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Halloween Party Thank You's


Two ghosts, a bat, and a jack-o-lantern in front of a moon.Bliss Memorial Public Library had it's annual Halloween Party Saturday October 4th from 1:00-4:00p.m. at the Bloomville Fire Department. The Bloomville Lions Club provided donuts and apple cider as well as a hayride. Due to weather conditions, the castle bounce house from Jumpers Wild had to be cancelled. There were games to play, a simple craft to make, and Halloween stories to share. This free event was for children up through 4th grade.

We would like to thank the Bloomville Fire Department and Bloom Township for use of their building as well as their help setting up and tearing down, the Bloomville Lions Club for donuts and apple cider, Merv Wilhelm for giving hayrides on a chilly day, Hempy Water for sponsorship of the bounce house from Jumpers Wild, Sandy Shook for donating games to play, Nate Blaser, Joe Kelbley, Jacob Hacker, Dave Walters, Bob and Elaine Levans, Mike Widman, Tobie Hickman, Travis Norville, Jacob Maxhimer, Eddie Pletcher Jr., Linda Adams, Carlene and Denise Fredritz, Mary Harpster, Sandy Kuntz, Deb Kagy, Jane Lewis, and Beth and Cory Fry for helping with games, crafts, and food.

We would also like to thank the following for monetary donations to the Halloween Party: Gerald and Nancy Smoot, Alice Hamilton, American Legion Auxillary Caufield Unit 434, and Doris Behm.

Without everyone's help the Halloween Party would not have been such a success. Thank you to everyone who helped, we greatly appreciate it!


Crime Prevention Officer Slated To Speak

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Senior Advocate Fraud Education (SAFE) Toolkit

Bloomville Police Department's crime prevention officer is scheduled to present a program geared toward seniors and their families at Bliss Memorial Public Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday November 3rd. The program is free and open to the public. Ron Craig will discuss scams that are currently hitting the area, targeting seniors who too often fall victim to such fraud. "It is absolutely incredible how much money seniors lose every year," Craig said, "because they are so trusting in nature, falling for these scams."

Keeping Kid's Healthy with Essential Oils

Essential oils along with an orange and nuts sitting on a table.


Beverly Martin will be presenting the program "Keeping Kid's Healthy with Essential Oils" Monday October 27th in the W.E. Bliss Foundation Research Library at Bliss Memorial Public Library. The presentation is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Fall Toddler Time

Toddler with glasses holding a book.Toddler Time is for children ages 1-3 and their parents or guardians. Toddler Time begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and  includes playtime, songs, stories, and a craft.  Programs last around 45 minutes and are free. To register you child or children please visit us or call 419-983-4675. Please see list of programs below:

October 22 = No Toddler Time

October 29 = BOO to You!

November 5 = Silly Animals!

November 12 = Fishy, Fishy in the Tank!

November 19 = I'm Thankful For...

Fun Nights!

Lots of craft supplies spread out.


Children in grades K-4 are welcome to come to the library at 6:30 p.m. for a little fun.  Activities include a snack, stories, games, and a craft. Programs last around an hour and are free. Please see list of programs below:

November 10 = Being Thankful

December 8 = Happy Holidays

Welcome to Storytime!

Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger looking at a book.Storytime is for children ages 3-5 and includes playtime, songs, stories, flannelboard activities, and a craft. Programs are on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.. Programs last around an hour and are free. To register you child or children please visit us or call 419-983-4675. Please see list of programs below:

October 28 = A Ghostly Good Time

November 4 = Hug Your Bear ( Everyone is welcome to bring your favorite bear! )

November 11 = No Storytime ( Closed for Veteran's Day )

November 18 = A-A-A-Choo!

November 25 = If You're Thankful and You Know It

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 Now 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.

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