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Saturday, January 22, 2011

I'm New to the Community. What are Your Programs? What are Some of the Activities in Town?

“When are your children’s programs?” “I’m new to the community. What are some of the activities in town?” The Newton Falls Public Library frequently hears questions such as these.

Answers to these and other questions can be easily found on the library’s website, There is a listing of this week’s library events on our homepage. Down the left side of the page there are links to the Library and Community Calendars for the present and upcoming months. Community groups wishing to have their events listed on the Community Calendar may notify the library.

Below the Library Calendar link are sections for Children’s, Teen’s, and Teachers’. The first two have links to sites which assist students working on homework, including KnowItNow 24/7 [formerly HomeworkNow] and the Internet Public Library. The Teachers’ section was created to support teachers: outlining privileges, highlighting our Parent/Teacher Collection, and an online request form for Teacher Totes, Pathfinders, and Assignment Alerts. Three library blogs may also be accessed from this main page: 44444 Questions [and Answers], 44444 Kids, and 44444 Teens. In this area of our homepage, users can also find links to Newton Falls and Newton Township government sites, as well as local history and tourist information.

Patrons wishing to be notified about programs, new materials, and up-to-the minute updates on library events can sign up to receive monthly email newsletters. Visit the library to register for this new service.

While the library has WiFi access, the staff understands that not everyone owns or feels comfortable with computers. For those not having a computer at home, the library has them available for patrons to use for word processing and Internet. For those who prefer a little less technology, we have staff willing to assist them in finding needed information and an electric typewriter. Library programs are also listed in the local newspapers.

The library also has exhibits and displays of local interest which may be enjoyed during library hours. Presently featured are art and ceramics by Newton Falls High School students.

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