!
Embark on a FROZEN Adventure! Our Family Winter Reading Program kicks off Monday, January 6th and runs through Monday, February 17, 2020. Participants could win a Family Zoo Membership to either the Columbus or Toledo Zoo! All ages and families are welcome to participate.
Readers—if you love personalization, convenience, and the element of surprise, have we got news for you! Auglaize County Libraries is introducing PACKED, a new free library subscription service, in all six of our library locations. PACKED will expand your shelf and cut down on time spent hunting for your next great read.
If you ever heard or tried StitchFix, Blue Apron, BirchBox, or any of the other vastly popular subscription services on the market today, the concept may sound familiar. Simply, fill out a fun survey (think BuzzFeed) to tell us a bit about your reading preferences—what are you in the mood to read, what do you avoid, etc. A human librarian then selects 3 books based on your answers. Your selections are then placed in a custom PACKED bag with your name on it, ready to be picked up at your convenience. And since half the fun is unwrapping, we’ll keep your selections a secret until you pick it up! PACKED bags can be scheduled on a monthly, quarterly, or a one-time basis. Click the button below to get started for free. Brought to you by the staff at Auglaize County Libraries.
Treat your shelf to a free PACKED Book Subscription today!
The Auglaize County Public District Library System is hiring for the position of
Youth Services Assistant
Do you enjoy working with the public? We invite you to apply for a chance to join our library services team.
Under general direction, the Youth Services Assistant works with the Library Services Manager to help, organize, and direct the library’s system-wide youth programs and develops and administers the youth programs, classes, and events at the Central Library in Wapakoneta. The Youth Services Assistant will work at the Central Library in Wapakoneta and will serve as one of the public relations representatives for the library to include but not limited to manning the Youth Services desk, story time, children’s programs, speaking engagements about library services and more. In coordination with the Library Services Manager, the Youth Services Assistant is part of the programing team. This position works alongside the Adult & Teen Services Assistant and the Library Services Manager when developing and administering services. They prepare advertising and promotional materials for library services, oversee distribution of the materials and assist with collection development including acquisitions of library materials and collection maintenance. The Youth Services Assistant will have the knowledge and ability to provide assistance to library patrons, charge and discharge library materials and process materials.
For more information please visit the Employment page of our website.
You know that book that’s at the top of your “Must Read” list? Imagine grabbing your tablet and searching the library’s catalog only to find that the eBook you wanted is unavailable. That’s what will happen under the new policies the major publishers have for public libraries. The new terms restrict how libraries can purchase and circulate eBooks and eAudiobooks. Here’s the situation:
· None of the big publishers are selling or licensing eBooks and eAudiobooks to public libraries in the same way they do print copies.
· Libraries are limited on the number of copies they can purchase, as well as when and how long they can be active in the library’s catalog.
· In some cases libraries are being denied access to the electronic new releases.
· These changes will make it impossible for libraries to provide equal access to information and hurt Ohioans who depend on the library the most.
Auglaize County Libraries has promoted eBooks and eAudiobooks usage for more than 12 years, long before it was as popular as it is today. In fact, over 31,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks were borrowed from the Auglaize County Libraries last year.
The costs associated with eBooks and eAudiobooks are rising as well. Libraries are often required to pay several times the retail price and now may be forced to re-purchase popular titles every two years. Auglaize County Libraries spent over $17,000 in 2018 on eBooks and eAudiobooks.
We hope to reverse or modify these new policy changes by working with the publishers and authors, as well as library consortia, our state and national library associations, and other stakeholders. We will keep you updated on the situation.
Thank you for your loyalty and your valuable time.
Auglaize County Public District Library System
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, we have invited Auglaize County to participate in a Community Read of Lily Koppel’s popular book, The Astronaut Wives Club. Koppel’s book follows the changes in the lives of the families of our earliest astronauts and how the national spotlight dramatically impacted their identity and roles in their families and communities. We invite all members of the community to read the book and engage in a discussion with your thoughts and impressions. A few chances to join a discussion group still remain. Click here to see the calendar.
The 2019 Anniversary Committee and Auglaize County Libraries are excited and fortunate to host author Lily Koppel in Auglaize County on Thursday, March 21, as the culminating event for our inaugural Community Read. Ms. Koppel will speak in the auditorium at Wapakoneta Middle School at 7:30pm, where she will discuss her journey of researching and writing The Astronaut Wives Club. You can purchase $5 tickets for this event at all Auglaize County Library locations, the St. Marys Community Library, The Wapakoneta Daily News, or Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta. After the program, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Ms. Koppel and have their books signed. Both The Astronaut Wives Club and Koppel’s first book, The Red Leather Diary, will be available for purchase at the event.
Get Cozy with the Library’s 2019 Family Winter Reading Program! Kicking off on Monday, January 7th, all ages and families are welcome to participate.
Get rewarded for reading and spending time together as a family this winter. Pop into one of our six libraries any time to pick up a family playing sheet and start playing! Each playing card has challenges listed in a table of squares. Family members work together to accomplish challenges and initial each box they complete. Finish any 18 of the 30 squares in any order and bring your sheet back into the library to enter for a chance to win BIG PRIZES, including winner’s choice of a $300 gift card to either Kalahari Waterpark or Great Wolf Lodge, a Family Membership to winner’s choice of either the Toledo Zoo or Columbus Zoo, and more!
Auglaize County Libraries are proud to announce the addition of Hoopla to our services available through the library. We hope you enjoy this AMAZING service!
Hoopla is a leading provider of entertainment media products and services: eBooks, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and shelf-ready solutions. Hoopla digital builds on that passion of public libraries by providing an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics to their patrons. They've pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately, removing artificial availability constraints and maximizing the power of digital content and Internet distribution. Technologically, they focus on the latest browser, phone, tablet, and TV products to deliver the best possible experience to our user – our passion – the public library patron.
IN A NUTSHELL: Hoopla is a NEW service available for you to borrow digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics with your library card.
THE BEST PART: There are NO holds! All items are ALWAYS available!
DETAILS: Borrow up to 4 items per month.
MUST HAVE: To use Hoopla you must have your library card and pin number. If you don't have those, visit your library today to get them and get set up. IT'S FREE!
HOW TO SIGN UP: It's SIMPLE! Here's how - https://www.auglaizelibraries.org/content/hoopla-digital-borrowing-service-0
FAQ - The Ohio Digital Library (Libby/Overdrive) is another avenue to access our ebooks and audiobooks.https://www.auglaizelibraries.org/content/ohio-digital-library
The countdown begins! Feeling ghoulish or gaudy? Spooky or silly? Only a week left in our first Halloween Mask Contest! If you haven't picked up a mask yet at the library, there's still time!