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Ada Library Building Committee Meeting

Just a reminder that there is a meeting of the Ada Public Library Building Committee tonight at 6p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room.

Want to have a successful party? Invite a pigeon!

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman

If you ever want to have a successful party for young children, throw a Pigeon Party That's exactly what the Ada Public Library did Friday afternoon.

In this photo, youngsters listen to Natalie Walton read one of Mo Willems' books. The kids found out why pigeons don't drive busses.

At the party, the children enjoyed crafts, games, a treasure hunt, and snacks. The smiles on the youngsters' faces proved the party's success.

AmeriCorps Week is a great time to meet Max at the library

It's AmeriCorps Week and the Ada Public Library is in celebration mode.

"We are grateful for Max Gauthier, Guiding Ohio Online/AmeriCorps volunteers at the Ada Public Library," Amanda Bennett, library administrator, told The Icon.

"Max is available to help you with your tech needs from now until August, available between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. For an appointment for one-on-one help, call the library at 419-634-5246," she said.

Just some examples of what Max can do: Microsoft Office questions, assistance with job search and application, setting up a device for e-books, and many more things.

It's a Mo Willems' Pigeon party Friday at the library

What are plans on Friday afternoon?

The Ada Public Library invites all Icon viewers to a program of Mo Willem's Pigeon inspired snacks and crafts.

The fun starts at 3:30 p.m. and its open to the public. 

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Flashback in time: The Civilian Conservation Corps comes to Ada

By Monty Siekerman

Amanda Bennett, director of the Ada Public Library, meets with Bill Jamerson prior to his presentation about the Civilian Conservation Corps on Wednesday at the library.

Jamerson, dressed in the uniform of a CCC member, said the corps around the Ada area mostly helped farmers.

They dug drainage ditches (for which there are many), built small bridges at crossroads, dug ponds, built dams, erected outhouses, and taught farmers about soil conservation.

Library day in Ada

Here's how you do it..cover letters with yarn.

These librarians are learning different ways to engage teens in library activities at a conference hosted Friday by the Ada Public Library and held at the nearby United Methodist Church.

From left are Esther Birkey, Bluffton Public Library; Nicole Katz, Lorain Public Library; Natalie Walton, Ada Public Library. Fifty librarians shared ideas about their programs for teens. (Monty Siekerman photo)