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Quilts are featured in October

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October represents many different things to us these days. In the library, we love it because it is our Annual Quilt Month.

Each October, the library is transformed with quilts hanging in the rafters and all throughout the building. It gives it even more of a welcoming, “homey” feeling. 

This year, our community graciously loaned us almost 50 quilts to display in the library. This has been our largest showing. I still have the goal set to display my first quilt.  I did not make it this year, so there is always next year.

October also brought with it a hotly contested issue of health insurance. I know this has created uncertainty for many in our community.

Everyone who qualifies for Medicare can come Thursday, Oct. 24, to get assistance with enrollment. We will have representatives from the Northern Kentucky State Health Insurance Assistance Program.

Please call (866) 516-3051 to sign up for an appointment.

Pink is the color of the month. This is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. You will see pink on pumpkins in the library, on the football field on Sunday afternoon and on license plates. 

The St. Elizabeth Mammogram van will be at the Carroll County Public Library from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nov. 26. Please call (859) 301-2031 to make an appointment.

Most insurance companies cover the cost of mammograms.

But, women who don’t have health insurance may qualify for financial assistance through other available sources, such as the Northern Kentucky Independent Health District or a Susan G. Komen Foundation Cincinnati affiliate grant.

We also are in the process of rolling out a new and updated website.

We now live in a world where people want to buy, download and research in the comfort of their own home.

It is our goal to develop a new site that is more user-friendly, provides more information just a click away, and allows access to our downloadable books and music. 

If you have an e-reader, mp3 players, iPad, iPod, or iPhone, don’t forget to check out our downloadable books on Kentucky Libraries unbound and music on Freegal. 

Please come see us soon. 

 

Hillary Arney is the director of the Carroll County Public Library and lives in Carrollton, Ky.