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Letter to the Icon: Library response to pandemic

We have been loyal members of the library programs at the Ada Library for almost a decade. Each year we wait, with anticipation, for the annual summer reading program to begin with the inclusion of weekly programming, book challenges and numerous activities for children of all ages and adults.

In March of 2020, a time most of us will remember as the month the world launched into a global pandemic, I began my first term with the honor of becoming a Board Member for the Ada Public Library.

Letter: To the voters of Ada

To the Voters of Ada:

After listening to and reading messages from the school board candidates a couple things were very clear to me.  Almost none of them went straight to the source for their information. Only one could say that she regularly attended school board meetings, or spoke to the superintendent and the treasurer in one-on-one meetings about how things run on daily basis.    I spoke with that candidate and she expressed how both the superintendent and treasurer willingly answered her questions openly and honestly to the extent that they did not violate any privacy matters.

I can’t help but wonder...

Letter to the Icon: Treasure on Main Street

Letter to Ada Icon readers:

If you have a minute, I want to tell you about a treasure that is on Main Street in Ada, Ohio. That treasure is available to all residents, all ages, all incomes, all nationalities and races. This treasure is The Ada Public Library.  

Letter to Ada Voters

To Ada Voters: 

A while back I called the local library to confirm the “tween waffle” night details.  I accidentally called the public library in Ada, Oklahoma instead of our Ada. Needless to say, the Okie was so confused. Quickly, I realized my mistake and said as much. However, that Oklahoman librarian stayed on the line and wanted to hear more details--More details about a regular event at the library for tweens in Ada, Ohio.  The Oklahoman said that tween waffle night sure did sound interesting and mentioned how lucky we were to have such an awesome library.  I could not have agreed any more with that stranger!

Letter to the Icon: Thank you to McGuffey supporters

The McGuffey Memories Historical Society submitted the follow letter thanking participants in the August 28 celebration of McGuffey's 125th anniversary.

The Ada VFW  started our festivities with raising the flag and honoring lost soldiers.  We were located in the USV school parking lot. The USV teacher’s union created games for the children.  We had  a pet photo contest,  a children’s train, face-painting by CEF,  goats to pet, and 4 bounce houses. McGuffey Church of Christ provided free ice cream and McGuffey Freewill Baptist provided free juice and water for the children.