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Trustee opening on Ada Public Library board

Nominees must live in Ada school district

The Ada Public Library Board of Trustees seeks nominations to fill an open seat on the board, according to Rhett Grant, library director.

Trustees must live in the Ada Public Library District (same as the Ada School District) and be able to attend board meetings at 9 a.m. on the third Monday of each month.

"Trustees should have an interest in the library, a willingness to serve, and a desire to help ensure that the library is able to offer the best possible services and resources to the Ada community," he said.

Authors, movie stars visit Ada residents

Homebound Delivery Program makes materials available to Ada residents who aren’t able to visit the library

By Barbara Lockard
Imagine getting a visit from author James Patterson, or welcoming Brad Pitt into your home!  

Thanks to the Ada Public Library, countless authors and actors are available through their books and movies and even “escorted” right to your front door!

The library’s Homebound Delivery Program makes materials available to Ada residents who aren’t able to visit the library, yet want to check out books, CDs and DVDs.  Library Director Rhett Grant delivers the materials and will help select topics of interest or honor requests for certain authors and genres.  Participants can keep the items for a month and there are no late fees.

Keep calm and build gingerbread houses

No building permits required, and you can eat it when you feel like it

Welcome to my house…you can’t get in, but you can eat it.

For the seventh season Ada Public Library hosted gingerbread house building parties. This year’s two-day event attracted nearly 50 home builders, according to Natalie Walton of the library staff.

“We supplied the graham crackers, canned frosting, Christmas candy, chocolate sprinkles and shredded coconut for the snow effect,” She said, adding that there’s not much direction required once all the supplies are in front of you.

Over the seasons, the project has attracted infants to seniors. And, lots of families have joined in the construction project.

Where else can you build your house and eat it too?

(No building permits required, but you must sign up in advance)

Q: Where else can you build your house and eat it too? 

A: Ada Public Library.

And, you have two opportunities for this edible event. The Ada library holds its annual gingerbread house construction activities later this week.
• The first is from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12.
• The second is from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13.

Although there are no building permit requirements, you must sign up. All the supplies are provided. Call the library at 419-634-5246 to sign up and for additional details.

One of the easiest ways to shop local

Ada library's silent auction ends on Saturday

It's one of easiest ways to shop local for Christmas.


But, it ends on Saturday. The Ada Public Library holiday silent auction offer opportunities for all age groups and give bidders a chance to help the library.

The silent auction closes when the library locks its doors on Saturday. All proceeds support the library's summer reading program. 

There's everything from a Wilson football to books, candy, holiday decore and items that will surprise you.

Check out the photos below as proof.

She's Ada's best technical problem-solver

And, she's at the Ada Public Library each Wednesday

She is Ada's best technical problem-solver.

She's Chloe Noel and she will answer all your technical questions and resolve your toughest tech issues.

The Ada Icon is living proof, as she helped us with a phone texting issue today that had us stumped – problem solved in less than 60 seconds.

Chloe, an AmericaCorp volunteer, is at the Ada Public Library on Wednesdays. Other days of the week take her to other Hardin County libraries.

The technical trainer accepts drop-ins or you can make an appointment to resolve your issues.