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.
WSOS Head Start preschools in Fostoria and Tiffin are now enrolling students for the 2018-2019 school year. The Head Start program provides no-cost preschool for children 3-5, providing kindergarten readiness, socialization, and other important developmental needs for children and families. Full-day and part-day preschool options are each available for families. For more information or to register in Fostoria, call 419-435-4884. For more information or to register in Tiffin, call 567-220-7003.
Children wishing to participate in Elite Sport and Culture Week’s Three Pillar Program can earn both the Culture Pillar and the Education Pillar at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library August 6 through the 31.
The Three Pillar Program encourages children in kindergarten through sixth grade to complete three pillars of Olympic values; Sports Pillar, Culture Pillar, and Education Pillar. Those who complete the Three Pillar Program are invited to Elite Sport and Culture Week’s Festival of Champions at Tiffin University’s Heminger Center on October 23 to receive a prize and have their picture taken with an actual Olympian.
In order to earn the Education Pillar, children must check out and read five books about sports. They will then write a list of the sports books and bring it back to the Junior Library. In order to earn the Culture Pillar, children will hand draw and color the flag of a country of their choice, or children can opt to create a game and explain it to the Librarians in the Junior Library.
Hosted by Tiffin University, Terra State Community College, and Tiffin Mercy Health, Elite Sport and Culture Week allows the Tiffin community to meet world class athletes and coaches, including Olympians and Paralympians October 20 through 25.
For more information, please call 419-447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.
The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the 2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest, which is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
Eligibility includes: current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply; applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks; high school graduates are not eligible to apply. The application is completed online and must be submitted by the November 15m 2018 deadline. For more information or to apply, visit elks.org/scholars.
There is The Brain Freeze Challenge happening at Big Dipper, FroZone, I.C.Treats-N-Things, Jolly’s, Little Hugo’s, Rose Marie’s Eats & Treats, Shake Shak, and Uncle Mike’s. You only have to stop by your favorite shop and grab a punch card. Then visit all 8 participating locations during September 4-22. When you’ve achieved a total brain freeze, turn in your card and information to the last stop, and they will notify you when you shirt is ready. A $5 minimum purchase is required.
The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will be celebrating “Library Card Sign-up Month” throughout the month of September. All month long, new patrons will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket. Current patrons can also be entered to win if they refer someone. There will be other giveaways and chances to win a prize as well. For more information, 419-447-3751.
The Sandusky River Watershed Coalition is looking for individuals or community groups who can help remove trash from the Sandusky River on September 14th, from 9 a.m. to noon in Tiffin at Junior Home Park. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 419-448-2054.
The Seneca County Genealogical Society will be meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in the Frost-Kalnow Room of the Tiff-Seneca Public Library at 7 p.m. The program given by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, a well-traveled in the genealogical community. The program is titled, “Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate”. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 419-618-9687.
The Teen Department of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will be holding “Anime Club” for teens in 6th through 12th grade on Thursdays, September 6 & 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Frost Kalnow Room. Join the Library twice a month for this club that celebrates the pop culture phenomenon by watching anime and reading manga. Snacks will be provided. There is no registration required for this free event. For more information, call 419-447-3751.