Category Archives: Cold Spring Branch

January Connections Newsletter

January Connections

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Welcome, Anne Fertitta

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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    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.


    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


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    VIDEO: Cold Spring tree bursts with fall color

    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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    CCPL Board drops their drawers

    At the November 19, 2015 board meeting at our Cold Spring Branch, the Campbell County Public Library Board of Trustees donated dozens of pairs of underwear to our Drop Your Drawers Campaign. 

    There is plenty of time for you to help. Just drop off packs of new, unopened children’s underwear at any of our branches!

    Pictured (from left): Carla Landon, Cathy Howard, Steven Trumbo, Louis Kelly, Paul Johnson, Christie Fillhardt

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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.



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    Minecraft Teen Services Volunteer

    Branch Name: Cold Spring
    Schedule: Will work in the library or on the Minecraft server as needed and as availability allows: a commitment of at least 5 hours per week. Working in the library and at home.
    Compensation: Volunteer
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