The Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library maintains a large collection of books, audiobooks, music CDs and movies. They\’re also available to assist you in other services, such as sending a fax or making copies. Here is a brief list summarizing many of the services the Markle Branch has to offer to you, our patrons.
Services offered by the Markle Branch
- Look up material in collection
- Take requests for material for collection
- Accept donations of materials
Items available for checkout
- Fiction & non-fiction books
- Fiction & non-fiction audiobooks
- Fiction & non-fiction eBooks
- Fiction & non-fiction eAudiobooks
- Large print Fiction & non-fiction books
- Bluray, DVD, & VHS movies
- Music CDs
- Local and National newspapers
- Local and national magazines & periodicals
Fees & Fines
- 10¢/day – books, audiobooks, CDs, VHS
- 25¢/day – art prints
- $1/day – DVDs
All new entertainment DVDs have a temporary $2 rental fee.
Overdue notices are sent via email when an item is 1, 2, and 3 weeks overdue. When an item is 45 days overdue it is considered Lost and the patron is charged the cost of the item plus a Processing Fee.
Wells Co. Public Library Reciprocal Borrowing
We have reciprocal borrowing privileges with Wells County Public Library. You may register your library card at their main library in downtown Bluffton or at their Ossian Branch Library. Just remember you must return Wells County books to one of their libraries. We do not provide a courier service for returning their items and are not responsible for late fees when items are returned to the wrong location.
Author of the Month
Richard Castle (Mystery/Thriller)
Richard Castle’s birth name is Richard Alexander Rodgers; he uses Richard Edgar Castle as his nom de plume, (Edgar in honor of Edgar Allan Poe, though he still considers Alexander his middle name).
As a child, he never knew who his father was. He reasoned that he never missed having a father as he never had anything to miss, and it allowed him to imagine that his father could be anyone he wished. He was looked after by a nanny who spent most of her time watching daytime television. One Life to Live was the inspiration to write his first novel. He was further inspired to become a writer when a man (later revealed to be the father he never knew) handed him a copy of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale at the New York Public Library when he was ten years old.
Castle is an author of mystery fiction, with 26 bestsellers. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, accrued at least 21 rejections before being accepted by a publisher (he keeps the first rejection letter he received framed on his office wall as motivation) and winning the Nom DePlume Society’s Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature.
His most popular works are a series starring “Derrick Storm”; A Calm Before The Storm, Gathering Storm, Unholy Storm, Storm’s Last Stand, Storm Season, Storm Rising, Storm Warning, and Storm’s Break. The final book in the Storm series, Stormfall, ends with the surprise death of Derrick Storm, Castle having become bored with the character.
After using his friendship with the Mayor to get partnered with NYPD detective Kate Beckett under the pretense of conducting research for a new character, Castle plans a new series of novels starring a new character, a detective based on Beckett. He soon named Beckett’s literary alter-ego “Nikki Heat” and the first novel in the series, Heat Wave, was released to much critical acclaim.
Richard Castle and detective Kate Beckett have now married, and live together in Castle’s New York loft apartment with his daughter, Alexis, and mother and former Broadway star Martha Rogers. He continues to write books in the Nikki Heat series.