Two new eReaders are now available for check out from Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and a Kindle Paperwhite have replaced two old eReaders. Only T-SPL patrons are able to check out the devices, which are preloaded with best sellers and classics. Patrons will not be able to download any content to the device. eReaders can be checked out for three weeks and can be renewed one time. An eReader can be placed on reserve be going to the library’s online catalog at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org or at the Check Out Desk. Patrons must be 16 years and older with a valid library card. All borrowers must complete and sign a borrowing agreement before checking the device out. A late fee will be $5 per day and other fines will be assessed for damage, loss or theft of the device. eReaders must be returned to the library, not in the book or media return. For more information, call 419-447-3751.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has added fourteen new magazines titles to the download service, Zinio for Libraries. The Titles added include: “Allrecipes,” “House Beautiful,” “Midwest Living,” “OK Magazine,” “Woman’s Day,” “Star,” “Food Network,” “Popular Mechanics,” “Runner’s World,” “Grit,” “Kiplinger’s,” “Personal Finance,” “Do-It-Yourself,” “Family Tree,” and “The Week.” Through the Library’s website, www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org, library card holders have unlimited access to complete digital magazines for free. Magazines can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. The new service digitally recreates magazines page for page and includes full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Magazines are instantly available, there are no holds, no due dates and patrons are able to keep the issue forever. There is no limit to the number of magazines downloaded. New issues are released at the same time as the print copies, and patrons may sign up for email notifications of the new issue. For more information, call the Library at 419-447-3751 or go to www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
Starting Tuesday, July 5, 2016, as part of the City of Tiffin – Sandusky Street Project, Sandusky Street will be closed between Miami and Hall Sts. for 4 months.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has received a grant from the Tiffin Community Foundation’s Betty Jane Memorial Fund to fund a new book group for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. The Library is to partner with the School of Opportunity for the “Next Chapter Book Club,” a book group solely for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Members will meet twice a month at the library to read and discuss a book of their choosing.The Betty Jane Memorial Fund is committed to supporting charitable organizations and activities in Tiffn, Ohio and the surrounding area, which assist and promote physical, mental, social vocation rehabilitation for people with disabilities. For more information on the book group, please call the library at 419-447-3751.
You can up a bag of food for your children Fridays between 3:30 and 5 p.m. at Allen Eiry Center, Faith United Methodist Church, the TSPL, The Salvation Army or The YMCA. This is for children 3-15. You can just show up or you can ask for an application at any of these locations. This runs through Sept. 3rd.
The Tiffin City School District has announced its 2016-2017 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay full price of meals served under the National School lunch and School Breakfast. Each school office and the central food service has a copy of the policy, which may reviewed by any interested party. The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals. Applications forms are being distributed the first week of school to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians.
Please join the Alzheimer’s Association and paint the county purple in September! Beginning September 12th, for two weeks leading up to the Tiffin Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 24th, businesses are being asked to break out the purple and get creative! Businesses can decorate their storefront window, display posters and yard signs, have employees wear purple and more. Interested businesses should call 419-443-1540 by August 22nd. Businesses will be judged on September 19th. All participating businesses will be recognized on Walk Day and the winner will be showcased at the walk.
The Maple City Church of God will host their 3rd Annual Dinner and Singing on the Grounds on Sunday, August 28th and will feature gospel music artist, Trevor Howe of Ada, Ohio. The event will be held on the lawn of the church and is free and open to the public. A potluck style luncheon will be served at 1 p.m., with the performance from 2 – 3 p.m. Please bring your favorite covered dish to share and a folding chair and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship and music. For more information, call 419-668-5984.
The Tiffin and Fostoria Kiwanis Clubs will host this year’s Grade A Banquet on Sunday, August 28 at 5 p.m. This is the eighth annual year for the banquet, which honors 2016 Seneca County’s Junior Fair participants who received a grade A on their project. The Grade A winning fair participants as well as their parents, families and advisors are invited to the dinner, which will be held at the Entertainment Building at the Seneca County Fairgrounds. Entertainment will be provided by comedian and juggler, Tim Salisbury. Door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children 1 through 7 years old. Reservations for the dinner must be made by August 15 and be contacting fair participants’ 4H leader of Ohio State Extension Office at 419-447-9722.
The Tiffin City Board of Education is having a special board meeting on Monday, August 29, 2016, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Tiffin City Schools Administration Building Conference Room to consider the purchase of property.