Community Read 2016

The Friends of Ida Rupp Public Library and Ida Rupp Public Library are excited to announce their 2nd Community Read author is former NFL player and New York Times bestselling author Tim Green. Tim will be presenting at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Center Monday, September 12 at 6:30pm. Please call the library at 419-732-3212 to register for this free event or visit the library’s website; Tim Green has authored books for all ages. His books are not just for sports fans; each story features strong male and female characters that go through difficult life situations and persevere. The library has a display of his books by the front desk. Audiobooks are avai

September Director's Dish

How many times have we heard that public libraries are no longer simply warehouses, warehouses stocked with books, more books, and stuff… and nothing else? Libraries are, instead, moving out of choice and necessity towards community center models that emphasize collaborative work and active engagement, activities that promote, at times, noise. Well, throw in a ‘shush’ here and a ‘be quiet’ there, and you might be surprised at how strongly held a notion, the warehouse stereotype, still persists. I’d like to think Ida Rupp, Erie Islands Library, and the future new peninsula branch fosters and will foster a spirit of balance; to an extent, a patron could expect during the same visit quiet and s

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