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Bees have to move very fast to stay still

And Tom Kier will tell you all about bees on Saturday at the library

If you missed Tom Kier's presentation on beekeeping in April, you're in luck.

Tom gives a repeat performance at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at the Ada Public Library, durings its summer reading program.

The Icon discovered that when Tom retired in 2016, he had a few things on his bucket list. The former associate dean of ONU’s College of Pharmacy wanted to  pursue an interest in beekeeping.

“Bees are fascinating creatures, said Kier, but then I’ve always been sort of a science geek.” 

Now starting his third summer tending honey bees, he will share his knowledge with aspiring beekeepers in a presentation at the library.

Drummunity returns to Ada Wednesday

Part of the library's summer reading program

By popular demand, Drummunity returns to Ada at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, at First United Methodist Church.

The return visit is part of this summer's Ada Public Library's reading program. Drummunity, based in Ann Arbor performed at last year's Harvest and Herb Festival. Lori Fithian is the director.

Universe of stories this summer at the library

Summer reading kickoff Saturday 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of Ada Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program.

The adventure blasts off with a huge sign-up party on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Be sure to moonwalk on over to this interstellar event at the library.

Bagpipers, steel drum musicians, performers on stilts, a clown creating out-of-this-world balloons, farm animal petting zoo, touch-a-truck emergency service and farm vehicles (if available) and a Friends of the Library Used Book sale of galactic proportion are ready to launch!

Ada Public Library asking for donated items for summer reading program

Ada Public Library is prepping for their summer reading program - a Universe of Stories. The library is requesting donations of items to aid in summer reading projects. Items are listed below:

  • paper towel rolls
  • toilet paper rolls
  • 2 litre bottles
  • 20 oz. bottles
  • Gatorade bottles
  • empty yogurt cups
  • cardboard boxes
  • packing peanuts
  • bubble wrap
  • cookie cutters (any shape - metal or plastic)

The library thanks the community for their support.

Public library introduces Student Library Cards

It's all about encouraging summer reading

The Ada Public Library is introducing Student Library Cards this month.

The cards allow children who do not already have a Juvenile card to check out books.

Student Card holders may check out up to five items and will be fine free. They will not be charged late fees or overdue fines. Any overdue or lost items will have to be returned or replaced, but, no late or overdue fees will accrue. 

The goal of this new program is to encourage more youngsters to come and check out the library. The summer reading program kicks off at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1.

Public Library host site on Wednesday

In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio

Ada Public Library is a host site for an In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio and OhioMeansJobs.

The library will host the jobs event from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, according to Rhett Grant, library director.

“We are excited to host In-Demand Jobs week because it allows us to share resources available for career pathways to work for job seekers” said John Folk, Director of Hardin County Job and Family Services.

Hardin County is hosting several events to spread the word that many good-paying jobs are available locally in Healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, truck driving, and construction workers. 

In-Demand Jobs Week Schedule: