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Flames shoot from big barn in Miamisburg

31 August 2015 | 11:49 pm
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Driver claims he was pulled over for making eye contact

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Fishing before school starts

31 August 2015 | 7:41 pm
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Changes to conveyance standards coming soon

31 August 2015 | 7:41 pm
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Fire guts barn on Game Farm Road

31 August 2015 | 7:40 pm
WEST LIBERTY – The cause of a fire that destroyed a local barn Sunday afternoon was undetermined Monday according to …
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Council considers ODOT overlay projects

31 August 2015 | 7:40 pm
Urbana City Council, during its 7 p.m. meeting today in municipal court chambers, will hear the first readings of three …
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31 August 2015 | 7:40 pm
Dallas Road in Mad River and Urbana Townships will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, Champaign County Engineer Stephen McCall …
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Vigil remembers young victims of fiery crash

31 August 2015 | 5:12 pm
Paje Heindl, 18, and Emily King 17, were killed in the crash at Providence Road and Wolf Creek Pike. Two others are hospitalized.

What happens when you wear blue to Urban Meyer’s class

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Power outage in Oakwood, Kettering resolved

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Summer Reading Club 2015!

Summer Reading Club 2015
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 
2015 Summer Reading Club -

This June and July we had 876 children register this year and they read over 443,000 minutes and 114 adults who read over 50,000 minutes! The library hosted 52 programs for children, teens, and adults, this summer and had over 4,000 people attend. 

Check out our Facebook page for some great pictures!

And thank you to the following for you support this summer:
Friends of the Champaign County Library
Friends of the CCL North Lewisburg Branch
Dairy Corner
Taco Bell of Urbana
Subway of Urbana
Frisch’s of Urbana
Brugh’s Auto and Tire
Columbus Clippers
Kings Island Cares
Cindy Whetstine

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30 July 2015 | 10:16 pm

Newspaper Microfilm Digitization Update

The site has been updated! Urbana area newspapers from 1822 - 2014 are available online through this site. Please note: some changes have been made to the site along with the addition of more recent newspapers.  Search by name, keyword, etc. or browse through the paper from a particular day on the link below...


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30 June 2015 | 10:11 am

What's New at the Library...

What's New at the Champaign County Library...
Click "Read More" at the bottom of this list to see all of this month's new additions for Adult books and movies!

Cut Bank
Gett: the Trial of Viviane AmsalemI
In His Steps
Jupiter Ascending
Killing Jesus
Kingsman: the Secret Service

Lazarus Effect
Love Covers All
Major Crimes: the complete third season
McFarland USA
New Worlds
Newsroom: the complete third season
Old Fashioned
Project Almanac
Run All Night
Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank
Antiques Con by Barbara Allan
Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews
A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett
Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky
The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons by Lawrence Block
Cash Landing by James Grippando
Charlie Martz and Other Stories by Elmer Leonard
Country by Danielle Steel
Darkling Child by Terry Brooks
Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton
Ever After by Jude Deveraux
Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson
Fatal Chapter by Loran Barrett
Fateful Lightning by Jeff Shaara
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
The Fixer by Joseph Finder
The Governor’s Wife by Michael Harvey
Grey by E. L. James
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
Invasion of Privacy by Christopher Reich
Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly
Long Utopia by Stephen Baxter
Love May Fail by Matthew Quick
The Marriage Season by Linda Lael Miller
The Melody Lingers On
Memory House by Linda Goodnight
Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe by Kathy Emerson
President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer
Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
Santangelos by Jackie Collins
Signwave by Andrew Vachss
The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston
Speak of the Devil by Allison Leotta
Summer Secrets by Jane Green
Truth or Die by James Patterson
The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus
Vixen by Bill Pronzini
Whatever Happened to Molly Bloom? By Jessica Stirlig
Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich
Wildfire in His Arms by Johanna Lindsey
You Can Trust Me by Sophie McKenzie

After Snowden
The Book of Joan
 by Melissa Rivers
Getting Real by Gretchen Carlson
Grain Brain Cookbook  by David Perlmutter
The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden
Guantanamo Diary by Larry Siems
Happily Ali After by Ali Wentworth
How to Catch a Russian Spy by Naveed Jamali
It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You Are by Pat Williams
Judge This by Chip Kidd
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
The Lost Girls by John Glatt
The Lost World of the Old Ones by David Roberts
Missoula by Jon Krakauer
Mona Lisa Reimagined by Erik Maell
More than Happy: the Wisdom of Amish Parenting by Serena Miller
No Such Thing as Failure by David Hempleman-Adams
Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson
The Pope and Mussolini by David Kertzer
Radical King by Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Residence by Kate Brower
The Stranger She Loved by Shanna Hogan
Stuffocation by James Wallman
Theft of Memory: Losing My Father One Day at a Time by Jonathan Kozol
Tox-Sick by Suzanne Somers
True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop by Steve Osborne
The Way of Serenity by Father Jonathan Morris
Words Onscreen: the Fate of Reading in a Digital World by Naomi Baron

Large Print Fiction
Among Thieves by John Clarkson
The Devil and Lou Prophet by Peter Brandvold
Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline
The Fall by John Lescroart
Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick
Gathering Prey by John Sandford
Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly
Inn at Ocean’s Edge by Colleen Coble
The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl
Night Night, Sleep Tight by Hallie Ephron
Sathow’s Sinners by Marcus Galloway
Tail Gate by Rita Mae Brown
Taken by Dee Henderson
Vigilante Dawn by Ralph Compton
Whenever You Come Around by Robin Lee Hatcher
Winchester 1886 by William Johnstone

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24 June 2015 | 9:00 pm

Download FREE eBooks, Audiobooks, Music and Magazines

Champaign County Library cardholders are now able to download FREE eBooks, audio books, music, and magazines from a variety of different services.  For more information on these services, please check out the links below.   You will need a valid library card and PIN to use these services.


Ohio Digital Library (formerly the Ohio eBook Project)

The Ohio Digital Library is a statewide consortium of libraries that jointly provide free downloadable eBooks, audio books, music, and videos to library customers. Browse, “checkout,” and download to your computer and other supported devices for either 7, 14, or 21 days. No overdue fines are charged and some audio books and eBooks are “always available” for download.


Champaign County Library card holders can visit hoopladigital.com or download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming to their smartphones, tablets and computers.



Check out new and classic audiobook titles to download on Android or iOS devices with the free OneClickdigital app.  OneClickdigital is a downloading service featuring eBooks and professionally narrated English- and Spanish-language audiobooks for adults, children and young adults.


Download FREE e-books from the Champaign County Library using a new service - Freading. This site currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from over 100 publishers and new titles are added regularly.  Read on your computer or transfer to a portable device.  One difference between Freading and the library's other e-book service, Ohio eBook Project, is that Freading titles are always available - there are no waiting lists.



Download music for FREE from the Champaign County Library through Freegal.   Freegal is a downloadable music service, like iTunes from your library. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels, all without having to download special software or have any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods.  All music is free and you get to keep it forever - there are no due dates! 


Download magazines for FREE from Zinio for Libraries, a digital newsstand that is designed specifically for library patrons.  You will have access to over 100 magazines on your computer or mobile device through the free Zinio app.  There are no due dates and the magazines are yours to keep forever.


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10 September 2014 | 11:17 am

Tech Times - Technology Help from Library Staff

Do you need help with your eReader, tablet or have basic computer questions?  Sign up today for a one-on-one session during our...

Tech Time Tuesdays AND Thursdays!
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm
*New Times* on Thursdays  10:00 am-12:00 pm

Sign up for free 30 minute one-on-one training sessions when library staff can help you with...

· getting started or troubleshooting downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, music and movies

· individual assistance with basic computer questions like setting up an email account, starting a job search, or using Microsoft Word

· providing in-depth help finding the best books, articles, and database resources for your projects, papers, or presentations

(Note: This is a technology learning service. We cannot troubleshoot or help with    malfunctioning computers and devices.  Patrons may bring in their own devices;     however, library staff is not responsible for the patrons’ equipment.)

  • getting started or troubleshooting downloadable eBooks and audiobooks
  • individual assistance with basic computer questions like setting up an email account, starting a job search, or using Microsoft Word
  • providing in-depth help finding the best books, articles, and database resources for your projects, papers, or presentations


If you are interested in making an appointment, please contact the library.  (Note: This is a technology learning service. We cannot troubleshoot or help with malfunctioning computers and devices.)


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2 September 2014 | 3:15 pm

Sign up Today for Email Notification

Sign up today for email notification to alert you when an item that you requested has arrived for you or to notify you of overdue items.  This is an excellent option for those who regularly check their email.   You will also receive a courtesy notice one day prior to your items being due.

If you choose to be notified by email, you will not receive a paper notice for overdue items. 

We will continue to call you for reserved items until you notify the library that your emails are being received and you no longer wish to be called. 

Some email programs may send our automated messages to your junk email box.  If you have signed up for this service but have not been receiving messages, you may need to add the following address to your contacts/address books: 


Please do not send emails to this address.  If you need to contact the library by email, please use the following address:


If you are interested in signing up for email notification or have any questions about this service, please stop by the library. 


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20 August 2014 | 7:27 am

Affordable Care Act

Below are a number of helpful resources for the Affordable Health Care Act:

HealthCare.gov, the official consumer site for the Marketplace, at https://www.healthcare.gov

What Is the Health Insurance Marketplace?, designed for those assisting people with the applications. a new way to find health insurance coverage. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll.

• A new 800 number you can call to get your Marketplace questions answered by a customer service representative, available 24/7: 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). On calling, you'll be welcomed to the Health Insurance Marketplace and asked to give your state, as some states have state-sponsored marketplaces.

• Affordable Care Act - Read the Law Section by Section

• The Ohio Department of Insurance has a Frequently Asked Questions section on federal health care reforms.

• The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a Frequently Asked Questions on the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange) section.

• Kaiser Family Foundation's For Consumers: Understanding Health Reform site includes great resources including a flowchart for The Requirement to Buy Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act and video, The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act.

• Consumer Reports free guides to health care reform and Medicare

• AARP: Health Insurance, Health Law Answers, and Health Care Reform Law Fact Sheets

Medline Plus, administered by the US National Institutes of Health, which presents information on medicine and healthcare in easy-to-understand language.

• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has Key Features of the Affordable Care Act and fact sheets.

• American Public Health Association Health Reform Resources

• WebMD's Health Care Reform: A Guide to Health Insurance and Affordable Care Act

Veterans and the ACA from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

• Curious about where uninsured Ohioans are located?  Enroll America provides maps, including this interactive Google map of Ohio.


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16 August 2014 | 8:33 am

Get Help Creating an Attention-Grabbing Resume

cypress resumeThe Champaign County Library has acquired Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you effortlessly create a professional resume in just a few minutes. Its easy-to-use format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document—all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information (as little or as much as you’d like), and Cypress Resume creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job.

A resume needs to grab the attention of an employer almost immediately in order to have the best chance of making it through the weeding process. Cypress Resume’s gigantic library of tens of thousands of professional statements is designed to do exactly that. Its database covers virtually all professions, grouping job types by core tasks.

With Cypress Resume, there is no need to compose anything, ever. Simply type basic information about yourself and leave the difficult task of writing concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities to the resume builder.

To access this resource, please use the above link.  You will need your Champaign County Library card to access the site from outside the library.

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4 August 2014 | 4:38 pm

Disney Digital Books Now Available

      Check out Disney Digital Books through Overdrive – SEO Library Consortium. They are free and always available! They download to Windows and MAC computers. Kids of all ages will love this extensive collection and the magic highlighter that turns the pages and highlights words. There is a dictionary they can use and trivia questions about the material. 

To download these digital books, click on the Overdrive logo on the right sidebar of the Champaign County Library's website.  Then click on the SEO Library Consortium logo located on the left sidebar of the Ohio eBooks Project website. Scroll down the page and you will see a logo for the Disney Digital Books.  By clicking on this link you will be able to browse through more than 650 titles.

Once you find a title you wish to read, click on "Add to Digital Cart" then "Proceed to Checkout."  At this point you will be asked to sign in - do not enter your card number in the spaces at the top, you will need to select Champaign County Library from the drop-down menu.  A new screen will appear asking for your library card number and PIN.  Once you are signed in you can "Confirm Check Out."  If you wish to view immediately, click "Launch." If you wish to view it at a later date the book will be stored for 21 days in your digital account in the SEO Library Consortium, under "My Digital Bookshelf."


Below are the directions you will also find on Overdrive regarding system requirements and the use of Disney Digital Books:


Experience your favorite new and classic Disney adventures on your computer with Disney Online Books. These colorful, interactive eBooks offer plenty of opportunities for learning and fun. For example, your mouse becomes a 'magic pen' that pronounces words with just one click. Plus, enjoy a trivia challenge and a dictionary that displays definitions without losing your place in the book.

Get Started

All you need to get started is a valid library card, a PIN (personal identification number) and a computer that meets these system requirements…


  • Windows® XP (or newer)
  • Flash® 9 (or newer)
  • Internet Explorer® 7 (or newer)
    or Firefox 3 (or newer)
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution
    (1440 x 900 recommended)
  • Speakers or headphones


  • OS X 10.4 (or newer)
  • Flash 9 (or newer)
  • Safari® 3 (or newer)
    or Firefox 3 (or newer)
  • 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution
    (1440 x 900 recommended)
  • Speakers or headphones

How to Enjoy

Visit the collection of Disney Online Books.

  • Browse and check out a title.
  • Click the 'Launch' button. This opens the Disney Online Book.
  • Finished reading? You may close the book at any time. Visit My Digital Bookshelf (in the SEO Library Consortium under My Digital Account) to re-open a Disney Online Book that you currently have checked out.

Use the magic pen (your mouse) to…

  • Turn pages. Click near the top of the page and drag, just like turning a page in a real book.
  • Hear words pronounced. Click on a word to hear it out loud.
  • Find definitions. Click the dictionary at the top of the page to look up a definition.
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29 July 2014 | 12:13 pm

Free Databases

Our patrons are able to access FREE online access to auto repair manuals, legal forms, medical resources and more!  These databases are available from any Internet computer - at home, work or school.

The ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades, 1940 and onward, of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, both imported and domestic.


Through Gale Virtual Reference Library you can gain access to eBook titles including Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, and College Blue Book.

    Gale Legal Forms delivers almost everything you need to take charge of your legal affairs with confidence. No special skills or extensive knowledge of the law is required because Gale LegalForms offers an easy-to-use, step-by-step approach to addressing complex legal matters. Whether for business, personal or litigation purposes, each form is conveniently accessible and downloadable in either Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, as well as other formats.


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22 July 2014 | 8:37 am

At ChampaingOnline our goal is to display various local media content on simple webpage. With the growing number of local news and media platforms we feel the need to gather these scattered sources and mash them together with three objectives in mind. Open.Easy.Local.

Here is an example of what we are seeking to acommplish:

We are soley located in Champaign County Ohio with plans to continue to grow.