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
Nora Roberts (Romance)/J.D. Robb (Mystery)
Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.
She worked briefly as a legal secretary. “I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever,” she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.
Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.
Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.
Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”