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.
The Junior Department at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is in need of volunteers to help with this year’s summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!” Volunteers, who have completed the sixth grade through adults, will be asked to volunteer approximately two hours, once a week and help to register children in the summer reading program and give prizes out in the Junior Library. Please bring a completed Volunteer Application to the library any time before May 30th to schedule one on one training. Volunteer Applications can be found at www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org or at the Checkout Desk at the Library. For more information, please 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 opening ceremony for “Batik, the Language of Cloth” will be held on June 2nd, from 4-6 p.m. and the exhibition will continue until June 16th. Daniel Gundlach will be teaching two workshops: “Shibori,” for people ages 8 to 14 years old, on June 9th; and “Batik,” for students 15 years old and up, on June 16th. He will also give a presentation about his experience in Indonesia with excerpts from his DVD, “The Batik of Java, A Visual Journey,” at the gallery on Monday, June 18th at 7 p.m. All events will be held at the Tiffin Art Guild Gallery, 130 S. Washington St. For more information, call 419-618-1780.
Reel in some fun at the annual fishing derby! Kids 17 and under can attend the Hook Setters Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at Izaak Walton League, 3570 N. County Rd. 33. Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to come and help as their kids learn the ropes of fishing and participate in the fishing contest. After the fishing contest, participants can relax with a free lunch, as well as a chance to win door prizes. Registration will occur the day of the event at Izaak Walton. For more information, call 419-448-5408.
The Tiffin Art Guild invites you to enter their 10th Annual Art Festival. TAG is excited to bring you another successful and fun one-day event on Saturday, June 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hedges Boyer Park, Tiffin. They will continue to have musical entertainment, food truck circle, local high school display, and a children activities area. One artist will be recognized with the “People’s Choice” award. For more information, call 419-443-0478.
Tiffin Parks & Recreation will be hosting its annual Summer Concert Series at the band shell at Hedges-Boyer Park starting on June 3rd. Come out and enjoy the sounds of summer music played by local artists and bands. For more information, call 419-448-5408.
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.