The Library will be closing early on Monday, December 31. We will open at 10:00 AM and Close at 3:00 PM to celebrate New Year's Eve. Have a Safe Holiday!
The Library will be CLOSED Tuesday, January 1 to celebrate New Year's Day.
The Library will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th to celebrate Christmas. May you all have a safe and Merry Christmas!
The Friends of the Library is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair for families to purchase new books during regular business hours. Proceeds from the Book Fair will go toward purchasing new books and materials for the library. Books make wonderful Christmas Gifts.
Visit the Fort Recovery Public Library during the Annual Community Christmas Open House Sunday, November 11th from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Story Time will be offered in the afternoon in the library and is hosted by the Fort Pioneers 4-H program. The Friends of the Library is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair for families to purchase new books during the Open House and the sale will continue through the week during regular business hours. Proceeds from the Book Fair will go toward purchasing new books and materials for the library.
The Mercer County Council on Aging will have a representative at the Library on Tuesday, October 23, from 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM to work individually with patrons to help determine the best Medicare Enrollment and Part D Comparisons. These sessions are designed to help educate the public on health care insurance options for seniors. Please call 419-586-1644 for additional information or questions and to register for your individual consultation.
Minding the Business While Changing the World: Reporting and Fiduciary Responsibilities -
The Friends of the Library is hosting an evening of learning for any local non-profict organization on Tuesday, October 30th at 6:00 PM at the Library. Charities strengthen our communities in countless ways and the volunteers associated with these groups are often passionate about the cause. Sometimes there is a lot less enthusiasm for paying attention to board governance, legal fiduciary obligations and reporting requirements. But charities ignore these important concepts at their own peril. If groups fail to take care of business properly, the entire organization can be jeopardized. This training will include a review of the basic requirements all charitable organizations have, and provide easy-to-follow tips for board members who try to do their jobs responsibly in order to protect the organization and the beneficiaries of the group's efforts.
Beth Short, who handles outreach and education for the Ohio Attorney General's Charitable Law Section, has spent her career working for and with nonprofit organizations. Her passion for the nonprofit sector is evidenced by her professional and volunteer background working with charities as a staff member, board member, consultant and volunteer for large and small organizations. She brings a background in journalism, legislative and public affairs and training, complemented by a master’s in business that focused on nonprofit management issues. Her work in the Charitable Law Section focuses on the development of strategies aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Ohio University.