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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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Thank you from Ida Rupp

The Ida Rupp Public Library would like to thank Friends members, volunteers, and community for their help with this year's book sale. 3,342 of our books found new homes! Thank you to everyone who adopted new books and donated money at the book sale. We would also like to thank the 267 people who donated to become Friends of the Ida Rupp Public Library members this year. The commitment and engagement of the library's community help make this yearly event, and the library, the success that it is. We appreciate your support.

A special thank you to the following Friends members for setting up and running the book sale this year:

Susan Smith, Judy and Tim McKenna, Sandy Schaffner, Nancy Hartung, Skip & Peg Ormsby, Roland Roder, Kevin Winters, Jeff Smith, Rich Norgard, Marit Reynolds, Marlene Gulas, Kathy Jo Schweitzer, Sandy Pienta, Chris Occhino, Roslyn Hashiguchi, Joyce Davis, Jim & Theresa Heyde, Bonnie Legg, Judy Euller, Peggy Debien, Jim Widmer, Vivian Saylor, Vee Reifsnyder, John Gibson, Anne Butcher, Tom & Barb Karst, Earl Kennedy, Sandy Pick, and Catharine Hadley.

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