Teacher Gift Idea

Are you looking for a unique teacher gift idea? If so, have you considered a donation to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in honor of your child's teacher? Imagination library provides free books to children in Miami County from birth to age 5. For more information, please contact the Troy-Miami County Public Library at (937) 339-0502 ext. 121.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library will sponsor its spring book sale Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 North County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio. Sale times are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.

A members-only preview night will be held 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, during which time NEW memberships may be purchased.

Admission is free. Most adult books are 50 cents each and children's and young adult books are 25 cents each. Specials, some books, videocassettes, CDs, collectibles, and miscellaneous items are individually priced. Sunday is $1 per bag with specials at half price.

Proceeds from the event are used for Summer Reading Club, literacy efforts and special purchases for the library. For additional information, call (937) 339-0502.

The Big Read

The Big Read bannerThe Big Read is an annual celebration of reading and conversation in the Miami Valley. Participants are invited to read “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline then join in discussions taking place March 6-April 16. You can check out the book at the library.

Join us for “Searching for Birth Relatives” at the Local History Library. This free program is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29; learn how to search for birth parents, relatives, and children who have been adopted using the tools and databases available at the Local History Library. The Local History Library is located at 100 West Main Street in Troy, Ohio.

The “Orphan Train” book discussion, at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5; join us for a lively discussion! The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 West Main Street in Troy, Ohio.

Please visit bigread.org for more information or call 937-339-0502 ext. 117.

Character Breakfast Fundraiser Tickets

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library logo

There are a limited number tickets available for the Character Breakfast benefiting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Miami County. The buffet breakfast will be held from 9-11 a.m. March 12 at the Fort Piqua Plaza Ballroom and is being catered by Mrs. B’s.  Children will be able to interact with the story book characters and will also be able to visit with the Piqua, Tipp City, West Milton, and Bradford mayors who will read stories to them. This story book character breakfast will delight children of all ages and will benefit all Miami County children enrolled in the program.

If you are in interested in purchasing tickets please call 339-0502. Tickets are $25 per person and are available for presale purchase only. Tickets will not be sold at the event. The purchase of the ticket will provide books for one child in the Imagination Library program for one year—a total of 12 books.

Bookmobile Off Road

The bookmobile will be off the road indefinitely, for repairs. We will post new information as it is received. Some deliveries are being done with staff vehicles. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah, in the Outreach Department, at 937-339-0502 ext. 114.

Partners in Hope Traveling Art on display at Troy-Miami County Public Library

Partners in Hope Traveling Art on display at Troy-Miami County Public LibraryStop in to see the Partners in Hope Traveling Art display at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, shown through the last week of January. The artwork displays how children and adults feel about poverty in three stages: past, present, and future. It shows their feelings as they go through “Getting Ahead” a Partners in Hope education program.

The Results Are In! Imagination Library is a Success!

This fall, Troy-Miami County Public Library surveyed parents of children enrolled in Imagination Library. The responses were overwhelming and re-affirm the positive outcomes of this program. This is what parents have to say about Imagination Library in Miami County. 

Since joining Imagination Library:

·  98 % say their child is more interested in reading

·  90 % say they spend more quality time together as a family

·  96 % say they feel their child will be more prepared for school

·  53 % read to their child more than 1 time/day, a 27 % increase

What Parents are Saying:

· “I know for me, I didn't like to read. She seems to enjoy it, and I'm hoping it sticks with her. Reading was my worst subject growing up, so I'm trying to make sure it's not hers too!”

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