January Newsletter

40 North Main Street, Niles, OH 44446 http://www.mcklib.org 330-652-1704 The Library and Birthplace Home will be closed Saturday, January 1 and Monday, January 3 in observance of New Year's Day. The Library and Birthplace Home will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Now–Saturday, January 15 Winter Reading is for all ages! Sign up at mcklib.beanstack.org and start logging your reading for the chance to earn prizes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Mon - Thu: Fri & Sat: Sun: 9am-7pm 9am-5pm CLOSED Mon - Thu: Fri & Sat: Sun: 9am-6pm 9am-4pm CLOSED Call 330-652-1704 ext. 1 to make an appointment. President McKinley's 179th Birthday Celebration Saturday, January 22, 3 - 3:45 p.m. via Zoom Join Ally and Audra as they talk about McKinley’s early years and how they influenced his political career. Ally is the Director of Education and Membership at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton. Audra is the Coordinator of the McKinley Birthplace Home in Niles. To register, call 330-652-1704 ext. 3 or visit www.mcklib.org/mckinleys179th We are excited to announce the launch of our Strategic Plan for 2022-2024. Thank you for helping us to set our course! Check it out at www.mcklib.org/ StrategicPlan

ADULT PROGRAMS Adult Book Chat Join us to discuss The Daughters of Erietown by Connie Schultz. Copies of the book are available at the library. Registration is not required. We respectfully request that you wear a mask. Thursday, January 6, 3 p.m. at Niles S.C.O.P.E. 14 E. State St. SE, Niles Monday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home 40 S. Main St., Niles One-on-One Technology Help in the Library Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 1 p.m. | 2 p.m. | 3 p.m. | 4 p.m. Looking for help with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Need help setting up an email address? Want a crash course in Libby or hoopla? We’ve got your back! Sign up for a 45-minute appointment by calling 330-6521704 ext. 3, or visit the Reference Desk. Mystery Readers' Book Club Join us to discuss Death at Greenway by Lori Rader-Day. Copies of the book are available at the library. Registration is not required. We respectfully request that you wear a mask. Wednesday, January 26, 6:30 p.m. at McKinley Birthplace Home 40 S. Main St., Niles If you prefer to meet via Zoom, register at www.mcklib.org/Mystery-Readers Meet Libby: An Introduction to the Library Reading App Saturday, January 8, 2 - 3 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home or online via Zoom or Facebook Live Join us to learn the basics of using Libby, the FREE library reading app. If attending in person, please bring your device, and we respectfully request that you wear a mask. Space is limited. To register for the in-person event, call 330-6521704 ext. 3 or email mckinley@mcklib.org. To register for the virtual event, please visit www.mcklib.org/meet-libby Reset and Rejuvenate with Cadence Care Tuesday, January 11, 6 - 7 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home or online via Zoom or Facebook Live Join us as Ms. Barb from Cadence Care explains what anxiety is, how it affects the brain, and what can trigger it. We'll also learn about coping skills to help us control our anxiety more effectively. If attending in person, we respectfully request that you wear a mask. Space is limited. To register for the in-person event, call 330-652-1704 ext. 3, or email mckinley@mcklib.org. To register for the virtual event, please visit www.mcklib.org/reset-with-cadencecare Open House at the McKinley Birthplace Home Saturday, January 29, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come see the place where President McKinley was born on the day he was born! Take a guided or self-guided tour of the McKinley Birthplace Home (40 S. Main St., Niles), or use the audio tour app. President McKinley himself (portrayed by Mike Wilson) will make an appearance. Registration is not required. We respectfully request that visitors wear masks.

Now In Person at the Birthplace Home Minecraft/Roblox Open Hours Thursday, January 20, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home Teens are invited to use our computer or tablets - or bring their own device - to play Minecraft or Roblox on their own accounts. Warm up with some hot chocolate and enjoy gaming. We respectfully request that anyone attending wears a mask when not eating/drinking. T e e n t h i n g STUDENTS AGES 12-18 ARE INVITED FOR FOR IN PERSON PROGRAMS AT THE MCKINLEY BIRTHPLACE HOME Storytime Tuesdays, January 18 & 25, 10 a.m. on YouTube Caregivers and their children ages 0-4 years are invited to sign up for virtual storytimes which will premiere weekly on YouTube. Encourage your child's love of reading with stories, rhymes, and more delivered straight to your inbox or phone! yOUTH PROGRAMS A make & take craft video will also be posted on YouTube each week. Craft kits will be available for pickup from the library the Monday before storytime while supplies last. Each craft video includes bonus songs to keep the fun going all week long! Book Discussion Thursday, January 27, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the McKinley Birthplace Home What have you been reading lately? Meet up with other teens once a month to discuss books and enjoy a snack. We respectfully request that anyone attending wears a mask when not eating/drinking.

Library Board of Trustees Michelle Gray, President James A. Yuhasz, Vice President Meredith Elliott, Secretary Sandy Bilovesky Kadie Bowen Jeffrey Thomas John Yuhasz Friends of the Library Kadie Bowen, President 330-544-0199 Follow us on social media @McKinleyLibrary McKinley Memorial Library @McKinleyMemorialLibrary GRAB & GO HOURS CURBSIDE HOURS Mon - Thu: 9am-7pm Fri & Sat: 9am-5pm Sun: CLOSED Mon - Thu: 9am-6pm Fri & Sat: 9am-4pm Sun: CLOSED McKinley Birthplace Home Mondays & Wednesdays 10am - 4pm, closed from 12-1pm for lunch Please call 330-652-1704 ext. 6 to arrange for different times. CONTACT US Phone: 330-652-1704 Fax: 330-652-5788 Email: mckinley@mcklib.org Department Extensions Circulation, ext. 1 Reference/Adult Services, ext. 3 Children's Room/Teens, ext. 4 Birthplace Home, ext. 6 Library Director Michelle Alleman, ext. 5 Looking to prevent frozen pipes? Insulate your home? Install a wireless switch? Unclog a drain? Check out this online resource for home improvement assistance in areas such as repair, maintenance, remodeling, plumbing, electrical work and much more. Watch how-to videos or browse the A-to-Z Topics index to get started today! Check out Home Improvement Reference Center by visiting www.mcklib.org > Find Information > Research Databases > H > Home Improvement Reference Center Need a storage device? We've got you covered! 8 GB flash drives are available to purchase for $5. Flash Drives for Sale In January, the StoryWalk in Stevens Park will feature A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke. Made possible by the Friends of the Library. Call 330-652-1704 ext. 1 to make an appointment. Home Improvement Reference Center

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