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NB Public Library Newsletter – April 2015

The Whistle Stop News from the North Baltimore, Ohio Public Library for April 2015.

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April 13 – 18

“Take Me Out to the Library”

Author visit – Thursday, April 16th

6:30 pm in the

Wolfe Community Room

Welcome author, Michelle Houts, presenting her newly published, Kammie on First: Baseball’s Dottie KamenshekThis biography tells the story of a young Cincinnati, Ohio girl who left home in the spring of 1943, at age 17, to play professional baseball.  In 1992, Geena Davis portrayed a player loosely based on Kamenshek in the hit movie:

“A League of Their Own.”

Books by Houts:

Winterfrost, released 2014

Junior Library Guild Selection

The Practical County Drama Queen

Released 2014

The Beef Princess of Practical County

Released 2010

2010 International Reading Association Children’s Book Award
2011 Nebraska Farm Bureau Agricultural Book of the Year

All titles will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.


Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Library book sales are major fundraisers for the year.  Donations will continue to be accepted for the sale at the Main Desk.  Proceeds from the sale will be used for projects for the North Baltimore Public Library!  Thank you.

We have scheduled our Spring Book Sale for:

 April 9th – 11th  in the Wolfe Community Room

Thursday …. 9 am – 8 pm

Friday ……. 9 am – 6 pm

Saturday… 9 am – 2 pm

New All Day Saturday Bag Sale!

Unique items for sale:  Library bookshelves, storage shelves, vinyl records, toys & much more. 

 Friends of the Library Members Only

 Pre-sale on Wednesday, April 8th, 5 pm – 8 pm 

April Almanac

April’s name comes from the Latin “Aprilis,” which comes from the word ‘aperire,” meaning “to open” possibly because it is the month in which the buds begin to open.

April’s Birthstone is the diamond, which is a clear gemstone.

April’s Flower is the Sweet Pea, which symbolizes thinking of you.

April’s Full Moon is called the Pink Moon.

Northern Native Americans called April’s full moon the pink moon after a species of early blooming wildflower.  In other cultures, this moon is called the sprouting grass moon, the egg moon, and the fish moon.

Some signs of Spring:

When the leaves on the tree turn their backs to the west, a storm is just around the corner.

Red sky at night, next day a delight – Red sky in the morning, is a storm warning.

Five Reasons Why the Easter Bunny Brings Eggs

  1. He gets a big tax write-off.
  2. He’s under a lot of pressure from the Egg Marketing cartel.
  3. It’s a secret conspiracy to eliminate the human race by cholesterol overdose.
  4. Because Easter waffles would get stale.
  5. Because the Energizer Bunny got the good job.
  6. Q. What do the Easter Bunny’s helpers get for making a basket?
    A. Two points, just like anyone else. (Think about it!)

Q: How does the Easter Bunny paint all of those eggs?
A: He hires Santa’s elves during the off-season.

  1. Q. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
    A: Because no one wants to quit.

Famous April Birthdays

Susan Boyle: April 1, 1961

Daffy Duck: April 17, 1937

Michael Waltrip: April 30, 1963

What do you call a dinosaur who knows lots of words?

A Thesaurus.

Wisdom from Kids:

Felt markers are not good to use as lipstick on someone who is sleeping. 

Hard to Spell Words Quiz

  1. If you do something once in a blue moon, you do it …
  2. occasionally b. ocassionally c. occassionnaly
  3. January 1, 2001, marked the beginning of a new…
  4. Millenium b. Milennium c. Millennium
  5. When something is important, it takes…
  6. precidence b. precedence c. precedance
  7. One who plays sports is an…
  8. athelete b. athalete c. athlete
    5. A drummer has to have….
  9. rhythm b. rythem c. rhythim
  10. When you go to the school office, you hope you don’t have to see the…
  11. Principle b. Principal c. Principel
  12. The hotel room was a single but it was big enough to _____ two.
  13. accommodate b. accommondate c. accomodate
  14. Washington, DC is our nation’s….
  15. Capitol b. Capital c. Capatol
  16. Lately, our weather has had many _____ changes.
  17. climactic b. climatic c. climbatic
  18. This quiz is full of words that people commonly ….
  19. mispell b. misspel c. misspell


  1. a. occasionally
  2. c. Millennium
  3. b. precedence
  4. c. athlete
  5. a. rhythm
  6. b. Principal
  7. a. accommodate
  8. b. Capital
  9. b. climatic
  10. c. misspell

You can request items from other Libraries at home on the Internet using our on-line catalog. Just go to our website at: and click on the Catalog button. You will need your Library card to log-in.

House too small to fit all the visiting relatives?

The Wolfe Community Room is perfect for your family holiday get together. The room can be rented for $45.00 for the day.  Cash only please.

There is a refundable $25 deposit on keys payable upon signing the contract.

There is a kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave.

The room use is first come – first served.

Dedicating a Memorial book or other item in memory of a loved one is a great way to honor their memory.  A memorial is a great way to remember a beloved pet also.

Ask at the Main desk for details about how to arrange a memorial.

Don’t have a Library card?  Sign up today!

Children’s News & Events

NB Schools’ Spring Break is March 30-April 4.  The Library will not have any children’s programs over break.

Kids in grades 4-8 may enter the National Library Week contest from Mar. 30-Apr.9 to win a book by Michelle Houts for their class library & one for their home library.

Preschool Story Time – Tuesdays @ 10 am for ages 1-4 with an adult companion!

Spring Bingo – Wednesday, April 8 from 3-3:45 pm in the Children’s Room for all ages!

Friends of the NB Library Book Sale is April 9-11!

Thank you Briar Hill Health Campus and Friends of the Library for donating After School Snacks.  It’s food for the brain.

National Library Week is April 13-18!!!

Children from preschool through grade 3 may enter our “Favorite Things” Contest from Apr. 13-23 to win some of our favorite things!  Can you guess any of those?

Kinect Play – Tuesday, April 14 from 3-4 pm for all ages

After School Story Mission is each Wednesday from 3-3:45 pm for grades K-4.

Take Me Out to the Library!

National Library Week Author Visit:  Welcome

Michelle Houts! – Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 pm

J4T – Just for Teens – grades 5-8 – Thursdays, April 23 & 30 from 3:30-4:30 pm

STAR WARS Contest – Enter April 27-May 2 to win a STARS WARS book on our favorite May Holiday – MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

Lego Hour – Tuesday, April 28 from 3-4 pm for all ages!

Movie Time – ANNIE – Thursday, April 30 from 5:30-7:40 pm for all ages!

 BIRTHDAY CLUB – April 2015

Apr. 1 – Landry Seedorf – age 7

Apr. 1 – Andrew Bump – age 12

Apr. 1 – Karmah McGuire – age 12

Apr. 2 – Hannah Ward – age 8

Apr. 7 – Zachery Livingston – age 10

Apr. 8 – Hailey Reynolds – age 4

Apr. 9 – Reyvin Miles – age 10

Apr. 10 – Sara Casey – age 10

Apr. 11 – Mountain Carny – age 11

Apr. 12 – Nicklaus Yoder – age 3

Apr. 14 – Hunter Stout – age 12

Apr. 15 – Noah Laureano – age 7

Apr. 20 – Deane Lamb – age 9

Apr. 21 – Ryley Sherick – age 12

Apr. 22 – Emma Grace Cotterman – age 11

Apr. 22 – Gabe Salazar – age 10

Apr. 22 – Andrew Underwood Jr.- 5

Apr. 25 – Nash Feasel – age 12

Apr. 26 – Kaleb Drain – age 9

Apr. 27 – Paxton Nichols – age 8

Apr. 27 – Tristyn Matheny – age 9

Apr. 29 – Kyleigh Baltz – age 7

Apr. 29 – Andrew Wilcox – age 11

Apr. 30 – Ian Ramirez – age 6

Apr. 30 – Madilynn Adams – age 9

North Baltimore Public Library Memorials

January 2015

(previously omitted) 

My Grandfather’s Coat

In Memory of: Robert C. Grilliot

Given By: Don and Pam Seiler

Storm Kings: The untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers

In Memory of: Joyce Swope

Given By: Sandy Rose

The Pitcher

In Memory of: Carl Mercer

Given By: Dr. Ralph Wolfe

Curious George at the Baseball Game

In Memory of: Carl Mercer

Given By: NB American Legion

Who’s on First ?

In Memory of: Carl Mercer

Given By: North Baltimore American Legion

41 Uses for a Grandma

In Memory of: Betty Farnsworth

Given By: Ed, Barb and Scott Wymer

Baking Day at Grandma’s

In Memory of: Betty Farnsworth

Given By: Ed, Barb and Scott Wymer

Nascar Heroes: From Zero to Hero

In Memory of: Carl Eckman (Dad)

Given By: Dewane and Donna Eckman

Lilly and Jeff Bretz

Berenstain Bears Gone Fishin’

In Memory of: Carl Eckman (Grandpa)

Given By: Teri and Andy Coup

Wes and Cara Eckman

Kevin Taylor

Elicia Eckman

Joe Eckman

Jackie and Steve Shank

Tiffany and Justin Hindley

Stacey and Fernando Sanchez

Nathan and Liz Dean

Look Up! Birdwatching in Your Own Backyard

In Memory of: Carl Eckman (Great Grandpa)

Given By: Jordan, Connor, and Ashlyn Coup

Camden and Acerra Taylor

Camryn Lammers

Lyla and Autumn Shank

Rylee Sickelbaugh

Zachary Dean, Stiles and Makyah Sanchez

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and her tribute to Veterans

In Memory of: Mary Tong

Given By: American Legion Aux.

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary

In Memory of: Phillip Walter

Given By: North Baltimore American Legion

Check out the website for the North Baltimore Area Historical Society.  It’s at:

Come visit us on Facebook at: NorthBaltimorePublicLibrary

Check out our new Pinterest page

The Library has a small collection of Wii, Xbox 360, Kinect, and PlayStation PS3 games.

Also look on the on-line catalog to see what games the other Libraries have to offer.

We offer free Wi-Fi throughout the building.


Monday through Thursday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM / Sunday: Closed

Library Staff:

Connie Phillips – Director

Lori Kaufman – Ass’t Director & Cataloging

Jodi Karhoff – Fiscal Officer

Cheryl Heilman – Youth Services Coordinator

Holly Emahiser – Processing & Memorials

Deb Zimmerman -Ass’t Youth Services Coor.

Chelcie Berger – InterLibrary Loans

Diana Patterson – Circulation Clerk

Christina Kern – Circulation Clerk

Library Board Members:

President: Mr. Rick Van Mooy

Vice President: Mr. James Miller

Mrs. Beverly Greene / Mrs. Martha Hamlin

Mr. Dennis Miller / Mrs. Ginger Povenmire

Dr. Ralph H. Wolfe

The Board meets on the Second Monday of each month at 5:00 PM.  All meetings are open to the public.

The North Baltimore Public Library

230 N. Main St.

North Baltimore, OH 45872

Phone: (419) 257-3621

Fax: (419) 257-3859

The Whistle Stop News

Published Monthly @

the North Baltimore Public Library

Dedicated to:

Stephen Cram – Editor Constituo

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