ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The public library is reaching out to the community and opening its doors as a center of activities for patrons age 21 years or older.
"We're more than just books," said Program Coordinator Amanda Gossett.
A recipe round up will commence Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. and will continue to meet every second Thursday of every month. February's theme will be appetizers. Patrons are invited to share a favorite dish and recipes. Anyone interested may call (740) 695-2062 to reserve a space, but walk-ins are accepted.
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Circulation Supervisor Emily Kessler, Information Services Specialist Malinda Newman, and Program Coordinator Amanda Gossett at the St. Clairsville Public Library, which is kicking off several activities for adult patrons.
The Friends of the Library book sale is set for Feb. 28-March 1 during library hours. The fundraiser will support the library.
Gossett noted that the book sale will feature more recent and popular books, both from donations and pulled from the shelves.
"They do an amazing job of fundraising," she said. "It's a great way to get gifts."
February also features a Blind Date with a Book display, where patrons are invited to check out a book without knowing the title for a chance to win a gift card to Panera Break. Patrons may also stop by the front desk to write why they love their library. Gossett noted some of the feedback includes quality staff, access to Internet and other materials, and the centralized location.
"A lot of people are excited about the book club," Gossett said. "We have great children and teen programs, now we want to add things for adults."
Many of the activities are set after work hours.
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