Oct-Newsletter 2018

Puskarich Public Library System *Cadiz *Freeport *Scio Volume 25 Issue 04 September/October 2018 “Ghost Stories of the Civil War” Coal Miner Reunion Mark your calendars for the Coal Miner Reunion at the Harrison County History of Coal Museum on September 22 from 1:00—3:00 p.m. at the museum to honor the men and women who work or have worked in the coal industry. The museum is located in the lower level of the Puskarich Public Library, 200 E. Market St., Cadiz. Join us for live music by the bluegrass band, Awesome Possum. Along with the music, the reunion will also feature stories of local history on mining shovels, Duncanwood, the first woman miner, Ida Mae Stull from Scio, Cravat Coal Company and others. The event is free and open to everyone . For more information please call 740.942.2623. Do You Believe in Ghosts? Historian, Paul Goebbel, shares local legends and folklore that make up the paranormal stories of various Civil War sites on October 17 at 6:00 at the Puskarich Public Library . The Civil War is full of stories that fall well within the realm of the speculative. Many of the stories are probably only local legends and folklore…But a good ghost hunter knows that these types of tales can sometimes point them in the right direction because many ghost legends…have a basis in fact. Ghost stories of the Civil War are the stories of the sites and locations with a twist. It will feature first-person accounts of paranormal activities at civil war sites. For more information please call 740.942.2623 or visit paulgoebbel.wixsite.com/mysite. The Puskarich Public Library System is seek- ing to renew its operating levy with no increase. This levy provides 45% of the library’s revenue and is the library’s only levy. It is essential and used to purchase library materials, maintain facilities, provide conven- ient hours of operation, research services, computer help, meeting space, and programs for all ages. This will be the third time that the levy will be placed be- fore the voters. After two previously successful levy campaigns, the library is hoping to make it continu- ing to save the expense and time that it takes to place the issue on the ballot for each renewal. Our libraries truly make a difference in Harrison County. Last year, library programs were attended by 13,338 people at our locations in Scio, Freeport and Cadiz. Technology continues to become more important in our everyday lives with residents accessing our free wifi, public computers, personal device troubleshooting and new digitizing ser- vices. Libraries are a unique and valuable resource. Library Director, Sandi Thompson, stresses, “libraries give people the opportunity to find jobs, explore medical research, experience new ideas, get lost in wonderful stories, and provide a cornerstone for our communities.” Over 52% of Harrison County residents have a library card and they use it! There were 138,563 items checked out at our libraries last year. Our library usage of ebooks and online magazines continues to increase each year. Libraries are remarkable places, and in today's world, we need them now more than ever. As you read through this newsletter, reflect on how important this levy is and the number of people impacted by our libraries’ services. 2018 Operating Levy Renewal

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