On Dec. 10, the Kentucky Supreme Court let stand the decision of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Read more
This fall, our Film Club began work on a movie to show at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Holiday Open House.
Members chose a script, developed storyboards, designed sets and props and acted in the final film.
Click below to see the finished film, “Twas the Night Before The Night Before Christmas.”
There’s a new boss in town at the Cold Spring Branch’s Circulation Desk.
Former Carrico/Fort Thomas Reference Assistant Anne Fertitta has joined the Cold Spring team as Circulation Supervisor following the recent retirement of Pat Wade.
Anne has been with CCPL for 3.5 years and previously worked as a school librarian in New Jersey and as a genetic science medical technician.
Anne is excited to get to know the Cold Spring staff and patrons.
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The books and films aren’t the only interesting things in the Campbell County Public Library. Our people are truly our best resource. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to Marsha Nelson.
Marsha is a mother, flautist and blacksmith who delivers library materials and mail between our branches Monday through Friday. Marsha says her love of the library began at a very young age, “when my mother worked in Newport, I would sometimes go visit when I had a day off school. I’d hop on the bus and visit her at her office. We were only a block away from the Newport Public Library. We’d go down and visit the Newport Public Library, which was the biggest treat in the world.”
Marsha started with the Library in 2007 as a page at our Newport Branch. When the Library’s courier Bob Small retired in 2010, Marsha jumped at the chance, “it just looked like fun! Bob got to come in, carrying crates, and saying ‘hi’ to everyone.” Marsha has been hauling crates and spreading sunshine ever since.
When she’s not working at the Library, you can find Marsha crafting traditional iron hinges, gates and latches for the Ohio-based Workshops of David T. Smith. Marsha says her passion for this uncommon trade began with a book, “I was senior in high school. I read “Trinity” by Leon Uris and that book very accurately describes the work of an Irish blacksmith and it just intrigued me. At the same time, blacksmithing was going through a renaissance in this country.”
Marsha trained in horseshoeing and modern welding, but all she every really wanted to do was forge. She earned an apprenticeship at the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, Ohio worked there for a year. That cemented her desire to do only traditional ironwork.
Marsha and her husband, local musician Kyle Meadows, live in Campbell County. Their son, Doug, is majoring in Business at Berea College.
Marsha says her favorite thing about working in the Library is the people, “Everyone is so nice. I can’t emphasize that enough. People are helpful, people work as a team.”
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The holidays are a special time at your library. We have 39 times to celebrate the season at your library. Read more
If you are a Cold Spring Branch patron, you may have noticed the large tree that is situated near the item return.
During the fall, that tree puts on an explosive show of color before dropping all of its leaves for winter. Enjoy the show with this quick video.
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Wednesday, November 18 is a great day to celebrate why you love your library with High-Five a Librarian Day.
This day is the brainchild of Cincinnati librarian and EveryLibrary Artist-In-Residence Steve Kemble.
This day is easy to celebrate. Simply high-five any of our staffers on Wednesday, November 18, and share with them why you love your library and the work they do.
If you want to share your passion with your friends, say you’ll be there on Facebook.
Fist bumps are also welcome.
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This is Cam’s first ever holiday season here at the Library. He decided to celebrate with these super-fun activity sheets.
Next time you are in our Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch, stop by the children’s area to meet our branch pet, Fiddle.
This is a fun and easy craft. There is very little mess as this project needs no paint, and very little glue!
To create a one-of-a-kind Rudolph ornament, you will need the following materials:
- Clear glass or plastic ball ornament
- Shredded brown paper
- Red pom
- Wiggle eyes
- Brown pipe cleaner
- Yarn or string
- Dow rod for stuffing (optional)
Fill ornament with shredded brown paper, or try another color for a personalized effect.
Glue wiggle eyes and pom to the ornament. Exercise caution in this step as ornaments tend to break easily.
When working with younger crafters, make sure they don’t press down too hard on the eyes or nose.
Make antlers out of pipe cleaner. Cut a 12-inch pipe cleaner into one 6 inch piece and two 3 inch pieces.
Use the 6-inch piece as the “base” of the antlers and use the shorter segments to make the horns.
Make a hanger by tying a loop of yarn or string to the top of the ornament.