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      Teens-Monopoly Marathon
                                     Peter Fletcher-Classical Guitarist
                                   Peter has performed in many venues throughout
                                   the United States. He performed at Carnegie
                                   Hall in February of 2007 and March of 2009.




                                       In this issue. . . . . .
                                    Classical Guitarist Concert

                                “Bookworm” the Summer Reading
                                  Program for children, teens and
                                              adults.

     Bookworm-Kick-off
                                                          July, August and September Newsletter 2009

From the Director. . . .
Thanks to a group of core library supporters including Friends of the Library, current employees, retired employees, and
Library Board members, the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library is very close to establishing an endowment
fund that will benefit the library in the very long term. During the current world financial crisis, it’s very hard to focus
on long term financial health. However, this group of dedicated library supporters, choosing to establish the Library
Fund for Ross County administered by the Columbus Foundation, have reached 92% of the initial goal of $10,000. Do-
nations to date have been mostly small gifts and funds raised from the Friends’/Employees book sale and bake sale.

By its establishment within the Columbus Foundation, the Library Fund for Ross County will benefit from the Founda-
tion’s long history of philanthropy and good financial management, as well as the products, services, and stability that
make it attractive to potential donors. Donations or memorial gifts may be written to the Columbus Foundation with
“Library Fund for Ross County” in the memo line of a check or specified in an estate, and may be mailed to the Library
at Box 185, Chillicothe OH 45601, to the attention of Nan Clary. Once the $10,000 goal is reached, the Fund will be
established; after that, donations and memorial gifts will add to the Library Fund until it reaches the point where distri-
butions can be made to support library operations and programs that benefit library users.

By this time regular library users know that the library has also embarked on a concentrated effort to reduce its current
operating expenses. These changes, some temporary and some longer term, include dramatic cuts in purchase of new
books and other materials, a 10% reduction in hours and salaries for most staff, dropping Sunday hours for the foresee-
able future, and curtailment of much other discretionary spending including some supplies and maintenance items. The
library expects at this time to see about a 20% reduction in revenue from the state in Calendar Year 2009 compared to
2008. The library has a hiring freeze and a modest retirement incentive plan in place, and is gradually shedding posi-
tions by attrition. By the beginning of the next budget year in January 2010 our goal is to have reduced our operating
expenses on an ongoing basis sufficient to weather the next biennium of expected reductions in state revenue.

The library now has three nonprofit partners in utilizing the former Central Elementary School. Discovery Garden, a
program of Job and Family Services, is a long-running child development and guided play group which meets on Thurs-
day mornings during the school year at Central; during the summer the group meets in Yoctangee Park. Beginning July
1, ABLE/GED will begin to hold classes in the front portion of the Central building closest to Sixth Street. Both groups
rent the space, but the library also regards them as partners whose mission dovetails with the library’s own mission of
service and education for all.

The third partner will be the Farmers Market, which will be holding mid-week markets on Tuesday afternoons from 4-6
p.m., beginning July 14 on the Central parking lot. The library will provide space for the market and customer parking,
and welcomes all Farmers Market customers into the Main Library building as well.

Finally, a reminder that the library will also be using the Central site for the free outdoor family movies on Friday nights
beginning July 10th. The movies will be in the grassy space between Main and Central; in case of rain the movie will be
held inside Central. First up on July 10 is “Wall-E”; movies begin around 9 p.m., at dusk.




Friends of the Library Sponsor Classical Guitarist
Classical guitarist, Peter Fletcher, will perform for the fourth time at the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library on
Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. The concert will be held at the former Central School, 40 West Fifth Street.

The concert is free but we will have donation cans throughout the area. The proceeds from the donations will go toward
the Library’s Endowment Fund through the Columbus Foundation. We must have $10,000 to begin the fund and we are
now at 92%. The money must be raised through donations. This money will be used for operation of the library system.

The Friends of the Library will serve an assortment of desserts at the conclusion of the concert.
July                   ***********************************
Wednesday, July 1               Tuesday, July 14                Tuesday, July 21                Saturday, July 25
Pre-school Bookworm             Pre-school Bookworm             Pre-school Bookworm             Last Day to Finish Bookworm
Storytime-2:30 p.m.-Main        Storytime-2:00 p.m.             Storytime-10:30 a.m.-Main
************************        Kingston                                                        Saturday, July 25
Monday, July 6                                                  Tuesday, July 21                Pre-school Bookworm
                                Tuesday, July 14
Family Craft-2:00 p.m.                                          Main Library Parking Lot-       Storytime-3:00 p.m.
                                Coupon Program, 6-7 p.m.
Richmond Dale                                                   Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m.        South Salem
                                South Salem
************************                                        ************************
Tuesday, July 7                                                 Wednesday, July 22              Saturday, July 25
                                Tuesday, July 14
Pre-school Bookworm                                             Pre-school Bookworm             FREE Computer Class-Online
                                Main Library Parking Lot-
Storytime-10:30 a.m.-Main                                       Storytime-10:30 a.m.            Genealogy Resources-10:00 a.m.
                                Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m.
************************                                        Northside                       Introduction to Word
                                ************************
Wednesday, July 8                                                                               Processing-1:30 p.m.-Northside
                                Wednesday, July 15              Wednesday, July 22
Pre-school Bookworm                                                                             ************************
                                Pre-school Bookworm             FREE Computer Class-
Storytime-10:30 a.m.                                                                            Tuesday, July 28
                                Storytime-2:30 p.m.-Main        Resume & Career Resources-
Northside                                                                                       Main Library Parking Lot
                                                                2:00 p.m.
************************        Wednesday, July 15                                              Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m.
                                                                Introduction to the Internet-
Friday, July 10                 School-age Craft-Make Your                                      ************************
                                                                6:00 p.m.-Northside
Outdoor Family Movie,           Own Mask-4:00 p.m.                                              Wednesday, July 29
                                                                ************************
“WALL-E”- 9:00 p.m.             Frankfort                                                       “The Last Hurrah”, Bookworm
                                                                Thursday, July 23
Behind Main                                                                                     Final Party-1:00-3:00 p.m.
                                Wednesday, July 15              Family Movie Night-
************************                                                                        Northside
                                School-age Craft-3:30 p.m.      “Velveteen Rabbit”-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 11                                                                               ************************
                                Paxton (Bainbridge)             South Salem
Pre-school Bookworm                                                                             Friday, July 31
                                ************************        ************************
Storytime-3:00 p.m.                                                                             Outdoor Family Movie,
                                Thursday, July 16               Friday, July 24
South Salem                                                                                     “Bolt”-9:00 p.m.-Behind Main
                                School-age Craft: “Paint Our    VolunTeen Party-1:00 p.m.
************************
                                Town”-6:00 p.m.                 Northside
Monday, July 13
                                South Salem
Game Night for Teens                                            Friday, July 24
                                ************************
5:00-7:00 p.m.-Kingston                                         Outdoor Family Movie, “The
                                Friday, July 17
************************                                        Tale of Despereaux”-9:00 p.m.
                                Outdoor Family Movie,
Tuesday, July 14                                                Behind Main
                                “Wallace & Grommit: Curse
Pre-school Bookworm                                             ************************
                                of the Were Rabbit”-9:00 p.m.
Storytime-2:30 p.m.-Northside
                                Behind Main


August                          *********************************
                                Wednesday, August 19
All month-“Show Us Your
                                FREE Computer Class-Using
Pet”-Bring a picture of your
                                Library Computers-2:00 p.m.
pet-Richmond Dale
                                Introduction to Word
*************************
                                Processing-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 1
                                Northside
Children’s Storytime, 3 p.m.
                                *************************
South Salem
                                Saturday, August 22
************************
                                FREE Computer Class-
Tuesday, August 11
                                Resume & Career Resources-
Coupon Program, 6-7 p.m.
                                10:00 a.m.
South Salem
                                Introduction to the Internet-
************************
                                1:30 p.m.-Northside
Monday, August 17
Teen Anime Club-6:00 p.m.       Saturday, August 22
Northside                       Children’s Storytime, 3 p.m.
                                South Salem
Monday, August 17               ************************
Movie Night & Back to School
Party, 5-7 p.m.
Kingston
************************
September                            *******************************
Wednesday, September 2         Tuesday, September 15      Wednesday, September 23        Monday, September 28
Pre-school Storytime-          Teen Advisory Board        Pre-K Adventure Storytime      Pre-school Storytime-6:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.-Frankfort            6:00 p.m.-Northside        10:15 a.m.-Northside           Richmond Dale
************************       ************************                                  ************************
                                                          Wednesday, September 23
Monday, September 7            Wednesday, September 16                                   Tuesday, September 29
                                                          Pre-school Storytime-
Labor Day-All Libraries        Pre-school Storytime                                      Tales for Toddlers
                                                          4:30 p.m.-Frankfort
Closed                         10:00 a.m.-Main                                           Storytime, 10:15 &
************************                                 Wednesday, September 23         11:00 a.m.-Northside
                               Wednesday, September 16
Tuesday, September 8                                     FREE Computer Class-Online      ************************
                               Pre-K Adventure Storytime
Coupon Program, 6-7 p.m.                                 Genealogy Resources-2:00 p.m.   Wednesday, September 30
                               10:15 a.m.-Northsdie
South Salem                                              Introduction to the Internet    Pre-school Storytime
************************                                 6:00 p.m.-Northside             10:00 a.m.-Main
                               Wednesday, September 16
Friday, September 11                                     ************************
                               Pre-school Storytime-                                     Wednesday, September 30
Southern Ohio Storytelling                               Saturday, September 26
                               4:30 p.m.-Frankfort                                       Pre-K Adventure Storytime
Music & Arts Festival                                    FREE Computer Class-Using
                               ************************                                  10:15 a.m.-Northside
Downtown Chillicothe                                     Library Computers-10:00 a.m.
                               Monday, September 21
************************                                 Resume & Career Resources-      Wednesday, September 30
                               Baby & Me Storytime
Saturday, September 12                                   1:30 p.m.-Northside             Pre-school Storytime-4:30 p.m.
                               11:00 a.m. -Northside
Southern Ohio Storytelling                                                               Frankfort
                               *********************** Saturday, August 26
Music & Arts Festival                                                                    ************************
                               Tuesday, September 22     Children’s Storytime, 3 p.m.
Downtown Chillicothe
                               Tales for Toddlers        South Salem
Saturday, September 12         Storytime-10:15 &         ************************
Children’s Storytime, 3 p.m.   11:00 a.m.-Northside      Sunday, September 27
South Salem                    *********************** Classical Guitarist Concert:
************************       Wednesday, September 23 Peter Fletcher-2:00 p.m.
Monday, September 14           Pre-school Storytime      Central School
Baby & Me Storytime            10:00 a.m.-Main           ************************
11:00 a.m.-Northside                                     Monday, September 28
***********************                                  Baby & Me Storytime
Tuesday, September 15                                    11:00 a.m.-Northside
School-age Craft-4:00 p.m.
Richmond Dale
Tuesday, September 15
Tales for Toddlers
Storytime, 10:15 &
11:00 a.m.-Northside

								
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