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The Rusty Plow Donates Ohio State Memorabilia

Cardale Jones: long, Lean, and Mean!




Joe Todd, owner of The Rusty Plow, has donated a Cardale Jones framed print to The Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library. The Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library will be raffling off the Cardale Jones print, with a drawing date of September 25th. Tickets are available at the library and are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, all proceeds go to The Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library, which in turn supports the library.

Fall Toddler Time

Girl and boy clip art jumping up and down.Toddler Time is for children ages 1-3 and their parents or guardians. Toddler Time includes simple stories, flannelboards, songs, and playtime and lasts around 30-45 minutes on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.. Please visit the library or call 419-983-4675 to register. Please see list of programs below:

October 7th = Bears! Bears! Bears!

October 14th = Fishy, Fishy in the Tank

October 21st = The Cow Says Moo!

October 28th = Boo - Happy Halloween

Fall Storytime

Storytime is for children ages 3-6 and includes playtime, stories, flannelboards, songs, and a craft to go with the theme. Programs are on Tuesday nights at 6:30p.m. and last around an hour.  Please stop by the library or call 419-983-4675 to register. Please see programs below:

October 6th = A Colorful Storytime

October 13th = Shape Shake

October 20th = Changing Leaves

October 27th = It's Pumpkin Day!

Fun Nights

Eight children standing with their thumbs up in the air.

Fun Nights are for children in grades K-4 and are on Monday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Programs include a snack, craft, and games to go with the theme.  Please see schedule below:

October 19th = Halloween

November 16th = Thanksgiving

December 7th = Christmas with Monica Perry from OSS Joint Solid Waste Management District

Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library

Stack of nine books.


The Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library had their annual meeting Monday March 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the library.  The mission of the Friends is to create awareness of and appreciation for library services. All proceeds raised by the Friends are for the use of Bliss Memorial Public Library. The Friends' year runs from March to March and involves only one meeting in late March. Officers are: President Fran Fleet, Vice-President Elaine Levans, Secretary Sandy Kuntz, and Treasurer Ruth Kagy. All other involvement is on a volunteer basis. Membership dues are $2.50 for a single person and $5.00 for a family. Special donor levels are Friend from $10.00-$25.00, Patron from $26.00-$50.00, and Sponsor for over $50.00. It is easy to join the Friends. Just complete the membership form, available at the library, return the form and your dues to the library. This is just one way you can support your local library. Thank you!

Sponsor a Subscription TODAY!

Sponsoring a magazine is a wonderful way to help the library save money. All you have to do is select a magazine from the magazine list and pay for a one year subscription. A name plate will be placed on the shelf below the magazine to designate your donation. You will have the first opportunity to have the magazines when they are released for the book sale. Each year, a reminder will be sent to you if you would like to sponsor it again.

Here are the titles that are still available for sponsorship.  Contact the library for pricing details.

Research Library is Open

The W.E. Bliss Foundation Research Library is now open for those who would like to do genealogy or other local history research. It is open Monday through Friday from 11:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment only.

Cell Phone Recycling

A picture of lots of cellphones and people using themDo you have a cell phone you no longer use? Place it in the cell phone recyling box next to the eye glasses recycling box near the front door.

Bloomville School Replicas

1923 replicas of the Bloomville School are being sold by the Tiffin Alumni Association at Bliss Library for $15.00. The replica shows the school before the elementary addition was built in 1955. Many of you have the 1955 replica, so this would be an additional piece to your collection of Bloomville School memorabilia.

Beth's Picks



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Rated R Silver Linings Playbook. I just finished reading the book in a couple of days. Good read!




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Rated R Django Unchained. Looks good to me.




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Rated PG Life of Pi. I wasn't sure about this movie when I took it home but it turned out to be one of the best movies I have watched for awhile. Highly recommended! We also have the book if you would like to check it out.





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