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Find us on all your favorite social media platforms @cincylibrary. WALL AT CLIFTON BRANCH LIBRARY COMMEMORATES CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK In 1919, the Children’s Book Council (CBC) began an annual celebration of Children’s Book Week. Each year, a special poster is designed by famous illustrators like Marc Brown, Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, and Mercer Mayer. Twenty-eight of these posters now grace the wall of the children’s area at the Clifton Branch Library thanks to Senior Library Services Assistant Sara Wreath. After getting permission from the CBC to use the images, Wreath went to the Main Library’s MakerSpace and printed the posters on vinyl clings to avoid damaging the walls with tape or pins. The next step was deciding how to arrange them on the wall. “We tried several layouts,” said Wreath on the final configuration. “When we tried them chronologically, they looked really good so that’s the order we went with.” Fellow Senior Library Services Assistant Julia Gardiner helped Wreath assemble the mural on the wall, a careful process that took half a day. But it was well worth it. Branch Manager Lisa Hamrick said they’ve added a display of beautifully illustrated children’s books for children and parents to enjoy together. “It’s been wonderful watching the families look at the mural and hear ‘We read that one!’ in a sweet and excited voice,” said Hamrick. “I am so impressed with the creativity of the Clifton staff members. They are always looking for new ways to make the branch look extra special.” For more information about the MakerSpace at the Main Library, go to To see more photos of the mural’s creation, visit the Library’s Flickr page.

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Mariemont Branch Library is now a fully mobile location Cardholders visiting the Mariemont Branch Library now get help whenever and wherever they need it inside the branch as part of the Library’s move toward fully mobile service. That means the Mariemont Branch no longer has a circulation desk. Instead, staff circulate and help cardholders anywhere in the branch—in the stacks, by the holds shelf, even in the children’s area—with the help of a mobile device. The move is part of a wider plan to make the Library easier to use. You may notice staff with mobile devices ready to help at other locations including Clifton, Greenhills, Loveland, Reading, St. Bernard, and parts of the Main Library.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Robert G. Hendon Monica Donath Kohnen Elizabeth H. LaMacchia William J. Moran Barbara W. Trauth Ross A. Wright

The Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director Kimber L. Fender Chief Finance and Facilities Officer Molly DeFosse

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