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Pass the red icing, please

Decorating holiday cookies at the Ada Public Library on Wednesday are (from left) Kaitlyn Michael, Leah Conley, and Carmen Mancuso.

Holiday cooking and baking are a part of the holiday tradition in many homes. These youth are learning early on how to fancy up sweets for guests (and themselves).

More than one cookie got eaten during the decorating at the library...and it was fun to lick the icing off the fingers, too. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Back by popular demand! 3-d printer at Library

Frustrated that you missed seeing the 3-d printer demo at the Ada Public Library? Have no fear! Back by popular demand, we will be having one more demo on Monday, December 21st from 3-5p.m.

Stop by the Ada Public Library for a demonstration on how a 3-d printer works. Max Gauthier, Ada Public Library Guiding Ohio Online/Americorp Tech volunteer, will be available to answer questions as the printer is running.

Just a reminder that Max is also available for 30 minute or hour long sessions, once per day, three times/week, to answer any of your tech related questions! Please stop by the Library, or call 419-634-5246 to sign-up for tech time today!

Andreasen sisters give Santa their lists

Brooklyn Andreasen, 6, (left) and her sister Autumn, 9, tell Santa what they'd like for Christmas while at the Ada Public Library on Wednesday. If you haven't caught Santa recently, consider yourself a hermit because, just in the last week, he has been at ReStore, The Inn, the Depot, and the senior citizens luncheon at the school, and the library. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Welcome to the future - and it's at Ada Public Library

By Max Gauthier
Ada Public Library AmeriCorps volunteer

Imagine a world where you can pick an object and then watch it form before your very eyes. 

What if I told you this technology has been around for years and is growing more popular everyday?  All it takes is a 3D printer and a 3D model of your desired object (which can be obtained via the internet or can be made yourself using 3D modelling software) and you are on your way. 

Welcome to the future.

Feet for Fines at the Ada Public Library

Help us clothe the children of Hardin County again this year! And pay off your library fines*
while helping others!

1 pair of NEW kid’s shoes** = $5 worth of fines
1 pair NEW gloves = $5 worth of fines
1 NEW hat or scarf = $5 worth of fines
1 pair of NEW kid’s socks = $1 worth of fines
*Not eligible for lost book fees
**No flip flops, please

All of the collected items will be donated to Helping Hands, a Hardin County charity that will give the shoes and socks to local children in need.

Sponsored by ONU Women, in collaboration with The Friends of the Ada Public Library


Twinkle returns to the Ada Public library - just for the season

Guess who recently returned to the Ada Public Library.

The staff found "Twinkle" earlier this week when they arrived in the morning. Apparently he is at the Ada Public Library to wish all the patrons happy holidays.

According to Amanda Bennett, library director, you can stop in and try to find his favorite hiding spots around the library.

"Twinkle will be watching and reporting back to Santa each night, so remember to be on your best behavior when visiting," she informed the Icon