The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library now has a new database called Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition to aid in your genealogy research. Newspaper Archive: Ohio Edition gives you free access to NewspaperArchive.com, the world’s largest online newspaper archive. This is a massive collection of more than seven million newspapers that covers Ohio history from 1800 to 2017 and allows you to search for your ancestors by name and location. The subscription for this service was paid for by the Seneca County Genealogical Society. For more information, call 419-447-3751.
Assistance for septic repairs or replacements is available for rural homeowners through WSOS Community Action Commission. Residents of Crawford, Erie, Seneca, Sandusky, or Wyandot County, who are in need of system repairs or replacements, or public sewer tap-ins, may be eligible for Home Sewage Treatment System funding. For more information, call 419-332-2078.
The Teen Department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the summer reading program, “Libraries Rocks!” from Monday, June 4th through July 31st. The summer reading program includes eight weeks of reading, prizes, and special events. Teens, seventh through eleventh grade, may register at the Information Desk. They will receive a reading log to keep track of the number of minutes they read and their summer adventures. Every 30 minutes of reading, teens earn an entry for a prize. For more information, call 419-447-3751 or log onto the Library’s website at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Junior Department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!” from Monday, June 4th through July 31st. The summer reading program includes eight weeks of reading, prizes, and special events. Children, age three through sixth grade, can stop by the Junior Department to register. They will receive a bingo card and a reading log to keep track of the number of minutes they read and their summer adventures. For more information, call 419-447-3751 or log onto the Library’s website at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and the Tiffin YMCA have announced their announced their collaboration this summer; combining the YMCA’s day camps with the library’s summer reading program, “Libraries Rocks!” While at day camp, the YMCA will encourage children to read every day for at least 20 minutes. T-SPL will provide the YMCA a rotating collection of books for the campers. Participants will mark their reading progress on a reading log and receive a prize at the end of the week. At the end of summer, campers who complete the will earn an entry for the grand prize, a trophy, a certificate, an invitation to the finale party at the Library and an ice cream, provided by the Library. The day camp summer reading program includes nine weeks of reading (with no book reports!), prizes, and special programs. Children age five through going into fifth grade are welcome to join in the fun at the YMCA. The program will begin on June 4th and last until the last day of camp. For more information, call 419-447-3571.
The Junior Department at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the summer reading program, “The Rubber Ducky Club” from Monday, June 4th through July 31st. Parents are encouraged to read to children, age birth to 35 months, during the eight week program. It is believed that reading to babies, not only creates a special bonding time together, but also builds their brain power, helps them learn language, encourages speech, and prepares them to be readers. Participants are then invited to join an Ice Cream Celebration on July 31st from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 419-447-3751 or log onto the Library’s website at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the adult summer reading program, “Libraries Rocks!” from Monday, June 4th through July 31st. The first 100 adults to register at the Information Desk will get a free tote bag. The summer reading program includes eight weeks of reading, prizes, and special events. The Library’s Senior Outreach Services will bring the summer reading program to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities again this year. For more information, call 419-447-3751 or log onto the Library’s website at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
Old Fort High School senior Gretta Kissell was among five Glammy scholarship award winners nationwide to receive a $1,000 scholarship award from the GlamourGals Foundation. The awards ceremony was held on May 19, 2018, at the Goddard Riverside Community Center, located in New York, New York.
The mission of the nonprofit is to inspire and organize teen volunteers to provide companionship to women in senior homes through makeovers. The Glammy Scholarship Awards recognize outstanding volunteers with unique accomplishments who are exceptional examples of the GlamourGals mission.
Inspired by her grandfather who has Alzheimer’s, Kissell founded the GlamourGals of Tiffin chapter in 2016 and has been volunteering and served as its president since then. As a dedicated president, she always goes above and beyond to make each makeover special for the seniors of Tiffin. This fall, she will be attending Columbia University to study Chemistry and Spanish and wishes to continue her involvement with GlamourGals.
“I felt like I didn’t know what grounded me. I thought it was in my appearance and my athletics and trying to strive to be the best, and I had to step back. That’s what I’ve been trying to figure out since and I think GlamourGals has really helped me with that. Compassion and giving and living in the moment, that’s kind of what keeps me grounded now. Knowing that it’s all going to work out and I can love on other people, that’s all that matters,” Kissell said in her acceptance speech. She attended the ceremony with her mother, sister, and grandmother. For more information, call 631-404-0761 or go to glamourgals.org.
Below is a list of scheduled art classes to be held at the Tiffin Art Guild, 130 S. Washington St.
June 9 – 2nd Saturday for Kids, ages 8-14, “Shibori,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 16 – Batik Workshop, ages 15 and up, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 23 – Kids Crafts for 3-Pillar Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
June 30 – Garden Sculpture Day, 10a.m.-Dusk
July 14 – 2nd Saturday for Kids, ages 8-14, Collage, 10 a.m.-noon
July 18 – Acrylic Painting Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
July 21 – Kids Crafts for 3-Pillar Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
July 25 – Acrylic Painting Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 9 – Oil Painting Workshop, 12-3 p.m.
Aug. 16 – Oil Painting Workshop, 12-3 p.m.
For more information, call 419-902-7966.
This year, teens entering seventh through twelfth grade, may read and complete activities to be entered to win a grand prize. Prizes include a Kindle Fire HD, movie passes, headphones and more!
Throughout the summer, the Teen Library will also feature “Afternoon Teen Time,” a special series of music themed programs. All events will take place in the Frost Kalnow Room at the Library.
“Guitar Star” with Aspen Black on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m.
“Hip Hop Music: Origins and Influence” on Thursday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m.
“Name that Tune Trivia” on Thursday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m.
“Dance! Dance! Dance!” on Thursday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m.
“Musical Movie: Lemonade Mouth” on Thursday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m.
“Drum Up the Fun” on Thursday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m.
“Lip Sync Battles” on Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m.
“Song Lyric Art” on Thursday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m.
The Teen Summer Reading Program will conclude with an “Rockin Finale Party” on August 2nd! Groups of teens must rely on communication, attention to detail, and most importantly, teamwork, to solve the puzzles and escape the room!
For a complete version of teen summer reading events check out the online calendar.