Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Food for Fines Week @ the Library

You can help the Pike County Outreach Council Food Pantry by "paying" your library fines with nonperishable food items at any branch of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library, during the week of the Pike County Fair.  July 28th through August 2nd is "Food for Fines" week at the library.  Simply bring in one nonperishable food item for up to $5 in library card fees, and your fees will be waived.

For example, if you owe $12.95 in fines, a donation of 3 nonperishable items will cover your fines. In addition, any fees accrued on items returned late during that week will be removed when you bring in items for the pantry. The library reserves the right to reject donated items that are damaged, dented, expired, etc...

The Pike County Outreach Council Food Pantry helps to feed hundreds of families in the area throughout the year.  The summer months are a particularly necessary time of year for donations.  According to an Outreach Council volunteer, right now the pantry has a distinct need for canned fruit, noodles, dried beans (navy or pinto), and soups (other than tomato).

Your donation at any branch of the library during fair week will help many people.  Click here for our locations.  Please call (740) 947-4921 or email us at gawref@oplin.org if you have any questions about this or any other library service. 

Monday, July 14, 2008

Columbus Zoo Visits

 The Columbus Zoo made its annual visit to Pike County, Wednesday, July 9th, courtesy of the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library and the Pike County YMCA.  For the first time, the event took place in the YMCA gymnasium, which provided much needed extra space.  The visit is also made possible by a generous donation from the First National Bank.

 The bleachers were packed to capacity, as zoo keeper Keith Hornsby educated everyone about a variety of our friends from the animal kingdom, including a dingo, a flamingo, cockroaches, a cane toad, a legless lizard, a bearcat, an armadillo, and even a young leopard.