Category Archives: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

Branches open dramatic play centers

Next time you visit any of our three branches with little ones, be sure to stop by our new dramatic play centers.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of the Campbell County Public Library, all three branches are home to dramatic play centers.

Dramatic play encourages kids to work together, assign roles and imagine unfamiliar situations.

The nature of the play will change frequently and rotate through our branches.

Cold Spring is celebrating home with this cute kitchen.

Cold Spring is celebrating home with this cute kitchen.

Carrico kids get to play pizza parlor.

Carrico kids get to play pizza parlor.

Newport kids are invited to make "snow" cones.

Newport kids are invited to make “snow” cones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January Connections Newsletter

January Connections

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Carrico kids make holiday movie

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.

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Let’s Meet Library Courier Marsha N.

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.

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One of Marsha’s ironworking pieces. (Click to enlarge)

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.”

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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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December Connections Newsletter

December-Newsletter

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November 18 is High-Five a Librarian Day

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.

High-five!

 

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