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Programs for babies and toddlers at Ida Rupp

The Ida Rupp Public Library is running a Babies and Books program Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The program is 20-25 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes intended for children ages 6-23 months accompanied by their caregiver. Play and social time will follow for those who participate in the program.

The dates of the program are September 17 and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and November 5.

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Ida Rupp Library hosts Prevent Blindness Ohio

Senator Randy Gardner reads a book to children at the Ida Rupp Public Library.

On Monday, August 18, Prevent Blindness Ohio and the Ida Rupp Public Library presented a special reading hour with Senator Randy Gardner and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. At the reading hour Senator Gardner read “Arthur’s Eyes” by Marc Brown and “The Eye Book” by Dr. Seuss.

Senator Gardner was part of passing a bill that has children’s sight tested before they are go for special needs testing.

“A mom came to me and said that she had a concern with special needs testing,” said Senator Gardner. “Her child went to special needs testing, but it was just their sight that was a problem. She thought that if there was a mandate of having vision tested first, that would alleviate the need for some special needs testing because sometimes sight is the problem.”

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Ida Rupp to host Scholastic Book Fair August 18-22

The Friends of the Ida Rupp Public Library will host a Scholastic Book Fair from August 18-22.  The fair will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day as long as volunteers are available.  Volunteers are still needed.  Call Terri at 419-732-3212 to volunteer for a two hour time slot.  

Funds raised will help purchase books for children of all ages. Families and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers.

The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from more than 100 publishers.

Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.  For more information or to check on hours the fair will be open a certain day, contact Ida Rupp Public Library at 419-732-3212.

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