COSHOCTON — The Coshocton Public Library System will be extending its hours of operation at the Main Library and the West Lafayette Branch Library effective Monday, July 2.

New hours at the Main Library are Monday – Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New hours at the West Lafayette Branch Library are Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Both the Main Library and the branch are closed on Sunday.

The Coshocton Public Library System continues to be a center for learning, communicating, gathering and entertainment for members of the Coshocton community, from birth through senior citizens. New and long-time staff members welcome the opportunity to assist patrons in locating information, reaching out through technology, or finding the next good read. Free WiFi, scan-to-email, voter registration, Golden Buckeye applications, and free public meeting rooms are just a few of the services available to Coshocton County residents. Library cards are free of charge to new patrons, and require only a photo ID and proof of current address.

For more information, or to take advantage of all that is available at the Coshocton Public Library, the West Lafayette Branch, or the Bookmobile, call 740-622-0956, 740-545-6672, or stop in at 655 Main Street in Coshocton, or 601 E. Main Street in West Lafayette.

Library points

Books Galore Book Store at Coshocton Public Library, ?Monday 3-6 p.m.?Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gently used books, DVDs, videos, and magazines for sale at rock bottom prices. Located in the basement of the Coshocton Public Library and operated by the Friends of the Library, all proceeds benefit the Library, the West Lafayette Branch and Bookmobile.

Plugged & Unplugged ?- Wednesdays 2:30 – 5 p.m. at Coshocton Public Library ?Games, friends and fun! For teens in grades 7 – 12, Plugged & Unplugged has video games, Internet access, laptops, board games, food and a place to hang out with friends. Every Wednesday at Coshocton Public Library! Free! Call 740-622-0956 for information.

Chi Class ?- Thursdays 10 – 11 a.m. at Roscoe United Methodist Church ?sponsored by Coshocton Public Library. ?Practice gentle exercises that reduce stress and increase vitality. No experience necessary. Classes are held at Roscoe United Methodist Church gym and sponsored by the Coshocton Public Library. Certified Chi Instructor and Library Outreach Coordinator, Holli Rainwater, leads the class. Call 740-622-0956 for information.

We’ve Got Rhythm – Rhythm Cups for Teens? - Tuesday, July 10, 3-4:30 p.m. at Coshocton Public Library; ?Thursday, July 19, 5-6:30 p.m. at West Lafayette Branch Library. ?Have you heard of the "cup game"? It's a collaborative approach of using rhythm to make music. Teens will start with the basics of "tapping cups", then build their skills towards a program wide tapping experience. This program will provide many laughs as we work together towards our end goal of the ultimate rhythm experience. The program is part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program- Libraries Rock. Registration is required. Call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672 to sign-up.

Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting ?- Wednesday, July 11, Noon-1 p.m. at Coshocton Public Library?Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly Friends of Coshocton Public Library meeting to learn about volunteer opportunities and bookstore management, as well as other ways you can help your Library. Call 740-622-0956 for information.

Following the Barn Quilt Trail – presented by Author Suzi Parron - ?Friday, July 13 6:30-8 p.m. at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church Chapel?. Sponsored by Coshocton Public Library?Suzi Parron, author of Following the Barn Quilt Trail and Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement, will take us on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes. This presentation is free and open to the public. No registration required for the lecture.

Now, That’s a Rock: Gemstones with Jeff DeRan : A Program for Teens?- Monday, July 16, 6-7 p.m. at Coshocton Public Library. ?Jeweler Jeff DeRan from Dean's Jewelry of Coshocton and Mt. Vernon will share his love of gemstones in a sparkling hour. You'll learn what it takes to work in the jewelry industry, how gemstones are mined, and even get an up-close look at the "rocks". This program is for teens grades 7 – 12, and is part of the 2018 Summer Reading Theme: Libraries Rock. Registration is required. Call 740-622-0956 to sign-up.

Outback Ray? - Thursday, July 19, 6-7 p.m. at Central Christian Church?. Sponsored by Coshocton Public Library. ?Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show is fun, exciting, and educational. This hands-on show is extremely entertaining for kids of ALL ages! Outback Ray brings 10 to 15 captive-born, exotic animals to the show. Each animal is handled daily to ensure the safety of the audience, as well as the animals. Don’t miss this show, specially brought in from Cleveland! This event will take place at Central Christian Church, one block from the Library, on the corner of Eighth and Main Streets.

Summer Reading Grand Finale Swim Party - ?Sunday, July 22, 7:30-9 p.m. at Lake Park Aquatic Center?. Sponsored by Coshocton Public Library System. ?Grand Finale Swim Party at Lake Park Aquatic Center for all participants of the Coshocton Public Library, West Lafayette Branch or Bookmobile Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock. Tickets will be available for pick-up beginning Monday, July 16. No early tickets and no phone calls please.

Coffee Chat for Readers? - Wednesday, July 25, 9 – 10 a.m. at West Lafayette Branch Library. ?Coffee Chat For Readers is a bi-monthly program featuring new and best-selling fiction and nonfiction books presented by Andrea Smith, West Lafayette Branch Library manager. Enjoy a cup of coffee and recommendations for great reads. Call 740-545-6672 for details and to sign-up.

Jones Metal Products – Celebrating 95 Years (Lecture and Tour Series Program)? -Tuesday, July 31, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at West Lafayette Branch Library. ?Marking 95 years of manufacturing, the Jones Metal Products Company will offer a lecture and a tour of their 160,000 square foot facility. See metal-forming manufacturing in process and discover products being engineered today for aerospace, aircraft, defense, commercial lighting, and health care. ?Meet at the West Lafayette Branch Library at 9:30 a.m. and caravan to the company for the program. Registration is required. Call the West Lafayette Branch Library at 740-545-6672 to sign-up.