April showers bring May flowers! There is a lot blooming at the library this month. The library will close at noon on Friday, April 7 for Good Friday. National Library Week is April 23-29, stop by and celebrate your library. National Library Workers Day is Tuesday, April 25, so give your favorite library worker a smile. Earth Day is April 22. Check out the library on Yodel, and be sure to like and follow.

Main Branch

The Main Branch has Coffee Talk every Thursday at 1 p.m. You don’t want to miss it. Dot Painting with Carol Blodgett is on April 11, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Call 419-399-2032 to sign up. All materials will be provided. Cookbook Club is Monday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. This month is KABOBS. Any food on a stick. There will be activities, snacks and drawings for prizes every day from April 24 to 28, in honor of National Library Week. Call the library for details.

The Children’s Room has story time every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There is a different theme every week. Join us for a fun time. April is National Poetry and Humor month, check out some of our poetry and joke books. Stop by for Earth Day and make a craft. The Battle of Books final will be on April 28. Good luck to all our county readers.


The Antwerp branch will be having Book Club on Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. Cookbook Club is Monday, April 17, at 5:45 p.m. Storytimes are every Wednesday at 11 a.m. There is an All Ages Craft of the Month. Just stop in anytime during library hours.

Grover Hill

The Grover Hill branch would like to dig into reading all April. Munchkin Club story times will be Monday, April 10 with “Nosey Nosey Digger” and Monday, April 24th with “Dirty Gert.” Both storytimes are at 10:30 a.m. Storytime includes a coordinating activity and a treat for ages 6 and under. Seniors, aged 50+, can register for Spring Garden-themed Bingo and light lunch on the second Thursday of the month, April 13, from 10 a.m. - noon. Nicole Suvar, author of the book “Numbering Our Days-Combating Anxiety in the Power of Small Intentional Moments” will be available at the Grover Hill branch location on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. - noon for signing and discussion. Book Club meets on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. for a discussion of the novel “The First Gardener” by Denise Hildreth Jones. April concludes with the drawing of the monthly basket on April 29. Entries of all ages can be submitted once daily for every visit throughout the month of April.


The Oakwood branch has things hopping. Kids stop by the week of April 3rd for a special Easter treat. Monday ,April 3, 4-5:30 p.m., adults can make a bunny sign to decorate their home. Registration is required. Tuesday, April 4, 11 a.m. - noon is the Good Morning book club. April 11, the homeschool club will meet from 1-3 p.m. Tired of being home with nothing to do? Join us monthly as we sit around the fireplace, chat and sip tea or hot cocoa. Adults can enjoy a visit with other patrons during our Coffee Talk, on April 12, from 1-2 p.m. Senior Bingo with the Meadows of Kalida will take place on April 13th at 11:30. Come in have lunch and play bingo. Mark your calendar: Senior Bingo is the second Tuesday of each month. There is food, friends and prizes.

Tired of grocery store prices? Ready to stock your home with alternatives to store-bought items used every day? We will be having monthly classes on how to fill your home with homemade items. In each class, we will make an item with homemade items. April 13, from 5-6 p.m., we will be making beeswax wraps. They can be used in place of plastic wraps or baggies. On Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., bring your kids in and learn fun ways to decorate cookies. Sign-up is required, and adults must be present. The activity is open to ages 7 and up. On Thursday, April 20, 5-6 p.m., there will be a teen cake decorating class for ages 13-18. Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. - noon, students aged 8-18 can come in and create their own lip balms; sign-up is required.

The Quilt Block of the Month is April 25, 1-3 p.m. Have you ever wanted to make a quilt but felt intimidated? Each month we will be making a new 12-inch quilt block, with step-by-step instructions. Just bring in 3 coordinating fabrics, ¼ yard of each. We will complete one block from start to finish. Be sure to look at our calendar.


The Payne branch will be having Easter Peeps Canvas Paint on Monday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. Sign-up is required. A Cricut Flower making class is on Thursday, April 6, at 1 p.m. Another Cricut class will focus on making a DIY canvas bag. It will take place on Thursday, April 13, at 1 p.m. Bring your own bag. Essential Oils Class 101 will be Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. We will be making sugar scrubs. Sign-up is required, and there is a minimum fee for materials. A Kids Bird Feeder Class is scheduled for Monday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. Sign-up is required. Storytime takes place every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Join us for Coffee Talk each Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Paulding County Carnegie Library will meet Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. in the south wing of the Main Branch. Everyone is welcome to join. Membership dues are $10 per year, or consider volunteering at the Buy the Book used bookstore in lieu of dues. Volunteers are also available for community service credit. Book store hours are Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 - noon.

Black Swamp Bookworms

Black Swamp Bookworms will meet Monday, April 10 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the library’s south wing immediately following the Friends’ meeting. We are reading “The Women of Easter” by Liz Curtis Higgs. Call 419-399-2032 to reserve your copy soon. Everyone is welcome to join our discussion!