Sunday announcements, library, June 8

Teen reading program to start

The kick-off to the teen summer reading program is 5-6 p.m. Monday with a Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off Party at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Participants can learn about the program and view the prizes and refreshments are to be provided.

Reading program starts with magic

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Fizz, Boom, Bam! It’s Magic!” at 4 p.m. Monday in the Adult Reading room.

The program is to kick off the junior summer reading program with Gordon the magician.

For more information or a list of other special events, call (419) 447-3751 or visit

Library offers early literacy program

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Bouncing Babies” at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is to take the place of “Babies and Books” and is to feature stories, rhymes, songs, and finger plays.

Parents or caregivers and babies, ages birth to 18 months, can sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 or email

T-SPL hosts teen writing contest

As part of the teen summer reading program, “Spark a Reaction,” the department is to begin a teen writing contest beginning Wednesday at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Participants are to write a poem of at least four stanzas or a short story of at least 500 words on the theme of “spark a reaction.”

Entries are due June 23.

The contest is open to teens in grades 6 through 12. Prizes to be awarded are for first $20, second $15, and third $10 in each age category.

Winners can read their work at the Open Mic Night at 6 p.m. June 25.

Teen summer reading event set

The teen department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the teen summer reading program, “Mad Scientist Laboratory” 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Frost Kalnow room.

Tiffin Columbian science teacher, Justin Depinet, is to demonstrate science experiments with dry ice, liquid nitrogen, fire extinguishers, a Van de Graaf Generator, a swinging bowling ball, flying helium fish and a bed of nails.

The event is for teens entering grade 6 through 12.

To register, call (419) 447-3751 or on the event calendar at

Oils for summer

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the program “Surviving Summer with Oils” at 6:30 p.m. June 12 in the Frost Kalnow room.

Bev Martin is to teach participants how to use essential oils for bee stings, bug bites, cuts, scrapes, bruises and sore muscles.

To register, call (419) 447-3751.

T-SPL joins national reading program

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to participate in the 2014 Big Library Read program.

Library card holders can download eBook and audiobook versions of “A Pedigree to Die For,” by Laurien Berenson through June 18 by visiting

For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

Next date for Lego Saturday

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Lego Saturday 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Frost Kalnow room.

The program is for all ages. The theme for June is “design a Lego Maze.”

For more information, call (419) 4473751.

Teen Lego contest

The teen department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the program, “Teen Lego Mania” 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday in the frost Kalnow room.

The program is part of the teen summer reading program, “Spark a Reaction.”

Teens entering grades 6 through 12 are to build their own Lego creation in 30 minutes or less.

Door prizes are to be available and participant can vote on the most creative entry.

Library appoints adult services chief

Trinity Lescallett has been appointed to the adult services manager position at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library May 19.

Lescallett of Republic has a bachelor’s degree in English and education from Denison University a master’s in sports administration from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in library and information science from Kent State University.

Bellevue kicks off summer reading

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to kick off its summer reading program with balloons, crafts, and temporary tattoos 9 a.m.-noon, a puppet show at 11 a.m. and “Fizz Boom: Fun Science Experiments” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information or to register, call (419) 483-0422.

Program to teach saving money

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library is to offer “Living Green/Saving Green,” at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The program is for children ages kindergarten through second grade. Participants are to learn how to be environmentally friendly while saving money.

To register, call (419) 483-0422.

Children’s book club to meet at Bellevue

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Public Library’s Rappin’ Readers are to meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The book club is for children ages nine through 12. Pizza and soft drinks are to be provided.

The next title is “Tom’s Midnight Garden” by Philippa Pearce.

Yarn Club to meet Saturday at library

BELLEVUE – The Yarn Club is to meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bellevue Public Library.

The program is for experienced people interested in knitting, crocheting or sewing.

Storytime featured at Bellevue library

BELLEVUE – The Bellevue Public Library’s storytime series is to begin at 7 p.m. June 16. Events continue Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

To register, call (419) 483-0422.

Adult book club to meet June 17

BELLEVUE – The adult book discussion group is to meet at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Bellevue Public Library.

The next title to be discussed is “The Light Between Oceans,’ by M.L. Stedman.

Come play bingo and hear stories

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Public Library’s program, “Bingo and a Book” is at 4:30 p.m. June 19.

The program is for children ages 6-8. Participants can play bingo, win prizes and hear stories.

Learn about insects at Bellevue

BELLEVUE – Debbie Haubert, naturalist with the Sandusky County Park District, is to present “Bugology” at 6 p.m. June 19 at the Bellevue Public Library.

Early reading program at MCL

SYCAMORE – The Mohawk Community Library is to feature its 1,000 Book program to help in early childhood reading.

Participants are to read 1,000 books before kindergarten.

Participants who have read 300 are Sean Roby, Alivia Ritzler and Aubrey Ritzler. Participants who have read 200 are Kolton Wood and Kynlee Wood.

For more information, contact the library at (419) 927-2407.

New titles introduced at MCL

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Community Library is to introduce new non-fiction and fiction titles into circulation from authors Ben Carson, Kip & Mona Lisa Harding, Editors of Cool Springs Press, Clive Cussler, Larry McMurtry, Emily march, Kat Martin, Susan Mallery, Jane Graves and Linda Lael Miller.

Build your own robot contest

SYCAMORE – Gather up any empty cans and build your own Can-Do Robot Monday-Saturday at Mohawk Community Library.

Voting for the best Can-Do Robot is June 16 through June 21. Winners are to be posted June 23.

Ghost hunters to visit Sycamore

SYCAMORE – The Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits are to visit Mohawk Community Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The team have been featured on the Animal Planet series “The Haunted” and Biography Channel series “My Ghosts Stories” and the History Channel.

With more than 300 cases to date, the team is talk about their work and share with the audience on how to conduct their own investigations.

A night of humor

SYCAMORE – Kim Mohr is to feature a Night Of Humor at 6:30 p.m. June 17 at the Mohawk Community Library.

Gaseous good time

SYCAMORE – The Kidz Klub is to learn about gas at 6 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mohawk Community Library.

The group is to play a guessing game and learn how gas can shoot off a rocket.

Science-themed meal set at MCL

SYCAMORE – The Kool Kidz are to have a science-themed meal at 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday at Mohawk Community Library.

Some dishes featured are Madame Curie’s Brew, Newton’s Apple, Salk’s Nectar and Ben’s Lighting Rod.

To register, call (419) 927-2407.

Play with your food

SYCAMORE – The Kids Klub is to experiment with food 10-11 a.m. Friday.