1 mcdl.info March, April, May 2023 Library Live Newsletter Medina County District Library Strategic Plan 2023-25 Presented by MCDL and the Friends of MCDL Authors at MCDL Medina County District Library’s new Strategic Plan features an updated Vision Statement and Core Beliefs, as well as four Strategic Goals. The plan serves as a guide for decision-making and effective resource allocation. Above all, the plan reinforces MCDL’s commitment to inspiring thought, learning, innovation, and collaboration in the community. Full version at mcdl.info/StrategicPlan • Mission & Vision Statement at mcdl.info/Mission Engage the Community 1. Embed library staff in community organizations 2. Continue to evolve the collection and resources 3. Create methods to captivate community members Nurture Innovation & Adaptability 1. Evaluate collections, programs, and services regularly 2. Champion the development of new ideas 3. Review financial goals to implement innovative ideas Enhance Communication Strategies 1. Review print and digital marketing 2. Invest in marketing solutions to support strategies 3. Ensure employees are well informed and able to communicate information to community members Foster an Exceptional Work Environment 1. Cultivate clear and consistent internal communication 2. Improve employee job satisfaction 3. Enhance employee engagement Author Visit with JOSHILYN JACKSON Tues., May 2, 7:00 pm Brunswick Middle School Auditorium, 1483 Pearl Rd. Photo: Scott Winn Bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson writes page-turning suspense novels and Southern fiction with a mystery lurking inside. Her books revolve around timely women’s issues including justice, motherhood, career, class, and redemption. Joshilyn is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She lives in Decatur, Georgia with her family. Free event! No registration required. Book sale and signing to follow. Book Discussion Tues., May 2, 3:00 pm Medina Library Joshilyn Jackson discusses her latest novel, With My Little Eye, release date April 25. Seating is limited, register at mcdl.info/Readers.
2 2022 Annual Report Director’s Message Julianne Bedel Awards & Honors Mapping Our Future It was refreshing to focus on the road ahead in 2022. The last few years have been an exercise in resiliency and change. This year we took those newly-sharpened skills and applied them to mapping the future. We embarked on a strategic planning process that engaged the community, trustees, and staff. We found common themes that focused on furthering community engagement, exploring innovative programming and services, enhancing communication strategies, and maintaining an exceptional work environment. The 2023-25 Strategic Plan is a guide for decision-making and resource allocation. It reinforces our commitment to our values, vision, and mission as we seek to inspire thought, learning, innovation, and collaboration. The common threads that run throughout the plan are our Core Values. Intellectual freedom, the belief that all people have the right to free and open access to information that spans the range of current and past knowledge and philosophies. The pursuit of knowledge means we support lifelong learning and we are Medina County’s premier provider of resources that support diverse educational, informational, and leisure pursuits. Our commitment to inclusion means we design service that is accessible to all. We foster exploration by providing outlets for curiosity, creativity, and innovation. We cultivate a nurturing environment by encouraging collaboration and communication to empower individuals. Finally, we work to instill community pride and set an example of good stewardship by managing our resources with integrity and fiscal responsibility. The strategic plan is our community-directed guide to the road ahead. Congratulations to Connie Sureck, Brunswick Library Manager, and Roxana Rathbun, Seville Librarian, both graduates of 2022 Leadership Medina County programs. Congratulations to MCDL’s Finance Department for receiving an “unmodified” audit rating for the 2020/2021 fiscal years. This is the most positive audit rating awarded to a public entity by the Ohio State Auditor. 8,290 snacks were provided to kids at MCDL locations in partnership with Feeding Medina County 1,180 knitted and crocheted items were collected for Warm Up Medina County and given to local charities such as Job & Family Services, Salvation Army, Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center, and more 258 bundles of pajamas and books were collected for Snuggle Up & Read and given to local children in need Thank you for your generosity! Supporting Our County
3 483,632 items in the collection 94,160 items added in 2022 Collection Check Outs Books 1,302,489 eMedia 835,572 Movies 385,239 Audiobooks 64,939 Magazines & Comics 52,460 Music 49,156 Video games 15,577 Hotspots, Devices & Kits 10,602 Total 2,716,034 Check Out % 30% eMedia 70% Physical 2022 Annual Report Accomplishments MCDL celebrated 40 years as a county-wide system 446,586 people visited MCDL locations 299,936 reference questions answered 103,235 people attended 2,835 events 12,507 Covid-19 home test kits were distributed 8,233 people visited the Bookmobile in its first full year 7,999 new library cards were issued 4,401 people visited the Family History & Learning Center 2,838 Passport applications were processed (bon voyage!) 61 people took the GED test at Medina Library 6 new public color copiers/printers added throughout MCDL 1 new StoryWalk® partnership began with Northrop Elementary Summer & Winter Reading Games 6,407 children played, with 2,948 completing the game 115% increase in players from summer 2021 1,325 teens read for 929,225 minutes 33% increase in participants from summer 2021 907 adults read and logged 3,496 books 31% increase in participants from winter 2021 Most Checked Out Titles Collection Diversity In 2022, iCurate, a third-party collection analysis service, surveyed MCDL’s print collection to ensure a diversity of human experience and balance within our budget and space. The study found that of 130,882 items reviewed, 14% were written by or about people from traditionally underrepresented categories, such as Black Interest, LGBTQIA+ Interest, or Neuro and Physical Diversity. This share of the collection aligns with the national average when compared to hundreds of libraries. This information helps us continue to build a community collection of well-rounded, well-reviewed titles. 426 Adult Nonfiction Children’s Series 6,046 Adult Fiction 2,138 Teen 412
4 2022 Annual Report Beginning Cash Balance 1/1/2022: $ 8,952,571 Revenues Property Taxes (Medina County) $ 6,906,600 57.0% Public Library Fund (State of Ohio) 4,672,333 38.5% Fees 213,989 1.8% Investment Income 186,935 1.5% Refunds/Other 146,511 1.2% Total $ 12,126,368 100.0% Expenditures Salaries & Benefits $ 5,884,885 60.1% Supplies 121,300 1.2% Contracted Services 1,694,253 17.3% Library Materials 1,765,853 18.0% Capital & Other Expenses 207,173 2.1% Transfers to Other Funds 125,000 1.3% Total $ 9,798,464 100.0% Ending Cash Balance 12/31/2022: $ 11,280,475 Full financial report available at mcdl.info/AnnualReport. General Operating Fund Thank you for supporting MCDL! $28,655 Friends of MCDL $1,995 Friends of Brunswick Library $1,475 In Memory of Cinda Meyer Roberta & Laura Meyer Vernon & Patricia Conrad James & MaryLou Eshelman Kay Flowers • Janet Grigsby Patricia Frase • Jean Holland James & Pamela Mullin $1,000 Freedom to Read Foundation $1,000 Medina Sunrise Rotary Club Donations Monetary • Anonymous • Discount Drug Mart • Medina County Genealogical Society Kiwanis Club of Medina • Jon B. Mickle • Cheri Beck • Wayne Savings Bank • Patty Chapman Healing Hearts • Medina Needlework Guild • Mom’s Club of Medina East • Paresh R. Shah Rachel Blough • Betty’s Book Club • RW Boyer • Morena Carter • Janice Clark • Honeybee Quilters Howard Morris Family • Frank & Sandra Hlad • Nancy Depew • Sherri Wells In-Kind • John W. Tesar • Ursula Messina • Kathie Jones • Julie Tague • Shelby Warner Jenna Elswick • Jaclyn Welder • Steve Hambley • Alison Duiker • Mark Zimmerman • Michael Doppes Susan Kowalski • Linda McClure • Carole Kowell • Levi Eliker • Lauren Muha • Anonymous Sara Reilley • Kris McGuigan • Jo Fredell Higgins • Bruce Stegkemper • Susan Blair • Anne Sauter Lieb Catie Taylor • Rainbow Quilters • Annette Barzal • Medina Hospital Nurses • Kelly Halleen Lori Zoss Kraska • Phil Obermiller • Brianne Middendorf • Zoya Wilson • Glen Somodi • Sterling Haynes
Tools & Tech mcdl.info/ToolsTech A collection of useful gadgets you may need only once, or would like to try before you buy! It includes items many patrons have requested as well as some you never knew you needed. Available at all MCDL locations • Acer Chromebook • Dry Erase Board Headphones • Mini Mouse • Portable Monitor • USB Microscope • USB Webcam • Wi-Fi Hotspot Available at Medina Library • Action Camera • Binoculars • Blood Pressure Monitor Car Engine Fault Code Reader • HDMI Projector • Kill A Watt Electricity Monitor Metal Detector • Portable Telescope • Radon Detector • Scanner Pen Soprano Ukulele • Stud Finder • Thermal Leak Detector • USB Microphone Grief Kits have books and resources to assist children and their caregivers in the grief process. Memory Care Kits contain interactive tools and games, music, photo cards, discussion starters, and self-care information for caregivers. Kits for all ages available for check out at your library MCDL to Go! Discovery Packs feature themed books, a video and toy in a handy backpack. Check out nature versions to encourage outdoor fun! Outreach Services Bringing the Library to You mcdl.info/Outreach • 330-722-2590 Outreach Services’ mission is to provide library materials and services to patrons with limited access to libraries. Library Items Delivered MCDL staff and volunteers deliver library items to patrons at homes and senior facilities. Books by Mail is another option. Short and long-term service is available. Services for Visually Impaired Borrow a Magnifier Kit to sample a variety of magnifiers for all uses. Talking Books are available free by mail to Ohio residents who qualify. Playback equipment is provided. Bookmobile The Bookmobile is filled with 4,000 items including regular and large print books, magazines, audiobooks, music, movies and more. It visits senior residence and care facilities, outlying areas, and neighborhoods. 5
Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. Book Buzz: Nonfiction March The Watchmaker’s Daughter: The True Story of WWII Heroine Corrie Ten Boom by Larry Loftis Undercooked: How I Let Food Become My Life Navigator and How Maybe That’s a Dumb Way to Live by Dan Ahdoot Forager: Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult: A Memoir by Michelle Dowd April It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs by Mary Louise Kelly The Secret Gate: A True Story of Courage and Sacrifice During the Collapse of Afghanistan by Mitchell Zuckoff Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic by Simon Winchester May Walking With Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain by Andrew McCarthy Hot and Bothered: What No One Tells You About Menopause and How to Feel Like Yourself Again by Jancee Dunn When the Heavens Went on Sale: The Misfits and Geniuses Racing to Put Space Within Reach by Ashlee Vance I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys Food Saved Me: My Journey of Finding Health and Hope Through the Power of Food by Danielle Walker The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff 6 Available at Brunswick & Highland Libraries Featured for Spring Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Japanese, and Chinese Browse or request materials for adults and children, including magazines and DVDs from more than 40 languages. Great for ESOL students or those learning a second language. Made possible through a partnership with Cleveland Public Library. Foreign Language Collection Julie Julie is a Librarian at Brunswick Library RECENTLY READ BY
Love these recommendations and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. 7 March The Kind Worth Saving by Peter Swanson (mystery) Second in the Lily Kintner series features a private investigator with a case that brings back his tragic past. Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls (historical fiction) Prohibition-era historical fiction from the author of The Glass Castle. The Last Russian Doll by Kristen Loesch (historical fiction) Three generations of Russian women, a love affair, and a single key are at the heart of this family saga. The Farewell Tour by Stephanie Clifford (literary fiction) A country music star embarks on a final tour, the last stop being the farm she left at age ten. Red Queen by Juan Gomez-Jurado (international thriller) A gifted forensic investigator must put trauma behind her to solve a grisly murder. May Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune (romance) Can Fern and Will recreate their intense connection ten years later? Mothers’ Instinct by Barbara Abel (domestic thriller) The bond between two couples fractures in sinister ways after an accident. Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood (fiction) Over the course of a single day, a mother finds the amazing self she had lost. Witch King by Martha Wells (fantasy) Complex, epic fantasy in the demon world from the author of Murderbot. Bad Summer People by Emma Rosenblum (thriller) A Long Island summer is upended by infidelity, lying, and murder. April Homecoming by Kate Morton (fiction) A young woman uncovers the truth about her grandmother and a family tragedy that is still unsolved sixty years later. With My Little Eye by Joshilyn Jackson (suspense) A famous actress relocates with her daughter to evade a stalker who goes too far. The Coronation Year by Jennifer Robson (historical fiction) Residents of the Blue Lion Inn, on the new Queen’s coronation route, discover a dangerous plot. The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth (thriller) A woman’s seemingly deliberate jump from a cliff exposes cracks in another couple’s marriage. Happy Place by Emily Henry (romance) A couple that broke up and didn’t tell their friends tries to make it through reunion weekend. Book Buzz: Fiction
MCDL News & Notes Spring StoryWalk® StoryWalk® is a partnership between MCDL and: • Medina County Park District, Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Rd., Medina • Medina City Schools, Northrop Elementary, 950 E. Reagan Pkwy., Medina It promotes literacy, physical activity, and spending time together as a family. Each season brings a new story. Watch for A Perfect Day by Lane Smith on Mar. 1. Welcome to the Board of Trustees Jill McGarr is a Medina resident. She is currently the office administrator at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, as well as the Communications Coordinator for the English District of the LCMS. Having raised 2 children with her husband Rob and volunteered for 17 years with Medina City Schools, Jill has decided to put her volunteer efforts toward another love... the library. Over the years, she worked 11 years at Ritter Library at Baldwin Wallace University, and twice worked a second job as a Page at Medina Library. She hopes that her working knowledge of the library and its practices will be of help to the Board of Trustees. An avid reader, in 2022, Jill topped her all time reading goal by reading 55 books. Jill was appointed by the County Commissioners to a full seven-year term. ESOL & Foreign Language Collections & Classes In order to thrive in school, find work, and understand culture, many non-native English speakers seek ways to improve language skills. English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes, offered at Medina and Brunswick Libraries, let participants practice English. “Students have basic reading and writing, but conversation skills are lacking. We help them assimilate into the culture with vocabulary, useful expressions, and survival skills,” says Cyndi Dunfee, Project: LEARN ESOL teacher. The ESOL Conversation Group at Brunswick Library features success stories including a Jordanian student. “She passed her citizenship test last October. We are very proud of her and want people to know the library and our partner groups can help language learners,” says Jenna Garrity, Reference Associate. Brunswick Library Children’s Department saw an increase in requests from patrons hosting families from Ukraine. The department also assists teachers seeking books in their student’s native language. Highland Library also offers a Foreign Language Collection. Any MCDL staff member or patron can request foreign language items through the CLEVNET consortium. View page 15 for a list of ESOL events. Long Loan Wi-Fi Hotspots Return Thanks to the county-wide Digital Inclusion And Literacy (DIAL) partnership, our Long Loan Wi-Fi Hotspots are back. Check out an available device for 28 days at any MCDL location, while supplies last. Patrons may borrow another Long Loan Wi-Fi Hotspot immediately upon return, if available. Details at mcdl.info/Hotspots. 8
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Children & Families Special Storytimes Storytimes Mar. 6 - Apr. 7 Registration begins Feb. 15 Give your children an early start with books and help them develop a lifelong love of reading and the skills they’ll need to succeed at school. Baby (Up to 24 months with adult) Mon. 1:00 pm Medina * Thurs. 10:30 am Brunswick * Thurs. 10:30 am Highland Toddler * (Ages 2-3 with adult) Tues. 10:30 am Highland Wed. 10:30 am Highland Preschool * (Ages 4-5) Tues. 1:30 pm Brunswick Thurs. 1:30 pm Medina Family * (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Brunswick Mon. 10:30 am Medina Tues. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Lodi Wed. 10:30 am Medina Thurs. 10:30 am Medina Fri. 10:30 am Brunswick Drop-In (All ages with adult) Mon. 10:30 am Buckeye Mon. 6:30 pm Brunswick Wed. 10:30 am Buckeye Wed. 10:30 am Seville Wed. 6:00 pm Medina 9 Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Medina - Thurs., Mar. 2, 10:30 am All ages - Stories featuring your favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Bedtime * Zoom - Mon., Mar. 6, Apr. 10, May 8 6:30 pm, all ages - Virtual bedtime stories from the comfort of home. Adapted Storytime * Brunswick - Sat., Mar. 18, Apr. 29, May 20, 10:30 am, all ages Storytime in a supportive environment for children with autism and/or sensory integration challenges. How Does Your Garden Grow? Seville - Sat., Apr. 1, 10:30 am, all ages Listen to stories about the garden, then start your own flower from seed. Peter Rabbit * Medina - Tues., Apr. 4, 6:00 pm All ages - Spring into stories about rabbits, then visit with a bunny friend. Saturday Stories * Medina - Sat., 10:30 am, all ages Apr. 15 - Things That Go ZOOM! May 13 - Stories Big & Small Storytime Star * Medina - Mon., Apr. 17, 10:30 am Ages 3 & up - It’s your storytime! Read a book, lead a song, pass out flannels, blow bubbles, or just enjoy your peer storytellers. Pajama Party * Brunswick - Wed., Apr. 26, 6:30 pm All ages - Wear your PJs for a cozy storytime and activities. Bugs! * Brunswick - Mon., May 1, 10:30 am All ages - Read, sing songs, and learn about insects. Baby Chicks Brunswick * - 10:30 am Tues., May 9, ages 2-5 Thurs., May 18, up to 24 mos. Lodi - Wed., May 31, 10:30 am, all ages Stories with our newly hatched chicks! Muffins with Mom * Highland - Mon., May 15, 10:30 am Ages 2-5 - Enjoy stories and a treat with mom. Stuffed Animal Sleepover * Medina - Wed., May 17, 6:00 pm All ages - Bring your favorite stuffed animal for stories and their very own slumber party! Pick up your stuffed animal and pictures of their fun night the next day. Frog & Toad * Lodi - Sat., May 20, 10:30 am Ages 3 & up - Learn about frogs and toads with stories and a craft. mcdl.info/Storytimes
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 10 Events for Children & Families Toddler Art * Brunswick - Fri., Mar. 3, 10:30 am Ages 2-3 - Your toddler is the artist! Wear clothes that can get messy. Naturebrary * Medina - Tues., Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2 10:30 am, ages 2 & up Children who have regular contact with nature learn and grow better. Explore, discover, and connect with indoor and outdoor nature activities. Build a Butterfly * Highland - Tues., Mar. 7, 3:00 pm Grades K-5 - Learn about butterflies and their favorite flowers. Decorate the wings of your own butterfly. Music & Movement * Brunswick - Fri., Mar. 10, May 12, Mon., Mar. 20, May 15 10:30 am or 11:30 am, ages birth - 6 Class led by a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Includes opportunities for instrument playing, singing, dancing, finger play, cuddle time, story time, and more! How to Catch a Leprechaun * Brunswick - Sat., Mar. 11, 10:30 am Grades K-5 - Build a trap for this mischievous creature. Spring Fairy Party * Seville - Thurs., Apr. 6, 5:00 pm Grades K-5 - Make your own fairy crown, wand, and decorate cupcakes! Fairy costumes encouraged. Fairytale Tea Party * Brunswick - Fri., Apr. 7, 1:30 pm Grades K-2 - Dress as a fairytale character. Enjoy crafts, tea, and games on this day off from school. Poetry Café * Medina - Sat., Apr. 8, 2:00 pm or Wed., Apr. 12, 4:00 pm, grades K-4 Celebrate National Poetry Month with a cup of cocoa and beautiful poems. Rainbows & Unicorns * Highland - Wed., Apr. 12, 6:30 pm Ages birth - 5 - Fill your evening with sprinkles and glitter! Seed Bombs * Lodi - Tues., Apr. 18, 5:00 pm Grades K-5 - Celebrate Earth Week by creating a bee-friendly seed bomb. Baby Prom * Brunswick - Fri., Apr. 21, 10:30 am Ages birth - 3 - Make prom memories with your little one. Recycled Instruments * Brunswick - Sat., Apr. 22, 11:00 am Ages 4-6 - Create, decorate, and make music with rain sticks. Led by a Board-Certified Music Therapist. April Showers Sensory Play * Medina - Mon., Apr. 24, 10:30 am Ages 2 & up - Splashy sensory play. Art History Craft Time * Seville - Thur., Mar. 16, 5:00 pm All ages - Make art in the vision of American pop artist Keith Haring. Lodi - Mon., Mar. 27, 2:00 pm Ages K-5 - Hear a story and make art influenced by artist Paul Klee. Build Your Own Dollhouse * Medina - Sat., Mar. 18, 2:30 - 4:30 pm Ages 5 & up - Be an architect for a day! Assemble and decorate your own dollhouse using recyclables and items made in our Makerspace. One dollhouse per family. DIY Kaleidoscope * Seville - Sat., Mar. 25, 2:00 pm All ages - Upcycle a chip can to create a colorful experience with light! Ninja Squishies * Lodi - Tues., Mar. 28, 2:00 pm Ages 5 & up - Use flour and balloons to create your own squishy ninja toy. Junior Engineering * Brunswick - Fri., Mar. 31, 1:30 pm Grades K-5 - Explore hands-on engineering activities. Egg Hunt * Lodi - Sat., Apr. 1, 1:30 pm, ages 3-8 Hop in for a story, craft, and egg hunt.
Events for Children & Families Family Reading Night Seville - Wed., Apr. 26, 6:00 pm, all ages Bring the family to read, snack, take photos, and promote a love of reading. Dinosaur Garden * Seville - Wed., May 3, 6:00 pm Grades K-5 - Create your own prehistoric terrarium. Sowing Seeds * Brunswick - Sat., May 13, 10:30 am Grades K-2 - Learn about planting seeds, create a lollipop flower, and make a wildflower seed ball. Scavenger Hunt Art Project Seville - Sat., May 13, 1:00 pm, all ages Participate in an outdoor scavenger hunt and preserve your findings. Held at Cy Hewit Park, 54 Liberty St., Seville. Parachute Party * Buckeye - Thurs., May 18, 10:30 am Ages 2-5 - Play, dance, and learn using the big parachute. Kim’s Family Martial Arts * Seville - Tues., May 30, 11:00 am, all ages Learn the history and culture of martial arts and try some moves of your own! Held at Leohr Park, 99 High St., Seville. Stop by for... Leprechaun Week Buckeye - Mar. 13-18 Bug Week Buckeye - Apr. 10-15 Hatch the Chicken Brunswick & Lodi - May 3 - June 7 Astronaut Bootcamp Week Buckeye - May 22-27 Events for Tweens (Grades 3-5, unless noted) *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 11 Bookends Book Club * Brunswick - Tues., 6:00 pm Mar. 14 - Myth & Folklore Apr. 11 - Poetry May 9 - Animal Stories Share, snack, and chat about books. Cookies & Canvas * Medina - Sat., Mar. 25, 12:00 - 1:30 pm Create a hand-painted masterpiece and enjoy treats! Wear clothes that can get paint on them. Hide & Seek * Buckeye - Tues., Mar. 28, 7:45 - 8:45 pm Grades 2-5 - Run, yell, and play games with the lights off after hours. Cyphers & Codes * Buckeye - Mon., Apr. 3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Practice your spy skills by making and breaking codes and locks. Upcycled Art * Medina - Sat., Apr. 22, 3:00 pm Celebrate Earth Day! Create a wind chime with the science of shrinking plastics and recyclables. Baby-Sitters Club Party * Lodi - Mon., Apr. 24, 6:00 pm Celebrate the BSC with trivia, activities, and crafts. Minute to Win It * Highland - Sat., Apr. 29, 10:30 am Enjoy snacks and friendly competition. Spring Colors & Cakes * Highland - Wed., May 10, 3:00 pm Create your own unicorn mane and eat rainbow cupcakes. Pickleball Medina - Tues., May 23, 3:00 pm or 6:30 pm, grades 1 & up What IS pickleball? Drop in and watch, play, or ask questions. Tennis shoes suggested. Equipment provided. Adults welcome at evening session. Early Literacy for Children mcdl.info/EarlyLiteracy 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Accept the challenge and spend time reading with your child. Develop early literacy skills and practice counting your growing list of books. Available at all MCDL locations or download online. Early Literacy Kits Early Literacy Kits are great to use with children at home or in the classroom. Kits center around a topic of interest and contain books, activities, and puppets or toys related to that theme. View themes and reserve kits online.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 12 Events for Teens (Grades 6-12, unless noted) Online Database 101 * Highland - Mon., Mar. 6, 3:00 pm Grades 9-12 - Review LinkedIn Learning, career information, driver tests, SAT and ACT test reviews. Learn where to find critical free info. Scribble Society * Seville - Mon., Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15, 6:30 pm, grades 3-12 Talk all things writing! We’ll have writing prompts and the option to share your work. Zoom option available. Cast & Crew Club * Medina - Wed., Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 6:00 pm Film enthusiasts gather to discuss and create movies. Premiere May 24. STEAM Stations: Music * Brunswick - Tues., Apr. 11 6:00 - 7:30 pm Discover music in art and technology and create your own musical masterpiece. Stop-Motion Animation Workshop * Highland - Tues., May 2, 3:00 pm Bring your imagination to the big screen. Learn to make your own stop-motion animated film. Liquid Glass Putty * Seville - Wed., May 10, 6:00 pm Grades 3-12 - Create liquid glass putty using a few simple ingredients. Comic Book Making * Seville - Thurs., May 18, 5:00 pm Grades 5-12 - Learn the history of graphic novels and comics, the techniques artists use, and create one of your own. mcdl.info/STEAM Board Game Bonanza! * Brunswick - Wed., Mar. 8, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Battle your friends to win the title of Board Game Master with a variety of board and card games! Snacks included. Tile Art * Lodi - Thurs., Mar. 9, 6:00 pm Use Sharpies and rubbing alcohol to create abstract designs on tile. DIY Room Décor * Seville - Sat., Mar. 11, 1:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Refresh your style with room décor made by you. Tabletop Ping Pong Buckeye - Wed., Mar. 15, 2:15 pm Play the Buckeye version of ping pong with our tabletop ping pong set. Sister-to-Sister * Sun., Mar. 19, 12:00 - 4:30 pm, ages 11-14 Held at Medina County University Center, 6300 Technology Ln., Medina Speakers, crafts, activities, and small group discussions centered on the theme Middle School: Starting a New Chapter. Featured speakers include Brooke Kaylor and Katherine Baker. Presented in partnership with AAUW. Register at medinacounty-oh. aauw.net/sister-to-sister/. Guess That Jelly Bean Buckeye - Wed., Mar. 22, 2:15 pm Taste test jelly beans and guess their flavors. Beware: some may be gross! Otaku Tuesdays * Medina - Tues., Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23, 6:00 pm - View and discuss anime, do geekcrafts, and learn about Japanese culture. Cosplay welcome! Candy Sushi Buckeye - Wed., Mar. 1, 2:15 pm Create a sweet twist on sushi. Dungeons & Dragons Medina - Wed., Mar. 1, 15, Apr. 5, 19, May 3, 17, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Seville - Tues., Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23, 6:00 pm Embark on a magical journey with a character of your own design. Snacks & Studying Buckeye - Wed., Mar. 8, 12:15 pm Enjoy a quiet space (with food!) to get your homework and studying done. Pride Time Medina - Wed., Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10, 4:00 - 5:30 pm Brunswick - Tues., May 2, 4:00 - 5:30 pm LGBTQIA+ teens and allies talk about movies, literature, and more, while making Pride themed crafts in a supportive environment.
Love these titles and want more? Subscribe to our newsletters at mcdl.info/newsletters. Snow and Poison by Melissa De La Cruz A retelling of Snow White set in the royal courts of Bavaria. Cherish by Tracy Wolff The dangers from Katmere Academy follow graduate Grace and her friends into the Shadow Realm. Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli While visiting her BFF at college, a little white lie causes Imogen to question whom she might love. Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley The author of Firekeeper’s Daughter returns with a story about a group of Native American women determined to bring their ancestor home to rest with her tribe. Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu A global pop star is recruited by the world’s largest spy operation, but his mission is compromised when he falls for his target’s daughter. Teen Book Buzz 13 Events for Teens *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Jewelry Making: Sedona Bracelet * Highland - Mon., Apr. 3, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Create a fun bracelet with a few steps using beads, silk cord, and split rings. Many color options will be offered. Superhero Buttons Buckeye - Wed., Apr. 5, 2:15 pm Make superhero buttons with our button maker. Fuzzy Pocket Pet * Seville - Fri., Apr. 7, 12:00 pm Grades 4-12 - Create a fuzzy pet that will fit in your pocket. Zombie Bunnies * Lodi - Mon., Apr. 10, 6:00 pm Turn a chocolate bunny into a zombie! BINGO Buckeye - Wed., Apr. 12, 2:15 pm Win delicious prizes in a friendly competition. Melted Crayon Art Buckeye - Wed., Apr. 19, 2:15 pm Recycle old crayons into a perfect masterpiece. Create & Design Buttons * Highland - Mon., Apr. 24, 3:00 pm Design your own button or make one as a gift. Seed Bombs Buckeye - Wed., Apr. 26, 2:15 pm Mix soil and native wildflower seeds to plant a bit of spring. Nugget Tasting Tournament Buckeye - Wed., May 3, 2:15 pm Who has the best chicken nuggets in Medina? Sample each one and vote. Button Cards * Lodi - Mon., May 8, 6:00 pm Create cute cards with buttons. Card Making Buckeye - Wed., May 10, 12:15 pm Make a greeting card for your mom or a special female in your life. School’s (Almost) Out Buckeye - Wed., May 17, 2:15 pm Play games, enjoy snacks, and chill with friends before school is out. Resources for Teens mcdl.info/Teens Practice Tests & Homework Help Available at mcdl.info/OnlineLearning with your library card • LearningExpress Library offers ACT and SAT practice tests • Driving-Tests.org offers BMV permit practice tests Mango Languages and more language learning College Search Research colleges and apply for local scholarships at mcdl.info/College. Study Rooms Available first-come, first-served at Medina, Brunswick, Buckeye, and Lodi.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 14 Book Brunch * Highland - Sat., Apr. 15, 11:00 am Eat, drink, and listen to Mary, our Readers’ Advisory Librarian, as she fills us in on the best new books of 2023. Events for Adults Book Discussions Facebook - Every Wed., 9:00 pm A casual, drop-in book discussion with no assigned book. Post what you’re reading and see what others are reading at facebook.com/ MedinaCountyDistrictLibraryOhio. Medina - Thurs., 2:00 pm Mar. 2 - Lisey’s Story by Stephen King Apr. 6 - The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry May 4 - Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Highland * - Thurs., 9:00 am Held at Hinckley Donut Shop, 1388 Ridge Rd., Hinckley Mar. 9 - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr. 6 - Fuzz. When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach May 4 - Ways of Seeing by John Berger Brunswick - Mon., 11:00 am Mar. 13 - A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham Apr. 10 A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole May 8 - The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Zoom * - Mon., 2:00 pm Mar. 13 - We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz Apr. 10 - My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite May 8 - Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley Seville - Tues., 6:00 pm Mar. 14 - The Measure by Nikki Erlick Apr. 11 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones May 9 - The Library Book by Susan Orlean Brunswick - Wed., 6:30 pm Mar. 15 - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Apr. 19 - One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson May 17 The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri Buckeye - Mon., 6:00 pm Mar. 20 - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Apr. 17 - The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict May 15 - Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy Medina - Mon., 6:00 pm Mar. 27 - River of the Gods by Candice Millard Apr. 24 - Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep Highland - Wed., 6:30 pm Mar. 29 - Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Apr. 26 - Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson May 31 The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Books & Authors Writers Series mcdl.info/Writers Three Tools for Creating Believable Characters * Zoom - Thurs., Mar. 2, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Author and Writer’s Digest columnist Sharon Short (a.k.a. Jess Montgomery) shares key techniques. Plot Twist Critique Group * Zoom - Thurs., Mar. 16, May 18 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Give and receive encouragement as you polish your work-in-progress in a supportive environment. Writers of all experience levels welcome. Creating Space for Happiness * Zoom - Thurs., Apr. 6, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Celebrate National Poetry Month with Ohio’s Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. Use the "sensory" technique and meditation to clear our minds and make space for joy. Sponsored by Buckeye Book Fair. The Storyteller’s Toolkit * Zoom - Thurs., May 4, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Author Olivia Matthews discusses story premise, high concept, and conflict to increase uniqueness and marketability.
Author Visit mcdl.info/Readers *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 15 Events for Adults Intro to Libby * Brunswick - Mon., Mar. 27, 2:00 pm Learn to browse, borrow, and download eBooks and audiobooks to your device with the free Libby app. Using Canva * Medina - Wed., Apr. 5, 6:30 pm View a demonstration and learn to create banners and posters in Canva – a free, online graphic design resource. Includes discussion of how to print creations in the Makerspace. Tech Classes * Learn new computer and technology skills with Pieri. Spring Clean Up Medina - Wed., Apr. 12, 6:30 pm Highland - Tues., Apr. 25, 6:30 pm Learn to declutter your computer. Beginning Computer 101 Brunswick - Tues., May 9 10:00 am - 12:00 pm If you are new to computers, this class is for you. Internet Browser Basics Medina - Wed., May 10, 6:30 pm Highland - Tues., May 16, 4:00 pm Computers & Technology Camp Wired Medina - Every Thurs. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Learn or brush up on computer skills and software with Sherri Meinke. Call for topics. One-on-One Tech Support * Seville - Every Thurs., 1:00 pm Brunswick - Every Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 am, no session Mar. 2 Schedule 30 minutes with a staff member to learn or review computer basics. Call for topics. Makerspace Mondays * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm Mar. 13 - Laser Engraver Apr. 10 - Embroidery Machine May 8 - Digitizing 8mm & 16mm Film Watch demonstrations of the equipment in the Makerspace and Digital Lab. Make It Monday! * Medina - Mon., 1:30 pm Mar. 20 - Laser Engraver: Pencils May 22 - Heat Press & Sublimation Printer: Summertime Hats Use Makerspace equipment while crafting. Supplies provided. mcdl.info/ComputerClasses AARP Tax Preparation Medina - Mon. & Wed., Feb. 1 - Apr. 12, 10:15 am - 2:00 pm AARP Tax-Aide provides free personal income tax assistance and form preparation to taxpayers in Medina County and surrounding areas. Call Medina County Office for Older Adults at 330-723-9514 for an appointment. ESOL Services Classes * Every Mon. & Wed. Brunswick - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm English language classes for all skill levels. Contact Aspire at 440-891-7647 or polaris.edu/aspire to register. Medina - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Develop English language skills. Call Project: LEARN at 330-723-1314 to register. No session March 28. Conversation Group * Brunswick - Fri., Mar. 3, 17, Apr. 14, 28, May 12, 26, 10:00 am - Culture, vocabulary, customs, and more, followed by discussion. Zoom option available. GED Services Adult Basic Education Classes * Lodi - Every Thurs., 5:00 - 8:00 pm Medina - Every Tues. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Prepare for the GED test or improve your math, reading, and writing skills. Call Project: LEARN at 330-723-1314 to register. No session March 28, 30. Pearson VUE GED Testing * Medina - Wed., Mar. 22, Apr. 26, May 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Learn more or schedule your test at mcdl.info/GED. Community Partnerships Photo: Don Adam Angie Hockman Book Discussion * Buckeye - Thurs., Apr. 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Angie Hockman is the bestselling author of Shipped and Dream On. Join Angie for a book discussion of Dream On, a romance novel set in Cleveland full of twists, turns, and sweet surprises. It follows a law student who wakes up from an accident with memories of a boyfriend she’s never met, only to run into him a year later. Angie lives in Northeast Ohio with her family. Book sale and signing to follow.
Events for Adults Arts & Crafts Knitting & Crochet Brunswick - Tues., Mar. 7, 21, Apr. 4, 18, May 2, 16, 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Beginners welcome for informal instruction. Group donates items to Warm Up Medina County. Card Making * Brunswick - Tues., Mar. 7, 5:30 - 7:30 pm May 16, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Highland - Mon., Mar. 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Apr. 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Create five cards. $20 supply fee due to presenter at event. Please bring adhesive and scissors. Spring Floral Door Hangers * Buckeye - Tues., Mar. 7, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Create a decoration using a straw hat and spring themed accents. Basket Weaving * Highland - Sat., Mar. 11 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Learn how to make a basket for any occasion. *Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. 16 Embroidered Bookmarks * Medina - Wed., Mar. 29, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Embroider a bookmark on cardstock. DIY Bird Feeder * Seville - Sat., Apr. 8, 2:00 pm Design a backyard feeder for feathered friends using recycled materials. Quilling Flowers * Brunswick - Mon., Apr. 10, 6:00 pm Learn the basic tools and techniques for paper quilling. Essential Earrings * Lodi - Tues., Apr. 11, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Design three fun pairs of earrings using beads, wire, and headpins. Photography Tips & Tricks * Buckeye - Tues., Apr. 11, 6:30 pm Photographer Karleigh Potemry shares techniques for taking the best pictures. Wine & Canvas * Medina - Fri., Apr. 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Brunswick - Fri., May 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Adults 21 & up - Bring wine and go home with an original painting by you! $20 supply fee due to presenter at event. Different paintings each session. Metal Stamped Keychains * Seville - Tues., Apr. 18, 6:00 pm Make a keychain with custom metal stamped details. Coffee & Canvas * Medina - Sat., May 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Create an original painting by you! $20 supply fee due to presenter at event. Polymer Clay Mugs * Lodi - Thurs., May 11, 6:00 pm Decorate a coffee mug with 3D polymer clay shapes. Teens welcome. Tree Identification * Highland - Thurs., Mar. 9, 6:00 pm Learn how to identify Ohio’s many tree species with OSU Extension. Mushroom Identification * Highland - Sat., Mar. 11, 2:00 pm Learn about mushroom hunting and identification from Medina County Parks. Afternoon Movie Brunswick - Tues., Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, 1:00 pm - Enjoy a movie you may have missed. Call for titles. An Evening of Irish Music Medina - Wed., Mar. 15, 6:30 pm Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) presents Canton-based guitarist/vocalist Pat Masalko and Bath-based violinist Jamieson Bowman for a high-energy evening of classic Irish tunes. Cookbook Club * Lodi - Thurs., 6:00 pm Mar. 16 - Rachael Ray Apr. 20 - Brunch May 18 - Mexican Prepare your favorite recipe to share. Greatest Sitcoms of All Time Brunswick - Thurs., Mar. 16, 6:30 pm Medina - Mon., Apr. 10, 6:30 pm Author and pop culture historian, Martin Gitlin, brings this fun and enlightening presentation based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. Enjoy trivia, videos, and laughs! Beginner Dungeons & Dragons * Medina - Thurs., Mar. 30, Apr. 27, May 25, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Learn the basics and embark on an epic quest with fellow adventurers. Living Library Brunswick - Sat., Apr. 1 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Check out a living book for a 20-minute one-on-one conversation. Ask questions, learn, and meet someone new who has overcome adversity and challenges in their life. Anglophiles United Brunswick - Mon., Apr. 3, 6:30 pm Discuss British Royal Treasures including their collection of Fabergé creations. Games, trivia, and conversation for expats and lovers of British Culture. Sign Language Level 1 * Medina - Mon., Apr. 10, 17, 24, May 1, 15, 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Learn about American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Teens welcome.
*Register for this event at your library or at mcdl.info/events. Phone numbers on back cover. Events for Adults 17 Brave First Lady Moments Brunswick - Mar. 1-22 Discover some lesser-known stories in this exhibit, courtesy of the First Ladies National Historic Site. Genealogy Discussion Group Medina - Wed., Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10 12:00 pm - Connect with fellow genealogists to discuss research, share hints, and ask questions. History of Tarot Seville - Mon., Mar. 13, 5:00 pm Learn the history and differences of tarot decks, how to bond and cleanse your deck, and the use of numerology for meanings. The Role of the First Lady * Brunswick - Wed., Mar. 22, 6:30 pm Learn about First Ladies from the First Ladies National Historic Site. Beginning Family History Research * Seville - Wed., Mar. 22, 6:30 pm Research your family tree in six easy steps. Census Mugs * Medina - Mon., Apr. 3, 1:30 - 3:30 pm Create a mug as unique as your family. Find your ancestor’s census record, print it on our sublimation printer, and apply it to a mug. All supplies provided. Family History Day: Database Sampler * Medina - Sat., Apr. 22, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Discover popular databases and how to apply them to your research. Zoom option available. Buckeye Blizzard * Brunswick - Thurs., May 4, 6:00 pm Historian and author, Roger Pickenpaugh, talks about the 1950 Thanksgiving Blizzard that struck Ohio. The Bloody Corner & Beyond * Seville - Wed., May 17, 6:00 pm Learn about Cleveland’s Prohibition Era Mob Bosses. Finding Your Female Ancestors * Medina - Wed., May 17, 6:30 pm Explore sources and strategies for finding women in your family tree. Zoom option available. mcdl.info/History History & Genealogy Knowing Your Humanist Neighbor * Highland - Thurs., Apr. 13, 6:30 pm Learn what it means to be a humanist. John B. Hooper, in partnership with the Medina Diversity Project, shares the basic beliefs and common misconceptions of humanism. Continuous Color in the Garden * Brunswick - Tues., Apr. 25, 6:30 pm Petitti Garden Center will help you obtain fantastic color and year-round garden interest. Hoppy Dudes Brewery * Highland - Fri., Apr. 28, 5:30 pm Adults 21 & up - Taste local beers and learn the brewing process. Travel Talk * Lodi - Thurs., May 4, 6:00 pm Share your favorite travel stories with fellow adventurers. Pictures encouraged but not required. Jobs for Ohio Graduates * Medina - Wed., May 10, 6:30 pm Learn about the education and career assistance services provided by Jobs for Ohio Graduates. A Brief Tour of the Universe * Seville - Thurs., May 25, 6:00 pm Take a trip around the galaxy before leaving the boundaries of our Milky Way to explore the Universe. Kids and teens welcome. Health & Wellness Overview of CPR Seville - Wed., Mar. 8, 4:00 pm A firefighter and paramedic shares her experiences, training, and gives a CPR demonstration in this lecture style class, not a certified course. Heart Saver & First Aid * Highland - Sat., Apr. 22 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Learn lifesaving skills from Granger Fire Department. Bring a lunch or snack. Time Out Tuesday * Brunswick - Tues., Apr. 25, 1:30 pm Tips on how to enhance your physical and mental well-being. Save Time by Prioritizing What Matters Most * Brunswick - Thurs., Apr. 27, 6:30 pm Tips and tricks to managing your time and priorities. Memory Café Buckeye - Mon., May 8, 1:00 pm Socialization and support for care partners and those living with memory loss or mild cognitive impairment. Chair Yoga Buckeye - Thurs., May 18, 6:30 pm Improve flexibility, concentration, and strength, while boosting your mood and reducing stress. mcdl.info/Health
Art Shows mcdl.info/Art 18 Medina Library B. Smith Gallery 19th Annual Aquarius Exhibition Jan. 30 - Mar. 5 - View Medina County Art League members’ works in this popular show. Teen Juried Art Competition & Scholarship Show Mar. 13 - Apr. 9 - View the works of student artists. Reception - Wed., Mar. 15, 6:00 pm Call for Entries - Mar. 1-8 MCDL will award prizes in categories: grades 6-8 and 9-12. Medina County Art League will award scholarships to graduating seniors continuing their art education in college. For entry details, visit mcdl.info/art. MCDL Staff Art Show Apr. 17 - May 14 - View the artistic talents of the staff you know! Branching Out May 22 - June 18 - Ricky L. Williams shows his surroundings through paint, pencil, and brush strokes. Brunswick Library Student Art Shows Apr. 1-15 - Brunswick Middle School Apr. 16-27 - St. Ambrose School View the works of student artists from local schools. Advocacy Through Art May 8-12 - Students raise awareness about the need for tobacco and nicotine policy change. Sponsored by the Medina County Health Department. Highland Library Advocacy Through Art May 15-19 - Students raise awareness about the need for tobacco and nicotine policy change. Sponsored by the Medina County Health Department. Visit the Bookmobile Pick up a schedule and events listing at any MCDL location or visit mcdl.info/Bookmobile Medina County Earth Day Festival Sat., Apr. 22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Buffalo Creek Retreat 8708 Hubbard Valley Rd., Seville Earth Day related activities, exhibits, and more! March, April, May All Library Locations Share the harvest from your garden with our seed share collection. Dry and donate seeds for next season. Special focus on native, heirloom and pollinator plants. Support for first time growers and seed savers available. mcdl.info/SeedShare SeedShare mcdl.info/MacAndCheese Mac & Cheese Drive April 1-30 All Library Locations Donate macaroni and cheese (boxes or cups) to support Feeding Medina County’s food bags. Please check items are not opened or expired prior to donating. Monetary donations welcome at feedingmedinacounty.org/donate. To benefit:
Connect with us of Medina County District Library FRIENDS Friends Book Sales & Fundraisers Support Youth Literacy in Medina County Visit friendsofmcdl.info for sale updates or email email@example.com Book Sales Visit ongoing sales or donate books at any MCDL location. Medina Library Tues. - Thurs., Mar. 1-30 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Beginning Apr. 4 Every Tues., 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Every Wed., 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Every Thurs., 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Brunswick Library $3 Bag Sale Sat., Mar. 4, Apr. 8, May 6 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Highland Library $3 Bag Sale May 19-20, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Lodi Library $3 Bag Sale Mar. 3-4, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Grants • David & Janice Logsdon Charitable Fund of Akron Community Foundation Thanks to our 2022 Donors The Bokom Foundation / Shawn & Kristin Spindel Diane Brasse • John & Lola Kreinheder • Justin Nagle • Judy Scaife Jonathan & Barbara Steingass • Darrell & Carolyn Waite • Amy Weills UN RUN Save the Date Sat., Sept. 23 Look for more info in the next Library Live Newsletter 19 Summer Reading • Armstrong Cable • Medina Teacher’s Association Stuart & Pat Neal • Waite Family Fund The Friends donated more than $30,000 to MCDL this year for Author and Signature events, the Summer Reading Game, and more! Volunteer at book sales and fundraisers or join the Board. Put your accounting skills to good use! The Friends are seeking a new treasurer, as the previous one retired with more than ten years of service. Email to help fill this important volunteer role! Thank You, Volunteers! We value our volunteers who donated an amazing 1,805.5 hours in 2022. Listed are student and adult volunteers who reached milestone service levels. 600+ hours Lodi - Jill Holtzapple 400+ hours Brunswick - Donna Goessler, Denise Noll 100+ hours Highland - Suzie Bukowski Brunswick - Marcia Hendricks Buckeye - Kathryn Kunz 50+ hours Brunswick - Judy Bartok, Theerthaa Krishnan, Marilyn Plitt, Danika Spieker, Kathy VanDeusen Seville - Jillian Coffey Buckeye - Andres Head Volunteer Groups Girl Scout Troop #90158 Girl Scout Troop #90388 Towslee Elementary School United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland Court Ordered Volunteers For more information about volunteering visit mcdl.info/Volunteer or ask at any public service desk.
20 Look for more information in the next Library Live Newsletter for Children & Teens May 26 - August 12 Summer Reading GAME Read books, win prizes! • mcdl.info/SummerReading Locations Medina Library 210 South Broadway Street Medina, OH 44256 330-725-0588 x5017 for Family History & Learning Center Brunswick Library 3649 Center Road Brunswick, OH 44212 330-273-4150 Buckeye Library 6625 Wolff Road Medina, OH 44256 330-725-4415 Highland Library 4160 Ridge Road Medina, OH 44256 330-278-4271 330-239-2674 Lodi Library 635 Wooster Street Lodi, OH 44254 330-948-1885 Seville Library 45 Center Street Seville, OH 44273 330-769-2852 Bookmobile/ Outreach 330-722-2590 Hours Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday (through May 21) 1:00 - 5:00 pm Medina & Brunswick only Connect with us Medina County District Library 2023 Board of Trustees Dr. Maria Griffiths, President • William Koran, Vice President • Caleb Parker, Secretary Ryan Carlson • Mark Krosse • Brian Harr • Jill McGarr 3/1 Medina County District Libraries will be closed: Apr. 9, May 14, 29 10:00 am Fun with Music Izz Groovy 10:40 am Interactive storytelling with Lindsay Bonilla 11:45 am Stellar Acrobatic Dance Academy 12:40 pm Move to the beat of Samba Joia 1:20 pm Listen to the Ukrainian Bandura mcdl.info/InternationalFest Sat., Apr. 15, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Brunswick Library Enjoy crafts, face painting, games, and more. International Fest mcdl.info/OnlineLearning Online Learning • Northstar Digital Literacy Test your computer skills and earn certificates. Proctoring available. • LearningExpress Library Practice tests for nursing, real estate, law enforcement, US citizenship, civil service, and more • LinkedIn Learning Video tutorials for career training Need help getting started? Try MCDL Academy MCDL has helpful video tutorials to get you started. In minutes, learn to sign up for and use online resources.