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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree at Troy-Miami County Public Library will be accepting donations throughout the Big Read to benefit 4 Paws For Abilities. The library will be collecting the following items: New or Used/Clean towels and washcloths, Dog Toys (Kong or Nylabone Brands), or Dog Food and Treats (Pup-Peroni, Milk-Bone, or Kibbles ‘N Bits Brands). Stop by to donate anytime through March 31.

The Big Read 2018

THE BIG READ BOOK FOR 2018: The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene

Miami Valley readers have cast their votes and chosen the next book for the Big Read community reading project. The winner is The Underdogs: Children, Dogs and the Power of Unconditional Love, by Melissa Fay Greene. This nonfiction book tells the story of the founding of 4 Paws For Ability, a nonprofit organization based in Xenia, Ohio, that trains and places service dogs internationally. 

Mango Languages

Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

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