Lepper Library: Collection expansion adds a little big of something for everyone

LISBON — The Lepper Library is pleased to announce that the collection is expanding to include both ukuleles and cake pans for the public to borrow. Libraries across the nation are expanding the variety of circulating materials to include things like musical instruments and household items. Purchased through a grant from the State Library of Ohio and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the ukuleles are to encourage artists of all medium to find resources at the library. The ukuleles were instrumental in the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program, which included an instructional session and participation at the Concert on the Square by the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce on July 28, 2018. The ukuleles will be made available to library cardholders over the age of 18 for a maximum borrowing term of two weeks at a time. Included with the ukuleles are brief instructions on how to tune the instrument. New books on how to play the ukuleles and sheet music have also been added to the collection and can be checked out along with the ukulele kit.

Library Director Marcy Kaiser said “Ukuleles are very popular now and a great instrument to begin learning how to play music. Whether you want to test one out before buying or just to learn on ours.”

Along with the ukuleles the Lepper Library has added cake pans to the circulating collection. Patrons will be able to make specialty cakes of different characters and styles such as Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse, and a Partysaurus Dinosaur. The cake pans will be available to library cardholders over the age of 18 for two weeks. Before the cake pan is returned to the library it must be washed and ready for another to use. Included with most cake pan kits are instructions on how to decorate the cake.

“The cake pans are just fun”, said Kaiser, “another library gave us their duplicate pans and we are excited to put them out for use. We will be adding to the collection and are accepting donations also. Think about the Library the next time you have a party.”

Materials for patrons are in many different formats. The new addition of the ukuleles and cake pans permits the collection to serve more people in the community. We welcome the community to engage in free opportunities that inform, inspire, entertain and preserve local history. For more information about these new services or the library call 330-424-3117.