Tag Archives: News – Briefs

Read for L.I.F.E. Volunteers Needed

Read for L.I.F.E. is a program of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library that is designed to improve literacy in Hancock County. The program uses volunteers trained as tutors for adult non-readers, providing free reading and math instruction to those with low literacy skills. While all of the tutoring services and materials are free, Read for

Passion Pantries Offered Throughout Hancock County

Recently “Passion Pantries” have been popping up all throughout Findlay and Hancock County. Passion Pantries are small, stand-alone pantries stocked by donations from the community and can be accessed by anyone in need. An Opening Ceremony for the first Passion Pantry located at 545 Winfield Ave. was held August 20th and ground was broken for

Bluffton Public Library Offers a New Service

Bluffton Public Library now offers its library cardholders access to Lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. While Lynda.com usually requires a paid subscription, Bluffton Public Library cardholders can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an internet connection simply by entering their library card number and 4-digit PIN. Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the

Kroger to Phase Out Plastic Bags

In August the Kroger Co. announced they will be phasing out single-use plastic bags to transition to reusable bags over the next few years. “As part of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, we are phasing out use-once, throw-it-away plastic bags and transitioning to reusable bags in our stores by 2025,” said Rodney McMullen,

Children in Hancock County Can Receive Free Books

One of the reasons children aren’t being read to as much is due to lack of books in the home, and the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County believes they can eliminate that through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. In 1996, Dolly Parton launched the program to benefit the children of her home county in eastern

First Step Center is one of its kind in Fostoria

The Healthy Family Resource Center, First Step, provides shelter and a safe space for individuals that have been victims of domestic violence and their children. Its programs and services offer the first step to a healthier and meaningful life, such as a 24 hour support line, outreach programs, community involvement and a women’s enrichment series,