PAULDING – The Paulding County Carnegie Library is wrapping up another successful Summer Reading Program. Thank you to all who participated. The library will be closed for Labor Day on September 5.

The Adult section will be having their Cookbook Club meeting on Monday, August 15th at 5:30 p.m. Bring a prepared noodle (or anything you would call a noodle) dish and the recipe and join our “Oodles of Noodles” buffet. Every Thursday at 1 p.m., take a little time for yourself and join us for “Coffee Talk”, a casual little gathering where we discuss anything and everything and meet with old friends and make new ones. Make sure to stop by and chat with our “front desk team” to get their latest updates on all the best reads out there. Seriously, Vicki, Jamy and Kelly know! Are you interested in family history or local history? Kelly is available to help you with that. If it’s out there, she will find it or show you how to. If there is a skill you would like to teach or learn, contact Ali and she will see if we can make it happen.

The Children’s Room is planning a “Last Blast Before the Class” party on Tuesday August 16 from 3-5 p.m. outdoor games and fun are on the agenda. There might even be some water involved. See us for all you reading needs when school starts and check out our non-fiction section.

The Antwerp branch will have Book Club on August 8th at 6 p.m., Cookbook Club on August 15th at 5:45 p.m. Eva-Sharon Kobee Book Talk will be August 11th at 6 p.m. to talk about her book and upcoming bus trip to French Lick. August 22nd is Adult Tye Dye at 6 p.m. Call 419-258-2855 to register. Every Friday is Craft Friday in August anytime during Library hours, 10-5 p.m.

The Grover Hill branch will be having their Summer Reading Party on Thursday, August 4 at 4. Awards, prizes, games, crafts, treats and homemade Lions Club ice cream for all who participated this summer. Munchkin Club story time is every other Monday at 10:30 a.m. on August 15 and 24. The Book Club is Wednesday, August 24 at 4 p.m. The club is reading “The Record Keeper” by Charles Martin. This is book 3 and the conclusion of gripping story with remarkable characters. Fridays are free make/take activities and more. The monthly drawing for free books, movies and goodies will start August 1 and run through the 31st. The branch is planning on a 2-year celebration in September.

The Payne Branch is offering for the month of August, Story time on Tuesdays for all ages at 11, Diamond Dots for Adults on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., Diamond Dots for Teens on Thursdays all day Movie Buckets on Friday when you check out 3 or more movies. Join the Payne branch on Monday, August 16th at 6 p.m. for a free education program with essential oils class titled “Sleep and Stress”. We will be making roller bottles to take home. Registration is preferred. Call 419-263-3333 to register.

The Friends of the Paulding County Carnegie Library will meet Monday, August 8 at 6 p.m. in the south wing of the Main Library. Membership is $5 through December 31, 2022. Ask us how to opt to work volunteer hours at the Buy the Book store in lieu of annual membership dues. Bookstore hours are 9-Noon on Saturday and 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Black Swamp Bookworms will meet immediately following the Friends’ meeting Monday August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Annex or outside if its nice. Bring a lawn chair if you like. We are reading “The Diamond Eye” by Kate Quinn. Call 399-2032 to reserve your copy soon. Everyone is welcome to join us.