Thursday, June 4, 2020

Arcanum Public Library opens

After a couple of months of being closed, the APL is open for patrons to come in a grab a great book, movie, board game, or Stem Kit to take home. The library’s hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Patrons are not required to wear masks, but the number allowed in at one time will be limited. Staff members will be wearing masks, and sanitizing items and surfaces frequently.

The library is now offering a pick-up service for anyone uncomfortable going inside. Just phone with your wish list and staff will have it available for drive up service a bit later. Call for details or to reserve reading material at 937-692-8484.

The library is pleased to announce it will still host the Summer Reading Program for patrons young and old. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story”, and the official start of the program is Monday, June 1st. There will unfortunately not be any in-library activities for the month of June, and the programming for July will be determined at a later date. There are still prizes to be earned, and take-home activities available. Registration can be done at the library or over the phone.

The APL wants to remind the community we still have plenty of seeds available in the Ivy Ester Seed Vault. There are seeds for flowers, herbs, and veggies for patrons to take home. There is no charge for the seeds, but will need to be checked out using a library card.

The annual book sale has been moved to coincide with Old Fashioned Days to be held this year in October. Exact dates for the book sale will be determined at a later date.

The library can be reached at 937-692-8484, found on Facebook and Twitter, and its website is at

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