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Ida Rupp Public Librar y Calendar of Events 310 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH | 419-732-3212 |

November 2012 1 (Thursday)

6 (Tuesday)

Grantseeking Basics 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Friday Book Discussion: State of Wonder

Mystery Book Discussion:

10:00 AM

Winter and Night 7:00 PM

Movies @ the Library: The Lorax 7 PM

Internet Basics 10:00 - 11:30 AM

8 (Thursday)

16 (Friday)

Skype 10:00 - 11:30 AM

17 (Saturday)

Genealogy 101 10:00 - 11:30 AM

21 (Wednesday)


iCloud 1:00 - 2:30 PM

22 (Thursday) 12 (Monday) 13 (Tuesday)


LinkedIn 6:00 - 7:30 PM

26 (Monday)

Facebook 6:00 - 7:30 PM

27 (Tuesday)

MS Word (w/ files & folders) 10 - 11:30 AM

Just the Facts Book Discussion: The Worst Hard Time 10:00 AM eBook Basics 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Organizing Photos 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Garden Series: Hydrangeas 2:00 PM

Euchre 5:00 PM

iPad Basics/Q & A 3:00 - 4:30 PM Euchre 5:00 PM

29 (Thursday)

iPad Basics/Q & A 10:00 - 11:30 AM Pinterest 2:30 - 4:00 PM

14 (Wednesday)

Movie & Discussion: Forbidden Planet 10:00 AM Ida’s Ingredients: Jamie Oliver 6 PM

30 (Friday)

China: Art & Technology (presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art & sponsored by the Port Clinton Artist’s Club) 2:30 - 3:30 PM

15 (Thursday)

One-On-One Help 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Please see our website for youth programming!

Pirate Day November 2 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Refreshments! Games! Crafts! ARRRR!!! Join us for


the Facts”

A new non-fiction book club at the library! The title for the November 13 discussion is:

The Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl By Timothy Egan Staff Picks Books and/or movies we’re loving this month...

Current Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 8:30

Friday - Saturday 9:30 - 5:30

Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00

Let’s Pretend: In Storybook Land THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 4:30 P.M. AND 6:30 P.M.

Join us for a time of music, songs, and imaginative play. For children ages 3, 4, and 5 only (No kindergarteners, please) First half of program (songs and stories): child must be willing to stay without a caregiver Second half of program (imaginative play): caregivers and siblings of all ages will be invited to join. No registration required.

Did You Know? ●

58% of adults in the U.S. have public library cards. Americans go to school, public and academic libraries more than three times more often than they go to the movies. Reference librarians in the nation’s public and academic libraries answer nearly 6.6 million questions weekly. Standing single file, the line of questioners would span from Ocean City, MD to Juneau, AK. A 2012 poll conducted for the American Library Association found that 94% of respondents agreed that public libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed because they provides free access to materials and resources.

Technology Trends • Academic libraries held approximately 158.7 million e-books and public libraries held more than 18.5 million in 2010. • A 2011 Pew study found that about 24% of library card holders had read e-books in the past year. Of them, 57% preferred borrowing e-books and about 33% preferred purchasing them. • The 2011-2012 ALA Libraries Connect Communities study reported that 76.3% of libraries reported offering e-books, an increase of 9% from 2010-2011.

Public • There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the U.S.—a total of 16,766 including branches. • Americans spend nearly three times as much on candy as they do on public libraries. • Americans check out more than eight books a year, on the average. They spend $35.81 a year for the public library—about the average cost of one hardcover book. • Almost 89% of public library outlets now offer wireless Internet access. • More than 92% of public libraries provide services for job seekers.

Academic • Academic librarians provide information that serves more than 44 million students yearly—reaching almost 12 million more than attend college basketball games. • College libraries receive just less than three cents of every dollar spent on higher education. • If the cost of People magazine had risen as fast as the cost of academic library periodicals since 1990, it would cost about $182 for a one-year subscription. • There are 584 students enrolled for every librarian in 2- and 4-year colleges and universities in 2010 in the U.S. as compared with 14 students for each teaching faculty member.

School • Research shows the highest achieving

students attend schools with well-staffed and well-funded libraries. • The average copyright year for health and medicine titles in school libraries is 1996. A student using these resources would not learn about the cloning of Dolly the sheep (1997) or that the United Kingdom handed sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China (1997). • Students make 1.5 billion visits to school libraries during the school year—more than total attendances made to movie theaters in 2011.

School • Americans spend over 18 times as much money on home video games ($18.6 billion) as they do on school library materials for their children ($1 billion). • School libraries spend an average of $12.06 per student on library media—about two-thirds the cost of a single fiction title ($17.63) or about one-third the cost of a single non-fiction title ($27.04). • Students make 1.3 billion visits to school libraries during the school year—or three times as many visits to national parks.

Sources: ALA Office for Research & Statistics; ALA Public Information Office. All facts compiled in 2012.

For more information please contact: Office for Library Advocacy American Library Association 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Illinois, 60611 Telephone: 1.800.545.2433, x 2428 E-mail: Produced in cooperation with the ALA Office for Research & Statistics and the ALA Public Information Office. This quote card is made possible by the ALA Library Champions in support of America’s Libraries:

American Library Association, September 2012

Quotable Facts About America’s Libraries

BE A LIBRARY HERO!! Do you find yourself buying a new book or movie, reading or watching it once, then putting it on the shelf?

The Ida Rupp Public Library wants to make your purchase more useful.

You can support the library by donating to cover the discounted cost and processing of a new item chosen from a list of books and movies.

With your donation, you will be the first to check it out. Then when you return it, the item will become part of the library's permanent collection. Thank you!

November 2012 Newsletter  

Ida Rupp Public Library November Newsletter

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