Stop in to see the Partners in Hope Traveling Art display at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, shown through the last week of January. The artwork displays how children and adults feel about poverty in three stages: past, present, and future. It shows their feelings as they go through “Getting Ahead” a Partners in Hope education program.
The IRS and Ohio Tax Department are encouraging taxpayers to file their returns electronically this year.
This fall, Troy-Miami County Public Library surveyed parents of children enrolled in Imagination Library. The responses were overwhelming and re-affirm the positive outcomes of this program. This is what parents have to say about Imagination Library in Miami County.
Since joining Imagination Library:
· 98 % say their child is more interested in reading
· 90 % say they spend more quality time together as a family
· 96 % say they feel their child will be more prepared for school
· 53 % read to their child more than 1 time/day, a 27 % increase
What Parents are Saying:
· “I know for me, I didn't like to read. She seems to enjoy it, and I'm hoping it sticks with her. Reading was my worst subject growing up, so I'm trying to make sure it's not hers too!”
Tickets are now available for Pizza and Pals, a fundraiser to benefit the Miami County Affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The event will be held Saturday, March 11 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Concord Elementary School, 3145 W. St. Rt. 718, Troy. Children will be able to interact with costumed characters including Pete the Cat, Elephant & Piggie, Ladybug Girl and Llama, Llama. This luncheon will delight children of all ages and photo opportunities with the characters will be available.
If you are in interested in purchasing tickets you may do so by visiting Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St. in Troy or call 339-0502 ext.121 for more information. Tickets are $10 per person and will be available for presale purchase only. Tickets will not be sold at the event and everyone must have a ticket to enter. Pizza and a drink will be provided to each ticket holder
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Need help downloading library books on your Kindle, iPad, Nook or other eReader device? Call the Information Desk at 937-339-0502 ext. 112 to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance.
Saturday, October 24 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Drop by the library anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to grab a pumpkin and paint kit to create your own spooky masterpiece. Take your kit home or paint at the library on tables provided outside. This event is for all ages. No registration is required. Pumpkins and kits will be available while supplies last.
Call the library at 937.339.0502 ext. 115 for more information.
Thank you to Fulton Farms for our pumpkins!
Mondays | 6-7 p.m. • October 5, 19 & 26
Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to 4 spots per program.
Reserve a spot below:
Tuesday, October 27 | 6:30 p.m.
Lock your doors, light a candelabra, and join us for trivia night! Answer questions about the history of Halloween, horror movies, and urban legends. Play alone or as a team and compete from the comfort of home. This program will be presented using Zoom, you will be sent an access link prior to the event.
The winner will receive a Walmart gift card!
This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You are required to provide a valid email address in order to participate. For adults.