Summer Reading Club
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Summer Reading Club is June 3rd through August 16th.

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15 Ways to Save Big Bucks at Your Library

15 Ways to Save Big Bucks at Your Library
 
Your local library is often an underused, underrated, but valuable resource that can save you money. Many people aren’t aware of the amazing resources and opportunities available--usually for free--at their local library. They might know they can borrow books and movies. Libraries offer so much more; they’re a veritable treasure trove of free resources! Did you know that some libraries offer craft related programs like knitting circles and painting classes? Other libraries have art collections and historical artifacts and provide free classes and cultural opportunities for members of their community. Each library system is different so be sure to research the resources and opportunities available to you at your local branch. 
 
15 Ways to Save Big Bucks at Your Library

From Pincushions to Piqua: The Story of The Wilson Family Steiff Collection

From Pincushions to Piqua: The Story of The Wilson Family Steiff Collection

Mrs. Jean Wilson Reed passed away on January 2, 2021, at the age of 92. She was a dedicated volunteer in our community. This story is in memory of her and begins by donating her collection of Steiff toys to the Piqua Public Library. The tale includes the history of the Steiff toy company and a little bit of Piqua’s history.

The Randolph Freedpeople

The Randolph Freedpeople

In the late spring of 1833, 400 people were freed from slavery, but only in writing. The former slaves of John Randolph would have to wait thirteen years for their freedom. Randolph, of the Roanoke Plantation in Virginia, freed his slaves in his will. His family contested his will and fought for over a decade to keep the former slaves as their property.